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Scorpion Offshore Signed Offshore Courageous Contract with Shell
Malaysia >> 9/5/2008 - Scorpion Offshore signed a contract with Sarawak Shell Berhad / Sabah Shell Petroleum Company for the Offshore Courageous for operations offshore Malaysia beginning in January 2009. The contract is fo...
VetcoGray Completes Project In Egypt's Gulf Of Suez, Converting Exploration Well To Full Production
Egypt >> 7/30/2008 - VetcoGray, a GE Oil & Gas business, applied its latest technology to overcome unique challenges, reduce project costs and risks, and successfully convert an exploration well to full production service...
Subsea 7 Confirms Contract From BP in Angola
Angola >> 7/29/2008 - Subsea 7 confirmed that its recently announced major contract award in Africa is a framework agreement with BP Angola Ltd. Subsea 7's agreement with BP is for call-off services in support of its devel...
Series of Oil Developments Gets Go Ahead in Angola Block 31
Angola >> 7/28/2008 - Sociedade Nacional de Combustiveis de Angola - Sonangol E.P., has authorised BP and its co-venturers to develop a series of deepwater oil discoveries in offshore Angola's Block 31. The Block 31 develo...
Go-ahead for oil developments in Angola Block 31
Angola >> 7/28/2008 - Sonangol has given the go-ahead for the development of a series of deepwater oil discoveries in Block 31, offshore Angola. StatoilHydro has a 13.33 percent stake in the licence, for which BP is operat...
BW Offshore receives LoA from Total E&P Angola
Angola >> 7/18/2008 - BW Offshore received a Letter of Award (LoA) from Total Exploration & Production Angola for the engineering, procurement and fabrication of a Buoy Turret Loading (BTL(TM)) system for the PAZFLOR proje...
Acergy Wins Fabrication Contract for its Globestar Yard in Warri, Nigeria
Nigeria >> 5/20/2008 - Acergy S.A. announced the award of a contract valued at approximately $50 million for the fabrication, assembly and testing of eight manifolds and support structures, eight suction piles, twenty-three...
J. Ray McDermott Awarded Two Offshore Construction Projects
Russia >> 5/5/2008 - McDermott International announced that subsidiaries of J. Ray McDermott, S.A. ("J. Ray") were recently awarded two contracts for offshore construction projects. Both of the contracts will be included ...
OMV acquires exploration license in offshore Tunisia
Tunisia >> 4/25/2008 - OMV Aktiengesellschaft acquired an 80% interest as operator in the "Sidi Mansour" exploration license in offshore Tunisia from Thani Tunisia Sidi Mansour B.V.. The block covers an area of 6,592 km˛ an...
Halliburton Awarded Contract to Develop Manifa Offshore Project
Saudi Arabia >> 4/21/2008 - Halliburton has been selected to provide a variety of oilfield services in support of the offshore portion of Saudi Aramco's Manifa mega-project. The Manifa project has a production target of 900 MBCD...
Ministry Confirms Approval of Exploration Permits in Morocco
Morocco >> 4/11/2008 - Island Oil & Gas announced that the Ministre de l’Energie, des Mines, de l’Eau et de l’Environment of Morocco has formally approved the ‘Tarfaya Onshore’ Petroleum Agreement (the ‘Permit’) awarded to ...
Hardy Oil and Gas Announces Nigerian Activity Update
Nigeria >> 4/3/2008 - Hardy Oil and Gas announced that has executed an agreement to farm-out a 20 percent interest in the Oza field located onshore Nigeria. The farmee is Emerald Energy Resources Limited ("Emerald"), a pro...
Total Acquires New Offshore Blocks in GOM
United States >> 4/1/2008 - Total announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Total E&P USA Inc., was the highest bidder in the lease sale 206 on 13 blocks in the Central Gulf of Mexico. Situated in deep waters (1,500 to 2,000 m...
Nexans wins $13.4 million marine cables deal with Bourbon in China
China >> 3/26/2008 - Nexans has signed a three-year contract worth $13.4 million to supply 3,146 km of its special marine cables to be installed on offshore oil and gas marine services company Bourbon Offshore’s vessels.<...
Sea Island No. 4 Back Online
Saudi Arabia >> 3/19/2008 - Sea Island No. 4 is back in service after the completion of three significant capital projects and a scheduled Test and Inspection (T&I), the Terminal Department has announced. “The quality and safety...
Global Industries Awarded Two Middle East Contracts Totaling $35 Million
Saudi Arabia >> 3/11/2008 - Global Industries announced that two of its subsidiaries have received contract awards worth a total of approximately $35 million. One contract calls for the transportation and installation of seven j...
Addax Petroleum Announces Successful Oil Appraisal Offshore Nigeria
Nigeria >> 3/11/2008 - Addax Petroleum Corporation announced the successful appraisal of and addition to the Kita Marine discovery. The recently completed KTM-6 well encountered an aggregate gross oil column of 173 feet ove...
Essar E&P awards an offshore block in Vietnam
Vietnam >> 3/4/2008 - Essar Exploration & Production Limited (EEPL) has been awarded an offshore block in Vietnam’s prolific Song Hong basin. Admeasuring approximately 5925 sq km, the block was awarded under a recent licen...
Afren signs Production Sharing Contracts for two licences in the gas rich Anambra Basin in Nigeria
Nigeria >> 3/3/2008 - Afren has signed Production Sharing Contracts (“PSC”) for OPL 917 and OPL 907, within the Anambra basin, onshore Nigeria.

Highlights
Afren through a Joint Venture (“JV”) with Gl...
Carnarvon Provides Operations Update on L20/50 Concession Onshore Thailand
Thailand >> 2/28/2008 - Carnarvon Petroleum announced that exploration activities are about to commence on the L20/50 Concession. The L20/50 concession is a large 3,947 km2 block area located in the southern extent of the Ph...

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