Newscap week 50

Published Dec 8, 2015

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Exploration extracts

Norwegian Petroleum Directorate: 26 companies apply for exploration acreage
The application deadline for production licences in the 23 licensing round expired on 2 December, and 26 companies had applied for exploration acreage by the end of the deadline.This licensing round comprises 57 announced blocks or parts of blocks, 3 of which are in the Norwegian Sea and 54 in the Barents Sea. 34 of the announced...

Volga Gas drilling well in Karpenskiy Licence Area
Petsec Energy drills the Hummer exploration prospect
Lundin Petroleum commences Imbok exploration well, offshore...
Marathon Oil plug and abandon Solomon exploration well
Jura Energy commences drilling in Sara Lease
Quadrant Energy continues drilling at Roc-1 well
Rig market

Transocean Ltd. awarded two year contract for The Henry Goodrich
Transocean Ltd. says that the harsh-environment semisubmersible Henry Goodrich was awarded a two year contract with Husky Oil Operations Limited offshore Canada at a dayrate of $275,000...

Baker Hughes announces weekly rig counts
North Atlantic Drilling reaches agreement with Jurong Shipyard
PPL Shipyard serves a termination notice on Marco Polo
KSE Drilling Rig KS Discoverer 3 awarded US$4.1 million contract in Pakistan
Supplier Contracts

Tracerco to provide smart tracer technology for new wells in Statoil’s Mariner field
International oil and gas service provider, Tracerco, part of FTSE100 firm Johnson Matthey Plc has landed a contract to provide smart tracer technology for flow measurement of six new wells in Statoil’s Maureen reservoir of the Mariner field in the UK North Sea. Heavy oil was discovered at the field in 1981, but has remained...

Wärtsilä delivers LNG-fired peaking power plant to Kerala, India
PDi secures £1.5m contract in Nigeria
Harkand secures three-year contract in Angola
Fluor completes Isononanol plant project for BASF and Sinopec in...
Technip awarded furnaces contract for Unipetrol Ethylene plant in...
Thalassa Holdings signs new seismic services contract with ConocoPhillips
Company news / Financial

Wood Group acquires The Infinity Group for an initial consideration of $150 million
Wood Group has agreed to acquire The Infinity Group (Infinity), a privately owned Texas Gulf Coast industrial construction and maintenance contractor serving the petrochemical, refining and gas processing sectors...

Douglas Westwood and Hannon Westwood unite as part of the...
Gazprom: Russian gas export to France grows by 32 percent 11...
Lime Petroleum acquires additional 10% share in PL707
Suncor Energy extends Canadian Oil Sands offer to January 8,...
EMGS reports multi-client sales from its library in Brazil
Xodus delivers AUS $1.5 million contract for INPEX LNG mega...
Kårstø awarded assignment for Mjørud AS

New energy business

Another EUR 5.1 million to Minesto's Deep Green technology
Marine renewable energy company Minesto, has together with eight partners received EUR 5.1 million, to develop the Deep Green technology within a project named PowerKite. The project will be...

Solar3D closes the acquisition of Elite Solar
The Carbon Trust: New collaborative approach can reduce cost of clean energy by US$550 billion by 2025


CNOOC Limited signs PSC with Husky
CNOOC Limited says that its parent company, China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC), has signed production sharing contract (PSC) with Husky Oil Operations (China) Limited (Husky) for Block 15/33...

Pantheon Resources completes drilling operations on the VOS#1...
Roxi Petroleum provides update on operations at BNG
Atlantic Petroleum provides November 2015 production figures
MEO Australia updates on Tassie Shoal projects
Lekoil acquires Afren's participating interest in OPL 310
NOVATEK launches commercial production at the Yarudeyskoye...
Providence Resources to acquire a 60% interest in Offshore Petroleum Lease 1


Seatronics delivers significant cost savings with Meridian Ocean Services in Mexico
Seatronics, an Acteon company, has successfully completed a project with marine services organisation Meridian Ocean Services (Meridian) in Mexico. The aim of the project was to inspect and chart...

Offshore Technical Compliance introduce new digital pressure...
CGG GeoConsulting introduces Seep Explorer and GLOGOS
Ziebel celebrates milestone with 100th Z-Rod® intervention
FARO® releases CAM2® Measure 10 – Probing
Dometic introduces new Sea Xchange CX Watermaker

Shipping / Yard News

OSD develops new RLWI / IMR vessel for upstream - Austin Offshore
OSD-IMT, the UK division of Netherlands-based Offshore Ship Designers (OSD), is designing two 120 m IMT9120 Riserless Light Well Intervention / IMR vessels for Austin Offshore Pte Ltd, the shipping arm...

CGG extends "Best-in-Class" customised VSAT for further 5 years
Drydocks World celebrates the UAE’s 44 years of success
Cathelco supply equipment for Keppel projects in Singapore
North Star Shipping awarded prestigous health and safety... award
Solstad Offshore awarded multiple year agreement for the DLB “Norce Endeavour”

General News

New private sector body targets sustainable economic future for North-east Scotland
A new private sector led body, focused on ensuring a sustainable economic future for North-east-Scotland, has been launched following extensive consultation with the region’s business community...

Islamic State monthly revenue totals $80 million, IHS says
Anadarko achieves new Mozambique LNG milestones
Corvus Energy presents case study with Lloyd’s Register
SPE Aberdeen Section appoints new Chairman
Alba B3 compression platform sets sail for Equatorial Guinea

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