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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…

Contractors blamed in Black Elk incident report

Aug 27, 2013

Black Elk Energy has released a new, third-party investigative report concerning the fire and explosion on the West 32-E platform that killed three contract workers. The findings take a hard look at the contractors involved in maintenance operations prior to the incident…

Fugro Chance completes shallow 3D project in GoM

Aug 14, 2013

Fugro Chance Inc. provided three-dimensional (3D) acoustic metrology on a large 36-inch (91 cm) diameter spool piece, despite environmental and logistical challenges. The highly accurate metrology was performed from a platform in Enlace Litoral Tabasco…

Jan De Nul orders multipurpose vessel

Aug 14, 2013

The Jan De Nul Group has ordered a new vessel at the Uljanik Shipyard in Pula, Croatia. The vessel, which will be 138m-long with a deadweight of 10,500-tonne, will be a multipurpose vessel, able to carry out trenching and offshore support…

Golden Eagle jackets delivered

Aug 13, 2013

Heerema Fabrication Group’s Vlissingen fabrication yard has completed the fabrication of two jackets for the Golden Eagle Development project of Nexen Petroleum UK Ltd. With the departure of  Nexen’s 6,400-ton PUQ (Production Utilities…

Trinity to spud two wells off Trinidad

Aug 12, 2013

Trinity Exploration & Production plc, an independent focused on Trinidad and Tobago, issued an update today on its upcoming exploration program. Trinity plans to spud two offshore exploration wells in 4Q 2013, one on the west coast (El…

Eni spuds well off Vietnam

Aug 12, 2013

Eni has spud the Cua Lo-1 exploration well located in Block 105-110/04, in the Gulf of Tonkin, off Vietnam, partners Neon Energy and KrisEnergy announced. The well, spud on August 11, 2013, is designed to test the large Cua Lo gas prospect…

Modus grows AUV division

Aug 09, 2013

Subsea engineering and unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV) service provider Modus Seabed Intervention has taken delivery of its first autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV). The acquisition is part of a planned investment program by the north-east England company to develop a dedicated division…

Cairn takes Mauritania stake

Aug 08, 2013

Cairn Energy has agreed a farm in deal with a subsidiary of Chariot Oil & Gas, giving it a 35% non-operated stake in an exploration block offshore Mauritania, West Africa.   The block (C19) is operated by Chariot Oil & Gas Investments (Mauritania)…

Bangladesh: Petrobangla to sign offshore exploration agreements

Aug 07, 2013

Bangladesh English-language newspaper, Dhaka Tribune, reported on 5 August that state-owned Bangladesh Oil & Gas Corp. (Petrobangla) will sign exploration agreements with two international oil companies for three blocks. Petrobangla initially…

CCS site drilling completes

Aug 07, 2013

National Grid has completed appraisal drilling of a carbon dioxide storage site underneath the North Sea. It says the site, 65km off the Yorkshire coast, appeared viable for carbon dioxide storage and would be able to hold about 200 million tonnes…

Divers complete Subsea 7 dry hyperbaric welding trials in Aberdeen

Aug 06, 2013

A group of divers have completed specialist coded welding trials at a leading north-east Scotland oil and gas industry support and training facility to prepare them for work in the Norwegian sector. The Aberdeen-based National Hyperbaric Centre (NHC)…

Technip bags Moho Nord work

Aug 05, 2013

Total E&P Congo awarded Technip an engineering, procurement, and supply contract for the Moho phase 1bis development as part of the Moho Nord project, off the Republic of Congo. Moho Phase 1bis development is a brownfield development…

ENI strikes oil offshore Congo

Aug 01, 2013

Eni has made an oil and gas discovery on the Nene Marine exploration prospect, in the Marine XII Block offshore Congo about 17km offshore. Eni says two wells were drilled on Nene Marine and estimates it contains about 600 million bbls of oil and 700 billion cu ft of gas in place…

Colombia’s promising future

Jul 30, 2013

The next few years could see major investments in Colombian waters and last year’s bid round has independents, NOCs, and majors heading to the country’s Caribbean shores. Colombia is South America’s fourth largest oil producer with 2 billion barrels of proved oil reserves…

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