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Valaris Bags $466M in Rig Deals. CEO Sees 'Constructive Outlook' for Offshore Drilling Industry

Jul 06, 2022

Offshore drilling firm Valaris said this week it has recently secured offshore drilling contracts and extensions worth $466 million in total, with the majority of the new backlog filled by a $327 million drillship deal with Equinor in Brazil. The company CEO Anton Dibowitz said he saw a constructive outlook for the offshore drilling industry, as evidenced by recent contract awards for both floaters and jackups across several geographies…

Shell Completes Maintenance at Gulf of Mexico Ursa Platform

Jun 07, 2022

Oil major Shell on Monday said planned maintenance at its Ursa platform in the Gulf of Mexico was completed on Sunday.Shell, the leading operator in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, started turnarounds at its Mars and Ursa platforms at the end of April…

TotalEnergies Joins JV Looking to Develop 1GW Floating Wind Farm Offshore California

Mar 02, 2022

French energy major TotalEnergies has joined Trident Winds Inc. in the Castle Wind joint venture for the development of a 1 GW floating offshore wind project off the coast of Morro Bay, off the Central California Coast. The company entered the…

Delfin Plans Louisiana Floating LNG FID in 2022

Jan 19, 2022

U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) developer Delfin LNG said it plans to make a final investment decision (FID) to go forward with its Gulf of Mexico floating LNG export project off Louisiana in 2022.'This is the best macro-environment that the LNG business has ever seen…

U.S. Interior Department Set to Release Federal Oil Leasing Review

Nov 26, 2021

The U.S. Interior Department will release a long-awaited report reviewing the environmental costs and economic benefits of the nation's federal oil and gas leasing program as early as Friday, two sources familiar with the matter told Reuters…

Gulf Coast Oil Firms Return to Ida Recovery as Storm Nicholas Recedes

Sep 15, 2021

Energy companies worked to restore pipeline service and electricity after Tropical Storm Nicholas passed through on Tuesday, allowing them to return to repairing the significant damage caused by Hurricane Ida two weeks ago.Nicholas, downgraded to a tropical depression late Tuesday…

Helix Nets Multi-year Well Intervention Deal in U.S. Gulf of Mexico

Sep 14, 2021

Offshore oil and gas well services company Helix Energy Solutions said Monday it had won a multi-year riser-based well intervention scope of work with an unnamed major operator for the charter of the Helix Q5000 and 15K Intervention Riser System in the US Gulf of Mexico…

Over Two-thirds of Offshore Oil Output Remains Shut in U.S. Gulf of Mexico

Sep 13, 2021

U.S. offshore oil companies restored almost 200,000 barrels of production on Friday, while most of the Gulf Coast crude output remained offline following Hurricane Ida, government data showed.The storm hit the U.S. Gulf of Mexico almost two weeks ago…

ExxonMobil Floats $100 Billion Carbon Storage Project

Apr 19, 2021

ExxonMobil on Monday floated a proposal for a public-private carbon storage project that would collect planet-warming carbon dioxide emissions from U.S. petrochemical plants and bury them in reservoirs under the Gulf of Mexico.The plan would…

Two Offshore Workers Charged over U.S. Gulf of Mexico Oil Spills

Jan 20, 2021

Two Fieldwood Energy LLC oil workers face federal criminal charges for allegedly separately allowing crude oil spills from offshore U.S. Gulf of Mexico platforms to avoid required shutdowns.The two were indicted Tuesday for spills in 2015 and 2018…

Ørsted Names Project Development Head in U.S.

Oct 08, 2020

Offshore wind farm developer Ørsted has appointed Patricia DiOrio as its new head of project development in the U.S.Ørsted said Thursday that DiOrio would be based in Boston, and lead the company’s North American Offshore Project Development team…

Rystad: Covid-19 Brings Peak Oil Date Closer

Jun 18, 2020

The Covid-19 downturn will expedite peak oil demand, putting a lid on exploration efforts in remote offshore areas and as a result, reducing the world’s recoverable oil by around 282 billion barrels, Rystad Energy said in its annual global energy outlook released this week…

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