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Schlumberger Profit Rises as Higher Oil Prices Drive Drilling Services Demand

Jan 21, 2022

Schlumberger NV, the world's largest oilfield services company, reported a rise in fourth-quarter profit on Friday, as higher crude and natural gas prices drove up demand for its services and equipment.Oil prices surged about 50% last year and…

Guyana, Suriname, Brazil Energy Alliance Talks Postponed as Bolsonaro's Mother Dies

Jan 21, 2022

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro cut short his first official visit to neighboring Guyana on Friday after his mother died, meaning talks on a planned South American energy alliance would be postponed.Bolsonaro said his mother Olinda Bonturi…

Oceaneering Secures Multi-well, Multi-operator P&A Contract in Dutch North Sea

Jan 21, 2022

Six oil and gas companies operating in the Dutch sector of the North Sea have signed a deal with subsea services firm Oceaneering for the decommissioning of Mud Line Suspension (MLS) wells in the Dutch North Sea.These wells were once drilled for exploration purposes…

Australia: Santos Bullish on Prices after Reaping Record Revenue

Jan 21, 2022

Australian gas producer Santos Ltd booked record sales revenue for 2021, pumped up by soaring oil and gas prices, and expects to reap big gains following its $6.2 billion takeover of Oil Search amid a surging energy market.After approaching Oil Search with an offer in the middle of last year…

Suriname Will Give Brazil's Petrobras Priority in Oil Exploration - Bolsonaro

Jan 21, 2022

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro said on Thursday that Suriname will give Brazilian state-controlled oil company Petrobras priority in the exploration of oil and gas reserves recently discovered off-shore.Bolsonaro spoke by webcast to supporters in Brazil from Paramaribo…

Japanese Firms Team Up to Reduce Cost of Floating Offshore Wind

Jan 21, 2022

Japanese companies JERA, MODEC, Toyo Construction, and Furukawa Electric have received a notice of acceptance of their joint grant application, under the Green Innovation Fund program of NEDO, to conduct a project to develop cost-reducing technology…

Shell, UK Regulators Renew Talks on Jackdaw Offshore Field Development

Jan 21, 2022

Royal Dutch Shell and British regulators have revived talks on developing the Jackdaw gas field in the North Sea as the government struggles with soaring gas and power prices, company and industry sources said.In recent weeks, Secretary of State at the Department of Business…

Woodside to Hike Capital Spending as Its Advances Oil & Gas Projects in Australia, Senegal

Jan 20, 2022

Woodside Petroleum expects to hike its capital spending by about a third to $4 billion in 2022, as it advances oil and gas growth projects in Western Australia and Senegal as well as steps up efforts to start producing hydrogen.After booking record quarterly sales revenue on soaring LNG prices…

Bumi Armada to Sell Three Ice-class Vessels to Lukoil for $44.5M

Jan 20, 2022

Malaysian FPSO specialist and offshore support vessel owner Bumi Armada has decided to sell its icebreaking vessels operating in the Caspian Sea for Lukoil, in line with its plan to exit the offshore marine service business.Bumi Armada said…

Covid Outbreak Hits Enauta FPSO. Production Line Fixed, Output to Resume Next Week

Jan 20, 2022

Brazilian oil company Enauta has completed repairs of a production line of the FPSO Petrojarl I FPSO at the Atlanta heavy crude oil field in Brazil, following last week's preventive shutdown of production, however, the company informed on Thursday of a COVID-10 outbreak aboard the floater…

Norway's December Oil & Gas Output Rises

Jan 20, 2022

Norway's oil and gas output in December rose from the previous month, preliminary data from the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) showed on Thursday.Crude oil output increased to 1.84 million barrels per day (bpd) in December from 1.73 million bpd in November…

Brazil, Guyana, and Suriname In Energy Alliance Push

Jan 20, 2022

The heads of state of Brazil, Guyana, and Suriname this week will take the first steps toward forging an infrastructure that would better share the neighboring South American countries' energy and natural resources.Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro…

Baker Hughes Posts Q4 Profit as Higher Oil Prices Spur Drilling Demand

Jan 20, 2022

Baker Hughes Co on Thursday reported an adjusted quarterly profit compared with a year-ago loss, as producers took advantage of a rise in crude prices that fueled demand for oilfield service equipment.Oil prices surged more than 50% last year…

Fugro Orders First-of-Its-Kind XL Class USV for North Sea Operations

Jan 20, 2022

Dutch geodata firm Fugro has ordered an uncrewed surface vessel of SEA-KIT XL Class for future North Sea operations. According to USV maker SEA-KIT, the 18-meter USV, to be named Blue Eclipse, will be the first of its kind, and will be constructed…

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