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First Subsea Delivers Cable Protection System for Taiwan Project

First Subsea has delivered beach landing Cable Protection Systems for three export cables on the 120MW Formosa 1 Phase 2 wind farm in Taiwan for Jan De Nul Group, EPCI contractor for delivery and installation of the project’s cables and foundations.Three systems, each 250m in length were contracted in Feb…


Increased Oil Recovery from St. Malo

Equinor announced on 20 September the sanction of a waterflood project in the St. Malo field in the US Gulf of Mexico.This waterflood project, sanctioned in the resource-rich Wilcox formation in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico, is expected to contribute an estimated ultimate recovery of more than 150-175 million barrels…


Equinor Wins Opportunity to Develop the World’s Largest Offshore Wind Farm

UK authorities announced on 20 September that Equinor and its partner SSE were awarded contracts to develop three large scale offshore wind projects in the Dogger Bank region of the North Sea. This will be the world’s biggest offshore wind farm development with a total installed capacity of 3.6 GW.…


Historic Offshore Wind Farm Turns Ten

Located far from the Danish coast and in an area of the North Sea with high waves, the Horns Rev 2 offshore wind farm, the world’s largest of its kind at the time, has been covering the annual power consumption of around 200,000 Danish households with renewable energy for the…


Next Generation North Sea: Contract Win Sees ASCO Support Neptune Energy

Global logistics and materials management provider, ASCO, has secured a five-year contract with international independent, Neptune Energy.The contract, which will fully kick-off in October this year will see ASCO assume responsibility for Neptune’s shorebase, logistics, marine and materials management services for the North Sea.Commended by Neptune for their commitment to…


Sembcorp Marine’s Brazilian Shipyard Completes Petrobras P-68 FPSO

Sembcorp Marine’s wholly-owned and operated subsidiary Estaleiro Jurong Aracruz (EJA) has crossed a significant operational milestone with the completion of its first floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) project.P-68, a newbuild FPSO vessel, left the shipyard on 17 September and will be deployed to the ultra-deepwater Berbigão and Sururu fields…


Eni Starts Production of Baltim South West Field Offshore Egypt

Eni announced the successful commissioning and start-up of production of the offshore Baltim South West gas field in Egypt.Discovered by Eni in June 2016, the field goes on-stream in a record time, just 19 months after the final investment decision (FID) was approved in January 2018. This result further confirms…


Ashtead Technology Completes Subsea Installation Monitoring for Ocean Installer

Global subsea equipment solutions specialist, Ashtead Technology, has successfully completed a subsea installation monitoring project for Ocean Installer AS in Equinor’s Askeladd and Johan Castberg fields.The contract saw Ashtead Technology provide its integrated Deflection Monitoring System (DMS) services and equipment to support the installation of eight Integrated Template Structures (ITS)…


TGS Announces Strategic Milestones to Accelerate Growth

TGS, a leading provider of multi-client geoscience data for exploration & production (E&P) companies, announced achievement of five milestones accelerating the company’s growth strategy. The achievements include new technologies in key basins; strengthening position in the South Atlantic; further growth onshore; enhancing imaging and efficiencies; and expanding the value chain…


Sercel and BGP Jointly Launch Game-Changing GPR Ocean Bottom Node

On 16 September, Sercel and BGP announced at the SEG Conference & Exhibition in San Antonio the launch of GPR, a new ocean bottom node (OBN), designed to leverage the proven high performance of Sercel’s unique QuietSeis broadband digital sensor technology for OBN exploration and field development.With the unrivalled digital…


Joe-1 Oil Discovery

Tullow Oil plc announced that the Joe-1 exploration well has successfully opened a new Upper Tertiary oil play in the Guyana basin.The Joe-1 exploration well was drilled by the Stena Forth drillship to a Total Depth of 2,175 metres in water depth of 780 metres. Evaluation of logging and sampling…


Shearwater GeoServices Awarded 1st Latin American Isometrix Survey by Ecopetrol

Shearwater GeoServices Holding AS announced the award of a 3D Isometrix seismic survey by Colombia’s Ecopetrol S.A. It will be the first Isometrix survey in Latin America with marine acquisition starting in Q4 2019.The survey covers 2 000 sq. km of 3D seismic offshore Colombia on Ecopetrol’s Block COL-5 and…


Kvaerner Aims to Grow in New Business Areas

Kvaerner establishes two new focus areas to grow its operations within both oil and gas projects and in renewable industries. With the new focus areas, the group is aiming for around 40 per cent growth within a few years, compared to revenues in 2018. The company will continue to be…


SeaBird Exploration: Source Work in Asia Pacific Region

SeaBird Exploration announced that it has received a letter of award to provide a source vessel for an upcoming OBN project in the Asia Pacific region. The project is anticipated to commence during Q4 and will have a duration of one to two months. SeaBird will be using the Voyager…


ExxonMobil Announces Oil Discovery Offshore Guyana at Tripletail

ExxonMobil said it made an oil discovery on the Stabroek Block offshore Guyana at the Tripletail-1 well in the Turbot area. The discovery adds to the previously announced estimated recoverable resource of more than 6 billion oil-equivalent barrels on the Stabroek Block.Tripletail-1 encountered approximately 108 feet (33 meters) of a…


ACG Awards ACE Construction Contracts

BP as operator of the Azeri-Chirag-Deepwater Gunashli (ACG) field development is pleased to announce that the Azeri-Central-East (ACE) project is moving forward at pace with the awards of key contracts.The contracts, covering engineering, fabrication and construction, project management and other services follow the project final investment decision (FID) announced on…


Repsol – Consent to use Rowan Viking – Yme

Petroleum Safety Authority Norway have given Repsol Norge AS consent to use the Rowan Viking mobile facility on the Yme field.The consent covers accommodation, well maintenance and well intervention activities on the Yme field in the North Sea.Drilling is scheduled to start in September-October 2019.Rowan Viking is a mobile, jack-up…


Gas Discovery in the Norwegian Sea

Equinor and its partners AkerBP and Wellesley Petroleum have found gas in the Ørn exploration well south-west of the Marulk field in the Norwegian Sea. Recoverable resources are estimated at 8–14 million standard cubic metres of oil equivalent, corresponding to 50–88 million barrels of oil equivalent (boe).“This is good news.…


Utgard Field on Stream

On 16 September, Equinor and its partners started production from the Utgard gas and condensate field, spanning the Norwegian-UK border in the North Sea. The project is delivered without any personal injuries, ahead of schedule and 25% below the cost estimate.Recoverable Utgard resources are estimated at around 40 million barrels…


VAALCO Energy Announces Commencement of 2019/2020 Drilling Campaign at Etame and Provides Operational Update

VAALCO Energy, Inc. announced that the Company has commenced its 2019/2020 drilling campaign and spud the Etame 9P appraisal wellbore at the Etame field offshore Gabon. Drilling of the Etame 9P appraisal wellbore is expected to take approximately four weeks, after which the Company will commence drilling the Etame 9H…