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A Computer image of the Prospector 1
27th September 2013

Luxembourg-based offshore drilling firm Prospector Offshore Drilling S.A. on Friday received Prospector 1, the first of two rig deliveries from Chinese shipbuilding company DSIC Offshore to be deployed in...
26th September 2013

Rosneft has become the owner of a stake in an Arctic gas project after it agreed to acquire a 40 per cent stake in Arctic Russia B.V from Italian power firm Enel for USD 1.8bn, as the Russian energy giant...
Statoil awards Arctic drillship design contract to Inocean
25th September 2013

Statoil on Tuesday awarded a contract to Norwegian engineering firm Inocean for the design of the Cat I Drillship, described as the ‘drillship of tomorrow’, as part of the oil major’s plans to spur its...
The Kaliningrad UGS facility
25th September 2013

Russian oil giant Gazprom announced on Monday that it has commissioned a new underground gas storage (UGS) facility in the Russian enclave of Kaliningrad.   The facility already includes two gas...
CGG completes first BroadSeis-BroadSource 3D survey in Australia
25th September 2013

CGG announced on Wednesday it has completed its first BroadSeis-BroadSource 3D survey in Australia in July of this year. The ‘Sandman’ deepwater broadband survey on the Northwest Australian shelf was...
Statoil's Songa Trym drilling facility
24th September 2013

Norwegian oil firm Statoil Petroleum has been granted a drilling permit by the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate for two wells in the Norwegian Sea.   The licence for wells 6407-8-6 and 6407-8-6 A will...
Repsol Sinopec to use Paradigm interpretation software offshore Brazil
24th September 2013

Paradigm on Monday announced it reached an agreement  with Repsol Sinopec to supply the Spanish-Chinese joint venture with software solutions and services for use offshore Brazil.   Under the...
Iraq awards China, Switzerland USD 348m in oil contracts
24th September 2013

Iraq’s oil ministry on Friday awarded USD 348m in four oil contracts to companies from China and Switzerland to develop oil fields in the country’s south-eastern territories.   Switzerland’s...
A mock image of the United LNG project
23rd September 2013

British marine firm Braemar Engineering announced it has been appointed by United LNG for the world’s largest floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) production project near Venice, Louisiana. The...
The new HMC DCV vessel, Aegar
23rd September 2013

Dutch marine contractor Heerema Marine Contractor (HMC) officially launched their new 210m by 46.2m deepwater construction vessel (DCV), Aegir, on Sunday, preparing it for its voyages to Mexico and then...

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