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Nurturing growth in Africa

Posted on 29 August 2014 in 2014, CurrentFeatures, Features, Global and Regional Markets, Onshore Advances, September/October, The Offshore Frontier

Come nightfall, the majority of people in sub-Saharan Africa are left in the dark. Nearly 600 million people – approximately 70% of the sub-Saharan Africa population – are without electricity, according to the World Health Organization and International Energy Agency…

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Vestigo Petroleum plans ‘manufacturing approach’ to marginal fields offshore Malaysia

Posted on 27 August 2014 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

Vestigo Petroleum, a wholly owned subsidiary of Malaysian NOC Petronas Carigali, is about to put a tender out for its first rig on a first drilling program offshore…

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Aquaterra introduces new riser monitoring system

Posted on 26 August 2014 in Innovating While Drilling, News, The Offshore Frontier

Aquaterra Energy has launched a riser monitoring system (RMS) that uses a combination of direct riser strain measurement, subsea data logging and riser analysis processing…

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Repsol runs BlueDock connectors in Trinidad and Tobago

Posted on 18 August 2014 in Completing the Well, Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

Repsol has recently run BlueDock connectors with elastomeric seals in Trinidad and
Tobago. The operation took place in the Arima 2 well on a jackup platform…

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OneSubsea, Helix and Schlumberger to form subsea well intervention alliance

Posted on 13 August 2014 in News, The Offshore Frontier

OneSubsea, Helix Energy Solutions Group and Schlumberger have entered into a letter of intent to form an alliance to develop technologies and deliver…

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Noble Energy signs agreement to explore offshore Gabon

Posted on 12 August 2014 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

Noble Energy has signed a production-sharing contract (PSC) with Gabon government, covering Block F15 in the Gabon Coastal Basin. Under the terms…

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Opus Offshore selects DTI motion compensation for second set of Chinese drillships

Posted on 12 August 2014 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

Drilling Technological Innovations (DTI) has been awarded a contract to provide motion compensation packages for the Tiger III and Tiger IV drillships…

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Seadrill secures contract for ultra-deepwater drillship in Nigeria

Posted on 11 August 2014 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

Seadrill Ltd, in cooperation with Field Offshore Design Engineering Nigeria Ltd, has secured a contract with Esso Exploration and Production Nigeria Ltd, an ExxonMobil…

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Maersk Drilling adds second XLE jackup rig to fleet

Posted on 08 August 2014 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

Maersk Drilling has taken delivery of its second ultra-harsh environment jackup, XLE-2, from the Keppel FELS shipyard in Singapore on time. The rig will start its mobilization…

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Petrobras begins drilling first exploration well in Libra consortium

Posted on 07 August 2014 in Global and Regional Markets, News, The Offshore Frontier

Petrobras has started drilling the first exploration well in the Libra area. Schahin’s Cerrado drillship is drilling the well, known as 3-RJS-731. This is the first of two wells planned for the first phase…

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