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Ivory Coast signs deals with ExxonMobil for two oil blocks

12/18/2014

Ivory Coast has signed production sharing agreements with Exxon Mobil for two ultra-deepwater blocks in the Gulf of Guinea.

Fugro receives third and final vessel of series

12/18/2014

Fugro has received the third of a series of three Fugro offshore coastal survey vessels being built by Damen. Like the other vessels in this series, Fugro Frontier is a compact, diesel-electric FOCSV designed for a variety of tasks.

African Petroleum enters first renewal period on Senegal license

12/18/2014

African Petroleum Senegal Ltd. has received confirmation of its first renewal period on license Senegal Offshore Sud Profond.

MOS awarded subsea construction contract

12/18/2014 Mermaid Offshore Services Ltd., recently renamed Mermaid Subsea Services (Thailand) Ltd., has been awarded a subsea construction contract in the Gulf of Thailand, serving an international fabrication and installation contractor whose end customer ...

Nexans dispatches first Shah Deniz Stage 2 DEH cables

12/18/2014

Nexans has delivered its first subsea direct electrical heating (DEH) system consignment to BP for use in the Shah Deniz Stage 2 project in the Azeri sector of the Caspian Sea.

Petrojarl I to be converted for early production operations offshore Brazil

12/18/2014

Teekay Offshore Partners has entered an agreement to provide an FPSO for the Atlanta field in the Santos basin offshore Brazil.

Oil spill training center unveiled in northern Norway

12/18/2014

Oil spill management specialist Aptomar and partner Transas have developed what they claim is the world’s most advanced oil spill combat simulator, in cooperation with the North Cape Maritime Training Center in northern Norway. 

Bahamas parliament to review exploration proposals

12/18/2014

Bahamas Petroleum Co. (BPC) says a new Petroleum Act and associated regulations for oil exploration in the Bahamas has been placed before the country’s parliament. 

PSA approves Oseberg life extension offshore Norway

12/18/2014

Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) Norway has sanctioned continued operations at the Oseberg Vestflanke in the North Sea.

NDC receives latest newbuild jackup

12/18/2014

Lamprell has completed construction of the jackup Shuwehat within budget, and has delivered the rig to Abu Dhabi’s National Drilling Co. (NDC).  

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SPS Overlay provides side impact protection on three FPSOs

12/17/2014

SPS Overlay has provided side impact protection for three FPSOs. The work was carried out at Enseada do Paraguaçu SA Shipyards (EEP) in Brazil and at the COSCO (Dalian) Shipyard in China.

FMC Technologies awarded subsea systems contract offshore Nigeria

12/17/2014

FMC Technologies Inc. has received an order from Star Deep Water Petroleum Ltd. (a Chevron company), operator of the Agbami field, to provide subsea equipment for operations in the Agbami field, offshore Nigeria.

EMGS enters into data licensing agreement

12/17/2014

Electromagnetic Geoservices ASA (EMGS) has entered into a data licensing agreement worth $7.1 million with an unnamed oil company for the provision of 3D EM data from EMGS' multi-client data library in the Barents Sea.

2H Offshore to deliver lightweight conductor-supported platform

12/17/2014

2H Offshore, an Acteon company, will deliver a lightweight conductor-supported platform for EQ Petroleum Developments Malaysia Sdn Bhd for installation in the Tanjong Baram field, offshore Malaysia.

Subsea 7 wins installation contract in US GoM

12/17/2014

Subsea 7 SA has won a contract from Hess Corp. for installation work in support of the Stampede Project in deepwater US Gulf of Mexico.

QIC extends international expansion with new base in Malaysia

12/17/2014

QIC Inc. has established new offices in Kuala Lampur and Labuan, Malaysia, to further serve customers in the Asia/Pacific region.

MultiClient Geophysical awards Nordic Maritime 2D seismic survey

12/17/2014

Nordic Maritime Pte. Ltd. has won a contract to provide 2D seismic survey work offshore Indonesia by MultiClient Geophysical (Pte) Ltd.

Blackhawk unveils wireless cement head

12/17/2014

Blackhawk Specialty Tools has developed the Hawkeye, a wireless top drive cement head that enhances speed, efficiency, and safety in cementing operations.

Atlantic reins in North Sea capex

12/17/2014

Atlantic Petroleum has budgeted total capex next year of around DKK 110 million ($18.4 million).