Category: Offshore

New platforms in prospect in Ebok area offshore Nigeria

Afren has provided an update of its E&P programs offshore West and East Africa.  More »

PGS orders fuel-efficient seismic support vessels

Petroleum Geo-Services (PGS) has signed charter agreements with PF THOR for four new seismic support vessels.  More »

Third successive oil find for Roc in Beibu Gulf

Roc Oil (China)’s WZ6-12-A7 deviated step-out exploration well in the Beibu Gulf offshore China has discovered oil.  More »

Lundin to test Johan Sverdrup reservoir parameters

The semisubmersible Transocean Winner has started drilling Lundin Norway’s latest appraisal well on the Johan Sverdrup field in the North Sea.  More »

TDW launches new diameter inline inspection tool

T.D. Williamson (TDW) has added a new 24-in. diameter inline inspection tool to its fleet of multiple dataset (MDS) tools.  More »

GE opens training facility in Perth

GE (NYSE:GE) has opened its Skills Development Center in Jandakot, a suburb of Perth, in Western Australia.  More »

Hurricane secures slots for Shetland wells

Hurricane hopes to resume exploration drilling west of Shetland sometime next year.  More »

Noble prepares for next Leviathan well offshore Israel

The Ensco 5006 rig has completed sealing of the deepwater Leviathan 2 appraisal well offshore Israel, halting the flow of water.  More »

RWE Dea expands acreage offshore Egypt

RWE Dea has been awarded the East Ras Budran offshore concession.  More »

Geology offshore SW Ireland similar to big plays off Africa, Brazil

Providence Resources has provided a technical/resource update on Irish licensing option 11/9, which contains the Lower Cretaceous Drombeg prospect.  More »

Mnazi Bay offshore seismic award imminent

The partners in Tanzania’s Mnazi Bay concession are set to award a 3D offshore seismic acquisition contract.  More »

North Sea GSA drilling pushed back to early 2013

Ithaca Energy has updated progress on its Greater Stella Area development in the UK central North Sea, which encompasses the Stella and Harrier fields.  More »

New owner for GustoMSC

SBM Offshore (AMS:SBMO) has agreed to sell offshore engineering design specialists GustoMSC to Parcom Capital, a private equity group, for $185 million.  More »

Republicans press administration to defend economics of offshore wind

Two Republican senators are pressing the Obama administration to explain the math behind a decision to allow an offshore wind facility in leased waters off Delaware’s coast while blocking oil drilling in the same region.  More »

Statoil, Geospace proceed with seabed seismic offshore Norway

Geospace Technologies Corp. (NASDAQ: GEOS) has received a letter of award from Statoil to provide 660 km (410 mi) of seabed seismic reservoir monitoring systems for the Snorre and Grane fields on the Norwegian continental shelf.  More »