Canada Offshore Regional Report

Drilling & Completion

Indonesia approves proposals for offshore gas field cluster

Husky Energy says it is advancing development work on four shallow-water gas fields in the Madura Strait offshore Indonesia.

Karoon completes Kangaroo side track well off Brazil

Karoon Gas Australia has completed the first of two planned side track wells on its Kangaroo-2 appraisal well in exploration block S-M-1165 of Brazil’s Santos basin.

Husky targets mid-year start-up for South White Rose offshore Newfoundland

Husky Oil expects first oil in mid-2015 from the South White Rose satellite extension offshore Newfoundland & Labrador.

Field Development

North Sea Huntington partners look to improve recovery

Iona Energy says the E.ON-led joint venture continues progressing solutions for the Huntington oil field development in the UK central North Sea.

Indonesia approves proposals for offshore gas field cluster

Husky Energy says it is advancing development work on four shallow-water gas fields in the Madura Strait offshore Indonesia.

Suncor gains licenses offshore Newfoundland

Suncor Energy has received new exploration licenses off the east coast of Newfoundland under a joint bid.

Subsea

North Sea Huntington partners look to improve recovery

Iona Energy says the E.ON-led joint venture continues progressing solutions for the Huntington oil field development in the UK central North Sea.

AOSL uses Saab Seaeye Falcon ROV in iceberg warning research

Rigs at risk from drifting icebergs can expect an early warning following research by the Memorial University of Newfoundland in Canada. The Autonomous Ocean Systems Laboratory at the university is...

Petrofac to manage Nova Scotia deepwater development study

The government of Nova Scotia has contracted Petrofac to help identify the best means of exploiting the eastern Canadian province’s ultra-deepwater oil potential.

Geology & Geophysics

Governments advance emerging plays in Eastern Mediterranean, North Atlantic

Basins in the eastern Mediterranean Sea are of increasing interest following the discovery of deepwater gas offshore Israel. However, some of the newly-licensed areas could be more prospective for ...

Kraken Sonar Systems receive funds for seabed mapping system

Kraken Sonar Systems has received a non-refundable financial contribution of up to $450,000 from the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP). 

Karoon completes Kangaroo side track well off Brazil

Karoon Gas Australia has completed the first of two planned side track wells on its Kangaroo-2 appraisal well in exploration block S-M-1165 of Brazil’s Santos basin.

Pipeline & Transportation

Jee wins subsea pipeline design contract

Jee Ltd., a multi-discipline subsea engineering and training firm, has been awarded a contract in support of a seven-year development. The contract, with a major offshore pipelay and subsea constru...

Accurate stone dumping protects Deep Panuke facilities offshore Canada

Tideway has completed an offshore installation program for EnCana’s Deep Panuke gas development offshore Nova Scotia, eastern Canada.

SolveiG set to join Norway pipeline group

Statoil is selling a 24.1% direct and indirect stake in the Gassled pipelines joint venture to SolveiG Gas Norway for NOK 17.35 billion ($3.2 billion).

Production

Online Exclusive: Deloitte: The Next Chapter of the Energy Renaissance

Oil and gas professionals believe that the United States has enough affordable natural gas production to meet rising and changing sources of demand, and that the country will be self-sufficient in ...

Second deepwater Liwan pipelay under way offshore China

Construction vessels have started work offshore China installing a second deepwater production pipeline from the main Liwan 3-1 field to the Liwan shallow-water central platform. 

Fixed platforms face development challenges in ice-infested waters

The Arctic is increasingly important in securing energy supplies for the future, notwithstanding the economic, environmental, and social challenge. Finding and extracting oil and gas in the Arctic ...

Rigs/Vessels

Fugro funds Arctic survey vessel

Newfoundland and Labrador’s Research & Development Corp. (RDC) says it will invest $4.9 million in a multi-purpose survey, support, and research and development vessel for Arctic waters.

Damen PSV 5000 vessels to work in sub-arctic waters

Atlantic Towing Ltd (USA) has selected newly designed, ice-strengthened PSV 5000 vessels from Damen Shipyards Group to meet its demanding 10-year offshore support contract with ExxonMobil Canada Pr...

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Checkout a slideshow covering the highlights of last year's 2013 Topsides Conference.

Canada Offshore Oil & Gas News

Governments advance emerging plays in Eastern Mediterranean, North Atlantic

Basins in the eastern Mediterranean Sea are of increasing interest following the discovery of deepwater gas offshore Israel. However, some of the newly-licensed areas could be more prospective for ...

Kraken Sonar Systems receive funds for seabed mapping system

Kraken Sonar Systems has received a non-refundable financial contribution of up to $450,000 from the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP). 

North Sea Huntington partners look to improve recovery

Iona Energy says the E.ON-led joint venture continues progressing solutions for the Huntington oil field development in the UK central North Sea.