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Offshore Magazine

Oct 1, 2014
Volume 74, Issue 10
1410off-cover

Remembering Doc Laborde

Offshore's 60th Anniversary Coverage

Alden James “Doc” Laborde, an offshore industry pioneer, recently passed away at his home in New Orleans. He was 98. Laborde designed and built the first mobile offshore drilling unit, the submersible Mr. Charlie, and the first purpose built semisubmersible, the Ocean Driller.

Topsides, Platforms and Hulls conference 2014

Top Moments from Topsides, Platforms & Hulls 2014 conference

Check out a slideshow covering highlights from the Topsides, Platforms & Hulls 2014.

Commodity Index

Special Reports

All Offshore News

VAALCO, Sonangol secure offshore Angola license extension

10/30/2014

VAALCO Energy has entered into the subsequent exploration phase on block 5 offshore Angola with partner Sonangol P&P.

Ocean Endeavour spuds latest deepwater wildcat offshore Romania

10/30/2014

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.

Drilling under way on Lindaormen off mid-Norway

10/30/2014

The semisub Bredford Dolphin has spud an exploration well for Lundin Norway on the Lindaormen prospect in the Norwegian Sea.

Petrofac to continue Iraq offshore loading role

10/30/2014

South Oil Co. has awarded Petrofac a second contract extension to support the Iraq Crude Oil Expansion Project.

GMS lands Dutch North Sea maintenance support work

10/30/2014

Gulf Marine Services has won a contract for one of its Large Class self-propelled, self-elevating support vessels in the Dutch North Sea.

Golden Eagle nearing startup in North Sea

10/30/2014

Suncor Energy expects first oil from the Nexen-operated Golden Eagle project in the UK central North Sea before year-end.

PSA approves North Sea Gullfaks well campaign

10/30/2014

Petroleum Safety Authority Norway has sanctioned use of the semisub Deepsea Atlantic for drilling and well operations at Statoil’s Gullfaks Sør complex in the northern Norwegian North Sea.

Mid-2015 startup for North Sea Cladhan project

10/30/2014

Sterling Resources says the first production well (P1) has been drilled and completed at the TAQA-operated Cladhan oilfield development in the UK northern North Sea.

Cairn starts drilling second Senegal deepwater well

10/30/2014

Cairn Energy says the semisub Cajun Express has re-entered SNE-1, the second deepwater well in its exploration program offshore Senegal. The top hole was drilled earlier this year.

Weather slows Ebok facilities expansion off Nigeria

10/30/2014

Afren has issued an update on its development and exploration campaigns offshore West and East Africa.

VAALCO, Sonangol secure offshore Angola license extension

10/30/2014 VAALCO Energy has entered into the subsequent exploration phase on block 5 offshor...

VAALCO, Sonangol secure offshore Angola license extension

Oct 30, 2014 VAALCO Energy has entered into the subsequent exploration phase on block 5 offshor...

Golden Eagle nearing startup in North Sea

10/30/2014 Suncor Energy expects first oil from the Nexen-operated Golden Eagle project in th...

PSA approves North Sea Gullfaks well campaign

10/30/2014 Petroleum Safety Authority Norway has sanctioned use of the semisub Deepsea Atlant...

Lundin to spud Lindarormen prospect

10/30/2014 Lundin Petroleum has commenced exploratory drilling of well 6405/12-1 in PL584.

Unique Wellube to supply ADMA-OPCO with seal plugs

10/29/2014 Abu Dhabi Marine Operating Co. (ADMA-OPCO) has contracted Unique Wellube, a divisi...

BG to rethink options for Jackdaw in North Sea

10/29/2014 BG Group and its partners are delaying a sanction decision on the ultra-high-press...

GMS lands Dutch North Sea maintenance support work

10/30/2014 Gulf Marine Services has won a contract for one of its Large Class self-propelled,...

Ocean Endeavour spuds latest deepwater wildcat offshore Romania

10/30/2014 ExxonMobil Exploration and partner OMV Petrom have started drilling the Pelican So...

Technical Brief

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Business Briefs

GMS lands Dutch North Sea maintenance support work

Oct 30, 2014 Gulf Marine Services has won a contract for one of its Large Class self-propelled,...

DONG Energy updates on divestiture, joint development with Total

Oct 30, 2014 DONG Energy has agreed to divest 5% of the UK Edradour field to Total E&P UK L...

Pre-funding agreed for Gulf of Mexico subsalt StagSeis program

Oct 29, 2014 CGG says an unnamed international E&P company has committed pre-funding of the...

Two potential bids for Salamander Energy

Oct 29, 2014 Salamander Energy has received a conditional takeover offer from Ophir Energy.

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