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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 ...

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.

Analysts forecast steady deepwater growth

Brazil will account for 32% of deep and ultra-deepwater capex worldwide between now and 2018, according to a report from Infield Systems.

Drilling & Completion

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.

Analysts forecast steady deepwater growth

Brazil will account for 32% of deep and ultra-deepwater capex worldwide between now and 2018, according to a report from Infield Systems.

ONGC contracts Aban Offshore for deployment of jackup rig

Aban Offshore Ltd. has received a firm order from ONGC for the deployment of the jackup rig Aban IV for a period of three years. The total value of this firm order is $91.33 million.

Field Development

Petronas reaches new milestone with PFLNG1 project

Petronas has reached another milestone with its Petronas FLNG-1 (PFLNG1) project after successfully lifting the first topside module onto the hull at Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering’s sh...

DeepOcean MSV Volantis completes projects offshore China

DeepOcean UK, a subsidiary of DeepOcean Group Holding BV, has completed Liwan 3-1 project work offshore China.

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.

Subsea

Shell brings deepwater Gumusut-Kakap oil field onstream

Shell has started oil production from the Gumusut-Kakap semisubmersible platform offshore Malaysia.

DeepOcean MSV Volantis completes projects offshore China

DeepOcean UK, a subsidiary of DeepOcean Group Holding BV, has completed Liwan 3-1 project work offshore China.

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. 

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

Eni signs two PSCs for offshore Vietnam exploration

Eni has signed two production sharing contracts with PetroVietnam for the exploration of blocks 116 and 124, located off the coast of Vietnam.

 

CNOOC begins Enping 24-2 field production

CNOOC Ltd. reports that its Enping 24-2 oil field has begun production.

Shell brings deepwater Gumusut-Kakap oil field onstream

Shell has started oil production from the Gumusut-Kakap semisubmersible platform offshore Malaysia.

Rigs/Vessels

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.

MacGregor updates on new offshore Asia contracts

MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has won new contracts with China-based Sinopacific Shipbuilding Group and with Thailand-based Mermaid Maritime Public Co. Ltd.

EMGS to acquire data offshore Malaysia

Electromagnetic Geoservices ASA (EMGS) has received a letter of intent worth $6.8 million from an international oil company for 3D EM data acquisition in Malaysia.