Offshore ///

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.

Gazprom Neft to drill first prospecting and appraisal well in Ayashsky block

Gazpromneft-Sakhalin, a subsidiary of Gazprom Neft, has signed a contract with Hakuryu 5, Inc. (a 100%-owned subsidiary of Japan Drilling Co., Ltd., Japan) regarding the leasing of a drilling rig for construction of a prospecting and appraisal well at the Ayashsky licence block, located on the continental shelf of the Sea of Okhotsk.

ABS issues industry’s first cyber safety notation

ABS, a provider of classification and technical services to the marine and offshore industries, has issued its first notation for the ABS Guide for Cybersecurity Implementation for the Marine and Offshore Industries.

Fugro Discovery to commence frontier seeps survey offshore Kenya

Fugro has been awarded a contract by Shell/BG Kenya for the execution of a seabed survey to detect natural leakages of hydrocarbons. The seeps survey complements a seismic exploration program that was completed recently offshore Kenya.

LEKOIL to ramp up production with start of continuous flow at Otakikpo field, Nigeria

LEKOIL, the oil and gas exploration and development company with a focus on West Africa, is pleased to announce that oil is flowing at Otakikpo field to onshore storage tanks, where it will be evacuated upon completion of the offshore pipeline.

Halliburton's GRIP delivers rapid response to offshore source-control incidents

The Global Rapid Intervention Package (GRIP) not only includes the compact and air-mobile designed Rapid Cap plus the air-mobile ‘Top Hat’, but also the necessary manifolds, a variety of debris removal and cutting tools, and wellhead dispersant connectors.

Model advances analysis of offshore BOP closures during extreme conditions

A new modelling approach developed and validated by the Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) presents a major step forward in understanding how offshore blowout preventers (BOPs) are likely to function if employed during a blowout.

ELA Containers develops new offshore container type

ELA Container Offshore GmbH announced the development of a new offshore container type: a 10 m x 3 m wide, high-cube accommodation container with interior hallway and two cabins

Kraken FPSO hooked up, on track for delivery of first oil

EnQuest has announced that the Kraken Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel arrived at the field on Monday, Feb. 13.

Ithaca Energy reports production start-up at Stella field, North Sea

Ithaca Energy Inc. has announced the successful start-up of production from the Stella field, in the Central Graben area of the Central North Sea.