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Noble hits pay in deepwater GOM

Noble Energy Inc. has successfully completed both the Katmai exploration well and the Dantzler appraisal well in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico.

ONS 2014: Statoil moves to prove more gas at Aasta Hansteen

Statoil plans to drill three exploration wells during 2014-15 in an attempt to prove more gas for the deepwater Aasta Hansteen field development in the Norwegian Sea.

ABS completes second deepwater vessel with ISQM notation

ABS has completed the Rowan Resolute ultra-deepwater drillship.

ONS 2014: GE shows Deepwater Vertical Xmas Tree

GE Oil & Gas has unveiled its Deepwater Vertical Xmas Tree at its new Technology Solutions Center in Stavanger in conjunction with Offshore Northern Seas 2014.

ONS 2014: GE opens new Technology Solutions Center

GE Oil & Gas has used ONS 2014 to formally unveil its new Technology Solutions Center located in Stavanger.

Optimism reigns following Mexico’s oil and gas reform

Optimism regarding Mexico’s oil and gas future continues to grow as new rules and operating procedures are rolling out subsequent to last year’s constitutional amendment and the more recent passage of secondary laws by the legislature.

Petrobras finds more oil in Moita Bonita

Petrobras has proven an extension of a gas and light oil discovery in the Moita Bonita area of the Sergipe-Alagoas basin offshore Brazil.

Technip adapts production process to new-generation umbilicals

As deepwater projects become increasingly larger in scope and with longer-distance step-outs, the onus is on subsea equipment manufacturers to speed up production to deliver their higher-volume orders on schedule. Technip Umbilicals, formerly known as DUCO, Ltd., has responded by upgrading the steel tube manufacturing process at its complex in Newcastle in northeast England. The centerpiece is a new multi-level, 58-m (190-ft) high vertical helix assembly machine housed within a purpose-built building claimed to be one of Europe's tallest.

New casing retrieval tool lowers cost of deepwater P&A operations

During the next eight years, both the North Sea and the Gulf of Mexico are expected to see significant numbers of P&A projects. Integrated approaches with contingencies to handle the unknowns associated with these operations will be critical to the safety, efficiency, and economics of these projects. A new casing retrieval technology has been developed to specifically address deepwater P&A needs. The Harpoon cut-and-pull spear is designed to increase the likelihood of retrieving the casing in each run by performing multiple recovery attempts in a single trip.

Frontier seismic survey reaches Newgrange offshore Ireland

Providence Resources says 2D seismic survey operations have started over the Newgrange prospect area, 260 km (161 mi) offshore southwest Ireland.

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