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Oct 1, 2014
Volume 74, Issue 10
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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

Hoover Container Solutions moves to new Australian complex

10/22/2014

Hoover Container Solutions Pty Ltd., a subsidiary of Hoover Group Inc., has moved to a larger and newly renovated facility in Perth, Western Australia, to accommodate its expansion in the region.

UT-led team to study GoM hydrates as energy source

10/22/2014

A research team led by the University of Texas has received $58 million to analyze deposits of frozen methane offshore under the Gulf of Mexico to establish its potential to increase the world’s energy supply.

Norway’s high taxes hinder Arctic oil viability

10/22/2014

States and international oil companies are banking on the Arctic as a major source of future oil and gas production, but the high costs and risks involved with operations in the area mean that an attractive fiscal regime is essential if developments are to be commercially viable, says an analyst with research and consulting firm GlobalData.

Total names de Margerie’s successors

10/22/2014

Total has appointed Thierry Desmarest as chairman of the board of directors and Patrick Pouyanné as CEO and president of the Executive Committee.

Noble Energy elects president and CEO

10/22/2014

Noble Energy Inc.'s board of directors has elected David L. Stover as president and CEO. 

Willbros Group elects CEO

10/22/2014

Robert R. Harl has relinquished his CEO and director positions at Willbros ahead of his planned retirement on Jan. 2, 2015.

Shell announces deepwater gas discovery offshore Gabon

10/22/2014

Shell has announced a frontier exploration discovery offshore Gabon, West Africa. The Leopard-1 well encountered a gas column with approximately 200 m (656 ft) net gas pay in a presalt reservoir.


Statoil proves new oil in Grane area of North Sea

10/21/2014

Operator Statoil, together with with its PL169 partners, has proved new oil resources in the D-structure in the vicinity of the Grane field in the North Sea.

RSI awarded seismic reservoir characterization project

10/21/2014

RSI has been chosen to provide rock physics-driven inversion and interpretation services to a Latin American NOC over a northern Caribbean offshore asset.

Ophir completes drillstem test offshore Equatorial Guinea

10/21/2014

Ophir Energy plc has completed a drillstem test on the Fortuna-2 well in block R offshore Equatorial Guinea.

 

Ophir completes drillstem test offshore Equatorial Guinea

10/21/2014 Ophir Energy plc has completed a drillstem test on the Fortuna-2 well in block R o...

Shell announces deepwater gas discovery offshore Gabon

Oct 22, 2014 Shell has announced a frontier exploration discovery offshore Gabon, West Africa. ...

Norway’s high taxes hinder Arctic oil viability

10/22/2014 States and international oil companies are banking on the Arctic as a major source...

FEED under way for UK offshore CO2 pipeline

10/20/2014 Wood Group Kenny has received a six-month front-end engineering and design (FEED) ...

RSI awarded seismic reservoir characterization project

10/21/2014 RSI has been chosen to provide rock physics-driven inversion and interpretation se...

Gassco takes over Valemon gas pipeline operations

10/20/2014 Norwegian offshore gas trunklines operator Gassco has assumed operatorship of the ...

Norway’s high taxes hinder Arctic oil viability

10/22/2014 States and international oil companies are banking on the Arctic as a major source...

Ocean Rig, Petrobras ink deal on two UDW drillships

10/21/2014 Ocean Rig UDW Inc has signed a $1.1 billion three-year contract with Petrobras to ...

Shell announces deepwater gas discovery offshore Gabon

10/22/2014 Shell has announced a frontier exploration discovery offshore Gabon, West Africa. ...

Technical Brief

Advances in Subsea Recovery

Subsea processing technologies enable offshore fields to reach their full potential. Subsea processing systems have been in existence for years.  Today, they are a proven solution for accelerating production and increasing recovery from hard-to-access offshore reserves.  FMC Technologies is leading the way with development and supply of subsea processing technologies, such as: separation, boosting and compression.

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Business Briefs

Pipeline Week: Republican nominee for Texas Railroad Commissioner to deliver keynote presentation

Oct 21, 2014 Ryan Sitton, the Republican nominee for Texas Railroad Commissioner, will give the...

Total chairman and CEO dies in plane crash in Moscow

Oct 21, 2014 Total has confirmed that Chairman and CEO Christophe de Margerie died just after 1...

Pacific Rubiales signs MOU with PEMEX

Oct 20, 2014 Pacific Rubiales Energy Corp. has entered into a three-year memorandum of understa...

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