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Technip to sell controlling stake in India dive specialist

Technip has agreed to divest a majority stake of between 51% and 75% in Seamec to HAL Offshore Ltd., India.

PTTEP increases stake in Contract 4 project offshore Thailand

PTT Exploration and Production (PTTEP) has signed agreements to acquire 100% equity stakes of Hess’ subsidiaries in Thailand.

TDW isolates pipeline end manifold for testing of new pipeline offshore Malaysia

T.D. Williamson (TDW) reports that, as the result of a pressure isolation carried out on a major export gas pipeline offshore Malaysia, the pipeline was safely hydro-tested and made ready for commi...

Drilling & Completion

Shell reports deepwater gas discovery offshore Malaysia

Shell has reported an exploration discovery offshore Malaysia. The Rosmari-1 well is located 135 km (443 mi) offshore Malaysia in block SK318, and was drilled to TD of 2,123 m (6,965 ft).

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...

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 isolates pipeline end manifold for testing of new pipeline offshore Malaysia

T.D. Williamson (TDW) reports that, as the result of a pressure isolation carried out on a major export gas pipeline offshore Malaysia, the pipeline was safely hydro-tested and made ready for commi...

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...

Geology & Geophysics

Todd Energy adopts Paradigm software suite

Todd Energy has acquired a comprehensive suite of Paradigm’s seismic interpretation, formation evaluation, and reservoir modeling software.

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.

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Pipeline & Transportation

TDW isolates pipeline end manifold for testing of new pipeline offshore Malaysia

T.D. Williamson (TDW) reports that, as the result of a pressure isolation carried out on a major export gas pipeline offshore Malaysia, the pipeline was safely hydro-tested and made ready for commi...

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...

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

COSCO updates new vessel contracts

COSCO Corp. (Singapore) Ltd. has updated its recent contracts. The collective contracts are valued at $100 million in total.

Caterpillar to power first Zentech R-550D jackup rig

Caterpillar Oil & Gas’ Cat C175 and Cat 3512 generator sets will power the first Zentech R550-D jackup newbuild for Alliance Offshore in China.

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...