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Hydrography as a career

May 06, 2014

Considering a career in hydrography? This video provides some information on what a career in the field may entail.

Mobilizing subsea foundations

Apr 22, 2014

The Prelude FLNG subsea architecture, supported by traditional mudmats. image source: Shell. Mobile foundation technology could offer an economic solution to some stranded offshore hydrocarbon reserves…

OMV completes Mohua 2D in Taranaki basin

Apr 22, 2014

Octanex N.L. announced that OMV New Zealand Ltd. has completed the planned 2D seismic survey, named Mohua, in the Taranaki basin off New Zealand. OMV has confirmed the survey vessel, Aquila Explorer, commenced acquisition of the Mohua survey on 19 April…

More Pateke disappointments

Apr 15, 2014

AWE Ltd. recently announced that preparations are being made to drill a second sidetrack on the Pateke-4H development well, offshore New Zealand. Operations have been unable to drill past an obstruction in the lower portion of the first…

AWE wins exploration permit in Western Australia

Apr 09, 2014

AWE Limited announced that it has been awarded a new exploration permit offshore Western Australia, WA-497-P (formerly release area W13-18), as part of the Australia 2013 Offshore Petroleum Exploration Acreage Release. The permit covers…

Roc Oil exits BMG

Mar 31, 2014

Roc Oil has farmed out its entire interest in the Baker Manta Gummy (BMG) fields in the Bass Strait. The Australia-based firm sold its 50% interest and operatorship to Cooper Energy Ltd. for a US$924,959 cash payment, followed by a A$5 million contingent consideration…

Santos begins Peluang production

Mar 24, 2014

Australia-based Santos Ltd. announced that natural gas production has commenced ahead of schedule from the Peluang gas project offshore East Java in Indonesia. Sanctioned in February 2013, Peluang is a tie-back to the existing facilities…

CB&I wins $625m Wheatstone job

Mar 19, 2014

CB&I announced it has been awarded a contract by Bechtel valued at about US$625 million to provide structural, mechanical and piping construction work for all outside battery limits modules and associated units for the Chevron-operated Wheatstone Project at Ashburton North in Western Australia…

Cardno acquires PPI Group

Mar 19, 2014

Australia's infrastructure & environmental services consultancy Cardno Ltd. reported its largest acquisition to date with the purchase of the PPI Group of companies (PPI) headquartered in Houston, Texas for US$145 million. Cardno CEO…

AWE to sidetrack Pateke well

Mar 18, 2014

Australia-based AWE Limited will now attempt to drill a sidetrack well in New Zealand after drilling issues encountered last week on the Pateke-4H were unable to be resolved. The lower part of the hole has been abandoned.   Read more on Pateke drilling:http://www…

ALS acquires BMP

Feb 24, 2014

ALS Oil & Gas, the new international oilfield services company, formed through the acquisition of Reservoir Group by ALS Ltd. in 2013, has acquired the North American completions services provider, BMP Enterprises LLC (BMP). The acquisition…

Swire to launch OverVU at AOG

Feb 21, 2014

The global launch of a significant new product line will be the key topic for discussion when Swire Oilfield Services brings its international team to AOG 2014 in Perth from February 19-21. A number of senior executives from the UK and…

Wartsila designs FPP for Woodside FPSO

Feb 17, 2014

The technical design and installation of a new fixed pitch propeller (FPP) undertaken by Wärtsilä for the Ngujima-Yin FPSO has been successfully finalized. The FPSO is operated by Woodside Energy Ltd., an independent Australian oil and gas company…

Equus delayed but not dead

Feb 10, 2014

US explorer Hess remains 'confident' that its billion dollar Australian gas project will proceed. The Equus project, Hess Corp.’s planned contribution to Australia’s push for world leadership in liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports, has…

AWE starts drilling on Pateke-4H

Feb 10, 2014

The Kan Tan IV semisubmersible drilling rig began drilling the Pateke-4H well in PMP 38158 on 9 February 2014. The rig drilled a 36in. hole to a depth of 234m, and preparations are being made to run and cement a 30in. conductor. The Pateke…

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