Petrobras has chalked up another discovery of good quality oil with its exploration well drilled in the Sul de Tupi (Tupi South) area in the Santos Basin offshore Brazil.
A UK-listed energy exploration firm focused on operations offshore India has relocated its base to Aberdeen.
Statoil has started drilling its second exploration well on the Brugdan prospect, located in licence area 006 off the Faroes.
Marathon Oil has awarded Technip an engineering, procurement, installation, and commissioning contract, worth some $381.5million, for the Boyla subsea field development in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea.
The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has given permission to Total and Centrica to carry out exploration drilling in the North Sea and Norwegian Sea.
DNV has developed a radical new concept, called X-Stream, that could dramatically reduce the cost of deep and ultra-deepwater gas pipelines while still complying with the strictest safety and integrity regime currently in force.
EVIDENCE has been found suggesting that oil and gas resources may exist around the JanMayen Ridge, where the North Atlantic and Arctic Sea merge.
French energy engineering firm Technip said today it had won a £28.6million contract to carry out subsea work on the North Sea Causeway field.
SCOTTISH company Aubin has successfully completed offshore sea trials for its Gel Lift System (GLS).
Aberdeen-based Dana Petroleum said yesterday it had found gas with an exploration well off the coast of Mauritania.
RWE Dea Norge has encountered hydrocarbons with its Zidane-1 exploration well in the Norwegian Sea (licence PL435, block 6507/7), north-west of the Heidrun field.
BLUEWATER has received a letter of award from Eni for the charter, operation and maintenance of the upgraded floating production, storage and offloading vessel (FPSO), Glas Dowr, in south-east Asia.
SHELL and Oceaneering International have set a new industry record in subsea well intervention by successfully replacing a failed subsurface-controlled subsurface safety valve in the US Gulf of Mexico using an "openwater wireline" technique at a water depth of 815m (2,673ft). This sets the bar for producing wells. Openwater wireline has previously been deployed only in shallower waters.
TWO new records have been set in north-west European waters in recent weeks, one by StatoilHydro with a live pipeline hot tap, while an alliance comprising Island Offshore, FMC Technologies and Aker Well Service has set a new water-depth world record for subsea riserless wireline intervention from a ship.
AIM-LISTED Serica Energy has been awarded further acreage in the Irish sector of the Atlantic Frontier comprising Rockall Basin blocks 5/17, 5/18, 5/22, 5/23, 5/27 and 5/28.
FUGRO GEOS has been awarded two significant metocean contracts offshore East Africa. The first piece of work involves one year of ocean current measurement which will involve moorings in up to 1,700m (5,577ft) water depth off the Tanzanian coast.
ANADARKO Petroleum has made a major "pre-salt" oil discovery on the Wahoo prospect in Brazil's prolific Campos Basin with its 1-APL-1-ESS well drilled on block BM-C-30 in some 1,417m (4,650ft) water depth. Preliminary results, based on wireline logs, indicate at least 60m (195ft) of net pay with similar characteristics to the nearby Jubarte 1-ESS-103A well.