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Gazprom discovers new gas field on Sea of Okhotsk shelf

MOSCOW – Gazprom has reported a new gas and condensate field in the Sea of Okhotsk, near Russia’s Sakhalin island.

Teekay awarded North Sea shuttle tanker contracts

Teekay Offshore Partners has been awarded new three-year shuttle tanker contracts of affreightment, plus extension options, with BP plc, Royal Dutch Shell and OMV Group, to transport the oil produced from the new Glen Lyon FPSO, which is part of the Quad204 development located west of Shetland in the North Sea.

CGG completes Phase 1 processing for Davros multi-client survey in northern Carnarvon basin

CGG announced today that the final pre-stack depth-migrated data for Phase 1 of its Davros 3D BroadSeis and BroadSource multi-client survey in the northern Carnarvon basin on the North West Shelf of Western Australia is available now.

Schlumberger executes contract with Petronas for multi-client wide-azimuth deepwater seismic survey

Schlumberger announced today that PETRONAS, through its wholly-owned subsidiary, PETRONAS (E&P) OVERSEAS VENTURES SDN. BHD., has signed an agreement to license a significant part of the WesternGeco Campeche wide-azimuth (WAZ) deepwater multi-client seismic survey in the southern Gulf of Mexico.

Chet Morrison Contractors partners with OEM on riser project

Chet Morrison Contractors’ (CMC) Deepwater Riser Services division recently completed work on a complex deepwater riser maintenance project for an offshore drilling rig that included complete disassembly, blast, paint and reassembly of 57 risers.

Eni, BP boost potential of Baltim South West to 1 Tcf

Eni has upgraded the potential of Baltim South West field to 1 Tcf of gas in place following the results of the Baltim South West 2X appraisal well, which was drilled immediately after the discovery well.

Petrofac awarded Statoil UK training contract

Petrofac Training Services has been awarded a significant contract for training and emergency response services with Statoil (UK) Limited to support its UKCS operations.

High interest in exploring for oil and gas in Norway: APA 2016

The deadline for applications to the annual licensing round in the best known exploration areas on the Norwegian Continental Shelf (APA 2016) expired on Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2016. Thirty-three companies have shown their interest in receiving oil and gas exploration licenses in these areas.

At $500 million a pop, it’s a gamble that has no precedent

In a far corner of the Caribbean Sea, one of those idyllic spots touched most days by little more than a fisherman chasing blue marlin, billions of dollars worth of the world’s finest oil equipment bobs quietly in the water.

Enping 18-1 oil field starts production, CNOOC says

CNOOC’s Enping 18-1 oil field, which lies in the Pearl River Mouth basin of the South China Sea and has an average water depth of approximately 90 m, has commenced production.

Claxton launches latest evolution conductor recovery tower, SABRE cutting system

Claxton, an Acteon company, has introduced the latest modular versions of its conductor recovery tower and SABRE abrasive cutting system to increase efficiency and flexibility in decommissioning and late-life projects.

Scots university to propose skills training framework for India’s subsea sector

Robert Gordon University (RGU) has been awarded funding from the UK government to establish a sustainable training framework for the Indian energy sector with a focus on accelerating subsea skills development.

Lundin Norway granted drilling permit by Norwegian Petroleum Directorate

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Lundin Norway AS a drilling permit for well 7219/12-1, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

Petrobras union says salary freeze unacceptable, mulls strike

Brazil’s main oil workers union is meeting Monday and doesn’t rule out a strike as it battles with state-controlled Petroleo Brasileiro for more compensation, union leader Jose Maria Rangel said in an interview.

Against all odds, North Sea proves resilient to oil-price slump

Oil producers in the North Sea were supposed to be among the first victims of OPEC’s battle for market share. Instead their high-cost, decades-old facilities are proving surprisingly resilient to the price slump.

Frank’s International casing running tool deployed in industry’s first 30-in. CwD job

In a project that established a new worldwide milestone in casing while drilling (CwD) operations, Frank’s International provided its FA-1 casing running tool (CRT), modified for 30-in. casing drilling and running, to Schlumberger for a 30-in. CwD shallow water project in the Bay of Campeche, Gulf of Mexico.

ENGIE's Cara prospect proves pay offshore Norway

Tullow Oil announced Friday that the drilling and testing of the Cara prospect, in license 636 in the Norwegian North Sea, has been completed.

Statoil awards Troll B contract to Aker Solutions

Statoil has decided to exercise the option for engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) of a gas module that will increase gas processing capacity on the Troll B platform.

Maersk Supply Service awarded contract for North Sea’s Janice field

Maersk Supply Service has been awarded a contract to provide decommissioning services for Janice field in the North Sea for Maersk Oil UK. Maersk Supply Service will assume responsibility for engineering, project planning and managing the scope of the subsea decommissioning.

Offshore drillers brace for more pain even with bottom in sight

Offshore drilling contractors, grappling with the biggest industry downturn in a generation, say they finally have the bottom in sight. The problem is, they could be stuck there for a long time.