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Petronas, FASTsubsea Working on 'Low-cost' Subsea Multiphase Pump

Aug 11, 2020

Petronas Research, a subsidiary of the Malaysian oil and gas giant Petronas, has joined a joint industry project to develop and test a low-cost, topside-less subsea multiphase pump.The company has signed a contract with FASTsubsea, a joint venture between Aker Solutions and FSubsea…

Deltic Energy Ups Resource Estimate for North Sea Drilling Prospect

Aug 11, 2020

Deltic Energy has announced 'a material increase' in the estimated volume of gas as well as a 'significant increase' in the chance of success in relation to the Selene prospect in the Southern North Sea, off the UK coast. Drilling is expected in 2022…

PHOTO: First Moray East Offshore Substation Installed

Aug 11, 2020

The first of three offshore substations has been installed at the Moray East Offshore wind farm site in the UK, Moray Offshore Windfarm (East) Ltd said Monday.The 950MW wind farm is being developed by Moray Offshore Windfarm East Ltd (MOWEL)…

NKT to Deliver Power Cable System for BorWin5

Aug 11, 2020

Power cable supplier NKT has said it has been awarded a turnkey contract of 'below' EUR 250m (around $294,5) by TenneT to deliver and install a high-voltage direct current XLPE power cable system for the BorWin5 offshore wind project in Northern Germany…

Rovco to Survey Proposed 96MW Floating Wind Farm Site

Aug 11, 2020

Subsea survey services and ROV provider Rovco has won a contract to carry out survey work on Erebus, a planned 96MW offshore floating wind farm 45 km off the coast of Pembrokeshire, in the southwest of Wales.Rovco said Monday that Blue Gem Wind…

Stena Carron Drillship Set to Begin Drilling at Kaieteur Block, Offshore Guyana

Aug 11, 2020

U.S. oil major ExxonMobil is set to begin drilling at the Kaieteur Block offshore Guyana, hoping to replicate successes made in the adjacent Stabroek block where it has made more than 16 discoveries.Westmount Energy, which indirectly owns a share in the Kaieteur Block…

Saudi Aramco's Profit Plunges, Sees Signs of Recovery

Aug 10, 2020

State oil giant Saudi Aramco's profit plunged 73% in the second quarter of the year, as a slump in energy demand and prices due to the coronavirus crisis hit sales at the world's biggest oil exporter.But the company stuck with plans to pay $75…

Oil Market Stalls as Absence of Signals Compounds Summer Slowdown

Aug 10, 2020

Hedge funds' oil trading largely dried up last week as the normal summer holiday slowdown was compounded by an absence of price or fundamental signals about the future direction of the market.Hedge funds and other money managers purchased the…

Petrobras to Mothball Offshore Platform to Cut Costs

Aug 07, 2020

Brazilian oil and gas company Petrobras has said it will mothball its Merluza platform (PMLZ-1) in shallow waters in the Santos Basin.'The platform’s production had already been interrupted since March 2020, with the abrupt drop of demand for natural gas…

Largest Jack-Up to Install Largest Turbines at World's Largest Offshore Wind Farm

Aug 07, 2020

Offshore services company Jan De Nul has signed a final contract to transport and install offshore wind turbines for what will be the world's largest offshore wind farm complex - the 3.6GW Dogger Bank in the UK.Jan De Nul will use its Voltaire jack-up vessel…

Petrobras: Binding Phase Starts for Tartaruga Field Stake

Aug 07, 2020

Brazilian oil company Petrobras has kicked off the binding phase for the sale of its entire stake in the Tartaruga field, in the shallow waters of the Sergipe-Alagoas Basin, offshore Brazil.Petrobras had late in June 2020 announced the intention…

Fugro ROV Supports North Sea Link Cable Installation

Aug 07, 2020

Fugro has completed a contract for Nexans to provide remotely operated vehicle (ROV) survey and monitoring support services to lay the North Sea Link cable through a mountain and along a lakebed in Norway.National Grid NSN Link Ltd and Statnett…

Canada: Deep Panuke Offshore Platform Removed from Field

Aug 07, 2020

The Deep Panuke production platform has been 'de-installed' from the namesake offshore gas field in Nova Scotia, Canada, and will be recycled.The jack-up production platform was delivered to the field back in 2011 by SBM Offshore as part of…

Solstad Offshore's Vessels Score Extensions with Total and Equinor

Aug 07, 2020

Norwegian offshore supply vessel owner Solstad offshore has secured several contract extensions with oil companies Total and Equinor in Brazil.France's Total has extended the contracts for the platform supply vessel Normand Swift and the AHTS vessel Far Sagaris until December 2020…

PGS' Shares Surge After Rival TGS' $600M Offer

Aug 07, 2020

Seismic surveyor TGS's unsolicited cash offer of $600 million for part of rival PGS sent its shares up as much as 67% in early trading on Friday.TGS said its offer, announced late on Thursday, for PGS's so-called multi-client library would significantly…

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