Category: Offshore

Papa Terra FPSO leaves China

The FPSO P-63 conversion has left the COSCO Dalian yard in China for the Petrobras-operated Papa Terra field offshore Brazil.  More »

Chariot starts Mauritania survey

Chariot Oil & Gas has launched a 3D seismic survey in block C19 offshore Mauritania.  More »

Namibia approves widespread seismic surveys

National Petroleum Corp. of Namibia (NAMCOR) has contracted Petroleum Geo Services (PGS) to acquire 2D and 3D multi-client seismic offshore Namibia.  More »

Heavy-lift operations under way at Beibu Gulf project offshore China

The final phase is under way of the WZ6-12 and WZ12-8 West oil field development areas in the Beibu Gulf offshore China.  More »

Approval for drilling, injection programs offshore Norway

Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) Norway has approved use of the semisubmersible Transocean Leader for production drilling and completion on the Tyrihans field in the Norwegian Sea.  More »

Loading system in place offshore Tanzania

Leighton Offshore has completed installation of the single-point mooring (SPM) system for the Tanzania Ports Authority (TPA).  More »

Gas find for Lundin offshore Malaysia

Lundin Petroleum (NASDAQ:OMX; TSX:LUP) has discovered gas with the Tembakau-1 well in the PM307 block off Peninsula Malaysia.  More »

Trench dug for North Sea Kew gas development

Reef Subsea Power and Umbilical has provided seabed preparation assistance for Centrica’s Kew gas field development in the UK southern North Sea.  More »

Genel agrees terms for offshore Morocco block

Genel Energy has signed a petroleum agreement with Morocco’s state-owned Office National des Hydrocarbures et de Mines (ONHYM) concerning the Mir Left offshore block.  More »

South Stream offshore pipeline construction to begin in December

The South Stream Transport board of directors has adopted the final investment decision for the offshore gas pipeline section.  More »

Search for missing oil platform worker ends

Black Elk Energy has halted the search for a worker missing since Friday’s fire aboard the company’s oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico.  More »

Probe looks to “hot work” in fatal offshore fire

“Hot work,” what the industry calls operations involving welding, burning or other activities that can ignite fires, is an early focus of the probe into Friday’s fatal fire on an offshore platform.  More »

Total sells Usan interest to Sinopec

Total has agreed to sell its 20% contractor interest in Nigeria’s Usan field on OML 138 offshore block to China Petrochemical Corp. for $2.5 billion.  More »

Dragon contracts rigs for new Caspian drilling platforms

Dragon Oil has awarded separate contracts for lease and management of two 2,000 HP platform-based (land) rigs for its Cheleken Contract Area (CCA) development offshore Turkmenistan.  More »

Bentara appraisal well flows oil offshore Malaysia

BC Petroleum (BCP) has completed initial testing of the Bentara-2 well offshore Sarawak, East Malaysia.  More »