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Canadian Natural Finds Oil Offshore Ivory Coast

Canadian Natural Finds Oil Offshore Ivory Coast

Canadian Natural Resources Limited informed that the Saphir-1XB well has encountered an accumulation of light oil in the deepwater frontier exploration play in Block CI-514 offshore Cote d’Ivoire. The well was drilled by a semi-submersible rig in a water depth of 2,300 meters and reached a total depth of 4,655 meters. The well encountered a […]

Preparations Made for Casing Installation at Poseidon North-1 Well

Preparations Made for Casing Installation at Poseidon North-1 Well

At 0600 WST on 17 April 2014, the hole at Poseidon North-1 exploration well was at a depth of 3,820 mRT and preparations were being made to install the 9-5/8″ casing, Karoon Gas informed. Since the 4 April 2014 Poseidon North-1 Progress Report, the cement casing shoe was drilled out and the 12-1/4″ hole section […]

Providence to Begin 2D Seismic Project at Newgrange

Providence to Begin 2D Seismic Project at Newgrange

Providence Resources P.l.c., the Irish oil and gas exploration and development company, provided an update on Licensing Option 11/11 (Newgrange). Providence Resources (80%, Operator) and Sosina Exploration (20%) were awarded Newgrange as part of the 2011 Irish Atlantic Margin Licensing Round. The Newgrange area lies in c. 1,000 metre water depth in the Goban Spur […]

Shell Encounters Gas in Rosmari-1 Well Off Malaysia

Shell Encounters Gas in Rosmari-1 Well Off Malaysia

Shell announced an exploration discovery offshore Malaysia. The successful ‘Rosmari-1’ well is located 135 kilometres offshore in Block SK318, and was drilled to a total depth of 2,123 metres. The well encountered more than 450 metres of gas column. With further exploration planned, the finding is a positive indicator of the gas potential in an […]

PHOTO: Kvaerner’s Jacket En Route to Edvard Grieg Field

PHOTO: Kvaerner’s Jacket En Route to Edvard Grieg Field

After the recent naming ceremony, Kvaerner announced yesterday that the Edvard Grieg jacket of 14 500 tones has left the yard in Verdal. The “Solveig” jacket is heading south to be installed at Lundin Norway’s Edvard Grieg field in the central North Sea. The jacket will be installed in circa 110-115 meters water depth. The […]

PHOTO: SHI Delivers Maersk Valiant Drillship to Maersk Drilling

PHOTO: SHI Delivers Maersk Valiant Drillship to Maersk Drilling

Maersk Drilling’s second drillship, Maersk Valiant, was delivered Wednesday 16 April 2014 from the Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) shipyard in Geoje-Si, South Korea. Maersk Valiant has begun its voyage towards the US Gulf of Mexico via Singapore to commence a two year contract with ConocoPhillips and Marathon Oil Corporation. Maersk Valiant is the second in […]

Ferry Sinks Offshore South Korea Leaving Two People Dead

Ferry Sinks Offshore South Korea Leaving Two People Dead

A ferry named “Sewol“ carrying over 400 people on board sank in the vicinity of the South Korean island of Jeju. According to the latest report from BBC, two people have died, at least 13 were injured and the search is ongoing for the missing persons. The passengers on the ship were mainly high school […]

TIME Joins AAE-1 Submarine Cable Project

TIME Joins AAE-1 Submarine Cable Project

TIME dotCom Berhad is going to participate in a consortium to build a new submarine cable system that will link Asia and Europe via the Middle East, further enhancing its global footprint. Together with 16 international service providers, TIME will construct and maintain the Asia-Africa-Europe-1 (AAE-1) submarine cable system, a high-capacity cable system linking Asia […]

Hallin Supports Subsea 7 in Field Development Project in Bay of Bengal

Hallin Supports Subsea 7 in Field Development Project in Bay of Bengal

Hallin Marine, a Superior Energy Services company, starts new subsea field development project in the Bay of Bengal working in support of Subsea 7. The project began in March and is expected to take three months. It is located in the G1 deepwater region of the highly productive G1-GS15 offshore production field. India has, after […]

No Significant Detections Found in Search for Flight MH370

No Significant Detections Found in Search for Flight MH370

After the second search for the missing MH370, the Bluefin-21 AUV was forced to resurface due to a technical issue. During the AUV’s time on deck the data gathered was downloaded and analysed, after which the AUV was redeployed to continue its search. Until now no significant detections were found. Australian Maritime Safety Authority plans […]







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