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KrisEnergy gears up to spud Rayrai exploratory well in Gulf of Thailand

04/24/2015

KrisEnergy has announced that the Key Gibraltar jackup has commenced drilling of the Rayrai-1 exploratory well in block G10/48 in the Gulf of Thailand.

CNOOC provides update on offshore assets

04/24/2015

CNOOC Ltd. has announced that total net production in 1Q 2015 increased 9.4% year-over-year to 118.3 MMboe.

Cameron unveils Letourneau Jaguar class self-elevating drilling unit

04/24/2015

Cameron has introduced a new drilling unit to the market, the Letourneau Jaguar class self-elevating mobile offshore drilling unit.

Test lab to simulate deepwater reeled installation techniques

04/24/2015

Element Materials Technology is preparing a joint industry project to test subsea pipeline installation techniques.

Caley, Hampidjan form fiber rope venture

04/24/2015

Offshore handling system specialist Caley Ocean Systems has teamed up with Icelandic rope manufacturer Hampidjan to offer “steel-like” fiber ropes to the offshore sector. 

Congressional members urge increased OCS energy access

04/24/2015

Members of the US Congress urge increased access to energy resources on the outer continental shelf. 

Premier suspends Isobel Deep well off Falklands

04/24/2015

Operator Premier Oil has suspended operations on the (Isobel Deep well offshore the Falkland Islands following a problem detected on the drilling rig’s BOP, according to partner Falkland Oil and Gas Ltd.

DOF Rederi unloads PSV

04/24/2015

DOF Rederi AS has sold its Skandi Falcon vessel.

Schlumberger acquires interest in Spectrum's Pelotas seismic survey

04/24/2015

Spectrum has entered into a cooperation agreement with Schlumberger to acquire 50% ownership in Spectrum's Pelotas multi-client program offshore Brazil.

IPB gets program variation approval for offshore Australia

04/24/2015

IPB Petroleum has reached the secondary term of its WA-424-P exploration permit offshore Australia in the Browse basin, receiving approval for a variation on the work program.

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InterMoor completes mooring replacement project offshore Equatorial Guinea

04/23/2015

InterMoor Inc. has replaced components in an FPU mooring system offshore Equatorial Guinea on schedule.

Heerema calls on Applus RTD for Kaombo development testing

04/23/2015

Applus RTD has won a contract from Heerema Marine Contractors as part of the Kaombo development offshore Angola.

ConocoPhillips scores gas in deepwater well off Angola

04/23/2015

ConocoPhillips' (NYSE: COP) Omosi-1 deepwater exploration well in block 37 offshore Angola in the Kwanza basin has been drilled to a TD of 20,666 ft (6,299 m). 

Fugro sets seafloor drill water depth record

04/23/2015

Fugro has set a seafloor drill water depth record of 2,923 m (9,589 ft) while completing a combined sampling and piezocone penetration testing borehole to 62 m (203 ft) below the seafloor.

 

Deepwater Black Sea gas opens competition, analyst claims

04/23/2015

Wood Mackenzie suggests recent deepwater developments in the Black Sea, notably ExxonMobil/OMV Petrom’s play-opening 2.5-tcf Domino discovery in the Romanian sector, could have a major impact on the region’s gas supply dynamics.

Albacora well offshore Peru comes up dry

04/23/2015

The Albacora A-22D well offshore Peru in block Z-1 has found no oil shows in three target zones. 

Huisman opens production facility in Brazil

04/23/2015

Huisman has opened a new production facility in Navegantes, Santa Catarina state, south Brazil. 

OneSubsea to provide equipment for Taurus Libra offshore Egypt

04/23/2015

OneSubsea has received a multi-million dollar contract to supply subsea systems for BP’s West Nile Delta Taurus Libra development offshore Egypt.

ADNOC looks to boost offshore oil production

04/23/2015

Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. (ADNOC) plans to invest more than $25 billion to lift production from its offshore fields over the next five years, according to a Reuters report.