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WFS Technologies and Fugro to offer ‘first’ wireless ROV integration

07/29/2014 WFS Technologies, which delivers underwater wireless instrumentation and control solutions to offshore oil and gas operations, and Fugro Subsea Technologies, which designs, builds, and delivers the FCV range of ROVs to its Subsea Services Division...

Eco Atlantic set to acquire interest in block offshore Ghana

07/29/2014 Eco (Atlantic) Oil & Gas Ltd reports that the Parliament of the Republic of Ghana has ratified a petroleum agreement pursuant to which the company may acquire a 50.51% interest in the Deepwater Cape Three Points West block, located in the Tano...

BOEM calls for 2017 Beaufort Sea lease sale area nominations

07/29/2014

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has issued a call for information and nominations for a potential lease sale offshore Alaska.

Apache hits gas at Phoenix South-1

07/29/2014

Carnarvon Petroleum Ltd. reports that gas and indications of associated liquid hydrocarbons were observed in the Phoenix South-1 well, offshore Western Australia.

CNOOC, Primeline start up Lishui offshore China

07/29/2014

CNOOC has started production from the Lishui 36-1 gas field.

 

Saipem receives offshore drilling rig contract extensions

07/29/2014

Saipem has won four offshore drilling contracts with a total value of $540 million.

Processing under way of offshore Seychelles seismic

07/29/2014

The M/V Polar Duchess has completed the 1,528-sq km (590-sq mi) Junon 3D seismic survey offshore the Seychelles for operator Ophir Energy.

Talisman steps up exploratory drilling offshore Southeast Asia

07/29/2014

Talisman plans a two-well exploration campaign later this year offshore Vietnam in the Nam Con Son basin.

Survey to analyze UK offshore labor market

07/29/2014

Oil & Gas UK, OPITO, and the UK’s Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) have commissioned EY to “map” the UK upstream oil and gas labor market.

Dolphin receives new 7-Oceans seismic guard vessel

07/29/2014

Dolphin Group ASA reports that Dolphin Geophysical attended the naming ceremony of the 7-Oceans newbuild seismic guard vessel at the Maaskant Shipyard in the Netherlands on July 25.

Latest Technip vessel prepares for sea trials

07/28/2014

Technip’s latest subsea construction vessel has been officially named the North Sea Atlantic, following a ceremony staged by the vessel’s owner at the NorYards shipyard in Laksevåg.

Statoil cleared to shut in Gullfaks well

07/28/2014

Statoil has permission from Petroleum Safety Authority Norway to permanently plug a well at the Gullfaks Sør field in the North Sea.

Three-month seismic survey under way in Kara Sea

07/28/2014

The research vessel Geolog Dmitry Nalivkin sailed from Kirkenes in northern Norway last week to the Kara Sea off northern Russia.

Drilling resumes on FAN-1 well offshore Senegal

07/28/2014

FAR Ltd reports that drilling has resumed on the FAN-1 well offshore Senegal, following a modification to the Senegal drilling program to incorporate maintenance.

TDW uses isolation tool to replace leaking valves off Malaysia

07/28/2014 When several leaking valves were detected across multiple major gas trunk lines, as well as a defective section of feed line piping, an offshore Malaysia operator moved to replace them. To ensure that gas would flow with minimal disruption during ...

TAP issues contract notice for supply of large-diameter ball valves

07/28/2014

As part of its prequalification process for potential suppliers, Trans-Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) has issued a contract notice for large-diameter ball valves.

Hytech wins order for containerized air-dive spreads

07/28/2014 IHC Hytech has secured an order for two containerized air-dive spreads from Bluestream. The systems consist of a containerized 1,800-mm (6-ft) decompression chamber with a full three-dive control panel, and a separate machinery container that will...

ANP approves Petrobas’ plan to upgrade Marlim field

07/28/2014

The National Agency of Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels (ANP) has approved a plan for Petrobras to renew its development plan for the Marlim field offshore Brazil.

WorleyParsons receives a brownfield EPC agreement

07/28/2014

WorleyParsons Ltd will provide engineering, procurement, and construction management services under a brownfield EPCM services outline agreement.

Valemon topsides lifted into place

07/28/2014

Valemon’s topsides were lifted into place on the platform’s steel jacket in the North Sea.