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Marine Contracting wins EPCI contract for Cantarell field offshore Mexico

09/18/2014 Marine Contracting has received an engineering, procurement, construction, and installation contract (EPCI) from Jord Oil & Gas B.V. to install an interconnecting bridge and tripod support structure for the Cantarell field in the Gulf of Mexic...

Wild Well Control shows new Singapore capping stack


Wild Well Control has unveiled a new subsea capping stack for use in a deepwater well control incident. 

GE to supply subsea manifolds for presalt fields offshore Brazil


Petrobras has awarded GE Oil & Gas a $300-million-plus contract to supply subsea manifold systems for presalt fields offshore Brazil.

Falkland basin group sets sights on oil


Noble Energy has re-evaluated the potential of numerous offshore licenses in the south and east Falkland basin.

Mermaid wins diving work offshore Middle East


Mermaid Maritime’s subsidiary in the Middle East has been awarded two saturation diving services contracts for offshore projects, both of six to eight months duration. 

Caterpillar launches new FPSO power generation module


Caterpillar Oil & Gas is launching the Cat Offshore Power Generation Module, a new modular solution for FPSO and offshore platform main power, at the 2014 Rio Oil & Gas Expo and Conference in Rio de Janeiro.

Eni reports new oil discovery offshore Angola

09/17/2014 Eni has made a new oil discovery in block 15/06, in the Ochigufu exploration prospect, in deep water offshore Angola. Oghigufu is the 10th commercial oil discovery made in block 15/06. The new discovery is estimated to contain 300 MMbbl of oil in ...

AGR to provide well intelligence software to Lundin Norway AS

09/17/2014 AGR reports that its Software Solutions division has signed a contract with Lundin Norway AS. The two-year deal includes AGR’s latest software offering, iQx, which is designed to simplify the planning and execution of wells, as well as maintenance...

Hydramec chooses Scantrol LARS system for ROV


Scantrol has delivered an active heave compensation (AHC) package for a launch and recovery system (LARS) to serve an observation ROV. The LARS is designed by Hydramec.


iSURVEY awarded two-year contract with Island Offshore


iSURVEY has been awarded a two-year contract with offshore vessel owner, Island Offshore Management. iSURVEY will provide positioning services to Island Offshore as part of a call-off arrangement.

Woodside selects Lloyd's Register Energy as global inspection provider


Woodside has chosen Lloyd’s Register Energy as one of its global inspection providers. The new contract will help to ensure that the components and equipment Woodside procures globally meet quality expectations.

Drilling begins on Libra field offshore Brazil


With a target depth of 5,850 m (19,193 ft), the first appraisal well was spudded on Libra field off the coast of Brazil in early August.

Statoil to temporarily lay up COSL Pioneer


Due to overcapacity in its rig portfolio, Statoil will lay up the COSL Pioneer rig in 4Q 2014.

Millionth barrel of oil produced at Prirazlomnoye field


Prirazlomnoye field has produced its millionth barrel of oil. A second tanker is currently being loaded.

ONGC Videsh signs LOI with PetroVietnam


ONGC Videsh Ltd. and PetroVietnam have signed a letter of intent to explore for oil and gas offshore Vietnam.

Human factors engineering improves accident prevention


In May of this year, Oil & Gas UK published an update to its BOP System Guidelines with the aim of describing good practices for subsea and offshore surface BOP operations on the UK continental shelf.

Jee secures BP contract extension


Jee Ltd. has signed a three-year contract renewal with BP potentially valued in excess of £4.5 million ($7.3 million).


09/17/2014 The 2014-2015 board of directors for the Society of Exploration Geophysicists are: incoming President Chris Liner, President-elect John Bradford, Rob Stewart as first vice president, Eve Sprunt as second vice president, Alison Small as treasurer, ...

New approach to SCR flexjoint inspection, maintenance


A new flex joint cleaning tool has been designed for steel catenary riser flexible joints in deepwater developments, to meet the inspection requirements of the flexible elastomeric element.

Helical strake testing suggests path to VIV solution

09/17/2014 Vibration in subsea risers caused by vortex shedding is a challenge to operations in deepwater. Proper management of vortex induced vibration requires a balance between acceptable movement and the cost of suppression. To address the questions invo...