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Statoil granted drilling permit southwest of Norne field

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Statoil Petroleum AS a drilling permit for well 6507/3-12 A, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

iSURVEY Singapore awarded contract with Solstad Offshore

Following two years of successful operations, iSURVEY Pte Ltd, Singapore, has again been awarded a marine construction survey support contract with Solstad Offshore Asia-Pacific for works onboard the DLB Norce Endeavour.

Proserv launches new subsea sampling innovation

Global energy services company Proserv has launched a new subsea sampling cylinder that can improve the quality of results and reduce risks normally associated with sample transfer.

Total and Petrobras sign definitive contracts, seal strategic alliance

Petrobras and Total inform that they have signed yesterday definitive contracts in relation to the package of assets contemplated in a strategic alliance, outlined December 2016.

Actemium signs global maintenance contract with Total Nigeria

Total has awarded its global maintenance contract for the Egina FPSO in Nigeria to a consortium of two Actemium business units: Actemium Oil & Gas Maintenance and PACE Nigeria, Actemium being the VINCI Energies brand dedicated to industrial processes. Beginning in 2018, the contract will span five years.

Subsea 7 awarded contract for Cooper Energy's Sole project, offshore Australia

Subsea 7 S.A. has announced the award of a sizeable contract by Cooper Energy Ltd. for the Sole Development Project, offshore Australia.

Shell takes final investment decision for Kaikias deepwater project

Shell Offshore Inc., a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell plc, and MOEX North America LLC (MOEX NA), a wholly owned subsidiary of Mitsui Oil Exploration Co., have each taken the final investment decision to execute phase one of the Kaikias deepwater project in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.

Forum Energy seals ROV deal with Norway's ESEA Submarine

Forum Energy Technologies, Inc. has delivered a Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) to ESEA Submarine AS to perform a variety of offshore roles, including inspection, survey and salvage work.

Shell awards contract to Airborne for deepwater subsea TCP jumper spool qualification

Airborne Oil & Gas, a manufacturer of Thermoplastic Composite Pipe (TCP) has been awarded a qualification program from Shell for a high-pressure, deepwater TCP jumper spool.

BP acquires interest in Kosmos Energy assets offshore Senegal

Kosmos Energy announced today that it has received government approval and completed its previously announced transaction with BP in Senegal.

Webtool, DNV GL release umbilical and cable recovery gripping and lifting tool

Webtool has released a gripping and lifting tool for recovering subsea umbilical and cable for offshore oil & gas and decommissioning projects.

Harvest Natural Resources authorizes sale of Gabon interests, company dissolution

Harvest Natural Resources, Inc., has announced that the Company's stockholders have authorized the sale of all Gabon interests to BW Energy Gabon Pte. Ltd, a private Singapore company (BW Energy Gabon).

Dream of offshore U.S. wind power may be too ugly for Trump

Offshore wind companies have spent years struggling to convince skeptics that the future of U.S. energy should include giant windmills at sea.

Repsol Norge granted drilling permit for first well in licence 705

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Repsol Norge AS a drilling permit for well 6705/7-1, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

Europe savors taste of Brazilian oil with more blocks opening

European oil majors given a taste of Brazil may soon be ready for more.

Sparrows Group secures five-year contract for Maersk Oil's UK floating assets

Sparrows Group has secured a five-year contract to deliver hydraulic, lifting and rigging services for Maersk Oil’s UK floating assets.

TGS, Schlumberger announce multi- and wide-azimuth multi-client reimaging program in GOM

TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Company (TGS) and Schlumberger have announced a new multi- and wide-azimuth (M-WAZ) multi-client reimaging program in the highly prospective central U.S. Gulf of Mexico.

Leviathan partners ratify $3.75-billion gas-development plan

The companies that own the rights to Leviathan, Israel’s largest natural gas reservoir, approved a plan to allocate $3.75 billion to develop the offshore site. Israel’s main gas equity index rose the most in almost five months.

Rovco completes first overseas contracts

UK-based start-up Rovco has taken its firsts steps into international waters and made significant progress towards growing its global footprint following the completion of two subsea survey contracts in Southeast Asia and the Middle East.

iSURVEY secures rig positioning contract with Shell

iSURVEY has secured a non-exclusive call-off contract with Shell UK, Shell NAM, Norske Shell and Shell E&P Ireland for the provision of rig positioning and surveying services.