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GDI awards N-KOM USD 110m lifboat contract for offshore Qatar
The first contract is for the construction of a self-propelled and self-elevating liftboat, which is customised for field transit operations in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region in water depths... - 24th July 2014
Oil Search completes Taza 2 drilling in Kurdistan and prepares well testing
During the week, having seen encouraging hydrocarbon shows towards the base of the previously drilled section, a further 102 metres was drilled to the final total depth of 4,200 metres. Wireline logs are... - 24th July 2014
Repsol, Statoil and ExxonMobil snatch rights to COL4 exploration block offshore Colombia
Statoil will hold 33.33 per cent in the licence. Repsol will be the operator of the licence and will hold 33.34 per cent. ExxonMobil Exploration Colombia will hold 33.33 per cent. The award is subject to... - 24th July 2014
Guenther Oettinger, EU energy commisioner, has used Russian plans for Arctic oil and gas exploration as a bargaining chip in negotiations over the crisis in Ukraine - 23rd July 2014
Ruspetro has announced that a successful ten day flow test has been carried out on the company’s first multi-stage fractured horizontal well (number 214) in its Pottymsko-Inginsky licence area - 23rd July 2014
Semco Maritime and PetroVietnam Marine Shipyard have joined forces to establish a new rig upgrade player in South East Asia - Vung Tau Rig Services - 23rd July 2014