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Chevron drillship Pacific Sharav arrives in Gulf of Mexico

10/20/2014

Chevron Corp. reports that the deepwater drillship Pacific Sharav has arrived in the Gulf of Mexico to work under a five-year contract with Pacific Drilling.

BOEM proposes Gulf of Mexico oil and gas lease sale

10/20/2014 The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) will offer 40 million acres offshore Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama for oil and gas exploration and development in a sale that will include all available unleased areas in the Central Gulf of Mexic...

SBM Offshore launches Imodco Terminals and Imodco Services

10/20/2014

SBM Offshore announces that, to meet the challenges of the dynamic market for catenary anchor leg mooring (CALM) terminals and after sales services, two independent entities – Imodco Terminals SA and Imodco Services SA – have been created.

Songa Offshore SE provides Songa Dee SPS update

10/20/2014

Songa Offshore SE says that the scope of work for the Songa Dee special periodic survey has progressed according to plan, including the budget of 60 days and $90 million.

COSCO offers update on Sevan 650 drilling unit

10/20/2014 COSCO Corp. (Singapore) Ltd. reports that COSCO (Qidong) Offshore Co. Ltd. and Sevan Drilling Rig VI Pte. Ltd. (shipowner) have agreed to defer delivery date of Sevan Developer for 12 months, with options exercisable at six-month intervals, t...

Serica encounters oil offshore Morocco

10/20/2014

Serica Energy plc confirms that the SM-1 well in the Sidi Moussa block offshore Morocco has reached a TD of 2,825 m (9,268 ft) measured depth below rotary table, and encountered oil. Preparations are under way to perform cased-hole testing.

Pacific Rubiales signs MOU with PEMEX

10/20/2014

Pacific Rubiales Energy Corp. has entered into a three-year memorandum of understanding with PEMEX, establishing the basis for discussions and analysis of potential oil and gas cooperation in Mexico.

Heerema-AF consortium plan to use hybrid removal technique for North Sea Murchison platform

10/20/2014

Heerema Marine Contractors has issued more details of its plans to remove CNR International’s Murchison oil field platform in the UK northern North Sea.

Dragon prepares for 3D seismic campaign offshore Egypt

10/20/2014

Dragon Oil has invited bids from contractors to acquire 3D seismic over a 100-sq km (38.6-sq mi) area in block 19 East Zeit Bay in the Gulf of Suez offshore Egypt.

Gassco takes over Valemon gas pipeline operations

10/20/2014

Norwegian offshore gas trunklines operator Gassco has assumed operatorship of the 177-km (110-mi) long, 22-in. Valemon rich gas pipeline.

Manifa tops global offshore reserves, says report

10/20/2014

Saudi Arabia’s Khurais and Manifa projects hold the most recoverable reserves among the world’s top 100 upstream developments, according to analysts GlobalData.

Rosneft concludes Barents Sea block studies

10/20/2014

Rosneft subsidiary OOO RN-Shelf-Arctic has completed a program of geophysical exploration, including 3D seismic acquisition and a gravimagnetic survey, over the West-Prinovozemelsky license in the Barents Sea.

FEED under way for UK offshore CO2 pipeline

10/20/2014

Wood Group Kenny has received a six-month front-end engineering and design (FEED) contract for the subsea/pipeline element of the Peterhead Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) project in Aberdeenshire, eastern Scotland.

Tamar group negotiates gas deal with Egypt

10/20/2014

Delek Group says the offshore Tamar gas field partners have signed a non-binding letter of intent with Dolphinus Holdings.

Transocean rig to plug Svalin well in North Sea

10/20/2014

Petroleum Safety Authority Norway has approved Statoil’s plan for permanent plugging of an exploration well in the Svalin field in the North Sea block 25/11.

Development of a subsea recommended safety practice

10/17/2014

API RP 14C has long been the standard for "Analysis, Design, Installation, and Testing of Basic Surface Safety Systems for Offshore Production Platforms."

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10/17/2014 Multi-phase meters play an increasingly important role -- from royalty and fiscal allocation to production control, prevention of water encroachment, and the generation of real-time well data to help diagnose and optimize well performance. Yet, as...

Subsea power grid accelerating transfer of topsides functions to seafloor

10/17/2014 Siemens is close to completing an initial test program on the four main components of a proposed subsea power distribution hub. The Subsea Power Grid will be connected on the seafloor to an array of new equipment emerging for subsea production, pr...

Industry shows renewed interest in float-over installation-full

10/17/2014 Float-over installation has become an attractive alternative to heavy-lift crane installation for offshore construction, as increasing size and weight of offshore platform topsides continually exceed the lifting capacity of cranes. Dockwise Ltd. a...