Category: Offshore

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 »

Sea Trucks to install GoM piping for Pemex

Sea Trucks has won a contract for a pipeline installation project offshore Mexico.  More »

Subsea 7 to install Gullfaks compression spread

Statoil (OSE:STL; NYSE:STO) has awarded Subsea 7 (Oslo Børs:SUBC) the marine operations contract for the Gullfaks C subsea compression project in the Norwegian North Sea.  More »

EnQuest revives production from mature UK fields

EnQuest has updated its UK North Sea production and exploration programs.  More »

Brazil legislature approves new offshore petroleum royalty distribution plan

A new oil exploration reform rule that applies to the offshore Brazil presalt reportedly has passed the Chamber of Deputies and awaits signing by President Dilma Rousseff to become law.  More »

OMV, Xcite reveal UK license gains

OMV (UK) has been awarded 16 exploration blocks and part-blocks in five licenses under the 27th UK offshore licensing round.  More »

Lukoil extends acreage offshore Sierra Leone

Lukoil has taken a 25% stake in the SL-4B-10 block offshore Sierra Leone from operator Talisman Energy.  More »

FoundOcean contracted for North Sea platform repairs

FoundOcean expects to complete five inspection, repair, and maintenance contracts in the UK offshore sector by year-end.  More »