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Siem Offshore Secures Contract Extension for Multi-Purpose Support Vessel

Mar 08, 2024

Norwegian offshore vessel owner Siem Offshore has been awarded a contract extension for the multi-purpose support vessel (MPSV) Siem Dorado.According to Siem Offshore, the extension secures the utilization of Siem Dorado MPSV for a period reaching towards the end of the fourth quarter in 2024…

Hess Says Reviewing Timeline for Closing of Chevron Deal

Mar 07, 2024

U.S. oil producer Hess said on Thursday it was reviewing the timeline for closing its merger with Chevron, after oil major Exxon Mobil signaled a potential counter offer for Hess's Guyana assets.Exxon on Wednesday filed a contract arbitration…

First Steel Cut for FPSO Raia in Brazil

Mar 07, 2024

The fabrication of a floating production storage and offloading (PFSO) for the Raia project in Brazil, operated by Equinor on behalf of the Raia project consortium, has officially started at Seatrium’s BrasFELS Shipyard.The strike steel ceremony…

Exxon Signals Potential Counter Offer for Hess's Guyana Assets

Mar 06, 2024

Exxon Mobil Corp on Wednesday said it filed a contract arbitration claim disputing Hess Corp's proposed sale of its Guyana oil properties, and suggested it may counter Chevron Corp's pending deal for the assets.The arbitration case seeks to…

Chevron to Become Operator of Exploration Block Offshore Uruguay

Mar 06, 2024

Challenger Energy has, through its wholly-owned Uruguayan subsidiary CEG Uruguay, entered into farm-out agreement with Chevron for the 60% interest in the AREA OFF-1 block offshore Uruguay.As part of the agreement, Chevron will acquire a 60% participating interest in the AREA OFF-1 block…

MOL and Petrobras Sign Cargo Transfer Vessels Deals

Mar 06, 2024

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) and Brazil’s state-owned energy giant Petrobras have signed a charter contract for cargo transfer vessel (CTV) SeaLoader 2, and agreed to start negotiations for a new CTV shipbuilding contract by the end of 2024.MOL signed the deal through its wholly owned subsidiary…

Brazil, Guyana, Suriname Eye More Cooperation in Oil and Gas

Feb 29, 2024

Brazil, Guyana and Suriname have agreed to deepen discussions on cooperation in the oil and gas sector, according to a joint statement released by the countries on Thursday after a meeting between their presidents.Guyana President Irfaan Ali…

Exxon's Curveball Move in Guyana Alters Chevron-Hess Deal Prospects

Feb 28, 2024

ExxonMobil's surprise challenge to Chevron's acquisition of Hess through a dispute over a stake in a major Guyana oil field could prove fruitful for the U.S. oil giant, even if it does not end up enlarging its holdings in the South American country…

ABL on Tow Job for Mero 3 FPSO’s Voyage to Brazil

Feb 28, 2024

Energy and marine consultancy ABL Group has secured a contract by POSH Projects to act as tow master to support and supervise the towage of the Mero 3 FPSO from Yantai in China to Brazilian waters.As part of its scope of work, ABL’s operations…

Brand New FPSO for Mero Oil and Gas Field Heads to Brazil

Feb 27, 2024

The floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) unit Marechal Duque De Caxias has set sail from China to its deployment site at Mero field, in Santos Basin, offshore Brazil.The Marechal Duque De Caxias FPSO set sail from China on February 24…

Energos Celsius FSRU Reaches Its Final Destination

Feb 26, 2024

Energos Celsius floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU), on a long-term for New Fortress Energy (NFE), has arrived to NFE’s LNG terminal in Barcarena in Brazil’s Pará state.The FSRU Energos Celsius was built by Seatrium and delivered to NFE in December 2023…

Exxon Considering Guyana Offshore Gas Production After 2029

Feb 21, 2024

An ExxonMobil-led consortium is considering its first offshore natural gas production in Guyana, close to the country's maritime border with Suriname, an executive at the U.S. oil and gas group said on Wednesday.Exxon, Hess Corp, and CNOO are…

Baker Hughes Grabs Petrobras’ Well Construction Job at Búzios Field

Feb 21, 2024

U.S. oilfield services giant Baker Hughes has secured a ‘significant contract’ from Petrobras for integrated well construction services in the Búzios field, offshore Brazil.The integrated services project is set to start in the first half of 2025 and will include drilling services…

ONE Guyana FPSO for ExxonMobil’s Yellowtail Field Leaves Drydock in Singapore

Feb 21, 2024

SBM Offshore’s floating floating production, storage, and offloading (FPSO) unit ONE Guyana, built for ExxonMobil’s Yellowtail field offshore Guyana, has left the drydock and arrived along quayside at the Seatrium yard in Singapore.The FPSO…

Petrobras Extends Bids Deadline for Two Sergipe Deepwater FPSOs

Feb 20, 2024

Brazilian oil firm Petrobras has extended the bid proposals deadline for two floating, production, storage, and offloading (FPSO) vessels for Sergipe Deepwater Project (SEAP) in the Sergipe-Alagoas Basin.The deadline has been extended from February 19 to June 14…

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