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TCarta delivers satellite derived bathymetry data for Total's seismic work offshore Myanmar

TCarta, a global provider of marine geospatial products, has delivered satellite derived bathymetry (SDB) to Total. Total will use the water-depth data for preparing seismic survey works off the coast of Myanmar.

Faroe Petroleum completes sale of Fenja field interest

Faroe Petroleum plc, the independent oil and gas company focusing principally on exploration, appraisal and production opportunities in Norway and the UK, has announced the completion of the previously announced sale of its 17.5% working interest in the Fenja development, located in PL586 in the Norwegian Sea.

BP awards Vroon Offshore Services multi-ship contract

Vroon Offshore Services Aberdeen has been awarded a long-term contract with BP. Under the multi-million-pound contract, Vroon Offshore will provide emergency response and rescue vessels (ERRVs) to support BP’s on-going and future operations in the North Sea and West of Shetland.

AKOFS Offshore secures letter of intent from Equinor for light well intervention services

AKOFS Offshore, a company owned by Akastor ASA, has entered into a Letter of Intent with Equinor (formerly Statoil) for provision of year round light well intervention services (LWI) on the Norwegian Continental Shelf.

Wintershall submits PDO for Nova field, in the Norwegian North Sea

Wintershall has, together with its partners Capricorn, Spirit Energy, Edison and DEA, submitted the Plan for Development and Operation (PDO) for its operated North Sea Nova field (formerly Skarfjell) to the Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy.

BW Offshore contracts PG Flow Solutions for Polvo FPSO extension project

BW Offshore has contracted liquid handling and pump specialist PG Flow Solutions to supply water booster pumps to the FPSO operator’s life extension project for the Polvo FPSO.

Aker Solutions secures Troll phase 3 topside modification contract

Aker Solutions secured a contract valued at over NOK 1 billion from Equinor to deliver a module for the Troll A platform that will help increase output at one of Norway's largest natural gas fields.

Panoro Energy announces results of Tortue appraisal well, offshore Gabon

Panoro Energy has announced the successful drilling of the DTM-3 appraisal well located at Tortue field, within the Dussafu License, offshore Gabon.

Rosneft starts drilling offshore production wells in Vietnam

Rosneft Vietnam B.V. has started drillling of LD-3P (Lan Do field) production well as part of Block 06.1 development.

United Oil & Gas announces completion of 3D seismic survey offshore Jamaica

United Oil & Gas Plc, the London Stock Exchange listed oil and gas exploration and development company, is pleased to announce the completion of a 3D seismic acquisition survey over the Walton-Morant licence, offshore Jamaica, which includes the high-graded Colibri target.

Ophir enters farm-out deal with Kosmos for exploration license in Equatorial Guinea

Ophir announces that it has entered into a farm-out agreement with Kosmos Energy covering the EG-24 exploration license in Equatorial Guinea.

Rovco attracts £1.2-million investment to launch live 3D subsea technology

Subsea services company, Rovco is on track to rapidly grow its share of the global subsea market after securing a £1.2-million investment, enabling the firm to launch its advanced live 3D subsea survey system and triple its workforce.

IPAA supports Interior’s efforts to remove regulatory hurdles to offshore safety

Following the publication in the Federal Register of Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement’s (BSEE) proposed revisions to the Blowout Preventer Systems and Well Control Rule, IPAA Senior V.P. of Government Relations and Political Affairs Dan Naatz praised the bureau’s work on revising flawed regulations and advancing safer offshore industry operations.

Fugro reports successful licensing of seep, geochemical data before Canada's bid round

Fugro and partner, amplified geochemical imaging (AGI), have reported recent success selling licences for data from a frontier region offshore Canada.

Recovery improved in a brownfield heavy oil well, using inflow control technology

Ismarullizam Mohd Ismail, Tendeka

Using AICDs in heavy oil fields can reduce water cut. As a case study shows, the viscosity difference between heavy oil and water provides a favorable mobility ratio well-suited to this technology, and increased oil production.

Noble Energy to progress development of Alen field, offshore Equatorial Guinea

Noble Energy, Inc. announced that it has executed, along with the Government of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea and necessary third-parties, a Heads of Agreement establishing the framework for development of natural gas from Alen field located offshore Equatorial Guinea.

Eni announces the start-up of third production unit at Zohr

Eni announces the start-up of the third production unit (T-2) of the Zohr project, increasing the installed capacity to 1.2 Bcfd. Zohr is now producing 1.1 Bcfd in ramp-up, equivalent to approximately 200,000 boed, of which 75,000 boed net to Eni at current working interest

Bibby Offshore secures subsea services contract with Spirit Energy

Bibby Offshore, a subsea services provider to the oil and gas industry, has secured a fixed term framework agreement with leading independent oil and gas operator, Spirit Energy.

Eni completes ramp-up of production at Ochigufu field, offshore Angola

Eni has completed the ramp-up of Ochigufu field, in Angola’s deep offshore, reaching the production plateau of 24,000 bpd less than two months from start-up.

Statoil awards five-year IMR services contract to Subsea 7

Statoil is awarding Subsea 7 Norway AS a five-year contract for IMR services to be carried out by the Seven Viking vessel for subsea operations on the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS).