Norway gives go-ahead for Johan Sverdrup Phase 2

May 15, 2019

The Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy has approved the plan for development and operation of the Equinor-operated Johan Sverdrup Phase 2 project.

UK reserves up, but well count falls short

May 15, 2019

The Oil and Gas Authority has issued findings from its latest ‘Tier Zero’ meeting with managing directors of the 22 largest oil and gas producers on the UK continental shelf.


Converted shallow dive support vessel operating offshore Brazil

May 15, 2019

Damen and Wilson Sons Estaleiros recently completed the conversion of the platform supply vessel Fulmar to a shallow dive support vessel.

PGS completes multi-client 3D seismic survey offshore Guinea

May 15, 2019

PGS has completed a multi-client 3D GeoStreamer acquisition covering blocks A4 and A5 offshore the Republic of Guinea.


Norwegian authorities approve North Sea drilling, intervention requests

May 15, 2019

ConocoPhillips Skandinavia has permission from Norway’s Petroleum Safety Authority to use a new submarine cable at the Eldfisk complex in the southern Norwegian North Sea.

Shelf lists early 2019 rig assignments

May 15, 2019

Shelf Drilling has issued an update of first-quarter awards for its offshore rig fleet.


Digitized process speeds offshore inspections

May 15, 2019

Arup and EnerMech are jointly offering a new digitized inspection service – Arup Inspection MInteg – for the oil and gas industry.

Equinor hands out offshore Norway drilling contracts

May 15, 2019

Equinor has awarded drilling service contracts valued at around NOK2.5 billion ($286 million) in total for new and existing field developments offshore Norway.


Floating platforms represent future of offshore wind systems

May 14, 2019

Floating platform technologies will become increasingly important as global energy markets turn to offshore wind systems to meet demand for renewable energy, said a Stanford University official at the recent Offshore Technology Conference in Houston.

Mozambique approves Rovuma LNG development plan

May 14, 2019

The government of Mozambique has approved the development plan for the Rovuma LNG project, according to Mozambique Rovuma Venture.


Study to assess new topology for downhole rotating systems

May 14, 2019

DeepStar has selected Upwing Energy and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries to perform a feasibility and conceptual study of Upwing’s magnetic drive system for electric submersible pumps.

Eni finds more oil in block 15/06 offshore Angola

May 14, 2019

Eni has made a light oil discovery in the Ndungu exploration prospect in block 15/06 offshore Angola.


CGG launches multi-client ocean bottom node survey in the Gulf of Mexico

May 14, 2019

CGG has started its first multi-client ocean bottom node survey in the Mississippi Canyon area of the Gulf of Mexico.

System shows real-time condition of North Sea Grieg platform

May 14, 2019

Eigen has supplied a new safety barrier management system to Lundin Norway, designed to deliver real-time health status of the Edvard Greig platform in the Norwegian North Sea.


McDermott awarded Sepia Phase 1 subsea scope

May 14, 2019

Petrobras has awarded McDermott International an EPCI subsea contract for the first-phase Sepia field development in the presalt Santos basin, 174 mi (280 km) offshore Rio de Janeiro state.

Schlumberger strengthens co-operation with Google Cloud

May 14, 2019

Schlumberger has renewed and expanded its agreement with Google Cloud to develop cloud-native E&P applications.


Trestakk subsea tieback cleared for start-up

May 14, 2019

Equinor has permission from the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate to start operations at the Trestakk field in license PL091 in the Norwegian Sea.

Topaz implements fuel monitoring on offshore vessels

May 14, 2019

Topaz Energy and Marine has installed FUELTRAX EFMS, a real-time marine fuel management solution, on 21 of its offshore support vessels operating between Nigeria and Azerbaijan for data storage and surveillance.


Deepwater Blackrock well finds oil west of Shetland

May 14, 2019

Siccar Point has proven oil and gas in the deepwater Blackrock prospect west of Shetland.

Shallow intervention system in fast deployment offshore Tunisia

May 14, 2019

Unity has introduced what it claims is the first multi-functional, near-surface intervention system.


Mixers to cut salt content for North Sea Vale-Heimdal tieback

May 14, 2019

Aker Solutions has contracted ProSep to supply two MAX+ ProSalt mixers to Equinor’s Heimdal Gas Centre platform in the Norwegian North Sea.

Kenz forms lifting partnership in the Middle East

May 14, 2019

Lift/hoisting specialist Kenz Figee has signed a partner agreement with Saudi Drill.


Schlumberger divests fishing and tubulars businesses, assets

May 14, 2019

Wellbore Integrity Solutions, an affiliate of Rhône Capital, has agreed to acquire the businesses and associated assets of DRILCO, Thomas Tools, and Fishing & Remedial services, along with part of a manufacturing facility on Rankin Road in Houston from Schlumberger.

Momentum returning to offshore rig utilization

May 13, 2019

Data from Westwood Global Energy’s RigLogix service shows a material utilization recovery for jackups and drillships over the last 12 months.



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