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Shell Completes Caesar-Tonga Sale

Jul 30, 2019

Shell announced on Tuesday it has completed the sale of 22.45% non-operated interest in the Caesar-Tonga asset in the US Gulf of Mexico to Equinor as part of its divestment plan currently underway.In April 2019, Shell announced it had signed an agreement to sell its interest to Delek…

USCG Investigating Platform Fatalities

Jul 30, 2019

The US Coast Guard said it has started its investigation into an incident that caused two deaths on board an offshore production facility in the Gulf of Mexico on June 30, 2019.Crewmembers aboard the Shell-operated Auger tension leg platform…

Seacat Services Orders Crew Transfer Vessel

Jul 30, 2019

Offshore support vessel operator Seacat Services has taken up its option to build a second multimillion-dollar Chartwell 24 catamaran for the offshore wind sector. Seacat Rainbow, designed by pioneer in next generation vessel design, Chartwell Marine…

Sembcorp Marine Posts Q2 Loss

Jul 30, 2019

Singaporean rig builder Sembcorp Marine on Tuesday posted a narrower second-quarter loss, but said it expected losses for the second half of the year to be higher than the first half, citing insufficient new orders.The company reported a net loss of S$8…

KNOC Aims to Sell Stake in Dana Petroleum

Jul 30, 2019

State-run Korea National Oil Corp (KNOC) is considering upping the stake it is planning to sell in its British unit Dana Petroleum after failing to lure a buyer for the 30% previously on offer, banking and industry sources said.KNOC had hired…

Ocyan Inks First post-'Car Wash' Contract with Petrobras

Jul 29, 2019

Brazil's Petrobras has signed a two-year contract to lease a drilling rig from Ocyan, formerly known as Odebrecht Oleo e Gas, an executive told Reuters, in the first deal between the firms since a corruption scandal erupted five years ago.Petroleo Brasileiro SA…

Qatar Petroleum Enters Guyana

Jul 29, 2019

Qatar Petroleum has entered into an agreement with Total for a share of exploration and production rights in two blocks offshore Guyana in Latin America.Under the agreement, which is subject to customary regulatory approvals by the government of Guyana…

Anadarko Beats Profit Estimates

Jul 28, 2019

Anadarko Petroleum Corp, in its last earnings report before shareholders vote on its sale to Occidental Petroleum, on Friday reported a quarterly profit that topped analysts' estimates, as higher production offset lower prices for its oil.It…

INPEX Acquires Interests in GoM

Jul 26, 2019

Japanese oil company INPEX announced it has acquired interests in a group of offshore blocks in the southern part of the US Gulf of Mexico.The firm said in a press release on Friday that its subsidiary INPEX US Offshore, LLC has reached an agreement…

Eni Profits Drop 27%

Jul 26, 2019

Italian energy group Eni said its adjusted net profit in the second quarter fell 27% on the year to miss expectations as lower oil and gas prices took their toll.Adjusted net profit in the quarter came in at 0.56 billion euros ($624 million) below an analyst consensus provided by the company of 0…

BP Signs Frame Agreement with Siemens

Jul 26, 2019

Siemens said it has signed a five-year frame agreement with BP to support the UK supermajor as one of its main electrical contractors for future onshore and offshore upstream projects globally.The deal allows BP access to Siemens technology…

BP Inks JOA for Gambia Offshore Block

Jul 25, 2019

BP has signed an agreement with Gambia's national oil company to jointly operate the disputed deepwater Block A1 License offshore the West African country.In April, Gambia said it awarded BP the A1 block, one of two that the government had taken…

Petrobras Sells Shallow-water Fields for $1.5 Bln

Jul 25, 2019

Brazilian state-controlled oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA signed on Wednesday two contracts to sell shallow-water oilfields in the basins of Campos and Santos for $1.5 billion plus $200 million in future payments, the company said in a securities filing…

TechnipFMC: Record Orders, Backlog in Q2

Jul 25, 2019

Franco-American oil services company TechnipFMC received a record volume of orders in the second quarter, pushing its backlog of projects to a peak thanks to new liquefied natural gas projects, it said on Wednesday.The records could signal a…

Total Plans $5 Bln in Asset Sales

Jul 25, 2019

French energy giant Total will sell around $5 billion worth of assets, mostly from its upstream exploration and production business, as it seeks to focus on low breakeven projects that can weather weak oil prices, it said on Thursday.The company…

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