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Lukoil Discovers Large Gas Field Offshore Romania

Lukoil, PanAtlantic, and Romgaz have discovered a gas field at the Trident block (EX-30) in the Black Sea, offshore Romania.

Reported by: Offshore Energy Today, Posted on: 14 Oct 2015

Hurricane Joaquin Takes Its First Ship Scalp

Hurricane Joaquin, barrelling its way towards the US East Coast, claimed its first significant ship scalp overnight.

Reported by: Splash 24/7, Posted on: 02 Oct 2015

EMAS AMC completes two subsea tieback projects in Gulf of Mexico

Ezra Holdings Limited, a contractor and provider of integrated offshore solutions to the oil and gas industry, announced on Monday that its Subsea Services division, EMAS AMC has completed the first two of three Noble Energy-operated subsea tieback projects in the US Gulf of Mexico.

Reported by: Offshore Energy Today, Posted on: 28 Sep 2015

Samsung floats ‘world’s largest semi-sub’ for Ichthys project

INPEX Corporation announced Thursday that the INPEX-operated Ichthys LNG project, located off Australia, launched its central processing facility (CPF) on September 19, 2015 from the offshore floating dock at the Samsung Heavy Industries’ shipyard in Geoje, South Korea, where it is being constructed.

Reported by: Offshore Energy Today, Posted on: 24 Sep 2015

Kvaerner inks final Johan Sverdrup jacket delivery contract

Norway’s engineering and construction company Kvaerner has signed the final contract for delivery of the steel jacket for the drilling platform to be deployed at the Statoil-operated Johan Sverdrup field.

Reported by: Offshore Energy Today, Posted on: 11 Sep 2015

Shell Award Oceaneering Another Contract For a State-of-the-Art Umbilical

Oceaneering International, Inc. has been awarded a contract from Shell Offshore Inc. to supply umbilicals for the deepwater Appomattox development located in the Mississippi Canyon area of the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.

Reported by: Offshore Energy Today, Posted on: 09 Sep 2015

Sonardyne’s subsea positioning network for Total’s Egina (Nigeria)

French oil major Total, operator for the Egina oil field offshore Nigeria, together with its construction and survey partners, has installed a Fusion 6G subsea positioning network to support its development of the $15 billion project.

Reported by: Offshore Energy Today, Posted on: 08 Sep 2015

Risk of North Sea infrastructure shutdown rising: UK regulator

Whole areas of UK North Sea infrastructure are at increased risk of being shut down as a result of low oil prices and the weak economics of the basin, the new UK upstream regulator said in a report Monday, suggesting its progress so far had been limited.

Reported by: Platts, Posted on: 07 Sep 2015

Frost and Sullivan analysis finds MPD growth in North America

Frost & Sullivan finds that safety benefits and reduction in non-productive drilling time will drive strong uptake of managed pressure drilling technology in North America

Reported by: Oilonlne, Posted on: 02 Sep 2015

Petrobras cancels drillship contract with Vantage Drilling, arbitration will follow

Petrobras has terminated its drillship contract with Vantage Drilling, alleging that the NYSE-listed contractor has “breached its obligations” under the contract.

Reported by: Splash 24/7, Posted on: 02 Sep 2015

Maersk Oil to shut down North Sea platform. 200 jobs at risk

Maersk Oil, a Danish oil and gas company, is preparing to shut down one of its North Sea assets, a decision that could cause the loss of up to 200 jobs.

Reported by: Offshore Energy Today, Posted on: 26 Aug 2015

USCG suspends search for man overboard from freighter on Lake Michigan

The US Coast Guard (USCG) suspended the search for a man who reportedly jumped overboard from a freighter on Lake Michigan.

Reported by: Splash 24/7, Posted on: 25 Aug 2015

Helix Energy in deepest pipeline trenching project offshore Brazil

Houston-headquartered Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc., an oil and gas services company, has been awarded by Shell a deepwater trenching contract in Parque das Conchas field (BC-10) offshore Brazil.

Reported by: Offshore Energy Today, Posted on: 25 Aug 2015

Fletcher Shipping goes into administration due to 83% drop in price of leasing PSVs

Fletcher Shipping, a provider of offshore supply vessels to exploration and production firms operating predominately across the North Sea, has been forced into administration.

Reported by: Offshore Energy Today, Posted on: 24 Aug 2015

Songa Offshore takes delivery of its second Cat D rig Songa Endurance

Songa Offshore, an offshore drilling contractor, on Monday took delivery of the Songa Endurance rig from Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) in Korea.

