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Lundin to spud Lindarormen prospect


Lundin Petroleum has commenced exploratory drilling of well 6405/12-1 in PL584.

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SEG 2014: Lenovo workstation design supports Landmark DecisionSpace G1


Halliburton and Lenovo have agreed to use the ThinkPad W540 workstation to support Landmark’s DecisionSpace G1 edition. The announcement came at the 2014 SEG International Exposition and 84th Annual Meeting in Denver.

SEG 2014: CGG features full waveform inversion


Full waveform inversion is one of the topics featured by CGG at the 2014 SEG International Exposition and 84th Annual Meeting.


Pre-funding agreed for Gulf of Mexico subsalt StagSeis program


CGG says an unnamed international E&P company has committed pre-funding of the contractor’s entire multi-client Gulf of Mexico StagSeis 871 offshore block program.


SPE ATCE 2014: Diamond drill bit provides improved durability in tough formations

10/29/2014 Schlumberger company Smith Bits has introduced the StingBlade conical diamond element bit. This is designed to increase run length and rate of penetration while also providing improved steering response in directional drilling.  

CHPL secures rig for Sea Horse area prospect


Carnarvon Hibiscus Pty Ltd. has signed a rig share agreement for an exploration well in the VIC/P57 permit offshore southeast Australia.


BP resumes gas flow from Rhum in North Sea


BP confirms it has restarted gas production at the Rhum field in the UK central North Sea.

Offshore Middle East contract for Saipem rig

Two potential bids for Salamander Energy


Salamander Energy has received a conditional takeover offer from Ophir Energy.

Lundin chases more reserves north of Johan Sverdrup


The semisub Island Innovator has spud the Kopervik exploration well offshore Norway for operator Lundin Norway.

Petrofac to manage Nova Scotia deepwater development study


The Government of Nova Scotia has contracted Petrofac to help identify the best means of exploiting the eastern Canadian province’s ultra-deepwater oil potential.

BG to rethink options for Jackdaw in North Sea


BG Group and its partners are delaying a sanction decision on the ultra-high-pressure/high-temperature Jackdaw project in the UK central North Sea.


PGNiG set for stake in Gina Krog project offshore Norway


Total E&P Norge has agreed to sell interests in various North Sea fields to Poland’s PGNiG Upstream International for $317 million.

Polarcus Asima to survey gas leads in Otway basin


3D Oil has contracted the Polarcus Asima to acquire the Flanagan 3D seismic survey in the T/49P permit in the Otway basin offshore southeast Australia.

Deltamarin to work with Jurong on Libra FPSO conversion


Deltamarin has entered into a contract with Jurong Shipyard for basic engineering of the Petrobras-operated Libra FPSO.


Petrobas’ P-66 platform’s first modules ready for load-out


The P-66 platform’s first modules are ready and loaded on the Sao Tome barge, Petrobras reported.

SPE ATCE 2014: Integrated data service improves cement operations


Schlumberger has introduced its Invizion Evaluation well integrity service, designed to help operators evaluate zonal isolation through integrated drilling, cementing and well logging data.

SPE ATCE 2014: PDC cutting system achieves improved ROP


Tercel Oilfield Products has unveiled its PDC drillbit MicroCORE cutting system, designed to redistribute high energy consumption from the center of the drill bit to more efficient areas of the cutting structure.


SEG 2014: Chevron renews Paradigm software access agreement


Chevron USA has signed a new, long-term agreement with Paradigm to access an expanded Paradigm product portfolio.