Schlumberger, world’s largest oilfield services provider, recently initiated a new seismic survey offshore Mexico, expanding its Gulf of Mexico multiclient wide-azimuth seismic data portfolio.
The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Statoil a drilling permit for well 16/7-11, in the North Sea.
The Offshore Renewable Workgroup of the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA|) is one of the association’s best attended workgroups, and the level of enthusiasm is not only seeing an increasing number of highly relevant guidance documents being published, but has gained IMCA a seat at the UK HSE GB ‘Offshore Wind Industry Leaders Workshop’ in Bootle in November.
Lundin Norway announced that the drilling of exploration well 16/4-9 S on the Luno II North prospect has resulted in an oil discovery.
Oil company Shell has reportedly applied for permission to drill into the oil bearing zones of the Chukchi Sea, offshore Alaska.
Supply chain companies in the East of England hoping to be involved in the dismantling of hundreds of platforms and plugging and abandonment of more than 400 wells must think ‘completely differently,’ Bill Cattanach, of the new Oil & Gas Authority (OGA), told a conference in Norwich.
The U.S. has tightened its grip on Russia through an expansion of its previously announced sanctions covering Russia’s oil industry, due to the latter’s involvement in the Ukraine crisis.
Shell has reached an agreement to sell a batch of its North Sea oil fields to a pair of Malaysian oil and gas companies.
Oil & Gas UK’s chief executive Deirdre Michie commented: “Oil & Gas UK is pleased to welcome BP’s announcement today of a $1billion investment in its Eastern Trough Area Project, securing the project’s future for a further 15 years to 2030.”
Brazilian oil giant Petrobras, for months engulfed in a bribery and kickback scandal, has been given back R$139 million misappropriated by former employees to the company.