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South Marsh Island 71 Update

Byron Energy Limited provided the following update on the Company’s South Marsh Island Block 71 (“SM71”) Project.Since oil and gas production began from the Byron operated South Marsh Island 71 F Platform in March 2018, 641,773 barrels of oil and 556 million cubic feet of gas, on a gross basis,…


Aker BP has Received Consent for Exploration Drilling in the North Sea

Aker BP is the operator for production licence 869. Petroleum Safety Authority Norway have now given the company consent to drill exploration well 24/9-13.The well is in the North Sea, close to the Bøyla and Alvheim fields, at the following coordinates:59° 17' 51.932" N01° 46' 02.341" EWater depth at the…


Repsol has Received Consent for Work at Yme

Repsol Norge AS has received consent from Petroleum Safety Authority Norway to carry out work on the Yme field.The consent applies to work to secure potentially loose walkway gratings on the Yme caisson. The work is to be performed by personnel lowered down from a helicopter.The activity is planned to…


Hague and London Oil Plc: Acquisition of Third Energy Offshore Ltd and Interim Update

Hague and London Oil plc, the oil and gas company with a diverse portfolio of production, development, appraisal and exploration assets currently focused in the Dutch sector of the Southern North Sea, announced that it has entered into an agreement for the conditional acquisition of the entire share capital of…


Gulf Marine Services PLC: Three Long-Term Contract Awards in MENA

Gulf Marine Services, the leading provider of advanced self-propelled self-elevating support vessels serving the offshore oil, gas and renewable energy sectors, announced it has been awarded three long-term contracts in the MENA region.The new charters, which are subject to the completion of legal documentation and finalisation of the vessel delivery…


Sembcorp Marine, ABS and A*STAR’s Institute of High Performance Computing Team Up to Develop New Gas Technologies in Offshore, Marine and Energy Sectors

With the growing relevance of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) as a sustainable alternative to oil and other fossil fuels, Sembcorp Marine, ABS (American Bureau of Shipping) and A*STAR’s Institute of High Performance Computing (IHPC) are teaming up to develop new technologies, applications and capabilities in the offshore, marine and energy…


Scotrenewables Tidal Power Commences Site Preparation for Commercial Production Unit

Record breaking SR2000 turbine to be recovered from European Marine Energy Centre in Orkney ahead of site preparations for optimised production model.In a move to start site preparation work for their optimised 2MW floating tidal turbine, Scotrenewables Tidal Power have started work to remove the SR2000 turbine from its test…


Maersk Supply Service Completes FSO Tow and Installation for Culzean Field

Hook up of the Ailsa Floating Storage and Offloading unit (FSO) was successfully completed. This marks the final step of the FSO transportation and installation for the Culzean field, under the project management of Maersk Supply Service.The project has been delivered to Total E&P UK as an integrated solution, including…


MCA Contract Award for Clinton Marine Survey

Clinton Marine Survey was recently awarded the Contract for Lot 1 of the Maritime & Coastguard Agency’s (MCA) UK Civil Hydrography Programme (CHP). The MCA funds, manages and delivers the UK CHP which provides high-quality hydrographic data that underpins the production of national nautical charts and publications, and maximizes the…


TE Connectivity Announces Definitive Agreement to Sell its Subsea Communications Business to Cerberus Capital Management

TE Connectivity Ltd., a world leader in connectivity and sensors, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its subsea communications business (SubCom) to Cerberus Capital Management, L.P., a global leader in alternative investing, for $325 million in cash.The transaction is expected to close by the end…


Infinity Awarded Frame Agreement and First Project from Major E&P Company

Infinity have been awarded a frame agreement for the provision of engineering and commenced the first project. Infinity announced that the first project, a fast track subsea tie-back to an existing facility is now underway.The project will be developed over the next six months with the offshore installation expected to…


Offshore Gas and Renewables Could Partner in Power Generation

An innovative partnership between gas platforms and windfarms could see more power generated - maximising both gas production and renewable electricity generation offshore, according to a report from the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA).The concept of gas-to-wire (GTW) involves using the gas produced from gas fields to be generated into…


West Hercules to Drill More Exploration Wells

Seadrill Norway Operations Limited has been awarded a contract for drilling two exploration wells for Equinor in the Barents Sea by use of the West Hercules rig. Drilling is scheduled to start in the spring of 2019.The contract includes options for drilling nine additional wells. The rig is primarily assigned…


Aqualis Offshore Completes Egina Station Keeping Job

Marine and offshore engineering consultancy Aqualis Offshore has successfully completed its position keeping role for the Egina FPSO which is now safely moored in Nigerian waters.Aqualis Offshore’s team of position keeping masters on board the FPSO first oversaw the installation of the four first mooring lines, which took the FPSO…


Drilling Permit for Well 7324/3-1 in Production Licence 615

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Equinor Energy AS a drilling permit for well 7324/3-1, cf. Section 15 of the Resource Management Regulations.Well 7324/3-1, will be drilled from the West Hercules drilling facility in position 73°57'27,39" North og 24°41'04,86" East.The drilling programme for well 7324/3-1 relates to the drilling…


First Subsea Platform Mooring Connectors for Windfloat Atlantic Project

First Subsea is supplying Platform Mooring Connectors (PMCs) to Windplus SA for the 25MW WindFloat Atlantic Project, offshore northern Portugal. The PMCs will be used to connect wind turbine generator platforms to mooring lines at a water depth of 85–100m. The WindFloat Atlantic Project comprises three WindFloat 8MW WTG platforms…


Swan Hunter Mobilise Carousel Equipment Spread Aboard ASV Pioneer for CWind’s ‘Complete Cable Care’ Service

Swan Hunter have completed mobilisation and commissioning of their new modular offshore carousel and associated equipment onboard the ASV Pioneer barge, for client CWind in support of CWind’s ‘Complete Cable Care’ service offering.The new basket carousel, has been mobilised onto the barge in the smallest of four configurations, at 2000Te…


Ocean Yield: FPSO Dhirubhai-1 Update

The contract for the FPSO Dhirubhai-1, which operates on a 10-year contract on the MA-field with Reliance Industries Limited in India, expires on Wednesday 19th September 2018 at 06:00 CEST.Ocean Yield ASA's subsidiary, Aker Floating Production AS, has received an instruction from Reliance Industries to shut-down production on the MA-field.Reliance…


CHC Australia Awarded New Helicopter Services Contract for Offshore Northwest Australia

CHC Helicopter has been awarded a ground-breaking helicopter services contract by Woodside and other operators in the North West Shelf and North West Cape regions, providing passenger transfer flights, medical evacuation and search and rescue services for four customers from bases in Australia’s Pilbara region.The contract will commence in July…


Petrel Resources plc: Update Regarding Contract for the Tano 2A Block

Petrel Resources, the oil and gas exploration company with an interest in Ghana, announced that the Company's Directors believe they have resolved the outstanding issues with the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) regarding a contract for the development of the Tano 2A Block (the 'Petroleum Agreement'). As such, all legal…