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Downhole testing added to C-Kore Systems' subsea services

C-Kore Systems recently expanded the application of their subsea testing technology to downhole testing.

Subsea 7 awards letter of intent for new reel-lay vessel

Subsea 7 S.A. has announced that it has signed a letter of intent with Royal IHC in the Netherlands for the construction of a new reel-lay vessel and associated pipe lay equipment.

Statoil adds exploration licenses in South Africa

Statoil has acquired participating interests in two additional offshore frontier blocks, including one operatorship.

Sea highlights new connectivity technology for offshore E&P operations

Cohort plc company SEA is showcasing an enhanced secure voice and data communications system for remote applications such as offshore ships and platforms at Offshore Europe 17.

EIC launches new O&M database at Offshore Europe

The Energy Industries Council (EIC), the leading trade association for companies that supply goods and services to the energy industries worldwide, has launched its newest business development tool, EICAssetMap, at Offshore Europe 2017.

New subsea construction vessel launched in Baku to support Shah Deniz Stage 2

The Shah Deniz consortium is pleased to announce the launch of the Khankendi - a new flagship vessel for the Caspian. The state-of-the-art subsea construction vessel has been specifically designed and built to install the biggest subsea production system in the Caspian Sea as part of the Shah Deniz Stage 2 project.

Xodus advises Japan on decommissioning trends

Xodus Group has delivered a decommissioning ‘trend survey’ to JOGMEC (Japan Oil & Gas and Metals National Corporation) to provide Japanese oil and gas companies with a better understanding of the decommissioning process and how to manage their global asset and abandonment liabilities.

Wood Group wins five-year contract supporting INPEX's Ichthys LNG development

Wood Group has secured a new, five-year contract with INPEX Operations Australia Pty Ltd. to provide subsea engineering services for the integrity of the INPEX-operated Ichthys LNG Project, offshore Western Australia.

Oil giants still love North Sea despite asset sales

Europe’s biggest energy companies have a message for the aging UK North Sea oil industry: We may be selling assets, but that doesn’t mean we’re heading for the exit.

Expro secures multi-million-dollar well services contract with Repsol Sinopec

International oilfield services company, Expro, has secured a five-year master services agreement with Repsol Sinopec Resources UK Limited, for well services across its UK North Sea assets.

Consortium to tackle major North Sea NDT challenge

A consortium of organizations has set out to tackle one of the most enduring challenges in the North Sea: the non-destructive testing (NDT) of corroded pipes under insulation and engineered temporary pipe wraps.

Bibby Offshore bolsters North Sea presence with multiple contract wins

Bibby Offshore, a subsea services provider to the oil and gas industry, continues to strengthen its North Sea presence through successful completion of two further contracts with oil and gas majors, Perenco and Endeavour Energy UK.

Service companies team up on project to develop better maintenance for offshore cables

Cohort plc company SEA has teamed with research and technology organization Fraunhofer, the Orkney-based European Marine Energy Centre test centre (EMEC), and optical fiber sensor specialists Synaptec on a new project looking at developing multi-functional monitoring solutions to existing power transmission cables used in the offshore energy industry.

CNOOC signs PSC with SK Innovation Co. for Pearl River Mouth basin block

CNOOC Limited has announced that its parent company, China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC), has signed production sharing contract (PSC) with SK Innovation Co., Ltd. (SK) for Block 17/08 in the South China Sea.

Offshore oil companies reboarding platforms, rigs in U.S. Gulf of Mexico

Offshore oil and gas operators in the Gulf of Mexico are reboarding platforms and rigs and restoring normal operations following Tropical Storm Harvey.

Expro secures 26-well abandonment contract for UK North Sea

International oilfield services company, Expro, has been awarded a substantial contract from global oil and gas company Maersk Oil for the provision of subsea and well test services on two offshore units in the North Sea.

Total divests remaining 15% interest in Gina Krog field in Norway, sells to Kuwaiti company

Total has signed an agreement to divest its remaining 15% interest in the Gina Krog field in Norway to Kuwait Foreign Petroleum Exploration Company (KUFPEC).

Johan Sverdrup project more than halfway complete, says Lundin Petroleum

Lundin Petroleum AB has announced that Phase 1 of the Johan Sverdrup project is more than halfway complete, and that the partnership has further reduced the gross capital expenditure to NOK 92 billion.

Swire Oilfield Services wins seven-figure contract for Johan Sverdrup platform

Global offshore container company Swire Oilfield Services has been awarded a seven-figure contract with Aker Solutions.

China Merchants Group said to explore offshore rig deals

State-owned conglomerate China Merchants Group is exploring acquisitions of offshore rig operators, which have struggled to recover from a collapse in oil-industry spending, people with knowledge of the matter said.