Energy Voice | Savannah spuds fourth well in Niger

UK-based oil firm Savannah Petroleum has started drilling a fourth well in its current campaign in Niger. The Eridal-1 well, located in the Agadem Basin, south-east Niger, was spudded on July 27.   Drilling is expected to take about a month, using Rig GW-215. he well is planned to be drilled to a total depth of 2,592 metres.  […]

Energy Voice | Kvaerner delivers Johan Sverdrup jacket

Norwegian engineering firm Kvaerner has delivered the last of three jackets for Equinor’s Johan Sverdrup project. Kvaerner was awarded the three largest and most complex substructures out of four for the first phase of the project. The first delivery was the riser platform jacket in the summer of 2017. In March this year, Kvaerner delivered […]

Energy Voice | Production gets going at Ichthys LNG project

Japanese oil firm Inpex said today that production had begun at the Ichthys LNG project offshore Australia. Inpex said shipments should be under way by the end of September. Operator Inpex owns 62.245% of the project. Partners include Total, CPC, Taiwan, Tokyo Gas, Osaka Gas, Kansai Electric Power, Jera and Toho Gas. The project is […]

Energy Voice | Diamond Drilling posts significant losses in Q2

Houston-based drilling firm Diamond Drilling today announced a £59 million net loss in Q2, meaning the company has dropped £44m between the most recent quarter and Q1. Diamond Drilling, who also have an office in Dyce, Aberdeenshire, announced a £14m profit in Q1 in 2018. Total revenues between Q1 and Q2 reflect the losses with […]

Energy Voice | Breaking: Unite to ballot Mariner workforce on new pay offer

Trade union Unite has announced that it will ballot its members on a ‘revised’ pay offer on Equinor’s Mariner platform. The union confirmed today that a new offer had been tabled by oil field service firm Aker Solutions and that its membership had agreed to remove an overtime ban as a gesture of “good will”. […]

Energy Voice | Oil rises after fourth weekly decline as supply risks persist

Oil rose in New York after a fourth weekly decline as a weaker dollar boosted the appeal of commodities and concerns over global supply disruptions persisted. West Texas Intermediate futures added 1.1 percent following a retreat of 2.5 percent last week. Three oil fields in the North Sea are winding down output before industrial action […]

TenneT Sees Borssele Jacket Ready and Set for Setup

The 55 meters high jacket for TenneT’s first offshore platform in the Borssele wind farm zone has been completed. The load-out of the jacket at the HSM Offshore shipyard in Schiedam is the first milestone for TenneT in the realization of the Borssele Offshore Wind Farm Zone project. During the load-out, the […]

Energy Voice | Texo targets rapid growth in Dundee after signing long-term deal

Engineering and technology firm Texo Group said today that it was targeting quick growth in Dundee after signing a long-term lease at the city’s port. Texo Group’s fabrication business expects to benefit from “truly outstanding” quayside facilities in Dundee, where it will have access to a manufacturing base and offices. A spokesman for Texo Group, […]

Energy Voice | Strikes on Total rigs to continue today

Strike action will continue today on North Sea platforms operated by French oil giant Total. The row centres on Total’s plans to switch workers’ rotas from two weeks on, three weeks off to three on, three off. Workers voted to down tools in a series of 24 hour and 12 hour strikes. Last Monday, a […]

INPEX Begins Gas Production from Ichthys Project

INPEX has started production of gas at its Ichthys LNG project, marking the start of approximately 40 years of operations of this large-scale LNG development. The produced gas will be gathered within the Central Processing Facility, Ichthys Explorer, where it will be separated into gases and liquids. Thereafter, the liquids will be piped […]