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Lamprell delivers jackup rig to be deployed offshore Thailand

Lamprell (LAM), a provider of fabrication, engineering and contracting services to the energy industry, has announced the completion of construction of the Shelf Chaopraya jackup drilling rig, and its delivery to Shelf Drilling Ltd. The rig will sail within the next few days for deployment by Shelf Drilling at its drilling location, offshore Thailand.

Songa Offshore to temporarily cut 430 workers amid strike

Songa Offshore is to temporarily dismiss hundreds of workers amid a Norwegian labor dispute.

Lundin completes Alta appraisal well in Barents Sea

Lundin Norway has completed the drilling and testing of the re-entry of appraisal well 7220/11-3 A (Alta-3) on the eastern flank of the Alta discovery in PL609. The Alta discovery is estimated to contain gross contingent resources of between 125 MMboe and 400 MMboe.

Port Fourchon signs agreements, plans next generation of port facilities

The Greater Lafourche Port Commission (GLPC) is moving forward with its plans to develop the next generation of deepwater port facilities at Port Fourchon, thanks to a newly signed agreement with the Edward Wisner Donation, granting GLPC a Right of First Refusal on over 900 acres of property immediately south of the port.

Maersk Oil starts drilling first production well on HPHT Culzean project

Maersk Oil has started drilling the first production well on the UK's Culzean field.

Deep Sea Mooring to supply mooring equipment services to Safe Zephyrus semisubmersible

Global Maritime Deep Sea Mooring, the leading provider of offshore mooring services in Norway, has signed a contract with Norwegian operator Det norske oljeselskap to support Prosafe’s semisubmersible Safe Zephyrus accommodation rig in the Ivar Aasen North Sea field.

Pacific to sell stake in Santos basin blocks to Karoon

Pacific Exploration & Production has reached an agreement to sell its 35% working interest in five concession agreements—S-M-1101, S-M-1102, S-M-1037, S-M-1165 and S-M 1166—in Brazil’s Santos basin to Karoon Gas Australia.

Add Energy, Trendsetter boost well kill injection rates

Add Energy and Trendsetter Engineering have combined their expertise in well control engineering and equipment design to develop the Relief Well Injection Spool (RWIS).

How actual nuts and bolts are bringing down oil prices

Last spring, Statoil announced it had used the same oil well design and components to drill three reservoirs for the price of one.

BP signs concession amendments in Egypt, reaches record production in Nooros field

BP announced it has signed with His Excellency the Egyptian Minister of Petroleum, Eng. Tarek El Molla, amendments for the Temsah, Ras El Barr and Nile Delta Offshore concessions in Egypt.

Eni restarts Goliat production after gas leak

Eni resumed production from Goliat field early on Tuesday morning, the company said in a statement.

Statoil cancels contract for North Atlantic Drilling’s West Epsilon jackup

North Atlantic Drilling Limited has received a notice of cancellation from Statoil related to the contract for the West Epsilon.

UK oil producers say new investment vital even as costs fall

LONDON (Bloomberg) -- The UK’s offshore oil producers called on the government to expand efforts to secure new investment after exploration sank to an all-time low.

Topaz secures contracts for Tengiz field in Kazakhstan

Topaz Energy and Marine, a leading offshore support vessel company, has secured substantial contracts in connection with the development of the Tengiz oilfield in Kazakhstan during 2016. The two contract wins announced in the second and third quarter together represent revenue of more than $500 million. The two contracts bring Topaz’s backlog to approximately $1.6 billion.

HB Rentals invests in new product lines

Offshore accommodation and workspace solutions specialist, HB Rentals, has invested in excess of £750,000 into new product lines in response to customer demand.

Israel’s Leviathan partners sign gas export deal with Jordan

Partners in Israel’s Leviathan field, the country’s largest natural gas reservoir, signed an export agreement with Natural Electric Power Co. of Jordan. Tel Aviv gas stocks rose.

Lamprell awarded contract for Johan Sverdrup development

Lamprell has received a new contract award from Jacktel, a wholly owned subsidiary of Master Marine, for the upgrade of the mobile operating unit Haven as an accommodation service vessel for the Statoil-operated Johan Sverdrup field.

Petrofac wraps up Horne & Wren decommissioning for Tullow

Petrofac’s differentiated approach to decommissioning, in support of Tullow Oil’s well plugging and abandonment campaign in the Southern North Sea (SNS), has delivered significant results and saved $2.5 million compared to traditional approaches.

Gazprom discovers new gas field on Sea of Okhotsk shelf

MOSCOW – Gazprom has reported a new gas and condensate field in the Sea of Okhotsk, near Russia’s Sakhalin island.

Teekay awarded North Sea shuttle tanker contracts

Teekay Offshore Partners has been awarded new three-year shuttle tanker contracts of affreightment, plus extension options, with BP plc, Royal Dutch Shell and OMV Group, to transport the oil produced from the new Glen Lyon FPSO, which is part of the Quad204 development located west of Shetland in the North Sea.