Offshore Activity


Tullow Extends Maersk Drillship Term After Cancellation Notice

Aug 14, 2020

Oil and gas company Tullow Oil has extended the contract with Maersk Drilling for the use of the Maersk Venturer drillship in Angola, following the contract termination for the same rig announced in March.Namely, Maersk Drilling in March said…

KrisEnergy Charters Jack-Up Rig for Apsara Drilling. Platform to Sail Away Soon

Aug 14, 2020

Singapore-based KrisEnergy has signed a letter of award with Vietnam's PV Drilling for PVD III jack-up drilling rig. The 2009-built rig will be used to drill five development wells at KrisEnergy's Apsara Mini-Phase 1A development offshore Cambodia…

Erdogan: Turkey will Retaliate to Any Attack on Seismic Vessel in Mediterranean

Aug 14, 2020

President Tayyip Erdogan warned Greece on Friday that Turkey will retaliate against any attack on its survey vessel Oruc Reis in the eastern Mediterranean in an escalating row between the NATO allies over gas and oil exploration in the region…

Norway's Yme Field Start-up Could Face More Delays

Aug 14, 2020

Production start-up from Repsol-operated Yme oil field in the North Sea offshore Norway might be delayed further, Repsol's Polish partner Lotos said.First, Repsol had in February said that the start of production would be delayed until the second…

Malaysia's KNM to Deliver Equipment for SBM Offshore FPSO

Aug 14, 2020

Dutch floating production solutions provider SBM Offshore has ordered equipment from Malaysia's KNM to be installed on an FPSO destined for ExxonMobil's Guyana operations.Bursa Malaysia-listed KNM said SBM Offshore had on Thursday ordered PME pressure vessel separators worth around $4 million…

Rosneft Returns to 2Q Profit. Oil output Drops 13%

Aug 14, 2020

Russia's largest oil producer Rosneft made a second-quarter profit of 43 billion roubles after reporting a loss in the previous three months thanks to a rise in oil prices, it said on Friday.Rosneft, headed by Igor Sechin, a long-standing ally of President Vladimir Putin…

Greek, Turkish Warships in 'Mini-Collision' Amid Mediterranean Exploration Dispute

Aug 14, 2020

A Greek and a Turkish warship were involved in a mini-collision on Wednesday during a standoff in the eastern Mediterranean, a Greek defense source said, describing it as an 'accident'.Tensions have risen this week after Turkey sent a survey vessel to the region…

'Strong Interest' in Aker Solutions' Offshore Wind, Carbon Capture Spin-offs' Private Placements

Aug 14, 2020

Norwegian offshore engineering and construction firm Aker Solutions said Friday its offshore wind and carbon capture subsidiaries had raised NOK 500 million each in private placements.Aker Solutions in July said it would spin off its wind development…

Equinor Gets Green Light to Use Odfjell Rig for Gullfaks Drilling

Aug 14, 2020

Norwegian energy company Equinor has been given consent to use the Deepsea Atlantic offshore drilling rig on the Gullfaks field in the North Sea, offshore Norway.Equinor will use Odfjell Drilling's semi-submersible drilling rig for production…

Total to Spud South African Offshore Well by August End, Partner Says

Aug 14, 2020

French oil major Total is expected to start drilling at its Luiperd well, offshore South Africa by the end of August, Africa Energy, Total's partner in the block said Friday.After delays due to COVID-19, Odfjell Drilling's Deepsea Stavanger…

TGS Disappointed by PGS' Rejection

Aug 14, 2020

Norwegian oil and gas seismic data supplier TGS is disappointed with the decision by rival company PGS to reject its $600 million offer for its multi-client library.TGS had earlier this month offered to acquire PGS' multi-client data for $600 million…

PGS Rejects TGS' 'Opportunistic' $600M Offer for Seismic Data Library

Aug 13, 2020

Norwegian offshore seismic surveyor PGS has rejected a $600 million offer to sell its multi-client library to compatriot and rival TGS, deeming it opportunistic, given the dire situation for seismic data companies caused by low oil prices.In an unsolicited…

Norway's Offshore Safety Regulator Targeted by Phishing Attack

Aug 13, 2020

The Norwegian offshore oil and gas safety watchdog Petroleum Safety Authority Norway has been a target of a phishing attack.Per Phishing.org, phishing is a cybercrime in which a target or targets are contacted by email, telephone or text message…

DOF Subsea Scores Multiple Vessel Charters in Atlantic Region

Aug 13, 2020

Norwegian offshore support vessel owner DOF Subsea has said it has won several new contracts for survey, inspection, maintenance & repair, and decommissioning. 'A selection of the vessels in the DOF Subsea fleet shall be deployed to undertake the work…

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ARA Taps Coolbaugh as Ohmsett Facility Manager

Tullow Extends Maersk Drillship Term After Cancellation Notice

KrisEnergy Charters Jack-Up Rig for Apsara Drilling. Platform to Sail Away Soon

Erdogan: Turkey will Retaliate to Any Attack on Seismic Vessel in Mediterranean

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