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Otto Takes Control of Gulf of Mexico License

May 09, 2019

Otto Energy now owns 100% interest in the VR 232 license in the shallow water US Gulf of Mexico after acquiring the remaining 50% working interest Byron Energy.VR 232 is adjacent to Otto’s 50% owned South Marsh Island Block 71 oil field and production platform…

Kosmos Realigns Senegal/Mauritania Interests

May 09, 2019

American upstream oil and gas company Kosmos Energy has commenced the process of scaling down its stake in the lucrative Greater Tortue Anheyim gas project on the Senegal/Mauritania maritime border as the Dallas-based firm seeks to entrench…

Exxon to Invest $100 Mln in Low Emission Tech

May 09, 2019

US oil giant ExxonMobil says it plans to invest up to US$100 million over 10 years in developing lower emission technology, working with the US' Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory and National Energy Technology Laboratory…

Norwegian Wage Talks Break Down

May 09, 2019

Wage talks between Norwegian oil firms and their employees broke down on Thursday, setting the stage for mediation later this year in order to prevent a strike, Norwegian Oil and Gas (NOG) said in a statement on Thursday (May 9).While Norway’s…

North Sea Helicopters Vote to Strike

May 09, 2019

Helicopter pilots in the North Sea have voted to strike over pay. The pilots, employed by CHC Scotia, voted in favour of taking industrial action in a dispute over pay earlier this week (May 7). The ballot conducted among members of the British…

TechnipFMC Bags Barossa SPS Project

May 09, 2019

US oil major ConocoPhillips has picked TechnipFMC to supply the subsea production system for its Barossa in the Timor Sea, offshore Australia, according to partner Australian oil and gas producer Santos . The contract includes the engineering…

SNC Lavalin on Woodside's Scarborough Project

May 09, 2019

Canadian headquartered engineering group SNC-Lavalin has been awarded two sub-contracts to support Woodside's Scarborough gas field development project in Western Australia.Under the two contracts, SNC-Lavalin will provide front end engineering…

Airborne, Simeros Target New Riser Technology

May 08, 2019

Dutch technology firm Airborne Oil & Gas and Brazilian engineering company SÍMEROS TECHNOLOGIES are working together to deliver the first qualified thermoplastic composite pipe (TCP) risers in deepwater Brazil. The two companies announced that…

DNV GL Urges Interest in Wind-Powered Oil Recovery

May 08, 2019

DNV GL says its WIN WIN (WINd powered Water INjection) technology is now ready for prototype development after two joint industry projects have shown the concept to be technically feasible and cost efficient. WIN WIN was conceived in 2013 by DNV GL…

Drilling Up, But Success Rates Down

May 08, 2019

Despite a bounce back in exploration activity in 2018, success rates and discovered volumes have dropped, according to a report by UK-based analysts Weestwood Global Energy Group. Westwood’s 10th annual State of Exploration report reviews global…

Exceed to Support Serica Drilling

May 08, 2019

UK-based well management firm Exceed has secured a two-year contract to support Serica Energy (UK) with its future well operations.Initial operations under the contract will be concentrated on Serica's Columbus development well, which is planned to be drilled in 2020…

Nexans to Power Vigdis Boosting Station

May 08, 2019

French cable firm Nexans has been picked to supply a power umbilical for Equinor's Vigdis subsea boosting station in the Norwegian North Sea.New all-electric actuated subsea boosting station, the industry's first all-electric boosting station…

STR, Forssea Agree Exclusive Partnership

May 08, 2019

French subsea firm Forssea Robotics and UK-based Subsea Technology & Rentals (STR) have agreed a global exclusive partnership.The moves follows a partnership formed between the two companies in June last year (2018). As part of the new partnership…

DNO to Drill Highest Number of Wells in its History

May 08, 2019

Norwegian exploration and production company DNO says it plans to drill 48 wells this year, the highest number in the company's 48-year history. The drilling program, comprising 25 development/infill wells and 11 exploration/appraisal wells…

Maersk Drilling Unveils Hybrid Low-Emission Rig

May 08, 2019

Danish rig operator Maersk Drilling has announced what it's calling the first hybrid, low-emission drilling rig, based on the Norwegian Continental Shelf. Through a series of upgrades, Maersk Drilling aims to convert the Maersk Intrepid ultra…

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