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BP begins production from Skarv field, Norway

Posted on 02 January 2013 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

BP and partners started production from the Skarv field in the Norwegian Sea on 31 December 2012. The Skarv field is approximately 210 km west of the Norwegian coast…

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Hess makes Pecan-1 discovery offshore Ghana

Posted on 19 December 2012 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

Hess Corp has made a discovery in the Pecan-1 exploration well. Located in the Deepwater Tano/Cape Three Points license offshore Ghana…

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ExxonMobil inks deal to begin exploration offshore South Africa

Posted on 18 December 2012 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

ExxonMobil Exploration and Production South Africa will soon begin exploration activities offshore South Africa…

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Statoil looks to permanent reservoir monitoring tools to increase oil recovery

Posted on 17 December 2012 in Global and Regional Markets, Innovating While Drilling, News, The Offshore Frontier

Statoil and partners have determined that using permanent reservoir monitoring (PRM) seismic tools…

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McMoRan production testing subsalt Davy Jones No. 1 well in Gulf of Mexico

Posted on 29 November 2012 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

McMoRan Exploration’s Davy Jones No. 1 production test is in progress on South Marsh Island Block 230…

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Noble Energy finds oil in deepwater Gulf of Mexico’s Big Bend

Posted on 29 November 2012 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

Noble Energy has made a discovery at the Big Bend exploration prospect in deepwater Gulf of Mexico. Open-hole logging identified…

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Seadrill to acquire ultra-deepwater Songa Eclipse semi

Posted on 29 November 2012 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

A subsidiary of Seadrill has entered into an agreement with Songa Offshore to acquire the Songa Eclipse ultra-deepwater semisub…

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Vantage-invested JV to build ultra-deepwater drillship at STX

Posted on 29 November 2012 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

Vantage Drilling has entered into a joint venture with an affiliate of Skeie Group to construct a high-specification drillship…

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Diamond Offshore shifting fleet to meet deepwater, ultra-deepwater demands

Posted on 15 November 2012 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Efficient Rig, The Offshore Frontier

Supported by dayrates hovering around $600,000 and increasing rig demand from frontier areas…

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Statoil awards contracts for three rigs on Norwegian shelf

Posted on 03 October 2012 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

Statoil and its partners have secured contracts for the Bideford Dolphin, Stena Don and Scarabeo 5 rigs on the Norwegian continental shelf…

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