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EnQuest hit

EnQuest has been hit with a safety warning after a gas leak on the EnQuest Producer floating production, storage and offloading vessel that was caused by poorly-installed pipework.


Tullow seismic

Anglo-Irish independent Tullow Oil is carrying out a 3D seismic survey off Uruguay to capture data over high-quality leads identified in Block 15 in the Pelotas basin.


TMS talks near the end

Australian explorer Australis Oil & Gas is in negotiations with Encana to buy the Canadian giant’s position in the Tuscaloosa Marine shale (TMS) play in the US states of Mississippi and Louisiana.


Sigma in Mad Dog 2 award

Swedish newcomer Sigma Energy & Marine has landed a key award with GVA Consulting covering engineering work on BP’s giant Mad Dog 2 semi-submersible production platform, destined for the US Gulf, writes Erik Means.


Farzad B’s new MDP finalised

India’s ONGC Videsh has finalised a new master development plan (MDP) for the Farzad B gas field off Iran, setting the clock ticking for what could be one of Iran’s biggest early project awards in the post-sanctions period, writes Vahe Petrossian.


Senegal gets World Bank help

The World Bank is packaging up a $20 million technical assistance grant to fund upstream legal and specialist expertise for the government of Senegal ahead of the final draft of a reformed Petroleum Code and an expected slew of exploration and development tenders.