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AOG Activity: 2016 / June

Quadrant Energy has decided to change its drilling plans in the Carnarvon Basin offshore Western Australia.  The firm had proposed to drill the Palmerston-1 well.…
Australia Pacific LNG has confirmed its first liquefied natural gas (LNG) shipment to Kansai Electric Power Co., departed Curtis Island, bound for Japan. The LNG…
Wednesday, 29 June 2016 10:17

Searcher, BGP complete Bilby 2D

Searcher Seismic, with project partner BGP, has completed the final phase of the Bilby 2D seismic survey acquisition, offshore Western Australia, bringing the completed project…
Wednesday, 29 June 2016 09:49

OMS in Ichthys pipeline fit-up completion

Optical Metrology Services (OMS), an inspection and measurement technology specialist, has completed the measurement phase of pipeline fit-up work for the Ichthys LNG project, offshore…
Wednesday, 29 June 2016 04:09

TGS starts 2D seismic in Australia

TGS has commenced the Northwest Shelf Renaissance 2D seismic survey offshore northwest Australia. The survey consists of approximately 8000km of long offset, broadband 2D seismic…
Tuesday, 28 June 2016 22:19

Vard terminates REM newbuild order

SGX-listed Vard Holdings has agreed to terminate a shipbuilding contract with REM Offshore ASA in return for a compensation. The contract with REM for one…
Tuesday, 28 June 2016 08:33

Intertek bags Ichthys extension

Intertek has gained a three-year extension for the  provision of quality assurance services into the operational phase of Inpex's Ichthys liquefied natural gas (LNG) project, offshore Australia.…
Monday, 27 June 2016 22:22

Transerv starts Warro-4 retest

Transerv Energy has commenced operations to retest the onshore Warro-4 well in the Perth Basin, following approval from the Western Australian government. Over the last…
A drill stem test (DST) conducted by operator Santos on the G Sand reservoir at the AAL-4XST1 appraisal well in the Northwest Natuna permit area…
Monday, 27 June 2016 21:10

ABS, Keppel to develop tech solutions

ABS is pursuing multiple major joint development projects (JDP) with Keppel Offshore & Marine Technology Centre (KOMtech), which will include topics such as special purpose…
SapuraKencana Petroleum Berhad's (SKPB's) subsidiary, SapuraKencana Energy Sarawak (SKE), has signed the SK310 Upstream Gas Sales Agreement (UGSA) in relation to the production of gas from…
Gazprom Neft and IBM have signed a memorandum of cooperation at the St Petersburg International Economic Forum covering the use of information technologies in exploration…
UK-based engineering firm Atkins has been awarded a contract with Chevron Australia to provide engineering support services for the oil and gas major’s Western Australian-based…
Tuesday, 21 June 2016 22:10

CITIC, ITOCHU ink MOU

Hong Kong-listed CITIC Resources has entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Tokyo’s ITOCHU Corp. to collaborate on oil and gas exploration and production…
Tuesday, 21 June 2016 12:01

Hilong bags MDA-MBH installation gig

TIMAS awarded Hilong Petroleum Offshore Engineering a contract to use the Hilong 106 pipe-laying derrick barge to install jackets for the HCML Madura MDA - MBH offshore…
Tuesday, 21 June 2016 09:32

Sea Trucks inks Malikai contract

Sea Trucks Group has won a contract from Sabah Shell Petroleum Co. for the provision of flotel services for the Malikai deepwater development project in…
Tuesday, 21 June 2016 04:58

InterMoor in Malikai TLP float off

InterMoor completed the marine aspect of the Shell Malikai tension leg platform (TLP) float off operation in Malaysia The TLP was loaded onto the Dockwise…
Singapore's Ezra Holdings has received a total of some US$300 million in awards for several new deepwater projects in offshore oil producing regions in the…
Monday, 20 June 2016 23:19

McDermott wins Shell Brunei T&I

McDermott International has been awarded further pipeline work for 2017 under a multi-year offshore installation contract with Brunei Shell Petroleum Co. The work includes transportation and…
Monday, 20 June 2016 13:35

Saipem, Novatek enter LNG pact

Saipem has entered into a strategic partnership and cooperation agreement focused on liquefied natural gas (LNG) activities with Novatek, the largest independent natural gas producer…
Triangle Energy has picked up 57.5% stake in a deal with AWE Ltd.,in the Cliff Head oil field, located in the offshore Perth Basin, Western…
Monday, 20 June 2016 01:22

Quadrant drills Outtrim East-1

Operator Quadrant Energy has commenced drilling the Outtrim East-1 well in the North West Shelf of Western Australia, using the Noble Tom Prosser jackup. The…
Thursday, 16 June 2016 13:49

ONGC executes pre-monsoon rig moves

The Oil and Natural Gas Corp. (ONGC) has set a new pre-monsoon rig move record offshore India, with the support of Aqualis Offshore, a specialized…
Thursday, 16 June 2016 01:05

eDrilling, PetroEDGE partner to train

eDrilling and PetroEDGE will partner to support upstream oil and gas companies in the UAE and Asia, by providing training courses aimed at improving the…
Thursday, 16 June 2016 00:52

AWE disappoints Elixir

AWE has entered into a definitive agreement with a third party in relation to the sale of its 57.5% working interest in the Cliff Head…
Lukoil has commenced drilling operations at Russia's largest field, the Vladimir Filanovsky field, in the Caspian Sea. The well is being drilled from an ice-resistant…
Wednesday, 15 June 2016 05:38

Keppel AmFELS delivers first land rig

Texas-based Keppel AmFELS, a wholly owned subsidiary of Keppel Offshore & Marine in Singapore, has delivered a harsh environment enhanced mobility land rig, 41 days…
Wednesday, 15 June 2016 00:37

Wind energy critical in driving jobs

Sourcing half of Australia’s electricity from renewables like wind would create more than 28,000 new Australian jobs, research has found. The Renewable Energy: Future Jobs…
ERM Power has sold its 18.72% shareholding in Empire Oil and Gas to Mineral Resources, along with an additional stake to bring its total shareholding…
Tuesday, 14 June 2016 13:39

Mermaid wins Indonesia IRM charter

PT Nusa Perkasa Permai awarded Mermaid Maritime’s PT Seascape Surveys Indonesia a one-year charter contract with for the Mermaid Nusantara DP2 dive support vessel (DSV).…
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