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Ophir field secures finances for development

07/24/2014

Octanex N.L. has secured limited recourse project finance for development of the Ophir field, offshore Malaysia.

Colombia’s oil auction brings in $1.4B in investment

07/24/2014

Royal Dutch Shell Plc, Exxon Mobil Corp, Anadarko Petroleum Corp, and Repsol SA were among the 19 companies bidding on 26 of 95 blocks offered by Colombia.

North Sea operator awards contract to Asset Guardian Solutions

07/24/2014

A North Sea operator in Aberdeen, Scotland, has awarded Asset Guardian Solutions Ltd (AGSL) a key contract.

TGS announces multi-client seafloor sampling and seep studies

07/24/2014

TGS reports two multi-client geochemical seafloor sampling and seep studies, one offshore Canada and the other in the Barents Sea. Sampling locations for both programs were identified, using recently acquired multi-client seismic data.

Second deepwater Liwan pipelay under way offshore China

07/24/2014

Construction vessels have started work offshore China installing a second deepwater production pipeline from the main Liwan 3-1 field to the Liwan shallow-water central platform. 

Albatross top prospect in license offshore Namibia

07/24/2014

Seismic surveys earlier this year in the EL 0037 permit offshore Namibia have identified at least four prospects, according to partner Pancontinental Oil and Gas NL.

Lime exits three offshore Norway licenses

07/24/2014

Hibiscus Petroleum’s joint venture subsidiary Lime Petroleum Norway AS has opted to relinquish three Norwegian North Sea licenses.

OMV spuds exploration well in Maari area offshore New Zealand

07/24/2014

The semisubmersible Kan Tan IV has spudded the Whio-1 exploration well for operator OMV New Zealand in the PEP 51313 permit.

Centrica commissions wellhead/mudline equipment for North Sea well

07/24/2014

Centrica has ordered surface wellhead and mudline equipment services from Plexus for an exploration well in the UK southern North Sea.

Rig overhaul center established in southern Vietnam

07/24/2014

Semco Maritime JSC is teaming with PetroVietnam Marine Shipyard (PV Shipyard) to perform rig repairs, refurbishments, and upgrades in Vietnam.

Sirius raises funds for Ororo well offshore Nigeria

07/24/2014

Sirius Petroleum has conditionally raised about $20 million via a share placing for an exploration program offshore Nigeria.

Replacement metering online at Dunlin in North Sea

07/24/2014

Alderley Metering Solutions has commissioned a crude oil metering system for Fairfield Energy’s Dunlin Alpha platform in the UK northern North Sea.

Southwest Research Institute launches JIP to further oil and gas separation technology

07/23/2014

Southwest Research Institute reports the launch of a multimillion-dollar joint industry project (JIP) to better understand oil and gas separation technology.

Statoil awarded license offshore Colombia

07/23/2014

Statoil has been awarded interest in the COL4 license offshore Colombia in the Caribbean Sea in the 2014 Colombia Licensing Round.

LQT Industries awarded five new construction projects

07/23/2014 LQT Industries LLC, a full-service provider of accommodation facilities, design-build construction services, and support services to the oil and gas industry, has received new construction projects from five clients in the oil and gas industry.

COSCO Nantong delivers jackup rig to Asian buyer

07/23/2014

COSCO Corp. (Singapore) Ltd reports that COSCO (Nantong) Shipyard Co. Ltd, a subsidiary of the company's 51% owned COSCO Shipyard Group Co. Ltd, has delivered the jackup rig Kai Xuan Yi Hao to its Asian buyer.

Trial production of LS36-1 gas field begins

07/23/2014

Primeline Energy Holdings Inc. reports that trial production of gas from the LS36-1 gas field in the East China Sea has now begun.

FMC, operators to develop next-gen subsea equipment

07/23/2014 FMC Technologies Inc. (NYSE: FTI) has signed an agreement that establishes a joint industry program (JIP) with Anadarko Petroleum Corp., BP, ConocoPhillips, and Shell to develop a new generation of standardized subsea production equipment and syst...

N’Goma FPSO sails for block 15/06 offshore Angola

07/22/2014 The newly named N’Goma FPSO, which arrived just over a month ago in Angola, has now sailed for the Eni-operated offshore block 15/06, where mooring operations by the SBM Installer vessel will take place. OPS will operate the N’Goma FPSO.  

Tullow finds no pay in PL 507 in North Sea

07/22/2014

Tullow Oil plc did not encounter hydrocarbons in the Lupus exploratory well, 31/10-1, in the North Sea.