KBR Inc. (NYSE: KBR)  said it was awarded a pre-front end engineering design (FEED) and project support services contracts by BP for the development of the Tortue (Ahmeyim) field offshore Mauritania and Senegal on Aug. 17.

Maersk Drilling has been awarded a contract by Shell for the deepwater semisubmersible rig Mærsk Developer. The contract covers the drilling and completion of three wells and the suspension of one well, all located in Block E of the East Coast Marine Area offshore Trinidad.

Atwood said one of its subsidiaries agreed to a one-well contract with Kosmos for operations offshore Northwest Africa. The day rate was not disclosed.

The joint venture company will build the concrete gravity structure for the development’s fixed drilling platform.

Croatia's CROSCO, part of energy group INA, said on Aug. 3 it had won deals worth €47 million (US$56 million) to drill 12 wells in Ukraine.

Jacobs Engineering Group has signed a global enterprise framework agreement renewal with Shell Oil Co. to provide concept, front-end engineering, detailed design, procurement, project management, construction management and construction services.

Italy’s Saipem is likely to get a subcontractor role in a new project to produce LNG in the Arctic by Russia’s Novatek, one of Novatek’s partners said.

CGG said this survey in Brazil's Santos Basin will be the largest node survey ever acquired and processed in the industry.