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AOG Activity 2015 / April

Rosneft subsidiary Vankorneft produced the 100 millionth tonne of oil on the Vankor oil and gas condensate field in Russia. Image from Rosneft. The field…
Thursday, 30 April 2015 11:04

Statoil completes sale of Shah Deniz share

On 30 April 2015, Statoil completed their sale of 15.5% share in Shah Deniz to PETRONAS, announced previously on 13 October 2014. The sale involved…
Anna Belova, GlobalData upstream analyst covering the Former Soviet Union, said oil production surge outside OPEC is deemed one of the driving factors behind the…
Tuesday, 28 April 2015 06:13

Ophir eyes 2016-7 Indonesian drilling

Ophir Energy is to commission 2D and 3D seismic with a view to drilling on 2016-17 on four deepwater production sharing contracts (PSCs) in Indonesia…
Tuesday, 28 April 2015 05:24

China oil demand rose 6.5% in March

China's apparent oil demand in March increased 6.5% from a year earlier to 44.73 million metric tons (mt), or an average 10.58 MMbbl/d, making this…
Tuesday, 28 April 2015 05:13

Technip, UNICO bag PMC gig

Technip, in partnership with UNICO International, a Japanese engineering consultant, have been awarded a project management consultancy (PMC) contract on a reimbursable basis, for the…
Monday, 27 April 2015 05:53

C-Mar, SMU launch Shanghai DP centre

Aberdeen’s C-MAR and the Shanghai Maritime University (SMU) officially launched a dynamic positioning training facility (DPC-SMU) in Shanghai, China. In this joint venture, C-MAR will…
On 20 April 2015, Abdulatipov Ramazan Gadzimuradovich, President of Dagestan Republic, met with PetroVietnam (PVN) president & CEO Nguyen Quoc Khanh and the working group.…
Key Petroleum announced that all required approvals have been granted by the Department of Mines and Petroleum to undertake completion and testing operations at Dunnart-2…
Wednesday, 22 April 2015 13:08

CNPC enters high-end Australian market

A total of 60,000 tons of gasoline of Chinese National V Standard and in compliance with relevant Australian standards produced by China National Petroleum Corp.’s…
Wednesday, 22 April 2015 10:42

EnerMech gets Curtis Island LNG contracts

EnerMech has been awarded multi-million dollar contracts for the air drying and nitrogen purging of all six gas storage tanks at Queensland's Curtis Island LNG…
Tuesday, 21 April 2015 16:21

MEO offshore Aussie extension

MEO Australia received approval from the National Offshore Petroleum Titles Administrator to extend the work permit program by six months off Western Australia. The December…
Global energy companies have joined forces to fund new research aimed at advancing tropical cyclone forecasting in Northern Australia to further improve offshore safety and…
EMAS AMC won multiple new awards from various oil and energy companies worth approximately US$55 million, said the Singapore-based company in a statement. Scope of…
China’s Go West strategy to encourage coastal to inland flow of capital and people will result in the formation of a new commodity superhighway, according…
Wednesday, 15 April 2015 10:41

Rosneft has 19.7% gas production increase

Consolidated Rosneft gas production in the 1Q 2015 increased by 19.7% compared to the same period last year and amounted to 15.8 Bcm. Image from…
Wednesday, 15 April 2015 04:21

Swiber bags Indian EPIC

Singapore-based Swiber Holdings secured an engineering, procurement, installation and construction (EPIC) contract worth US$133 million from same Indian oil company, which awarded two major contracts…
Tuesday, 14 April 2015 15:13

Kongsberg awarded Ichthys work

Saipem awarded Kongsberg Oil & Gas Technologies a US$10 million contract for the delivery of subsea structures for the gas export pipeline project of the…
Civmec has agreed to enter into a due diligence phase for the acquisition of PT Global Industries Asia Pacific, a subsidiary of Technip. The terms…
Thursday, 09 April 2015 15:33

Delmar gets new spooling unit

A new 170-tonne state-of-the-art spooling unit is now available at the Delmar Systems Pty. equipment yard in Karratha, Western Australia to support mooring-related operations. This…
Thursday, 09 April 2015 03:43

Cortez Subsea inks Malaysian deal

Aberdeen-based Cortez Subsea has established its first Malaysian business alliance to introduce its supply chain capabilities into the region. Cortez Subsea will join forces with…
Wednesday, 08 April 2015 14:22

Petrofac in Ichthys LNG win

INPEX awarded Petrofac an integrity and maintenance program development contract by for the Ichthys LNG Project, offshore Western Australia. Image from INPEX.   The INPEX-operated…
Wednesday, 08 April 2015 05:37

Exceed bags Southeast Asian gig

Aberdeen-based well management and performance improvement specialist, Exceed, won its first Malaysian contract worth around US$600,000.   The firm’s performance improvement division will work alongside…
TRIYARDS secured new orders worth approximately US$100 million comprising of a liftboat, a high-speed aluminum craft project including integrated logistics support work and a fabrication…
Monday, 06 April 2015 10:27

Gazprom, Petrovietnam extend JV

Gazprom Neft and Petrovietnam signed a series of agreements to extend their collaboration activity on the Pechora Sea shelf. The Dolginskoye field. From Gazprom Neft.   The joint oil and…
Monday, 06 April 2015 00:06

Chukar selects Vietnam and Myanmar agent

Chukar Waterjet, Inc., a subsea pressure water jet equipment consultant has selected MinhAnh TechInfo Co., as its authorized representative for Vietnam and Myanmar. MinhAnh TechInfo,…
Polarcus has secured further industry prefunding enabling the expansion of the Capreolus 3D multi-client project offshore Australia. The additional pre-funding will see the survey expand…
Wednesday, 01 April 2015 22:16

Neptune wins Apache contract

Neptune has been awarded an 18 month rig positioning and mooring services contract for Apache Energy Ltd., in Australia. Services scheduled to commence May 2015, the…
Wednesday, 01 April 2015 06:52

AWE updates Irwin-1

The Irwin-1 exploration well, located in the onshore Perth Basin of Western Australia was at a measured depth of 1079m and drilling ahead in 12…