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Salamander concludes SPA with SONA Petroleum

Salamander Energy reports that, a definitive conditional share sale and purchase agreement (SPA) between Salamander and SONA Petroleum Bhd to dispose of a 40% working interest in the Greater Bualua...

Kongsberg handling system chosen for newbuild vessels in China and Korea

Kongsberg Maritime’s “Full Picture” solution has been selected by Chinese and Korean shipbuilders for 13 advanced newbuild offshore vessels with a total value of 330 million NOK ($53 million).

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...

Drilling & Completion

Asian shipyards expanding to meet vessel demand for the next decade

Globally, the pace of deepwater drilling activity is expected to slow down slightly in the next 18 to 24 months, thanks to project delays and cost savings measures among operators. And while this h...

CNPC completes exploratory drilling in South China Sea

China National Petroleum Corp. has completed drilling and exploration off the Xisha Islands in the South China Sea.

UMW Offshore wins offshore drilling services contract

UMW Oil & Gas Corp. Bhd (UMWOG) reports that UMW Offshore Drilling Sdn Bhd (formerly known as UMW Standard Drilling Sdn Bhd), a wholly owned subsidiary of UMW Malaysian Ventures Sdn Bhd, which,...

Field Development

Trelleborg supplies floatover solutions offshore Myanmar

Trelleborg’s engineered products operation has supplied a range of custom floatover solutions to the Saipem Zawtika project offshore Myanmar.

Solan set for offshore construction phase

Premier Oil says construction and onshore commissioning of the platform for its Solan oilfield development West of Shetland are nearing completion.

Bangladesh wins Bay of Bengal boundary arbitration

Boundary disputes in the Bay of Bengal may be getting settled.

Subsea

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...

Solan set for offshore construction phase

Premier Oil says construction and onshore commissioning of the platform for its Solan oilfield development West of Shetland are nearing completion.

Infield sees subsea market growth over next five years

The “Global Perspectives Subsea Market Report to 2018” by Infield predicts that capex in the segment will grow by 6.72% over the time span.

Geology & Geophysics

Solan set for offshore construction phase

Premier Oil says construction and onshore commissioning of the platform for its Solan oilfield development West of Shetland are nearing completion.

Nordic Maritime receives 3D seismic award offshore Indonesia

Nordic Maritime, in collaboration with ELNUSA, has been awarded the provision of 3D marine seismic data acquisition and processing services for Husky-CNOOC Madura Ltd. offshore Indonesia.

Frontier 2D seismic campaign starts offshore Vietnam

The PTSC-CGGV vessel Binh Minh 02 has started a 2D seismic survey over the Origin Energy-operated block 121 offshore Vietnam.

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Pipeline & Transportation

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...

Two more floaters to be installed in Santos basin

BG Group has provided an update on its offshore activity in its latest results statement.

Production

WorleyParsons signs MOU with Wilson Offshore & Marine to jointly pursue projects

WorleyParsons Services Pty Ltd. has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Wilson Offshore & Marine to jointly pursue the execution and delivery of ship-shaped floating LNG, FPSO, and ...

MacGregor updates on recent orders from Bumi Armada

MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has won an order from Bumi Armada Bhd, a Malaysia-based international offshore oilfied services provider, to supply a Pusnes offloading system for an FPSO conversion pr...

Santos sees first oil from Dua project offshore Vietnam

Santos reports that oil production has begun from the Dua oil project, offshore Vietnam.

Rigs/Vessels

Kongsberg handling system chosen for newbuild vessels in China and Korea

Kongsberg Maritime’s “Full Picture” solution has been selected by Chinese and Korean shipbuilders for 13 advanced newbuild offshore vessels with a total value of 330 million NOK ($53 million).

Asian shipyards expanding to meet vessel demand for the next decade

Globally, the pace of deepwater drilling activity is expected to slow down slightly in the next 18 to 24 months, thanks to project delays and cost savings measures among operators. And while this h...

MacGregor updates on recent orders from Bumi Armada

MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has won an order from Bumi Armada Bhd, a Malaysia-based international offshore oilfied services provider, to supply a Pusnes offloading system for an FPSO conversion pr...