Newscap week 40

Published Sep 29, 2015

Scandoil Newsletter

Exploration extracts

Faroe commences drilling Blink exploration well in the Norwegian Sea
Faroe Petroleum has commenced the second Pil/Bue follow-up well with the spudding of exploration well 6406/12-5 S (Faroe 25%) on the Blink prospect.The Blink prospect is located in the Norwegian Sea in Licence PL586, which also contains the significant Pil and Bue discoveries (announced in 2014). The licence is located in proximity to the producing Njord field (Faroe 7.5%)...

Shell updates on Alaska exploration
BG Group to explore offshore Newfoundland
Noble Energy to plug and abandon Cheetah exploration well
RoyalGate Energy to drill Block Z in first-quarter 2016
Falkland Oil to recommence drilling of Humpback well
Pan Orient updates Akeh-1 exploration well drilling
Rockhopper Exploration to drill another well on the Isobel/Elaine...
Independent Oil makes significant progress towards drilling the Skipper well
Rig market

Baker Hughes announces weekly rig counts
Baker Hughes Incorporated has posted Weekly Rig Count reports to its Investor Relations website. U.S. Rig Count is down 4 rigs from last week to 838, with oil rigs down 4 to 640...

Transocean Ltd. provides Brazil information
88 Energy announces mobilisation of Kuukpik Rig 5
Transocean Ltd. provides fleet update summary
Seadrill receives notice of contract cancellation for the West Mira
Training on the world’s most advanced drilling and engineering simulator, now available in the US
Supplier Contracts

DOF Management secures contract for Skandi Responder
DOF ASA's subsidiary DOF Management Pte. has agreed a 4 + 4 months contract with Chevron in Australia. The vessel Skandi Responder, owned by Vard Holdings Limited...

OneSubsea awarded FEED contract for Greater Enfield Area...v
Wärtsilä secures 40 MW industrial power plant contract in...

FMC Technologies awarded contract for Shell Appomattox
GE Oil & Gas signs Chevron service deal
Bilfinger Salamis UK increases SNS and CNS presence with...
Prosep signs CO2 membrane agreement with Generon
Petrofac secures contract with Tatweer Petroleum
EMGS signs agreement with Directorate General of Hydrocarbons in India
Company news / Financial

Wood Group acquires Automated Technology Group
Wood Group has acquired Automated Technology Group (ATG), one of the UK's largest independent suppliers of control and power solutions for industrial...

Rockhopper announces pre-emption of proposed acquisition in...
Prysmian acquires... Gulf Coast Downhole Technologies
Wilhelmsen Ships Service acquires TIMM AS.
Trinity Exploration introduces cost reduction measures
Parker Hannifin unveils new win strategy at New York investor...
EOR to acquire interest in Wailawi oil & gas project
Hague and London Oil to acquire interest in Duyung PSC
PDi strengthens market position


CLNG starts LNG production on schedule
Santos says that the GLNG project has started producing its first liquefied natural gas (LNG) on Curtis Island, Queensland, on schedule and within budget...

Buru Energy commences testing of Praslin 1 well
Mart Resources provides August 2015 production figures
Stone Energy provides production and operations update
LGO begins first significant new Goudron Sandstone oil production
Winchester begins commercial oil production from White Hat 21...
Premier Oil provides update on recent operational activities
NPD investments to boost production from the Gullfaks field


Baker Hughes introduces solution to maximize capital efficiency in mature assets
Baker Hughes announced the commercial release of its DeclineShift™ mature asset solution, which helps operators maximize capital efficiency...

Ferguson launches offshore tank fleet at ESNAAD open day
Halliburton releases next-generation Acoustic evaluation service
N-Sea recognised for commitment to research & development
SPX Hydraulic technologies launches two new flange spreader kits
Ikon Science launches RokDoc® 6.3, A Geoprediction platform
ExxonMobil awards ISAPT sand screen license to Schlumberger

Shipping / Yard News

INPEX-operated Ichthys LNG project floats world’s largest semi-submersible
INPEX CORPORATION (INPEX) says that the INPEX-operated Ichthys LNG Project safely launched its central processing facility (CPF) on 19 September 2015 from the offshore floating dock at the Samsung Heavy Industries shipyard in Geoje, South Korea, where it is being constructed...

Shipping confidence levels rise to 2015 high
Amminex receives EU funding to demonstrate technology
IMarEST publishes seminal Metocean Procedures Guide
Vard secures charter contract for PSV delivered from Vietnam
Vard secures contracts for two light construction vessels for Topaz Energy and Marine

General News

Troll oil for 20 years!
This week it is 20 years since the start of oil production from the Troll field. The 20 year-old can look back on enormous wealth, with 1.56 billion barrels produced so far and NOK 460 billion in income. “Troll oil is the impossible made possible. Only a few believed in extracting the thin oil zone at Troll, and through a burning desire to make it happen, determination...

Xodus enters Phase 2 of pioneering research into multiphase flow
Subsea UK arranges South and South-west events for offshore...

Wood Group supports MWCC’s well containment training
Kosmos Energy withdraws from Porcupine Basin
Subsea UK on a mission to strengthen ties with Mexico
Bibby Offshore provides Lifeline to oil and gas industry

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