Northern Petroleum was awarded a 5-year, 100% interest contract in Petroleum Exploration License 629 in the Otway basin in South Australia from the Government of South Australia. The company will perform geochemical analysis and seismic reprocessing. The play spans an area of 1.4 million acres and holds shale oil prospects that have been lightly explored.

Pertamina signed a shale gas production sharing agreement in May and will explore the Sumbagut block in north Sumatra, Indonesia. The block is estimated to possess 18.56 Tcf of shale gas. Pertamina is aiming for initial production after 6 years of exploration with production levels beginning at 40 MMscf/D and increasing to 100 MMscf/D in 2020.

FMC Technologies was awarded a contract from Anadarko Petroleum for subsea equipment for its Heidelberg field. FMC Technologies will supply five enhanced horizontal subsea trees, tree-mounted controls, two manifolds, and other associated tooling and equipment.

Technip, in consortium with Samsung and Huanqiu, was awarded a contract for a liquefied natural gas project in British Columbia, Canada from Pacific Northwest LNG. The project include two 6-MTPA liquefied natural gas trains, process units, and marine facilities; inlet facilities, utilities, and power generation; and off-site structures.

Oceaneering International was awarded a contract from Saipem to supply umbilicals for the Burullus West Delta Deep Marine Phase IXa development located offshore Egypt. The award consists of 10 subsea production control umbilicals and two electrical power cables.

The Danish Energy Agency approved a 6-month extension for New World Oil and Gas, Danica Jutland, and the Danish North Sea Fund to complete a work program in licenses 1/09 and 2/09 at its Danica Jutland project in western Denmark. The extension will allow the results of the recent acquisition of 3D seismic data to be incorporated into a forward work program.

Technip was awarded a major contract for the supply of flexible pipes for the Iracema Sul field in Brazil from Petrobras. The contract includes the qualification and supply of up to 250 km of flexible pipes as well as related equipment for the pre-salt area to be installed on the FPSO unit, Cidade de Mangaratiba.