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Borders & Southern extend Falkland search

Feb 27, 2013

PGS' Ramform Challenger gathers a Falkland surveyThe PGS vessel Ramform Challenger began gathering London-based Borders & Southern Petroleum’s (B&S) 3D seismic program off the Falkland Islands in the South Atlantic Ocean. Located about 140…

Baúna production starts up

Feb 20, 2013

FPSO Cidade de Itajaí connects to Baúna field Cidade de Itajaí (Photo: OOG)Production has begun at Petrobras' Baúna field, in the Southern Santos Basin, off Brazil, the company announced on 19 February 2013. Petrobras connected the FPSO Cidade de Itajaí…

Palfinger Dreggen to deliver 30 offshore cranes to Brazil

Feb 19, 2013

Palfinger Dreggen AS has been awarded a contract for the delivery of 28 cranes to Sembcorp Marine’s subsidiary Jurong Shipyard Pte. Ltd. The contract includes the supply of cranes for seven drillships to Sete Brasil, scheduled for delivery between 2014 and 2017…

Ecopetrol announces 2012 proven reserves

Feb 18, 2013

On 15 Feb 2013, Colombia's Ecopetrol SA announced its proven reserves (1P, according to the international designation) of crude oil, condensate and natural gas, including its interest in affiliates and subsidiaries, as of December 31, 2012. Proven net reserves (1P) increased to 1…

Screw compressors for Petrobras

Feb 18, 2013

Compressor order from Petrobras for Santo Basin FPSOsA crane loads a two-stage screw compressor unit with noise control enclosurefor offshore useSix two-stage screw compressor units for six offshore oil production installations, known as FPSO (floating production…

Oceaneering reports record earnings

Feb 15, 2013

Oceaneering International, Inc. reported record fourth-quarter and annual earnings for the periods ended December 31, 2012.For the 4Q 2012, Oceaneering earned net income of $80.6 million, or $0.74 per share, on revenue of $780.9 million. During the corresponding period in 2011…

Karoon spuds Emu prospect

Feb 11, 2013

Australian firm spuds new well off Brazil Click to view largerKaroon spudded its Emu-1 exploration well located within Blocks S-M-1102 and S-M-1037 in the Santos Basin off Brazil, the company announced on 11 February 2013.Karoon…

Shallow-water seismic acquisition to begin off Ecuador

Feb 06, 2013

SMG to use Fairfield Z-700 ocean-bottom nodesFairfield Industries’ Z-700 nodesRussia’s Federal State Unitary Scientific & Production Company for Marine Geological Prospecting(State SEVMORGEO Company or SMG) has contracted UK-based WGP Exploration Ltd…

Probing French Guiana

Feb 01, 2013

Shell spudded its French Guiana prospect, GM-ES-3, the second of a four-well program. The well will target the Priodontes prospect, providing critical geological data. Shell operates the field with 45%; its partners include Total (25%), Tullow (27…

Brazilian power pact

Feb 01, 2013

Petrobras has chosen GE Oil & Gas to power its four new FPSOs – the P-74, P-75, P-76, and P-77 – bound for the Cessão Onerosa field in the Santos Basin pre-salt. GE’s turbomachinery will generate primary energy for the FPSOs using gas turbines…

Contract Briefs - February 2013

Feb 01, 2013

Dolphin Drilling and Petrobras have agreed to a one-year contract extension for the semisubmersible Borgny Dolphin. The contract, worth US$90 million, extends its deployment until September 2014.GDF Suex E&P UK picked Technip to provide installation…

Karoon hops for Kangaroo oil

Jan 25, 2013

Australian firm locates light oil off Brazil Click to view largerKaroon Gas Australia has encountered light oil at the Kangaroo-1 exploration well on Block S-M-1101 in the Santos Basin off Brazil, partner Pacific Rubiales announced on 25 January 2013…

IHC Merwede triples down

Jan 17, 2013

IHC syncs build of three Brazil-bound vesselsKeel-laying pipelay vesselIHC Merwede is building three 550t pipelaying vessels simultaneously at its Krimpen aan den IJssel yard in The Netherlands. The keel-laying ceremony for the first…

GE inks Petrobras equipment deal

Jan 15, 2013

The $500M supply contract serves 4 new FPSOsGE's PGT25 gas turbineGE Oil & Gas has won a contract worth more than US$500 million to supply turbomachinery equipment and services to Petrobras, a world leader in deepwater oil production…

Caribbean pact

Jan 10, 2013

Anadarko and state-owned Ecopetrol have announced a 50:50 venture to explore the Fuerte Norte and Sur blocks off Colombia in the Caribbean Sea.

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