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Mubadala Takes Stake in Egyptian Offshore Block

Jan 21, 2021

Abu Dhabi-based oil and gas company Mubadala Petroleum has acquired a stake in an offshore block in Egypt. Mubadala said Thursday that Tariq Al-Mulla, Egyptian Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, had signed the concession agreement…

Petronas Extends ROV Services Contract with Tanjung Offshore

Jan 19, 2021

Malaysian oil firm Petronas Carigali has extended a subsea inspection services contract with Tanjung Offshore, a subsidiary of T7 Global.T7 Global said Tuesday that the contract extension, signed in December, was for the provision of underwater inspection services using mini-ROV…

China's 2020 Refinery Output Rises to Record. Offshore Oil Production Grows

Jan 18, 2021

China's refineries posted record throughput in 2020, processing 3% more crude oil than a year ago, as they took advantage of low prices and healthy margins on a quick rebound in domestic fuel demand from the coronavirus pandemic.Annual throughput stood at 674…

U.S. Blacklists China's CNOOC over South China Sea Actions

Jan 14, 2021

The Trump administration added China’s CNOOC to a U.S. economic blacklist on Thursday, accusing the oil giant of helping Beijing intimidate neighbors in the South China Sea and ratcheting up tension days before U.S. President-elect Joe Biden takes office…

MOL, Bombora Targeting Wave Energy Opportunities in Japan

Jan 14, 2021

Wave energy converter developer Bombora has entered into an agreement with Japan's Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) to identify wave energy potential in Japan and across the region.MOL has recently said it has completed a detailed internal technical review of Bombora’s mWave wave energy converter…

Malaysia: Shell, Dayang Pen Accommodation Workboat Deal

Jan 13, 2021

Shell's Malaysian subsidiary Sarawak Shell Berhad has extended the contract with Malaysian offshore vessel owner Dayang Enterprise for the use of the Dayang Opal accommodation workboat.The value of the contract is based on work orders issued…

Offshore Wind Consultancy OWC Names APAC Director

Jan 12, 2021

International offshore wind consultancy firm OWC has appointed Tom Whittle to its newly created role of Asia Pacific regional director.In 2018, OWC, an independent consultant offering project development services, owner’s engineering and technical due diligence to the offshore renewables sector…

India: McDermott Wraps Work on Reliance's Project Offshore India

Jan 11, 2021

Offshore oil and gas services company McDermott recently completed work on an offshore field development project in India, operated by Reliance Industries, and made it ready for start-up.The project, in the Krishna Godavari Basin, located off the east coast of India…

Malaysia: Petronas Takes over Operatorship of E11 Gas Hub from Shell

Jan 08, 2021

Malaysian oil and gas company Petronas has become the operator of the E11 gas hub, located 130km offshore Bintulu, Sarawak, Malaysia, effective 1 January 2021.  The E11 hub which has been producing since 1982 under the MLNG Production Sharing…

McDermott Lands Offshore Platform Engineering Deal in Qatar

Jan 06, 2021

Offshore engineering and construction firm McDermott has won a contract from Qatargas to deliver front-end engineering and design (FEED) work for Qatar Petroleum's North Field South (NFS) project.The contract scope includes the replication of five offshore wellhead platforms…

Petronas: Baram Oil Production to Resume in Q3, after Ship Accident

Jan 06, 2021

Malaysia’s state energy firm Petronas said on Monday it expects to resume full production at its Baram facilities, off the state of Sarawak on Borneo island, in the third quarter after halting output in October following an accident.Petronas…

Russia: Sakhalin Energy Sets LNG Output Record

Jan 06, 2021

Sakhalin Energy, an international consortium operating an offshore gas-fed LNG plant in eastern Russia, set a record for LNG production in 2020.Sakhalin Energy said Wednesday that it had in 2020 produced and shipped a record amount of liquefied natural gas (LNG): 178…

Chiyoda to Design Floater for Kumul Petroleum in PNG

Jan 05, 2021

Japanese engineering and construction company Chiyoda has won a deal to design, develop, and engineer a Floating, Storage, Re-gasification and Power Generation unit in Papua New Guinea ('PNG') for Papua New Guinea’s national oil and gas company Kumul Petroleum…

Petronas, T7's Tanjung Offshore Ink Offshore Platform Deal

Jan 05, 2021

Malaysian oil company Petronas Carigali has awarded Tanjung Offshore a contract for the provision of a mobile offshore production unit.Tanjong offshore will be responsible for the provision, operation, maintenance, of the offshore platform, as part of Bayan Redevelopment Project Gas Phase 2…

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