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Huntington achieves first oil

Apr 15, 2013

Premier Oil's Huntington field in the central North Sea came on stream on Friday using Sevan Marine's Voyageur Spirit FPSO.After an initial ramp up period, the field is expected to produce 25-30 kboepd (gross), said Premier. For Premier it is…

South Kecapi find

Apr 10, 2013

Salamander Energy found oil and gas pay at its South Kecapi-1 DIR/ST exploration well in the Botang PSC in the North Kutei basin off Indonesia. The well found a combined 40m of net oil and gas pay in high-quality, stacked, Pliocene channel sandstones…

Light oil discovery

Apr 10, 2013

B. Karoon Gas Australia encountered light oil at the Kangaroo-1 exploration well on block S-M- 1101 in the Santos Basin off Brazil. Karoon drilled the Kangaroo prospect to 3049mRT. Mudlog, wireline petrophysical and MDT pressure data confirmed the presence of a 25m oil column in the Eocene…

Colloquy: Drivers of change

Apr 10, 2013

COLLOQUY: Editor's Column The IHS CERAWeek conference took Houston by storm in March, with a solid program of topical breakfast discussions, illustrious keynote speakers, plenary sessions, and dialogues. The energy topics ran the gamut…

IVB opens Abu Dhabi office

Apr 10, 2013

Growth by specialist East of England company Inspection Verification Bureau Ltd (IVB) has prompted it to open a new office in Abu Dhabi and set up a joint enterprise in Kuwait. Around 75% of the Great Yarmouth company's verification, inspection…

Vikoma launches oil recovery system

Apr 09, 2013

Oil pollution and environmental technology company, Vikoma International Limited, has unveiled the latest addition to its range of class-leading offshore oil pollution recovery systems. The OPRS 300 (Oil Pollution Recovery System) is based upon…

Skarfjell resource estimates increase

Apr 09, 2013

The Skarfjell oil discovery offshore Norway could become a new hub development, one of the partners in the project has said following succsesful appraisal drilling.Cairn Energy, which holds 20% in Skarfjell, said it had increased its resource…

ABB wins $45m Ichthys work

Apr 08, 2013

Power and automation firm ABB has won two contracts worth a combined $45million on the Ichthys oil and gas project offshore Western Australia.Ichthys field layout (Image: Inpex)The firm has been appointed the main electrical contractor (MEC) for a new floating production…

Luno II discovery for Lundin

Apr 08, 2013

Lundin Petroleum AB (Lundin Petroleum) through its wholly owned subsidiary Lundin Norway AS (Lundin Norway) is pleased to announce that the drilling of exploration well 16/4-6S on the Luno II prospect has resulted in a potentially significant oil discovery…

Technip on Moho Nord subesa EPSCI

Apr 08, 2013

Technip was awarded by Total E&P Congo a major (more than $500million) lump-sum contract for the engineering, procurement, supply, construction, installation (EPSCI) and pre-commissioning for the Moho Nord development project.This project is…

ExxonMobil expands off Liberia

Apr 05, 2013

ExxonMobil Corp. announced that its Liberian affiliate has acquired from Canadian Overseas Petroleum (Bermuda) Ltd. (COPL) 80% interest in Liberia Block 13 (LB-13)Map of LB-13 off Liberia (Image: COPL)The block comprises more than 625,000 acres (2…

DUC announces $800M investment

Apr 05, 2013

Bladt-built Nini East platformThe Danish Underground Consortium (DUC) has announced investment of US$800million on a new platform in Denmark's sector of the North Sea. The facility, to be built by Danish firm Bladt Industries A/S, will be to expand the Tyra Southeast development…

£2million work for XPD8

Apr 01, 2013

Aberdeen-based XPD8 Solutions has reported a strong start to 2013 after its condition monitoring team secured work worth more than £2 million and announced plans to expand its workforce.The company, which specialises in the management of maintenance systems for oil and gas producing assets…

SPIE links with PetroSkills

Mar 29, 2013

SPIE Oil & Gas Services has announced the signing of a Joint Development Agreement with PetroSkills LLC.This agreement will allow SPIE Oil & Gas Services to enhance its worldwide competency development programs.PetroSkills LLC a worldwide training and development company has over 280 instructors…

Gulf of Mexico lease sale

Mar 27, 2013

The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management and US Department of the Interior announced that Central Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale 227 will offer 28.6 million acres off Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama. The sale will take place this month in New Orleans…

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