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Iran sanctions new wave of platform construction

11/26/2014

New development projects are under way on two offshore Iranian fields in the Persian Gulf, according to news service Shana.

Gas reserves increase at Aphrodite offshore Cyprus

11/26/2014

Delek Drilling says a review has raised estimated natural gas and condensate resources in the deepwater Aphrodite reservoir offshore Cyprus.

UK operators skeptical on ‘regime change,’ survey finds

11/26/2014

Companies operating in the UK North Sea need to adapt to make the most of the sector’s potential, according to a new report from Deloitte.

Iran re-examines potential of Sepand gas field

11/26/2014

Exploratory drilling has started at the Sepand gas field, 250 km (155 mi) from Kish Island in the Persian Gulf.

Topaz support vessel demand steady in Caspian, Middle East

11/26/2014

Topaz Energy and Marine has added four new DP-2 platform supply vessels (PSVs) to its fleet this year: Topaz Seema, Topaz Xara, Topaz Faye, and Caspian Voyager

Unique unveils latest diving innovation

11/26/2014

Unique Maritime Group subsidiary Unique Hydra (UH) has introduced the HYDRACraft diving daughtercraft system.

Woodside to explore ultra-deepwaters offshore Morocco

11/26/2014

Woodside has contracted to explore offshore Morocco in the Rabat Ultra Deep Offshore area.

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Keppel AmFELS delivers fourth rig to Perforadora Central

11/26/2014

Keppel AmFELS LLC has delivered the jackup rig, Coatzacoalcos, to Mexico’s Central Panuco SA De CV, a subsidiary of Mexico's Perforadora Central SV De CV on time, within budget, and with zero lost-time incidents.

Helix contracts Damen for MSV Seawell upgrade

11/26/2014

Helix UK has contracted Damen Shiprepair Vlissingen for a major upgrade on the MSV Seawell, a light well intervention/dive support vessel. The Seawell is expected at the yard in the latter part of December.

Seabox to lead subsea water treatment JIP

11/26/2014 Seabox will lead a joint industry project with Az ACG Ltd. (the state oil company of the Azerbaijan Republic – SOCAR), Suncor, SIPCO, and two oil majors, with Research Council of Norway support, to advance subsea water treatment closer to full-sca...

Online Exclusive: Deloitte: The Next Chapter of the Energy Renaissance

11/25/2014 Oil and gas professionals believe that the United States has enough affordable natural gas production to meet rising and changing sources of demand, and that the country will be self-sufficient in oil in five to 10 years, according to a Deloitte s...

Ikon Science joins SEAM

11/25/2014

Ikon Science has joined the consortium for the SEG Advanced Modeling (SEAM) program and will work on the third phase of this initiative to evaluate and advance the current methodologies for pre-drill pressures and hazard predictions.  

Subsea 7 lands GoM installation for Shell

11/25/2014

Royal Dutch Shell has awarded Subsea 7 a contract for installation work in the Gulf of Mexico. The contract value is in the range of $50 million to $100 million.

Teledyne Webb Research delivers Slocum G2 gliders to Blue Ocean

11/25/2014

Teledyne Webb Research has sold and delivered a Slocum G2 glider to Blue Ocean Monitoring Pty. Ltd. for use in commercial oil and gas related applications.

SeaBotix to join Teledyne Marine Systems

11/25/2014

SeaBotix, part of the recent Bolt Technology Corp. acquisition by parent company Teledyne Technologies Inc., will join the Marine Systems group.

ERSAI awarded contract in Caspian

11/25/2014

Saipem, through its controlled company ERSAI Caspian Contractor LLC, has won a new engineering and construction contract in the Caspian region.

JDR wins deepwater West Africa umbilical order

11/25/2014

Royal Niger Emerging Technologies, a Nigerian oil and gas service company, has awarded JDR a fasttrack contract supporting the West African Abo project for the manufacture of a 1.55-km (1-mi) hybrid of steel tube and thermoplastic umbilical.

FMC commissions subsea equipment for Bonga North West offshore Nigeria

11/25/2014

FMC Technologies Inc. has commissioned its first subsea production tree built entirely in Nigeria. 

Second Libra well on track offshore Brazil

11/25/2014

Petrobras says a second appraisal well in the Libra block in the Santos basin has reached the salt base.