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Heavy Lift Jack-up ‘Apollo’ Completes Refit at Damen Shiprepair Dunkerque

DEME Offshore’s newest heavy-lift jack-up Apollo has recently completed a one-month conversion project at Damen Shiprepair Dunkerque (DSDu). This complex contract involved the installation of a moon pool on the main deck. The technical demands combined with the limited time available required highly precise planning together with working around the…


McDermott Announces Contract Agreement for Mozambique LNG Development

McDermott International, Inc. announced that CCS JV, a joint venture between McDermott, Saipem and Chiyoda, has reached full agreement for a contract with Anadarko Petroleum Corporation for the Mozambique Area 1 Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Development.CCS JV's project scope includes the onshore engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) for all components…


JDR Cables Wins Contract for Belgium's Largest Offshore Wind Farm

JDR Cables, part of the TFKable Group, has signed a contract with DEME Offshore for the SeaMade offshore wind farm after a competitive tender. JDR will design, manufacture and deliver 78.1 kilometres of aluminium core inter-array cables and a range of cable accessories, including repair joints and connectors.JDR’s established track-record…


MDL Accelerates Rever Offshore’s North Sea Campaign

Maritime Developments has completed two different work scopes for Rever Offshore and is en-route to the third project in the campaign.The completed missions, started in April, included installation and decommissioning of products in two North Sea fields, using a horizontal spread solution on board the Normand Clipper.For the first work…


Deep Casing Tools Forms Alliance with National Oilwell Varco Completion Tools in Norway

International casing and completion technology business, Deep Casing Tools (DCT), has formed an alliance in Norway with American multinational corporation National Oilwell Varco Completion Tools (NOV Completion Tools).The agreement gives NOV Completion Tool’s growing Completions & Production Solutions Division access to DTC’s unique technology including its Turbocaser, Turborunner and MechLOK…


PGNiG on Route to Production form Ærfugl Gas Reservoir in the Norwegian Sea

The first well is expected to start production in June 2020. By the end of the year the next three wells will commence production. The Ærfugl project will be developed using innovative technical solutions.According to the Ærfugl Plan for Development and Operation the field will be developed in 2 phases…


Dorado Appraisal Confirms Major Oil and Gas Resource

Santos announced the Dorado-2 appraisal well has confirmed a major oil and gas resource in the Bedout Basin, offshore Western Australia.The well was drilled down-dip approximately two kilometres from the Dorado-1 discovery and encountered 85 metres of net reservoir in the primary Caley Formation. As expected, an oilwater contact was…


ExxonMobil, Partners to Redevelop Angola Block 15 to Increase Production

On 5 June, ExxonMobil and its partners said they will further invest in Block 15 offshore Angola to increase production as part of an agreement with Angola’s recently established National Agency for Petroleum, Gas and Biofuels. As part of the agreement, Sonangol, Angola’s state oil company, will receive a 10…


Energy Perspectives 2019: Delaying Climate Action Increases the Challenge

Current climate actions are far from enough to put the world on a path to keep global warming well below 2 degrees. Global emissions increased in 2018 to reach an all-time high – and the longer this continues, the stronger measures will be necessary to reach common goals. The need…


BP Keeps Advancing its Trinidad and Tobago Business

On 31 May, BP’s Upstream chief executive Bernard Looney emphasized the company’s long-term commitment to Trinidad and Tobago during a meeting with the Honourable Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley and other T&T Government representatives at BP’s head office in London.Looney said: “BP values our long-term partnership with Trinidad and Tobago.…


Providence Resources P.l.c.: Update on Barryroe Farm-out Transaction

Providence Resources P.l.c., the Irish based Energy Company, provided a commercial and operational update in relation to Standard Exploration Licence (“SEL”) 1/11 which contains the Barryroe oil accumulation. SEL 1/11 is operated by EXOLA DAC (40%), a wholly-owned Providence subsidiary, on behalf of its partners, APEC Energy Enterprises Limited (“APEC”)…


Spectrum Announces New 3D Survey in the UK's Southern North Sea

Spectrum has commenced the first phase of a new high-density regional Multi- Client 3D survey, over a 2019 prioritised area of the UK's Southern North Sea.The survey, which is fully supported and funded by clients, is targeting an area of recently-increased industry focus. It aims to provide improved imaging of…


Ideol and Atlantique Offshore Energy Launch the Commercialisation of the World’s First Floating Electrical Offshore Substation

Ideol, the internationally recognized leader in floating offshore wind, and Atlantique Offshore Energy, Chantiers de l’Atlantique Business Unit specialized in Offshore projects providing leading EPCIM solutions of substations to the bottom-fixed offshore wind industry, held a whole-day technical seminar in Paris on 4 June and unveiled the details of their…


EMGS Signs Multi-year Acquisition Contract with PEMEX

Reference is made to the stock exchange notifications published byElectromagnetic Geoservices ASA ("EMGS") on, respectively, 28 March 2019 and 23 April 2019, wherein the Company informed that it had received a letter of award for a multi-year acquisition contract.The final contract with the end customer, PEMEX, has now been signed.As…


Hurricane Energy plc: Lancaster EPS First Oil

Hurricane Energy plc, the UK based oil and gas company focused on hydrocarbon resources in naturally fractured basement reservoirs, provided an operational update in relation to the Early Production System development of the Lancaster field.On 4 June 2019, the Aoka Mizu FPSO's start-up phase completed with a 72-hour production test…


Equinor Awarded Five New Licences on the UK Continental Shelf

Equinor has been awarded five licences by the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) - four as operator and one as partner.“We are pleased to have been awarded these licences in the 31st Offshore Licensing round. These awards in this frontier licensing round are important in continuing our high level of…


Offer of Awards for the UK’s Frontier 31st Offshore Licensing Round

The Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) has offered for award 37 licence areas over 141 blocks or part-blocks to 30 companies in the 31st Offshore Licensing Round.These successful awards act as a strong platform for future exploration and production in frontier areas of the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS) in the…


Providence Resources P.l.c. Provides Licence Update on Frontier Exploration Licence 3/04 Located in the southern Porcupine Basin

Providence Resources P.l.c., the Irish based Energy Company, provided a licence update on Frontier Exploration Licence (“FEL”) 3/04 located in the southern Porcupine Basin. FEL 3/04 is operated by Eni Ireland BV (36.913%) on behalf of its partners, Repsol Exploracion Irlanda SA (33.557%), Providence Resources P.l.c. (26.846%) and Sosina Exploration…


CGG Signs Binding Term Sheet with Shearwater for High End Seismic Vessels and Creation of Global Leader Streamer in Technology

CGG S.A. have signed a binding term-sheet with Shearwater GeoServices Holding AS for a strategic partnership for marine seismic acquisition services and creation of a new streamer technology company.The term-sheet covers the purchase of five high-end streamer vessels jointly owned by CGG Marine Resources Norge AS and Eidesvik Offshore ASA…


GC Rieber Shipping: Shearwater Awarded TGS Atlantic Margin 2019 Survey in the Norwegian Sea

GC Rieber Shipping ASA's 20% owned geoservices company Shearwater GeoServices Holding AS announced the award by TGS of a 3D multiclient project in the Norwegian Sea. The project will be executed by the Polar Duchess, covering an 8,000 sqkm area with long offset triple source data acquisition. The survey will…