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Shell Sells Caesar Tonga Stake for $965 Mln

Apr 11, 2019

Royal Dutch Shell announced it will sell its stake in the deepwater Caesar Tonga field in the US Gulf of Mexico for $965 million in cash to a subsidiary of Israel's energy conglomerate Delek Group.Company unit Shell Offshore will sell its 22.45 percent nonoperated interest in a deal, which is likely to close by the end of the third quarter of 2019, with an effective date of January 1, 2019, the supermajor said in a statement on Thursday…

Ocean Infinity Names Paul Helmore as CCO

13 hours ago

American seabed exploration company Ocean Infinity has announced the appointment of Paul Helmore as Chief Commercial Officer (CCO).Paul has spent his career to date in business development roles, and brings a track record of managing complex commercial situations and driving international growth…

MMA Offshore Wins Woodside Gig

Apr 17, 2019

MMA Offshore said on Wednesday it has been awarded a contract by Woodside to provide accommodation and walk-to-work vessel services to support platform maintenance operations on Woodside’s Australian assets over two scopes scheduled to commence in April 2019…

Halliburton Wins Shell Drilling Contract Offshore Brazil

Apr 17, 2019

Services company Halliburton announced Wednesday it has secured an integrated services contract with Royal Dutch Shell for post-salt development and pre-salt exploration in the Campos and Santos Basins offshore Brazil.Under the contract, which includes a three-year term with a two-year extension…

Algeria: From Political Turmoil Comes Opportunity

Apr 11, 2019

The ongoing political turmoil in Algeria threatens to delay even further the planned offshore oil and gas exploration projects that the country is betting on to reverse the declining oil and gas output especially from maturing onshore fields…

Brazil Transfer-of-rights Area: What's Next?

Apr 11, 2019

Brazil's government and state-controlled oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA have settled a long-running dispute about one of the world's most promising offshore oil areas, clearing the way for a blockbuster auction later this year.The national…

Brazil Seeks Expanded Pre-salt Exploration

Apr 03, 2019

Based on geological studies that point to great potential for ultra-deepwater pre-salt oil reserves beyond its exclusive economic zone (EEZ), the Brazilian government is considering offering for the first-time exploratory blocks beyond the limits…

Total's Kaombo Sul FPSO Starts Production

Apr 02, 2019

Total announced Tuesday it has started producing from Kaombo Sul, the second floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) unit of the Kaombo project, located on Block 32, 260 kilometers off the coast of Angola's capital Luanda, in water depths ranging from 1…

Sonangol Gets Ready to Compete

Mar 28, 2019

Angola's national oil company Sonangol has recently taken possession of the first of its two drillships built by a Korean shipyard firm, signaling the start of the implementation of its regeneration program that include investment in deep and ultra deep water drilling and offshore marginal areas…

Seabed Geosolutions Wins GoM Survey

Mar 27, 2019

Marine seismic surveyor Seabed Geosolutions announced Wednesday it has been awarded a 3D ocean bottom node (OBN) survey in an ultra-deepwater area of the Gulf of Mexico by an unnamed major energy company.Covering 270 square kilometers and in water depths up to 2…

Researchers to Monitor Disruptive US Gulf Current

Mar 26, 2019

A major $2 million scientific study led by the University of Rhode Island (URI)’s Graduate School of Oceanography will monitor disruptive ocean currents in the US Gulf of Mexico, with a long term goal to improve forecasts for safer offshore operations in the region…

MacGregor Bags Order from CNOOC

Mar 26, 2019

MacGregor announced Tuesday it has received an order from China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) to supply the on-vessel mooring system for a semi-submersible floating production unit (FPU) being built for a deepwater natural gas field in the western part of the South China Sea…

Shell Starts Exploratory Drilling off Bulgaria

Mar 26, 2019

Royal Dutch Shell said on Tuesday it will start drilling an exploration well in a block off Bulgaria's Black Sea coast next month for oil and gas.Shell has teamed up with Spain's Repsol and Australia's Woodside Energy after sealing a contract…

Murphy Oil Sells Malaysian Assets

Mar 21, 2019

Murphy Oil Corp said on Thursday it is exiting Malaysia with the $2.13 billion sale of its oil and gas assets to a Thai company and will use the deal proceeds to pay down debt, buy back shares and fund potential deals in the United States.The buyer…

US Lease Sale a Test for Drilling Demand

Mar 20, 2019

The Trump administration will hold its fourth major auction for oil and gas leases in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday, in a fresh test of demand from drillers that have lately been shying away from the region.The outcome of the lease sale…

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