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Eni begins Timor Sea campaign

Oct 24, 2013

Eni successfully completed the Evans Shoal North-1 appraisal well in the Evans Shoal gas field in the Timor Sea, Australia. The field is located offshore in the NT/P48 exploration permit in the north Bonaparte Basin, approximately 300km northwest of Darwin…

GE's Energy Management Services expands global facilities

Oct 24, 2013

GE’s Energy Management Services business is extending the scope of its marine services training centers at key locations around the world. The training centers provide operator and maintenance training to GE customers and its own field service engineers for its Dynamic Positioning (DP) products…

GE provides Ocean Installer with subsea connection equipment

Oct 24, 2013

Norwegian-based subsea contractor Ocean Installer AS has awarded GE Oil & Gas a contract to supply subsea tie-in connection systems that will support the development of the Gina Krog and Eirin gas fields in the Norwegian North Sea. Statoil Petroleum AS…

Europa: South Porcupine seismic completed

Oct 24, 2013

Europa Oil & Gas says a 1500sq km 3D seismic acquisition program on Frontier Exploration Licences (FELs) 2/13 and 3/13 in the South Porcupine basin, offshore Ireland, using the MV Polarcus Amani, has completed.  Kosmos Energy Ireland…

Sevan Drilling gets third rig

Oct 23, 2013

Sevan Drilling ASA today (October 23) took delivery of the Sevan Louisiana from Cosco Quidong Shipyard in China. The drilling rig has a cylindrical hull design and will be capable of drilling in water depths to 10,000ft. Sevan Louisiana…

Ocean Valiant arrives in Las Palmas

Oct 23, 2013

Fairmount Marine’s tug Fairmount Summit has delivered the semisubmersible rig Ocean Valiant safely in the port of Las Palmas, Canary Islands. Fairmount Summit towed the rig from offshore Cameroon over a distance of almost 3000 miles. The…

New vessels at training centre

Oct 23, 2013

The Underwater Centre in Fort William, Scotland, has invested in two new barges to meet the demand for its commercial diving and ROV Pilot Technician training courses.  The new vessels, the renamed Loch Sunart and Loch Scavaig, have been purchased from Western Ferries (Clyde) Limited…

Saab Seaeye relaunches Sea Owl

Oct 23, 2013

The first 360° ROV to work in any orientation - even upside down - has been re-launched by Saab Seaeye. The Sea Owl concept, successfully introduced by Saab in the 1980s, has been completely re-engineered with new chassis, advanced technology content and increased work capability…

First deepwater Barents well dry

Oct 22, 2013

Eni Norge’s exploration well on the Bønna prospect was dry, according to the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD).  The wildcat well 7016/2-1 was the first drilled in production license 529 in the Barents Sea, about 185km southwest of the Snøhvit field and 160km northwest of Tromsø…

Newbuild OCV for North Sea

Oct 22, 2013

Two agreements announced today will see subsea services firm DeepOcean take on a newbuild installation vessel and Norwegian shipyard Kleven undertake its largest order to date.  DeepOcean has agreed to a five and a half year charter, starting March 2016…

UK drilling activity slows

Oct 22, 2013

North Sea drilling activity eased during Q3, 2013, following an encouraging Q2, according to a report into offshore activity from Deloitte's petroleum services group (PSG). The report found that the number of new wells drilled on the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS) fell by around one third…

AHC contract for IHC Merwede

Oct 21, 2013

IHC Merwede has signed a contract for the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) delivery of an active heave compensation (AHC) system. The system will be designed for use in deepwater subsea installation of heavy modules in dynamic sea states…

Deepwater drivers

Oct 18, 2013

A high level of investment creates an opportunity for new entrants into the pipelay vessel market, says Douglas Westwood’s Singapore-based analyst Thom Payne. About 32,000km of offshore pipelines are expected to be installed over the next five years…

OE @OE hosts seminars

Oct 18, 2013

As part of SPE Offshore Europe 2013 ExxonMobil Fuels & Lubricants and Caterpillar Marine & Petroleum Division (CAT) joined forces for an interactive breakfast seminar, hosted by Offshore Engineer’s Paul Hutton. Maintenance and engineering…

GMS unveils S-Class jackup

Oct 18, 2013

UAE-based GMS Offshore Contractors is introducing a new class to its fleet, to further expand the business. The S-Class will be a new self-elevating, self-propelled DP2 jackup barge, bridging the gap between the firm’s existing smaller K-Class and large harsh weather E-Class jackups…

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