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UK offshore production rebounds after years of decline

Recent provisional figures from Britain’s Department for Energy suggest oil and gas production across the UK continental shelf during the first six months of this year could be 2.5% up on the same ...

ADTI team joins well contractor Exceed

Well management specialist Exceed has taken on eight former senior staff from Applied Drilling Technology International. 

Lime to partner with Total in offshore mid-Norway licenses

Lime Petroleum Norway has agreed to acquire EnQuest Norge’s 50% stakes in licenses PL760 and PL760B in the Norwegian Sea.

Drilling & Completion

LR Senergy wins well contracts in Middle East, Asia/Pacific

Reservoir/well engineering specialist LR Senergy has secured contracts worth a combined $7 million.

Eni finds gas at Nooros in Nile Delta

Eni has discovered gas in the Nooros prospect in the Abu Madi West license offshore Egypt’s Nile Delta.

TEN on target for mid-2016 start-up offshore Ghana

Tullow Oil says its three-field TEN development project offshore Ghana is around 65% complete and on schedule for first oil in mid-2016.

Field Development

Dragados completes giant Mariner field jacket

The jacket for Statoil’s Mariner project was loaded out recently from Dragados Offshore’s yard in southwest Spain.

TEN on target for mid-2016 start-up offshore Ghana

Tullow Oil says its three-field TEN development project offshore Ghana is around 65% complete and on schedule for first oil in mid-2016.

Subsea manifolds sail to Shetland fields

Babcock has completed construction and outfitting of two subsea manifolds for BP’s Quad 204 redevelopment west of Shetland.

Subsea

Statoil brings onstream Gullfaks South tieback offshore Norway

Statoil has started production from its Gullfaks South fasttrack project in the Norwegian North Sea.

TEN on target for mid-2016 start-up offshore Ghana

Tullow Oil says its three-field TEN development project offshore Ghana is around 65% complete and on schedule for first oil in mid-2016.

Subsea manifolds sail to Shetland fields

Babcock has completed construction and outfitting of two subsea manifolds for BP’s Quad 204 redevelopment west of Shetland.

Geology & Geophysics

LR Senergy wins well contracts in Middle East, Asia/Pacific

Reservoir/well engineering specialist LR Senergy has secured contracts worth a combined $7 million.

TGS finishes 3D seismic campaign offshore South Australia

TGS has completed the second phase of its Nerites 3D seismic survey in the Great Australian Bight offshore South Australia.

TEN on target for mid-2016 start-up offshore Ghana

Tullow Oil says its three-field TEN development project offshore Ghana is around 65% complete and on schedule for first oil in mid-2016.

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Pipeline & Transportation

Wintershall confirms intent to join Nord Stream II

Wintershall and Gazprom have signed a memorandum of intent to cooperate on construction of the Nord Stream II gas pipeline in the Baltic Sea.

Statoil brings onstream Gullfaks South tieback offshore Norway

Statoil has started production from its Gullfaks South fasttrack project in the Norwegian North Sea.

Ythan field goes onstream in North Sea

Ithaca Energy says EnQuest has brought onstream the Ythan field in the UK northern North Sea.

Production

UK offshore production rebounds after years of decline

Recent provisional figures from Britain’s Department for Energy suggest oil and gas production across the UK continental shelf during the first six months of this year could be 2.5% up on the same ...

Wintershall confirms intent to join Nord Stream II

Wintershall and Gazprom have signed a memorandum of intent to cooperate on construction of the Nord Stream II gas pipeline in the Baltic Sea.

UK guidelines target improved offshore maintenance

Oil & Gas UK has unveiled new guidelines to minimize the frequency and duration of planned maintenance shutdowns on the UK continental shelf, and to improve the reliability and safety of offsho...

Rigs/Vessels

Prosafe rigs find work in North Sea, offshore Philippines

Prosafe has issued an update on its offshore accommodation support rig fleet.

Groen holds PSV naming ceremony at Damen

Groen Offshore, Guard & Support has held a naming ceremony at Damen Maaskant Shipyards Stellendam for its recently purchased Damen Twin Axe Fast Crew Supplier 2610.

Maersk subsea construction vessel nears completion

Damen Shipyards Group has launched its latest subsea support vessel, Maersk Connector.

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