Most popular articles of the week, April 14 – 18, 2014


Large wave damages Ensco 8506 rig in Gulf of Mexico

The Coast Guard is overseeing response efforts for an offshore drilling rig that began taking on water into a ballast tank after a large wave hit them in heavy seas more than 100 miles south of Galveston.


Police raids Petrobras HQ (Brazil)

Federal police raided the headquarters of Brazil’s state-run oil company Petroleo Brasileiro, better known as Petrobras.


Technip, Heerema secure $3.5B Kaombo contract from Total

Technip and Heerema are taking part in the development of Total’s Kaombo project offshore Angola.


Shell tests Prelude FLNG’s loading arms (VIDEO)

Join engineer Cris Moreno as he travels to France to see Prelude’s innovative offloading arms tested for the first time. Cris Moreno has a big job on his hands.


Saipem grabs two FPSO contracts offshore Angola

Saipem has been awarded two contracts in Angola by Total, for a combined total of more than $4 billion.


Total makes Final Investment Decision for Kaombo project (Angola)

Total and its joint venture partners have made the final investment decision to develop the ultra-deep offshore Kaombo project in Angola.


BP’s former employee charged with insider trading

The Securities and Exchange Commission has charged a former 20-year employee of BP p.l.c. and a senior responder during the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill with insider trading in BP securities based on confidential information about the magnitude of the disaster.


Unions: Chevron keeping head in sand over Gorgon costs

The Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) has joined forces with the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) in a global campaign to, as they say, build awareness over delays and cost overruns on Chevron’s Gorgon LNG project in Australia.


Heerema completes Cygnus Alpha topsides

Heerema Fabrication Group has completed construction of the Cygnus Alpha topsides structure which will be a part of an offshore platform installed at the Cygnus field, in the UK North Sea.


Talisman evaluating Yme alternatives

Talisman Energy needs more time to decide on an alternative development option for the Yme field in the North Sea.