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Pemex Removing Workers from Offshore Platforms to Limit Spread of Virus

Apr 27, 2020

Mexico has begun removing staff from Gulf of Mexico oil platforms to limit the spread of the coronavirus, leaving essential personnel on board, state oil firm Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) said on Sunday.Pemex said in a statement that workers…

Equinor Rejects Climate Resolution Proposals

Apr 24, 2020

Equinor's board has rejected all shareholder climate resolutions, including one asking to set more ambitious emission reduction targets, the company said in a notice to the annual shareholders' meeting published on Thursday.In February, Equinor…

Dolphin Drilling names HSEQ Director

Apr 24, 2020

Offshore drilling contractor Dolphin Drilling has appointed Marianne Leiknes Ulriksen in the new role of Director HSEQ.Joining the company from PSW Group, she will be reporting directly to CEO Bjørnar Iversen, who made the announcement of the HSEQ Director appointment via social media…

Serica Expects 6-month Delay for Columbus Offshore Field Start-Up

Apr 23, 2020

UK North Sea oil and gas company Serica Energy expects to see first gas from its Columbus development in late 2021, a six-month delay to what was previously targeted.The Columbus field plan, approved in 2018, envisions the reservoir will be…

Two U.S. Warships in South China Sea Amid China-Malaysia Standoff

Apr 21, 2020

Two U.S. warships are operating in the South China Sea, the Navy said on Tuesday, with three regional security sources saying they were near an area of a standoff between China and Malaysia.The Haiyang Dizhi 8, a Chinese government research ship…

Low Oil Prices to Eviscerate Seismic Players' Revenues

Apr 21, 2020

Offshore seismic contractors, especially the owners of survey vessels, are the ones who will suffer the most from low oil prices and COVID-19 when it comes to the oil and gas supply chain, Rystad Energy has said in its analysis.The Norwegian…

Piracy Incidents Offshore Mexico 'Largely Unreported'

Apr 20, 2020

Piracy activity on the Mexican side of the Gulf of Mexico seems to be picking up, with several attacks in the past month on offshore support vessels.A little over a week ago, a Maersk Supply Service's offshore vessel was a target of an armed robbery offshore Ciudad Del Carmen…

Thailand's EGAT to Receive 2nd Spot LNG Cargo from Malaysia's Petronas

Apr 20, 2020

State-run Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand said it will buy a second spot-market shipment of liquefied natural gas (LNG) on Tuesday.The state-owned PTT's Map Ta Phut LNG receiving terminal in the eastern part of Thailand will receive the 65…

Chinese, Malaysian Offshore Oil Vessels in South China Sea Standoff

Apr 17, 2020

A Chinese government survey ship is tagging an exploration vessel operated by Malaysia's state oil company Petronas in disputed waters in the South China Sea, three regional security sources said on Friday.China's Haiyang Dizhi 8 entered waters near Malaysia on Thursday…

Turkish Drillship Gearing Up for Black Sea Drilling

Apr 10, 2020

Turkish national oil company TPAO's drillship Fatih is being prepared to move to the Black Sea to start drilling operations.The news was shared on social media both by TPAO and the country's energy minister Fatih DonmezDonmez on Thursday tweeted…

SMD Delivers ROV to Asso.subsea

Apr 09, 2020

Greece-based Asso.subsea took delivery of an SMD Quasar 150-horsepower, 1,000-meter-rated work class remotely operated vehicle (ROV) complete with launch and recovery system (LARs).The Quasar will be installed on board Asso.subsea Astrea DP2 multipurpose service vessel to support cable laying…

CNOOC to Trim 2020 Spending by Up To 15%

Apr 08, 2020

China National Offshore Oil Corp (CNOOC) will trim annual investment by 10% to 15% in 2020, while maintaining its goal of increasing domestic crude oil and natural gas production for the year, the company said in a statement on Wednesday.CNOOC Ltd…

Ithaca Cuts Spending. Cashflow Buoyant Even at $1 a Barrel

Apr 07, 2020

Delek's British North Sea oil and gas producer Ithaca Energy will cut spending by about half to $120 million this year, it said on Tuesday, adding that cashflow remains strong in spite of a recent slump in oil prices.Ithaca, which its owner has said could list on the London stock market this year…

BP Terminates Senegal/Mauritania Survey Deal with EMGS

Apr 07, 2020

British oil major BP has terminated the contract with the Norwegian offshore survey company EMGS for a survey in Senegal and Mauritania, where it operates the Tortue Ahmeyim offshore development. As previously reported, EMGS had mobilized its Atlantic Guardian vessel…

Vestas Wind Turbines for Offshore Wind Farm in Japan

Apr 06, 2020

Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas has received an order from MHI Vestas Offshore Wind for the supply 33 Vestas V117-4.2MW typhoon variant turbines for Akita Noshiro offshore wind farm project in Japan. The Akita Norshiro offshore wind farm…

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