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OE Daily: 2017 / August

Wednesday, 30 August 2017 03:44

Karish, Tanin Israeli FPSO plan approved

The field development plan for the Karish and Tanin fields offshore Israel has been approved by the Israeli Petroleum Commissioner. Energean Israel, a 50/50 joint…
Tuesday, 29 August 2017 02:57

Barents Sea Korpfjell disappoints

Statoil has said it has made a small, but non-commercial gas discovery in its much anticipated Korpfjell well in the Barents Sea. The well is…
Monday, 28 August 2017 05:06

Harvey continues to wreak havoc

Tropical storm Harvey continues to wreak havoc in North America after bringing much of Houston to a halt following torrential rain over the weekend, leading…
Operators are evacuating platforms and rigs as Hurricane Harvey, a Category 4 hurricane, spins in the Gulf of Mexico, according to the Bureau of Safety…
Friday, 25 August 2017 08:19

FAR seals Guinea-Bissau deal

FAR Ltd. has received official confirmation from the government of Guinea-Bissau for the increase of its stake in the Sinapa and Esperanca licenses, which includes…
Premier Oil has entered into an infrastructure partnership for the Tolmount gas development in the Southern North Sea, as the company looks to deliver first…
Drilling contractor Seadrill reported today (24 August) that it would likely file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on or before 12 September to implement its comprehensive…
Thursday, 24 August 2017 08:38

Statoil in minor find near Heidrun

Statoil has struck a minor gas find at a wildcat well near the Heidrun field in the Norwegian Sea where it could become a possible…
Oil and gas operators are preparing for the approach of Tropical Storm Harvey in the Gulf of Mexico, as the US National Hurricane Center warns…
KrisEnergy and the Cambodian government have signed fiscal and technical agreements for Cambodia’s first oil field development at Cambodia Block A in the Gulf of…
Wednesday, 23 August 2017 08:36

Tortue tests as "world-class" resource

Partners Kosmos Energy and BP have confirmed the Tortue field offshore Mauritania to be a “world-class” resource, following a successful drill stem test (DST) of…
Wednesday, 23 August 2017 03:13

SNE FPSO tendering later this year

Tendering for a floating production unit and subsea systems for the SNE project offshore Senegal is set to start later this year, Cairn Energy says. …
Tuesday, 22 August 2017 13:50

BHP hits at Wildling-2 in GoM

BHP Billiton has made an oil discovery in multiple horizons at the Wildling-2 appraisal well in the ultra deepwaters of the Gulf of Mexico. Deepater…
Tuesday, 22 August 2017 07:51

Ensco lands Leviathan rig deal

Noble Energy has hired Ensco’s ENSCO DS-7 ultra deepwater drillship for its giant Leviathan field, offshore Israel. Image from Ensco. The agreement for the ENSCO DS-7 includes the drilling…
The North Sea's first floating production, storage and offloading vessel (FPSO), the Petrojarl I, has been delivered to owner Teekay after a two and a…
French oil major Total has agreed to buy Maersk Oil from its parent company A.P. Møller – Mærsk in a US$7.45 billion share and debt…
The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has published the draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for Alaska’s manmade island, the Liberty Project, in the Beaufort…
Thursday, 17 August 2017 09:22

KBR bags Tortue pre-FEED

KBR has confirmed that the company has been awarded the pre-front end engineering design (FEED) and project support services contracts for the development of the…
Wednesday, 16 August 2017 14:36

US Lease Sale 249 reaches US$121 million

The US Bureau of Ocean Management's (BOEM) Lease Sale 249 brought in high bids of US$121 million from 27 companies with a total of 99…
Nabors Industries' acquisition of Tesco Corp. will accelerate the automation and integration of tubular services into Nabors’ rigs, creating immediate global scale for Nabors Drilling…
Tuesday, 15 August 2017 07:18

Transocean in US$3.4 billion Songa takeover

Major offshore drilling contractor Transocean has moved to purchase Cyprus-headquartered Songa Offshore in a US$3.4 billion deal, the two companies announced today (15 August). Transocean…
Statoil installed its first unmanned wellhead platform, the Oseberg H for its Oseberg Vestflanken 2 on the Norwegian Continental Shelf this summer. Oseberg Vestflanken 2…
Monday, 14 August 2017 10:49

BP starts at Juniper, Persephone

BP has started production from five of its seven major projects for the year, as the supermajor confirmed that the Juniper project offshore Trinidad, and…
Monday, 14 August 2017 09:38

Ichthys Venturer arrives in Australia

The Ichthys Venturer floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) facility has arrived in Australian waters today (14 August), as Inpex gears up to begin hook-up…
Monday, 14 August 2017 07:48

Statoil spuds Verbier off UK

Statoil has spudded the last well of its three-well drilling campaign on the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS). Transocean Spitsbergen. Image from Statoil. According to partner…
Energy XXI reported mixed results for its current development drilling plans in the West Delta area of the Gulf of Mexico, and has cancelled plans…
Petrobras encountered oil at the Poraquê Alto well, marking the company’s first commercial oil discovery in the pre-salt layer of the Marlim Sul area offshore…
Wednesday, 09 August 2017 16:04

Appomattox hull sets sail for US Gulf

The hull for Royal Dutch Shell’s Appomattox field development project has set sail from Geoje, South Korea to Ingleside, Texas for completion of construction. Source:…
Wednesday, 09 August 2017 12:53

SBM lands Fast4Ward contract

SBM Offshore revealed that it has inked a deal for its Fast4Ward standardization program, signing a contract in June for the first newbuild hull with China…
Wednesday, 09 August 2017 09:16

Shell gets two Lomond warnings from HSE

Shell has been given two safety warnings from the UK’s Health and Safety Executive (HSE) on its Lomond facility in the Central North Sea. Map…
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