Offshore Shallow Water News - page 28


AkerBP, IKM agree to mud recovery services

Nov 14, 2016

IKM Cleandrill has been awarded a three-year frame agreement with AkerBP for riserless closed loop mud recovery services. The initial operations under this contract will be production well drilling on the Alvheim development from the Transocean Arctic semisubmersible rig…

Total, NIOC ink South Pars HoA

Nov 08, 2016

French giant Total and the National Iranian Oil Co. (NIOC) have entered into a heads of agreement (HoA) for the development of phase 11 of the giant South Pars project, in the Persian Gulf. Pouyanné…

CNSOPB call for bids flops

Nov 07, 2016

The Canada - Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board (CNSOPB) has not received any successful bids for its Call for Bids NS16-1 issued on 2 May 2016. The parcels are no longer up for bid and remain as Crown land. The next Call for Bids (NS17-1) will be issued in spring 2017…

Growing expectations

Nov 03, 2016

After some rough starts, Mexico’s energy future might be headed in the right direction. Mexico’s upcoming deepwater round and the state owned oil firm Pemex’s upcoming joint ventures were up for discussion at a recent event held by Rice University’s Baker Institute…

Thorn of Africa

Nov 01, 2016

A flurry of major gas discoveries in East Africa in 2012 shone a spotlight on the region. Four years later, while efforts to bring some of those resources to market via LNG developments are progressing, the exploration effort offshore appears to be in the doldrums…

Eni gets Mexican approval for Amoca

Oct 21, 2016

Mexico’s National Hydrocarbons Commission (CNH) has approved Italian giant Eni to drill a well in the shallow waters of the Gulf of Mexico, according to news reports. Image from Eni. Drilling…

Pemex seeks shallow water farmout

Oct 18, 2016

Mexican state owned oil company Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) has applied to Mexico's Energy Ministry, SENER, for a joint venture for two shallow water fields in the Gulf of Mexico on 18 October, according to news reports. Image from Pemex…

Cold comfort

Oct 06, 2016

While it seems most Arctic exploration activity has slowed, it really depends on where you look. Bruce McMichael reports. Gazprom Neft’s Prirazlomnoye facility, in the Russian Arctic.  Photos from Gazprom Neft…

Seabed gets ADNOC extension

Oct 06, 2016

Seabed Geosolutions, a joint venture between Fugro and CGG, secured a new extension to its ongoing shallow water operations in the UAE for Abu Dhabi National Oil Co.’s (ADNOC) Phase-II of the Ghasha Field project. This new survey is due to…

Frank's deploys FA-1 tool in GoM

Sep 15, 2016

Frank’s International provided its FA-1 casing running tool (CRT) for a project in the Gulf of Mexico that the company says established a new worldwide milestone in casing while drilling (CwD) operations. FA-1 was modified for 30in casing…

GE inks ONGC subsea deal

Aug 23, 2016

India’s Oil and Natural Gas Corp. (ONGC), awarded a multimillion dollar contract to GE Oil & Gas to provide an estimated 55 subsea wellheads (SG5) over the next three years for ONGC’s offshore drilling campaign, in shallow to medium waters offshore India…

Premier, partners to tender semisub off Mexico

Aug 19, 2016

Premier Oil and its partners in the upcoming shallow water bid round offshore Mexico are anticipating to go out to tender for a moored, semisubmersible rig for Block 7 in Q4 2016, the company revealed in its 1H 2016 report. Map of Blocks 2 and 7…

Exxon joins V-IR JIP

Jul 19, 2016

ExxonMobil has joined a joint industry project (JIP) to develop Viper Subsea’s innovative V-IR system.  ExxonMobil has joined the V-IR project, which has been established through the Industry Technology Facilitator (ITF), at a crucial…

Mexico sets Round 2 terms

Jul 19, 2016

Mexico’s Ministry of Energy (SENER) has approved auction terms for the first phase of Round 2, which will auction 15 shallow water areas in the Gulf of Mexico. The round is set to open in late March 2017. Image from CNH…

Petrobras to offer nine shallow water fields

Jul 05, 2016

Petróleo Brasileiro (Petrobras) is offering nine shallow water fields located in the states of Ceará and Sergipe, in a competitive process. Image from Petrobras. The Brazilian…

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