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E.ON, Total exit Shah Deniz TAP consortium


Spanish utility company Enagás is taking a 16% stake in the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline (TAP), and existing shareholder Fluxys has increased its stake from 16% to 19%.

INPEX acquires additional interest in GoM project


INPEX Corp. subsidiary Teikoku Oil (North America) Co. Ltd. has acquired an additional participating interest in the Lucius deepwater US Gulf of Mexico project.

FoundOcean, Ranger Offshore join forces in Mexico


FoundOcean and Ranger Offshore Inc. have signed a strategic agreement formalizing the relationship that has developed between the two oil and gas sector specialists.

DNV GL opens new office in Malaysia

09/30/2014 DNV GL has opened a new office in Malaysia. The official opening of the office coincided with the company’s celebration of a double milestone: 150 years of providing classification and technical assurance services and its first year as a newly mer...

Crowley Maritime receives new heavy-lift barges


Crowley Maritime Corp. has received the first two of potentially four new heavy-lift, ballastable deck barges for use in the Asia/Pacific region.

ULSTEIN design set for new Van Oord vessel


ULSTEIN has won the design and equipment contract for Van Oord’s new subsea rock installation (SRI) vessel Bravenes.

N-Sea completes inaugural diving scope


Inspection, maintenance, and repair (IMR) specialist N-Sea has recently completed its inaugural diving scope with N-Sea’s Transfer Under Pressure (TUP) Diving System.

NPD approves two more frontier wells offshore Norway


The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has authorized two exploration wells.

Drillship back on duty offshore Nigeria


Northern Offshore says the drillship Energy Searcher has resumed work on a contract offshore Nigeria.

Unique System FZE appointed service center for Meridian Gyros


Unique System FZE, a division of Unique Maritime Group, has been appointed as the authorized service center for Teledyne TSS’s Meridian Gyros in the Middle East region.

TGS wins two new ocean bottom projects in US GoM


TGS has announced the first two ocean bottom projects in the shelf region of the US Gulf of Mexico under its collaboration agreement with FairfieldNodal.

Schlumberger releases 2014 software platforms for oil and gas operations

09/29/2014 Schlumberger has released the 2014 versions of its software platforms. The programs include Petrel E&P software platform, Techlog wellbore software platform, Studio E&P knowledge environment, and Ocean software development framework.  

Petrobras awards Skandi Santos a contract extension


AKOFS Offshore, a part of Akastor ASA, has been notified of a five-year contract extension from Petrobras to use the Skandi Santos, a subsea equipment support vessel, in Brazil.

Ocean Installer wins new Brazil contract with Saipem

09/29/2014 Ocean Installer has won a contract for subsea umbilical, riser, and flowline (SURF) support work in Brazil for Saipem. The contract, which will see the Normand Clipper in Brazil for eight months, is valued at $50 million, with options to extend.

Lubbers Transport Group launches new software solution


Lubbers Transport Group (LTG) has launched the Groeneveld ICT Solutions traffic management system. The company is the first oil and gas transport provider to use the software in the UK.

CGG to begin seismic survey offshore Gabon

09/29/2014 CGG has signed a multi-client data agreement with the Ministère du Pétrole et des Hydrocarbures of the Republic of Gabon to launch a new multi-client survey program to acquire 35,000 sq km (13,514 sq mi) of BroadSeis 3D data over the latest availa...