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AOG Activity: 2014 July

TGS announced it will conduct three new multi-client surveys; a 3D survey offshore Australia, a 2D survey offshore New Zealand and a 3D survey in…
Wednesday, 30 July 2014 10:03

Lishui 36-1 gas field begins production

Hong Kong-based CNOOC Ltd. announced the Lishui 36-1 gas field began production. The Lishui 36-1 gas field is located 150km from Wenzhou city Zhejiang province,…
Woodlands, Texas-based Newfield Exploration Co. (NFX) today reported its unaudited second quarter 2014 financial results and provided an update on its operations. With the recent…
Tuesday, 29 July 2014 14:50

Stronger CARICOM - Japan Relationship

The relationship between CARICOM and Japan has been taken to a higher level as a result of the first CARICOM-Japan Summit, held on 28 July in Trinidad…
Monday, 28 July 2014 15:07

GE invests in wind farms in India

GE Energy Financial Services invested equity in three Atria Power wind projects under construction in India, supporting GE’s commitment to invest USD $1 billion annually…
The Philippine Department of Energy has extended the second sub-phase of Forum Energy's Service Contract 72. SC72 is in the Reed (Recto) Bank area, subject…
Rosneft has reported that on 24 July 2014, the research vessel Geolog Dmitry Nalivkin* sailed from Kirkenes, Norway to the Kara Sea. In the next…
A Greenpeace report yesterday says China's plan to build 50 coal gasification plants will significantly contribute to climate change. Greenpeace East Asia estimated the plants…
Thursday, 24 July 2014 13:27

Financing secured for Ophir field

Australia-based Octanex and its joint venture partners have secured financing for the development of Ophir field, offshore Malaysia. A letter of offer was accepted for…
Thursday, 24 July 2014 10:35

Cosco jackup delivered

Singapore's Cosco announced on 23 July that the Cosco (Nantong) Shipyard, delivered jackup Kai Xuan Yi Hao to an unamed Asian buyer. The jackup, which…
Semco Maritime and PetroVietnam Marine Shipyard (PVMS) establish Vung Tau Rig Services in Vietnam to repair, refurbish and upgrade rigs. Semco Maritime and PVMS have…
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 13:52

Kongsberg secures 13 newbuild contracts

Kongsberg Maritime’s ‘Full Picture’ solution has been selected by Chinese and Korean shipbuilders for 13 advanced newbuild offshore vessels with a total value of NOK330…
Nam Cheong Ltd., a global offshore marine player listed on the Main Board of the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Ltd. (SGX) and Malaysia’s largest offshore…
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 09:24

Ruspetro completes testing in Siberia

Ruspetro plc completed a 10-day flow test on its first multi-stage fractured horizontal well, number 214, in its Pottymsko-Inginsky license area in Western Siberia. The…
Independent E&P company Salamander Energy announced today the final agreement to sell 40% working interest in the Greater Bualuang area blocks to SONA Pertroleum Berhard. This…
Tuesday, 22 July 2014 14:48

FES, Francis Brown complete Ichthys work

Flexible Engineered Solutions International (FES) and Francis Brown Ltd. completed contracted work on Inpex’s Ichthys liquefied natural gas project off Australia. FES supplied diverless bend…
Tuesday, 22 July 2014 13:27

Kea Petroleum spuds Puka-3 on Taranaki

UK-based Kea Petroleum plc spudded the Puka-3 well from an existing pad on the Taranaki peninsula, on the west coast of New Zealand’s North Island, in…
Tuesday, 22 July 2014 08:55

OMS clears seabed exploration license

International Seabed Authority (ISA) approved Singapore-based Ocean Mineral Singapore Pte. Ltd.’s (OMS) application for OMS’s first seabed exploration license. OMS and ISA will work to…
AWE Ltd. reports the Drover-1 exploration well reached its planned total measured depth of 2356m and a 5 ½ in. production casing is currently being…
Monday, 21 July 2014 10:45

Exova expands into India

Exova Group plc has acquired Metallurgical Services Private Ltd. of Mumbai, India. The move will extend the Exova Group’s geographical reach into India and support the…
Monday, 21 July 2014 10:28

Kleven signs IES contract

Norway-based Kleven signed its first vessel contract in Southeast Asia with Malaysian-based, IES Pioneer . The contract is for the MT 6015 multipurpose offshore vessel that will…
Friday, 18 July 2014 13:11

First AW189 helicopter for AsiaPacific

Malaysia's Weststar Aviation Services Sdn Bhd (WASSB) took initial delivery of its first AgustaWestland AW189 super medium helicopter as it builds its fleet to provide…
Friday, 18 July 2014 12:07

Bureau Veritas opens DWRC in Singapore

International classification society Bureau Veritas (BV) has established a Deepwater Technology Research Centre (DTRC) in Singapore, in cooperation with local universities and business partners, and with…
Wärtsilä and China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) signed an agreement to establish a joint venture for manufacturing medium and large bore medium speed diesel and…
Thursday, 17 July 2014 13:09

Trelleborg secures Shah Deniz deal

BP has awarded Trelleborg an order for foam buoyancy systems for the second phase development of the Shah Deniz field offshore Azerbaijan. Trelleborg will supply…
Tuesday, 15 July 2014 17:34

Malaysia's Sumatec buying Kazakh company

Malaysia's Sumatec Resources Bhd plans to buy Kazakhstan's Borneo Energy Oil and Gas Ltd. for US$250mil (RM800mil) in cash and shares. Sumatec announced on 11…
The UTEC-operated vessel Yardie Creek is nearing completion of a major AUV pipeline survey campaign off the NW coast of Australia. The vessel (shown at…
InterOil Corp. has suspended the Wahoo-1 well in PPL474 in Papua New Guinea after intersecting gas and higher-than-expected pressures that could compromise rig safety. Significant…
Tuesday, 15 July 2014 10:03

OHT awarded heavylift XLE transports

Oslo-based OHT AS announced that it received three dry tow contracts from Maersk Drilling in Copenhagen, to transport Maersk's new ultra large jackup drilling rigs: XLE-1, XLE-2, and XLE-3.…
The MacArtney Underwater Technology Group is expanding its office in Singapore, adding staff, stock, and facilities, including a dedicated slip ring repair and service center. The Group's…
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