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AOG Activity: 2017 / May

Wednesday, 31 May 2017 10:20

Mermaid in Southeast Asia wins

Mermaid Maritime has won several contracts off of Southeast Asia, in addition to the Middle East, which total US$26 million. Mermaid’s DP2 dive support vessel…
Wednesday, 31 May 2017 00:04

Empyrean to take stake in Duyung PSC

AIM-listed Empyrean Energy said it has completed the acquisition of 10% interest in West Natuna Exploration Ltd. (WNEL) from Conrad Petroleum. Based in Jakarta, WNEL is…
Tuesday, 30 May 2017 23:41

Norwest completes Xanadu farmout

Norwest Energy has executed farm-out agreements with 3C Group, Triangle Energy, and Transerv Energy to formalize the farmout of its TP/15 permit, which includes the…
Tuesday, 30 May 2017 08:58

Odfjell inks Deepsea Metro I deal

Odfjell Drilling has, on behalf of Golden Close Maritime Corp., signed a two-well contract for the ultra deepwater drillship, Deepsea Metro I with an undisclosed…
Cooper Energy said that Callawonga-18, an appraisal and development well drilled by the PEL 92 joint venture in PPL 220, is being cased and suspended…
Friday, 26 May 2017 08:00

Sinwa wins Prelude work

Sinwa was awarded a number of new supply agreements, totaling about US$6 million (AUD $8 million), for vessels involved in the Shell Prelude floating liquefied…
Thursday, 25 May 2017 14:24

NAGA 2 set for Ophir field off Malaysia

Octanex says the NAGA 2 self-elevating mobile offshore drilling unit is ready for mobilization to the Ophir oil field offshore Malaysia. The jackup started demobilizing from…
IPB Petroleum’s applications for a 12-month suspension and extension to the WA-485-P and WA-471-P exploration permits' work program has been approved by the Commonwealth-Western Australia…
Energy services company Proserv has been awarded a series of contracts worth a combined value of more than US$11million for its production control new-build and…
Singapore’s Vallianz Holdings has secured long-term charter contracts valued at up to US$115 million, for four vessels in new markets.  These contracts were awarded by…
Tuesday, 23 May 2017 20:42

Beach, Cooper drill Callawonga-18

Cooper Energy said that Callawonga-18, an appraisal and development well in PPL 220 in the onshore Cooper basin, South Australia, had been drilled to 404m…
ASX‐listed energy producer Transerv Energy has completed the acquisition of 20% interest in Point Loma Resources’ assets in Alberta, Canada, for AC$5 million. Transerv has paid the…
Tuesday, 23 May 2017 10:17

AziPac to take over Bone PSC

AziPac is ready to take over the Bone production sharing contract (Bone PSC) offshore Indonesia, after partner Jadestone Energy withdraws itself from the license. Map of…
Cooper Energy said Callawonga-14, an appraisal and development well drilled by the PEL 92 joint venture in PPL 220, has been cased and suspended as…
Halliburton started drilling operations in the Zhuravlinaya area of the Vostochno-Taimyrsky license block for Lukoil in early April. The project involves Halliburton constructing a 5500m…
Thursday, 18 May 2017 23:03

Gazprom acquires Novosarmaskoye license

Gazprom Neft has acquired a subsoil usage license for the Novosarmaskoye field in the Orenburg Oblast of Russia. The license — for the exploration and production of hydrocarbons — was…
Thursday, 18 May 2017 20:17

Ramboll bags Al-Shaheen FEED

Engineering company Ramboll has been appointed by the North Oil Co. (NOC) to carry out pre-front-end engineering design (FEED) study for three new wellhead platforms…
Lion Energy has reached an agreement with Transform Exploration to acquire its joint study rights to an area of over 6500sq km in eastern Indonesia…
Image of MAN’s standardized and modularized U-Pac. Image from MDT. MAN Diesel & Turbo (MDT) has been commissioned by CNOOC China’s Zhanjiang Branch to supply…
Monday, 15 May 2017 21:48

Beach begins Cooper basin drilling

Cooper Energy announced the commencement of a 5-well drilling campaign by the PEL 92 joint venture at the Callawonga oil field in PPL 220 on…
South Korea's Hyundai Engineering & Construction and tidal energy firm Atlantis Resources signed a strategic partnership agreement (SPA) to collaborate on ocean power renewable projects,…
The Australian government will offer 21 area in its annual Offshore Petroleum Exploration Acreage Release. The areas are across eight sedimentary basins in Commonwealth waters…
Blue Water Shipping and Manchester Shipping have been awarded a contract in support of the Tengizchevroil (TCO) Future Growth Project-Wellhead Pressure Management Project (FGP-WPMP). The…
Thursday, 11 May 2017 01:53

High Arctic records higher Q1 revenue

High Arctic revenue in the quarter increased 18% to CA$64.8 million from $54.7 million in the first quarter of 2016. The Canadian firm’s largest operation…
Thursday, 11 May 2017 01:19

Wood Group bags Kazakhstan gig

Wood Group has secured a new framework agreement to provide study engineering for North Caspian Operating Company’s (NCOC) offshore and onshore asset portfolio in Kazakhstan.…
Thursday, 11 May 2017 01:11

Polarcus wins Asia Pacific seismic work

Polarcus announced that the company has received a letter of award for a broadband 3D marine seismic project in Asia Pacific. The project is due…
Monday, 08 May 2017 21:00

Carnarvon to drill at Cerberus

Carnarvon Petroleum provided an update on the timing and extent of technical work that is being completed on the EP-490, EP-491, TP/27 and EP-475 exploration…
Monday, 08 May 2017 20:52

Arrow enters FEED for Surat expansion

Arrow Energy announced that it will undertake the front-end engineering design (FEED) phase for a proposed major expansion of its Tipton gas project 30km west…
Between 2010-13, Asian investors poured over US$20 billion into Lower 48 assets, mostly in shale plays. But since 2014, deal flow has dried up and…
Carnarvon Petroleum’s application to suspend and extend the year three work commitments for the Cerberus project has been approved by the Department of Mines and…