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Salamander spuds Gulf of Thailand prospect

Jun 27, 2013

Salamander Energy plc began its multi-well exploration program in Block G4/50, Gulf of Thailand. The first well in the program, G4/50-4, spudded on June 27 and is being drilled on the Rayong prospect. Rayong is located in the north east of the block in the Central Kra sub-basin…

Gazprom, JFG sign Vladivostok MOU

Jun 25, 2013

Russian state-owned company Gazprom along with a consortium of Japanese firms have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) concerning the development of Gazprom's Vladivostok LNG project. Present for the signing on June 22 were Gazprom Chairman Alexey Miller and Masanori Toyoshima…

Atwood orders fourth drillship from DSME

Jun 25, 2013

A subsidiary of Atwood Oceanics has ordered a fourth ultra-deepwater drillship from South Korea's Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME). The vessel, to be named the Atwood Archer, will be identical to the previously ordered Atwood Advantage…

Huisman launches new subsea cranes

Jun 19, 2013

Dutch offshore lifting, drilling and subsea equipment firm Huisman has developed a new series of large, offshore cranes capable of use in ultra-deepwater and with capacities of up to 900 metric tonnes (mt). The series includes a 300mt/600mt…

Boskalis awarded Philippines work

Jun 17, 2013

Shell Philippines Exploration B.V. awarded Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. a contract to install a Depletion Compression Platform for the Malampaya Project off the coast of Palawan Island, in The Philippines. The contract value is about US$60 million; to run early-late 2014.

AWE discovery

Jun 17, 2013

AWE Ltd. reported a second successful drillstem test (DST) at the Lengo-2 appraisal well 25 miles north-northwest of Tuban, Indonesia, with a maximum gas flow rate of 21.2 MMcfd. Gas samples were gathered for analysis. Partners in the Bulu PSC are: KrisEnergy Satria Limited (operator) 2…

Viking Offshore opens R&D center

Jun 17, 2013

Viking Offshore & Marine Ltd. will invest up to S$15 million to set up a dedicated innovation hub in Singapore.The center will be an enterprise hub for companies, and will combine research and development, collaboration, innovation, technology test-bedding…

Organizing the weather off Sakhalin

Jun 13, 2013

Other than economics, logistical planning is the heart of any major project. Weather can have a significant impact on project success or failure, and while it can’t be controlled, it can be managed, even in a relatively remote location. The…

Umbilicals bring new production to China’s Liuhua field

Jun 13, 2013

After a major storm crippled production from Liuhua field, a major life extension project and new umbilicals from JDR Cable systems renewed an aging property; Victor Schmidt explains. Recently, JDR Cable Systems deployed several subsea…

EMGS receives LOI for contract extension in Asia

Jun 12, 2013

Electromagnetic Geoservices ASA (EMGS) received a Letter of Intent (LOI) for an extension to the ongoing USD $35 million contract in Asia. The value of the contract extension is at least USD $15 million, which brings the total contract value to a minimum of USD $50 million…

C-MAR wins FMEA contract

Jun 10, 2013

C-MAR Group announced that it won a contract to carry out Failure Mode Effect Analysis (FMEA) surveys and trials on Maridive Group vessels for the next five years. Expected to be worth in excess of $500,000, the agreement covers 16 Maridive…

BHP exits Browse

Jun 07, 2013

BHP Billiton finalized a sale of its interests in the East and West Browse Joint Ventures off Australia that was previously announced in December. The company will receive US$1.63 billion from PetroChina International Investment (Australia)…

HHI taps Wartsila for vessel design

Jun 06, 2013

South Korea's Hyundai Heavy Industries awarded Finland's Wärtsilä a design contract for Subsea 7's new large heavy construction vessel (HCV). Wärtsilä will employ its VS 4285 HCV design for the newbuild, which the company says is capable of operating in deep…

GE wins Pemex subsea deal

Jun 05, 2013

GE Oil & Gas and Pemex Exploration and Production have signed an US$84 million agreement for the supply and installation of subsea wellheads for Pemex’s deepwater and ultra-deepwater drilling projects in the Gulf of Mexico. The agreement…

Keppel O&M to build US$800 million semi

Jun 04, 2013

Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd (Keppel O&M) through its subsidiaries Caspian Rigbuilders BV (an affiliated company of Keppel FELS) and Caspian Shipyard Company (CSC), has secured a contract from Caspian Drilling Co. Ltd., a subsidiary of the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR)…

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