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AOG Daily: 2013 / August

Thursday, 29 August 2013 12:03

Bumi Armada, Fugro form joint venture

Fugro announced that it will enter into a new well services joint venture with Malaysia Oilfield Services company Bumi Armada Berhad. The companies will create…
Thursday, 29 August 2013 11:40

DOF awarded subsea installation contract

DOF Subsea Group has recently been awarded a contract by OMV New Zealand Ltd, for subsea installation services to the Maari Field, Raroa FPSO off…
Thursday, 29 August 2013 10:53

YZJOE to start jackup build

Jiangsu Yangzijiang Offshore Engineering Co. Ltd. (YZJOE) is ready to “strike steel” on the construction of a US$170million Le Tourneau Super 116E, self-elevating jackup for…
Friday, 23 August 2013 14:25

Glacier Energy opens Singapore base

Glacier Energy Services' Offshore division has opened its first international base, in Singapore, investing £250,000 to set up office, workshop and warehouse facilities to support…
Reliance Industries (RIL) and BP have made a second deepwater gas condensate discovery in the Cauvery basin off India. The discovery, named D-56, was made…
Thursday, 22 August 2013 13:27

China oil demand increases by 6.6%

China's apparent oil demand in July rose 6.6% to an average 9.82 MMbo/d (41.52 million mt), according to a just-released Platts analysis of Chinese government…
Thursday, 22 August 2013 08:21

Santos acquires NW Natuna interest

Santos announced the acquisition of a 50% interest in the Northwest Natuna Production Sharing Contract (PSC) offshore Indonesia from AWE Ltd. The NW Natuna PSC…
Wednesday, 21 August 2013 11:35

Wireline Engineering expands operations

Aberdeen-based wireline and well intervention technology specialist Wireline Engineering has boosted operations in the Far East by investing in a new office and supply base…
Shipowner and operator, Swire Pacific Offshore Operations (Pte) Ltd. celebrates the latest addition to its deepwater, anchor-handling, D-Class fleet with the launch and naming of…
Halliburton opened the expansion of its Malaysia Manufacturing and Technology Center in Senai, Malaysia, on August 17, 2013. The additional capability will allow the company…
Tuesday, 20 August 2013 11:23

Woodside backs FLNG for Browse

Australia's Woodside Petroleum announced that it will recommend using Shell's floating LNG (FLNG) technology to development and commercialize the Browse gas fields. Selecting FLNG as…
Tuesday, 20 August 2013 09:44

Keppel wins order from Floatel

Keppel FELS Ltd. was awarded a contract worth about US $280 million by Floatel International Ltd. to build its fifth accommodation semisubmersible for delivery in…
Tuesday, 20 August 2013 09:21

Drilling completed in Beibu Gulf

Roc Oil Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Roc Oil Company Ltd., announced that the final stage of the Beibu Gulf Block 22/12 development drilling…
KrisEnergy Ltd., an independent upstream oil and gas company, agreed the final investment decision for the Nong Yao oil development in the G11/48 contract area…
Tuesday, 13 August 2013 09:56

Jaya delivers PSV "Jaya Valour"

Jaya Holdings Ltd., delivered its first high-specification, deepwater platform supply vessel (PSV), Jaya Valour. The vessel was delivered on schedule, and upon delivery, went on-hire immediately,…
Monday, 12 August 2013 14:18

Golar LNG wins FRSU contract

Golar LNG Ltd will provide the Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC) with floating storage and regasification (FSRU) services to support their LNG import operations at…
Monday, 12 August 2013 12:05

Eni spuds well off Vietnam

Eni has spud the Cua Lo-1 exploration well located in Block 105-110/04, in the Gulf of Tonkin, off Vietnam, partners Neon Energy and KrisEnergy announced.…
Volunteer staffs of PTT Global Chemical Plc (PTT), along with Thailand Navy personnel, are still working to clean up the remaining oil slick that washed…
Otto Energy Ltd. is drilling two horizontal wells in the second phase of development at Galoc field offshore the Philippines. The wells are being batch…
Thursday, 08 August 2013 11:05

Ten year growth in FPSOs

International Maritime Associates (IMA) and Energy Maritime Associates (EMA) have completed an in-depth analysis of the floating production sector. The inventory of floating production systems…
Thursday, 08 August 2013 11:04

COSL and Fugro sign 10-year extension

After their recently signed ten-year extension comes into effect,  Fugro and China Oilfield Services Ltd. (COSL), will enter the fourth decade of the successful joint…
Siemens will deliver the key components for a power station that is going to supply the future Yamal LNG production plant in Northern Russia with…
Wednesday, 07 August 2013 10:15

Technip wins Shaanxi LNG contract

Technip was awarded an engineering, design and procurement contract, worth about US $54.2 million, from Shaanxi LNG Investment & Development Co. Ltd. for a mid-scale…
Tuesday, 06 August 2013 15:14

Salamander finds Surin oil

Salamander Energy plc encountered oil at its G4/50-5 exploration well in the Surin prospect in the central portion of the Western sub-basin, Block G4/50, in…
Offshore drilling solutions provider AGR Enhanced Drilling has further secured its position in the Caspian after BP signed a two-year contract extension with the Norwegian…