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RWE Dea Postpones Zidane Subsea Project

RWE Dea Postpones Zidane Subsea Project

The Plan for Development and Operation (PDO) for the Zidane development will not be submitted to the authorities in October as planned. ”Further value enhancement is required to make the project more robust,” says Managing Director Hugo Sandal of RWE Dea Norge. RWE Dea Norge is operator of the Zidane field. The plan was to […]

Maersk Valiant Starts Operations in US Gulf of Mexico

Maersk Valiant Starts Operations in US Gulf of Mexico

Maersk Drilling’s second drillship, Maersk Valiant, has started operations in the US Gulf of Mexico, the Company informed through their social media. Maersk Valiant has began a two year contract with ConocoPhillips and Marathon Oil Corporation. Featuring dual derrick and large subsea work and storage areas, the design allows for efficient well construction and field […]

Polarcus Inks LoI for West Africa 3D Seismic Survey

Polarcus Inks LoI for West Africa 3D Seismic Survey

Polarcus Limited announces that the Company has signed a Letter of Intent (“LOI”) with an undisclosed client for a 3D marine seismic acquisition project offshore West Africa. The project, subject to the execution of a service contract, will commence in Q4 2014 and is expected to run for approximately 3.5 months. Polarcus is a pure […]

Petrobras Gets Nod to Deploy 13 FPSOs in Santos Basin by 2017

Petrobras Gets Nod to Deploy 13 FPSOs in Santos Basin by 2017

Brazilian Institute of Environment and Renewable Natural Resources (IBAMA) issued a preliminary license to Petrobras for the installation of 13 FPSO (Floating, Production, Storage and Offloading) vessels in the Santos Basin by 2017. The FPSOs will be installed between 200 and 300 km away from the coast in Block BM-S-9, BM-S-11 in the pre-salt Santos […]

Newbuild Dive Support Vessel Arrives in Western Australia

Newbuild Dive Support Vessel Arrives in Western Australia

Neptune Marine Services Limited announces that the Bhagwan Dryden, a new-build Dive Support Vessel, built in collaboration with Bhagwan Marine, has arrived in Dampier, Western Australia. As first announced to the ASX on 28 August 2012, the Bhagwan Dryden is a state-of-the-art 57 metre DP2 hybrid catamaran, with Neptune-supplied permanent air diving, inspection and survey […]

Wild Well Unveils Subsea Capping Stack for Global Market

Wild Well Unveils Subsea Capping Stack for Global Market

Wild Well Control, Inc., a Superior Energy Services company and a global leader in firefighting and well control, has unveiled its new subsea capping stack for response to a global deepwater well control incident.   The subsea capping stack, located in Singapore, is a part of Wild Well’s comprehensive emergency response system, WellCONTAINED™, which provides […]

Searcher Seismic Begins Acquisition of Mialara 2D Survey

Searcher Seismic Begins Acquisition of Mialara 2D Survey

Searcher Seismic in cooperation with the Philippines Department of Energy, and in conjunction with SeaBird Exploration, announces that acquisition of the Mialara 2D seismic survey, East of Palawan in the Philippines has started. The ~5,000 km survey over a 10 by 10 km grid in the Mialara sub-basin includes coverage over the PECR5 bid round […]

Trelleborg’s Cable Protection for Phase Two of Fukushima Forward Project

Trelleborg’s Cable Protection for Phase Two of Fukushima Forward Project

Trelleborg’s offshore operation has secured a contract to supply its range of high performance cable protection, for phase two of the prestigious offshore wind farm Fukushima Forward Project, lead by Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry. Following a successful delivery of phase one, Trelleborg has been selected to provide its distributed buoyancy modules (DBM), […]

Another Contract for EMGS in Norwegian Sea

Another Contract for EMGS in Norwegian Sea

Electromagnetic Geoservices ASA (EMGS) has received a contract from an oil and gas company worth USD 1.0 million for acquisition of 3D EM data in the Norwegian Sea. The Company will be using the vessel Atlantic Guardian. Acquisition is scheduled to be completed early in October, after which the vessel is scheduled to go directly […]

Dolphin Cleared for Russian Gig

Dolphin Cleared for Russian Gig

Dolphin has received confirmation from the Export Control Division of the Norwegian Foreign Department that the recently announced contract in the Kara Sea is not subject to the current trade restrictive measures against Russia. Atle Jacobsen, Dolphin CEO, stated: “Dolphin is extremely appreciative of the prompt reply and clear guidance from the Norwegian Authorities on this difficult matter. […]







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