Total announces the start-up of its South Mahakam gas condensate project two months ahead of schedule.
The South Mahakam is part of the program being implemented to offset production decline impacting the Mahakam PSC (Production Sharing Contract).
Soil Machine Dynamics Limited (SMD) and Blade Offshore Services Limited (BOS) have completed a deal which sees the creation of a joint venture, SMD-BORD, and joint development of a novel technology for the installation of marine renewables devices on the seabed.
Maersk Drilling has taken the first challenging step into deepwater drilling in West Africa and the results so far support its high ambitions for the area. After only one full month in operation the Mærsk Deliverer has been awarded 'Super Rig of the Month'.
Total has announced the signature of an agreement with PTTEP for the acquisition of a 40% interest in the Production Sharing Contract covering the offshore Block M-11 in Martaban basin, Myanmar.
A vast "raft" of volcanic rocks covering 10,000 sq miles (26,000 sq km) of ocean has been spotted by a New Zealand military aircraft. A naval ship was forced to change course in order to avoid the cluster of buoyant rocks, located 1,000 miles off the New Zealand coast.
The Duke of York will be in Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk on Tuesday 24th July 2012, when he will be visiting Scira Offshore Energy and meeting staff from Gardline, the marine sciences company based in Great Yarmouth. His Royal Highness is interested to learn more about the rapidly developing offshore renewables industry in the UK.
Global Marine Systems Limited has announced a major upgrade of its CS Sovereign vessel. Global Marine‟s marine engineering team worked closely with an offshore handling equipment supplier, to design and build two 2,300 tonne turntables, in order to expand the ships capability for a further round of offshore renewable energy projects.
Total announces that it has become operator of the offshore Xerelete concession located in a promising area of Brazil’s Campos basin. The transfer of operatorship from Petrobras to Total follows a unanimous decision by the Xerelete partners and approval by the Brazilian authorities. Total and Petrobras each hold a 41.2% interest in the concession, while BP holds the remaining 17.6 %.