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Petrobras confirms productivity of Sergipe basin’s Farfan reservoirs

Petrobras has completed its formation test on well 3-BRSA-1286-SES, in concession BM-SEAL-11, in the ultra-deep waters of the Sergipe-Alagoas basin.

IADC welcomes BSEE proposed rule on BOP, well control requirements

IADC President and CEO Stephen Colville said, “IADC welcomes regulation that is both sensible and transparent and we are very interested in the opportunity to work with BSEE on regulation that enables operations while protecting our people and the environment."

Cobalt abandons well in deepwater GoM due to riser failure

Cobalt International Energy has plugged and abandoned its North Platte #2 appraisal well in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico due to a seal failure in the riser connection system.

WorleyParsons wins Equatorial Guinea Block R Project work from Ophir

WorleyParsons has inked an agreement with Ophir Equatorial Guinea Ltd. for the provision of engineering and project management services for their Equatorial Guinea Block R Project—the Fortuna Project.

Total E&P Angola awards Kaombo contract to DNV GL

LUANDA, Angola -- Total E&P Angola has awarded the marine warranty services (MWS) contract for their flagship Kaombo project.

Center for Offshore Safety report highlights U.S. offshore oil and gas industry's safety performance

New data from industry operations and independent third-party audits reveals the U.S. offshore oil and natural gas industry's highest commitment to safety, according to the Center for Offshore Safety's (COS) first annual performance report published on Wednesday.

Robots provide step-change improvements for offshore inspections

Unmanned aerial drones and waterproof crawler robots are changing the way that rig, platform and vessel owners perform inspections.

High-pressure water jet offers superior alternative to methanol for cleaning subsea hydrates

One of the challenges for the offshore oil and gas industry is the removal of potentially damaging gas hydrates from the exteriors of subsea infrastructure.

World’s first true subsea wet-gas compressor eliminates pre-processing for wellstream fluids

OneSubsea has introduced the world’s first true subsea multiphase compressor, which can handle unprocessed wellstream fluids, without the need for pre-processing.

New subsea wet-gas meter provides accurate production measurement in gas and gas/condensate fields

Some of the world’s most challenging environments for oil and gas production measurement today are in offshore gas and gas/condensate fields.

Introducing riserless light well intervention stack, systems to monitor subsea production

At OTC 2015, FMC Technologies will showcase its latest light well intervention stack and both hardware and software systems to help operators monitor their field operations in real time and ensure the integrity of subsea production systems.

Select optimum configuration for an offshore MEG recovery unit

Jérémie Esquier, Prosernat

A newly discovered field, 50 km offshore, will be developed over the next five years, with production expected to come online in 2019.

Shell buying BG to ease Petrobras stress in key Brazilian arena

Royal Dutch Shell’s acquisition of BG Group not only increases access to deepwater fields in Brazil, but provides greater heft in dealings with Petroleo Brasileiro, the local partner mired in a graft probe.

Dual multi-purpose tower engineered to cut ultra-deepwater well delivery costs

Dieter Wijning, Huisman

A number of drilling-the-well-on-paper (DWOP) exercises show increased tripping speeds, reduced fuel consumption by virtue of an integrated ship design, and the built-in efficiencies of the new DMPT, reducing ultra-deepwater well construction time and costs from 20% to 25% per well.

Companies in the news

Steven McGinn, World Oil

Companies in the news

Offshore in depth

Ron Bitto, Contributing Editor

Deepwater Horizon, five years later

Deep Down nets orders totaling $4.8 million

Deep Down, an oilfield services company specializing in deepwater and ultra-deepwater oil production distribution system support services, announced Tuesday that it has been awarded several contracts for deepwater work in the Gulf of Mexico from supermajors.

JX Nippon, Inpex in deepwater discovery offshore Malaysia

JX Nippon and Inpex Corp. have discovered oil at the Bestari-1 exploration well in Malaysia's deepwater Block R, Inpex announced Tuesday.

India's offshore MJ discovery in D6 Block set at 1.4 Tcfe

Niko Resources has received an independent resources evaluation report for the MJ Discovery in the D6 Block in India from Deloitte, an independent petroleum engineering firm. The report quantifies the discovery at 1.4 Tcfe.

Deepwater spend to total $210 billion from 2015-2019: Douglas-Westwood

Deepwater expenditure is expected to increase by 69%, compared to the preceding five-year period, totaling $210 billion from 2015 to 2019.