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Published Nov 3, 2015
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Exploration extracts

Apache makes significant North Sea discoveries
Apache Corporation announced significant discoveries on two exploration wells in the Beryl area of the U.K. North Sea. The company also drilled two...

Statoil to explore offshore South Africa
Far Ltd. commences drilling offshore Senegal
Buru Energy provides drilling update
Ophir encounters n hydrocarbons at G4/50-10 exploration well
Statoil to explore offshore Mozambique
Buru Energy provides updates on drilling at Senagi 1 well
Chevron announces successful appraisal of Anchor Discovery in the Deepwater GoM
Rig market

Keppel FELS delivers eighth rig of the year safely and on time
Keppel FELS, a wholly owned subsidiary of Keppel Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M) has delivered ARABDRILL 70, a KFELS B Class jackup rig, to Arabian Drilling Company (ADC). It was completed three days ahead of schedule, on budget and with a perfect safety record. ARABDRILL 70 is the fourth KFELS B Class jackup rig to work for ADC....

Statoil cancels rig contract with Songa Trym
Transocean Ltd. shareholders elect Jeremy D. Thigpen as Director

Pacific Drilling rescinds Pacific Zonda construction contract
Bollsta Dolphin terminates contract with HHI for newbuild semisub
Supplier Contracts

Technip awarded technology license and process design package contract for grassroots ethylene cracker
Technip has entered into a contract to supply its proprietary ethylene technology and PDP(1) to PTTGC America LLC (PTTGCA), a subsidiary...

TWMA awarded two major contracts
Centrica signs long-term partnership agreements for the North Sea
Bilfinger strengthens relationship with Maersk Oil
Wood Group wins new global subsea contract with BP
Global Maritime Deep Sea Mooring awarded Lundin Norway...
Coretrax complete decommissioning contract with Hess...
Technip awarded a substantial contract to supply flexible pipes for the Libra field
Company news / Financial

Gassco takes over the operatorship of the new Utsira High gas pipe
Gassco has taken over the operatorship of the new Utsira High gas pipe (UHGP), which will transport rich gas to Britain’s Scottish Area Gas Evacuation (Sage) system and St Fergus in Scotland. Running for 94 kilometres, this pipeline starts at the Edvard Grieg field about 57 kilometres north of Sleipner in the northern North Sea...

Sunshine Oilsands extends closing of private placement
WISON granted over 4-billion-RMB line of credit
Shell completes two Downstream divestments
Orca enters into loan agreement with IFC
Traverse Energy closes private placement financing
Subsea UK to build regional hub in South of England
Ashtead Technology invests $300,000 in New Underwater Technology

New energy business

Statoil to Build the World’s First Floating Wind Farm: Hywind Scotland
Statoil has made the final investment decision to build the world’s first floating wind farm: The Hywind pilot park offshore Peterhead in Aberdeenshire, Scotland...

First Solar, Strata sign 400MW deal for 2017-18 module deliveries
DONG Energy to build the world’s biggest offshore wind farm
Oldbaum and Leosphere announce 1GW of offshore wind data campaigns underway at French sites


Centrica Energy boosting production from York field
Work has started to unlock new gas reserves and boost production from a field in the North Sea following nearly £80million of investment...

Ithaca Energy completes RBL redetermination
Bass Strait receives approval from NOPTA
Noble Energy makes early start-up at Big Bend
Nighthawk Energy provides drilling program and production update
EnQuest achieves first oil from Alma/Galia development


Cyberhawk completes ROAV internal tank inspection for Maersk Oil
Cyberhawk Innovations has completed its first ever ROAV inspection of a cargo oil tank on an operational FPSO. After significant research and development...

India’s InSteel to improve productivity with AVEVA Bocad
Ocean Signal introduces rescueME MOB1 at Europort
MAN delivers world's largest screw compressor for Dry Lime Akzo...
EMGS reports multi-client sales from its Barents Sea library
...Process technologies boosted with Big-Bag Handling
BP study sees technology boosting energy supplies and providing path to lower carbon future

Shipping / Yard News

Advanced Kongsberg Evotec ROV LARS Chosen for new diving support vessel
Kongsberg Evotec, a fully owned subsidiary of Kongsberg Maritime, has entered an agreement with CSSC Huangpu Shipyard in Guangzhou...

MAST adopts the international code of conduct association stds
N-Sea successfully completes unexploded ordnance campaign
Moore Stephens says ship operating costs are set to increase for 2015 and 2016

General News

ExxonMobil to expand Rotterdam Hydrocracker to produce higher-value products
ExxonMobil will expand the hydrocracker unit at its Rotterdam refinery to upgrade heavier byproducts into cleaner, higher-value finished products, including...

Industry professionals offer advice on surviving current economic...
Rosneft and ExxonMobil declared winners of the Mozambique...
EIA says U.S. distillate stocks fall 2.951 million barrels
Aberdeen young professionals to host inter-disciplinary...
Rosneft signs agreement of cooperation with Ministry of Foreign...
New study reveals insight on collaboration, data analysis and cultural change in oil and gas

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