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Technip expands PSVM role

Feb 21, 2013

Technip picks up new 5-year PSVM Angola dealNew contract follows completion of Technip's previous 5-year pact for engineering services on the Greater Plutonio FPSO. (Image: BP)BP Angola awarded Technip a 5-year contract for engineering…

Anadarko announces 2013 capital program

Feb 21, 2013

Anadarko Petroleum CorporationAnadarko Petroleum Corp. announced details of its 2013 capital program and guidance, and provided additional information regarding its significant U.S. onshore growth opportunities, deepwater and international mega projects and industry-leading exploration program…

Upstream highlights of Eni's 2012 results

Feb 15, 2013

Italian major, Eni S.p.A., announced results for fourth-quarter and full-year 2012 on Friday, 15 Feb 2013. Operational highlights include: Record amount of discovered resources in the year: 3.64 bboe; Proved reserves at eight-year record: 7…

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…

Guinea study encourages Hyperdynamics

Feb 14, 2013

Hyperdynamics cheered by updated Guinea studyMap of Guinea (Image: Dana Petroleum)Netherland, Sewell & Associates, Inc. (NSAI), completed an updated resource evaluation study for Houston-based Hyperdynamics Corp.'s oil and gas concession off the Republic of Guinea…

Maersk, BP enter rig design pact

Feb 05, 2013

Maersk to develop ultra-deep rigs for 20KTMHarsh environment jack-up Maersk EndurerMaersk Drilling and BP announced they will jointly develop concepts for deepwater drilling rigs capable of operating in HPHT reservoirs up to 20,000 psi and 350 degrees Fahrenheit…

ThoughtStream: Subsea sets sights on skills

Feb 01, 2013

Neil Gordon, Subsea UK One of the fastest-growing sectors in recent years, the subsea industry is set to continue on its upward curve in 2013. Having demonstrated high growth through the recession, the subsea sector is enjoying a positive…

Additional bobbins to reel in sophisticated rope applications

Feb 01, 2013

Bridon’s new wire rope factory at Neptune Quay.Shipments have begun from a new UK wire rope factory built by Bridon International with future deepwater installation and lifting requirements and challenges very much in mind. Meg Chesshyre joined…

Basins bounty sought

Feb 01, 2013

As oil and natural gas production continues to fluctuate at a level well below demand, John Mueller looks at New Zealand’s growing need to aggressively explore the nation’s vast and extensive offshore sedimentary basins.Taranaki Basin, located along the west coast of New Zealand’s North Island…

Installation initiative increases industry involvement

Feb 01, 2013

As the oil & gas industry ventures into deeper waters and more extreme environments, operators, umbilical equipment designers and manufacturers, and installation companies, have been working together to ensure umbilical installation is as smooth an operation as possible…

Chevron expands Moroccan presence

Jan 22, 2013

Chevron grabs 75% stake in 3 deepwater areasClick to view larger mapChevron subsidiary, Chevron Morocco Exploration Ltd, has signed petroleum agreements with Morocco's Office National Des Hydrocarbures Et Des Mines for three offshore areas…

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…

Fourth time's a charm

Jan 10, 2013

Petrobras touted a fourth oil discovery in the ultra-deepwaters of the Sergipe-Algoas basin, 85km off the coast of Aracaju, Brazil. Tests confirmed the presence of a 67m-thick, light oil column in the Calumbi formation of the Muriú well.

Home Run

Jan 10, 2013

Cobalt has hit several hundred feet of net oil pay at its deepwater North Platte prospect in the Gulf of Mexico. Drilling was a long time coming for the company after operations were postponed following the 2010 moratorium. The well was drilled to 34,500ft TD in Garden Banks block 959.

Containment system soon in operation

Jan 09, 2013

Click to enlargeFigure 1. Permits in deepwater numbered 76 by end-2012, enabled by the MWCC system. Source: MWCC.In the wake of Macondo, something was needed to lower the risk of recurrence. BP had shown that, given enough time, a system to contain such a well-control incident could be built…

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