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Only a Handful of FPS to Be Ordered in 2020, Down from 18 Expected

Mar 24, 2020

Energy intelligence company Wood Mackenzie has downgraded its expectations when it comes to new orders for floating production systems in 2020, citing the oil price crash.Mhairidh Evans, principal analyst in Wood Mackenzie’s upstream supply…

New Oil and Gas Project Spending to Fall 68% in 2020 if Oil Price Stays Low

Mar 24, 2020

Oil and gas project sanctioning in 2020 could drop almost 70% compared to 2019 if the oil prices remain in the $30 a barrel area, Norway-based Rystad Energy said in an analysis on Monday.'The effect of the COVID-19 virus on global demand for oil and gas…

Prosafe Loses Safe Zephyrus Gig with EnQuest

Mar 24, 2020

Offshore accommodation rig contractor Prosafe has lost a contract it had won for its Safe Zephyrus offshore accommodation unit with EnQuest earlier this month.As previously reported, Prosafe on March 16 said it had secured a contract to support…

Teekay Offshore Changes Name

Mar 24, 2020

Teekay Offshore Partners L.P., a provider of offshore oil production and storage vessels for the offshore oil and gas industry, has changed its name.The company announced Tuesday its name has changed to Altera Infrastructure L.P. effective 24 March 2020…

Husky Suspends West White Rose Works on COVID-19 Fears

Mar 24, 2020

Canada's Husky Energy has decided to suspend construction activities on its West White Rose offshore project, citing the COVID-19 virus fears.The oil company sanctioned the West White Rose development in May 2017. The field is being developed…

Fred. Olsen Windcarrier to Install CFXD Wind Turbines

Mar 23, 2020

Fred. Olsen Windcarrier’s jack-up vessel Brave Tern has been awarded a contract to transport and install wind turbines selected for the Changfang and Xidao offshore wind farms (CFXD) in Taiwan.The contract for the transportation and installation of MHI Vestas Offshore V174-9…

Total Cuts Capex, Mostly in E&P Business

Mar 23, 2020

French energy group Total announced plans on Monday to step up cost cuts and suspend its share buyback programme in order to deal with a slump in oil prices and the economic fallout from the coronavirus outbreak.Total CEO Patrick Pouyanne said that with prices of $30 per barrel…

Aker BP Postpones Offshore Projects Due to Coronavirus

Mar 23, 2020

Norwegian independent oil firm Aker BP will postpone non-sanctioned projects to cut its planned 2020 capital and exploration spending by 20% due to the coronavirus but maintains its production guidance, it said on Monday.Capital spending for this year would be reduced to $1…

U.S. Lawmakers ask Interior to Cut Offshore Oil Royalty Rates

Mar 23, 2020

Lawmakers representing U.S. Gulf coast states on Friday asked Interior Secretary David Bernhardt to temporarily cut the royalty rate oil and gas companies must pay on their offshore drilling operations to help the industry weather a market crash…

U.S. to send envoy to Saudi Arabia to Stabilize Oil Prices

Mar 22, 2020

The Trump administration plans to send a special energy envoy to Saudi Arabia to work with the kingdom on stabilizing the global oil market, officials said on Friday, as the U.S. scrambles to deal with a price crash so deep that regulators in…

Equinor Delays Offshore Maintenance due to Coronavirus

Mar 20, 2020

Norway's Equinor said on Friday it will delay spring maintenance work at its Arctic liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant and five offshore platforms due to the coronavirus outbreak.Separately, Norway's gas system operator Gassco said annual maintenance…

Update: Oil and Gas Listed as Important Social Function in Norway

Mar 20, 2020

This article, originally titled 'Norway: Oil Workers Not Critical for Society,' has been amended as the Norwegian government has added some parts of the oil and gas industry to the 'Critical Social Functions' list.OEDigital on Friday morning reported…

Saipem, Equinor Working on Floating Solar Panels

Mar 20, 2020

Italian oilfield services firm Saipem, and Norwegian oil and gas company Equinor are teaming up to develop a floating solar panel park solution for near coastal applications and rough weather conditions.According to a statement by Saipem, the…

Qatar Eases Exit Visa Rules for Oil and Gas Sector

Mar 20, 2020

Qatar has removed exit visa requirements for an additional segment of its foreign labor force, including some of those working in the oil and gas industry, according to official tweets posted on Friday.Qatar in 2018 eliminated exit visas for many foreign migrant workers…

Rockhopper: All Parties Committed to Sea Lion Farm-Out Despite Oil Price Rout

Mar 20, 2020

Rockhopper Exploration, a partner in Premier Oil-operated Sea Lion offshore oil project in the Falkland Islands, is confident it will manage to farm-out a share in the project despite the low oil prices and COVID-10 uncertainty.The two companies…

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