The contract for drillship Ocean Rig Poseidon was extended until second-quarter 2017 after all closing conditions were met for Ocean Rig’s omnibus agreement with Eni Angola SpA.

Saudi Aramco will receive engineering, procurement, construction and installation services, fabrication services and facility maintenance for development of non-associated gas fields and production as it expands offshore to Red Sea. 

Well 6507/11-11 will be first well drilled in production license 591 near Heidrun and Njord fields in Norwegian North Sea. The license 591 was awarded on Feb. 4, 2011.

GS Energy Corp., the energy unit of South Korea’s GS Holdings Corp., will access 50Mbbl/d of oil for its share in Abu Dhabi’s largest onshore oilfield concession, Bloomberg said. 

Under a five-year, US$250 million contract, Massy Wood Group will provide engineering, procurement and construction services to BP's 13 upstream offshore facilities in the Greater Cassia and Greater Mahogany areas.

Offshore Installation Services (OIS), an Acteon company, said it has been awarded a contract to decommission multiple wells in the North Sea by Centrica Energy.

The Paris-based company's operating center in Houston will perform the overall project management.

GE Oil & Gas and Enpro Subsea will jointly market cost-effective fluid intervention and other well intervention services. The nonexclusive partnership is already underway in West Africa. 

Shell Italia will carry Northern Petroleum for E&P costs including new seismic until seismic costs reach US$4 million, and until the well costs reach US$50 million.

Officials from U.K. unions GMB and Unite participated in discussions May 6 to resolve ongoing dispute over unilateral changes to working conditions covered by Offshore Contractors Agreement in U.K. waters.

Licensing round will cover six blocks in Albertine Graben prospective sedimentary basin. Irene Muloni, minister of energy and mineral development, said less than 10% of Albertine Graben is currently licensed.  

The 100 million British pound contract provides jobs in access, insulation, coating, passive fire protection and platform services on six North Sea assets and the Forties Pipeline systems.