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BP contracts KBR for FEED work

KBR Inc. has been awarded pre-front end engineering design and project support services contracts by BP.

Subsea UK: growth opportunity for UK subsea firms 'down under'

Australasian Oil & Gas (AOG) in conjunction with Subsea UK, the Society for Underwater Technology (SUT) and Subsea Energy Australia (SEA) are seeking abstract submissions for presentations to be considered for the AOG 2018 Subsea Forum, as part of the AOG Conference.


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Petrobras: oil and natural gas production in July

Petrobras reports that its total oil and natural gas production in July was 2.74 million boe/d, 2.63 million boe/d of which produced in Brazil and 114 000 boe/d produced abroad.


MeadCo launches ScriptX 8.0 for the oil and gas industry

UK company MeadCo today launches ScriptX 8.0 to the oil and gas industry. ScriptX is essential for consistent printing of daily reports, equipment lists and all critical documents, both on and off shore, from Internet Explorer.


DNV GL applies data analytics techniques to reduce downtime

Opportunities for digitalisation are currently being embraced by the oil and gas sector. Lundin Norway and DNV GL have developed the first step in a solution for predicting unplanned shutdowns of Lundin Norway’s Edvard Grieg production platform.


GeoPark announces new oilfield discovery in Argentina

The Rio Grande Oeste 1 exploration well was drilled and completed to a total depth of 5500 ft targeting the Grupo Neuquen formation, where 15 different potential reservoir sands were identified - at depths that range from 1800 - 5500 ft - with a potential net pay of 400 ft.


Zambia commissions first oil survey

Early-stage natural resources exploration marks milestone in Zambia’s diversification agenda as the nation moves towards becoming a middle-income country by 2030.


Aker BP: rig contract to Odfjell Drilling

Aker BP ASA has awarded an agreement to Odfjell Drilling for the lease of the semi-submersible drilling rig Deepsea Stavanger for a period of approximately 9 months, with commencement in February 2018.


AWE: Waitsia-4 appraisal well reaches total depth

The Waitsia-4 appraisal well reached total depth (TD) of 3744 m measured depth below rotary table (MDRT) at 15:30 hours (3.30 pm) AWST on 10 August 2017 and preparations are now being made to commence a wireline logging programme.


Zion Oil & Gas continues drilling in Israel

Zion Oil & Gas, Inc. continues active drilling operations at its Megiddo-Jezreel #1 well in Israel. The company has reached a depth of approximately 5850 ft (~1785 m) toward a proposed total depth of up to ~15 000 ft.


M2 Subsea Secures Vessel Alliance in Gulf of Mexico

M2 Subsea, the global independent provider of ROV services, has formed an alliance with leading vessel operator, Harvey Gulf Marine International to provide subsea ROV services in the Gulf of Mexico.


Comet Ridge: Mahalo Block – Mira field operational update

Comet Ridge Limited has provided an update on the field work presently occurring in and around the Mira production pilot, in the northern central part of the Mahalo Block, approximately 240 km west of Gladstone in central Queensland.


HydraWell secures UK frame agreement

The UK operation of an undisclosed supermajor has awarded HydraWell a frame agreement to provide technology and services for all of the operator’s plug & abandonment (P&A) and well repair operations on the UK continental shelf.


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