Category: Offshore

Cape Wind could break ground this year, Salazar says

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said Friday he is optimistic that the nation’s first offshore wind farm will break ground this year after more than a decade of delays.  More »

BSEE releases final SEMS II rule

The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) has released the Safety and Environmental Management Systems (SEMS) II final rule.  More »

New deepwater and HP/HT standards now available from API

The American Petroleum Institute has published two new oil and natural gas industry standards for well design and drilling operations.  More »

Danish Underground Consortium sanctions expansion of Tyra complex offshore Denmark

Maersk Oil and its partners in the Danish Underground Consortium (DUC) have approved expansion of the Tyra Southeast development in the Danish North Sea.  More »

Noble expects rapid gas build-up at Tamar offshore Israel

Noble Energy (NYSE: NBL) says all five of the Tamar field deepwater subsea wells offshore Israel are online, and collectively producing 300 MMcf/d of gas.  More »

Study raises resource base for Barryroe offshore Ireland

Providence Resources (AIM:PRV) has provided a resource update on the Barryroe oil field in the North Celtic Sea basin, 50 km (31 mi) offshore southern Ireland.  More »

Deepwater North Uist find extends west of Shetland’s gas frontier

BP has discovered gas condensate in the deepwater North Uist exploration prospect west of Shetland.  More »

Shah Deniz gas export routes under review

The Shah Deniz field partners have started to evaluate final bids received for transportation of Shah Deniz Stage 2 gas in the Caspian Sea to Europe.  More »

Rising costs puts end to North Sea Fyne project

Antrim Energy (LON:AEY) has decided not to develop the Fyne oil field in the UK North Sea.  More »

Lebanon details first oil and gas license round applicants

Fifty-two companies have applied to pre-qualify for Lebanon’s first oil and gas licensing round, either as operator or non-operator.  More »

Lundin starts drilling Carlsberg offshore Norway

The jackup Maersk Guardian has spudded an exploration well on the Carlsberg prospect in the Norwegian North Sea for Lundin Norway.  More »

BP contracts Helix Q5000 for deepwater GoM interventions

BP (NYSE:BP) has entered a five-year contract with Helix Energy Solutions Group Inc. (NYSE:HLX) to use the deepwater Q5000 vessel for well intervention services in the Gulf of Mexico.  More »