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BG strikes Tanzanian gas

Jun 04, 2014

Ophir Energy announced that partner and operator BG Group made a new gas discovery in Block 1, located in the Mafia Deep basin off Tanzania. The Taachui-1 well’s net pay amounted to 155m, with estimates for the mean recoverable resource placed at 1Tcf…

Deep Sea Supply buys 10 PSVs

Jun 02, 2014

Deep Sea Supply has agreed a deal to buy 10 platform support vessels (PSVs) for US$366 million.  The move will increase the firm's fleet from 30 to 40 vessels. Deep Sea Supply says the 10 PSVs will achieve attractive cash break even rates…

Total inks West Jupiter for Egina

Jun 02, 2014

Seadrill has won a contract with Total Upstream Nigeria for use of its newbuild ultra-deepwater drillship West Jupiter (pictured), in support of the Egina ultra-deep offshore project in Nigeria. The contract is for five years and is worth about US$1…

Global Deepwater Review: Strength in numbers

Jun 02, 2014

The Centennial J tanker will be converted by MODEC for Tullow's TEN field. Photo by: Tullow Oil Plc/Joseph Lynch. E&P companies will continue to invest in deepwater exploration and development…

Libya's NOC plans regional seismic

May 30, 2014

The National Oil Corp. (NOC), the national oil company of Libya, has signed an agreement with ION Geophysical Corp. and North Africa Geophysical Exploration Co. (NAGECO) to acquire 21,000km of 2D seismic data in Libya. Known as LibyaSPAN…

Rowan drillship down for repairs

May 28, 2014

Rowan Companies plc said the Rowan Renaissance drillship has been pulled from service off West Africa after experiencing equipment problems, the company announced in its monthly fleet status report released on 27 May 2014. Rowan said…

Peak Well Systems opens Aberdeen tech center

May 28, 2014

Specialist downhole tool provider Peak Well Systems has relocated its European regional headquarters to a newly constructed, office and workshop facility in Aberdeen which will meet the needs of its expanding North Sea business.  Peak’s investment…

Gargaa well, 3D off Morocco planned for Q4

May 27, 2014

Cairn Energy updated plans for drilling the Gargaa well off Morocco during its Annual General Meeting on 16 May. Cairn has established a position in both the Jurassic carbonate shelf and the emerging deep-water Mesozoic clastic exploration plays…

$117bn subsea hardware spend 2014-18

May 23, 2014

Douglas-Westwood (DW) forecasts global subsea hardware capex will total US$117 billion (bn) between 2014 and 2018. This represents growth of more than 80% compared with the preceding five-year period. In 2013, subsea tree installations were lower than expected…

Ceona wins Nigeria contract

May 23, 2014

Ceona, SURF contractor with heavy subsea construction capabilities, has been awarded a contract for work in the Oyo oilfield offshore Nigeria from CAMAC Energy Inc. The Oyo Phase One expansion project includes installation and recovery of…

ENI appraises Mozambique field

May 22, 2014

Eni says it has successfully executed the appraisal campaign for the Agulha discovery, located in Area 4 offshore Mozambique. Area 4 is now thought to contain about 85Tcf of gas in place. The delineation was carried out through the Agulha 2 well…

China and Russia eye Tanzanian exploration

May 22, 2014

Bids from Russia’s Gazprom and China’s China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) have been included in the latest licensing round offshore Tanzania.  The 4th Deep Offshore and North Lake Tanganyika Licensing Round closed on May 15…

Namibia drilling hits snags

May 21, 2014

Drilling on the deepwater Welwitschia-1 prospect in Walvis Bay, offshore Namibia, might be delayed until the end of May after the wellhead housing “slumped” and issues with the blow out preventer (BOP) control system were discovered.  Operator…

Dolphin mobilizes Polar Marquis after upgrade

May 21, 2014

Norway's Dolphin Geophysical announced that the high-capacity 3D seismic vessel, Polar Marquis, has a new contract with GC Rieber Shipping for 3.5 years with 2+2 years options. The vessel has just completed a significant seismic and propulsion upgrade…

BP extends Odfjell Angola contract

May 20, 2014

Odfjell Drilling and BP Angola have agreed a deal securing further work for Odfjell Drilling's sixth generation ultra-deepwater and harsh environment semisubmersible Deepsea Stavanger (pictured) on Block 18 in Angola. The contract is…

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