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Drilling under way on Lindaormen off mid-Norway

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

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

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

InterMoor completes Red Hawk spar decommissioning contract

InterMoor, an Acteon company, has completed its contract supporting the decommissioning of Anadarko Petroleum Corp.’s Red Hawk spar in the Gulf of Mexico.

DONG Energy updates on divestiture, joint development with Total

DONG Energy has agreed to divest 5% of the UK Edradour field to Total E&P UK Ltd., which will result in an aligned DONG Energy participation of 20% in the four UK West of Shetland fields: Lagga...

Pre-funding agreed for Gulf of Mexico subsalt StagSeis program

CGG says an unnamed international E&P company has committed pre-funding of the contractor’s entire multi-client Gulf of Mexico StagSeis 871 offshore block program.


SPE ATCE 2014: Diamond drill bit provides improved durability in tough formations

Schlumberger company Smith Bits has introduced the StingBlade conical diamond element bit. This is designed to increase run length and rate of penetration while also providing improved steering res...

Two potential bids for Salamander Energy

Salamander Energy has received a conditional takeover offer from Ophir Energy.

SPE ATCE 2014: PDC cutting system achieves improved ROP

Tercel Oilfield Products has unveiled its PDC drillbit MicroCORE cutting system, designed to redistribute high energy consumption from the center of the drill bit to more efficient areas of the cut...

SEG 2014: Chevron renews Paradigm software access agreement

Chevron USA has signed a new, long-term agreement with Paradigm to access an expanded Paradigm product portfolio.