Dana Petroleum is on track to achieve board sanction for its £1billion ($1.6billion) North Sea Western Isles development this month and anticipated Government approval of the field development plan before the end of the year.
PREMIER Oil expects to begin oil production from its Chem Sao asset shortly.
SBM Offshore has been contracted by Noble Energy for the provision, lease and operation of a production ship (FPSO) for the Aseng field on block I offshore Equatorial Guinea in waters about 1,000m (3,300ft) in depth.
"The location for today's attack was deliberately chosen to remove any notion that offshore oil exploration is far from our reach".
Within the current quarter, Marathon expects to start production from its much-delayed Alvheim cluster development on the Norwegian Continental Shelf.