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Claxton awarded Statoil decommissioning contract for Huldra wells

Claxton, an Acteon company, has been awarded a contract with Statoil to provide ‘rigless recovery’ of seven abandoned wells on the Huldra platform on the Norwegian Continental Shelf.

Technip wins subsea contract for Woodside’s Greater Enfield development

Technip has been awarded a large subsea contract by Woodside to support the development of the Greater Enfield Project offshore Western Australia.

Tullow to pump first oil from Ghana’s TEN field early August

LONDON (Bloomberg) -- Tullow Oil said a new project off Ghana will produce its first crude early next month as the African-focused explorer reported its first profit in three years.

McDermott, N-KOM enter exclusive cooperation agreement in Qatar

McDermott International and Nakilat-Keppel Offshore Marine (N-KOM) have announced a memorandum of understanding for an exclusive cooperation agreement to pursue offshore engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) projects within Qatari waters.

Well Control Rule set to take effect this week

With many of the Well Control Rule provisions set to take effect in less than a week, on July 28, Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) Director Brian Salerno today reminded his senior staff to provide timely responses to any questions the agency receives.

Deep Down nets orders valued at over $3 million

Deep Down, an oilfield services company specializing in deepwater and ultra-deepwater oil production distribution system support services, has received orders for flying leads and umbilical accessories, valued at over $3 million, directly from two major operators.

Oceaneering acquires Meridian Ocean Services

Oceaneering International, Inc. completed its acquisition of Meridian Ocean Services.

Large deposits of potentially producible gas hydrate found in Indian Ocean

The USGS has assisted the government of India in the discovery of large, highly enriched accumulations of natural gas hydrate in the Bay of Bengal. This is the first discovery of its kind in the Indian Ocean that has the potential to be producible.

Golar, Schlumberger target stranded gas with new joint venture

Golar LNG Limited and Schlumberger have announced the creation of OneLNG, a joint venture to rapidly develop low cost gas reserves to LNG.

Forum unveils new syntactic foam manufacturing plant near Houston

Forum Energy Technologies has expanded its specialist syntactic foam manufacturing capabilities with the opening of a new plant near Houston.

BOEM to broadcast next month’s Gulf of Mexico lease sale online

BOEM Director Abigail Ross Hopper announced Friday that the bureau will offer 23.8 million acres offshore Texas for oil and gas exploration and development in a milestone lease sale that will include all available unleased areas in the Western Gulf of Mexico Planning Area.

Noble Energy starts production at Gunflint in deepwater Gulf of Mexico

Noble Energy has started production at the company's Gunflint oil development in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico.

2H Offshore appoints new managing director

2H Offshore, an Acteon company, has announced the appointment of Yann Helle as managing director.

Lundin starts three well campaign in southern Barents Sea

Lundin Norway, a wholly owned subsidiary of Lundin Petroleum, has commenced its 2016 exploration and appraisal campaign in the Loppa High area in the southern Barents Sea. The campaign will be carried out by the Leiv Eiriksson semisubmersible.

Keppel profit falls as oversupply of oil rigs delays deliveries

Keppel Corp., the world’s largest builder of oil rigs, posted a 48% drop in second-quarter profit as oversupply led to delivery delays for offshore projects, and said it doesn’t expect demand for rigs to return soon.

First Subsea supplies relatchable bend stiffener connector for Gina Krog FSO

First Subsea has supplied a relatchable bend stiffener connector to NOV Completion & Production Solutions for a flexible production riser for Statoil’s Gina Krog, turret moored, Floating Storage and Offloading (FSO) vessel in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea.

First downhole X-ray diagnostic operation performed offshore Norway

On June 27, Visuray performed the first downhole X-ray diagnostic operation offshore Norway for Statoil.

KrisEnergy starts 3D survey in the Gulf of Thailand

The CGG Amadeus has commenced an 884 sq km 3D seismic acquisition program in the G10/48 contract area in the Gulf of Thailand, KrisEnergy said Tuesday. The program, which was awarded to CGG Services, is expected to last 41 days.

North Sea field shutdowns to climb as Brexit deepens oil gloom

The pace of North Sea oil-field shutdowns is picking up as the impact of the market slump is compounded by the uncertain investment environment created by Brexit.

HHI delivers world’s largest semisubmersible to Diamond Offshore

Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI), the world’s largest shipbuilder and a leading offshore facilities manufacturer, has delivered Ocean Greatwhite, the world’s largest semisubmersible rig, to Diamond Offshore.