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About 24% U.S. Gulf Offshore Oil Output Shut after Storm

Jun 11, 2020

About 24%, or 435,767 barrels per day (bpd), of crude oil production, remain[ed] shut in the offshore U.S.-regulated Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday after Tropical Storm Cristobal, the U.S. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) said…

Equinor, Aker BP to Jointly Develop Several Offshore Fields in Norway

Jun 11, 2020

Norwegian oil companies Equinor and Aker BP have agreed on commercial terms to jointly develop several fields on the Norwegian Continental Shelf.The coordinated development will include Krafla, Fulla and North of Alvheim (NOAKA) offshore licenses…

US Grants 12 Royalty Cuts for Struggling Offshore Drillers

Jun 10, 2020

The Trump administration has approved 12 applications for reductions in royalty payments from offshore drilling companies reeling from reduced demand for fuel and battered prices, according to the agency that processes such requests.In an email…

Norway: Tax Breaks to Spur Investments in New Offshore Projects

Jun 10, 2020

With reports this week that a broad majority in the Norwegian Parliament supports proposed tax breaks to help the oil and gas industry affected by low oil prices, oil industry is responding and promising investments.On the back of the stimulus from the government in the form of temporary tax breaks…

Nigeria Exceeds OPEC+ Oil Output Cut Quota

Jun 10, 2020

Nigeria did not fully comply with a pact by oil producers to rein in output to balance markets but will make additional cuts to make up for the lapse, the head of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation Mele Kyari said on Wednesday.Nigeria…

Byron Set to Install Platform at Gulf of Mexico Block

Jun 10, 2020

Offshore platform installation works are set to begin at Byron Energy's U.S. Gulf of Mexico operator South Marsh Island 58 G offshore block.Byron said Tuesday that a material barge would arrive at a construction yard near New Iberia, LA to begin load out of the SM58 G platform jacket pilings…

About 31% Oil, 33% Gas Output Shut in U.S. Gulf After Storm

Jun 10, 2020

About 31%, or 575,541 barrels per day (bpd), of offshore crude oil production remain[ed] shut in the U.S.-regulated Gulf of Mexico on Tuesday following the passage of Tropical Storm Cristobal, the U.S. government said.About 33%, or 898.32 million cubic feet a day (cfd)…

Oxy Starts Returning Staff to U.S. Gulf of Mexico after Storm

Jun 09, 2020

Occidental Petroleum Corp has begun returning staff to some of its Gulf of Mexico facilities after storm Cristobal moved away from the region, the company said on Monday.The company plans to return workers to all facilities on Tuesday and resume production when safe…

Kvaerner Bags $106M Hod Platform Order from Aker BP

Jun 09, 2020

Norwegian oil company Aker BP has ordered the topside and steel substructure from Kvaerner for the normally unmanned wellhead platform at the Hod field. Kvaerner said the deal means that laid-off staff would return to work at its Verdal yard…

U.S. Gulf of Mexico Oil Firms Resuming Output as Storm Passes

Jun 09, 2020

Energy companies on Monday began preparations to resume oil and gas production in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, a day after Tropical Storm Cristobal blew through with high winds and heavy rains.Producers had evacuated 182 offshore facilities and shut in about a third of oil and gas production in U…

Norway to Keep Oil Production Cut Unchanged after OPEC+ Deal

Jun 08, 2020

Norway, Western Europe's largest oil producer, has no plans to modify its existing plans for production cuts, following the OPEC+ group's agreement to extend a deal on record output cuts to the end of July, the oil ministry said on Monday.On Saturday…

Four-month Extension for BW Offshore FPSO in Brazil

Jun 08, 2020

BW Offshore has received a notice from Petrobras extending the lease and operation agreement of BW Cidade de São Vicente with 120 days. With the extension, the contract is now set to expire on October 9, 2020.BW Offshore has started planning…

Energean Power FPSO Topside Installation Work Kicks Off

Jun 08, 2020

Work on Energean's Energean Power FPSO in Singapore has begun as Sembcorp Marine Admiralty Yard, Singapore, reopened on June 2, after the COVID-19 lockdown.The FPSO hull arrived from China in April for topside integration works in Singapore…

Offshore Workers, Louisiana Locals Flee Ahead of Storm Cristobal

Jun 07, 2020

Tropical Storm Cristobal on Saturday dumped rain from Louisiana to the Florida peninsula as it moved through the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, prompting evacuations of several southeast Louisiana towns and dozens of offshore oil platforms.Cristobal, packing winds of 50 miles per hour (85 km)…

OPEC, Russia Extend Record Oil Cuts

Jun 07, 2020

OPEC, Russia, and allies agreed on Saturday to extend record oil production cuts until the end of July, prolonging a deal that has helped crude prices double in the past two months by withdrawing almost 10% of global supplies from the market…

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