Savanna Signs Contract To Deploy Four Rigs In Australia

Savanna will deploy four top drive single (TDS) drilling rigs to operate in Queensland for an existing customer to support its east coast LNG project. 

Libya’s Rival Regimes Keep Oil Flowing

Libya’s warring factions have pledged to keep the North African country’s crude flowing, putting pressure on other OPEC nations to curb output when the group supplying 40% of the world’s oil meets next month.

Project Aims To Improve Gas Hydrate Resources Characterization

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has selected a multiyear, field-based research project designed to gain further insight into the nature, formation, occurrence and physical properties of methane hydrate‐bearing sediments for the purpose of methane hydrate resource appraisal, the DOE said in a news release.

BP Awards FEED Contracts For Tangguh

BP and the Tangguh partners have awarded two consortia onshore FEED contracts for the Tangguh Expansion Project (Train 3).

Total Appoints Pouyanne As CEO, Desmarest As Chairman

Total SA appointed Patrick Pouyanne CEO, succeeding Christophe de Margerie, killed in a plane crash earlier this week.

Shell Makes Gabon Deepwater Discovery

Shell has made a frontier exploration discovery offshore Gabon, West Africa.

Test Points To Hydrocarbon Pay Onshore Ukraine

Testing of well E-303 on the Elizavetovskoye Field in Ukraine indicates a gross pay of 167 m (548 ft) spread over eight reservoir horizons, JKX Oil & Gas said in a news release.

Stover Steps Into Noble Energy CEO Post

Noble Energy’s board of directors has elected David L. Stover as president and CEO, succeeding Charles D. Davidson as CEO, the company said in a news release.

Heerema Lands Culzean Wellhead Platform Jacket Contract

Construction is due to start in January 2015 for completion in March 2016. 

Bell Geospace Wins Contract For Surveys In Ethiopia

Bell Geospace has been awarded the contract for the provision of airborne FTG and magnetic surveys in the Gewane-El Wiha Block, Ethiopia (Afar Area) by GPB Ethiopia Resources B.V.

Total CEO Dies In Jet Crash In Moscow

Total SA CEO Christophe de Margerie died when his airplane struck a snowplow on a Moscow runway.

LDD Completes Jacket Foundation Installation

LDD, an Acteon company, has finished a specialist foundation installation for the Etame Marin Block field expansion project offshore Gabon.