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CNOOC Brings Online Bohai Bay Oil Field

Jun 11, 2020

Chinese oil company CNOOC has started production from its Qinhuangdao 33-1S oil field phase I in the Bohai Bay.Qinhuangdao 33-1S is a shallow water oilfield, located in central and western Bohai with an average water depth of 21 meters. 'The…

PHOTO: CNOOC Completes First Development Well at Lingshui 17-2

Jun 11, 2020

Chinese oil company CNOOC has this week completed the drilling of the first development well at the Lingshui 17-2 (LS 17-2) gas field development in the South China Sea, offshore China.The info, along with the photos, was shared by CIMC-Raffles…

Forum Energy Technologies Pushes for Growth in Asia

Jun 08, 2020

Forum Energy Technologies, a provider of remotely operated vehicles for the offshore energy industry, is expanding its offering in Asia.The company has signed an agreement with Wuxi Haiying-Cal Tec Marine Technology Co., Ltd to represent Forum…

Seacor Marine Takes Full Ownership of Seacosco

Jun 05, 2020

U.S. offshore vessel provider Seacor Marine will buy the remaining 50% stake in Seacosco from China's Cosco.Seacor will pay $28.15 million in installments, and the transaction is expected to close in June 2020.With the acquisition, Seacor will…

Singapore’s First LNG Bunkering Vessel Hits the Water

Jun 04, 2020

Singapore’s first LNG bunkering vessel has hit the water in Keppel Nantong Shipyard in China. The vessel was moved from land to water on May 28, 2020.The news was shared earlier this week by the vessel-owner FueLNG, a joint venture between Keppel Offshore & Marine and Shell Eastern Petroleum…

Allseas Debuts in China

Jun 04, 2020

Offshore installation firm Allseas has started pipelaying operations at the Lingshui 17-2 gas field in the South China Sea using two of its vessels Audacia and Calamity Jane. It is interesting to note that, while the company has over the years conducted work around the globe…

China: Empyrean Gets More Time to Drill at 29/11 offshore block

Jun 03, 2020

London AIM-listed oil and gas explorer Empyrean Energy has been given more time to drill a well in its 29/11 offshore block in China.Empyrean said Wednesday that, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the resultant global control policies, it engaged…

Oil Gains, with Brent above $40

Jun 03, 2020

Oil rose on Wednesday, with Brent above $40 for the first time since March, as optimism mounted that major producers will extend output cuts and a recovery from the coronavirus pandemic will spur fuel demand.Brent crude futures for August were up 78 cents…

French EDF in Offshore Wind JV in China

Jun 02, 2020

French state-controlled power group EDF said on Tuesday it had agreed a joint venture partnership with China Energy Investment Corporation (CEI) to develop offshore wind farms in China.EDF will take a 37.5% stake in the project company through its subsidiaries EDF Renewables and EDF China…

Oil Drops but Still Set for Biggest Monthly Gain in Years

May 29, 2020

Oil prices were dragged sharply lower on Friday by weak U.S. fuel demand, fears of a second wave of coronavirus cases in South Korea, and a worsening in U.S.- China relations, but were still on track for a hefty monthly gain.July Brent crude fell 72 cents…

China, India Soak Up Oil from Floating Storage as Demand Picks Up

May 28, 2020

The volume of crude stored on ships in Asia has come off the peaks seen earlier this month on a recovery in demand in China and India, trade sources and analysts said. A total of 3.4 million tonnes (24.8 million barrels) of crude oil was discharged…

CNOOC Starts Production from Penglai Oilfield Project

May 22, 2020

China's CNOOC said Thursday that Penglai 19-3 oilfield area 4 adjustment/Penglai 19-9 oilfield phase II project had started production.The Penglai 19-3/19-9 oilfields are located in Bohai Bay with an average water depth of approximately 28 meters…

U.S. Tops List of Most Attractive Countries for Renewables Investments. Overtakes China

May 19, 2020

The United States has overtaken China as the most attractive country in the world for renewables investment and the global clean energy sector is expected to bounce back quickly despite the coronavirus pandemic, research showed on Tuesday.In…

Chinese Survey Ship Leaves Malaysian Waters After Standoff

May 15, 2020

A Chinese survey ship that had been involved in a month-long standoff with a Malaysian oil exploration vessel in the South China Sea has left Malaysia’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ), shipping data showed on Friday.Since mid-April, the Haiyang Dizhi 8 had been surveying in the EEZ…

VIDEO: SBM Offshore's Liza Unity FPSO Moves to Dry Dock

May 15, 2020

SBM Offshore, the Netherlands-based FPSO supplier, has shared a video of its Liza Unity FPSO Hull going into the dry dock in Singapore.The hull was ordered on speculation in 2017 as the first of what are now five hulls being built as part of SBM Offshore's Fast4Ward standardized-FPSO-hull program…

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