"Sea Lion" News

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…

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…

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…

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)…

New CFO for Rockhopper

Feb 27, 2014

Falklands explorer Rockhopper Exploration has appointed Stewart MacDonald Chief Financial Officer, with effect from 10 March 2014. Prior to joining the Company, Stewart, who is 33, was a director in Rothschild's global oil and gas group…

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…

Premier to provide Sea Lion update

Feb 06, 2014

Rockhopper Exploration plc announced that Premier Oil will today provide an update on the Sea Lion Development at a capital markets day. The following details of the Sea Lion Development using a TLP concept will be disclosed: Costs…

Premier CEO Lockett to resign

Feb 04, 2014

Premier Oil CEO, Simon Lockett, announced his plans to step down from the company once a successor can be found. Lockett's move follows Premier Oil's concept select decision on the Sea Lion development, a 394MM boe project, in 450m water depth…

Tension legs for Sea Lion

Jan 16, 2014

London-based Premier Oil, and partner Salisbury-based Rockhopper Exploration Plc, selected a tension leg platform (TLP) with an integral drilling rig, to develop the Sea Lion project north of the Falkland Islands.  The company said that…

String of Falkands deals

Oct 03, 2013

Premier and Rockhopper Exploration plc have signed a heads of agreement with Falkland Oil and Gas Limited (FOGL) to farm-in to licences PL004a and PL004c, conditional on the completion of this morning’s announced combination of FOGL and Desire Petroleum plc…

Falklands farm-out hampered

Sep 16, 2013

Desire Petroleum has said a farm out process on its Falklands acreage has been held back by uncertainty over the timing and scope of the development of the Sea Lion oil field. A lack of a firm date for the mobilisation of a rig to the…

MOPU for West Seahorse field, Australia

Apr 16, 2013

3D Oil and partner Hibiscus Petroleum Berhad have decided on the use of a leased Mobile Offshore Production Unit (MOPU) to develop their West Seahorse oil field in VIC/P57, offshore Victoria. Front End Engineering Design (FEED) for the…

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