Offshore Well Operations News


UK Says Baker Hughes-Altus Deal May Hurt Competition in Oil Well Services

Nov 22, 2022

Britain's competition watchdog said on Tuesday that U.S.-listed oilfield services firm Baker Hughes Co's acquisition of Altus Intervention could reduce competition among UK oil and gas operators.The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) said…

UK's NSTA Launches Probe into Possible License Breach

Nov 15, 2022

The UK-based offshore energy industry regulator, the North Sea Transition Authority (NSTA), said Monday it had opened an investigation into an operator suspected of breaching one of its license conditions.The investigation will look into whether…

Shell Hires Helix for Well Decommissioning Work Offshore Brazil

Oct 31, 2022

Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. has secured a deepwater well decommissioning contract with Shell in Brazil.The scope of work includes plug and abandonment services on subsea wells located in the Bijupira and Salema fields. Helix will supply the Q7000 riser-based well intervention vessel…

ABL Group Buys Well Control Equipment Firm HOSE International

Oct 26, 2022

Energy and marine consultancy ABL Group (ABL) said Wednesday it had acquired the operations of well control equipment specialists HOSE International.The two companies have cooperated since 2019 to jointly provide rig and well control inspection services for the offshore industry…

Hibiscus Taps Tanjung Offshore for Well Services Work

Oct 24, 2022

Malaysia-based energy solutions provider, T7 Global has, via its subsidiary Tanjung Offshore, received a work order award from Hibiscus Oil & Gas Malaysia.The contract, with the oil company formerly known as as Repsol Oil & Gas Malaysia Limited…

Well-Safe Solutions' P&A Rig Gets Trendsetter Engineering's Trident Intervention System

Aug 17, 2022

UK-based offshore well decommissioning firm Well-Safe Solutions has teamed up with Houston-based services company Trendsetter Engineering to equip its Well-Safe Guardian semi-submersible rig with the Trident Intervention System.'Featuring a compact yet powerful design…

THREE60 Energy Buys Fraser Well Management

Jul 05, 2022

UK-based energy services firm THREE60 Energy has acquired well and pipeline operator and well management specialist, Fraser Well Management.'The acquisition leads THREE60 Energy to become one of only two companies that can undertake the role as outsourced duty holder (installation operator)…

Odfjell Technology Nets Wellbore Cleanup Deal with Petronas

May 19, 2022

Offshore operations and well services provider Odfjell Technology has won a three-year contract with Petronas in Malaysia. The company will provide all required tools, chemicals, and services for the Petronas' wellbore cleanup operations in East Malaysia…

Well Integrity and P&A: HydraWell and READ Agree to Merge

May 16, 2022

Norway's HydraWell and UK-based READ have agreed to merge to create a well integrity specialist focused on late-life oilfield activities, including permanent plugging and abandonment of hydrocarbon wells.According to a statement issued Monday…

Baker Hughes, Halliburton, Schlumberger, Others Win $2,1B in Drilling, Services Deals with Equinor

May 06, 2022

Oilfield services giants Baker Hughes, Halliburton, and Schlumberger have signed a contract extension with the Norwegian oil and gas company Equinor for the integrated drilling and well services on Equinor-operated fields offshore Norway.Equinor said Friday it was…

Helix in Multi-year Well Intervention Deal with Shell in U.S. Gulf of Mexico

Apr 01, 2022

Helix Energy Solutions Group, a U.S. offshore oil, and gas well services company, has signed a multi-year deal with Shell to provide Well Intervention services in the Gulf of Mexico.Under the contract Helix will provide either the Q4000 or Q5000 riser-based semi-submersible well intervention vessel…

Baker Hughes to Buy Well Intervention Firm Altus Intervention

Mar 22, 2022

Oilfield services giant Baker Hughes has agreed to acquire Norway-based well intervention specialist Altus Intervention.The company said the acquisition of the well intervention services and down-hole oil & gas technology company, complemented…

McDermott Wraps Bayu Undan Field Infill Work

Mar 10, 2022

Offshore services firm McDermott International said Thursday it had recently completed work under its first subsea, engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) contract with Australia's oil and gas firm Santos for the Bayu-Undan Infill Well Phase 3C Project in the Timor Sea…

Helix Vessel Deal Lifts Siem Offshore's Backlog to $440M

Mar 09, 2022

Norwegian offshore vessel owner Siem Offshore said Wednesday it had entered into agreements with the U.S. offshore well intervention firm Helix Energy Solutions for its Siem Helix 1 and Siem Helix 2 vessels.The new deal for the offshore well…

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