Most popular articles of the week, June 2 – 6, 2014
Deepwater Horizon disaster caused by drill pipe buckling, U.S. Chemical Safety Board discovers.
On 4 June, two new compressors were lifted aboard the Troll A platform in the North Sea. Once the compressors are up and running next year, they will boost recovery from Troll by more than 83 billion standard cubic meters of gas.
Subsea 7′s new Heavy Construction / Flexlay vessel Seven Arctic will, according to the owner, be a highly capable construction vessel capable of worldwide operations.
The UK government’s legislative programme outlined in Queen’s Speech included a section on the Wood Report, which says that the new Regulator to oversee the UK’s offshore operations should be fully funded by the industry.
Ocean Rig UDW Inc. has signed a drilling contract for one of its semi-submersible drilling rigs, the Eirik Raude.
Wood Mackenzie’s latest analysis of the Johan Castberg area in the Barents Sea considers the alternative development concepts under consideration by Statoil and partners Eni SpA (ENI) and Petoro AS.
Seadrill Limited has secured a contract with Total Upstream Nigeria Ltd for employment of the newbuild ultra-deepwater drillship West Jupiter, in support of the EGINA ultra-deep offshore project in Nigeria.
Ophir Energy plc announces the successful results of the Taachui-1 & subsequent Taachui-1 ST1 well in Block 1, Tanzania which has resulted in a new gas discovery.