Offshore Engineer Oil News


Algeria: From Political Turmoil Comes Opportunity

Apr 11, 2019

The ongoing political turmoil in Algeria threatens to delay even further the planned offshore oil and gas exploration projects that the country is betting on to reverse the declining oil and gas output especially from maturing onshore fields…

Brazil Transfer-of-rights Area: What's Next?

Apr 11, 2019

Brazil's government and state-controlled oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA have settled a long-running dispute about one of the world's most promising offshore oil areas, clearing the way for a blockbuster auction later this year.The national…

Equinor Delays Mariner Start-up Again

Apr 10, 2019

The operator of the Mariner heavy oil field, one of Britain's largest offshore developments in years, postponed its start-up to summer 2019 on Wednesday for safety checks on the platform's electrical couplings.Originally due to come on stream…

Safe Boreas Extended at Mariner

Apr 10, 2019

Equinor has exercised three of six available one-month options to extend the Prosafe accommodation vessel Safe Boreas at the Mariner project in the UK sector of the North Sea, after another round of setbacks has pushed back the oil field's start-up date even further…

Oil & Gas Discoveries on the Rise in 2029

Apr 09, 2019

Oil and gas exploration is off to a flying start in 2019, with majors taking a bigger bite of the conventional resources discovered in the first quarter, according to Rystad Energy.Global discoveries of conventional resources in the first quarter reached a robust 3…

Oil Hits Five-month High

Apr 08, 2019

Oil prices rose to a five-month high on Monday, driven by expectations that global supplies would tighten due to fighting in Libya, OPEC-led cuts and U.S. sanctions against Iran and Venezuela.International benchmark Brent futures rose 74 cents…

Adjusting Strategy to Survive Oil Price Volatility

Apr 08, 2019

In times of oil price volatility, operators can take certain actions to reorient their businesses, generate sustainable value and reignite investor interest.According to the “New horizons: Strategic choices for upstream oil and gas companies…

Interest in US Offshore Acreage Growing

Apr 05, 2019

With stabilizing oil prices and lower breakeven points, interest in the US offshore is increasing.Randall Luthi, president of National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA), said the interest extends well beyond the existing regions open for oil…

Gazprom Neft, Novatek Mull Offshore Cooperation

Apr 05, 2019

Russia's Gazprom Neft, the oil arm of gas giant Gazprom, is in talks with gas producer Novatek about possible cooperation at its offshore deposits, Gazprom Neft CEO Alexander Dyukov said on Friday.'We're holding (talks with Novatek) concerning deposits that belong to us…

Brazil Seeks Expanded Pre-salt Exploration

Apr 03, 2019

Based on geological studies that point to great potential for ultra-deepwater pre-salt oil reserves beyond its exclusive economic zone (EEZ), the Brazilian government is considering offering for the first-time exploratory blocks beyond the limits…

Equinor Comes up Dry in Gjoekaasen Deep

Apr 02, 2019

Equinor has drilled a dry well in the Gjoekaasen Deep prospect in the southeastern part of the Barents Sea, the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate said on Tuesday.Wildcat well 7132/2-2 was drilled by the Seadrill drilling rig West Hercules about 175 kilometers north of Vardø…

Trump, Saudi Arabia at Odds Over Oil Price

Apr 01, 2019

U.S. President Donald Trump and the Saudi government have closely aligned views on most issues but they disagree significantly on the desirable level for oil prices, which could become a source of volatility in 2019/2020.In keeping with his iconoclastic approach to governing…

Saudi Aramco: World's Biggest Oil Producer

Apr 01, 2019

Saudi Aramco was by far the world's biggest oil producer ahead of regional peers like Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) and listed oil majors Royal Dutch Shell, Total and BP, ratings agency Fitch said on Monday.'Saudi Aramco is the largest oil producer globally by volume…

Subsea 7 Scores Contract Off Saudi Arabia

Apr 01, 2019

Offshore engineering and services company Subsea 7 revealed it has been awarded two contracts from Saudi Aramco for conventional projects in shallow water offshore Saudi Arabia.The engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI)…

Trump Calls for OPEC to Boost Production

Mar 28, 2019

U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday called for the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) to boost oil production to lower the price of the commodity.'Very important that OPEC increase the flow of Oil. World Markets are fragile…

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