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Keppel FELS, Aibel Ink Major Renewables Gig

May 07, 2019

Singapore-based Keppel FELS and Norway's Aibel have together secured a contract to build and install a new 900 MW offshore high voltage direct current (HVDC) converter station for the DolWin 5 cluster offshore wind farms. Under a contract from…

OMV to Appraise Hades/Iris

May 07, 2019

OMV has been given the green light to drill exploration wells 6506/11-11 S and 6506/11-11 A on the Halten Terrace in the Norwegian Sea. The wells are in production licence 644/644 B containing the high-pressure, high-temperature gas/condensate Hades and Iris discoveries…

IOG Inks LOI to use Maersk Rig on Harvey

May 07, 2019

UK small cap player Independent Oil and Gas (IOG) has signed a Letter of Intent to use Maersk Drilling's Maersk Resilient jack-up rig to drill the Harvey appraisal well in the southern sector of the UK North Sea. The well is expected to be started in July…

Aker Solutions Launches Digital Twin Platform

May 07, 2019

Norwegian offshore engineering company Aker Solutions has launched a new software and digital services company called ix3 that it says will enable operators to accelerate field development projects and optimize asset performance.At the core…

BP Sanctions latest Thunder Horse expansion

May 06, 2019

BP is set to go ahead with its Thunder Horse South Expansion Phase 2 project in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico after announcing project sanction. Thunder Horse Expansion Phase 2 will boost output at one of the largest oil fields in the Gulf of Mexico by about 50…

Murphy Makes Mexican and Vietnamese Discoveries

May 06, 2019

Murphy Oil has made discoveries offshore Vietnam and Mexico, the company has reported.The discovery in Mexico was Murphy's first exploration test on Block 5 in the Salinas Basin. The Cholula-1EXP exploration well was drilled in about  2,300…

Equinor Lines up Sputnik Well in Barents Sea

May 06, 2019

Norwegian exploration firm Equinor has been given the green light to drill the Sputnik exploration well in the Barents Sea. Well 7324/6-1 will be drilled in about 449 meter water depth using Seadrill's West Hercules semisubmersible drilling rig in production licence 855…

U.S. Deeply Concerned by Turkey's Cyprus Drilling Intent

May 06, 2019

The United States is deeply concerned by Turkey’s announced intentions to begin offshore drilling operations in an area claimed by Cyprus as its exclusive economic zone, a State Department spokesperson said on Sunday.Turkish media on Saturday…

Shell Extends Awilco Rig Contract in North Sea

May 06, 2019

Shell UK is to extend its contract for use of Aberdeen-headquartered driller Awilco Drilling's WillPhoenix semisubmersible drilling rig for decommissioning operations in the UK North Sea. Shell UK, which already has the rig on contract, has…

Oxy Revises Bid for Anadarko

May 06, 2019

Occidental Petroleum Corp has revised its bid for Anadarko Petroleum Corp. increasing the amount of the US$38 billion deal that it would pay in cash. The Houston-headquartered firm's move is part of its bid to overthrow Chevron's $33 billion offer for Anadarko…

GAC Opens Offices in Harwich & Ramsgate

May 06, 2019

Gulf Agency Company (GAC),  a global provider of shipping, logistics, and marine services, has opened two new branches, in Harwich and Ramsgate, to meet the increased demand in oil, gas and renewables work in the South of England.Both locations are actively servicing projects within their areas…

Petrobras Production Slips

May 04, 2019

Oil production by Petroleo Brasileiro SA fell 3.5 percent in the first quarter from the same period a year before, according to Brazil's oil regulator ANP, which attributed the fall to a number of scheduled and unscheduled stoppages.In a statement…

Wintershall, DEA Complete Merger

May 03, 2019

The merger between oil and gas firms Wintershall Holding GmbH and Deutsche Erdoel AG (DEA) has been completed, creating the largest independent exploration and production company in Europe.Wintershall DEA will be headquartered in Hamburg, with activities across Europe…

Trump Administration to Revise Offshore Safety Rules

May 02, 2019

The Trump administration will unveil on Thursday its final plan to roll back offshore drilling safety measures put in place by the Obama administration after the fatal 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the worst in U.S. history, raising concerns…

New Sonatrach CEO: Foreign Partnerships Essential

May 01, 2019

Algeria's state energy company Sonatrach wants to develop its partnerships with foreign firms to boost output and exports, its new chief executive said on Wednesday, comments that could reassure investors a week after his appointment.Algeria…

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