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Atkins acquires Houston Offshore Engineering

WS Atkins plc has acquired Houston Offshore Engineering LLC, an oil and gas offshore engineering business based in Houston, for $73 million (£45 million).

INPEX acquires additional interest in GoM project

INPEX Corp. subsidiary Teikoku Oil (North America) Co. Ltd. has acquired an additional participating interest in the Lucius deepwater US Gulf of Mexico project.

CGG to begin seismic survey offshore Gabon

CGG has signed a multi-client data agreement with the Ministère du Pétrole et des Hydrocarbures of the Republic of Gabon to launch a new multi-client survey program to acquire 35,000 sq km (13,514 sq mi) of BroadSeis 3D data over the latest available and awarded deepwater blocks offshore Gabon and 9,900 km (6,152 mi) of 2D data over the country’s ultra-deepwater area.

Eni secures two new blocks offshore Egypt

Eni has been awarded operatorship of two deepwater blocks in the Egyptian sector of the Mediterranean Sea under the latest EGAS bid round.

BHP Billiton and PEMEX to exchange deepwater expertise

BHP Billiton and PEMEX have signed a memorandum of understanding to exchange technical knowledge, information, experiences, and practices related to the oil and gas industry.

DOT in Aberdeen to focus on maximizing resource recovery

For the first time since its inception in 1981, the Deep Offshore Technology (DOT) International Conference & Exhibition will be held on the shores of the UK continental shelf Oct. 14-16, 2014, in Aberdeen, Scotland. 

Poco Verde extension well offshore Brazil finds gas

Petrobras has found gas in extension well 3-BRSA-1022-SES (3-SES-181) in the Poco Verde Discovery Evaluation plan on concession BM-SEAL-4.

MWCC conducts first system integration test on Eagle Texas

As deepwater basin exploration and development activity increases, so does the need for more capable and reliable equipment and innovative technology – two subjects of technical sessions at the recent 2014 SPE Deepwater Drilling and Completions Conference in Galveston, Texas.

Delta SubSea secures MPSV for deepwater GoM operations

Delta SubSea LLC has entered into an agreement with a subsidiary of Hornbeck Offshore Services Inc. for the HOS Bayou, one of Hornbeck’s recently constructed 300 class HOSMAX DP-2 multi-purpose service vessels (MPSVs). 

Deepwater Operations in Galveston to focus on technology and solutions

As the deepwater arena continually evolves, the industry is faced with ensuring safer operations, executing projects effectively, and controlling ever-increasing costs. These challenges will provide ample fodder for discussion at this year’s Deepwater Operations Conference & Exhibition in Galveston, Texas.

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