Category: Offshore

Solstad PSVs now under long-term charters

Petrobras has extended its hire of two Solstad Offshore platform supply vessels with new four-year contracts.  More »

AVEON to supply subsea components for Erha offshore Nigeria

Cameron Offshore Systems Nigeria has contracted AVEON Offshore for subsea structures at ExxonMobil’s Erha North Phase 2 project.  More »

EMGS vessels in studies offshore Brazil, Southeast Asia

EMGS has issued an overview of its fleet’s offshore seismic acquisition activity.  More »

GE to acquire Lufkin Industries for $3.3 billion

GE (NYSE: GE) has agreed to acquire Lufkin Industries Inc., a provider of artificial lift technologies for the oil and gas industry and a manufacturer of industrial gears, for approximately $3.3 billion.  More »

Lundin finds more oil in Luno area of North Sea

Lundin Norway has a new oil discovery on the Utsira High region of the Norwegian central North Sea.  More »

Offshore Peru platform readied for drilling start

BPZ Energy says platform monitoring and control system modifications are under way offshore Peru to prepare the new CX-15 platform for the start of development drilling.  More »

Odfjell awarded tubular running, offshore rig verification assignments

Odfjell Well Services has won two contracts for tubular running services for Shell operations in northwest Europe.  More »

Ensco orders Keppel FELS jackup

Ensco has placed a $225 million order with Keppel FELS for a new premium jackup to be delivered in early 2015.  More »

Wärtsilä picked to design four PSVs

Wärtsilä Corp. has been awarded a contract to design four multi-purpose platform support vessels for Bumi Armada Berhad subsidiary Armada Offshore MPSV, a Malaysian vessel operator.  More »

Ecopetrol increases GoM presence with lease sale results

Ecopetrol S.A. reports that its US affiliate has placed the most competitive bids for six blocks in the recent Central Planning Area Lease Sale 227 held in New Orleans, as disclosed by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM).  More »

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 »