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Canada Commits Nearly $240 Mln to Aid Offshore Oil Industry

Sep 25, 2020

Canada will spend C$320 million ($238.56 million) to support its offshore oil industry in Newfoundland and Labrador, which has struggled as coronavirus pandemic travel restrictions reduced demand, the government said on Friday.The funds are…

Harvey Gulf to Equip Eight More Vessels with Battery Systems

Sep 24, 2020

Harvey Gulf International Marine announced Thursday it will install 10 battery systems on board eight of its vessels as the U.S. based offshore vessel owner continues its efforts to transform its fleet for greener operations.Harvey Gulf said…

PGS Completes Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Seismic Surveys

Sep 23, 2020

Norwegian seismic surveyor PGS has completed the acquisition of three new 3D seismic surveys offshore Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.The company Wednesday that the initial first fast-track results would be delivered in Q4 2020, with final…

Oil Major Chevron Tells Employees to Delete WeChat from Phones

Sep 23, 2020

U.S. oil giant Chevron Corp has asked employees globally to delete Tencent Holdings Ltd's WeChat from their work phones, following the Trump administration's executive order to ban the social media app, Bloomberg News reported https://bloom…

SeaBird Exploration Wins Seismic Work in Gulf of Mexico

Sep 22, 2020

Oslo-listed seismic surveyor SeaBird Exploration has said it has secured a new contract in the Gulf of Mexico.SeaBird said Monday it had received a letter of award for an Ocean Bottom Node source contract in the Gulf of Mexico. The company did…

Keppel Offshore & Marine Clinches $146,5M in New Orders

Sep 22, 2020

Singapore's Keppel Offshore & Marine has secured new construction orders worth around S$200 million (USD146,5 million). The orders include the construction of a Floating Storage Regasification Unit, as well as the largest U.S. hopper dredger…

Oil Workers Flee as Third Storm in Month Aims for U.S. Offshore Fields

Sep 21, 2020

Royal Dutch Shell Plc halted some oil production and began evacuating workers from a U.S. Gulf of Mexico platform, the company said on Saturday, as a new tropical storm flared.Beta, the 23rd named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season, formed…

Fire Breaks Out on Offshore Vessel Near Rig in Canada

Sep 18, 2020

A fire broke out earlier this week on a fast rescue craft aboard the Siem Diamond offshore support vessel in the Atlantic Ocean, east of St. John's Canada.According to the C-NLOPB, the offshore oil and gas safety body for the Newfoundland and Labrador area…

Oil Prices Fall on Demand Worries, Expected Restart of U.S. Gulf Platforms after Hurricane

Sep 17, 2020

Oil prices fell on Thursday, after rising steeply in the two previous sessions, as concerns about weak fuel demand re-emerged and producers in the Gulf of Mexico prepared to resume output following Hurricane Sally.Brent crude futures fell 67 cents…

Offshore Oil Wells, Ports Shut as Hurricane Sally Advances on U.S. Gulf

Sep 14, 2020

Energy companies, ports and refiners raced on Monday to shut down as Hurricane Sally grew stronger while lumbering toward the central U.S. Gulf Coast, the second significant hurricane to shutter oil and gas activity over the last month.The hurricane…

Once an American Foe, Now a Friend: OPEC Turns 60

Sep 14, 2020

In 1973, Arab members of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries brought the U.S. economy to its knees. Now, the cartel created 60 years ago is more likely to do Washington's bidding.Since Saudi Arabia and other Arab OPEC members imposed their famous oil embargo as retribution for U…

Louisiana Offshore Oil Port Suspends Tanker Loading Due to Storm

Sep 14, 2020

The Louisiana Offshore Oil Port (LOOP) suspended tanker offloading at its offshore marine terminal on Sunday because of Tropical Storm Sally, the company said in a statement posted on-line.The LOOP is the nation's only oil port able to receive the largest crude oil tankers…

Chevron Shuts Two Gulf of Mexico Platforms ahead of Storm

Sep 14, 2020

Chevron Corp shut the Blind Faith and Petronius offshore production platforms on Sunday in the Gulf of Mexico in preparation for Tropical Storm Sally, the company said in an online statement.'In preparation for the storm, we have evacuated all…

Oilfield Services Giant Weatherford Appoints New CEO

Sep 11, 2020

Oilfield services company Weatherford will appoint Girish K. Saligram as its President and CEO effective October 12, 2020.He will replace the interim CEO Karl Blanchard who took the role after the previous CEO Mark A. McCollum left the company in June…

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