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BMT to monitor Egina risers offshore Nigeria

Saipem has contracted BMT Scientific Marine Services to supply the riser integrity monitoring systems for Total’s deepwater Egina development, 150 km (93 mi) offshore Nigeria. 

Noble Energy sets early 2018 target for Leviathan start-up

Noble Energy says reservoir and facility performance has been strong at its Tamar development offshore Israel, with only two hours of downtime reported during 3Q 2014. 

Ocean Endeavour spuds latest deepwater wildcat offshore Romania

ExxonMobil Exploration and partner OMV Petrom have started drilling the Pelican South-1 exploration well in the Neptun block in the Romanian sector of the Black Sea.

Cairn starts drilling second Senegal deepwater well

Cairn Energy says the semisubmersible Cajun Express has re-entered SNE-1, the second deepwater well in its exploration program offshore Senegal. 

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.

Hess, partners sanction Stampede development in the deepwater GoM

Hess Corp. and its partners will proceed with the development of Stampede, an oil and gas project in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico.

Maersk secures contract for newbuild drillship Maersk Venturer

Maersk Drilling’s third drillship, Maersk Venturer, which was delivered Sept. 25 from the Samsung Heavy Industries shipyard in Geoje-Si, South-Korea, has secured a short-term contract with Total.

Ophir to acquire deepwater exploration licenses

Ophir Energy plc has entered into an agreement with Niko Resources to acquire interests in seven deepwater production sharing contracts in Indonesia.

Eni reports significant gas find offshore Indonesia

Eni has made an important gas find in the Merakes exploration prospect, in the East Sepinggan block offshore Indonesia, where Eni is operator with a 100% stake.

Repsol makes oil discovery in Gulf of Mexico

Repsol has made a new discovery of high-quality oil in the US Gulf of Mexico. The find was made 352 km (219 mi) from the Louisiana coast in an ultra-deepwater well named León, located in the Keathley Canyon 642 block.

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