Cement damage halts East Rochelle drilling in North Sea

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Endeavour International Corp. (NYSE: END) has run into problems with its East Rochelle development in the UK central North Sea.
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Tullow chasing new play offshore Mauritania

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Tullow expects to start a frontier drilling campaign offshore Mauritania this spring.
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Offshore drilling imminent on Scotney in North Sea

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Noreco expects drilling to start in the next few days on the Suncor-operated Scotney exploration well.
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Dolphin to upgrade, expand its offshore geophysics vessel fleet

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Dolphin Group ASA (OSE:DOLP) has entered two heads of agreement with GC Rieber Shipping for two 3D seismic vessels.
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Lebanon may be moving toward offshore exploration contract awards

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Lebanon is moving toward offshore exploration contract awards says the Financial Times citing a report in the Lebanese Daily Star.
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This image provided by the U.S. Coast Guard shows the Shell drilling rig Kulluk aground off a small island near Kodiak Island  Jan. 1, 2013. (AP Photo/U.S. Coast Guard)

Grounded Alaska drill barge called safe to tow

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A multi-agency group formed to deal with the New Year’s Eve grounding of a Royal Dutch Shell PLC drill barge near an Alaskan island says the rig is safe to tow to its next port and the unified command is disbanding.
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Companies signal interest in offshore Va. winds

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An energy company developing the nation’s first offshore wind project is among the growing number of companies expressing interest in the federally designated wind-development area 27 miles off Virginia’s coast.
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Friede & Goldman announces license agreements for two jackups

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Friede & Goldman, Ltd. (F&G) says it has entered into a license agreement with Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Offshore Inc. (DSIC) for the basic design of two JU-2000E high-specification jackup drilling rigs, to be constructed for Seadrill Ltd.
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FMC Technologies' subsea equipment has helped fuel the company's growth. (Photo: Johnny Hanson/Houston Chronicle)

Subsea business fuels FMC profit growth in 2012

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FMC Technologies earned $1.2 billion in revenue for subsea technology, a 28 percent increase from the prior year quarter.

Partners agree on concept for Skrugard/Havis oil development offshore Norway

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Statoil and partners Eni and Petoro have selected a development concept for the Skrugard oil field in the Barents Sea.
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