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Gibdock completes WG Cook refit

May 20, 2013

Gilbralter-base shipyard Gibdock has completed a refit of the seismic vessel WG Cook for WesternGeco.  WG Cook is one of six 12-streamer 3D seismic ships delivered to the owner in 2010. The 19-day project was completed on time and with…

Hercules to divest inland fleet

May 20, 2013

Hercules Offshore, Inc. announced that it has entered into an agreement for the sale of eleven inland barge rigs, which includes three active rigs, eight cold stacked rigs, and related assets ('Inland Asset Package') for cash proceeds of approximately $45 million…

Moniz installed as DOE chief

May 20, 2013

The US Senate has confirmed MIT physics professor Ernest Moniz as  Barack Obama’s new Energy Secretary, replacing outgoing Secretary Stephen Chu. President Barack Obama congratulated Moniz on his successful confirmation hearing, where the Senate voted unanimously…

Global Deepwater Review

May 16, 2013

E&P companies are ramping up exploration of deepwater and ultra-deepwater reservoirs, encouraged by attractive oil prices. New developments spread across offshore Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle East and North and South America. Jeannie…

Tenaris to build US sucker rods mill

May 15, 2013

Tenaris announced it will invest $70 million to build a new sucker rods mill with a production capacity of 1,800,000 units per year, in order to reduce lead times and improve service for customers in the growing North American market. It…

Chevron hits Coronado pay

May 15, 2013

Chevron encountered more than 400ft of net oil pay at its deepwater Coronado well No. 1 in the US Gulf of Mexico. Coronado comprises Walker Ridge Block 98. The No. 1 well is located approximately 190 miles off the Louisiana coast in 6,127ft of water…

Buccaneer spuds Cosmo well

May 14, 2013

Buccaneer Energy has spud the shallow water Cosmo No. 1 well located in Alaska's Cook Inlet, near Anchor Point on the Kenai Peninsula, the company announced on 13 May 2013. Buccaneer used the Endeavour - Spirit of Independence jack-up rig…

Colloquy: Changes loom in Mexico

May 14, 2013

COLLOQUY: Editor's Column The structure of the Mexican oil industry is on the verge of change, driven by a need to increase revenues and build reserves. The consensus is that Mexican fields are aging, production is declining, and although…

Shell outlines deepwater Stones project

May 14, 2013

Royal Dutch Shell plc (Shell) has announced a final investment decision in the Stones ultra-deepwater project, a Gulf of Mexico oil and gas development expected to host the deepest production facility in the world. This decision sets…

Exxon OKs $4B GOM project

May 08, 2013

ExxonMobil and 50/50 partner Statoil will commence development on the Julia oil field in the US Gulf of Mexico, the companies announced on 7 May 2013. The project's capital costs could total more than US$4 billion. “The development of…

Technip wins Canadian double

May 08, 2013

Husky Oil Operations awarded Technip two contracts for the planned subsea tieback of the South White Rose Extension field off Canada's eastern coast, Technip announced on 8 May 2013. The field is an extension of the White Rose field, located in the Jeanne d’Arc Basin…

OTC.13: Tendeka opening Canada office

May 07, 2013

Tendeka, the provider of completions systems and services to the upstream oil and gas industry, today announces plans to significantly grow its North and South American market presence by promoting its full portfolio of complementary completions products and services in the region…

OTC.13: Focus on abandonment issues

May 06, 2013

Rigless abandonment of wells and use of downhole communications will be future trends, according to an OTC paper on well plugging and abandonment. Praful Desai, presenting for Schlumberger, outlined the large number of ageing and non producing wells globally…

Quickflange, Integra strike partnership

May 06, 2013

Announcement Confirms Continued Growth of Quickflange’s Cold-Based Pipe Connection Solutions Onshore and in Gulf of Mexico Quickflange AS, one of the industry’s leading providers of high performance pipe connection systems, has appointed…

OTC.13: Mexico growth for Swire Oilfield Services

May 06, 2013

Swire Oilfield Services, LLC, the world's largest supplier of specialized offshore cargo carrying units to the global energy industry and leading supplier of modular systems, offshore aviation services and fluid management, will exhibit at the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) in Houston…

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