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Azule Energy begins operations

bp and Eni have confirmed that Azule Energy, the new 50/50 independent joint venture combining the two companies’ Angolan businesses, has been officially established.

CORTEC launches new Wellhead Plug Catcher

The company has launched its new, compact, Wellhead Plug Catcher, which is installed directly between the wellhead and the production choke.

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CGG and bp sign multi-year data transformation agreement

CGG, a global technology and HPC leader, has announced a major multi-year global data transformation and curation agreement with bp, that will play a key role in supporting bp’s subsurface digital strategy.

Neptune Energy begins drilling Ofelia exploration well

Ofelia is positioned in one of Neptune’s core areas and close to existing infrastructure. The well, 35/6-3 S, is being drilled by the Deepsea Yantai, a semi-submersible rig, owned by CIMC and operated by Odfjell Drilling.

ExxonMobil makes two more discoveries offshore Guyana

The Guyana investment strategy continues to yield positive results; additional exploration wells planned later this year, while production from two vessels currently operating offshore has exceeded their initial combined target of 340 000 bpd.

Gas leaks on Sleipner field stopped – parts of the field are shut down

A gas leak in a contained area related to a turbine on Sleipner A was reported in the morning of 11 July. The incident was quickly clarified. During the process of resuming production and depressurisation, an additional gas leak occurred on the Sleipner R riser platform late Monday night.

CGG releases new GeoWells database for Brazil

A new feature used in the creation of GeoWells Brazil is an innovative core image interpretation workflow. This harnesses machine learning technology to predict core and thin section descriptions over hundreds of wells, and tens of thousands of images.

Serica Energy spud North Eigg exploration well

It is anticipated that a discovery at North Eigg would be developed utilising Serica’s nearby 98% owned and operated infrastructure on the Bruce platform. Results of the North Eigg well are expected in mid-October and will be announced by RNS.