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Manora production stalled as development continues

Tap Oil Ltd.’s planned batch drilling of the first three development wells on the Manora project is ahead of schedule.

UMW takes delivery of newbuild UMW Naga 6 jackup

UMW Oil & Gas Corp. took delivery of UMW NAGA 6, the first of its two jackup drilling rigs constructed by China Merchants Heavy Industries.

DNV GL opens new office in Malaysia

DNV GL has opened a new office in Malaysia. The official opening of the office coincided with the company’s celebration of a double milestone: 150 years of providing classification and technical as...

Drilling & Completion

UMW takes delivery of newbuild UMW Naga 6 jackup

UMW Oil & Gas Corp. took delivery of UMW NAGA 6, the first of its two jackup drilling rigs constructed by China Merchants Heavy Industries.

Roc finds oil in Jiaowei formation in Beibu Gulf

Roc Oil (China) has discovered oil with the first of two exploration wells in Beibu Gulf block 22/12 offshore China.

Petronas prolongs Maersk rig contract

Petronas Carigali has extended the contract for the jackup Maersk Convincer by one year until mid-November 2015.

Field Development

Joint venture spuds Manora oil development well offshore Thailand

A joint venture led by Mubadala Petroleum has spudded the first of 15 planned development wells in the Manora oil development in the northern Gulf of Thailand.

Salamander plans further Bualuang facilities expansion offshore Thailand

Salamander Energy says the converted Suksan Salamander FSO has entered service on the Bualuang field in the B8/38 concession in the Gulf of Thailand.

TGT satellite platform in place offshore Vietnam

SOCO International and its partners in the TGT field offshore southern Vietnam are targeting first oil in September or October 2015 for the nearby H5 accumulation. 

Subsea

Wild Well Control shows new Singapore capping stack

Wild Well Control has unveiled a new subsea capping stack for use in a deepwater well control incident. 

Shell selects riserless mud recovery for Malikai wells

Shell has contracted IKM Energy Services to provide a riserless top-hole mud circulation system for the Malikai project offshore Sabah.

Mermaid rebrands subsea business units

Mermaid Maritime Public Co. Ltd. has begun the rebranding of the subsea business units, which will be collectively operated under “Mermaid Subsea Services.”

Geology & Geophysics

Searcher Seismic begins 2D survey offshore Philippines

Searcher Seismic, in cooperation with the Philippines Department of Energy, and in conjunction with SeaBird Exploration, has begun its Mialara 2D seismic survey, east of Palawan in the Philippines.

CNOOC offers 33 offshore exploration blocks for bids

The China National Offshore Oil Corp. (CNOOC) is opening for bids 33 offshore blocks covering 48,691 sq mi (126,109 sq km).

CGG nets quartet of 3D marine seismic contracts

CGG has agreed to 3D seismic acquisition of four major surveys using its BroadSeis with BroadSource, marine broadband technology.

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Pipeline & Transportation

TDW completes pipeline pressure operation in Gulf of Thailand

PTT Exploration and Production Public Co. Ltd (PTTEP) recently partnered with T.D. Williamson (TDW) to help replace three topside valves on its Bongkot platform in the Gulf of Thailand.

New infield pipeline liner offers effective rehab option

A new liner comprised of thermoplastic fuoropolymers, polyurethanes, and Kevlar is available to the offshore pipeline market, and has been successfully deployed by Petronas Carigali on subsea pipel...

Production

Wireline Engineering adds new facility in Malaysia

Wireline Engineering has expanded its southeast Asia operations by investing in a new Kuala Lumpur service base and adding personnel.

Nido to spud Gobi-1 well offshore Indonesia

Nido Petroleum Ltd. advises that Lundin Gurita BV, operator of the Gurita PSC offshore Indonesia, has informed the joint venture that the rig for the Gobi-1 well will be available to the JV in earl...

Marine Contracting wins EPCI contract for Cantarell field offshore Mexico

Marine Contracting has received an engineering, procurement, construction, and installation contract (EPCI) from Jord Oil & Gas B.V. to install an interconnecting bridge and tripod support stru...

Rigs/Vessels

Crowley Maritime receives new heavy-lift barges

Crowley Maritime Corp. has received the first two of potentially four new heavy-lift, ballastable deck barges for use in the Asia/Pacific region.

Cosco secures offshore and shipbuilding contracts

Two COSCO Shipyard Group Co. Ltd. shipyards have secured contracts valued collectively at $230 million to build one floating accommodation unit and one module carrier.

Petronas prolongs Maersk rig contract

Petronas Carigali has extended the contract for the jackup Maersk Convincer by one year until mid-November 2015.