-- Ormen Lange gas to be exported via Sleipner Field licensees for Ormen Lange field on deepwater Block 6305/5-1 in the Norwegian Sea agreed Dec. 18 to develop the field using subsea production installations linked to a new onshore natural gas processing plant at Nyhamna, near Aukra, in Møre county, Norway.
-- ConocoPhillips makes oil discovery off Cameroon ConocoPhillips, operator of the Coco Marine No. 1 exploratory well in the Douala basin, reported Wednesday that the well successfully flowed 3,000 b/d of 34° gravity oil and 1.8 MMcfd of natural gas.
-- Sonatrach awards contracts for five offshore terminals Algeria's state-owned oil and gas company Sonatrach awarded to FMC Sofec Floating Systems, a Houston-based unit of FMC Technologies Inc., a $240 million contract to construct five offshore terminals for loading crude and condensate.
-- UAE Noble Corp., Sugar Land, Tex., acquired two jack up drilling units, the Trident III and the Dhab II, from a Schlumberger Ltd. subsidiary for $95 million.
-- DeepStar group awards Aker Kværner study contract DeepStar, a group of 12 leading deepwater operators and 48 service-supply companies, has awarded Aker Kværner a contract to execute Phase VI of the Deepwater Staged Recovery (DeepStar) Project.
-- Mexico Pride International Inc. said the Pride Nebraska and Pride Alaska have commenced operations in the Bay of Campeche.
-- Talisman signs PSA with Qatar for Block 10 Talisman Energy Inc., Calgary, signed a production sharing agreement with the Qatar government for Block 10 covering 784,000 acres in shallow water 100 km northeast of Doha.