Offshore North America News


BOEM Okays Shell's Caesar Tonga Sale to Equinor

Aug 19, 2019

The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) as approved Equinor and Shell’s transaction announced in May 2019, whereby Equinor exercised its preferential right to acquire 22.45% interest in the Caesar Tonga oil field from Shell Offshore Inc for a total consideration of $965 million in cash…

White Rose to Resume Full Production

Aug 16, 2019

Canada's Husky Energy said on Friday it will resume full production at its White Rose field off the coast of Newfoundland & Labrador, which was shut down last year after an oil spill in November 2018.White Rose production will ramp up to reach full rates of approximately 20…

Hibernia Platform Resumes Production

Aug 15, 2019

Exxon Mobil Corp said production has resumed at Canada's Hibernia oil platform on Thursday after a spill in mid-July.The platform will take necessary time to reach full production in a safe and environmentally responsible manner, the company said in a statement…

Canadian OSV Owners Making Well-timed Buys

Aug 09, 2019

Canada has a well-established offshore history within the oil and gas sector, with the first offshore exploration carried out by Mobil in the Stable Island region in 1959. Today, the major areas of activity are within the Jeanne d’Arc Basin…

Murphy Green-lights King’s Quay FPS

Aug 09, 2019

Murphy Oil has sanctioned the King’s Quay project in the US Gulf of Mexico, the US independent revealed in its second quarter earnings report.Anchored by the deepwater Khaleesi/Mormont and Samurai developments, the King’s Quay floating production…

Valaris Extends RigNet Deal

Aug 07, 2019

Houston-based networking solutions provider RigNet said it has signed a multi-year contract extension with offshore driller Valaris (formerly EnscoRowan).Under the agreement, RigNet will continue to provide Managed Communication Services including…

Abrado Wins Chevron P&A Work

Aug 05, 2019

Abrado Wellbore Services said it has secured a multi-million dollar contract from Chevron’s Environmental Management Company to support the plug and abandonment (P&A) of more than 30 wells offshore California.The mature wells, which lie in Federal…

Shell Takes FID for PowerNap Tieback

Aug 01, 2019

Shell has taken the final investment decision (FID) for the PowerNap deep-water project in the US Gulf of Mexico, the supermajor announced on Thursday.PowerNap, a subsea tie-back to the Shell-operated Olympus production hub, is expected to start production in late 2021 and produce up to 35…

Worley Wins Contract for BP’s Mad Dog 2

Aug 01, 2019

Australian engineering firm Worley said on Thursday it has been awarded a contract by BP for hook-up and commissioning integration services for the supermajor’s Mad Dog 2 project and the Argos deepwater platform in the Gulf of Mexico.Argos, BP’s newest floating production unit (FPU)…

Hess Corp Posts Smaller Quarterly Loss

Jul 31, 2019

Hess Corp reported a smaller-than-expected quarterly loss on Wednesday, helped by lower exploration costs and a surge in output in its Bakken shale and Gulf of Mexico assets that also prompted the company to raise its 2019 production forecast…

USCG Investigating Platform Fatalities

Jul 30, 2019

The US Coast Guard said it has started its investigation into an incident that caused two deaths on board an offshore production facility in the Gulf of Mexico on June 30, 2019.Crewmembers aboard the Shell-operated Auger tension leg platform…

INPEX Acquires Interests in GoM

Jul 26, 2019

Japanese oil company INPEX announced it has acquired interests in a group of offshore blocks in the southern part of the US Gulf of Mexico.The firm said in a press release on Friday that its subsidiary INPEX US Offshore, LLC has reached an agreement…

CHO Suspends Offshore Flights

Jul 26, 2019

Canadian Helicopters Offshore (CHO) has suspended passenger transfers to offshore platforms while it investigated the cause of an unexplained drop in altitude that occurred during a recent flight offshore Nova Scotia.According to the Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board (CNSOPB)…

Transocean Reports New Contracts

Jul 26, 2019

The world's second largest offshore drilling contractor Transocean has revealed three new contract awards and a pair of extensions for the last quarter in its latest fleet status report.The Switzerland-based offshore driller said in the status…

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