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Tullow finds no pay in PL 507 in North Sea

Tullow Oil plc did not encounter hydrocarbons in the Lupus exploratory well, 31/10-1, in the North Sea.

COSCO reports on troubled Octabuoy project

COSCO Corp. (Singapore) Ltd, with regard to the vessel building contract for the Octabuoy hull and the topside module secured by COSCO’s subsidiary COSCO (Nantong) Shipyard Co. Ltd with ATP Oil &am...

Statoil reports small gas find in Barents Sea

Statoil Petroleum has discovered apparently commercial gas with its latest wildcat in the Barents Sea.

Drilling & Completion

Tullow finds no pay in PL 507 in North Sea

Tullow Oil plc did not encounter hydrocarbons in the Lupus exploratory well, 31/10-1, in the North Sea.

Statoil reports small gas find in Barents Sea

Statoil Petroleum has discovered apparently commercial gas with its latest wildcat in the Barents Sea.

Sector reviews may account for drop in UK offshore drilling

Exploration drilling activity continues to slide across the UK continental shelf (UKCS), according to the latest review by Deloitte’s Petroleum Services Group (PSG).  

Field Development

Det norske outlines Johan Sverdrup power needs

Around 100 MW of power will be supplied from the Norwegian mainland to the Johan Sverdrup riser platform in the North Sea, according to partner Det norske oljeselskap.

Synectics adds Clair Ridge project to North Sea portfolio

Synectics has designed and delivered an end-to-end surveillance solution for Clair Ridge – the £4.5 billion ($7.7 billion) second-phase development project in the North Sea’s Clair field.

Aibel receives Oseberg contract for new living quarters

- Aibel has received a contract from Statoil for the hook-up of new living quarters to the Oseberg C platform in the North Sea. 

Subsea

Trelleborg to supply Shah Deniz buoyancy systems

BP has awarded Trelleborg an order for foam buoyancy systems for the second-phase development of the Shah Deniz field offshore Azerbaijan. Trelleborg will supply a buoyancy package filled with its ...

FES, GE Wellstream mark contract

FES International has won a contract to supply 12 diverless bend stiffener connectors to GE Wellstream.

James Fisher and KDM partner to service offshore and subsea markets

James Fisher and Sons plc, a UK marine services provider, has formed a new venture with Aberdeen-based KDM Marine – James Fisher Mass Flow Excavation – to jointly offer their subsea excavation capa...

Geology & Geophysics

Exploring Greece with a new subsurface perspective

Images and data examples illustrate how the newly acquired Geo-Streamer data offshore Greece offers new insights, exhibiting promising indications of hydrocarbon plays. The improved fault imaging, ...

Shell commissions Barents Sea 3D EM program

A/S Norske Shell has contracted Electromagnetic Geoservices for 3D EM acquisition over license PL706 in the Norwegian Barents Sea.

Solan set for offshore construction phase

Premier Oil says construction and onshore commissioning of the platform for its Solan oilfield development West of Shetland are nearing completion.

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Pipeline & Transportation

BG Group completes sale of interest in CATS pipeline and infrastructure

BG Group has completed the sale of its 62.78% equity interest in the Central Area Transmission System (CATS) gas pipeline in the UK North Sea and associated infrastructure to Antin Infrastructure P...

Technip to supply subsea pipelines for Edradour west of Shetland

Total E&P UK has awarded Technip a services contract for the newly launched Edradour subsea development 75 km (47 mi) northwest of the Shetland Islands in around 300 m (984 ft) of water. 

Two tiebacks proposed to Laggan/Tormore west of Shetland

Total and partner DONG have decided to develop the Edradour gas field in the west of Shetland area.

Production

Statoil resumes production on Njord A platform

Statoil ASA has resumed oil and gas production on the Njord A platform in the Norwegian North Sea.

Culzean set for ultra-HP/HT boost

Maersk Oil has unveiled its plans for Culzean, an ultra-high-pressure/high-temperature (uHP/HT) gas/condensate field in the UK central North Sea.

Nexen to tie in second North Sea Blackbird well

Initial testing from the second Blackbird field production well in the UK central North Sea has achieved sustained rates of over 7,000 b/d of oil.

Rigs/Vessels

Tullow finds no pay in PL 507 in North Sea

Tullow Oil plc did not encounter hydrocarbons in the Lupus exploratory well, 31/10-1, in the North Sea.

Harkand secures first work for Nexen

Harkand has won Nexen Petroleum UK Ltd’s 2014 ROVSV inspection services work, along with a longer-term frame agreement.

Pieter Schelte to be completed in Rotterdam

The Pieter Schelte, said to be the biggest vessel in the world, is to be completed in the port of Rotterdam. Owner and designer Allseas and the Port of Rotterdam Authority have signed an agreement ...