Offshore FPSO News


Tullow Says 58 Workers Test Positive for COVID-19 Offshore Ghana

May 29, 2020

Fifty-eight workers tested positive for COVID-19 at an oil production facility run by Tullow Oil off Ghana's Atlantic coast, the company said in a statement on Friday,Fifty-seven workers tested positive on a support vessel for a floating production and storage (FPSO) unit…

Photo: Johan Castberg Anchor System Installation Underway

May 27, 2020

Norwegian offshore vessel contractor Island Offshore has shared photos of what it says is one of the most comprehensive anchoring projects globally in 2020 - the installation of an anchor system for Equinor's Johan Castberg project in the Barents Sea…

Workers Test Positive for COVID-19 at Tubarao Martelo Field in Brazil

May 26, 2020

About 50 workers were infected by the novel coronavirus during an outbreak in recent weeks at a production well owned by Brazilian oil firm Dommo Energia SA, two regulatory sources with knowledge of the matter told Reuters.The production well…

Hurricane Energy Shuts Lancaster Well. Suspends Output Guidance

May 22, 2020

Hurricane Energy has shut down an offshore well at its Lancaster field in the UK as its testing to produce oil simultaneously from two wells with the aim to reach 20,000 bopd proved unsuccessful. As a result, Hurricane has backtracked on its 2020 output guidance of net 17…

VIDEO: SBM Offshore's Liza Unity FPSO Moves to Dry Dock

May 15, 2020

SBM Offshore, the Netherlands-based FPSO supplier, has shared a video of its Liza Unity FPSO Hull going into the dry dock in Singapore.The hull was ordered on speculation in 2017 as the first of what are now five hulls being built as part of SBM Offshore's Fast4Ward standardized-FPSO-hull program…

'We Won't Just Weather the Crisis, We'll Come Out Stronger,' SBM Offshore CEO Says

May 14, 2020

SBM Offshore, one of the world's largest FPSO solutions providers, on Wednesday slightly reduced 2020 guidance due to uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and the low oil price environment, but the CEO is optimistic the company will not just weather the storm…

Three Firms Compete for Dorado FPSO FEED. WHP Shortlist 'Soon'

May 14, 2020

Australian oil and gas company Santos, with its partner Carnarvon, is progressing works on the development of the Dorado oil field off W. Australia, with pre-FEED contracts for the FPSO awarded to three 'world-class' contractors. The final investment decision date however…

Premier Oil Shelves $1.8B Falkland Islands Offshore Project

May 13, 2020

UK-based oil and gas operator Premier Oil has said it has suspended the Sea Lion-1 oil project offshore the Falkland Islands.The company said the $1.8 billion offshore oil project would be suspended to minimize ongoing spend in light of the current market conditions…

Rystad: Oil Firms May Need to Kill Old, Loss-Making FPSOs

May 12, 2020

'The swift oil price crash caused by the Covid-19 pandemic will reduce the combined free cash flow of FPSO fields, which have produced above three-quarters of their original resources at just $2.20 per barrel this year. This is a jaw-dropping decline from 2019’s $11…

Ghana Instructs Eni and Local Producer to Combine Oil Fields

May 08, 2020

Ghana has directed Eni SpA and Springfield E&P to begin talks to combine their adjacent oil and gas fields, according to a letter seen by Reuters.The April 9 letter from Energy Minister John-Peter Amewu to the two companies says seismic data indicates that Eni's Sankofa offshore field…

Guyana's Liza Phase 2 on Track for First Oil in 2022

May 08, 2020

Liza Unity, an under-construction FPSO that will be Guyana's second offshore facility in production, remains on schedule for first oil in 2022, Hess Corp. said Thursday.Guyana became an oil-producing nation in December 2019, when Exxon brought online the Liza Destiny FPSO…

New CEO for Aker Energy

May 08, 2020

Aker Energy, a Norwegian oil company focused on Ghana's offshore resources, has appointed a new CEO.Aker ASA, Aker Energy's parent company, said Friday in its first-quarter report that Håvard Garseth took over as Aker Energy's CEO in April.Prior…

Brazil Oil Production Rose in March Despite Pandemic

May 04, 2020

Brazil produced 2.973 million barrels per day of oil in March, up 0.1% from February and up 16.1% from the same month a year before, national oil regulator ANP said on Monday.The figures suggest that production cuts announced at the end of March…

Guyana Has No Plans to Cut Crude Output

May 04, 2020

Guyana has no plans to cut crude output despite a plunge in oil prices, the government's top energy official said on Monday, adding that shutting down production could prove costly and harm future output.Mark Bynoe, the director of the Department of Energy…

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