"Sea Lion" News

Noble announces Falkland acreage

Apr 13, 2015

US-based Noble Energy acquired from Argos Resources a 75% interest and operatorship of 285,000 gross acres in the PL001 license in the North Falkland basin, northwest of the PL032 license that includes the Sea Lion oil discovery.   Edison International SpA obtained the remaining 25%…

Eirik Raude readies for Falklands campaign

Feb 02, 2015

The latest drilling campaign offshore the Falkland Islands is expected to start next month, partner Falkland Oil and Gas (FOGL) said this morning. Announcing that the rig for the campaign, Ocean Rig's Eirik Raude drilling rig has started mobilization from West Africa…

Premier maintains momentum

Jan 14, 2015

Independent oil firm Premier Oil is sticking to an eight-well exploration campaign in 2015, including its four-well campaign in the Falkland Islands, due to start in March, and its first well in the emerging Mandal High play offshore Norway…

Initial phase FPSO plan for Sea Lion

Nov 14, 2014

International independent Premier Oil has said its Falklands Sea Lion development is to be scaled back, initially, to make it a phased development due to rising costs and low oil prices.  Initial costs on an initial, smaller floating…

AMEC confirmed for Sea Lion TLP

Jul 11, 2014

Engineering and project management group AMEC has been awarded the front end engineering and design contract for a tension leg platform for Premier Oil's Falklands Sea Lion development.  AMEC will be responsible for the design of the 30…

Volatility hits oil and gas contracting levels

Oct 30, 2014

The latest EIC Monitor report paints a mixed picture of activity across the global upstream sectors in 3Q 2014, with a large decline in upstream activity. The global oil and gas industry has followed a gentle downward trajectory of project…

RDS inked for Sea Lion study

Sep 02, 2014

Rig design and engineering firm RDS has been awarded a front-end engineering design (FEED) contract by AMEC for Premier Oil’s Sea Lion development in the North Falklands Basin. The FEED work is part of AMEC’s overall FEED contract for…

BOEM weighs Cook Inlet lease sale

Oct 22, 2014

The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is inching closer to an oil and gas lease sale in the Cook Inlet offshore Alaska. The agency said it intends to publish an environmental impact statement (EIS) in the federal register on 23 October 2014 for Sale 244…

Despite setback, Noble returns to the Falklands

Oct 01, 2014

Noble Energy will resume exploratory drilling in the Falkland Islands next year after acquiring and reviewing extensive 3D seismic of its 10 million acre-position. In late February 2014, London-based joint venture partner Falkland Oil…

Solan jacket installation nears

Aug 21, 2014

Jacket installation operations on Premier Oil’s Solan oil field development west of Shetland are due to start.  The four-legged steel jacket for the field, in Block 205/26a, in 135m water depth, left the  construction yard at Methil, Fife…

New Premier CEO gives update

Jul 11, 2014

On 25 June, London-based Premier Oil plc announced the appointment of Tony Durrant as Chief Executive Officer. Durrant joined Premier in June 2005 and has served as Finance Director of the company for nine years. Prior to joining Premier…

2015 Falklands drilling inked

Jun 04, 2014

Oil and gas exploration efforts around the Falkland Islands are set to ramp up next year after rig contracts were agreed. Ocean Rig's deepwater, harsh environment semisubmersible drilling rig Eirik Raude (pictured) has been signed up…

Rockhopper makes MOG bid

May 23, 2014

Falklands-focused Rockhopper exploration has outlined plans to take over Mediterranean and North Africa-focused Mediterranean Oil & Gas in a cash and shares deal. The deal comes as Rockhopper looks to re-focus its portfolio after being…

Premier close to Catcher sanction

May 14, 2014

Premier Oil says government approval for its UK North Sea Catcher development is expected soon and that the FEED and drilling contracts on Sea Lion in the Falklands will be issued this quarter. Premier said key service contracts covering the Catcher FPSO (pictured)…

Premier wants partner in Sea Lion

Feb 07, 2014

Premier Oil is looking to farm down some of the company’s stake in the Sea Lion field off the Falkland Islands, in order to reduce its exposure to the US$5.2 billion investment. The company said at a capital markets day on 6 February 2014…

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