Deepwater Oil Drilling: North Sea & Europe

Providence identifies further potential in Irish frontier license

Providence Resources has provided an overview of its analysis of frontier exploration license 2/14 in the southern Porcupine basin offshore southwest Ireland.

Review finds strong hydrocarbon indicators in Newgrange offshore Ireland

Providence Resources has issued its latest findings on the Newgrange structure in the deepwater frontier exploration license 6/14, 260 km (161 mi) offshore southwest Ireland.

Subsea infrastructure taking shape at Aasta Hansteen off mid-Norway

Three subsea templates have been installed ahead of schedule at the Aasta Hansteen field in the Norwegian Sea in 1,300 m (4,265 ft) of water.

Shell inches closer to BG buy-out

The boards of Shell and BG Group have agreed on the terms of a recommended cash and share offer to be made by Shell for the entire issued and to be issued share capital of BG.

Frontier Ireland seismic analysis confirms Paleocene potential

Providence Resources has issued an overview of results from the Ruadhan 3D seismic survey in the northern Porcupine basin offshore western Ireland.

Providence identifies second large prospect in Irish frontier license

Providence Resources has issued an update on its analysis of deepwater frontier exploration license 2/14 in the southern Porcupine basin offshore Ireland.

Gymir discovery lifts Aasta Hansteen gas reserves

Statoil has managed a third successive gas discovery in the Aasta Hansteen area of the Norwegian Sea.

Ultra-deepwater production set for steady growth, report claims

Analyst Douglas Westwood predicts oil and gas production from ultra-deepwater fields (>1,000m/3,281 ft) will grow 7.7% during 2015-2021.

Seatronics and Neptune Oceanographics announce global rental agreement

Acteon’s Seatronics has signed a rental agreement with Neptune Oceanographics, granting Seatronics access to Neptune’s range of leak detection systems globally. 

Study examines options for protecting harsh environment subsea facilities

TWI has initiated a joint industry project examining the benefits of combining thermally-sprayed aluminum coatings and cathodic protection to thermally cycled risers and subsea pipelines.


Anadarko’s decommissioning of the first-ever cell spar in the Gulf of Mexico

The Red Hawk spar made history throughout its design life, commissioned and decommissioned as the first of its kind. Heralded as the first cell spa...

Offshore Design Optioneering using Cloud Computing

Cloud computing opens up to offshore engineering teams the opportunity to take advantage of almost unlimited computing power and data storage capab...

Falling oil prices and the offshore oil and gas industry: assessing the state of the market

The precipitous decline in oil prices has brought many areas of the oil and gas industry to a standstill. Yet while some sectors are feeling the pi...
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