Newscap week 7

Published Feb 10, 2015

Scandoil Newsletter

Exploration extracts

Statoil reports exploration success in the Krafla area
Operator Statoil has together with PL035 partners completed a two-well programme in the Krafla area in the North Sea. Since 2011 significant new recoverable resources have been proven in the area. The Krafla Main Tarbert appraisal well and the small oil discovery in the Krafla North prospect in...

Energean submits two new bids in Western Greece
Sterling Resources to plug and abandon Crosgan appraisal well
Petrolia Norway plugs and abandons Zulu exploration well as...
LGX Oil + Gas announces results of successful 2014 drilling...
Chevron acquires exploration interests in Mauritania
Rose Petroleum reports successful Mancos drilling programme
Rig market

Baker Hughes announces January 2015 rig counts
Baker Hughes Incorporated announced that the international rig count for January 2015 was 1,258, down 55 from the 1,313 counted...

U.S. onshore rig count drops sharply despite a rising oil price
Lamprell delivers Jackup Jindal Pioneer to Dev Drilling of...
US rig count drops sharply sparking oil price rally
Supplier Contracts

ABB wins contract worth $50 million for PETRONAS floating LNG facilities
ABB has won a contract worth more than $50 million to supply the electrical system for one of the world’s first commercial...

Flextech kick-starts 2015 with double contract win
Upstream Production Solutions awarded Australia Pacific LNG...
Petrofac secures two strategic services agreements in Algeria
Saipem awarded contract for the Kashagan field
Technip awarded contract for new EBSM plant in China
Wood Group Kenny wins FEED contract for Greater Western Flank phase 2 project
Company news / Financial

Petrobras elects new CEO and Executive Officers
Petrobras informs that its Board of Directors, in a meeting held today, has approved with majority vote the election of Aldemir Bendine as CEO of Petrobras replacing the current CEO, Maria das Graças Silva Foster. Maria das Graças Silva Foster is also leaving the...

INPEX sells interest in Louisiana block SL20183 in the US to Sibley
Seplat completes acquisition of stakes in OML 53, OML 55 in...
MATCOR opens new office in India
Hawker Energy completes acquisition of TEG Oil & Gas USA
Weatherford begin workforce reduction of 5000
Hempel to acquire Jones-Blair Company
EMC acquires GIS, strengthens offshore global connectivity...
C & C Technologies to be acquired by Oceaneering International

New energy business

DONG Energy acquires ownership of Hornsea Project One offshore wind farm development
DONG Energy has acquired the remaining 66.66% ownership interest in the UK offshore wind development Hornsea Project One...

AEG Power chosen by Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL) for nuclear-standard proven power solution


INPEX begins development drilling for Ichthys LNG project
Inpex Corporation (INPEX) says that the INPEX-operated Ichthys LNG project commenced drilling at the Ichthys gas-condensate field, about 200km off the Western Australian coast. The first development well was spudded on February 3...

MEO to relinquish rights to certain blocks within the Blackwood...
Gulf Keystone recommences oil supply for local Kurdistan use
Solo Oil provides update on Kiliwani North gas field in Tanzania
Noreco produced 4 353 boe per day in January 2015
Real Energy increases acreage in Cooper Basin
EQT Corporation proved reserves increase 29%
CNOOC's Jinzhou 9-3 project commences production
Mosman to commence flow testing following positive technical report results


UtStord 3D seismic survey covers the new Zulu discovery, Norway
Searcher’s UtStord 3D seismic survey includes coverage to the new Zulu gas discovery by Lundin, which is close to the giant Johan...

Tycan® chains with Dyneema® replace steel chains for lashing...
Wellsite Rental Services incorporates flush mounted slips into...
Weatherford introduces new FracAdvisor™Services offering
Searcher announces 2015 GroupSeis campaign
Spectrum commences new offshore 2D multi-client seismic project

Shipping / Yard News

VERHOEF launches first Electric Powered Freefall Lifeboat
VERHOEF, the Dutch Builder of aluminium FREEFALL LIFEBOATS has now successfully performed full scale tests with the first freefall lifeboat, powered by an electric motor...

Cosco Shipyard delivers 2 platform supply vessels
Strategic Marine launches Offshore 40 Generation Three crew boat
Heavy Lift and pipelaying vessel Gobal 1200 up for upgrade at Damen

General News

Field Operator of the Year award to Det norske
Det norske is the winner of the Field Operator of the Year award for excellent operation of the Greater Alvheim Area...

Statoil appoints Eldar Sætre as new President and CEO
Contracting levels in Oil-Gas industry on decline according to EIC...

Platts Survey: OPEC Pumps 29.94 Million Barrels of Crude Oil...
Helge Lund starts as BG Group Chief Executive
Three companies team up to deliver a DNVGL-qualified deepwater lowering system

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