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Siemens Gamesa and ZITON Sign Contract for West of Duddon Sands Blade Upgrade Campaign

ZITON announced in the interim report Q4 2018 that it was selected preferred supplier for a blade campaign. Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy UK Ltd. and ZITON A/S have on 16 May signed the contract for upgrade of blades at West of Duddon Sands.ZITON will provide a turn key solution to…


DeepStar Selects Upwing Energy-Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Partnership for Conceptual Engineering Study of New Electric Submersible Pump (ESP) Topology

Together, Upwing Energy, an artificial lift technology company, and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI), one of the world’s leading industrial firms, have been selected by DeepStar, a global offshore research and development consortium, to perform a feasibility and conceptual study of Upwing’s Magnetic Drive System™ (MDS) for Electric Submersible Pumps (ESPs).The…


Sale of Block 5, Mexico

Ophir announced that it has signed a Sales and Purchase Agreement (“SPA”) relating to the sale of its 23.33% interest in Block 5 (Cuenca Salina), offshore Mexico, to the existing partners in the Block 5 exploration licence, subsidiaries of Murphy Oil Corporation, Wintershall Dea and Petronas.Upon closing, interest in the…


EMGS: Pre-funded Multi-client Survey in the Norwegian Barents Sea

Electromagnetic Geoservices ASA (“EMGS”) has entered into an agreement for a fully pre-funded multi-client 3D CSEM survey in the Norwegian Barents Sea. The contract has a value of USD 1.25 million. The survey is expected to be executed in the second quarter of 2019.The Company will mobilise the vessel Atlantic…


NOPSEMA Accept’s Bratwurst Environment Plan

NOPSEMA’s document provides notification of NOPSEMA’s decision made under regulation 10 of the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Environment) Regulations 2009 to accept an environment plan.NOPSEMA’s document can be found here.


Heerema Awarded Hollandse Kust Zuid Alpha Project

Heerema Marine Contractors has been awarded the Petrofac contract for TenneT's Hollandse Kust Zuid (HKZ) Alpha project, one of the largest offshore wind farm zones being developed in the North Sea in front of the Dutch coast. The award entails the transport and installation of the HKZ Alpha HVAC platform.…


DEME Offshore Awarded Major Hornsea Two Contract for Foundation and Turbine Installation

DEME Offshore has been awarded a major contract for the transport and installation of 165 foundations at Ørsted’s Hornsea Two offshore wind farm in the UK. Additionally, DEME Offshore secured the contract for the transport and installation of the turbines at the wind farm. The 1.4 GW Hornsea Two offshore…


OGA Holds Tier Zero Meeting

The Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) has described where it expects industry to focus its attention over the next year; in areas including efficiency, commercial culture and progressing new field developments.The annual performance review, known as the ‘Tier Zero’ meeting, takes place in early Q2 every year with the managing…


3D Oil Limited: T/49-P Update, Otway Basin

3D Oil Limited informed the market that it has been awarded the necessary environmental approvals from the Commonwealth Statuary National Agency, NOPSEMA, to acquire the Dorrigo 3D Marine Seismic Survey within 100% owned T/49-P of the Offshore Otway Basin.Full announcement here.


Pipe Work for the Midia Gas Project in the Black Sea Awarded to Corinth Pipeworks

Corinth Pipeworks (CPW) was selected to manufacture and supply 8” steel pipes for the infield line and 16”steel pipes for the offshore gas transport pipeline. The pipes will be manufactured during 2019 in CPW’s factory in Greece, and installation work will commence according to schedule in 2020. CPW’s scope of…


Horizon Maritime Rebrands the Horizon Arctic and Establishes Norwegian Operation

Horizon Maritime announced that the intake of the former Bourbon Arctic has been finalized. Now sailing under the name Horizon Arctic, the vessel is one of the most technically versatile multi-function offshore support vessels in the world.“The Horizon Arctic takes its place alongside Horizon Maritime’s growing fleet of harsh environment…


Nord Stream 2 AG: Public Consultation Process for Third Route Begins in Denmark

The Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) report for the route of the Nord Stream 2 AG natural gas offshore pipeline to the south-east of Bornholm has been made available for public display by thecoordinatingauthority, the Danish Energy Agency (DEA). This route passes outside Danish territorial waters and stretches within the exclusive…


PGS Completes MultiClient 3D Seismic Acquisition Offshore Republic of Guinea

PGS’ latest MultiClient 3D GeoStreamer acquisition covering blocks A4 and A5 of the Republic of Guinea was completed on 8th May 2019. Fast-track processing is ongoing.The Guinea MC3D survey is PGS’ first MultiClient project in collaboration with the Republic of Guinea and marks the start of a series of planned…


Plan for Johan Sverdrup Phase 2 Approved

The plan for development and operation (PDO) of the second phase of the Johan Sverdrup field development was formally approved by Norwegian authorities on 15 May. The same day sees the construction start of the field’s second processing platform at Aibel’s yard in Haugesund.“This is a big day for Equinor…


Drilling Permit for Well 6506/11-11 S in Production Licence 644

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted OMV (Norge) AS a drilling permit for well 6506/11-11 S, cf. Section 15 of the Resource Management Regulations.Well 6506/11-11 S will be drilled from the Deepsea Bergen drilling facility in position 65012’10.45’’N and 60 22’46.77’’E.The drilling programme for well 6506/11-11 S relates to drilling…


AF Group Takes Strategic Position in the Offshore Market for Removal and Recycling in the UK

AF Gruppen's subsidiary AF Offshore Decom creates the company Fairfield Decom together with the leading players in offshore removal and recycling Heerema Marine Contractors and Decom Energy. Headquartered in Aberdeen, the new business combines the knowledge of an experienced operator with the expertise of the world's leading offshore removal and…


Talon Petroleum Limited: Completion of Acquisition of Encounter Oil Limited and Strategy Update

Talon Petroleum Limited advised that it has completed the acquisition of EnCounter Oil Limited.Accordingly, Talon now holds 100% interests in EnCounter’s highly prospective exploration licences in the UK North Sea. Licence 2363 contains the 107mmbo (best estimate prospective resource) Skymoos Prospect and Licence 2392 which hosts the 27mmbo (best estimate…


McDermott Awarded EPCI Contract by Petrobras for Sepia Field Project

McDermott International, Inc. announced the award of a significant* contract by Petrobras for engineering, procurement, construction and installation of subsea risers and flowlines for the first phase of the Sepia field, located 174 miles (280 kilometers) from the Rio de Janeiro coastline in Brazil.The project scope includes detailed engineering, surveys,…


Pipeshield Secure Second East Anglia One Scour Protection Contract

Lowestoft based Pipeshield International Limited have been awarded the contract to supply the 2nd PHASE scour protection for the East Anglia One offshore windfarm by leading offshore construction company DeepOcean. The award follows the successful delivery of the 1st PHASE manufactured and supplied at the end of 2018.Similar in scope…


Rovuma LNG Development Plan Approved by Mozambique Government

Mozambique Rovuma Venture said that on 14 May, the government of Mozambique had approved its development plan for the Rovuma LNG project, which will produce, liquefy and market natural gas from three reservoirs located in the Area 4 block offshore Mozambique, two of which straddle the boundary with neighboring Area…