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BP Makes Trinidad Gas Discovery

  BP Trinidad & Tobago (bpTT) today announced that it has discovered an estimated 1 trillion cubic feet (tcf) of gas offshore Trinidad, doubling the estimated gas in place of the Savonette gas field, to 2tcf.


Indonesia: Total Starts South Mahakam Production Ahead Of Schedule

 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).


SMD and BORD Sign Joint Venture

 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.


MMT in German Waters

 MMT (Sweden) has recently completed a geophysical cable route survey for the Amrumbank West offshore wind farm (OWF) project for Siem Offshore Contractors GmbH. The geophysical survey was performed by MMT for the entire inner array grid cable route.



Maersk Drilling Has Hit the Ground Running in Angola

 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'.


Myanmar: Total Acquires a 40% Interest in Offshore Block M-11

 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.

PTTEP (PTT Exploration and Production Plc.), Thailand's national company, will retain the operatorship. The block covers an area of 5,373 km², with a water depth of 200 to 2,300 meters. The current exploration phase contemplates a well to be drilled by Q3 2013.


Vast volcanic 'raft' found in Pacific, near New Zealand

 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 to visit Norfolk's offshore wind industry

 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 invests in upgrade of CS Sovereign

  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 takes operatorship of Xerelete block in Brazil

 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 %. 




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