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OE Press: 2017 / November

Seanamic Group’s Umbilicals International has opened a new quayside manufacturing site in Channelview, Texas – just 30 minutes east of downtown Houston – today (5…
Friday, 01 December 2017 10:33

UKCS confidence rising

Contractor confidence in the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS) has risen with almost half being more confident about their prospects for the first time since 2013,…
Dutch firm Jan De Nul Group and Belgium's Smulders worked together to build two gravity-based foundations (GBF) for the high voltage station of the Danish…
Wednesday, 29 November 2017 10:04

OMV spuds Iris/Hades (Aerosmith)

OMV has spudded the Iris/Hades (Aerosmith) exploration well on the Halten Terrace in the Norwegian Sea, says partner Faroe Petroleum.  Exploration well, 6506/11-10 (Faroe 20%)…
Wednesday, 29 November 2017 09:57

Independent Oil and Gas gets Harvey extension

UK focused Independent Oil and Gas (IOG) has been given a two-year extension on its Harvey license in the North Sea and says it plans…
Tuesday, 28 November 2017 21:06

Well-Safe picks Port of Dundee as marine base

New Aberdeen-based subsea well abandonment firm Well-Safe Solutions has picked the Port of Dundee as its onshore marine base, it announced at the Offshore Decommissioning…
Tuesday, 28 November 2017 18:47

Port of Cromarty gets decommissioning permit

The Port of Cromarty Firth has become the first port in Scotland to be granted a decommissioning Pollution Prevention Control Permit by the Scottish Environment…
Tuesday, 28 November 2017 17:55

Weizhou 12-2 phase two online

CNOOC's Weizhou 12-2 phase II project started production, the company announced today (28 November). The Weizhou 12-2 phase II project is in Beibu Gulf in…
Tuesday, 28 November 2017 16:43

Emerson withdraws Rockwell Automation offer

St. Louis-based technology firm Emerson Electric has withdrawn its recent offer for Rockwell Automation, citing the continued unwillingness of Rockwell’s board of directors to discuss…
Tullow oil is aiming to start drilling on the Cormorant prospect in the Walvis Basin offshore Namibia at the start of September next year [2018],…
After more than 40 years service, an icon of the inustry, Heerema Marine Contractor's semisubmersible crane vessel Hermod, was loaded onto Boskalis' heavy transport vessel…
Friday, 24 November 2017 09:43

Keel lay on Ultra Deep Matisse

Young diving firm Ultra Deep Solutions has seen the keel laid at Chinese yard CMHI on its latest dive support construction vessel (DSCV), the Ultra…
Friday, 24 November 2017 09:17

Global eyes Gemsbok, offshore Namibia

Global Petroleum's subsidiary Jupiter Petroleum says extra time given to assess its acreage offshore Namibia has given it chance to see more potential. The firm…
Thursday, 23 November 2017 09:35

KBR, SOCAR in Absheron FEED

Azerbaijan's SOCAR and US engineering house KBR's joint venture has been awarded a front end engineering and design (FEED) contract for topsides on Total's Absheron…
Ophir Energy has been given a 12-month extension on its Block R license, home to the Fortuna FLNG, offshore Equatorial Guinea, giving it more time…
The Port of Blyth in northeast England is set to make a strategic move into decommissoning following being awarded a decommissioning license from the UK…
Wednesday, 22 November 2017 13:31

DEA picks Transocean for Dvalin production wells

DEA Norge has awarded Transocean Norway a contrcat for use of the drilling rig Transocean Arctic for drilling production wells on the Dvalin field in the…
Wednesday, 22 November 2017 13:14

Lundin's Hufsa probe non-commercial

Lundin Petroleum's Hufsa exploration well in the southern Barents Sea made a non-commercial gas discovery. A side track on the well, 7219/12-2, in PL533, was…
Nearly 100 applications covering 239 blocks were made by 68 companies in the 30th offshore licensing round on the UK Continental Shelf, the Oil and…
Tuesday, 21 November 2017 16:56

ONGC Videsh expands offshore Namibia footprint

ONGC Videsh has entered an agreement with Tullow Oil to acquire a 15% participating interest in the offshore Namibia Petroleum Exploration License 0030 for Block…
Tuesday, 21 November 2017 16:29

McDermott wins fifth contract for Safaniya

McDermott International has received a fifth contract award under an existing agreement from Saudi Aramco for work on the Safaniya field onshore and offshore Saudi…
Tuesday, 21 November 2017 15:20

Africa Energy acquires interest in Total block

Africa Energy announces the signature of definitive agreements to acquire an effective 4.9% interest in the Exploration Right for Block 11B/12B offshore South Africa. Block…
Chemicals and oil products group Ineos' subsidiary Ineos UK SNS has agreed to acquire a majority stake in two West of Shetland exploration licenses from…
Norwegian oil firm Aker BP (Aker BP) has agreed two drilling and well alliance agreements for its assets in the Norwegian sector. One is with…
Monday, 20 November 2017 09:15

Western Isles FPSO on stream

Dana Petroleum's long delayed Western Isles development has produced first oil, it's been reported.  The UK North Sea development has been brough on stream using…
Monday, 20 November 2017 08:51

Siem eyes sale of construction business

Norway's Siem Offshore says it's in negotiations with a potential buyer for its Siem Offshore Contractors cable lay business as it prepares for "an extended…
Friday, 17 November 2017 20:10

Argentina 2D seismic program underway

Spectrum reported on 14 November that its multi-client 2D seismic survey covering the Austral and Malvinas basins offshore southern Argentina has commenced through the authorization…
Friday, 17 November 2017 10:57

Rosneft hails longest well

Rosneft, part of the Sakhalin-1 Consortium, has successfully completed drilling of the world's longest well, from Orlan platform at Chaivo field in the Sea of…
Friday, 17 November 2017 09:53

Soco Congo permits confirmed

SOCO International has had its 25-year exploitation permit over the Viodo, Lideka and Loubana areas in the shallow water Marine XI Block, offshore the Republic…
Well-Safe Solutions has signed its first contract after launching in July this year. The Aberdeen-based specialist well abandonment company has secured a three-year framework agreement with…
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