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Aibel to engineer North Sea Catcher topsides

Aibel’s Singapore office will perform topside engineering services for Premier Oil’s Catcher project in the UK central North Sea with BW Offshore Singapore.

Sterling starts drilling on Muridava offshore Romania

An exploration well has spudded on the Muridava prospect in the Romanian sector of the Black Sea, according to operator Sterling Resources.

Production stimulation measures under review for North Sea Breagh gas field

Production has been shut down at the Breagh facilities in the UK southern North Sea to remove fouling within the slug catchers and to replace level control instrumentation.

Drilling & Completion

Sterling starts drilling on Muridava offshore Romania

An exploration well has spudded on the Muridava prospect in the Romanian sector of the Black Sea, according to operator Sterling Resources.

Production stimulation measures under review for North Sea Breagh gas field

Production has been shut down at the Breagh facilities in the UK southern North Sea to remove fouling within the slug catchers and to replace level control instrumentation.

Hurricane to appraise Lancaster oil field west of Shetland

Hurricane Energy says the semisubmersible Transocean Sedco 712 is mobilizing for appraisal drilling on the basement Lancaster oil discovery west of Shetland.

Field Development

Aibel to engineer North Sea Catcher topsides

Aibel’s Singapore office will perform topside engineering services for Premier Oil’s Catcher project in the UK central North Sea with BW Offshore Singapore.

Production stimulation measures under review for North Sea Breagh gas field

Production has been shut down at the Breagh facilities in the UK southern North Sea to remove fouling within the slug catchers and to replace level control instrumentation.

FMC wins BP contract for subsea systems

FMC Technologies Inc. has received an order from BP to supply subsea systems for BP’s Shah Deniz Stage 2 project in the Caspian Sea. The order has an estimated value of $322 million.

Subsea

FMC wins BP contract for subsea systems

FMC Technologies Inc. has received an order from BP to supply subsea systems for BP’s Shah Deniz Stage 2 project in the Caspian Sea. The order has an estimated value of $322 million.

ASV demonstrates C-Worker subsea capabilities

Autonomous Surface Vehicles (ASV) Ltd. has recently demonstrated its C-Worker in Houston. More than 40 major oil and gas companies were represented at the two-day demonstration of the new unmanned ...

Ormen Lange field partners delay subsea compression

Norske Shell and its partners have decided to postpone work on offshore compression for the Ormen Lange field in the Norwegian Sea.

Geology & Geophysics

Production stimulation measures under review for North Sea Breagh gas field

Production has been shut down at the Breagh facilities in the UK southern North Sea to remove fouling within the slug catchers and to replace level control instrumentation.

Providence to step up exploration of deepwater offshore southwest Ireland

Providence Resources has updated its licensing option 11/11 (Newgrange), which it operates in partnership with Sosina Exploration.

dGB to collaborate with OMV and Joanneum Research

dGB Earth Sciences has agreed with the Austrian-based research institute, Joanneum Research, and Austrian oil and gas company OMV Aktiengesellschaft, to extend both the capabilities and utilization...

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Pipeline & Transportation

McDermott signs agreement for North Sea spoolbase

McDermott International Inc. reports that one of its subsidiaries has signed an option agreement with PD Ports which gives it the exclusive right to operate a spoolbase to serve projects in the Nor...

Saipem clinches first-phase South Stream offshore pipelay

South Stream Transport has contracted Saipem to lay the first of the four South Stream offshore gas pipelines through the southern part of the Black Sea.

Suretank and First Subsea to transport new range of pipeline recovery tools

Suretank, a provider of engineered solutions to the offshore oil and gas industry, has produced a specialized container to transport a new range of pipeline recovery tools.

Production

Production stimulation measures under review for North Sea Breagh gas field

Production has been shut down at the Breagh facilities in the UK southern North Sea to remove fouling within the slug catchers and to replace level control instrumentation.

Ormen Lange field partners delay subsea compression

Norske Shell and its partners have decided to postpone work on offshore compression for the Ormen Lange field in the Norwegian Sea.

Statoil proves more reserves in North Sea Valemon area

Statoil has discovered oil and gas in the Valemon Nord prospect in the Norwegian North Sea.

Rigs/Vessels

Prosafe receives contract extension for Safe Hibernia vessel

Prosafe reports that the Cotemar group has awarded the Safe Hibernia vessel with a contract extension through to July 27 with an unchanged day rate.

Prosafe updates on contracts for Safe Bristolia and Safe Astoria vessels

Prosafe has updated information on contract awards for the Safe Bristolia and Safe Astoria vessels.

Xcite selects cylindrical FSO for North Sea Bentley oil project

Xcite Energy Resources (XER) has a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Teekay Shipping Norway for a floating storage and offloading (FSO) facility for the Bentley heavy oil field in the UK north...