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Record High Oil Exports from Big U.S. Offshore Port

Jul 02, 2020

Crude exports from the Louisiana Offshore Oil Port (LOOP) are hitting a record high even as U.S. crude exports have fallen as the coronavirus pandemic has chopped worldwide fuel demand.Oil majors Royal Dutch Shell Plc and BP Plc are the main winners from rising LOOP exports…

Premier Oil Drops Tolmount Deal with Dana

Jul 02, 2020

Premier Oil said on Thursday it will not acquire the additional 25% interest in the Tolmount gas project from South Korea's Dana Petroleum, while its creditors approved the acquisition of BP's North Sea assets under the amended terms.The UK…

Regulators Give Nod for Vattenfall's 1.8 GW Norfolk Vanguard Offshore Wind Farm

Jul 02, 2020

Offshore wind developer Vattenfall has received regulatory consent for the development of the 1.8 GW Norfolk Vanguard Offshore Wind Farm off the UK.The consent was granted earlier this week by the UK Secretary of State for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy Alok Sharma…

Petrobras: 10,000 People Accept Voluntary Buyouts

Jul 02, 2020

Some 10,000 employees of Brazil's Petrobras, or 22% of its workforce, have accepted voluntary buyouts, Chief Executive Roberto Castello Branco said on Wednesday, as the state-run oil company intensifies its quest to slim down and refocus on core businesses…

Geo Plus Takes Delivery of New Survey Vessel

Jul 02, 2020

Dutch shipbuilder Royal Niestern Sander has delivered the hydrographic survey vessel ‘Geo Ranger’ to Geo Plus, after 14 months of constructing, installing, commissioning and testing.The vessel last month successfully passed its sea trials on the river Ems…

Subsea 7 Wins "Sizeable" Gulf of Mexico Deal with Unnamed Operator

Jul 02, 2020

Subsea 7 has said it has been awarded a sizeable contract for work in the Gulf of Mexico with an unnamed client.Subsea 7 defines a sizeable contract as being between USD 50 million and USD 150 million.The scope of work includes engineering, procurement…

McDermott Emerges From Bankruptcy

Jul 01, 2020

Offshore engineering and construction company McDermott has successfully completed its restructuring process after filing for bankruptcy in January to restructure its $4.6 billion debt.The company said Wednesday its balance sheet restructuring equitized nearly all of McDermott's $4…

Equinor Extending Asgard C FSO Life until Sep 2028

Jul 01, 2020

Norwegian energy giant Equinor has been given regulator approval to extend the producing life of Åsgard C Floating Storage and Offloading unit in the Norwegian Sea.Under the approval granted this week by the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway…

Israel's Delek Swings to Big Loss on North Sea Business Impairment

Jul 01, 2020

Israeli conglomerate Delek Group swung to a big first-quarter loss as a fall in oil prices brought an impairment at its North Sea operations, Ithaca Energy.Delek has been hard hit by the global coronavirus crisis and a drop in oil prices and…

Is Asia’s Offshore Wind Sector Ready For Take-off?

Jul 01, 2020

With virtually unlimited technical potential, offshore wind could play a critical role in helping to decarbonize the region, Wood Mackenzie's  Asia Pacific Vice-Chair Gavin Thompson writes.Asia’s pathway to a low carbon future is challenging…

NHV Helicopters for Shell, NAM North Sea Crews

Jul 01, 2020

Offshore helicopter transportation services provider NHV Group will fly Shell and NAM workers to North Sea facilities under a long-term contract starting Wednesday, July 1, 2020.Belgium-based helicopter company has won the three-year contract with Shell UK & NAM…

Fugro Inspecting Cygnus Subsea Structures

Jul 01, 2020

Dutch offshore geo-data specialist Fugro will deploy remote monitoring technology to survey subsea structures at the Cygnus gas field in the UK’s southern North Sea.Under the contract awarded by oil and gas company Neptune Energy, Fugro will…

Eni Strikes Gas at Bashrush Well Offshore Egypt

Jul 01, 2020

Italian energy company Eni has made a gas discovery with the first exploration well in the North El Hammad license, waters of the Nile Delta, on the prospect called Bashrush.The new discovery is located in 22 meters of water depth, 11 km from…

DNV GL: Oil Demand, CO2 Emissions Probably Peaked in 2019

Jul 01, 2020

Global oil demand and carbon dioxide emissions probably peaked in 2019 as the COVID-19 pandemic will have a lasting impact on both, energy consultancy DNV GL said on Wednesday.The Norway-based consultancy, which advises both petroleum and renewable energy companies on risk management and technology…

Shearwater Nabs Seismic Acquisition Work in India

Jul 01, 2020

Shearwater GeoServices has won a contract for offshore survey work in India, with Oil India Limited.The project for Oil India Ltd. is a combined 3D and 2D towed streamer seismic acquisition- and processing contract in the Andaman Sea and Kerala-Konkan coastal waters offshore India…

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