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BP to Sell Petrochemicals Business to Ineos for $5B

Jun 29, 2020

British oil major BP will sell its global petrochemicals business to Ineos for $5 billion, a transaction delivering BP's divestments target a year earlier than originally scheduled.Brian Gilvary, BP’s chief financial officer, said: “With today’s…

Canada: Near Miss on Hebron Platform as Handrail Falls 20 meters

Jun 29, 2020

A handrail dropped 20 meters on ExxonMobil's Hebron platform off Canada last week, in an incident that could've been fatal. Newfoundland and Labrador offshore oil and gas regulator C-NLOPB said last Friday that ExxonMobil Canada had reported that on June 24…

Hunting Slashes 25% of Workforce

Jun 29, 2020

Oilfield services group Hunting Plc has cut its workforce by a fourth as low oil prices and weak demand slammed most of its business units in the second quarter, the company said on Monday.The manufacturer and services provider, which had 2…

Ocean Power Technologies Launches Hybrid PowerBuoy

Jun 26, 2020

Ocean Power Technologies, an ocean energy technology developer, has expanded its offering with the latest product called the hybrid PowerBuoy.The hybrid PowerBuoy is a buoy that offers remote power for subsea and topside applications, data communications…

Oxy Plans $9B Writedown on Bleak Oil Price Outlook

Jun 26, 2020

Occidental Petroleum Corp will write down the value of its oil and gas properties by up to $9 billion this quarter and restructure some debts to avoid a possible default, the company said on Thursday.The U.S. oil producer is trying to shed nearly…

U.S. Oil Firms Hit Brakes on Return-to-work as Virus Cases Soar

Jun 25, 2020

U.S. energy companies slammed the brakes on returning staff to their Houston offices as COVID-19 cases soared and top hospitals warned they could soon run out of beds for the most severely ill patients.A record number of new illnesses in Texas…

Offshore Drillers Facing Second Wave of Bankruptcies

Jun 24, 2020

The companies that operate offshore drilling rigs for major oil producers face a second wave of bankruptcies in four years amid a historic drop in energy prices that likely will leave surviving drillers more closely tied to big oil firms.A collapse of the offshore industry will have broad impact…

KBR to Move Away from LNG, Energy Business

Jun 23, 2020

Engineering and construction firm KBR Inc will exit most of its liquefied natural gas (LNG) construction and other energy projects, it told investors and employees, as customers pull back on energy investments.The company will refocus on government contracts and technology businesses…

Husky Spills Anti-microbial Agent from SeaRose FPSO

Jun 22, 2020

Canadian oil and gas company Husky Energy last week accidentally spilled 1098 liters of an anti-microbial agent from its SeaRose FPSO, located in the Atlantic Ocean, 350 kilometers to the southeast of St. John’s. The incident happened on Thursday morning…

Brent Crude Rises to Above $42 a Barrel

Jun 19, 2020

Oil rose to above $42 a barrel on Friday, adding to gains in the previous session, after OPEC producers and allies promised to meet supply cuts and signs of demand, hit by the coronavirus crisis, recovering.Iraq and Kazakhstan, during a meeting of an OPEC+ panel on Thursday…

US Warns of Pirates in Southern Gulf of Mexico

Jun 17, 2020

The U.S. government on Wednesday issued a warning about the threat posed by pirates to boats and oil installations in the southern Gulf of Mexico, in the latest sign of concern about ongoing security challenges facing Mexico.'Armed criminal…

U.S. Gulf of Mexico: LLOG to Tie Back Taggart Field to Williams' Devils Tower Spar

Jun 17, 2020

U.S. Gulf of Mexico-focused oil company LLOG Exploration Offshore will tie back its Taggart development to midstream operator Williams' Devils Tower Spar offshore platform.Williams said Wednesday it would provide offshore natural gas and oil…

2nd Wind Marine Reveals Design for U.S. Offshore Wind Feeder Vessel

Jun 16, 2020

Louisiana-based company 2nd Wind Marine plans to design, finance, build and operate two Jones-Act-compliant jack-up vessels aimed at the growing U.S. offshore wind market. The company has this week revealed the SuperFeeder design for the vessel…

Offshore Oil Producer Fieldwood Energy Sued over $19.2M Bond Collateral

Jun 15, 2020

Offshore oil producer Fieldwood Energy on Thursday was sued by an insurance provider for allegedly failing to post $19.2 million in collateral for performance bonds, according to a Texas state court filing.Aspen American Insurance Company issued the bonds roughly two years ago…

Offshore Helicopter Players Bristow, Era Complete Merger

Jun 12, 2020

Helicopter providers Bristow Group and Era Group have completed their previously proposed merger. The merged company now owns a fleet of more than 300 helicopters.In a joint statement on Thursday, the companies, providing helicopter services to the offshore energy industry…

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