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Maersk Oil gets go-ahead for UK North Sea Culzean project

08/31/2015

The UK Oil & Gas Authority has approved the development of the Maersk Oil-operated high-pressure/high-temperature Culzean field in the UK central North Sea.

Island, Edison Chouest launch newbuild offshore construction vessel

08/31/2015

Island Offshore and Edison Chouest Offshore have launched vessel, Yno 2, at the Ulstein Verft shipyard.

Songa Tryum to drill Sigrun East exploration well for Statoil

08/31/2015

As operator for exploration licenses 025 and 187, block 15/3, southern North Sea, Statoil has received from the PSA approval to drill exploration well 15/3-10 on the Sigrun East prospect using the Songa Tryum floater.

Sandvik Materials wins awards to supply offshore control lines in the Middle East

08/31/2015

Sandvik Materials Technology has won two contracts for offshore control lines for the oil and gas industry in the Middle East.

Flexlife wins orders for six flexible riser annulus test projects

08/31/2015

Flexlife will supply a total of six flexible riser annulus test projects to three North Sea operators, and two such projects in the Gulf of Mexico, one each to a pair of operators.

Eni reports huge deepwater gas discovery offshore Egypt

08/31/2015

Eni has what could prove to be a huge gas discovery offshore Egypt in its deepwater Zohr prospect. 

Schlumberger, IBM combine to offer integrated upstream operations services

08/31/2015

Schlumberger and IBM have teamed to provide integrated upstream services covering production operations projects.

Keppel O&M buys Cameron’s offshore rig business including LeTourneau designs

08/31/2015

Keppel Offshore & Marine USA has agreed to acquire Cameron International’s offshore rig business, including the LeTourneau jackup design, rig kit, and aftermarket services.

US offshore rig count down by two

08/31/2015

The US offshore drilling rig tally has dropped two rigs from the prior week, bringing the total to 30 in the Baker Hughes count.

Ezra, Chiyoba ink subsea MOU

08/28/2015

Under a binding memorandum of understanding with Ezra Holdings Ltd., Chiyoda Corp. will invest in Ezra’s subsea services business, EMAS AMC, to form EMAS CHIYODA Subsea, a 50/50 joint venture.

Seadrill defers deliveries of newbuild rigs

08/28/2015

Seadrill has issued an update on its rig building program and market prospects for drilling.

Iona negotiating farm-out of Orlando in North Sea

08/28/2015

Iona Energy expects cost for the Orlando tieback to the Ninian Central platform in the UK northern North Sea during 2015-2016 to be reduced from $215 million to $192 million. 

Ikon Science, PetroTrace Global extend JV scope

08/27/2015

Building on its joint venture with PetroTrace Global, Ikon Science now has the availability to process seismic data workflows using a new high performance computing cluster in its UK office.

McDermott nets second major contract from Aramco

08/27/2015

Saudi Aramco has awarded McDermott International a lump sum contract for brownfield work on various fields offshore Saudi Arabia.

NPD authorizes start-up of subsea compression at Gullfaks offshore Norway

08/27/2015

Statoil and its partners have secured the consent of the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate to operate a new subsea wet gas compressor and umbilical on the Gullfaks field in the North Sea.

Tap signs PSC for block offshore Myanmar

08/27/2015

Tap Oil has formalized its debut as an operator offshore Myanmar.

Al Shaheen well campaign passes halfway mark

08/27/2015

The current development of the Al Shaheen field offshore Qatar is progressing as planned, according to operator Maersk Oil, with the 50-well program more than half way complete.

SeaDragon considers potential new well in Gulf of Suez

08/27/2015

Seadragon Energy says the partners in the South Ramadan Concession in the offshore Gulf of Suez offshore Egypt have awarded a seismic reprocessing contract.

Lamprell implements efficiency measures at UAE yards

08/27/2015

Lamprell is investing in automation for some fabrication facilities at its yards in the UAE.