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DEME Offshore, Penta-Ocean form JV to Build Offshore Wind Farms in Japan

5 hours ago

Belgium-based offshore installation company DEME Offshore and Japanese marine contractor Penta-Ocean Construction are forming a joint venture to focus on the construction of offshore wind farms in Japan. 'The new Joint Venture brings together…

Aibel: Large Johan Sverdrup P2 Platform Module Leaves Thailand

Apr 13, 2021

Norwegian company Aibel, specializing in the construction of modules for offshore oil and gas platforms, last week saw the giant Main Support Frame (MSF) module for the Johan Sverdrup P2 platform in Norway leave its yard in Thailand, two years after the start of the construction…

Eni Behind the Acquisition of KrisEnergy's Vietnam Block

Apr 12, 2021

Southeast Asia-focused oil firm KrisEnergy, after several delays, on March 31 completed the sale of its Block 115/09 offshore Vietnam, to an unnamed international major, never saying who the buyer was.Some two weeks later, on Monday, April 12…

Derazona Orders Airbus' H160 Helicopter for Oil and Gas Sector in Indonesia

Apr 12, 2021

Derazona Helicopters in Indonesia has ordered an Airbus H160 helicopter to be used to support the country’s oil and gas sector's operations. 'The multi-mission H160 will play an important role in the expansion plans of the Indonesian operator for oil and gas…

Shearwater Wins 3D Seismic Survey Gig Offshore Vietnam

Apr 12, 2021

Marine seismic acquisition company Shearwater GeoServices has won a 3D seismic survey contract in Vietnam.The company said the contract was awarded by 'a major operator,' but it did not say who the client was.The two-and-a-half-month project…

China: CNOOC Searching for Three Missing After Fire on Offshore Platform Doused

Apr 09, 2021

China’s offshore oil and gas major CNOOC Ltd has put out a fire at a production platform in Bohai Bay and is focusing its efforts on searching for three people who went missing, the firm said on Friday.In a filing to the Hong Kong stock exchange…

Velesto Secures 7-well Drilling Deal with Shell in Malaysia

Apr 08, 2021

Oil major Shell has awarded an offshore drilling contract to Malaysian drilling company Velesto, for operations offshore Malaysia.Velesto will, for Shell's subsidiaries Sabah Shell Petroleum (based in Miri, Malaysia) and Sarawk Shell (in Kota Kinabalu…

Chevron, Hokkaido Gas Ink LNG Supply Deal

Apr 07, 2021

U.S. oil and gas major Chevron has signed a deal with Japan's Hokkaido Gas Co., Ltd. for the delivery of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from Chevron’s global LNG portfolio to Japan's Hokkaido area.Under the agreement, Chevron will supply Hokkaido…

Shell Books Maersk Drillship for Four Wells Offshore Malaysia

Apr 07, 2021

Offshore drilling company Maersk Drilling has won a contract with Shell Malaysia for drillship Maersk Viking.Under the contract, the 7th generation drillship will drill four development wells at the Gumusut-Kakap field offshore Malaysia. The contract is expected to start in December 2021…

Flare Structure Installed on Energean Power FPSO

Apr 06, 2021

Construction of the Energean Power FPSO, destined for Energean's Karish field off Israel, has recently reached what has been described as a 'major milestone' with the installation of the flare on the FPSO in a Singapore shipyard.Technip Energies…

Masirah Oil Wraps Drilling Campaign Off Oman

Apr 06, 2021

Oil firm Masirah Oil, a subsidiary of Rex International, has said it has completed its program near the Yumna Field, in the Arabian Sea, offshore Oman. The campaign included two development wells and three exploration wells.The first prospect…

Sangomar FPSO Construction Starts in China

Apr 05, 2021

The conversion of a VLCC into an FPSO bound for Woodside's Sangomar project in Senegal has recently kicked off in China, the Australian oil firm said in a recent report.The 323 meters-long very large crude carrier (VLCC) Astipal in February arrived in China…

Total Won't Stop Gas Production in Myanmar. Says Abandoning Offshore Field Would Hurt Workers, Cities

Apr 05, 2021

French oil and gas group Total said it would not stop producing gas on its Yadana fields in Myanmar as long as operations remained safe, in part to protect employees there who might otherwise risk repercussions from the military junta.Total…

Indian Oil Corporation Buys Its First Johan Sverdrup Crude Cargo

Apr 05, 2021

State-run refiner Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) has made its first purchase of Norway's Johan Sverdrup crude, buying four million barrels via a tender as it speeds up diversification of crude imports, two trade sources told Reuters on Monday…

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