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EXIM Bank Amends Mozambique LNG Loan. Earmarks $1.8B for Offshore Work

May 18, 2020

The U.S. EXIM Bank has amended its previously approved September 2019 direct loan supporting U.S. exports for the development and construction of the Total-operated LNG project located on the Afungi Peninsula in northern Mozambique.The original scope of the $4…

Qatar Petroleum to Acquire Share in Total's Ivory Coast Offshore Blocks

May 18, 2020

Qatari-state owned oil and gas company Qatar Petroleum has signed a farm-in deal with France's Total to acquire a 45% participating interest in blocks CI-705 and CI-706, located in the Ivorian-Tano basin, offshore Ivory Coast.The two blocks cover an area of approximately 3…

ODE Selected as Duty Holder at Babbage Platform

May 18, 2020

Offshore service provider ODE, part of DORIS Group, has won a duty holder contract from NEO Energy (NEO) for the Babbage field in the Southern North Sea.'This is a significant ODE milestone as the first installation and pipeline operator (duty holder) appointment in the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS)…

Total Backs Out of Oxy's Ghana Assets Acquisition

May 18, 2020

French oil major Total is pulling out of the agreed acquisition of Occidental Petroleum's Ghana assets.The two companies in 2019 signed a deal whereby Total was to acquire all of the assets of Anadarko in Africa for about $8.8 billion, following the completion of Oxy's takeover of Anadarko…

Rystad: Oilfield Services Firms' Market Cap Halved. Offshore Drillers Have it Worst

May 15, 2020

Oilfield services companies have collectively lost almost half of their market capitalization, hit by the combination of the coronavirus pandemic and low oil prices, with offshore drillers, in particular, the most affected, Norway's Rystad Energy has said in its analysis released on Friday…

TRIG Buys Share in German Offshore Wind Farm

May 15, 2020

London-listed The Renewables Infrastructure Group (TRIG) said on Friday it has completed the acquisition of a 36% stake in a 396 megawatt (MW) offshore wind farm in the German North Sea.Commercial operations commenced in June 2019 at the Merkur…

TDI-Brooks Completes Niger Delta Survey for TGS

May 15, 2020

TDI-Brooks has said it has completed the offshore multibeam phase offshore the Niger Delta, under a contract by the Norwegian seismic data firm TGS.'This survey took place in water depths of 750 to 3,500 meters and is Nigeria’s first regional…

Bristow, Era Elect Executive Leadership Ahead of Merger Wrap

May 13, 2020

Offshore helicopter service providers Bristow and Era have elected new executive leadership to lead the company once their proposed merger is complete, which is expected to happen next month.The companies said the executive leadership team will…

Premier Oil Seeking Discount from BP to Buy North Sea Oilfields

May 13, 2020

Premier Oil is asking BP to cut the sale price of two North Sea oilfields in a proposed $625 million deal due to weak oil prices, Chief Executive Tony Durrant said on Wednesday.The company is also talking to shareholders, creditors and brokers…

PGS' Ramform Vanguard Starts Viking Graben Seismic Survey

May 12, 2020

Norwegian marine seismic acquisition company PGS has begun a new multi-azimuth marine seismic survey in the North Sea, offshore Norway. The industry-funded survey- conducted by seismic vessel Ramform Vanguard - extends the GeoStreamer X area within the Viking Graben by 1160 sq…

Harvey Gulf Secures PSV Extensions, Fuel Contract

May 11, 2020

U.S. based offshore vessel owner Harvey Gulf International Marine announced Monday it has signed two 18-month contract extensions for two of its liquefied natural gas (LNG) powered platform supply vessels (PSV), Harvey Liberty and Harvey Freedom…

WesternGeco Wraps OBN Survey at Neptune's Egypt Block

May 07, 2020

Schlumberger's seismic division WesternGeco has completed an ocean bottom nodes (OBN) multiclient survey in the North West El Amal block, offshore Egypt, delivering promising results for further analysis, Neptune Energy, which prefunded the project…

Occidental Posts $2.2B Loss, Deepens Spending Cuts

May 06, 2020

Occidental Petroleum Corp on Tuesday swung to a first-quarter loss on writedowns and charges, and the troubled U.S. oil producer cut its budget for the third time since March in response to a historic oil-price crash.The company has been struggling…

Seafox Hopes GMS Will Reconsider on Takeover Proposal

May 06, 2020

Offshore jack-up rig company Seafox has increased its ownership in rival and takeover target Gulf Marine Services to 16.39 percent by acquiring 9,38 million shares in GMS on the market at a price of 10 pence per share on Tuesday.The Dutch company also made a 'no increase' statement…

Hibiscus in Oil Offtake, Funding Agreement with Trafigura

May 05, 2020

Bursa Malaysia-listed oil and gas firm Hibiscus Petroleum has signed agreements with global oil trader Trafigura for crude offtake and for future financing.The agreements include potential future offtake of crude oil by Trafigura from assets owned/projects undertaken by Hibiscus…

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