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Deepwater Oil Drilling: North Sea & Europe

Pieter Schelte heads to Europe for construction completion

The Pieter Schelte, Allseas new platform installation/decommissioning and pipelay vessel, is on its way to Rotterdam for completion and testing.

Appraisal drilling could lead to Ormen Lange southern development

Norske Shell has completed drilling the appraisal well 6305/8-2 on the deepwater Ormen Lange gas field in the southern Norwegian Sea.

Shell to drill production well at deepwater Ormen Lange field

Norske Shell has clearance from Petroleum Safety Authority Norway for a new production well at the Ormen Lange gas field in the southern Norwegian Sea.

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.

DOT 2014: Deepwater BOP/riser can raise fatigue issue on shallow-water well

Some drilling equipment on modern deepwater rigs may not be optimal for wells in shallower water, particularly in harsh environments such as the North Sea.

ONS 2014 highlights next-phase deepwater drilling, subsea recovery challenges-full

Deepwater engineering contractors Aker Solutions, Baker Hughes, GE, and GVA outlined their visions of the way forward at the recent Offshore Northern Seas exhibition in Stavanger, Norway.

Maersk Supply Service orders six new large AHTS vessels

Maersk Supply Service has signed a newbuild contract with Kleven Maritime A/S for six anchor handling tug supply (AHTS) vessels with options for four additional vessels.

DOT 2014: Statoil takes hard look at Johan Castberg costs

Statoil is targeting a “pretty high level of cost cutting” for the deepwater Johan Castberg development in the Norwegian Barents Sea, said subsea project manager Benedicte Nordang at the DOT International conference.

DOT 2014: Hostile environment, volcanics complicate Rosebank planning

Chevron is having to address an unparalleled combination of issues to make Britain’s first deepwater project economic. 

Statoil sells Shah Deniz oilfield stake to Petronas

Statoil ASA has sold its 15.5% participating interest in the Shah Deniz production sharing agreement in Azerbaijan, 15.5% share in the South Caucasus Pipeline Co. (SCPC), 15.5% share in the SCPC holding company, and 12.4% share in the Azerbaijan Gas Supply Co. (AGSC) to Petronas.

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