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Subsea 7 eyes US projects with shake-up

Jul 01, 2014

Two Subsea 7 board members have resigned so that the company can use its vessels for energy development related projects in US waters. The move, which saw Robert Long and Allen Stevens, both US citizens, step down, was to enable Subsea 7…

Keppel lands Kraken and Shah Deniz jobs

Jul 01, 2014

Keppel Offshore & Marine subsidiaries Keppel Shipyard and Keppel Singmarine Pte have secured contracts worth a total of S$368 million for North Sea and Caspian Sea projects. Keppel Shipyard has won the contract for the conversion…

Johan Castberg delayed until 2015

Jun 30, 2014

Statoil announced further delay in developing the Johan Castberg project, postponing final concept selection on the Barents Sea project until 2015.  “Unfortunately, the exploration campaign has proven less new oil resources in the Castberg area than expected…

Leviathan group signs Egyptian export deal

Jun 30, 2014

The Leviathan field consortium has signed a preliminary deal with BG Group to export up to 3.75Tcf of natural gas over a 15-year period to the UK major’s LNG plant in Idku, Egpyt, operator Noble Energy announced. Under the terms of the non-binding letter of intent (LOI)…

Det norske awarded permit

Jun 30, 2014

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Norwegian exploration and development company, Det norske oljeselskap ASA, a drilling permit for well 2/9-5 S. Well 2/9-5 S will be drilled from the Mærsk Giant jackup drilling facility at position 56°24’45…

Subsea 7 receives heavy duty ORT's

Jun 27, 2014

Subsea 7, announced it has received a delivery of a consignment of acoustic release transponders and accompanying heavy duty release frames from Sonardyne International Ltd. The Oceanographic Release Transponders (ORTs) will be used, up to 17 at a time…

Bourbon celebrates delivery of 500th vessel

Jun 26, 2014

Bourbon Offshore celebrates delivery of its 500th vessel, placing the group at the head of the world's largest fleet of vessels operated1 for the offshore marine services industry. Bourbon announces the entry into service of the Bourbon Evolution 806…

Ichthys hits halfway mark

Jun 25, 2014

Inpex’s Australian Ichthys LNG project has reached 50% completion less than two-and-a-half years after its final investment decision was made, the Japanese operator announced on 25 June 2014. The company said that the semisubmersible pipelay…

Technip takes Inocean stake

Jun 25, 2014

Technip has agreed to take a majority stake in Norwegian firm Inocean after entering into a strategic cooperation agreement with the firm, to further develop offshore floater engineering services for the Norwegian continental shelf and other offshore markets worldwide…

Total drops Skandi Aker

Jun 25, 2014

Aker Solutions' subsidiary Aker Oilfield Services was notified by Total in Angola of the termination of a US$250 million, two-year contract for the Skandi Aker vessel. Skandi Aker started operations as a well-intervention vessel for the first time in September last year…

Lukoil kicks off Caspian drilling

Jun 23, 2014

Russian national Rosneft and private oil giant Lukoil have started drilling appraisal well №. 1 at the Caspian Oil Co.-operated Ribachya structure in the North Caspian project license. Total prospective resources of the block are estimated at 1…

First steel cut on Caspian vessels

Jun 23, 2014

First steel cut on two supply vessels for Russia's Lukoil has started at Keppel Nantong Shipyard Co.'s yard in Nantong on 18 June. The two Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS) class vessels have been designed to supply resources…

Statoil, COSL reach agreement

Jun 18, 2014

Statoil will pay COSL Offshore Management (COM) a one-time settlement of US$65 million under an agreement reached today that ends disputes related to the stand-by fees of two semisubmersible platforms. The stand-by fees stemmed from the installation of third-party equipment…

Italy's Fincantieri launches IPO

Jun 18, 2014

Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri is making an initial public offering to raise funds for projects and acquisitions. The company is wholly owned by Italian state lender Cassa Depositi e Prestiti (CDP). It will offer up to 38.2%, and new shares will be priced between €0…

OceanGeo completes OB cable survey off Trinidad

Jun 16, 2014

OceanGeo BV completed an ocean-bottom cable seismic survey in the Gulf of Paria off Trinidad for the state-owned Petroleum Co. of Trinidad and Tobago Ltd. (Petrotrin). The work began 2 Jan 2014 and the wide-azimuth acquisition work was completed on 30 May 2014…

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