Category: Offshore

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 »

Start-up imminent at Skuld field offshore Norway

Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) Norway has sanctioned the use of production facilities and associated pipelines and equipment on the Skuld oil field in the Norwegian Sea.  More »

Latest South Pars jacket loaded out

Iranian Offshore Engineering and Construction Co. (IOEC) has loaded out the SPD 20 jacket for a platform for the South Pars Phase 20 development offshore Iran.  More »