Newscap week 7

Published Feb 16, 2016

Scandoil Newsletter

Exploration extracts

Statoil strengthens its position in Uruguay
Statoil has signed a farm-in agreement with Tullow to acquire a 35% working interest in offshore exploration block 15 in the Pelotas basin, deepening its position in Uruguay...

Tap Oil estimates Manora's reserves in the Gulf of Thailand
Europa Oil & Gas increases offshore Ireland acreage
Strategic to spud its fourth well of the winter drilling program
Pura Vida plans to drill a second well in Mazagan permit Off...
Woodside Petroleum makes second gas discovery in Myanmar
Sound Energy commences ground works on Tendrara licence
Cooper Energy to sell Indonesian exploration assets to Mandala...
Rig market

Baker Hughes releases weekly rig counts
Baker Hughes Incorporated has posted Weekly Rig Count reports to its Investor Relations website. U.S. Rig Count is down 30 rigs from last week to 541, with oil rigs down 28 to 439, and...

Noble Corporation declares settlement with Paragon Offshore
Premier Oil terminates drilling contract with Ocean Rig UDW
Transocean Ltd. issues fleet status report
Blackstone forms partnership for offshore oil & gas drilling services
Transocean terminates rig contract with Murphy
Supplier Contracts

AGR named as CCS technical advisor to state-owned Gassnova
AGR has finalised a Frame Agreement to act as technical advisors to Norwegian state-owned Gassnova, as the country progresses with its Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) development....

Technip awarded fabrication and installation contracts by Statoil...
Heerema awarded Oseberg Vestflanken 2 contract from Statoil
Forsys Subsea awarded subsea FEED contract for Trestakk field...
SPIE secures two service agreements in the Middle East
OpenLink signed by Switzerland-based energy provider, MET...
Petrofac secures well management contract in the UKCS
Neptune awarded Kitan disconnection contract
Rockhopper Exploration declares FEED award for surf and flexibles
Williams Partners to serve two gulf coast LNG export facilities
ProSep technology selected for Statoil’s Gudrun platform
Technip awarded a subsea contract by DGE in the GoM
Company news / Financial

Permasense increases global reach with Asia-Pacific base
Permasense has opened a base in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to serve the Asia-Pacific region. Say-Heng Ng has been appointed as President of Permasense Asia-Pacific to lead the operation...

OMV initiates process to sell OMV Petrol Ofisi
Rosneft and BP obtain regulatory approvals to dissolve ... JV
Yuma Energy and Davis Petroleum enters into merger agreement
PA Resources divests its North Sea assets to Petrogas
Safelink expands operations into the Asia-Pacific region
Shell sells its stake in UK North Sea Maclure oil and gas field to Nobel Upstream

New energy business

New recommendations for novel materials in renewable energy
Following the landmark climate accord in Paris, the world is looking to a rapid upscaling of wind and solar energy in the energy mix in the coming decade and beyond. This will only be made possible, says DNV GL, with concomitant developments in materials, including: alternative semiconductor material in photovoltaics...

Protea launches wind farm service crane
Corvus Energy wins Environmental Award

BP Energy Outlook: Transition to a lower carbon future
DONG Energy divests 50% of the Burbo Bank Extension to PKA and the LEGO Group


BP to extend licence and develop second phase of major Khazzan gas field
BP and Oman Oil signed a heads of agreement with the Government of the Sultanate of Oman committing to amend the Oman Block 61 exploration and production sharing agreement (EPSA), extending the licence...

Exillon Energy declares January 2016 production figures
IEA releases Oil Market Report for February
Basic Energy Services reports selected operating data for January...
Pilot Energy receives approval for farm-in to Empire's onshore...
ShaMaran reports increase in Atrush year-end reserves estimate
Whitecap Resources makes 27% increase to 2015 year-end...


Delphian Ballistics reaches key commercial milestone
A north-east technology company is celebrating a key milestone in the commercialisation of its product, with potential to transform the global oil and gas industry...

NUTECH partners with WellDatabase, introduces NuQuest
Dril-Quip to establish Singapore R&D facility
MAN Diesel & Turbo MGT gas turbines consolidate market position
Researchers size up North Sea offshore workers’ helicopter escape potential

Shipping / Yard News

Optimarin to retrofit world’s only purpose built monohull accommodation vessel
Optimarin has won a contract to install its Optimarin Ballast System (OBS) on Østensjø Rederi’s Edda Fides, the world’s only purpose built monohull accommodation vessel...

Bhagwan Marine acquires Delta Subsea
OSD develops new series of multipurpose tractor tugs

Bhagwan Marine secures contract in Russia's Far East

Rosneft and Pietro Barbaro to jointly enter global shipping markets
OSD designs IMT2001 Scientific Research Vessel for TORI
Golar LNG sells Golar Tundra to Golar LNG Partners LP

General News

Aker Solutions to deliver concept study on future Johan Sverdrup phases
Aker Solutions will deliver a concept study on a new processing platform for future phases of the Statoil-operated Johan Sverdrup North Sea field, Norway's largest oil find in three decades. The study includes design solutions for a tie-in of the platform and future satellites to the field center that is being developed in the project's first phase. The work will be carried out by Aker Solutions in Oslo and Stavanger and will be delivered in the summer...

Expro appoints Mike Jardon as Chief Executive Officer
Decom North Sea calls for industry experience
TransCanada plans $42 billion in near-, long-term capital projects
UK Subsea firms to explore opportunities down under
Frontera and UkrGasVydobuvannya sign strategic MoU
Official programme released for Biennial industry event

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