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HALO acquires Third Energy Offshore Ltd.

Hague and London Oil plc, the oil and gas company with a diverse portfolio of production, development, appraisal and exploration assets currently focused in the Dutch sector of the Southern North Sea, has announced that it has entered into an agreement for the conditional acquisition of the entire share capital of Third Energy Offshore Ltd.

Prosafe wins $12-million support contract

Prosafe has signed a contract with a major oil and gas operator for the Safe Caledonia to provide accommodation support in the UK sector of the North Sea.

Chet Morrison Contractors, iSIMS introduce structurally optimized jacket design

Chet Morrison Contractors (Morrison), a leading energy service company for the oil, gas and renewables industries, has formed a strategic partnership with iSIMS to launch the iJacket, a new optimized method in jacket and foundation design.

FSO tow and installation complete for Culzean field, offshore UK

Last week, hook up of the Ailsa Floating Storage and Offloading unit (FSO) was successfully completed. This marks the final step of the FSO transportation and installation for Culzean field, under the project management of Maersk Supply Service.

TGS announces new multi-beam, seep study project in the MSGBC basin

TGS has announced its first regional offshore MSGBC SeaSeep Project in the Northwest Africa Atlantic Margin.

Equinor granted drilling permit for wildcat, west of Atlantis discovery

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Equinor Energy AS a drilling permit for well 7324/3-1, cf. Section 15 of the Resource Management Regulations.

BHGE lands integrated services contract for major offshore expansion in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Aramco has awarded the first large-scope integrated services contract for its Marjan oilfield – the first of three major offshore expansions in Saudi Arabia, and the company’s largest upstream development project this year – to Baker Hughes, a GE company (BHGE).

CNOOC's Penglai project begins production in the Bohai Sea

CNOOC Limited has announced that the Penglai 19-3 oilfield 1/3/8/9 comprehensive adjustment project has commenced production.

Aker Solutions wins services contract with Brazilian major

Petrobras has awarded Aker Solutions a contract to provide maintenance and modifications services for nine platforms at oil and gas fields in the Campos basin offshore Brazil.

First oil achieved at Tortue, offshore Gabon

BW Offshore has announced that first oil from the BW Adolo FPSO was safely achieved on Sept. 16, 2018, 18 months after the initial investment was made in the Dussafu license, offshore Gabon.

Zennor Petroleum acquires Britannia field interest

Zennor Petroleum Limited has announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Zennor North Sea Limited, has entered into a Sale and Purchase Agreement with Mitsui E&P UK Limited (MEPUK) in respect of its interests in United Kingdom Continental Shelf Licenses P.213, Block 16/26a, Area B and P.345 Block 16/27b Area B, which represent an 8.97% working interest in Britannia field.

Cygnus becomes world's first offshore platform available for a virtual tour

Cygnus, the largest single producing gas field in the southern North Sea, is now available for a virtual tour.

Total to acquire a 25% working interest in the Orinduik Block, offshore Guyana

Eco (Atlantic) Oil & Gas Ltd., the oil and gas exploration company with licenses in highly prospective regions in Namibia and Guyana, is delighted to announce that Total E&P Activités Pétrolières, a wholly owned subsidiary of Total Petroleum SA (Total), has exercised its option to acquire a 25% working interest in the Orinduik Block, offshore Guyana, from Eco Atlantic (Guyana) Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company.

The Republic of Madagascar to hold 2018-2019 licensing round

OMNIS, in partnership with TGS and BGP, announce a licensing round in Madagascar, to be launched at Africa Oil Week, Nov. 5-9, 2018.

Siccar Point defers drilling of Lyon exploration well until 2019

With the Cambo well operations shortly due to complete, Siccar Point Energy E&P Limited and its JV partner have elected to defer the drilling of the Lyon exploration well (Licence P.1854) until 2019.

Faroe Petroleum to drill first well in PL 825, offshore Norway

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Faroe Petroleum Norge AS a drilling permit for well 30/6-30, cf. Section 15 of the Resource Management Regulations.

Azinam takes over as operator of Orange basin blocks, offshore South Africa

Azinam Limited, the Seacrest Capital-backed Southwest African oil exploration company, has announced the acquisition of a 40% operating interest in Block 3B/4B and a 51% operating interest in Nearshore Block 3B/4B in the Orange basin, offshore South Africa, with Ricocure (Pty) Ltd retaining 60% and 49% in the blocks, respectively.

Norway's largest oil pipeline now in place

Last week Norway’s largest and longest pipeline, laid by the vessel Saipem Castorone, reached the Johan Sverdrup field in the North Sea.

Production capacity increased 25% for Egyptian Zohr project

Production capacity of Zohr project, developed by the consortium of Eni, Rosneft, BP and Mubadala together with the Egyptian oil and gas companies, has been increased by more than 25% to more than 2 Bcfd.

Fugro secures E&P support contracts in Trindad and the Gulf of Mexico

Fugro has won three contracts with BHP Petroleum (Deepwater) Inc., which see the company delivering a range of specialist services to support exploration and production operations in Trinidad and Tobago and the Gulf of Mexico.