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Authorities end four-year Deepwater Horizon accident cleanup

04/22/2014

The US Coast Guard has ended patrols and operations on the final three shoreline miles in Louisiana, bringing to a close the four-year active cleanup following the Deepwater Horizon accident.

Todd Energy adopts Paradigm software suite

04/22/2014

Todd Energy has acquired a comprehensive suite of Paradigm’s seismic interpretation, formation evaluation, and reservoir modeling software.

Neptune Marine receives contract for work on Ichthys

04/22/2014

McDermott has awarded Neptune Marine Services Ltd. a survey and ROV contract on the Ichthys LNG project.

Hydrasun to expand specialist manufacturing capabilities to meet subsea demands

04/22/2014

Hydrasun, a provider of integrated fluid transfer, power, and control solutions to the global energy market, is expanding its operations with a £3 million ($5 million) investment in its specialist manufacturing facility in Aviemore, Scotland.

Ennsub to build two ultra-deepwater ROV deployment systems

04/22/2014

ROVOP has awarded Ennsub a multi-million-pound contract for the design and manufacture of two ultra-deepwater work-class ROV launch and recovery systems to be installed into Ceona’s newbuild multiple-lay vessel, the Ceona Amazon.

Côte d’Ivoire amends PSCs to blocks CI-509, CI-513

04/22/2014

African Petroleum Côte d’Ivoire Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of African Petroleum Corp. Ltd., and the government of Côte d’Ivoire have agreed on amendments to the production sharing contracts related to blocks CI-509 and CI-513.

Baker Hughes, Aker Solutions form subsea production alliance

04/22/2014

Baker Hughes Inc. and Aker Solutions ASA have agreed to form an alliance to develop technology for production solutions that will boost output, increase recovery rates, and reduce costs for subsea fields.

Three EDC jackups at work in Caspian Sea

04/22/2014

Eurasia Drilling Co. (EDC) has issued an update on its offshore drilling programs in the Caspian Sea.

Ocean Installer to manage North Sea Dunlin subsea construction

04/22/2014

Fairfield Energy has contracted Ocean Installer for dive support and light subsea construction work at the Dunlin field in the UK northern North Sea.

Gazprom looks to increase gas production through Black Sea pipeline

04/22/2014

Gazprom is considering expanding capacity of the Blue Stream gas pipeline between Russia and Turkey.

Dragon Oil expands offshore Turkmenistan drilling fleet

04/22/2014

Dragon Oil has three drilling rigs operating in the Cheleken Contract Area of the Turkmen sector of the Caspian Sea, with Land Rig 2 expected to start drilling before mid-year.

North West Shelf seismic sweep nears completion

04/22/2014

Woodside Petroleum says the 4,050-sq km (1,564-sq mi) North West Shelf Fortuna 3D seismic survey is expected to be completed by the end of May.

PUQ deck departs UAE for Golden Eagle in North Sea

04/22/2014

Lamprell has completed the production, utilities, and quarters (PUQ) deck for Nexen Petroleum’s Golden Eagle area development platform in the UK central North Sea.

Fred. Olsen to overhaul two drilling semis

04/22/2014

Fred. Olsen Energy has identified a need for structural upgrades of its semisubmersible Blackford Dolphin during a class renewal survey.

OTC 2014: SBM Offshore increases operating range of high pressure swivels

04/21/2014

SBM Offshore has been recognized by the OTC Spotlight Awards committee for the very high pressure fluid swivel.

Tracerco granted patent for flow measurement technology

04/21/2014

Tracerco, part of the FTSE 100 Johnson Matthey PLC, has won a patent for its oil and gas flow measurement technology, which allows empirical measurement of hydrocarbon flow from individual stages in a well.

COSCO updates new vessel contracts

04/21/2014

COSCO Corp. (Singapore) Ltd. has updated its recent contracts. The collective contracts are valued at $100 million in total.

Petrobras offshore presalt production breaks new record

04/21/2014

Petrobras reports that, on April 15, the company’s oil production in the area known as the Presalt Province, in the Santos and Campos basins, reached the mark of 428,000 b/d, which represents a new daily production record.

Technip wins Kaombo umbilical contract

04/21/2014

Angoflex Ltda (owned jointly with Sonangol) and Technip subsidiary DUCO Ltd., has won a lump-sum contract from Total E&P Angola.

OTC 2014: GE Oil & Gas provides ground fault immune ESP monitoring system

04/21/2014

GE Oil & Gas has won an OTC Spotlight Award for the Zenith GFI ground fault immune ESP monitoring system.