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KCA Deutag awarded a four-year drilling contract extension in North Sea

KCA Deutag is delighted to confirm that its offshore business unit has been awarded an extension to its existing contract with CNOOC Petroleum Europe Limited for the Scott platform, which it operates in the UK North Sea.

DNV GL in UK extends contract for Dana Petroleum

DNV GL has secured a 3-year contract across the Dana Petroleum operated assets on the United Kingdom Continental Shelf (UKCS).

Zennor provides Finlaggan field development update

Zennor Petroleum Limited, through its subsidiary Zennor Pathway Limited, is currently developing the 100% owned Finlaggan field in the UK Central North Sea (block 21/05c and 21/05d, Licence P2013).

Ensco and Rowan merge to form EnscoRowan

Ensco Rowan plc, has announced the completion of the previously disclosed merger of Ensco plc and Rowan Companies plc, which follows the satisfaction of the transaction’s closing conditions including overwhelming approval by each company’s shareholders and sanction by the UK Court of the scheme of arrangement implementing the transaction.

Tendeka reports major growth in North Sea projects

Independent global completions service company, Tendeka, has more than doubled its work in the UK offshore sector over the past twelve months.

Companies in the news

Michele Cowart, World Oil

LUKOIL has commenced drilling new production wells at West Qurna-2 field as part of the second development phase.

Integrated technology drives P&A efficiencies

Lyndsay Harley, Coretrax

A one-trip system for annular cementing combines multiple tools to speed operations, improve safety, and reduce costs.

Technology at OTC: Latest advances target additional efficiencies, cost-cutting

This year’s collection of new technologies and products carries on the spirit of last year’s advances, and perhaps even more aggressively, in terms of wringing out further efficiencies and cost reductions.

OTC Spotlight on New Technology Awards: Innovation continues as offshore recovers

As the offshore sector of the global E&P industry shows signs of finally turning the corner, the strong pace of technical innovation is continuing.

Neptune Energy, TechnipFMC enter into subsea global Alliance Agreement

The Alliance Agreement between Neptune and TechnipFMC has been signed for an initial five year term with options for further extensions.

PDi wins $2.6 million in 2019 orders, expands engineering capabilities

PDi Ltd, a Tattva Group Company and subsea engineering and project management specialists, has announced ambitious expansion plans and over $2.62 million (£2 million) of new orders since the start of the year.

MCEDD 2019 paves the way to realizing a future of increasing demand

Emily Querubin, World Oil

Gulf Quest LLC, a Gulf Energy Information and Quest Offshore JV, is hosting this year’s 16th annual Marine, Construction & Engineering Deepwater Development (MCEDD) conference on April 2–4, at London’s Novotel London West hotel. Once again, attendees can expect to hear about the latest advances in the engineering, development and production of oil and gas in deepwater and ultra-deepwater fields around the globe.

Siccar Point Energy spuds Blackrock exploration well

Siccar Point Energy has commenced its 2019 drilling campaign with the spudding of an exploration well at the Blackrock prospect.

Angus Energy announces SPA for purchase of 20% interest in Lidsey License

Angus Energy has announced that it has entered into a legally binding sale and purchase agreement with Doriemus Plc for the purchase of Doriemus's 20% interest in the Lidsey oilfield License (including its 30% direct participating working interest in the Lidsey-X2 production well).

UK shale gas potential seen as good as the best in the U.S.

Britain’s shale gas production has the potential to be as good as the best performing shale basin in the U.S., the Marcellus formation.

Subsea 7 awarded contract offshore UK

Subsea 7 S.A. has announced the award of a substantial (1) contract by BP Exploration for the provision of subsea construction, inspection, repair and maintenance services covering BP’s North Sea region portfolio of assets West of Shetland and Northern North Sea.

Enquest awards KCA Deutag a multi-million dollar contract for three UK North Sea platforms

Global drilling and engineering contractor KCA Deutag has announced that its offshore business unit has been awarded a new drilling contract by Enquest Heather Limited for the Magnus, Thistle and Heather platforms.

N-Sea wins multi-million dollar North Sea Contracts

N-Sea wins multi-million dollar North Sea Contracts

Oceaneering awarded integrity management program for Total's Tyra Redevelopment Project

Oceaneering International, Inc. has been awarded a two-year integrity management contract with Total E&P Danmark to support its significant Tyra Redevelopment project in the Danish North Sea.

World of oil and gas

Emily Querubin, World Oil

The Huizhou 32-5 oil field comprehensive adjustment/Huizhou 33-1 oil field joint development project reportedly started production.