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BP Sanctions latest Thunder Horse expansion

May 06, 2019

BP is set to go ahead with its Thunder Horse South Expansion Phase 2 project in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico after announcing project sanction. Thunder Horse Expansion Phase 2 will boost output at one of the largest oil fields in the Gulf of Mexico by about 50…

Ampelmann Scores Contract from Harvey Gulf

May 03, 2019

Dutch offshore access provider Ampelmann has secured a contract to supply a walk-to-work (W2W) transfer system for US based marine transportation company Harvey Gulf to be used during maintenance work at an oil and gas platform in the Gulf of Mexico…

Oxy Shareholders Criticize Anadarko Bid

May 02, 2019

Several major Occidental Petroleum Corp shareholders have voiced opposition to the oil company's $38 billion bid for rival Anadarko Petroleum Corp that now includes a pricey financing deal with billionaire Warren Buffett.Occidental and Chevron…

Canyon Charters Otto Candies Vessel

May 02, 2019

Subsea services company Canyon Offshore said it has entered into an agreement with vessel owner Otto Candies for the charter of the Jones Act-compliant inspection, maintenance and repair (IMR) vessel Ross Candies.The charter will commence in…

Trump Administration to Revise Offshore Safety Rules

May 02, 2019

The Trump administration will unveil on Thursday its final plan to roll back offshore drilling safety measures put in place by the Obama administration after the fatal 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the worst in U.S. history, raising concerns…

Pemex Swings to Q1 Loss

Apr 30, 2019

Petroleos Mexicanos swung to a 35.7 billion peso ($1.84 billion) net loss during the first quarter as revenues and crude output at the heavily-indebted Mexican state oil company fell, results posted to the stock exchange showed on Tuesday.Revenues at Pemex were 356…

Warren Buffett Backs Oxy's Anadarko Bid

Apr 30, 2019

Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc committed $10 billion on Tuesday to Occidental Petroleum Corp's $38 billion cash-and-stock bid for Anadarko Petroleum Corp, boosting its chances of snatching a deal from Chevron Corp.Occidental and Chevron…

McDermott to Build Amoca Platform

Apr 30, 2019

McDermott International on Tuesday said it has been awarded a contract by Eni for engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) of wellhead platform one (WHP1) to be installed in the Amoca field, located approximately 30 kilometers offshore Dos Bocas in southeast Mexico…

US Still Processing Atlantic Seismic Permits

Apr 30, 2019

The U.S. Interior Department is still processing permit applications for companies to conduct seismic testing in the Atlantic - a precursor to drilling - despite shelving its plan to vastly expand offshore drilling, a spokeswoman said on Monday…

Worley Wins Rhode Island OWF Contract

Apr 30, 2019

Denmark's offshore wind giant Ørsted has awarded WorleyParsons a core role in its Revolution Wind project, which will see the design and installation of a 700-megawatt offshore wind farm, located 15 kilometers south of the Rhode Island coast…

Chevron, Anadarko Launch Integration Planning

Apr 26, 2019

Chevron Corp on Friday pushed back at the potential for a rival to break up its $33 billion deal for Anadarko Petroleum Corp, saying the two companies had already begun meetings on a merger plan.Occidental Petroleum last Thursday sought to scuttle the proposed deal…

Husky Energy Beats Profit Estimate

Apr 26, 2019

Canada's Husky Energy Inc beat analysts' estimates for quarterly profit on Friday, as it benefited from improved Canadian crude prices following Alberta's output cuts and investment in a number of refineries and pipelines boosted its margins per barrel…

Trump Administration Sidelines Offshore Drilling Plan

Apr 25, 2019

The Trump administration will hold off on issuing its plan to expand offshore drilling as it weighs what to do after a March court ruling that blocked drilling in the Arctic and Atlantic, Interior Secretary David Bernhardt told The Wall Street Journal…

Gulf of Mexico Output Lifts Hess Profits

Apr 25, 2019

Hess Corp reported a surprise profit on Thursday, supported by higher production at the U.S. oil and gas producer's oilfields in the Bakken shale and Gulf of Mexico regions.The company said production from Bakken rose 17 percent to 130,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day (boe/d)…

Shell Makes Deepwater Find in US GoM

Apr 24, 2019

Shell announced Wednesday it has made a significant discovery at the deepwater Blacktip prospect in the Alaminos Canyon Block 380 in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.The discovery is located in approximately 1,900 meters water depth in the Alaminos Canyon Block 380…

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