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Canadian Natural Finds Oil Offshore Ivory Coast

April 17, 2014

Canadian Natural Resources Limited informed that the Saphir-1XB well has encountered an accumulation of light oil in the deepwater frontier exploration play in Block CI-514 offshore Cote d’Ivoire. The well was drilled by a semi-submersible rig in a water depth of 2,300 meters and reached a total depth of 4,655 meters. The well encountered a… Continue Reading »

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Mosman Inks Land Agreements for Drilling in NZ’s Petroleum Creek Project

April 17, 2014

Mosman Oil and Gas Limited, a New Zealand and Australia focused oil exploration and development company, disclosed Monday that it has signed agreements with Landcorp and a local farmer to access land in preparation for the commencement of drilling of Crossroads-1 and Crestal-1 wells in the Petroleum Creek Project in petroleum exploration permit (PEP) 38526 in New… Continue Reading »

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Oceanlinx Plans to Salvage Its Wave Generator from Carrickalinga

April 17, 2014

Oceanlinx, an Australian wave energy company, is in the process of planning the removal of its wave energy generator southwest of Adelaide. The so-called “greenWAVE“ unit was damaged last month during tow operations  in shallow waters and now it is stranded off the coast of Carrickalinga. The Transport Department has met with the Carrickalinga residents… Continue Reading »

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Seadrill Sells 4% Interest in SapuraKencana for $300M, Still Holds 8% Stake

April 17, 2014

Seadrill Limited disclosed Wednesday that it has sold 230 million shares of SapuraKencana Petroleum Berhad raising approximately $300 million in proceeds. The total economic gain realized from this sale is approximately $165 million. Following the completion of this transaction Seadrill will continue to own approximately 490 million shares, representing an approximate 8 percent ownership stake in SapuraKencana…. Continue Reading »

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Iraq Approves S.Korea’s Daewoo $588.8M Oilfield Contract

April 16, 2014

Iraq’s cabinet approved Tuesday an $588.8 million oilfield service contract with South Korea’s Daewoo Engineering & Construction (047040.KS) for the development of the Zubair oil field, the cabinet said in a statement. Under the contract, Daewoo E&C will handle engineering, procurement and construction work for a gas separation facility at the giant Zubair oilfield in… Continue Reading »

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Offshore Rig Takes on Water, Anadarko Halts Ops in GOM

April 16, 2014

Anadarko Petroleum Corp. has suspended operations on an offshore drilling rig Tuesday after being hit by a large storm wave in the Gulf of Mexico at around 3 a.m., John Christiansen, Anadarko’s director of External Communications, told Rigzone. The incident happened about 130 miles from Galveston. Large waves associated with a recent cold front caused… Continue Reading »

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Divers search for missing passengers of South Korean Ferry

April 16, 2014

300 passengers are still missing and 6 were confirmed dead South Korean ferry sank off which includes three 17-year-old high school students and member of ferry’s crew. 164 passengers were rescued so far, 55 were being treated for injuries according to the South Korean government minister. “The ship began tilting all of a sudden, and… Continue Reading »

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Technip, Heerema Awarded $3.5 Bln Subsea Contract by Total

April 16, 2014

Technip and Heerema Marine Contractors, have signed a major lump-sum contract with Total E&P Angola for the engineering, procurement, construction, installation (EPCI) and pre-commissioning for the SURF (subsea umbilicals, risers and flowlines) part of the Kaombo project, located in Block 32 offshore Angola. The contract is valued at approximately  $3.5 billion with a Technip share… Continue Reading »

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Goliath Installs Jacket Pin Piles at Baltic 2 Offshore Wind Farm

April 15, 2014

In an email statement the Company confirmed that the installation has been completed on the wind farm located about 32 km north of Ruegen Island in the western part of the Baltic Sea. As reNews reported, the jack-up vessel Goliath completed the work of driving the piles at the location of each of 41 jackets…. Continue Reading »

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Top 5 Advantages of getting Offshore Oil Rig Job

April 15, 2014

1. Good pay and benefits Although this career can be very tough, it is very rewarding. An entry level can earn US $50,000 – US $80,000 per annum and this only involves working 6 months out of the year. Other technical and professional positions can make US $70,000 – US $220,000 per annum. Most companies provides major medical insurance, life insurance,… Continue Reading »

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