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Danos wins contract for Shell’s deepwater Appomattox project

Danos has been selected by Shell Offshore Inc. to fabricate three boarding valve skid assemblies for its deepwater Appomattox project.

Seatronics secures first UK sale of 2G Robotics' ULS-200 underwater laser scanner

Seatronics, an Acteon company, has secured the first UK sale of 2G Robotics' ULS-200 underwater laser scanner.

Cobalt sells interest in Angola blocks for $1.75 billion

Sonangol and Cobalt International Energy have announced the signing of a sale and purchase agreement for Sonangol to acquire all of Cobalt’s 40% participating interest in Blocks 21/09 and 20/11 offshore Angola for $1.75 billion.

TGS announces Gigante multibeam, coring and geochemical analysis project

TGS has received an authorization from Mexico's Comisión Nacional de Hidrocarburos (CNH) for the acquisition of multibeam, coring and geochemical analysis data over an area of approximately 600,000 sq km in Mexican waters.

Western Gulf of Mexico lease sale 246 yields only $22.7 million in high bids

The Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) held its oil and gas lease sale for the Western Gulf of Mexico that drew $22,675,212 in high bids.

Aquatic awarded multi-million dollar Moho Nord subsea contract

Aquatic Engineering and Construction, an Acteon company, has been awarded a multi-million dollar contract on the $10-billion Moho Nord subsea project, off the coast of the Republic of Congo, West Africa.

New oil spill recovery record set in North Sea exercise

Norwegian offshore player Egersund Group recently set a new oil spill recovery record when its newly developed Marine Oil Spill (MOS) Sweeper system managed to recover 96.4% of oil released in a North Sea exercise.

Six workers killed returning from rig offshore Nigeria

Six workers have been confirmed dead following an accident involving a Bristow helicopter returning from a rig offshore Nigeria.

NADL names McReaken as its new CFO

North Atlantic Drilling’s CFO, Ragnvald Kavli, is to leave the company to pursue other career opportunities. He will step down from his duties as of Aug. 17.

InterMoor provides rapid mooring support for Anadarko's Heidelberg spar

InterMoor Inc., an Acteon company, provided Anadarko Petroleum Corporation with rapid hook-up services for their Heidelberg truss spar in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico after stepping in at short notice for another contractor.

Schlumberger launches new deepwater 3D seismic survey in Mexico's Compeche basin

Schlumberger expanded its Gulf of Mexico multiclient wide-azimuth seismic data portfolio by launching a new survey in the Campeche basin.

Offshore Europe 2015: Inspiring the next generation

Emily Snyder, World Oil

Although the upstream industry is mired in tough market conditions, its future depends on drawing and retaining the proper people, as well as developing more advanced technologies, both of which can be a challenge.

Deep Down nets orders totaling more than $2 million

Deep Down, Inc. has received orders for flying leads and offshore services, all for the Gulf of Mexico, valued in excess of $2 million.

Bluewater wins turret mooring contract for Rosebank project

Bluewater Energy Services has been awarded a contract from Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) for the engineering, procurement, construction and integration (EPCI) of a major turret and mooring system for the Rosebank FPSO.

ION's MexicoSPAN fast-track data available

ION Geophysical has announced the availability of fast-track pre-stack time migrated (PSTM) data from the first phase of its MexicoSPAN program.

Transocean jumps as cuts lead profit to beat estimates

Transocean Ltd., the world’s largest offshore rig owner, rose the most since hiring a new CEO in April as his move to reduce expenses led second-quarter profit to beat estimates.

Anadarko finds gas in ultra-deep waters offshore Colombia

Anadarko Petroleum's Kronos-1 well has proved the presence of hydrocarbons in the ultra-deep waters of the Colombian south Caribbean area, Ecopetrol, a partner in the well, said.

Oil rigs left idling turn Caribbean into expensive parking lot

Imagine parking your $300 million boat for months out in the open sea, with well-paid mechanics hovering around it and the engine running.

Exxon’s Guyana oil find may hold 700 MMbbl

An Exxon Mobil discovery off the coast of Guyana may hold oil and natural gas worth 12 times the South American nation’s entire economic output.

Oil explorers retreat from shallow U.S. Gulf in shift to shale

Energy producers are abandoning the search for oil and natural gas close to shore in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico as drilling budgets shrink and exploration migrates to land-based shale fields.