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Emerson Acquires UK's Groveley Detection Ltd.

Aug 08, 2013

St. Louis, Missouri-based Emerson Process Management, a business of Emerson, acquired Groveley Detection Ltd., a leading innovator and developer of ultrasonic gas leak detection solutions for both offshore and onshore oil and gas installations…

Third US LNG terminal approved for exports

Aug 07, 2013

The BG Group and Southern Union-backed Lake Charles Exports LLC has received approval from the US Department of Energy (DOE) to export US-produced liquefied natural gas (LNG) to non-Free Trade Agreement (FTA) countries. Lake Charles previously…

Prosafe semisub contract extended in Mexico

Aug 07, 2013

Mexico’s Cotemar group announced that Safe Regency has been awarded a contract extension and option through 31 March 2014, continuing at US$75,000/day. The Safe Regency provides accommodation at Pemex's Cantarell field under a bareboat charter contract in the Gulf of Mexico…

Shell hits Yucatan pay

Aug 06, 2013

Shell has hit an oil-bearing zone at its Yucatan North-1 exploration well in the US Gulf of Mexico, Shell's partner Inpex confirmed. The oil-bearing zone, located within Walker Ridge 95/96/139/140 blocks, contains approximately 36m net pay…

Relief well spud at South Timbalier 220

Aug 06, 2013

Drilling on a relief well at South Timbalier 220 in the US Gulf of Mexico began Sunday, August 4, using the Rowan EXL-3 jack-up rig, the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) announced. On July 23, Walter Oil and Gas Corp…

Rowan drillship wins Cobalt work

Aug 06, 2013

Rowan Companies plc entered into a three-year contract with Cobalt International Energy, L.P. for the Rowan Reliance, a new ultra-deepwater drillship currently under construction at the Hyundai Heavy Industries Co. Ltd. (HHI) shipyard in Ulsan…

Olympus TLP reaches Mars B

Aug 05, 2013

Shell Oil Co. reports that the Olympus tension leg platform reached the Mars B field on July 20th, following a 425-mi. tow from Ingleside, Texas. The location, in Mississippi Canyon Block 807, is about 130mi. south of New Orleans. The TLP was safely secured in place last week…

Cooper Valves partners with Industrial Logistics/LAVISA

Aug 01, 2013

COOPER Valves, manufacturer of exotic and nickel alloy industrial valves, partnered with Industrial Logistics/LAVISA, a PVF supply and distribution company, in efforts to expand its exposure in Mexico, Central America, and South America.…

Omega Well Monitoring Canada acquires Planet Services

Jul 31, 2013

Reservoir Group affiliate, Omega Well Monitoring Canada (OWMC), acquired Planet Services Inc. This acquisition furthers OWMC’s plans to transition from a sales-based company, to a provider of installation and servicing. Planet Services has…

The Imaging Systems Group Inc. opens new office in Houston

Jul 31, 2013

The Imaging Systems Group Inc. (iSys), developer and manufacturer of direct thermal, inkjet and digital printers & plotters for the oil and gas industry, is opening a new office location in Houston. The new facility will be used for training purposes…

Mexico’s deep water

Jul 30, 2013

Pemex Exploration and Production has recently drilled three successful wells testing the deepwater Perdido Fold Belt, but questions remain about the NOC’s timing to develop the offshore discoveries. Mexico’s earliest deepwater exploration was in 2003…

Western Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale 233: 21 million acres offered

Jul 30, 2013

The US Dept. of the Interior's Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) announced final details for the Western Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale 233. The sale will take place on August 28 and will cover about 20.7 million acres off Texas for oil and gas exploration and development…

HMPE rope technology enables deeper and safer operations

Jul 30, 2013

The offshore oil and gas industry has changed tremendously over the last several years. Moving into deeper waters has created challenges in operations that would be considered commonplace in shallow water projects. Deeper water has not only made tasks more complicated…

Kymera bit produces ROP gain

Jul 30, 2013

Baker Hughes Inc. announced that its subsidiary, Baker Hughes Oilfield Operations, Inc., successfully deployed the Hughes Christensen Kymera™ hybrid drill bit for Statoil to improve rate of penetration (ROP) and drilling performance in an appraisal well in deepwater Logan field…

Aberdeen's Meta wins Shell contract for tiebacks in GoM

Jul 30, 2013

Aberdeen-based Meta Downhole Ltd., a downhole isolation company offering complete integrity across the life of the well, announced a contract with Shell for high-performance liner tieback solutions in the Gulf of Mexico. Meta will supply its V0 ISO14310-certified Meta Liner Tieback…

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