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Tata Steel unveils new welded product range ahead of Offshore Europe

MUMBAI -- Tata Steel has expanded on its new range of welded linepipe, the company revealed Thursday. The announcement came as Tata prepares to attend Offshore Europe, where it is also celebrating 21 years and one million tonnes of steel in the North Sea.

Subsea specialist Tekmar defies downturn with continued growth

Subsea cable protection specialist, Tekmar Energy, is bucking the market trend after experiencing steady growth in the oil & gas sector during what has been a challenging time for the industry.

Premier Oil comes up dry northeast of Valhall field

Premier Oil Norge, operator of production license 539, is in the process of completing the drilling of wildcat well 3/7-10 S.

INPEX revises development plan for Abadi LNG project offshore Indonesia

INPEX Corp. has submitted a revised plan of development (POD) for Abadi gas field in the Masela Block, Arafura Sea, Indonesia, as a result of a greater volume of natural gas reserves being confirmed, among other factors.

Otto Marine bags two charter contracts worth $25.2 million

Otto Marine Ltd.'s subsidiary, Go Offshore Pty Ltd., has entered into two long-term charter contracts worth $25.2 million.

Gas exports from Iran, Egypt seen threatening U.S. ambitions

A potential boost in natural gas supply from Iran and Egypt may exacerbate a worldwide glut, reshape the global market and threaten U.S. export ambitions, according to Citigroup Inc.

Xodus awarded North Sea decommissioning FEED contract with Nexen

Xodus Group has been awarded a contract with Nexen Petroleum UK Limited to provide FEED services in support of the decommissioning of the Ettrick and Blackbird fields in the central North Sea.

Aptomar opens field monitoring center in Trondheim

Aptomar officially opened its “Aptomarin” marine control center in Trondheim, Norway, on Wednesday. The 24/7 field monitoring operation is available to offshore oil companies operating in the main oil and gas hubs around the world.

PGS names third Ramform vessel to be cold stacked

PGS has decided to cold-stack the Ramform Viking after she completes a multi-client project offshore East Newfoundland in late October, the company said Wednesday.

CGG completes survey over Abu Dhabi's Hail, Shuweihat fields

CGG, with the support of its Seabed Geosolutions joint venture with Fugro, has completed the acquisition of a 3D seismic survey over the Hail and Shuweihat oil and gas fields in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, one of the world’s most environmentally sensitive areas.

ION Geophysical bags 2D seismic contract for Somalia Puntland offshore margin

Puntland Petroleum Minerals Agency (PPMA) has awarded ION Geophysical Corporation a contract to acquire 8,000 km of seismic data covering the entire Somalia Puntland offshore margin.

ION awarded TPDC contract for seismic survey

ION Geophysical and the Tanzanian Petroleum Development Corporation (TPDC) announced Tuesday that TPDC has awarded ION a contract to acquire 4,058 km of 2D seismic, gravity and magnetic data over offshore Blocks 4/1B and 4/1C in the Rovuma Delta region.

Subsea 7 wins $150-million contract for Maersk’s Culzean

Subsea 7 has won a subsea, umbilical, riser and flowline (SURF) contract from Maersk Oil, with a value in excess of $150 million, for the Culzean development.

Faroe raises stakes in Blane, Enoch fields with Roc Oil deal

Faroe Petroleum has announced the conditional acquisition of Roc Oil (GB Holdings) Limited, which holds a 12.5006% interest in the Blane Unit in the UK North Sea and a 12.00% interest in the Enoch Unit in the UK North Sea, from Roc Oil (Europe) Limited, a subsidiary of Roc Oil Company Limited.

Polarcus wins broadband 3D project offshore Brazil

Polarcus has signed a contract with an undisclosed client for a non-exclusive broadband 3D marine seismic project offshore Brazil.

Israel gas explorer shares sink as Eni’s Egypt find dims outlook

Shares of the natural-gas exploring units of Delek Group Ltd. plunged the most in 14 years in high volume on concern the discovery of the Mediterranean’s largest field off the coast of Egypt will curtail their exports.

Scheduling software to offer subsea industry unprecedented cost reductions

International project services consultancy, Cambla, is to release a new version of its state-of-the-art software, the Schedule Animation Tool (S.A.T.), next week at SPE Offshore Europe.

Keppel acquires Cameron's offshore rigs business

Keppel Offshore & Marine USA has completed acquisition of Cameron's offshore rigs business, which comprises the LETOURNEAU jackup rig designs, rig kit business, and aftermarket services for $100 million.

Statoil drills dry well in North Sea

Statoil Petroleum, operator of PL72 B, is in the process of completing the drilling of wildcat well 16/7-11 located near the Sleipner Øst field in the North Sea. The well is dry.

Maersk gets UK approval for $4.5-billion Culzean field development

The development of the largest new field discovered in the UK North Sea for a decade has been approved by the UK Oil & Gas Authority. The Maersk Oil operated high pressure, high temperature (HPHT) Culzean field in the UK Central North Sea is expected to produce enough gas to meet 5% of total UK demand at peak production in 2020/21. Culzean is also the largest gas field sanctioned since East Brae in 1990.