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iXblue offers INS range for AUVs

Jun 14, 2016

The iXblue’s Phins Compact Family has been designed to offer the AUV industry players the ability to choose an inertial navigation system (INS) adapted to their vehicle. Based on iXblue’s fiber-optic gyroscope technology, Phins C3, C5, and…

First call for Mexico's Round 2 set for July

Jun 09, 2016

The first call for Mexico’s Round 2.1, consisting of 15 shallow water blocks, is anticipated to be released before the end of July, the country’s Secretary of Energy confirmed in Monterrey. The…

Sounding the alarm

Jun 01, 2016

Michael Cole, Fugro’s manager of survey prospects, explains how dynamic alarms coupled with office assisted remote services, can help provide better early warnings and navigation for end users. Vessel…

India to open bid round

May 24, 2016

The government of India is launching a small field bidding round this week that consists of 67 discovered small fields in 46 shallow water, deepwater, and onshore contract areas. The Discovered Small Field Bidding Round – 2016 will be launched tomorrow…

Tullow eyes next Mauritanian move

Apr 26, 2016

Tullow Oil is eying exploration leads offshore Mauritania in order to fulfill a minimum work obligation of one well on the block before the second exploration phase runs out in November 2017.  Image from Tullow…

ITF JIP undergoes field trial

Apr 20, 2016

V-IR, a new technology system designed to identify the location of electrical faults on subsea installations, is undergoing a shallow water trial at Portishead Quays marina.  Established through The Industry Technology Facilitator (ITF)…

Assessing Mexico’s geological potential

Mar 01, 2016

Heather Saucier examines the potential of deepwater plays to be auctioned in Mexico’s next offshore round, including the most prized area in the Perdido Fold Belt. Shell’s deepwater Perdido spar in the US Gulf of Mexico…

Chevron eyes GoM shelf divestments

Feb 22, 2016

In the Gulf of Mexico, Chevron is putting its focus on its deepwater assets, and is on the fast-track to sell its shelf assets in the area, as the company looks to divest up to US$10 billion in the next two years. Big Foot…

Lundin Malaysia begins drilling Maligan well

Jan 29, 2016

Lundin Malaysia commenced drilling of the Maligan exploration well in Block SB307/SB308, offshore East Malaysia. The Maligan prospect is in shallow water and lies to the north of a major producing field in offshore East Malaysia. The well will target hydrocarbons in Miocene aged sands…

Mexico signs remaining PSCs

Jan 11, 2016

Mexico’s secretary of energy (SENER) announced on 7 January that it signed two remaining production sharing contracts with Pan American Energy and Fieldwood Energy for areas awarded offshore Mexico during the country’s phase two bid round held in late September…

First cut is the deepest

Jan 01, 2016

OE reached out to analysts Wood Mackenzie and IHS Energy to find out the view on the next 12-18 months. And the outlook is not so great for exploration spend. Audrey Leon and Elaine Maslin report. Wood Mackenzie Image from iStock…

Middle Eastern resilience

Jan 01, 2016

Both maintaining and launching new offshore production is high on the agenda in the Middle East, not least in Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Iran. IHS’ Mirzi Moralde outlines current activity in the region. Total’s…

Otto, Byron in staged GOM farm-in

Dec 11, 2015

Otto Energy has announced that it has entered into an agreement with Byron Energy for the staged farm-in for participating interests in to up to three lease areas held by Byron in the Louisiana Gulf of Mexico (GOM) area. The transaction…

Lundin commences Imbok-1 drilling

Dec 07, 2015

Lundin Malaysia commenced drilling of the Imbok-1 exploration well in blocks SB307 and SB308, offshore East Malaysia. The Imbok prospect is in shallow water and lies to the east and south of two major producing fields in offshore East Malaysia…

BSEE's well control rule under fire

Dec 01, 2015

US Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement Director Brian Salerno testified today (1 December) before a US congressional committee on Energy and Natural Resources defending a new well control rule, 30 CFR Part 250 released earlier this year…

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