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Shell announces deepwater gas discovery offshore Gabon

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

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

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

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

 

McDermott awarded second Petronas contract

McDermott International Inc. has won a transportation, installation, and pre-commissioning contract from PC Ketapang II Ltd., a subsidiary of Petronas, for the Bukit Tua development project in the ...

Peak launches new MAP tool for slickline operations

Peak Well Systems has developed a new Multi-Action Pulling (MAP) tool to simplify offshore slickline operations and reduce inventory.

LDD completes platform jacket foundation installation

LDD, an Acteon company, has finished a specialist foundation installation for the Etame Marin block field expansion project offshore Gabon, West Africa.

Ocean Rig, Petrobras ink deal on two UDW drillships

Ocean Rig UDW Inc has signed a $1.1 billion three-year contract with Petrobras to extend a lease on two ultra-deepwater drillships.

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

Ryan Sitton, the Republican nominee for Texas Railroad Commissioner, will give the opening keynote presentation at Pipeline Week, Oct. 28-30, 2014, at the Royal Sonesta Hotel in Houston. 

Lamprell to deliver Mercury rig to Lukoil in Caspian Sea

Lamprell has completed the construction of the second Caspian Sea jackup drilling rig, the Mercury.

 

 

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Total names de Margerie’s successors

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

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

Willbros Group elects CEO

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

Total chairman and CEO dies in plane crash in Moscow

Total has confirmed that Chairman and CEO Christophe de Margerie died just after 10 pm (Paris time) on Oct. 20 in a private plane crash at Vnukovo Airport in Moscow, following a collision with a sn...

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