Category: Offshore

Aker to supply Ichthys subsea tie-in connectors

Aker Solutions has signed a contract with McDermott for delivery of subsea tie-in connectors to the Ichthys LNG project offshore northwestern Australia for NOK 500 million ($90 million).  More »

DNV, GL agree to merge

DNV and GL have agreed to merge into what will be called DNV GL Group.  More »

First gas find for Sterling offshore Romania

Sterling Resources has discovered gas in the Black Sea offshore Romania.  More »

Thailand platform delivers first oil

Salamander Energy (LSE:SMDR) has started oil production through the Bualuang Bravo platform in the Gulf of Thailand.  More »

OMV replaces RWE in Edvard Grieg offshore Norway

RWE has completed the sale of its 20% interest in the Edvard Grieg license in the Norwegian North Sea to OMV (Norge), following approval by the Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy and the Ministry of Finance.  More »

Latest Safaniya platform gets floatover installation

Saudi Aramco’s latest offshore platform has been installed via the floatover method.  More »

Anchor damage warning for Norwegian rigs

Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) Norway has issued an alert to operators of mobile facilities on the Norwegian continental shelf.  More »

Safety review confirms solidity of UK regime

Britain’s government has unveiled new safety and environmental protection measures for the UK’s offshore oil and gas industry.  More »

BP sheds Yacheng stake

BP announced the sale of its 34.3% interest in the Yacheng gas field in the South China Sea to Kuwait Foreign Petroleum Exploration Company (KUFPEC) for $308 million cash.  More »

COSL orders designs for six offshore service vessels from Wärtsilä

Wärtsilä has contracted to supply China Oilfield Services Ltd (COSL) with designs for a total of six new ships.  More »

Helix has offshore oil discovery in GoM Green Canyon

Helix Energy Solutions Group (NYSE: HLX) has a Gulf of Mexico oil discovery at the Wang exploration well in the Phoenix field located in Green Canyon block 237.  More »

American oil growing most since first well signals independence

The U.S. expanded its oil production this year by the most since the first commercial well was drilled in 1859, upending a belief that Americans were increasingly hooked on foreign crude.  More »