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McDermott to install subsea equipment for Chevron at Jack/St. Malo

03/31/2015

Chevron USA Inc. has awarded McDermott International Inc. (NYSE:MDR) a contract to transport and install subsea umbilicals, manifolds, jumpers, and flying leads for the brownfield expansion of the Jack and St. Malo fields in the GoM.

Tyra field expansion onstream offshore Denmark

03/31/2015

Maersk Oil & Gas says production has started from the new unmanned Tyra Southeast-B platform in the Danish North Sea.

Myanmar awards deepwater offshore tracts to Reliance, Eni

03/31/2015

Reliance Industries Ltd. and Myanmar Oil & Gas Enterprise have signed production-sharing contracts for offshore Republic of the Union of Myanmar blocks M17 and M18. 

Azonto seeks to improve economics of gas plan offshore Côte d’Ivoire

03/31/2015

Azonto Petroleum has issued a progress report on its shallow-water Gazelle gas field development in block CI-202 offshore Côte d’Ivoire.

Heerema orders largest semisubmersible crane vessel from Jurong

03/31/2015

Heerema Offshore Services has signed a letter of intent with Jurong Shipyard Pte Ltd. for the engineering and construction of a new semisubmersible crane vessel.

Parkmead identifies prospects throughout new UK blocks

03/31/2015

Parkmead has issued an update on its exploration programs in the UK North Sea.

Thailand side track scores for KrisEnergy

03/31/2015

KrisEnergy Ltd. has drilled the Rossukon-2ST side track exploration well in G6/48 in the Gulf of Thailand following the Rossukon-2 oil and gas discovery. 

B&S looks to re-start Darwin drilling campaign offshore Falklands

03/31/2015

Borders & Southern (B&S) continues to seek partners to progress appraisal of its Darwin gas/condensate discovery south of the Falkland Islands.

Scana to engineer Ghana floater moorings

03/31/2015

Scana Offshore Vestby has won a contract to supply mooring equipment to Yinson Production (West Africa) in Singapore for use on the FPSO that will serve Eni’s Offshore Cape Three Points development project offshore Ghana.

North Sea Stella drilling draws to a close

03/31/2015

Ithaca Energy says completion operations are on-going on the fifth and final development well on the Stella field in the UK central North Sea.

New Zealand specifies offshore tracts available for bidding

03/31/2015

New Zealand has opened its 2015 petroleum exploration permit bidding.

Northern delays jackup rig deliveries

03/31/2015

Northern Offshore Ltd. (Oslo:NOF.OL) has negotiated a nine-month delay in the deliveries of its high-specification jackups, Energy Engager and Energy Encounter, from a shipyard in China. 

Total engages Wood Group for UK North Sea engineering support

03/31/2015

Total has awarded Wood Group a five-year contract in the UK North Sea, with an option for two one-year extensions.

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Statoil makes eighth discovery in block 2 offshore Tanzania

03/30/2015

Statoil’s Mdalasini-1 exploration well has resulted in a new natural gas discovery offshore Tanzania.

Keppel delivers second newbuild jackup to PEMEX

03/30/2015

Keppel FELS Ltd. has delivered the Kukulkan jackup rig to Mexican national oil company, PEMEX, safely, on time, and on budget. 

2H Offshore to provide engineering analysis for Johan Sverdrup offshore Norway

03/30/2015

Statoil has contracted 2H Offshore to provide tieback conductor, platform conductor, and surface riser engineering analysis on the Johan Sverdrup field in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea. 

Valiant Driller moves from Indonesia to India site

03/30/2015

Valiant Driller, owned by Jackup Drilling Pte. Ltd., has completed transportation from Indonesia on the COSCO heavy-lift vessel Xian Yun kou, following a float-on operation at the Port of Batu Ampar, Batam, Indonesia. 

ExxonMobil turns on Hadrian South taps in the deepwater GoM

03/30/2015

ExxonMobil Corp. has commenced production in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico at Hadrian South with facilities tied-back to the nearby Lucius project.

NPC tells US Energy Department to develop offshore Arctic potential

03/30/2015

The United States should develop its oil and gas potential in Alaska’s Arctic waters says an Energy Department advisory council.