JEAN CURUTCHET: THE SAVIOR OF EKOFISK

Jean Curutchet was awarded the Legion of Honour, Knight Class, by the French government for one outstanding achievement: the raising of the Ekofisk Field production facilities offshore Norway. He also directed the Frigg Gas Field in the North Sea, and was named to the Order of Commander of St Olaf by the Norwegian government. But the distinguished career of Jean Curutchet with Elf Aquitaine started much earlier with his contribution and responsibility for killing the Gassi-Touil #2 blow out in Algeria. In the mid-1980s the Ekofisk field as a whole and the platforms in particular were found to be suffering from an unexpected degree ofsubsidence. It would almost be 6 metres (20 ft) at the end of the concession of Phillips Petroleum, too much to keep the platforms secure. Under the supervision of Technip and Jean Curutchet, five of the Ekofisk platforms were simultaneously lifted about 6 meters. The four days lifting was completed on August 17, 1987 at 11:30 pm, thanks to 108 hydraulic cylinders perfectly synchronised.

SCHLUMBERGER Q1 2018 RESULTS

April 21, 2018

Schlumberger Q1 2018 results, with a revenue of $7.89 billion, are down 4% sequentially and up 14% year-on-year. Net income of $525 million increased 88%...

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SEDCO 709 FIRST DP SEMI-SUBMERSIBLE

April 21, 2018

In 1971, the Sedco 445 drillship became the first offshore drilling vessel to drill a well without anchors,  six years before the launch of the Sedco...

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THE LARGEST DESERTS IN THE WORLD

April 20, 2018

The largest deserts in the world are arid region generally receiving less than 250mm (10 inches) of precipitation a year. It is estimated that about one...

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CONOCOPHILLIPS WINTER PROGRAM IN ALASKA

April 20, 2018

ConocoPhillips announced it has concluded its 2018 winter exploration and appraisal program in Alaska. The company’s original plan was to drill five...

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ROWAN FLEET STATUS: WORK SECURED FOR 3 JACKUPS

April 20, 2018

Rowan advised that its report of drilling rig status and contract information has been updated. The notable changes since the last reports are the following: •...

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AIBEL TO REFURBISH NJORD BRAVO FSU

April 19, 2018

Statoil has awarded Aibel the contract for the refurbishment and lifetime extension of the Njord Bravo Floating Storage Unit (FSU) of as a part of Statoil’s...

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TRANSOCEAN FLEET UPDATE: SHORT TERM CONTRACTS

April 19, 2018

Transocean fleet update:  the last quarterly Fleet Status Report that provides the current status of and contract information for the company’s fleet...

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ENI TO DEVELOP MERAKES DISCOVERY OFFSHORE INDONESIA

April 19, 2018

Eni announces the approval of the Plan of Development (POD) for the Merakes field located in the East Sepinggan PSC in the Makassar Strait, offshore East...

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BP EXTENDS CHC CONTRACT TO SUPPORT VALHALL OPERATIONS

April 18, 2018

CHC Group announced it has signed a two-year contract extension with Aker BP to support their infield shuttle at the greater Valhall field in the Norwegian...

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DIAMOND OFFSHORE INTRODUCES SIM-STACK SERVICE

April 18, 2018

Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc. announced the launch of its Sim-Stack service, the offshore drilling industry's first cybernetic BOP service enabling Diamond...

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FairfieldNodal ACQUIRES GEOKINETICS US LIBRARY

April 18, 2018

FairfieldNodal announced its acquisition of the Geokinetics, Inc. U.S. multi-client data library. With this acquisition, FairfieldNodal nearly triples...

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STENA CARRON FIRST TO OBTAINS DRILL(MPD) NOTATION

April 18, 2018

DNV-GL advised that the UDW Drillship Stena Carron was the first drilling vessel to obtain the DRILL(MPD) notation. Managed Pressure Drilling (MPD) is...

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