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OMV selects AGR for drilling

Apr 10, 2014

AGR has been awarded a new well management services contract by OMV (Norge). The contract, which is for three years, with the option of two further years, also covers delivery of other drilling and well engineering services for complete well construction…

Byrkje a duster for GDF

Apr 10, 2014

GDF SUEZ E&P Norge's wildcat well 7218/8-1 on the Byrkje prospect in the Barents Sea has been classified as dry, with traces of gas. The well, in production licence 607, well was drilled about 65km southwest of the oil and gas discovery…

Norwegian Pil "a company maker"

Apr 10, 2014

Partners in the Pil exploration well 6406/12-3 S have carried out “a highly successful production test” (Drill Stem Test/DST) on the well, on the Norwegian Sea’s Halten Terrace. The well flowed at 6710 bo/d of 37° API oil from a 56/64in…

Technip takes KANFA stake

Apr 08, 2014

Sevan Marine has agreed to sell a 49% stake in Norwegian firm KANFA AS to Technip Norge for an undisclosed amount. The deal will leave Sevan Marine with 51% ownership in KANFA AS, with Technip owning the remaining 49%. KANFA is an…

CGG starts largest Norway seismic

Apr 08, 2014

CGG says it has started acquiring the largest broadband multi-client 3D survey ever shot offshore Norway. The BroadSeisTM/BroadSourceTM 3D Horda survey will also be the largest broadband multi-client program CGG has acquired in NW Europe…

New giant Ekofisk opens for business

Apr 08, 2014

The new accommodation and field centre platform on the Ekofisk Complex - now the largest accomodation platform in the North Sea - was officially opened on Tuesday, 1 April. The new platform, now entering use, is the largest accomodation platform in the North Sea…

Aibel bags Catcher topsides contract

Apr 08, 2014

Aibel’s Singapore office has been awarded a contract by BW Offshore Singapore to provide topside engineering services for the UK North Sea Catcher project, operated by Premier Oil. The scope includes detailed engineering services for…

Protea delivers Helix handling package

Apr 08, 2014

An advanced intervention winch system developed by Protea for Helix Well Ops UK Limited (Well Ops) has successfully completed initial operations off West Africa. The system, comprising five winches, active heave compensators, and power and control equipment…

Pay day for Gudrun

Apr 07, 2014

Production has started on the first new Statoil-operated platform on the Norwegian Continental Shelf since 2005.  The Gudrun oil and gas field, in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea, is also the first new to be operated by Statoil from the Stavanger region since Sleipner in 1993…

Alfa Laval snaps up Framo brand

Apr 07, 2014

Heat transfer, separation and fluid handling firm Alfa Laval has agreed to buy submerged pump systems firm Frank Mohn AS for NOK 13 billion from Wimoh AS.  Alfa Laval said the move, which includes the Framo brand products, would strengthen its fluid handling portfolio…

Global Briefs OE April 2014

Apr 04, 2014

US rakes in $850million for lease sale The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) received 380 bids for 326blocks in the central Gulf of Mexico, totaling more than US $850 million. Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale 231 attracted operators to bison almost 40 million acres…

Statoil bets on Flemish Pass

Apr 01, 2014

A lot has changed for Statoil in the past four years. In 2010, the company had two core exploration areas (the Norwegian Continental Shelf and the US Gulf of Mexico), said Jez Averty, Senior Vice President of Exploration for Statoil, North America…

Ex-Aker intervention firm restructures

Apr 01, 2014

Aker Solutions’ former well intervention services business, which was acquired by private equity fund EQT VI in January this year, has been restructured and will operate under two brands from 22 Apr 2014: Altus Intervention and Qinterra Technologies…

Statoil's reach in Espirito Santo widens

Mar 28, 2014

Agência Nacional do Petróleo, Gás Natural e Biocombustíveis (ANP) cleared Statoil to enter the São Bernardo discovery in Espírito Santo (pictured, image courtesy Statoil), the Norwegian company announced. The São Bernardo oil discovery…

Dolphin starts Barents Seismic

Mar 28, 2014

Dolphin Geophysical started mobilization for two new multi-client 3D projects in the Barents Sea off Norway using the newly launched, high-capacity 3D seismic vessel, Sanco Sword. The Gohta North and Maud Basin South 3D surveys, covering about 6200sq km…

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