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OTC '16: Attendance ranks in Top 15

More than 68,000 attendees from 120 countries gathered at the annual conference, placing 2016’s OTC among the top 15 highest attended in its 48-year history.

Wood Group wins contract across Shell’s North Sea assets

Wood Group has been awarded a three-year contract extending its support of Shell’s eight UKCS offshore assets.

Trelleborg receives fast-track buoyancy order

Trelleborg’s offshore operation has been awarded a fast tracked order for drill riser buoyancy modules (DRBM) by a leading drilling company.

OTC ’16: GE introduces new ultrafiltration membrane for offshore market

GE announced a new water treatment technology for the offshore oil and gas industry at the Offshore Technology Conference in Houston. The company’s new ZeeWeed 700B horizontal-designed, inside-out ultrafiltration (UF) membrane offers seawater pretreatment for injection and solids removal in offshore applications.

ION to conduct ocean bottom seismic survey offshore Nigeria

ION Geophysical’s Ocean Bottom Seismic (OBS) company, OceanGeo, is mobilizing its vessels and crew to conduct an OBS survey offshore Nigeria.

OTC ’16: GE introduces innovations to increase offshore productivity, reduce downtime

GE Oil & Gas has introduced a series of offshore solutions to lower cost, improve reliability and reduce downtime of offshore operations. The technologies, launched at the Offshore Technology Conference in Houston, underscore the creativity of industry in finding myriad types of solutions to increase efficiencies and reduce costs.

Proserv wins North Sea contract from Apache

Proserv has been awarded a multi-million-dollar contract from Apache Corporation for work on the UK Continental Shelf.

DNV GL-led project gives green light for wind-powered oil recovery

The DNV GL-led WIN WIN Joint Industry Project (JIP) shows that for suitable fields, wind-powered water injection is technically feasible, capable of meeting performance targets, and offers a cost-competitive alternative to conventional water injection solutions.

Expro completes first integrated abandonment project for Apache

International oilfield services company, Expro, has successfully completed a plug and abandonment (P&A) project in the Gulf of Mexico (GoM) for Apache.

Kosmos Energy finalizes Suriname farm-out with Hess Corp.

Kosmos Energy has announced that it has entered into a farm-out agreement with Hess Suriname Exploration Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Hess Corporation, covering the Block 42 contract area offshore Suriname.

Lundin Petroleum acquires an additional 15% interest in Edvard Grieg field offshore Norway

Lundin Petroleum AB has announced that Lundin Petroleum and its wholly-owned subsidiary Lundin Norway AS have entered into agreements with Statoil ASA and its wholly-owned subsidiary Statoil Petroleum AS, under which Lundin Norway will acquire Statoil Norway's entire 15% interest in Edvard Grieg field in PL338, offshore Norway.

TGS announces new 2D multi-client acquisition offshore Eastern Canada

TGS announces the expansion of its multi-client library offshore Eastern Canada with plans to acquire more than 36,000 km of 2D seismic data, in partnership with PGS, utilizing two vessels during the 2016 acquisition season.

Saipem establishes new service industry milestones with FSHR installations

Saipem recently established new milestones in the oil service industry with the installation of two gas export Free Standing Hybrid Risers (FSHR) , 20-in. and 19-in., respectively, located in the pre-salt area of the Santos basin, approximately 300 km from the Brazilian shoreline.

Helicopter crash off western Norway kills all 13 onboard

A helicopter flying people from a Statoil ASA-operated oil and gas field offshore Norway crashed on its way to Bergen on the country’s west coast, killing all passengers and crew onboard.

SIMMONS EDECO wins key contract with major operator

SIMMONS EDECO, a supplier of wellhead and valve maintenance and onshore drilling services, has been awarded a multi-million-dollar contract by a major North Sea oil and gas operator.

Premier Oil completes acquisition of E.ON's North Sea assets

Premier Oil has completed the acquisition of the UK North Sea assets of E.ON, the London-headquartered company said Friday.

Cnooc revenue drops as output gain outweighed by oil tumble

Cnooc Ltd., China’s biggest offshore oil and gas explorer, reported a 31% decline in revenue and an increase in output amid a crash in crude prices.

Tullow's Jubilee field to resume production offshore Ghana

Tullow Oil Plc said production at its flagship field offshore Ghana will resume in the next few days, while another project under development in the nation’s waters remains on track.

McDermott completes Otis Subsea tieback for LLOG

McDermott International has completed the installation scope associated with the Otis development in the Gulf of Mexico on behalf of LLOG Exploration Offshore.

Wood Group wins $500-million EPCM contract in Azerbaijan

ABERDEEN, Scotland -- Wood Group has won a new five-year contract with BP-operated projects, valued at $500 million, to deliver services to eight facilities, offshore Azerbaijan.