Offshore Energy News


Petrobras Picks Trident in Oilfield Re-bid

Jul 19, 2019

Brazilian oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA has chosen a bid from Warburg Pincus-backed Trident Energy as the winner in a final 're-bid' for two offshore oilfields, three sources with knowledge of the matter said.Petrobras, as the Brazilian state-run oil company in known…

Tolent Begins Triton Knoll Base Work

Jul 19, 2019

UK based contractor Tolent started work to construct a new multi-million offshore construction and operations base for Triton Knoll has officially started at Grimsby’s Royal Dock.Having been awarded the contract last month, Tolent has now begun work to construct control room…

New York Awards Offshore Wind Contracts

Jul 18, 2019

New York on Thursday awarded two major offshore wind contracts to Norway's Equinor and a joint venture between Denmark's Orsted and U.S. utility Eversource, procuring more of the renewable power than it had planned as part of Governor Andrew Cuomo's ambitious plan to slash greenhouse gas emissions…

Saipem to Build Floating Wind Farm in Saudi Arabia

Jul 17, 2019

Italian services company Saipem said it will design and built a 500 megawatt (MW) floating offshore wind farm in Saudi Arabia under a memorandum of understanding and exclusive agreement with Abu Dhabi based renewables solutions firm Plambeck Emirates…

Two Groups Bid in Israel's Offshore Tender

Jul 15, 2019

Israel received bids from two groups of companies to explore for oil and gas off its Mediterranean coast, the Energy Ministry said on Monday.Israel had offered rights to 19 offshore blocks, and said the groups offered to explore in 12 of them…

PGNiG Buys Into Duva Field

Jul 15, 2019

The Norwegian subsidiary of Polish state-owned PGNiG said it has acquired a stake in the Neptune-operated Duva field currently being developed in the Norwegian North Sea.PGNiG Upstream Norway said it acquired 20% shares in the field – PL 636…

German North Sea Wind Power Output Rising

Jul 15, 2019

Power production from German North Sea wind farms from January to June totaled 9.51 terawatt hours (TWh), 16% more than in the same 2018 period, grid company TenneT GmbH said on Monday.TenneT, the German arm of the bigger Dutch transmission network group…

Storm Slashes US Gulf Oil Output 59%

Jul 12, 2019

Almost 59 percent, or 1.1 million barrels per day (bpd), of crude oil production in the U.S.-regulated areas of the Gulf of Mexico has been cut because of Tropical Storm Barry, the U.S. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) said on Friday…

Norway's June Production Lags Forecast

Jul 12, 2019

Norway's oil production fell 28.2% year-on-year in June to 1.067 million barrels per day, lagging the official forecast for the month by 10.2%, Norway's Petroleum Directorate (NPD) said on Friday.Including condensate and natural gas liquids (NGL)…

Aker BP Makes Oil Discovery off Norway

Jul 12, 2019

Norwegian oil firm Aker BP has made an oil discovery off Norway which could strengthen its hand in negotiations with sometimes partner Equinor on how to develop fields.Aker BP, formed from a merger of BP's Norwegian oil assets and the Det norske oil firm controlled by billionaire Kjell-Inge Roekke…

Hurricane Raises 2020 Production Guidance

Jul 11, 2019

Hurricane Energy's shares recorded their biggest daily rise since 2017 on Thursday, jumping more than 13% after the group upped its production guidance for 2020 on positive results from its so-called fractured basement reservoirs in Britain…

Capricorn Norge Drills Dry Well

Jul 11, 2019

Norwegean oil and gas exploration and production company Capricorn Norge AS has completed the drilling of wildcat well 6508/1-3. The well was a dry hole.According to Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD), the well was drilled about 6 kilometers…

Saipem: Saudi Contracts Part of Gas Shift

Jul 10, 2019

Two contracts signed in Saudi Arabia for $3.5 billion by Italy's oil contractor Saipem are part of a shift in the company's strategy to focus more on natural gas, Chief Executive Stefano Cao said on Wednesday.Saipem said on Tuesday it won two…

Storm Forces US Gulf Platform Evacuations

Jul 10, 2019

Exxon Mobil Corp and Anadarko Petroleum Corp on Wednesday joined several other U.S. oil producers withdrawing staff from deepwater platforms in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico as what could be a major storm gathered.The withdrawals helped push U.S. oil futures up 3…

Total Fined for North Sea Chemical Discharge

Jul 09, 2019

Denmark has fined French oil and gas major Total 500,000 Danish crowns ($75,145) for the discharge of chemicals in the North Sea by a company it bought in 2017, Danish broadcaster DR said on Tuesday.Maersk Oil, the former oil unit of shipping giant A…

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