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AOG: 2010 / February

Tuesday, 23 February 2010 18:00

Pushing the floatover installation envelope

With global demand growing for vessels able to install cargoes in excess of 10,000t, Dockwise, which operates a fleet of 20 semisubmersible heavylift vessels, is…
Tuesday, 23 February 2010 18:00

Seismic Roundup

Bengara delayedThe Continental-GeoPetro (Bengara-II) (CGB2) award to a local seismic contractor to acquire seismic data in the Bengara-II block in East Kalimantan, Indonesia, has been…
Wednesday, 17 February 2010 18:00

Contracts and Deliveries

Petronas taps SapuraCrest, GlobalSapuraCrest Petroleum has won a contract potentially spanning three years involving 11 Petronas production sharing contracts. Worth upwards of $1.5 billion it…
Wednesday, 17 February 2010 18:00

Yards plan increased capacity

Even with fewer newbuild orders, optimism about future growth is rife with sustained efforts to obtain more yard capacity, both in Asia and on more…
Wednesday, 17 February 2010 18:00

IOEC completes busy six-month campaign

Heavily involved in the South Pars gas field development is the Iranian Offshore Engineering & Construction Company (IOEC), established in 1993 as Iran's first offshore…
Wednesday, 17 February 2010 18:00

Danish talks just a starter

It's not just oil and gas that are exercising Middle East minds these days. Abu Dhabi is determined to be in the vanguard of renewable…
Monday, 15 February 2010 18:00

Products in review

Degradable acid stimulationThe MaxCO3 Acid degradable diversion system released in Doha recently by Schlumberger is a polymerfree, non-damaging acidising method suited for oil or gas…
Monday, 08 February 2010 18:00

Prod probes Statoil's seabed soils

An Australian-designed seabed drilling rig got the thumbs up from Statoil after completing a challenging geotechnical assignment for the Luva development in the Norwegian Sea…
Monday, 01 February 2010 13:38

Abdul Munim Saif Al Kindy

Abdul Munim Saif Al Kindy, general manager of Abu Dhabi Company for Onshore Oil Operators’ (ADCO), has been announced as the new conference chairman of…
Monday, 01 February 2010 13:38

Acheron survey ends

The Acheron non-exclusive 2D seismic survey within permit WA-385-P, offshore Western Australia, has been completed by the SeaBird Exploration seismic vessel M/V Aquila Explorer, which…
Monday, 01 February 2010 13:37

Arabian Gulf OBC surveys

Saudi Aramco has awarded Argas, a CGGVeritas and Taqa 49:51 joint venture, two major ocean bottom cable 3D data acquisition contracts in the Arabian Gulf…
Monday, 01 February 2010 13:36

Arctic prospects warming up

Offshore Arctic seismic exploration is not getting quite such a cold reception these days. Andrew McBarnet explains why. Frozen assets take on a whole new…
Monday, 01 February 2010 13:36

Back to Barikewa

The Barikewa 60km 2D seismic survey has been completed in south central Papua New Guinea permit PRL9, where the Barikewa gas field was discovered in…
Monday, 01 February 2010 13:35

Bengara delayed

The Continental-GeoPetro (Bengara-II) (CGB2) award to a local seismic contractor to acquire seismic data in the Bengara-II block in East Kalimantan, Indonesia, has been delayed…
Monday, 01 February 2010 13:35

Blackbird flies

Saipem landed a contract from PTSC Mechanical & Construction for Premier Oil’s Chim Sao (Blackbird) field in Vietnamese offshore block 12W, involving transport and installation…
Monday, 01 February 2010 13:34

Briefly

Woodside Energy has contracted Technip and Subsea 7 for an undisclosed sum for the Cossack Wanaea Lambert Hermes redevelopment project off northwestern Australia, which involves…
Monday, 01 February 2010 13:33

Clive Vaughan

Clive Vaughan (pictured) has been appointed to the newly created post of CEO upstream oil and gas in Foster Wheeler’s Global Engineering & Construction Group.…
Monday, 01 February 2010 13:32

Danish talks just a starter

It’s not just oil and gas that are exercising Middle East minds these days. Abu Dhabi is determined to be in the vanguard of renewable…
Monday, 01 February 2010 13:31

Deep gas search

Historically, the Middle East play has been an onshore story, with the South Pars/ North Field offshore Iran and Qatar providing a huge but rare…
Monday, 01 February 2010 13:30

Degradable acid stimulation

The MaxCO3 Acid degradable diversion system released in Doha recently by Schlumberger is a polymerfree, non-damaging acidising method suited for oil or gas well matrix…
Monday, 01 February 2010 13:29

Des Swart

Des Swart (pictured) has joined Dubaibased Specialist Services as sales engineer, focusing on the company’s fire-rated products, including doors, windows and wet units, for the…
Monday, 01 February 2010 13:29

EM casing inspection

Schlumberger’s newly released electromagnetic EM Pipe Scanner casing inspection tool combines a slim mandrel with 18 pad sensors that can run through tubing to produce…
Monday, 01 February 2010 13:28

Gary Thirkettle

Gary Thirkettle has been appointed business development manager for Gardline Marine Sciences’ metocean capability. Tasked with managing international growth and product development, one of his…
Monday, 01 February 2010 13:28

Halmahera 2D

Searcher Seismic and partner DMNG commenced the Halmahera non-exclusive 2D seismic survey in the eastern Indonesia archipelago using the seismic vessel M/V Akademik Fersman. Approximately…
Monday, 01 February 2010 13:27

Hyperbaric rescue

Singapore-based rescue vessel and launching equipment developer Vanguard Offshore is introducing a line of self propelled hyperbaric lifeboats (SPHL) to help ensure the safety of…
Monday, 01 February 2010 13:26

Ian Tchacos

Ian Tchacos has ceased employment with Australia’s Nexus Energy as his MD position has been made redundant. A global search for a CEO has begun,…
Monday, 01 February 2010 13:25

Indonesian Library Grows

TGS has launched a 2240km 2D seismic survey offshore West Papua, Indonesia to evaluate the southern Salawati Basin, a recognised petroleum province with a cumulative…
Monday, 01 February 2010 13:25

Innovative AUV maps WA

Fugro Survey and Hafmynd Ehf in joint initiative with Woodside Energy have successfully run customer acceptance trials of a Gavia autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) down…
Monday, 01 February 2010 13:24

IOEC completes busy six-month campaign

Heavily involved in the South Pars gas field development is the Iranian Offshore Engineering & Construction Company (IOEC), established in 1993 as Iran’s first offshore…
Monday, 01 February 2010 13:24

James Pryor

James Pryor has joined the WGP Group as sales & business development executive, bringing with him 11 years’ upstream oil & gas sector experience of…
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