Wintershall has received approval by the Norwegian authorities for the plan for development and operation (PDO) for the Maria development, offshore Norway.
Saudi Aramco extended contracts for three jack-up units, Rowan Middletown, Charles Rowan, and Arch Rowan.
Maersk Oil has started awarding contracts for the development of Culzean field in the North Sea.
Italian oil and gas company Eni has made what it describes as a world-class supergiant gas discovery at its Zohr Prospect, in the deep waters of Egypt.
Keppel Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M) has entered into a Stock and Asset Purchase Agreement with Cameron International Corporation, to acquire Cameron’s offshore rigs business, which comprises the LETOURNEAU jackup rig designs, rig kit business, and aftermarket services for US$100 million.
North Sea Midstream Partners Ltd. (NSMP) has agreed to acquire 67% operated interest in the Shetland Island regional gas export system (SIRGE), 100% interest in the Frigg UK gas pipeline (FUKA), and 100% interest in the St. Fergus gas terminal from Total SA for $905 million.
McDermott has secured a contract by Saudi Aramco for brownfield work in various fields offshore Saudi Arabia.
Schlumberger, the world’s largest oilfield services provider, and Cameron, a provider of flow equipment products, systems and services to oil, gas and process industries, today jointly announced a definitive merger agreement in which the companies will combine in a stock and cash transaction.
Shell has spudded the Portrush exploration well in the Norwegian Sea, Faroe Petroleum, a partner in the PL793 licence announced.
Schlumberger, world’s largest oilfield services provider, recently initiated a new seismic survey offshore Mexico, expanding its Gulf of Mexico multiclient wide-azimuth seismic data portfolio.