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Congressman Pallone: Atlantic Offshore Drilling Ban in Appropriations Bill

Jul 08, 2020

U.S. Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr., the representative for New Jersey's 6th congressional district, announced that the House Democrats’ appropriations bill for the fiscal year 2021 would ban offshore drilling in the Atlantic Ocean. In May,…

Byron Installs Gulf of Mexico Platform

Jul 06, 2020

Byron Energy has completed the installation of the SM71 G platform in the Gulf of Mexico.The company said Monday that the installation of jacket and decks comprising the platform had been completed. 'The Triton Hedron derrick barge has de-mobilized…

LLOG Charters Transocean Rig for Shenandoah Drilling

Jul 03, 2020

U.S. oil company LLOG has chartered a Transocean drilling rig for the drilling of wells at the Shenandoah project in the Gulf of Mexico.The news was announced on Thursday by Navitas, LLOG's partner in the project (PDF in Hebrew), who said the contract was for four development wells…

Borr Drilling Regains NYSE Listing Compliance

Jul 03, 2020

Jack-up drilling rig specialist Borr Drilling has regained compliance with the continued listing standard on the New York Stock Exchange, avoiding delisting risk.Borr Drilling said in May it had been informed by the NYSE that the company was…

Global Offshore Rig Count in June Falls to 208. Africa Suffers the Biggest Loss

Jul 02, 2020

The global active offshore drilling rig count for June 2020 was lower by 65 units, compared to June 2019, Baker Hughes' monthly rig count report has shown.Latin America was the only region that saw its offshore rig count rise, Europe and North America saw their numbers halved…

BP Wraps Sale of Alaska Business

Jul 02, 2020

BP Plc said it completed the sale of its Prudhoe Bay oil and gas producing properties to closely-held Hilcorp Energy, ending 60 years as a top Alaskan oil producer.BP and other oil majors have reduced their production roles in the northernmost U…

Record High Oil Exports from Big U.S. Offshore Port

Jul 02, 2020

Crude exports from the Louisiana Offshore Oil Port (LOOP) are hitting a record high even as U.S. crude exports have fallen as the coronavirus pandemic has chopped worldwide fuel demand.Oil majors Royal Dutch Shell Plc and BP Plc are the main winners from rising LOOP exports…

McDermott Emerges From Bankruptcy

Jul 01, 2020

Offshore engineering and construction company McDermott has successfully completed its restructuring process after filing for bankruptcy in January to restructure its $4.6 billion debt.The company said Wednesday its balance sheet restructuring equitized nearly all of McDermott's $4…

Schlumberger Introduces Remote Well Op and Downhole Reservoir Testing Tech

Jun 30, 2020

Oilfield services giant Schlumberger has this week introduced two interesting technologies for remote well operations and downhole reservoir testing, the Performance Live and the Symphony, respectively.Performance Live is a digital service that optimizes remote well site operations control…

ConocoPhillips Deploys 'Low-code' Tech to Boost Bottom Line

Jun 30, 2020

ConocoPhillips has deployed a low-code platform called Mendix to cut costs and increase efficiency, making it the first major oil and gas producer to use such technology across the company, Mendix said in a statement on Tuesday.Mendix, owned by German technology firm Siemens…

Alaska Greenlights BP's Sale of Oil Leases to Hilcorp

Jun 30, 2020

Alaskan officials on Monday approved BP Plc's sale of its oil and gas leases in the state to closely held Hilcorp Energy Co. as part of a previously announced $5.6 billion deal.BP last year agreed to sell its Alaskan properties, including interests…

Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind Installs Wind LiDAR in New Jersey

Jun 30, 2020

A wind LiDAR (light detection and ranging) instrument has been installed alongside the causeway leading to Rutgers University Marine Field Station in Tuckerton, New Jersey.The fully autonomous sensor platform, owned and operated by Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind…

VIDEO: Dominion Installs 12MW Test Wind Farm ahead of 2.6GW Behemoth

Jun 29, 2020

Dominion Energy has completed the installation of the two-turbine, 12-megawatt Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind (CVOW) pilot project 27 miles off Virginia Beach, USA, paving way for the development of a much larger, 2.6 gigawatt, offshore wind farm project…

Gulf of Mexico: LLOG Sanctions Taggart Development

Jun 29, 2020

U.S. Gulf of Mexico operator LLOG has sanctioned the development of its Taggart discovery. The discovery will be developed via tieback to the Williams-owned Devils Tower Spar in Mississippi Canyon 773.The Taggart discovery is located on Mississippi Canyon Block 816 in approximately 5…

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