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Maersk takes delivery of ultra-harsh environment jackup drilling rig

Maersk Drilling has taken delivery of its first ultra-harsh environment jackup, Maersk Intrepid, from Keppel FELS in Singapore.

ONGC plans more development of Vasai East offshore India

ONGC plans additional development of its Vasai East field in the Arabian Sea off western India at an estimated cost of Rs. 2476.82 Crore.

One-trip casing exit milling saves time during complex drilling

Performing a casing exit to create a secondary wellbore involves a whipstock assembly to direct the mill toward the side of the existing casing where an exit is then milled. However, today’s wellbo...

Drilling & Completion

Maersk takes delivery of ultra-harsh environment jackup drilling rig

Maersk Drilling has taken delivery of its first ultra-harsh environment jackup, Maersk Intrepid, from Keppel FELS in Singapore.

One-trip casing exit milling saves time during complex drilling

Performing a casing exit to create a secondary wellbore involves a whipstock assembly to direct the mill toward the side of the existing casing where an exit is then milled. However, today’s wellbo...

Seadrill to provide rig for Yolla offshore drilling program

Origin Energy Ltd., as operator of the BassGas joint venture, has contracted Seadrill Australia Pte. Ltd. to provide the drilling rig for the project's upcoming work program in Bass Strait's Yolla ...

Field Development

ONGC plans more development of Vasai East offshore India

ONGC plans additional development of its Vasai East field in the Arabian Sea off western India at an estimated cost of Rs. 2476.82 Crore.

Petronas sanctions Tanjong Baram development studies

Petronas Carigali has awarded a small field risk service contract to EQ Petroleum Developments Malaysia (EnQuest) and Uzma Energy Venture (Sarawak).

Papa Terra TLP in place offshore Brazil

McDermott has completed installation of the extended TLP on the Papa Terra field for Petrobras.

Subsea

TDW completes largest-ever subsea pipeline pressure intervention offshore Indonesia

T.D. Williamson Inc. (TDW) reports that as a result of a complex subsea pipeline pressure intervention carried out in record time offshore Indonesia it helped prevent a major gas supply interruptio...

Seatronics adds Kongsberg Mesotech’s M3 Sonar to Asia/Pacific rental fleet

Seatronics Pte. Ltd. has purchased Kongsberg Mesotech Ltd’s M3 Sonar system as part of an ongoing investment by Seatronics into technology to support its global marine equipment rental fleet growth...

Seadrill to provide rig for Yolla offshore drilling program

Origin Energy Ltd., as operator of the BassGas joint venture, has contracted Seadrill Australia Pte. Ltd. to provide the drilling rig for the project's upcoming work program in Bass Strait's Yolla ...

Geology & Geophysics

Primeline begins offshore 3D seismic survey in block 33/07 of East China Sea

Primeline Energy Holdings Inc. reports that its contractor, China Oilfield Services Ltd., has begun a 3D seismic survey in block 33/07 of the East China Sea.

Myanmar awards more offshore blocks

Two more companies have issued details of their newly awarded exploration permits offshore Myanmar, following the country’s 2013 offshore bid round.

Statoil, ConocoPhillips team up for deepwater block offshore Myanmar

Statoil has been awarded operatorship of deepwater block AD-10 in the Bay of Bengal offshore Myanmar, in partnership with ConocoPhillips.

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Pipeline & Transportation

TDW completes largest-ever subsea pipeline pressure intervention offshore Indonesia

T.D. Williamson Inc. (TDW) reports that as a result of a complex subsea pipeline pressure intervention carried out in record time offshore Indonesia it helped prevent a major gas supply interruptio...

TDW’s pipeline services help relieve stress on riser offshore Malaysia

TD Williamson (TDW) has completed a pipeline services program for a major offshore operator to assist with efforts to relieve increasing contact stress between a gas export riser and platform jacke...

Aquatic’s first carousel project demonstrates subsea capabilities

Aquatic Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd., an Acteon company and subsidiary of Aquatic Engineering & Construction Ltd., has completed its new carousel, the AQCS-01-1500 maiden project.

Production

CNOOC delivers first gas from Liwan project offshore China

Husky Energy and CNOOC have released details about the Liwan gas project in the South China Sea.

Santos’ first gas from Peluang project ahead of schedule

Santos Ltd. has begun natural gas production ahead of schedule and on budget from the Peluang project offshore East Java in Indonesia.

Salamander considers more platforms for Bualuang offshore Thailand

Salamander Energy has commissioned a front-end engineering design (FEED) study to assess options for expanding production infrastructure of its Bualuang field in the Gulf of Thailand.

Rigs/Vessels

Qingdao McDermott Wuchuan wins jackup fabrication work

McDermott International Inc.’s joint-venture company, Qingdao McDermott Wuchuan Offshore Engineering Co. Ltd. (QMW), in Qingdao, China, has won a contract by Jord Oil & Gas Systems BV for proce...

Damen opens Song Cam shipyard in Vietnam

Damen Shipyard Group has held the ribbon-cutting ceremony to open its Damen Song Cam shipyard.

Caterpillar to power jackup rigs for FTS

Longzhu Oilfield Services (S) Pte. Ltd. has selected Cat C175-16 and Cat C32 generator sets to power four jackup newbuilds in China for FTS Derricks Pte. Ltd., a subsidiary of Falcon Energy.