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Planning on a better future

Jan 09, 2013

Andrew McBarnetIf there was such a thing as an annual horoscope for the marine seismic and related geophysical businesses, then in the coming year we can expect at least some improvement on 2012. In other words, unless there is some totally unexpected destabilizing economic…

Optimising FPSOs for extreme environments

Jan 04, 2013

Understanding the environmental conditions at a site are important to determine when offloading operations need to be suspended or when an offloading tanker needs to be disconnected. BMT Argoss naval architect Wojciech Misiag explains why optimising…

Surf and turf

Jan 04, 2013

With the acquisition of the Caesar and Express pipelay vessels, recent delivery of the Lewek Connector and anticipation mounting over the newbuild Lewek Constellation ice-class multi-lay vessel, Emas AMC is aiming for a share of the high-end offshore construction business…

ThoughtStream: Sale of the century

Jan 01, 2013

Last month, Noble Energy, the Houston company that has played a vital role in drilling and confirming massive deepwater natural gas deposits (some of the largest in recent memory) in Israeli and Cypriot waters, announced a 30% sale of the Leviathan field to Australia's Woodside for about $2…

Exploring Indus

Jan 01, 2013

Eni has acquired a 25% stake and operatorship in an ultra-deepwater block off Pakistan. Block G in Pakistan’s Indus Basin comprises approximately 7500km2. Eni currently holds participating interest in adjacent Indus block C (60%) and block N (70%).

Durban study

Jan 01, 2013

ExxonMobil has acquired a 75% stake in Impact Africa’s Tugela South Exploration Right off the eastern coast of South Africa.ExxonMobil has also secured a one-year permit to study the hydrocarbon potential of the deepwater Durban Basin, which covers approximately 12.4 million acres.

Ultra-deepwater ships poised to join the fleet

Jan 01, 2013

The Atwood Advantage dockside at Daewoo’s yard in South Korea.The newest ultra-deepwater drillships joining the fleet this year will be capable of working in 12-14,000ft (3658-4267m) water depths and drilling to 40,000ft. Ultra-deepwater…

ExxonMobil makes S. Africa splash

Dec 18, 2012

ExxonMobil acquires 75% stake in Durban BasinTugela South Exploration RightExxonMobil is set to explore the deepwater Durban Basin offshore South Africa after acquiring 75% stake in the Tugela South Exploration Right, the company announced on 17 December 2012…

ExxonMobil will operate Tugela off South Africa

Dec 17, 2012

ExxonMobil Exploration and Production South Africa Ltd. will soon begin exploration activities offshore South Africa. The ExxonMobil affiliate signed an agreement with Impact Africa Ltd. (Impact), a subsidiary of Impact Oil & Gas Ltd…

Annulus Testing

Dec 09, 2012

Flexlife is providing independent assessment services worth up to $1.4 million for Petrobras' Cascade-Chinook subsea development in the Gulf of Mexico. The agreement involved annulus testing of the flexible risers, and work was to be carried…

Portugal Plant

Dec 09, 2012

Lankhorst Ropes offshore division has relocated its Portuguese production facility for deepwater mooring ropes and single point mooring (SPM) hawsers to a new purpose-built factory on the coast at Viana do Castello, about 80km north of Porto…

Subsurface safety

Dec 07, 2012

Baker Hughes has a new tubing retrievable, subsurface safety valve for ultra deep-set, deepwater and HPHT applications. The REACH subsurface safety valves can be set as deep as 20,000ft and ensure fail-safe-closed operation using reliable, field-proven…

Cobalt hits homer at N. Platte

Dec 06, 2012

Ensco 8503Cobalt says deepwater oil find is significant Cobalt's deepwater Gulf of Mexico prospect North Platte has encountered significant oil pay, the company announced on 5 December 2012.Cobalt characterized the discovery as containing…

InterMoor opens Singapore yard

Dec 05, 2012

InterMoorInterMoor opens Loyang mooring equipment yard InterMoor, an Acteon company, has opened its new mooring equipment yard at Loyang offshore supply base in Singapore. The new facility provides mooring equipment storage and an ideal support location for maintenance…

Freeport acquires PXP, McMoRan

Dec 05, 2012

FCX specializes in copper and gold miningFreeport enters energy sector with $9B merger Phoenix-based copper and gold mining company Freeport-McMoRan (FCX) has moved to acquire subsidiary McMoRan Exploration as well as Houston-based Plains…

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