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Offshore & subsea


Norway government reports on status of major projects

Thirteen of the projects reported on are being developed by Equinor. Eight of the company's projects have reduced costs since submitting their plans for development and operation, one project remains unchanged, while four projects have reported higher costs.


Keppel Offshore and Sete Brasil reach settlement

The settlement is in relation to engineering, procurement and construction contracts for the construction of six semi-submersible drilling rigs for subsidiaries of Sete Brasil.


Report on Newfoundland oil and gas potential published

The report by Nalcor Energy-Oil and Gas and Beicip-Franlab, in partnership with the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador has identified an additional 3 billion bbl of oil and 5.8 trillion ft3 of gas potential offshore Newfoundland.


Production begins at Johan Sverdrup

Johan Sverdrup has expected recoverable reserves of 2.7 billion boe and the full field can produce up to 660 000 bpd at peak.


Hibiscus reserve estimates increased

Preliminary evaluation of the Hibiscus Updip prospect in the Dussafu licence offshore Gabon indicates gross recoverable reserves of 40 to 50 million bbl of oil, significantly greater than the pre-drill expectations.


Tambak 2 Well spudded

The Tambak-2 well is primarily designed as an appraisal of the southern area of the Mako gas field in the West Natuna Basin, offshore Indonesia.


Rigged for the future

To be competitive in today's oil and gas industry is first and foremost about upgrading the user experience and not by producing new rigs, says Andreas Grydeland Sulejewski, Neptune Software.


Dolphin Drilling announces contract with Shell

The company has won a contract with AS Norske Shell in Norway to provide rig support for the drilling and completion of a gas producer well on the Knarr field.


Nominations open for annual Subsea UK Awards

Entries are being sought for the best subsea company of the year award, which is sponsored by the Oil & Gas Authority, and the young emerging talent award, which is sponsored by SMD.