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Island Offshore completes open water coil tubing drilling operation

At the beginning of the year, Island Offshore, with its partner Baker Hughes, entered a back-to-back agreement with VTT Maritime, which had been awarded a contract for ground core sampling above th...

Strong flow rate from west of Shetland basement well

Hurricane Energy has updated its analysis of a 1-km (0.6-mi) horizontal appraisal well drilled earlier this year at the basement Lancaster oil discovery west of Shetland.

Italy approves offshore route for TAP gas pipeline

Gianluca Galletti, Italy’s Environment minister, has signed a decree of environmental compatibility for the Italian section of the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) project.

Drilling & Completion

Strong flow rate from west of Shetland basement well

Hurricane Energy has updated its analysis of a 1-km (0.6-mi) horizontal appraisal well drilled earlier this year at the basement Lancaster oil discovery west of Shetland.

License issue stalls offshore Dorset well plans

InfraStrata and its partners Corfe Energy and Brigantes Energy have modified their drilling plans for the P1918 license offshore Dorset, southern England.

Centrica proves more gas in North Sea Pegasus area

Centrica has discovered gas in the Pegasus West structure in the UK southern North Sea, according to partner Atlantic Petroleum. 

Field Development

More topsides head to V. Filanovsky in Caspian Sea

LUKOIL says transportation has started of the topsides for the riser block to the Vladimir Filanovsky field development in the Russian sector of the Caspian Sea.

Danish operators outline new offshore development proposals

Two companies have submitted proposals for new platform-based developments in the Danish North Sea, according to the Danish Energy Agency (DEA).

Main production facilities in place at Solan oil field

Premier Oil says the subsea oil storage tank, platform jacket, and topsides have all been installed at the Solan field west of Shetland.

Subsea

Island Offshore completes open water coil tubing drilling operation

At the beginning of the year, Island Offshore, with its partner Baker Hughes, entered a back-to-back agreement with VTT Maritime, which had been awarded a contract for ground core sampling above th...

iSURVEY completes Bibby Offshore contract

iSURVEY Offshore Ltd. has completed a contract with Bibby Offshore’s ROV division.

Vallourec to supply steel tube for UK umbilical

Vallourec has been awarded a contract by Technip Umbilicals for the Edradour project operated by TOTAL in the UK North Sea.

Geology & Geophysics

Strong flow rate from west of Shetland basement well

Hurricane Energy has updated its analysis of a 1-km (0.6-mi) horizontal appraisal well drilled earlier this year at the basement Lancaster oil discovery west of Shetland.

License issue stalls offshore Dorset well plans

InfraStrata and its partners Corfe Energy and Brigantes Energy have modified their drilling plans for the P1918 license offshore Dorset, southern England.

Hansa 3D seismic survey targets Dutch North Sea gas

MV WG Amundsen of WesternGeco has completed a 3D seismic survey for Hansa Hydrocarbons that covered three Dutch North Sea blocks.

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Pipeline & Transportation

Italy approves offshore route for TAP gas pipeline

Gianluca Galletti, Italy’s Environment minister, has signed a decree of environmental compatibility for the Italian section of the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) project.

Wintershall agrees to Aasta Hansteen, Polarled farm-ins

Statoil has agreed to sell stakes in various assets in the Norwegian and North seas to Wintershall for $1.3 billion.

Heavy-oil trio consider North Sea gas import pipeline

Xcite Energy Resources (XER) has entered a collaboration agreement with Statoil (U.K.) and EnQuest Heather Ltd. in the UK northern North Sea.

Production

Wintershall agrees to Aasta Hansteen, Polarled farm-ins

Statoil has agreed to sell stakes in various assets in the Norwegian and North seas to Wintershall for $1.3 billion.

More topsides head to V. Filanovsky in Caspian Sea

LUKOIL says transportation has started of the topsides for the riser block to the Vladimir Filanovsky field development in the Russian sector of the Caspian Sea.

Statoil plans second drilling technique test on North Sea Troll well

Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) Norway has sanctioned use of the semisubmersible COSLInnovator for production drilling on the Troll field in the North Sea, using the controlled mud level (CML) met...

Rigs/Vessels

Island Offshore completes open water coil tubing drilling operation

At the beginning of the year, Island Offshore, with its partner Baker Hughes, entered a back-to-back agreement with VTT Maritime, which had been awarded a contract for ground core sampling above th...

McDermott christens its latest vessel, CSV108

McDermott International Inc. has christened its new Construction Support Vessel 108 (CSV 108) at Metalships & Docks shipyard in Vigo, Spain.

 

ABB Turbocharging lands maintenance contract for Norway’s offshore

Boa Offshore has chosen ABB Turbocharging’s proactive maintenance management agreement (MMA) for servicing of turbochargers aboard four of its vessels, ensuring on-time servicing at agreed prices w...