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PGS Completes Viking Graben Survey with 'Widest' Source Separation

Jul 10, 2020

Norwegian seismic company PGS has said it has completed its second successful GeoStreamer X seismic survey in the Viking Graben, in the North Sea, off Norway, using its Ramform Vanguard vessel, and breaking some records in the process.Gunhild Myhr…

Australian Offshore Safety Regulator to Resume Physical Inspections

Jul 10, 2020

NOPSEMA, the Australian offshore oil and gas safety regulator, plans to resume physical inspections on offshore oil and gas facilities 'in line with appropriate protocols to manage health risks associated with COVID-19.''While NOPSEMA’s inspections have continued throughout the pandemic…

UK Firm Offers to Test Offshore Rig Surfaces for COVID-19

Jul 10, 2020

UK-based consultancy and quality assurance company Intertek has launched a service aimed at testing surfaces on offshore rigs and platforms for the presence of COVID-19.Intertek has said that initial studies have shown that the virus that causes…

Side-track Well Planned at Neptune's Dugong Discovery

Jul 10, 2020

Neptune Energy last week made a hydrocarbon discovery at its Dugong well in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea.The company at the time said the results were preliminary and that a decision might be made to drill a side-track to further define the extent of the discovery…

Petrobras Sells Three Shallow Water Fields in Potiguar Basin, Brazil

Jul 10, 2020

Brazil's Petrobras has said it has signed an agreement to sell its entire stake in three offshore oil fields in Potiguar Basin to Ouro Preto for $1.5 million.The fields in question are the Pescada, Arabaiana, and Dentão fields located in shallow waters of the Potiguar Basin (Pescada Cluster)…

Offshore Industry Welcomes UK Gov't Job Retention Bonus. Calls for Long-Term Support

Jul 09, 2020

The UK Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak has announced a new Job Retention Bonus scheme to encourage firms to keep on workers furloughed due to the COVID-19 impact on the economy.The UK government will introduce a one-off payment of £1…

Halliburton, TechnipFMC Launch Acoustic Sensing Solution for Subsea Wells

Jul 09, 2020

Oilfield services giants Halliburton and TechnipFMC have jointly introduced Odassea, described as the first distributed acoustic sensing solution for subsea wells. The technology platform enables operators to execute intervention-less seismic…

Oil Industry Veterans to Launch Hydrogen Investment Fund

Jul 09, 2020

Two energy industry veterans plan to launch an investment fund focused on hydrogen this year as more and more governments include the niche fuel in their global warming battle plans.Hydrogen has long-been touted as a potential clean fuel as…

RWE Taps GE, Sembcorp Marine for Sofia Offshore Wind Farm HVDC Transmission System

Jul 09, 2020

German renewables giant RWE has selected a GE Renewables/Sembcorp Marine JV as the supplier for high voltage direct current (HVDC) electrical transmission system for the 1.4 gigawatt (GW) Sofia Offshore Wind Farm, off the UK.The wind farm will be located on Dogger Bank…

Aker BP Cleared to Drill Hod Pilot Hole with Maersk Jack-Up

Jul 09, 2020

Aker BP has received consent to use the Maersk Invincible jack-up rig to drill a pilot hole on the Hod field, offshore Norway.The consent for the use of the Maersk Drilling-owned jack-up was granted this week by the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway…

Fugro Adds Two More Vessels for U.S. Offshore Wind Site Survey

Jul 09, 2020

Dutch geotechnical services firm Fugro has mobilized two additional vessels off the coast of New Jersey to support its ongoing site characterization work for Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind.Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind is a joint venture between Shell and EDF working to develop a 183…

After Sumitomo, Another Japanese Firm Takes Stake in Yinson's Brazil FPSO Project

Jul 09, 2020

Malaysian FPSO specialist Yinson has welcomed another Japanese investor to its Marlim 2 FPSO project. Yinson is building the Anna Nery FPSO (conversion from Falcon VLCC) to be deployed at Petrobras Marlim II project offshore Rio de Janeiro, under a 25-year lease contract…

Report: Total Secures $15.8B for Mozambique Gas Project

Jul 09, 2020

French oil major Total has secured $15.8 billion in funding for its massive liquefied natural gas (LNG) project in northern Mozambique, according to South African lender FirstRand's local unit, FNB Mozambique. Total declined to comment.In a press release published on Wednesday…

Talos, Pemex Told to Seek Deal on Shared Offshore Oil Discovery

Jul 09, 2020

Mexico's state oil company Pemex and a private consortium led by U.S.-based Talos Energy Inc have been instructed to come to an agreement detailing how they will jointly develop a large offshore oil find, the energy ministry said on Wednesday…

Japan to Develop Offshore Wind Farms at 30 Sites in 10 years

Jul 09, 2020

Japan will craft new rules and support infrastructure in a drive that aims to build offshore wind farms at 30 sites during the next decade, the Nikkei business daily said on Thursday.Industry Minister Hiroshi Kajiyama is expected to announce policy measures soon to target the goal…

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