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OE Daily: 2017 / August

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…
Tuesday, 08 August 2017 10:35

Husky hires JV for West White Rose CGS

Husky Energy has awarded the partnership consisting of SNC-Lavalin, Dragados Canada, and Pennecon a construction contract for the company’s West White Rose Project offshore Newfoundland…
Tuesday, 08 August 2017 08:21

Transocean in shipshape

Transocean seems to be shaping up with a busy quarter of reactivating rigs and extending contracts, as the offshore drilling contractor sets its sights on…
Tuesday, 08 August 2017 02:54

First gas from Cygnus Bravo

First gas has been exported from Cygnus Bravo, a satellite to Engie E&P UK's Cygnus field development in the UK southern North Sea. Cygnus Bravo…
Monday, 07 August 2017 14:54

Kosmos to spud Hippocampe off Mauritania

Kosmos Energy is set to spud the Hippocampe well offshore Mauritania at the end of August, however, the Dallas-based company sees Suriname as its top…
Monday, 07 August 2017 03:44

Cairn hits oil, gas in last SNE probe

Cairn Energy has discovered hydrocarbons at its SNE North-1 wildcat well offshore Senegal, as well as oil in a deeper secondary objective, marking the end…
Statoil’s North Sea Mariner platform is in place following a major heavy lifting campaign throughout July. Photo from Statoil/Jamie Baikie. The work saw nine modules…
Woodside has made its third gas discovery offshore Myanmar. The Pyi Thit-1 exploration well in Block A-6 in the Southern Rakhine Basin intersected a 65m…
Friday, 04 August 2017 08:57

OGA adds 7 blocks to UKCS 30th round

The UK's Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) has included seven additional blocks to the 30th Offshore Licensing Round that was announced in late-July.  Image from…
Providence Resources' Druid exploration well has reached its first target in the 53/61-1 well and found the reservoir to be water wet. Drilling offshore Ireland…
Thursday, 03 August 2017 10:44

Pacific Drilling gaining deepwater interest

The new Pacific Drilling CEO says that the company is gaining an increased interest in the deepwater sector for 2018, as the company recorded a…
OMV and Perenco have closed a deal that makes Perenco part owner of independent oil and gas company Serept, as well as the Ashtart oil…
Wednesday, 02 August 2017 10:27

Lundin in active southern Barents program

Lundin Petroleum is on the heels of beginning an active exploration drilling program in the southern Barents Sea with Ocean Rig’s Leiv Eiriksson semisubmersible. The…
Tuesday, 01 August 2017 11:23

BP closing in on Juniper, Zohr

BP is on track to start up its Juniper project off Trinidad in the coming weeks, and bring Eni’s Zohr online offshore Egypt by the…