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1st April 2019

Under the new contract, Vroon’s specialist subsea-support, walk-to-work unit, the VOS Start will deliver offshore logistical support to a planned maintenance campaign in the Dutch sector of the...
1st April 2019

Norwegian based production solutions firm, FourPhase, has reported a substantial increase in revenue and staff numbers, as it seeks to expand further in 2019.Revenue jumped by 76% from 2017 to 2018. During...
28th March 2019

Stress Engineering developed a new process for collecting critical riser data, which utilizes a life cycle condition based monitoring (CBM), maintenance and inspection system that can be deployed on the...
BP commits $100 million to fund new emissions reductions projects
28th March 2019

The new Upstream Carbon Fund will provide significant further support to BP’s work generating sustainable greenhouse gas emissions reductions in its operations. In April 2018, BP set clear, near-...
Semisubmersible drilling rig Scarabeo 8.
20th March 2019

Vår Energi holds a 20% stake in the licence, while Aker BP ASA (which is the Operator) holds 60% and Lundin Norway AS 20%. The wells are located about 4 km northwest of the Bøyla Field and 225 km west of...
ExxonMobil has revised its Permian Basin growth plans
20th March 2019

The size of the company’s resource base in the Permian is approximately 10 billion oil-equivalent barrels and is likely to grow further as analysis and development activities continue.“We’...
20th March 2019

Churchill’s HyPR™ HoleSaver™, the world’s first hydraulic pipe recovery system, was activated on a well offshore of the UAE on 16th March after the BHA became stuck at 9,070 feet due...
19th March 2019

The campaign, using Diamond Offshore’s Ocean GreatWhite semi-submersible rig, is expected to take around five months and also includes the Lyon exploration prospect North of Shetland.Located 140 km...
19th March 2019

Sercel is pleased to announce the launch of the world’s first Vibrator Auto-Guidance solution, designed to increase vibroseis productivity by up to 10%.The solution can be fitted to all Sercel Nomad...
18th March 2019

The removal operation will take place in the offshore series of fields located in the P15 block 35km North West of Hoek van Holland, Dutch North Sea, at a water depth of 26-28 metres.Project DetailsThis...

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