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Sierra Leone Offshore Waters Opened to Tender

Mr Timothy Kabba, Director General of the Petroleum Directorate of Sierra Leone has announced on behalf of the country’s Government, the reopening of Sierra Leone’s Fourth Licensing Round.Following the conclusion of a six-month industry consultation that was designed to collate international industry feedback and ensure the success of this round,…


Dana Gas Spuds High-Potential Exploration Well in the Eastern Mediterranean in Egypt Concession Area

Dana Gas PJSC, the Middle East's largest regional private sector natural gas company, announced it has commenced drilling operations on 20 May at its Merak-1 well, offshore Egypt. The location is in 755 meters of water in the North El Arish concession, also known as Block 6. This block is…


Jadestone Energy Announces First Production From the Stag 49H Infill Well

Jadestone Energy Inc., an independent oil and gas production company focused on the Asia Pacific region, announced that the Stag 49H infill well is in production at a rate of 1,400 bopd.After concluding drilling operations on May 6, 2019, the well was given approximately two weeks for swell packers to…


Solstad Offshore ASA: PSV Contracts

Equinor UK Limited have declared one year options on two Solstad Offshore ASA platform supply vessel contracts. The Sea Frost and Sea Falcon (both 2013, PX105 Design) will now be on contract until July 2020 and November 2020 respectively, with further options available in Equinor’s favor thereafter.In addition, the Sea…


Sonardyne Acquires Maritime Survey Software and Construction Specialist EIVA

Leading subsea technology and systems provider Sonardyne International Ltd. has acquired maritime software and equipment specialist EIVA A/S.EIVA will join the Sonardyne group of companies while remaining an independent business and brand. EIVA Chief Executive Officer Jeppe Nielsen, who has been CEO since 2011, will remain in post, while Sonardyne’s…


Frames Hydraulic Control Systems for Eni Merakes Field Tie-Back

Frames has been awarded a contract to supply TechnipFMC with the hydraulic control systems for subsea wells and subsea isolation valves in the Eni Merakes field tie-back to the existing Jangkrik Floating Production Unit in offshore East Kalimantan, Indonesia.The field’s subsea wells, and the construction and installation of subsea systems…


Magseis Fairfield Announces LoI for a Deepwater Gulf of Mexico Program

Magseis Fairfield announced that it has received a Letter of Intent (LoI) for a two months deepwater data acquisition program in the Gulf of Mexico. The survey is due to commence late in the fourth quarter of 2019. “The award demonstrates our strong position in the Gulf of Mexico and…


Drilling Permit for Well 7324/6-1 in Production Licence 855

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Equinor Energy AS a drilling permit for well 7324/6-1, cf. Section 15 of the Resource Management Regulations.Well 7324/6-1 will be drilled from the West Hercules drilling facility in position 73°39'07,05"N og 24°58'35,39"E.The drilling programme for well 7324/6-1 relates to the drilling of a wildcat…


Zennor Provides Finlaggan Field Development Update

Zennor Petroleum Limited, through its subsidiary Zennor Pathway Limited, is currently developing the 100% owned Finlaggan field in the UK Central North Sea (block 21/05c and 21/05d, Licence P2013). The development project is targeting 30mmboe of gas condensate reserves from two subsea production wells tied back 20km to the Britannia…


Shearwater GeoServices Brings 10th Vessel into Active Operation as Marine Seismic Acquisition Market Gains Traction

Shearwater announced that the company will have a total of 10 vessels in operation for the 2019 northern hemisphere summer season. This extensive fleet is brought into operation on the back of solid backlog and provides marine seismic acquisition services spanning towed and seabed activities in response to rising demand…


InterMoor Wins Mooring Installation Contract from COOEC for Two Floating Production Units

InterMoor, a leading provider of mooring services, foundation solutions and offshore installations in subsea services group Acteon, has signed a contract with COOEC, a subsidiary of China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC), to install deepwater mooring systems for the Liuhua 16-2 and Lingshui 17-2 floating production facilities in the South…


Equinor Awards NOK 700 million Johan Sverdrup Contract

Equinor awarded a contract for services within insulation, scaffolding and surface treatment (ISO) on the Johan Sverdrup field to Kaefer Energy AS. Awarded under an already existing framework agreement for operations the contract has an estimated value of more than NOK 700 million. This includes both ordinary operations and maintenance…


DOF, KONGSBERG, SINTEF Ocean, and NORCE Join Forces to Deliver 'Intelligent Efficiency' for Offshore Operations

DOF has formed a partnership with Kongsberg Maritime, SINTEF Ocean and NORCE, which aims to reduce fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions for complex offshore operations, while streamlining fleet-wide maintenance.Enabled through sponsorship and support from Innovation Norway, the new partnership between four of Norway's most established and advanced maritime organisations…


NKT Wins High-voltage Cable Project to Connect Two Norwegian Offshore Platforms Leveraging the Benefits of Power from Shore

NKT has been awarded the turnkey project from Equinor Energy AS for the 132 kV high-voltage cable connecting the oil and gas platforms Johan Sverdrup 2 and Gina Krog.Equinor has selected NKT as the turnkey supplier for the high-voltage cable project connecting the oil and gas platforms Gina Krog and…


Arctic LNG 2 and TechnipFMC Sign EPC Contract for the LNG Plant

PAO NOVATEK announced that its joint venture Arctic LNG 2 and TechnipFMC signed a contract on engineering, procurement, supply, construction and commissioning of an integrated liquefied natural gas facility with annual liquefaction capacity of 19.8 million tons under the Arctic LNG 2 project. The contract terms provide for the launch…


Fugro Supports Two Ocean Mapping Initiatives with Large Crowd Sourced Bathymetry Contribution

Fugro recently contributed more than 110,000 square kilometres of high-resolution bathymetry data in the North Atlantic Ocean to help improve the quality and coverage of seabed mapping in the region.The dataset, which covers an area the size of Iceland, was delivered to two complementary programs: the Atlantic Ocean Research Alliance…


Subsea Templates Installed on Nova Field

Wintershall Dea has installed two subsea templates on the ocean floor in Norway, marking a major milestone for the operated Nova project, and the first operational landmark for the newly merged global company.The installation unlocks the next phase of the field development, with 65km of pipelines now ready to be…


Gazprom Discovers Two New Fields Containing Over 500 billion Cubic Meters of Gas on Yamal Shelf

The Federal Agency for Mineral Resources approved the expert opinions of the State Reserves Commission with regard to the discovery by Gazprom of new hydrocarbon fields on the shelf of the Yamal Peninsula, namely the Dinkov and Nyarmeyskoye fields.The Dinkov field is situated within the Rusanovsky licensed block in the…


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…