Reported by: Offshore Energy Today, Posted on: 24 Aug 2015

USCG monitors oil spill off Bayonne, New Jersey

The US Coast Guard (USCG) is continuing to monitor a weekend oil spill in the waters off Bayonne, New Jersey

Reported by: Splash 24/7, Posted on: 05 Aug 2015

Mexico relaxes corporate guarantee requirement for auction of offshore blocks

Mexico has cut the level of required corporate guarantee for the second phase of its Round One auction of offshore oil and gas drilling blocks.

Reported by: Splash 24/7, Posted on: 05 Aug 2015

Mexico postpones and changes terms of oil rights auctions after first phase fell flat

Mexico’s debut foray into opening up its oil field rights was such a damp squib it has postponed upcoming deepwater auctions and will adjust terms of future tenders, it was announced on Wednesday.

Reported by: Splash 24/7, Posted on: 30 Jul 2015

Dragados loads out jacket for Statoil’s Mariner

Dragados Offshore, an engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contractor for the oil and gas industry, Saturday loaded out the jacket for the Mariner project, located in the UK North Sea.

Reported by: Offshore Energy Today, Posted on: 29 Jul 2015

Polarcus in broadband 3D project off West Africa

Polarcus Limited has received a Letter of Intent (LOI) from an undisclosed client for a 3D marine seismic project offshore West Africa.

Reported by: Offshore Energy Today, Posted on: 29 Jul 2015

DW: Cost pressures drive subsea equipment evolution

The subsea sector is highly consolidated with just five players servicing the $12 billion annual requirements of the global E&P community, Douglas-Westwood, an energy intelligence group, has said in its DW Monday report.

Reported by: Offshore Energy Today, Posted on: 28 Jul 2015

FERC authorises Excelerate’s planned LNG terminal offshore Puerto Rico

The US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has authorised the construction of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal offshore Puerto Rico.

Reported by: Splash 24/7, Posted on: 28 Jul 2015

Offshore rig count remains unshaken

Baker Hughes Incorporated has posted Weekly Rig Count reports to its Investor Relations website according to which the U.S. offshore rig count has once again remained unaffected

Reported by: Offshore Energy Today, Posted on: 27 Jul 2015

Panoro spuds Aje-5 well offshore Nigeria

Panoro Energy ASA, the independent E&P company with assets in Nigeria and Gabon, has announced that drilling has started on the Aje-5 production well on the OML 113 license, offshore Nigeria.

Reported by: Offshore Energy Today, Posted on: 27 Jul 2015

Baker Hughes: Offshore rigs resist change

Baker Hughes Incorporated has posted Weekly Rig Count reports to its Investor Relations website. The U.S. offshore rig count has stayed the same when compared to last week’s count.

Reported by: Offshore Energy Today, Posted on: 20 Jul 2015

Maersk Drilling bags 5-year extension for Heydar Aliyev rig

Maersk Drilling has been awarded a 5-year contract extension for the semi-submersible Heydar Aliyev rig with BP Exploration (Shah Deniz) Limited acting as Operator of the Shah Deniz field, offshore Azerbaijan.

Reported by: Offshore Energy Today, Posted on: 20 Jul 2015

ConocoPhillips announces spending cutbacks on its deepwater operations

ConocoPhillips, the world’s biggest exploration and production company, announced on Thursday still more substantial cuts to its spending plan with the most impact being felt on its deepwater operations in the Gulf of Mexico

Reported by: Splash 24/7, Posted on: 17 Jul 2015

‘Kayaktivists’ plan national protest against Shell drilling in Arctic

The so-called “kayaktivist” movement, which has recently been focused on Shell’s planned Arctic oil drilling and has staged its major actions at the Shell fleet’s Seattle staging post, is bringing its message national including to Washington DC

Reported by: Splash 24/7, Posted on: 16 Jul 2015

Wintershall to abandon Zeppelin as dry well

Lundin Norway AS has completed wildcat well 10/4-1 located in the North Sea offshore Norway. The well is dry.

Reported by: Offshore Energy Today, Posted on: 15 Jul 2015

DSME seeking arbitration against Songa Offshore

South Korea’s shipbuilding, or in this case, offshore rig building giant, Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering Co. Ltd. (DSME) is seeking arbitration against Songa Offshore, an offshore drilling contractor.

Reported by: Offshore Energy Today, Posted on: 15 Jul 2015
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