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Hebron mega-project on track for first oil offshore Newfoundland in 2017

Exxon Mobil’s senior manager for the Hebron oil field development project, 217 mi southeast of St. John’s, said earlier this week that work remains on schedule, and he also outlined some of the design challenges that engineers have faced.

Oceaneering and BP agree to two-year extension offshore Angola

Oceaneering International, Inc., has announced that a unit of BP has agreed to a two-year extension through January 2019, under the Field Support Vessel Services contract that was entered into with the Company for work offshore Angola on Blocks 18 and 31.

Maersk Supply Service announces sale of two more vessels

As part of Maersk Supply Service’s recently announced divestment plans, Maersk Feeder and Maersk Fighter have been sold.

Oil & Gas UK publishes guidelines on HPHT wells

In line with its commitment to continually reviewing and improving the safety and performance of all aspects of well practices on the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS), Oil & Gas UK has released new guidelines on wells with HPHT properties.

TGS to expand Africa multi-client library with new survey

TGS is to expand its NWAAM multi-client library in the MSGBC basin. The company is to acquire more than 11,500 km of long-offset broadband 2D seismic data as well as magnetic and gravity data in the Republic of Guinea, Guinea Bissau and the AGC joint exploration zone between Guinea Bissau and Senegal.

Exxon Mobil in billion barrel discovery offshore Nigeria

Exxon Mobil Corporation today announced a significant discovery with a potential recoverable resource of between 500 MMbbl and 1 Bbbl of oil on Owowo field, offshore Nigeria.

Rowan Joe Douglas jackup joins BP Trinidad and Tobago rig fleet

BP Trinidad and Tobago (bpTT) announced Wednesday that the Joe Douglas 240C jackup, which is owned and operated by Rowan Companies, has joined the bpTT rig fleet and has begun drilling at the bpTT Amherstia facility.

Mekers Offshore reports launch of liftboat in China

Mekers Offshore has successfully launched the first in a series of liftboats at Dajin Heavy Industries yard in Jiangsu, China.

Russia, Norway to exchange Barents Sea seismic data

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) and Russia’s Federal Subsoil Resources Management Agency (Rosnedra) have entered into an agreement to exchange seismic data from the areas around the demarcation line in the Barents Sea.

Honeywell to control Statoil's Valemon platform remotely from onshore location

Honeywell Process Solutions (HPS) is to provide advanced automation and safety solutions to enable remote onshore operation for an unmanned offshore platform in the North Sea, reducing overall production costs and improving safety.

CGG wins Pemex contract for Mexico’s Perdido area

CGG has been awarded a major contract by Pemex to deliver an orthogonal wide-azimuth integrated solution designed to optimize subsalt seismic imaging in the geologically complex deep waters of the Perdido area.

Statoil to cancel contract for Stena Drilling semisubmersible

Statoil has decided to cancel its contract for the Stena Don semisubmersible, the Norwegian operator said Tuesday.

Mexico, Brazil vie for Big Oil’s cash in offshore auctions

Arctic Iñupiat Offshore joins campaign calling for Alaska's Arctic to remain in federal leasing plan

Arctic Iñupiat Offshore (AIO) has announced that it is joining the Arctic Coalition, a collection of 21 Alaskan and nationwide organizations that support responsible energy development in and off the coast of Alaska.

Norwegian regulator approves Ivar Aasen production start-up

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted consent for the start of production from Ivar Aasen field in the North Sea. The operator, AkerBP, has scheduled output to start in December.

InterMoor opens new custom-built base in Norway

IOS InterMoor, an Acteon company, has opened a new mooring base in Fensfjord, Norway. Located on the Wergeland Base in Sløvågen, the facility will cater to all requirements for mooring equipment storage, supply, inspection and maintenance for IOS InterMoor and its customers.

Wood Group wins multiyear contract on Canada's Hibernia platform

Wood Group has secured a five-year contract to provide engineering, procurement, construction and maintenance services to the Hibernia platform, offshore Newfoundland, from Hibernia Management and Development Company.

Aqualis Offshore wins work on FPSOs set for Brazil’s pre-salt

Marine and offshore engineering consultancy Aqualis Offshore has been awarded contracts to provide marine warranty services to three different FPSO projects in Brazil.

Subsea 7 awarded contract for Egypt’s Atoll field

Subsea 7 has been awarded a substantial contract by Pharaonic Petroleum Company. The contract is to be executed at Atoll field, offshore Egypt, at water depths of over 900 m.

ABS, SHI conclude JDP for new TLP design

ABS and Samsung Heavy Industries of South Korea have announced the conclusion of a joint development project (JDP) for a new tension leg platform (TLP) design.