Deepwater Oil Drilling: North Sea & Europe

Shell gets deepwater Bulgaria exploration permit

Bulgaria has selected Royal Dutch Shell to conduct deepwater Black Sea exploration.

Last piece of Statoil’s Polarled pipeline now in place

The final pipe in the Polarled pipeline project is now in place in 1,260 m (4,133 ft) of water at the Aasta Hansteen field. 

Ceona to sell Ceona Amazon, redundancies to follow

Multiple holdings within Ceona are insolvent in their debts under UK law and have gone into administration, the company confirmed via email to Offshore.

BP, Subsea 7 join deepwater m-pipe initiative

Magma Global has signed a joint development agreement with BP and Subsea 7 to qualify Magma's carbon fiber m-pipe for the next generation of subsea pipelines.

Aasta Hansteen project marks several firsts offshore Norway

Norway's first deepwater development, Aasta Hansteen, is expected to see first production in 4Q 2017.

European Commission issues new offshore safety directive

The readers of Offshore magazine are no doubt familiar with the events and consequences of the April 20, 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico: the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig and consequent injuries and loss of life; the uncontrolled flow of oil for 87 days; and the largest marine oil spill in the history of the industry.


Shell aimed to re-start exploration drilling offshore Alaska last month, assuming sea ice had cleared.


The Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board has conditionally approved Husky Energy's amended development plan for the White Rose extension project.


Rising oil production fuels bleak outlook

Despite the dramatic fall in oil prices, crude oil production, led by the US, Saudi Arabia, and Iraq, has been rising. This trend has been keeping supply well above the demand curve and further deteriorating the prospect of imminent oil price recovery.


Exploring Shell’s FLNG technological advances and opportunities

As the offshore industry looks to develop remote and stranded natural gas fields, the use of floating liquefied natural (FLNG) vessels has become a...
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Assessing Mexico’s new offshore oil & gas exploration opportunities

When Mexico’s historic energy reform legislation became law on Dec. 21, 2013, it opened the country to foreign investment in its oil and gas sector...

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...
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