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Two potential bids for Salamander Energy

Salamander Energy has received a conditional takeover offer from Ophir Energy.

Sona Petroleum arranges financing for Salamander purchase

Sona Petroleum Bhd is borrowing $140 million to part finance its proposed purchase of a stake in UK-listed Salamander Energy plc.

Technip wins subsea contract for Bangka development

Chevron Indonesia has awarded Technip a subsea contract for the Bangka development located in the Rapak PSC area 70 km (43 mi) offshore the province of East Kalimantan, Indonesia.

Drilling & Completion

Lundin completes exploration drilling of Gobi-1 well

Lundin Petroleum AB reports that the exploration drilling of the Gobi prospect in the Gurita PSC, Natuna Sea, Indonesia, has been completed.

Eni reports significant gas find offshore Indonesia

Eni has made an important gas find in the Merakes exploration prospect, in the East Sepinggan block offshore Indonesia, where Eni is operator with a 100% stake.

Lundin Petroleum spuds Kitabu exploration well offshore Malaysia

Lundin Petroleum AB has spud the Kitabu-1 exploration well in block SB307/308, offshore Sabah, Malaysia.

Field Development

Tap provides Manora oil development update

Tap Oil Ltd. has provided an update on the Manora oil development in the northern Gulf of Thailand, in which TAP holds 30% interest.

 

Husky targets first oil from South White Rose in early 2015

Husky updated its development/exploration programs offshore Newfoundland & Labrador.

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...

Subsea

Technip wins subsea contract for Bangka development

Chevron Indonesia has awarded Technip a subsea contract for the Bangka development located in the Rapak PSC area 70 km (43 mi) offshore the province of East Kalimantan, Indonesia.

Husky targets first oil from South White Rose in early 2015

Husky updated its development/exploration programs offshore Newfoundland & Labrador.

Shell brings deepwater Gumusut-Kakap oil field onstream

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

Geology & Geophysics

Searcher acquires Mialara 2D broadband seismic survey

Searcher Seismic, in cooperation with the Philippines Department of Energy, and in conjunction with SeaBird Exploration, reports that acquisition of the Mialara 2D seismic survey, east of Palawan i...

OFG completes CSEM hydrate survey offshore Japan

Ocean Floor Geophysics Ltd., in cooperation with Fukada Salvage and Marine Works Co. Ltd., has completed a high-resolution CSEM survey of near-surface gas hydrates in Japanese waters using the Scri...

Husky targets first oil from South White Rose in early 2015

Husky updated its development/exploration programs offshore Newfoundland & Labrador.

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Pipeline & Transportation

OFG completes CSEM hydrate survey offshore Japan

Ocean Floor Geophysics Ltd., in cooperation with Fukada Salvage and Marine Works Co. Ltd., has completed a high-resolution CSEM survey of near-surface gas hydrates in Japanese waters using the Scri...

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

KrisEnergy signs key elements for Wassana oil development

KrisEnergy Ltd. has chartered the Rubicon Vantage FSO vessel and a catenary anchor leg mooring (CALM) buoy for utilization on the Wassana oil development in the G10/48 license area in the Gulf of T...

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.

Rigs/Vessels

BigLift Shipping welcomes Happy Star heavy-lift vessel

On Oct. 28, BigLift Shipping celebrated the name-giving of its new heavy-lift vessel Happy Star. The ceremony was held at Huisman China’s yard in Xiamen.

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.