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Shell Announces Marjoram-1 Gas Discovery In Deep-Water Malaysia

SOURCE: Shell | 26 August 2014

Shell today announces further exploration success in Malaysia with another gas discovery at the Shell-operated deep-water Marjoram-1 well.

Wood Group Kenny Wins Two Contracts With Petrobras In Brazil

SOURCE: John Wood Group | 26 August 2014

Wood Group Kenny (WGK) has won two contracts with a total value of over $2 million with Brazilian operator Petrobras.

Kvaerner To Conduct Concept Study For Statoil's Subsea On Slim Legs Concept

SOURCE: Kvaerner | 22 August 2014

Statoil has awarded Kvaerner a concept study related to a standardised, unmanned dry tree wellhead platform for the Oseberg Future Development project. The concept is focused on minimisation of facilities, equipment and costs down to water depths of 150 meters and may be a cost effective solution compared to a conventional subsea tie-back solution.

Eni Starts Production At DEKA Project In Egypt

SOURCE: Eni | 21 August 2014

Eni, through its affiliate Ieoc Production BV and in joint venture with BP Egypt, started production from the DEKA project (Denis-Karawan) through the new subsea well Denise South 6 at a gas rate of 1.8 million cubic meters per day and associated condensates of about 800 barrels per day.

Gudrun Officially Opened

SOURCE: Statoil | 19 August 2014

Norwegian prime minister Erna Solberg officially opened the Gudrun platform in the North Sea today, 19 August. This is the first new Statoil-operated platform on the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS) since Kristin in 2005.

FPSO Cidade de Mangaratiba Leaves The Yard For Pre-Salt Operations

SOURCE: Petrobras News Agency | 18 August 2014

This Saturday (August 16th), the Schahin – Modec consortium, hired by Petrobras to build and operate the FPSO Cidade de Mangaratiba, initiated the process of moving the vessel out of the BrasFels shipyard, in Angra dos Reis.

Giant Turret Module For World's Largest Floating Facility Sets Sail For South Korea

SOURCE: Shell | 15 August 2014

The largest piece of the turret for Shell’s Prelude Floating Liquefied Natural Gas (FLNG) facility has set sail from Dubai for the Samsung Heavy Industries shipyard in Geoje, South Korea, where the facility is under construction.

Kvaerner And KBR Join Forces For Johan Sverdrup Contracts

SOURCE: Kvaerner | 15 August 2014

Kvaerner and KBR, Inc announced today they will establish a joint venture to competitively bid on offshore platform topsides contracts for the Johan Sverdrup field development offshore Norway. The alliance combines Kvaerner's expertise and resources as a turn-key contractor for offshore platforms with KBR's competence as a leading international offshore oil and gas contractor.

Noble Energy Announces New Exploration License Offshore Gabon

SOURCE: Noble Energy | 11 August 2014

Noble Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NBL) announced today that it has signed a Production Sharing Contract (PSC) with the Government of Gabon covering Block F15 in the Gabon Coastal Basin. Under the terms of the PSC, Noble Energy will be the Operator with a 60 percent working interest. Noble Energy's partner on Block F15 is Woodside Petroleum Ltd., who will have the remaining 40 percent working interest.

First Oil Produced From SNEPCO-Operated Bonga North West Deep-Water Project In Nigeria

SOURCE: Shell | 06 August 2014

Shell’s deep-water subsidiary in Nigeria, Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company Ltd (SNEPCo) started oil production from the first well at the Bonga North West deep-water development off the Nigerian coast on Tuesday 5 August 2014, another milestone for the country’s energy industry.