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Suncor gets go-ahead to drill offshore Norway

01/26/2015

Norway’s Petroleum Safety Authority has granted Suncor Energy Norge AS consent to drill exploration well 34/4-14 S and A in the Norwegian Sea.

Online exclusive: offshore industry has cause for hope amidst falling oil prices

01/26/2015 The oil and gas been hit hard by the rapid decline in the price of crude over the past few months, but the offshore sector should have some cause for optimism in the near term and beyond, says Mike Haney, director of energy analyst firm Douglas-We...

African Petroleum updates prospects offshore Côte d’Ivoire and Liberia

01/26/2015

African Petroleum Corp. has released data from an assessment of its prospective oil resources done by ERC Equipoise Ltd. 

Third Barossa well finds gas offshore northern Australia

01/26/2015

Santos says an appraisal well has proved more gas at the Barossa discovery in the NT/RL5 permit offshore Northern Territory.

Spike details offshore Norway license awards

01/26/2015

Spike Exploration Holding has secured four licenses under the 2014 Norwegian APA (Awards in Pre-defined Areas) License Round.

Aker Geo changes name to First Geo

01/26/2015

Subsurface consultancy Aker Geo is now operating under the First Geo brand.  

Wood Mackenzie looks at oil industry business prospects

01/26/2015

Wood Mackenzie has listed the parameters it expects to see at work that will affect the upstream petroleum industry going forward.

Ennsub completes Wheatstone installation

01/26/2015

Ennsub has completed the design, manufacture, testing, and installation of bespoke sealing systems offshore Australia at the Wheatstone LNG platform.

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Sikorsky opens Houston office

01/26/2015

Sikorsky has opened its first Houston office.

BP’s Juniper mooring and foundation installation complete

01/26/2015

InterMoor has completed mooring and foundation installation for bpTT’s Juniper gas project offshore Trinidad and Tobago. 

DNV GL opens office in China

01/26/2015

DNV GL has opened a new office in Nanjing, China, to serve the central China area operations.

Offshore US rig count holds steady

01/26/2015

Baker Hughes count of rigs operating offshore US held steady last week at 54. Of this number, 53 were in the Gulf of Mexico.

BSEE, USCG respond to Energy XXI platform fire

01/23/2015

The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) is responding to a damaged unmanned platform in South Timbalier block 27 in the Gulf of Mexico.

OneSubsea announces Jack/St. Malo involvement

01/23/2015

Chevron Corp. recently achieved first oil from the Jack and St. Malo fields in the Gulf of Mexico. OneSubsea, a Cameron and Schlumberger company, supplied the subsea production and processing systems for these deepwater fields.

New Saudi King pledges continuity in energy and foreign policies

01/23/2015

As King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz was laid to rest and his brother Salman became king of the world’s top oil exporter, Brent crude oil rose on Friday to a high of $49.80, up $1.28/bbl, before easing to around $49.20.

UK government steps up consultations on offshore tax relief

01/23/2015

Oil & Gas UK has welcomed a further consultation by Britain’s government on a basin-wide UK offshore investment allowance.

Petrobras hails lower-cost subsea tree deployment

01/23/2015

Petrobras says it deployed its first wet christmas tree at the end of last year using cables in the presalt area of the Santos basin.

Alma/Galia platform nears sailaway

01/23/2015

EnQuest says mechanical completion was achieved before Christmas on the semisubmersible platform for the Alma/Galia field development in the UK North Sea.

Advent plans seismic study offshore southeast Australia

01/23/2015

MEC Resources subsidiary Advent Energy has started preparing the environment plan for a seismic survey in the offshore Sydney basin.