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Statoil announces considerable spin-offs at Johan Castberg

Statoil has, on behalf of the licence partners, decided that the Johan Castberg operation will be supported by a supply and helicopter base in Hammerfest and an operations organization in Harstad. Recruitment of offshore personnel from Finnmark county is also prioritized.

Gazprom Neft begins exploratory drilling at Ayasksky block, Sea of Okhotsk

Gazpromneft Sakhalin (a subsidiary of Gazprom Neft) has begun drilling the first exploratory well at the Ayashsky licence block, located on the continental shelf of the Sea of Okhotsk.

Oseberg Vestflanken 2 platform, jacket set sail

At Heerema Zwijndrecht, one of the production locations of Heerema Fabrication Group (HFG), the topside for the Oseberg Vestflanken 2 Unmanned Wellhead Platform sailed out on Sunday, June 25. The jacket followed on Monday, June 26.

Aker Solutions to supply umbilicals for Mozambique's first offshore field development

Aker Solutions was awarded a contract to deliver three umbilicals and associated equipment at Eni's Coral South project, Mozambique's first offshore field development.

North Sea oil producer jumps on hopes new field will ease debt

EnQuest Plc climbed the most in three months in London trading on speculation borrowings will fall following the start of production at its Kraken oil field in the UK North Sea.

Seatronics supports global oilfield engineering services provider with key Brazilian project

Seatronics has supported a global oilfield provider of engineered services and products, with a key project in Brazil through the supply of subsea equipment.

ITC Global initiates satellite communication on Brazil FPSO fleet following West Africa deployment

ITC Global, a provider of satellite communications to remote and harsh environments, announced today that it has initiated installations to deliver communications services to seven floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessels located offshore Brazil for a leading oil and gas service company.

Abrado sets double-string section milling record on North Sea well

Abrado announced today that it has completed the first double-string section milled window in the North Sea utilizing the proprietary Medusa cutting technology.

First riser platform jacket for Johan Sverdrup complete

The riser platform (RP) jacket for the Johan Sverdrup development will be ready for delivery in July and was given the name Ægir at a ceremony held at Kvaerner’s yard at Verdal.

Ministry of Petroleum and Energy announces 24th licensing round

The Ministry of Petroleum and Energy (MPE) has announced the 24th licensing round. In this round, 102 blocks/parts of blocks will be announced, divided among nine in the Norwegian Sea and 93 in the Barents Sea.

ONGC, Aqualis Offshore match rig move record offshore India

The Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC), with the support of Aqualis Offshore, has matched its own pre-monsoon rig move record set last year offshore India. Aqualis Offshore has also secured a new contract extension to support ONGC.

Maersk Invincible becomes world's first shore-powered jack-up

On May 28, 2017, the Maersk Invincible became the world's first harsh environment jack-up drilling rig to operate entirely on shore-power.

ION expands West African 2D data library with new acquisition offshore Gabon

ION Geophysical Corporation has announced a new 2D multi-client program offshore Gabon, EquatorSPAN II, in cooperation with the Gabon Ministry of Petroleum and Hydrocarbons, Direction Général des Hydrocarbures of Gabon (DGH).

Cook Inlet Federal Lease Sale yields more than $3 million in high bids

Cook Inlet Lease Sale 244 -- the first lease sale held in Alaska’s federal waters since 2008 -- garnered $3,034,815 in high bids for 14 tracts covering roughly 76,615 acres in Cook Inlet, off south-central Alaska. All bids were submitted by Hilcorp Alaska LLC.

McDermott awards major Trinidad and Tobago contract to PJ Valves

PJ Valves (PJV) and PJ Piping (PJP), the specialist manufacturers and suppliers of valves and piping components for the global energy industry, have been awarded a major contract by McDermott International Inc. to supply valves and piping elements for an offshore project in Trinidad and Tobago.

SBM Offshore secures contracts for next phase of Exxon Mobil's Liza project

SBM Offshore is pleased to announce that Exxon Mobil has formally confirmed the award of contracts for the next phase of the Liza project in Guyana. Under these contracts, SBM Offshore will construct, install, lease and operate a floating production, storage and offloading vessel (FPSO).

Storm Cindy bears down on Gulf coast after curbing oil and gas operations

Tropical Storm Cindy has curbed energy production in the GOM, disrupted shipping and forced workers off oil and gas platforms.

Gulf of Mexico Storm Cindy threatens shipping, crude imports

Tropical Storm Cindy has halted service at a major oil terminal in the Gulf of Mexico, prompted some evacuations at rigs and platforms and put states from Texas to Florida on notice for life-threatening floods.

Statoil, Faroe Petroleum announce PDO approval for Njord and Bauge fields

Faroe Petroleum, the independent oil and gas company focusing principally on exploration, appraisal and production opportunities in Norway, the UK and Atlantic Margin, notes Statoil’s announcement regarding PDO of Njord and Bauge in the Norwegian North Sea.

Energean submits FDP for Karish and Tanin gas fields, offshore Israel

Energean Oil & Gas has announced that its subsidiary, Energean Israel, has submitted the Field Development Plan (FDP) for the Karish and Tanin natural gas fields, offshore Israel, to the Israeli Petroleum Commissioner.