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BOEM schedules GoM Lease Sale 238


The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has announced the proposed Western Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale 238 scheduled this coming August.

FMC wins BP contract for subsea systems


FMC Technologies Inc. has received an order from BP to supply subsea systems for BP’s Shah Deniz Stage 2 project in the Caspian Sea. The order has an estimated value of $322 million.

ASV demonstrates C-Worker subsea capabilities


Autonomous Surface Vehicles (ASV) Ltd. has recently demonstrated its C-Worker in Houston. More than 40 major oil and gas companies were represented at the two-day demonstration of the new unmanned surface vehicle.

Prosafe receives contract extension for Safe Hibernia vessel


Prosafe reports that the Cotemar group has awarded the Safe Hibernia vessel with a contract extension through to July 27 with an unchanged day rate.

ClassNK opens another office in Brazil


Classification society ClassNK has established a new survey office in Belem, Brazil, the second largest city in northern Brazil.

Norris Production Solutions changes name to Dover Artificial Lift

04/15/2014 Norris Production Solutions, a group of artificial lift and surface production companies, has changed its name to Dover Artificial Lift to highlight the company’s singular focus on artificial lift and better reflect the various companies within th...

Aker Solutions nets Kaombo subsea production spread


Total has awarded Aker Solutions a $2.34-billion contract for a subsea production system at the newly launched Kaombo project in block 32 offshore Angola.

MODEC orders GE turbines for offshore Brazil presalt FPSO


GE’s Distributed Power division is to supply four LM2500+G4 aeroderivative gas turbine generators to MODEC.

Ormen Lange field partners delay subsea compression


Norske Shell and its partners have decided to postpone work on offshore compression for the Ormen Lange field in the Norwegian Sea.

Noble Energy reveals executive management succession plan


Charles D. Davidson, chairman and CEO of Noble Energy, plans to retire and leave the board of directors on May 1, 2015.

Fairmount Marine tug tows Sevan Louisiana rig from Singapore to Curaçao


Fairmount Marine reports that the tug Fairmount Sherpa has towed the Sevan Louisiana rig safely on a 11,500-mi (18,507-km) voyage from Singapore to Curaçao, via the Cape of Good Hope.

Tricon Geophysics adds Paradigm software

04/14/2014 Tricon Geophysics Inc.has added to its Paradigm software. In addition to expanded access to Paradigm’s core software offerings, Tricon will leverage the Paradigm EarthStudy 360 full-azimuth angle domain imaging and analysis system to offer it...

Weatherford, CurTran sign long-term contract for LiteWire nanotechnology


Weatherford International Ltd. has agreed with CurTran LLC to use, sell, and distribute LiteWire, the first commercial carbon nanotube technology in wire and cable form.

KCA wins first contract for offshore Hebron project


The Platform Services division of KCA Deutag has entered the offshore Canada drilling sector following the award of a multi-million-dollar contract with ExxonMobil Canada Properties.

Prosafe updates on contracts for Safe Bristolia and Safe Astoria vessels


Prosafe has updated information on contract awards for the Safe Bristolia and Safe Astoria vessels.

dGB to collaborate with OMV and Joanneum Research


dGB Earth Sciences has agreed with the Austrian-based research institute, Joanneum Research, and Austrian oil and gas company OMV Aktiengesellschaft, to extend both the capabilities and utilization of dGB’s OpendTect software.

PCL completes extensive 3D seismic survey in EL 0037 offshore Namibia


Pancontinental Oil & Gas NL reports that an extensive 3D seismic survey is now complete within its offshore acreage in license area EL 0037 offshore Namibia, southwest Africa.

IHS donates geoscience software, training to Texas A&M


IHS has donated $10.9 million in the form of IHS Kingdom geoscience software licenses, training, and supporting services to Texas A&M University’s Dwight Look College of Engineering.

FoundOcean wins contracts to secure Solan foundations


FoundOcean has secured two contract awards for the Solan oil field development to the west of the Shetlands in the North Sea.

Biffi provides electric actuator for Ichthys


Biffi Italia has shipped four EGR 50K electric actuators for installation on the Ichthys gas project, the largest oil and gas development offshore Australia’s Northern Territory.