Category: Offshore

Production building from OGX field offshore Brazil

OGX says production from the Tubarão Azul field in the Campos basin offshore Brazil averages 9,300 boe/d.  More »

GoM update: One dead, one missing in platform fire

Black Elk Energy continued to search on Monday for a worker missing since an offshore platform explosion and fire Friday, November 16.  More »

BP gains deepwater blocks offshore eastern Canada

BP has been successful in its bid for four deepwater exploration blocks offshore Nova Scotia.  More »

Ireland commissions frontier seismic survey

The Irish government is investigating ways of stimulating fresh exploration activity in its frontier western offshore basins.  More »

Shell extends use of GDI jackup offshore Qatar

Qatar Shell has re-engaged Gulf Drilling International (GDI) to provide drilling services for offshore exploration in Qatar’s North field.  More »

Gas indications from offshore Sumatra well

MEO Australia may have discovered gas with the Gurame SE-1XST well offshore North Sumatra, Indonesia.  More »

Oil indications in Lundin Barents Sea well

Lundin Norway is completing an exploration well in the Barents Sea offshore Norway, which may have discovered oil.  More »

Iran lines up next wave of offshore drilling

Iranian Offshore Oil Co. (IOOC) and Petro Iran have signed an agreement on drilling 12 wells in the Persian Gulf.  More »

Prosafe orders further harsh environment semisubmersible

Prosafe has agreed to a firm turnkey contract with Jurong Shipyard for construction of a second harsh environment semisubmersible accommodation rig.  More »

Sterling reviews options following Black Sea dry hole

Sterling Resources’ first exploration well offshore Romania had sub-commercial gas shows.  More »

No injuries in Noble Discoverer fire

A small fire broke out on the Noble Discoverer drillship Nov. 16 while the rig was in port in Alaska, according to Reuters.  More »

GoM update: Coast Guard says no deaths in platform explosion

The US Coast Guard in New Orleans says 11 people were evacuated by helicopter to onshore medical facilities and two remain missing following the fire earlier today at a production platform in West Delta 32 offshore Louisiana in the Gulf of Mexico.  More »

GoM platform fire extinguished, say reports

Additional unconfirmed information about the accident on a Gulf of Mexico production platform has it that the fire is extinguished.  More »

GoM offshore production platform explosion reported

There are reports of an explosion on a production platform in the Gulf of Mexico.  More »

Subsea 7 to manage Martin Linge subsea installations

Total E&P Norge has awarded Subsea 7 (Oslo Børs:SUBC) an $800-million subsea, umbilical, riser, and flowline (SURF) contract for the Martin Linge gas field development.  More »