Newscap week 16

Published Apr 14, 2015

Scandoil Newsletter

Exploration extracts

Statoil makers another gas discovery in the Aasta Hansteen area
Operator Statoil has together with PL602 partners made a gas discovery in the Roald Rygg prospect in the Norwegian Sea. This is the second...

Statoil makes oil discovery in Gulf of Mexico
Falkland Oil and Gas makes change to drilling programme
Karoon Gas encounters hydrocarbons at Echidna-1 exploration...
NUTECH identifies major international oil discovery
Faroe Petroleum makes minor discovery at Skirne East...
Rockhopper Exploration spuds 14/20-1 well 'Isobel Deep'
Woodside Petroleum makes gas discovery at Pyxis-1 exploration...
Rig market

Baker Hughes suspends quarterly publication of the U.S. onshore well count
Baker Hughes Incorporated says that effective immediately it has suspended the quarterly publication of the U.S. onshore well count. In response to the...

NPD grants Talisman Energy drilling permit for well 15/12-24S
Drydocks World achieved major rig repair turnaround in 28 days
Supplier Contracts

IKM Testing awarded Statoil Mariner project contract
IKM Testing has been awarded a major contract for Commissioning services by Statoil UK Ltd. on the Mariner topside project currently under construction in Korea...

Technip wins subsea contract on Triton FPSO
Subsea 7 S.A. awarded contract offshore Brazil
GE signs a MoU with Pertamina Drilling Services Indonesia
Deep Down secures orders worth $4.8 million
Zenith Energy successfully completes first UK well mgmt project
Adept Solutions secures clutch of new contracts
Total E & P Angola awards Kaombo Marine Warranty Services contract to DNV GL
Company news / Financial

Halliburton to separately sell businesses in connection with pending Baker Hughes acquisition
Halliburton Company will separately market for sale the company's Fixed Cutter and Roller Cone Drill Bits, Directional Drilling...

Apache Corporation agrees to sell Australian operations for $2.1 B
TGS announces cost reduction program, reduces workforce by...
Woodside Petroleum closes purchase of Apache interests in...
Start Scientific to acquire Quality Energy Solutions
Murphy Oil transfers operatorship of Ntem Concession to Sterling...
Getech completes acquisition of ERCL
EMAS Offshore maintains profitability, despite oil and gas environment

New energy business

World’s first floating tidal BlueTEC platform ready for electricity generation
Today the first BlueTEC Tidal Energy platform was formally named by the Mayor of Texel, the Netherlands. The floating platform, which holds tidal...

AE Solar offers a "solar power plant for all"
DONG Energy takes over US offshore wind development project
The Switch’s permanent magnet generator chosen for Atlantis tidal turbine


Tap Oil successfully completes eleven Manora development wells
Tap Oil Limited provides an update on Manora production and development drilling at the Manora Oil Development in the Northern...

BPZ Energy suspends Corvina well as potential future gas...
Royale Energy completes Nugget well with 1108mcf per day
Transatlantic Petroleum updates average net production rate
Iona Energy resumes normal operations on the Huntington field
Madalena Energy completes testing on Loma Montosa formation
AWE Limited brings Pateke-4H well onto production
Atlantic Petroleum provides March 2015 production update


Polarcus at 50% completion on Capreolus
Polarcus has now reached the 50% completion milestone in the acquisition of the Capreolus 3D multi-client project, the largest single 3D survey ever...

Essar Oil (UK) selects Aspect's Energy Trade And Risk...
EMGS provides vessel update and activity for the first quarter 2015
Liquid cooling in Siemens converters reduces energy consumption
Ikon Science adds new RokDoc® SDC Plug-in for Petrel
Bestobell Marine breaks into LNG re-liquefaction market
Dolphin: Improved seismic visibility for 2015
DBR’s success in marine & offshore container gensets continues

Shipping / Yard News

Olympic Bibby officially christened at ceremony in Norway
On Thursday 9 April, the official naming ceremony took place for IRM (Inspection Repair and Maintenance) light construction vessel the Olympic Bibby, at the Kleven Shipyard, Norway...

Chevron’s Taro Special HT 100 gains interim NOL for Wärtsilä...
Drydocks World exceeds record with 37 projects in the yard
Filtersafe® is providing 40 micron filters For BALPURE® Ballast Water Systems in New BP Oil Tankers

General News

Shell capitalizes on low oil to drive advancement for gas, LNG
Shell has become the first major to take proper advantage of the low oil price, taking out a company that it has long been interested in buying: BG...

T.D. Williamson names new President and CEO
DeeThree Exploration reorganise to create two oil-focused...
ABB Consulting launches major decommissioning study
Pancontinental withdraws from Kenya Block L10B
Trinity Exploration to launch a strategic review of options
Petrofac awarded development project by INPEX in Australia

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