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Halliburton's GRIP delivers rapid response to offshore source-control incidents

The Global Rapid Intervention Package (GRIP) not only includes the compact and air-mobile designed Rapid Cap plus the air-mobile ‘Top Hat’, but also the necessary manifolds, a variety of debris removal and cutting tools, and wellhead dispersant connectors.

Model advances analysis of offshore BOP closure during extreme conditions

A new modelling approach developed and validated by the Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) presents a major step forward in understanding how offshore blowout preventers (BOPs) are likely to function if employed during a blowout.

ELA Containers develops new offshore container type

ELA Container Offshore GmbH announced the development of a new offshore container type: a 10 m x 3 m wide, high-cube accommodation container with interior hallway and two cabins

Kraken FPSO hooked up, on track for delivery of first oil

EnQuest has announced that the Kraken Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel arrived at the field on Monday, Feb. 13.

Ithaca Energy reports production start-up at Stella field, North Sea

Ithaca Energy Inc. has announced the successful start-up of production from the Stella field, in the Central Graben area of the Central North Sea.

SOCO reports approval of Te Giac Trang field development plan in Vietnam

SOCO, an international oil and gas E&P company, announces that the Hoang Long Joint Operating Company has received from the Government of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam the formal approval of the updated Full Field Development Plan (FFDP) for the Te Giac Trang (TGT) field, offshore southern Vietnam.

CGG completes industry-first AGG survey for Bahrain Petroleum Company

CGG has completed the acquisition and processing of the first-ever airborne gravity gradiometry (AGG) survey of the Kingdom of Bahrain.

AGR data management and analysis software to be adopted at Wintershall's Maria field

AGR has announced that its well data management and analysis software tool iQx is to be adopted by Wintershall’s flagship Maria field on the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS).

ENGIE E&P UK reports first gas from Cygnus field, securing 5% of UK gas production

Cygnus, located in licence areas P1055 & P1731, 150 km off the coast of Lincolnshire, is expected to contribute 5% of UK gas production – supplying sufficient gas to heat the equivalent of 1.5 million UK homes. The project added approximately £1.3 billion to the UK economy and supported nearly 5,000 jobs during its five-year development period.

Wintershall pursues subsea tie-back solution for Skarfjell field, North Sea

Wintershall and its license partners Capricorn, Bayerngas, Edison and DEA have selected a development solution for the Skarfjell field in the Norwegian North Sea. Under the proposed solution, the reservoir will be connected to the nearby Gjøa platform via a subsea tie-back.

JDR wins major umbilical contract for India's western offshore project

JDR, a supplier of subsea umbilicals and power cables to the global offshore energy industry, has been awarded a major steel tube umbilical contract by Cameron Ltd, on behalf of operator ONGC, for the 11 wells of western offshore project.

Noble, Barclays said to work on $1 billion Tamar stake sale

Noble Energy Inc. is working with Barclays Plc on the sale of a 7.5% stake in the offshore Tamar natural gas field, according to people with knowledge of the matter.

Wärtsilä to maximize availability and secure safe operations of PGS's seismic vessel fleet

Wärtsilä and PGS Geophysical AS have signed a service agreement that makes Wärtsilä the preferred service supplier for engines and other Wärtsilä equipment.

Eni, BP pouring more investment into Egypt than anywhere else

Eni SpA will start producing from the giant Zohr natural gas field off Egypt’s Mediterranean coast by the end of 2017 and plans to invest $10 billion in the North African country over the next five years, CEO Claudio Descalzi said.

What oil crisis? Arctic drilling off Norway set for record

Explorers look set to drill a record number of wells in Norway’s Arctic waters this year, undeterred by oil prices apparently stuck below $60/bbl.

Subsea Systems Institute director talks proposed digital transformation JIP

SSI is the program sponsor for a proposed digital transformation initiative, with principal drivers including needs for instrumentation, monitoring, control and automation, as well as technical challenges and barriers faced by operating companies.

Oceaneering to provide ROV, survey and associated services for Mærsk Supply Service

Oceaneering International, Inc., announced that it has entered into a long-term agreement with Mærsk Supply Service A/S to provide eight work-class remotely operated vehicles (ROVs), survey and associated services, including subsea tooling, engineering, communication and data solutions, to support Mærsk’s global operations.

Fugro acquires REM Etive IRM support vessel to service Southeast Asia contracts

Fugro has secured its continued utilization of high performance offshore IRM vessel, REM Etive, and has finalized a purchase agreement at conditions significantly more beneficial than a renewed charter agreement, with owner Solstad.

ProSep awarded contract for Statoil's Troll B ZMP Project

ProSep, the technology and service provider for integrated process solutions, announced today that it will supply one ProDry unit to Statoil for the Troll B ZMP Project.

Eni and BP complete 10% sale of Shorouk, offshore Egypt

Eni’s CEO, Claudio Descalzi, Bob Dudley, CEO of BP, and the Egyptian Minister of Petroleum, Tarek El Molla signed a deed completing the sale to BP of a 10% stake in the Shorouk concession, offshore Egypt.