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OneSubsea on Quad 204 gig

Sep 11, 2013

OneSubsea has been awarded a £65 million contract to manufacture subsea trees for BP’s west of Shetland Quad 204 project. The Quad 204 project is a re-development of the Schiehallion and Loyal fields, involving a new floating production…

Marathon cashes in Angola

Sep 11, 2013

Marathon Oil is to sell its 10% interest in deepwater Block 32 offshore Angola to Sonangol for about US$590 million. The firm also announced plans to repurchase US$1 billion of its common stock and buy about 4800 acres in the core of its south Texas Eagle Ford position…

BP in offshore Egypt find

Sep 09, 2013

BP has announced a deepwater gas discovery in the East Nile Delta offshore Egypt. Wireline logs, fluid samples and pressure data confirmed the presence of gas and condensate in 38m net of Oligocene sands.  The company says the well…

New Ensco drillship delivered

Sep 09, 2013

Ensco plc has taken delivery of ENSCO DS-7, an advanced-capability, ultra-deepwater drillship. The vessel will embark from the Samsung Heavy Industries shipyard in South Korea to Angola, where it is contracted to Total for three years beginning…

OE13: Championing pipe-in-pipe technology

Sep 05, 2013

McDermott International’s director of global subsea engineering, Mark Dixon, made the case for pipe-in-pipe technology during yesterday morning’s presentation Emerging Technologies in the Subsea Sector. While pipe-in-pipe is not a new technology…

FoundOcean opens Houston office

Sep 04, 2013

FoundOcean announced the opening of its newest office in Houston, Texas to support its expansion overseas. 'Houston is recognized as the energy capital of the world, with almost half of its economic activity driven by the energy industry – particularly oil and gas…

OE13: Exceed launches new units

Sep 03, 2013

Deepwater drilling and performance improvement firm Exceed has set up new business units in Canada and Ghana on the back of recent contract wins. The firm, on stand 3D210 at SPE Offshore Europe, is now also setting up new units in Angola…

OE13: Kongsberg launches MUNIN

Sep 03, 2013

Kongsberg Maritime has launched its next generation Munin compact autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) at Offshore Europe today (stand 2C90). The Munin follows Kongsberg’s development of the Hugin and Remus AUVs, through Kongsberg-company Hydroid…

OE13: OneSubsea VPs give an insight

Sep 03, 2013

OneSubsea, the newly formed subsea partnership between Cameron and Schlumberger, is making its first major show debut this week. The company, which started trading on June 30, has already announced a US$500 million contract with Chevron on the North Sea Rosebank development…

OE13: Viper launches V-LIFE

Sep 02, 2013

Viper Subsea will unveil its latest innovation on its stand (6A20) at SPE Offshore Europe 2013.  The V-LIFE provides a solution to one of subsea engineering’s most common problems – the degradation of insulation resistance in subsea cables and umbilicals…

Dutch firms eye growing markets

Sep 01, 2013

New vessels, acquisitions, and expertise are driving Dutch growth. Elaine Maslin reports. The Dutch offshore sector is leveraging its engineering and seafaring traditions to grow its presence in the global oil and gas industry. The…

Subsea UK calls for national program

Sep 01, 2013

Subsea UK is calling on the UK government to back plans for a national program that will support and fund subsea research, and a UK-wide skills program that will help the sector find the 10,000 people it needs to capitalize on current and future demand…

3sun buys RRC

Aug 28, 2013

Great Yarmouth, UK, headquartered energy services firm 3sun Group has bought RRC Controls Services as part of its plans to grow in Aberdeenshire. RRC, based in Gourdon, Aberdeenshire, manufactures subsea control systems for the offshore oil and gas industry…

Deepwater gas strike off India

Aug 23, 2013

Reliance Industries (RIL) and BP have made a second deepwater gas condensate discovery in the Cauvery basin offshore India. The discovery, named D-56, was made in well CYIIID5-S1 on Block CY-DWN-2001/2, in 1743m water depth, 62km off the coast…

UK business secretary to lead Offshore Europe keynote

Aug 20, 2013

Vince Cable, MP, secretary of state for business, innovation and skills (BIS) is to speak at SPE Offshore Europe 2013 at one of the conference’s keynote sessions. The session, The technology imperative – collaborating today to realise the next 50 years of North Sea potential…

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