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Alfa Laval Pumps for Three China-built FPSOs

Sep 30, 2020

Swedish company Alfa Laval has said it has won orders to deliver Framo pumping systems for three FPSOs to be built in China.The orders comprise marine pumping systems for crude oil offloading, produced water, slop and ballast duties.The company…

Aker Solutions Delivers Subsea Structures for CNOOC's Lingshui 17-2 Field

Sep 30, 2020

Norwegian offshore engineering and construction firm Aker Solutions has completed the construction of subsea structures for China-based CNOOC's Lingshui 17-2 project in the South China Sea.The structures were built and tested at the China Offshore…

Shell to Cut Up to 9000 Jobs

Sep 30, 2020

Royal Dutch Shell announced on Wednesday plans to cut up to 9,000 jobs, or over 10% of its workforce, as part of a major overhaul to shift the oil and gas giant to low-carbon energy.Shell, which had 83,000 employees at the end of 2019, said…

Taiwan: First Steel Cut for 'Green Jade' Offshore Installation Vessel

Sep 30, 2020

The first steel cutting ceremony was held in Taiwan Wednesday for the Green Jade DP3 heavy lift and installation vessel, the first such vessel built in Taiwan.The vessel has been commissioned by CDWE, a joint venture between Taiwanese company CSBC and Belgian offshore contractor DEME…

Norway: Oil Workers Strike Could Shut Large Offshore Field

Sep 30, 2020

Oil workers organized by Norway's Lederne labor union will go on strike on Wednesday following a breakdown of wage talks, cutting Norway's crude output capacity by up to 470,000 barrels of oil per day (bpd), the union and employers said.The…

Oil & Gas to Drive Unprecedented Growth in Senegal, President Says

Sep 29, 2020

Senegal is expected to achieve unprecedented economic growth of 13.7% in 2023, thanks to the development of new oil and gas fields, President Macky Sall said on Tuesday.Oil was discovered in Senegal in 1961, but reserves big enough for commercial exploitation have been found only in recent years…

JDR to Link Two Azeri Platforms with Fiber Optic Power Cable

Sep 29, 2020

Subsea cable supplier JDR has won a contract with BP to manufacture and supply a 5.5km 33kV fiber optic power cable and a steel tube subsea isolation valve (SSIV) umbilical, for a platform project, offshore Azerbaijan.The 33 kV fiber optic power…

Baker Hughes Lands Major Order in Qatar for North Field East Project

Sep 29, 2020

Oilfield services giant Baker Hughes has received a large order from Qatar Petroleum to supply multiple main refrigerant compressors (MRCs) for Qatar Petroleum’s giant North Field East (NFE) project. The North Field is the world’s single largest non-associated offshore natural gas field…

Azerbaijan: Socar Says Oil & Gas Facilities Unaffected by Conflict

Sep 29, 2020

Azeri state energy company SOCAR said on Tuesday the country's oil and gas infrastructure was safe thanks to measures taken by the army over military conflict in the region of Nagorno-Karabakh.The worst spate of fighting between Armenia and…

Keppel Starts Review of Struggling Offshore and Marine Business

Sep 29, 2020

Singaporean conglomerate Keppel Corp said on Tuesday it had identified assets worth S$17.5 billion ($12.8 billion) that could potentially be monetized, including through sales, and started a review of its loss-making offshore and marine (O&M) business…

Sumitomo, RWE Team Up in UK Offshore Wind Farm Project

Sep 29, 2020

Japanese trading house Sumitomo Corp said on Tuesday it had tied up with RWE AG for the German utility's 353-megawatt Five Estuaries offshore wind farm project in the UK, with an aim to start commercial operations in 2030.RWE said on Monday…

Oil Prices Drop as Demand Worries Counter U.S. Stimulus Hopes

Sep 29, 2020

Oil prices dropped on Tuesday, paring gains from the previous session, as persistent demand concerns due to the coronavirus pandemic outweighed hopes generated by a new U.S. stimulus package that lawmakers are struggling to agree.More than 1…

SeaBird Loses South America Contract. Explores Entry into Renewables

Sep 29, 2020

Norwegian seismic survey company SeaBird Exploration has seen a contract in South America terminated.Under the terms of the letter of award announced in April, the source contract in South America should have started in Q3, with a duration of about 30 - 45 days…

Lundin Ups Edvard Grieg Oil Field Reserve Estimate

Sep 29, 2020

Lundin Energy has raised its reserve estimate for Norway's Edvard Grieg oilfield by 50 million barrels of crude, an increase of 17%, and boosted output plans for the coming years, the Swedish company said on Tuesday.So-called plateau production…

Equinor Discovers Oil and Gas at Swisher Prospect

Sep 29, 2020

Norwegian oil and gas company Equinor has discovered oil and gas at its Swisher prospect in the North Sea, offshore Norway.Recoverable resources are estimated to be in the range of 2-6 million standard cubic meters of oil equivalent, or around to 13-38 million barrels of oil equivalent…

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