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Danos: Technology Will Reinvigorate Business

Sep 05, 2019

The leadership at Danos believes technology will transform the oil industry. To thrive in the midst of that change, Louisiana-based Danos is actively focused on how to use technology to help customers work more efficiently and cost-effectively…

W&T Offshore Buys ExxonMobil Interests in GoM

Sep 04, 2019

Texas-based oil and natural gas producer W&T Offshore has closed the previously-announced purchase of ExxonMobil interests in and operator-ship of oil and gas producing properties.The properties includes those in the eastern region of the Gulf of Mexico…

Seadrill Lines Up Work for West Neptune

Sep 02, 2019

Seadrill has secured a one-year contract with LLOG for the West Neptune operating in the US Gulf of Mexico, the offshore drilling contractor announced on Monday.Total contract value is expected to be approximately $74 million with commencement in December 2019…

Neodrill Eyes US and Mexico Opportunities

Aug 27, 2019

Norway-based offshore services company and provider of drilling technology products Neodrill announced it is bringing its Conductor Anchor Node (CAN) technology to the US and Mexico.To support this effort, the company has hired Tony Smith in…

Wood Promotes Leonard in Americas Role

Aug 22, 2019

Engineering firm Wood said it has appointed Paul Leonard as President of Operations Services in its Americas business to succeed Tim O’Leary, who is retiring from the company after a 20-year tenure.Wood’s Operations Services business complements…

TechnipFMC Tallies Shell PowerNap Award

Aug 22, 2019

TechnipFMC has been awarded an engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) contract by Shell for the deepwater PowerNap project, located in the US Gulf of Mexico, the services company announced on Thursday.The award, an integrated…

US Gulf Lease Sale Pulls in $159.4 Million

Aug 21, 2019

A major auction of oil and gas leases in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday received $159.4 million in high bids, government officials said.Combined with a March auction that drew $244.3 million in high bids, the total was the highest annual bid level since 2015…

Trelleborg to Equip MODEC FPSO

Aug 21, 2019

Trelleborg announced on Wednesday that its offshore operation has been awarded a fast track contract to produce more than 80 laminated elastomeric bearings for floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel operator MODEC.The first…

Deep Down Riser Isolation Valve System for Shell

Aug 20, 2019

Offshore equipment and services company Deep Down announced it has received an order from Shell for work related to its Kaikias development in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.The order is for the design, engineering, manufacturing and installation of…

Moods 'Upbeat' Heading into GoM Lease Sale -NOIA

Aug 20, 2019

Sentiment in the US offshore oil and gas industry is “generally upbeat” heading into the nation's next Gulf of Mexico lease sale, according to trade group National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA).On Wednesday in New Orleans, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) will offer 77…

Sparrows: Mitigating Dropped Objects Risk

Aug 20, 2019

Sparrows Group said its US business has become the first company in the US to be certified as a Recognized External Specialist by the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) for Dropped Objects Risk Inspection and Program Audits.Sparrows has provided…

There’s Something Happening off Newfoundland

Aug 20, 2019

It’s hard to nail down when it all started — perhaps when the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador opted for the Norwegian model of direct government ownership shares in its offshore oilfields.Or it might have started with Equinor’s…

Power Outage Shuts Hibernia Production

Aug 19, 2019

Production is shut down at the 220,000-barrel-per-day Hibernia oil platform off the coast of eastern Canada, Hibernia's largest shareholder ExxonMobil Corp said on Monday, after a temporary power cut led to oil and water leaking into the ocean…

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…

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