Category: Offshore

Feds add teeth to offshore drilling safety mandates

Federal regulators finalized a plan designed to boost the safety of offshore drilling on Thursday, by insisting that workers have the power to halt dangerous activity and requiring third-party audits of risk management programs.  More »

CGG sets two seismic survey towing records

CGG reports setting two industry records recently.  More »

Newfield finds new gas offshore Sarawak

Newfield Exploration Co. (NYSE: NFX) has a natural gas discovery in the block SK 310 production sharing contract 50 mi (80 km) offshore Sarawak in approximately 250 ft (76 m) of water.  More »

Norway’s oil future seen with ice-free arctic’s barrels

In the wake of plummeting oil output, Norway, western Europe’s biggest petroleum producer, may have found its new money spigot: an ice-free expanse of the Arctic Ocean known as the Barents Sea.  More »

Heerema to build North Sea Hejre jacket

Technip France has contracted Heerema Fabrication Group (HFG) for construction services on the Hejre platform destined for offshore Denmark.  More »

Noble resumes drilling offshore Equatorial Guinea

The semisubmersible Atwood Hunter has spudded the Noble Energy-operated I-7 exploration well on the Carla South prospect offshore Equatorial Guinea.  More »

Apply to fabricate Ivar Aasen quarters

SMOE has issued a letter of intent to Norwegian fabricator Apply for the living quarters on the new Ivar Aasen platform in the Norwegian North Sea.  More »

Akilea joins Finnish Citec group

Finnish contractor Citec has agreed to acquire French oil and gas engineering consultancy Akilea Engineering.  More »

Judge frees Cameron from liability in Gulf spill trial

The federal judge overseeing the civil trial over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill on Wednesday threw out remaining claims against blowout preventer maker Cameron and issued findings that could have implications on the liability of other defendants in the case.  More »

CGG starts multi-client 3D seismic survey offshore Norway

CGG has started acquiring Phase 1 of its Steppingstone BroadSeis 3D multi-client survey program offshore Norway.  More »

Cotemar extends Prosafe contracts for Pemex at Cantarell in GoM

The Cotemar Group of Mexico has extended further its contracts with Prosafe covering the Safe Britannia and Jasminia.  More »

Newfield has ‘largest’ success in gas discovery off Malaysia

Newfield Exploration Co. (NFX), the U.S. oil producer exploring the sale of offshore assets, had what it called the “largest conventional exploratory success” in its history with a natural gas discovery off the coast of Malaysia.  More »

Centrica produces first gas from UK offshore Rhyl field

Centrica has started gas production has from the Rhyl gas field in Morecambe Bay offshore northwest England.  More »

PSA approves offshore Norway drilling, plug back plans

Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) Norway has approved Wintershall’s latest exploration drilling program in the Norwegian Sea.  More »

Petrofac to engineer SARB complex offshore Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi Marine Operating Co. (ADMA-OPCO) has awarded Petrofac a $500-million engineer, procure, install, and commission contract for the offshore Satah Al Razboot (SARB) Package 3 project.  More »