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OEG Offshore announces strategic collaboration with large offshore aviation specialist

OEG Offshore, a leading global provider of Cargo Carrying Units (CCUs) and A60 modules to the oil and gas industry announces a major new strategic collaboration with Harran Limited, the leading offshore aviation refueling services specialist.

Innovative Thinkers

Emily Querubin, World Oil

Dr. Jim Kaculi says he always “had a great desire to learn.”

BSEE continues to monitor Tropical Storm Nate's activity

Based on data from offshore operator reports submitted as of 11:30 CDT today, personnel have been evacuated from a total of 66 production platforms, 8.96% of the 737 manned platforms in the Gulf of Mexico.

ExxonMobil's Guyana deepwater discovery could total 2 Bbbl, WoodMac says

ExxonMobil's fifth new oil discovery offshore Guyana, proves "that deepwater can still be attractive."

New safety milestone for Anasuria FPSO—three years without lost-time incident

The Anasuria FPSO today achieved three years without a lost-time incident (LTI). The safety milestone follows a recent award from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA), who gave the asset an ‘Order of Distinction’ in celebration of the team’s commitment to occupational health and safety.

Statoil granted permit for wildcat well in central North Sea

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Statoil Petroleum AS a drilling permit for well 15/6-14 S, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

ExxonMobil announces fifth discovery offshore Guyana

ExxonMobil today announced it made a fifth new oil discovery after drilling the Turbot-1 well offshore Guyana.

New tropical depression raises hurricane threat for Gulf Coast

A tropical depression that could grow into a hurricane is forecast to strike the U.S. Gulf Coast late Sunday, potentially shutting down offshore oil and natural gas rigs and dealing another blow to citrus growers.

Reliance Industries awards Schlumberger deepwater contract in India

OneSubsea, a Schlumberger company, was award a contract by Reliance Industries for supply of the subsea production system for the R Cluster project, offshore India.

Abrado demonstrates barrier placement service with Gulf of Mexico operator

Abrado announced today that it has completed the 7th well in a multi-well rigless plug and abandonment campaign using it's “Investigate, Operate and Validate” operations and performing downhole video pre and post-window inspection as well as dual-string section milling with its proprietary Medusa cutting technology.

Sparrows Group, Hydra Group launch crane, lifting, inspection joint venture in Ghana

Sparrows Group has formed Sparrows Offshore Ghana Ltd, a joint venture with local partner Hydra Group Limited, to deliver crane, lifting and inspection services in Ghana.

Archer wins four-year contract to deliver additional P&A services for Repsol Norge

Global oil services company Archer has secured a four-year contract to deliver additional plug and abandonment (P&A) and related services on the Norwegian Continental Shelf for Repsol Norge AS.

Binding phase begins for Petrobras, Chevron in sale of Maromba field in Campos Basin

Petrobras and Chevron Brasil Petróleo Ltda., have announced the start of the binding phase regarding the transfer of Petrobras and Chevron stake in the Maromba Field, in the Campos Basin.

Gazprom Neft discovers new offshore field in Okhotsk Sea

Gazpromneft-Sakhalin, a subsidiary of Gazprom Neft, has completed drilling of a prospecting and appraisal well at its Ayashsky license block, located on the continental shelf of the Okhotsk Sea. As a result, a new hydrocarbon field has been discovered, with initial in-place reserves estimated at 255 million tonnes of oil equivalent (MMtoe).

Royal IHC to design and build integrated Reel lay vessel for Subsea 7

Royal IHC and Subsea 7 have signed a contract for the design and build of a new reel lay vessel. This high specification vessel will be capable of installing complex rigid flowlines including pipe-in-pipe systems.

Danos secures Shell maintenance contract in Gulf of Mexico

Danos has been awarded a contract by Shell Exploration and Production Company, a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell, to provide mechanical and automation maintenance services for three of its production hubs and associated subsea infrastructure located in the Gulf of Mexico.

Petrobras acquires seven blocks in 14th round of ANP bidding

Petrobras reports that it acquired seven blocks in the 14th Round of Bids under the Shared Production regime, held yesterday by the National Agency of Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels (ANP), six of which offshore and one onshore. The company will be the operator in all blocks, including the offshore blocks, where Petrobras will hold 50% participation, in partnership with ExxonMobil.

Lundin Petroleum completes drilling of Børselv exploration well

Lundin Petroleum AB has announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Lundin Norway AS, has completed drilling of exploration well 7220/6-3 on the Børselv prospect in PL609 on the Loppa High in the southern Barents Sea. The well was dry.

Bibby Offshore announces triple contract win in the North Sea

Bibby Offshore, a leading subsea services provider to the oil and gas industry, has successfully completed three further contracts from global oil and gas operator, Apache North Sea.

Statoil among firms seeking stakes in Abu Dhabi offshore blocks

Statoil ASA is among producers involved in discussions with the Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. about joining offshore production in the emirate, according to a Norwegian diplomatic dispatch.