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Indian jack-up rig off to Malaysia
11th October 2012

India’s largest offshore drilling contractor will supply Malaysian oil and gas company Petronas with one of its fleet’s jack-up rigs, it was announced on Wednesday.India-based Aban Offshore has been awarded...
Schlumberger unveils new drilling fluid system
10th October 2012

Global supplier of oil and gas equipment, Schlumberger has released a new drilling fluid system to maintain stable rheologies and thin filter cake to ensure quality reservoir characterization.Schlumberger...
Beijing to spur shale gas exploitation
4th October 2012

Beijing is mulling over economic policies to encourage China’s shale gas exploration, as the country seeks to improve its energy consumption structure.   Chinese authorities are considering...
Brazil oil, gas output drops for second month – report
4th October 2012

Oil and natural gas production in Brazil fell for the second consecutive month, it emerged on Wednesday, as the BRIC country’s top energy producer faces several setbacks.Brazil produced an average 2.46...
Norwegian firm develops new class notation for seismic vessels
3rd October 2012

A Norwegian classification society has unveiled a new class notation for seismic vessels, it emerged on Tuesday, in a bid to enhance deepwater and frontier seismic exploration.DNV has launched a new...
Norwegian firm to provide well intervention services to Statoil
2nd October 2012

A Norwegian oilfield services firm will provide well intervention services to oil and gas company Statoil, it emerged on Monday, as part of plans to boost resource recovery rates in the Norwegian...
Firm to supply tech for new Arctic icebreaker
1st October 2012

A power and automation technology group will supply a Russian state shipping firm with propulsion and energy efficient electrical systems for a new icebreaker vessel which will explore the Arctic seas, it...
Norwegian geoscience equipment to survey offshore Colombia
25th September 2012

A Norwegian geoscience data provider will supply a Colombian oil and gas agency with a new survey offshore Colombia, it emerged on Monday, as the country looks to develop its untapped offshore hydrocarbon...
US firm supplies automation equipment to UK oil giant
24th September 2012

The UK technology and engineering arm of a US corporation will provide automation systems for a new FPSO to be operated by a British oil and gas giant, it emerged last week. The vessel is set to boost...
Norwegian firm provides drilling equipment to China
24th September 2012

A Norwegian oil services company will supply a Chinese yard with drilling equipment for a new rig under construction at the facility, it emerged on Monday, as China emerges as a strong competitor in the...

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