Big Oil’s `Rock Star’ in Congress Runs Rig Tours for Support

April 24, 2016

Congressman Steve Scalise leaned over the railing of the Chevron Corp. oil platform floating in inky blue waters 250 miles off the Louisiana coast and marveled to a cluster of lawmakers that it produces 75,000 barrels of crude every day. Scalise is one of the oil industry’s busiest tour guides in Congress. Eight times, he’s lured… Continue Reading »


GE, SapuraKencana in Asia Pacific Well Intervention Alliance

April 17, 2016

GE Oil & Gas and SapuraKencana Well Services have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) announcing an Asia Pacific wide agreement to deliver cost effective light well intervention services. The alliance should enable oil and gas operators to bring wells into production, deliver life-of field intervention services, as well as to suspend and abandon these wells later… Continue Reading »


NPD Favors Unmanned Platforms Option After Rambøll Study

April 8, 2016

Rambøll Oil & Gas has submitted a study which sheds light on the advantages and disadvantages of unmanned wellhead platforms. The study was commissioned by the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD), which has taken a positive view of unmanned wellhead platforms, considering concepts of this type to be an important contribution to good resource utilization and an… Continue Reading »


Fugro Seacore to Recover Rampion Lattice Met Mast

March 30, 2016

E.ON has filed an application to the Marine Management Organisation (MMO) to remove lattice met mast that collapsed at the Rampion offshore wind farm site. The lattice met mast collapsed in 2014 and sunk to the seabed alongside the met mast platform. Fugro Seacore, the company that installed the met mast on behalf of E.ON… Continue Reading »


Transocean, Schlumberger See Oil Industry Recovery Delayed

March 22, 2016

Leaders of the world’s largest suppliers of offshore drilling rigs and the services that go with them see the oil market recovery taking even longer than expected last year. Transocean Ltd. Chief Executive Officer Jeremy Thigpen expects it will have to wait at least another three years before his company can begin charging higher rates for… Continue Reading »


SLP Prepares Dudgeon Jacket

March 15, 2016

Sembmarine SLP has worked together with and ALE to upend and jack up the jacket structure, built for the Dudgeon offshore wind farm substation. Sembmarine SLP was awarded the EPC contract for the Dudgeon OWF’s substation platform in September 2014 by Siemens Transmission & Distribution Limited (STDL). The jacket structure uses suction bucket technology, a first… Continue Reading »


Baker Hughes: US Oil Drillers Cut Rigs For 11th Week In A Row

March 9, 2016

U.S. energy firms this week cut oil rigs for an 11th week in a row to the lowest level since December 2009, data showed on Friday, as Exxon Mobil Corp and other producers slashed their drilling rig count to focus on uncompleted wells amid low oil prices. Drillers removed eight oil rigs in the week… Continue Reading »


WATCH: Statoil Begins Production Drilling on Johan Sverdrup

March 2, 2016

Drilling has started on the first of a total of 35 wells to be drilled in the first phase of the Johan Sverdrup field development, Norway’s Statoil informed today. According to the company, the Deepsea Atlantic drilling rig kicked off at 00:00 on Tuesday, March 1. “The Deepsea Atlantic drilling rig is currently predrilling the first production… Continue Reading »

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