Category: Offshore

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 »

Open Geophysical releases OpenCPS 3.0

Dolphin Group ASA (OSE: DOLP) Open Geophysical today has released the OpenCPS 3.0 software seismic data processing platform for land and marine data.   More »

Texas lawyer used forged signature in Gulf spill case, judge rules

A federal judge scolded a Texas lawyer in the Gulf of Mexico oil spill case, ruling Friday the attorney used a contract with a forged signature to assert that he represented a fisherman and was entitled to a cut of that man’s share of last year’s multibillion settlement with BP.  More »

Statoil contracts FMC for Smorbukk South subsea equipment

FMC Technologies Inc. (NYSE: FTI) announced that it has received a $96-million order from Statoil (NYSE: STO) for subsea equipment for the Smorbukk South Extension Project.  More »

Transocean purchases cost shareholders billions, Icahn says

Transocean Ltd. (RIG)’s management “destroyed approximately $11 billion of shareholder value” by buying Global Santa Fe and Aker, billionaire investor Carl Icahn said.  More »

Petroceltic gains further block offshore eastern Italy

Petroceltic Italia has been awarded exploration permit B.R272.EL in the central Adriatic Sea offshore eastern Italy (formerly application block d.507).  More »

Songa rig to be modified for drilling offshore Vietnam

Songa Offshore says its Songa Venus rig is in transit to Labuan, Malaysia, for a four- to five-week inspection and recertification of its well control system.  More »

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 »