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Equinor's Barents Sea Johan Castberg Project Faces Further Delay, Cost Overrun

Oct 12, 2021

Equinor's Johan Castberg Arctic oilfield will cost some 10% more to develop than expected a year ago, and will start production later than expected, primarily due to the pandemic, the Norwegian government's budget showed on Tuesday.The project…

OKEA Drops Vette Oil Discovery Development

Oct 12, 2021

Norwegian oil company OKEA, the operator of the Vette license offshore Norway said Tuesday it had decided to propose to the license partners not to develop the Vette discovery further, 'due to the project’s insufficient financial robustness…

Petrobras Takes TechnipFMC's Pipelay Support Vessel on Long-term Charter

Oct 12, 2021

Oilfield services company TechnipFMC has secured a long-term charter and services contract with Petrobras in Brazil for the pipelay support vessel Coral do Atlântico.TechniFMC said the contract was a “substantial” one, meaning it has a value between $250 million and $500 million…

Eco Wave Power Signs MoU with CIMC for Deployment of Wave Energy Tech in China

Oct 11, 2021

CIMC Offshore Engineering Institute (CIMC OEI) has signed a memorandum of understanding with wave energy technology company Eco Wave Power.CIMC OEI is an engineering company that designs and builds offshore marine structures such as offshore drilling rigs…

Harbour Energy Gets License to Store CO2 in North Sea

Oct 11, 2021

The UK Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) has awarded a carbon dioxide (CO2) appraisal and storage licence (CS licence) to oil and gas company Harbour Energy, recently created via a merger between Premier Oil and Chrysaor.The license will cover an…

Tailwind Wraps Drilling at Evelyn Development. First Oil in Q4, 2022

Oct 11, 2021

The UK-focused oil company Tailwind has completed the drilling of the Evelyn field development well, at the Triton Cluster on the UK North Sea.In February this year, Tailwind sanctioned the Evelyn field project in the North sea, following approval by the UK oil and gas regulator OGA…

Qatar Petroleum Changes Name to Reflect 'Broader Strategy'

Oct 11, 2021

Qatar changed the name of its state-owned oil and gas firm to Qatar Energy from Qatar Petroleum to reflect what it said was a broader strategy but said it had no plans to sell assets to raise funds as other Gulf state producers have.'We have plenty of cash…

Offshore Wind: Xodus Names Country Manager, Sets Up Shop in Japan

Oct 11, 2021

Xodus, a UK-based energy sector consultancy, has engaged a country manager and opened its first Asian office in Japan, eyeing work in the country's growing offshore wind industry.'Having previously delivered a range of projects in Japan, Xodus…

Fugro Supports Saipem's Construction Work at BP's Greater Tortue Ahmeyim Project

Oct 11, 2021

Italian energy industry services firm Saipem has awarded Fugro a monitoring contract to support the construction of an LNG jetty for BP’s Greater Tortue Ahmeyim field offshore Senegal/Mauritania.Starting in December, Fugro will deploy its InclinoCam…

Vår Energi Makes Discovery at Rødhette Offshore Well

Oct 11, 2021

Norwegian oil and gas company Vår Energi has made a smaller than expected discovery at the Rødhette exploration well in the North Sea, off Norway.Vår Energi's partner Longboat said Monday that the well formally named 7122/6-3 S had encountered…

Baron Oil Beefs Up Stake in Promising North Sea Block

Oct 11, 2021

Baron Oil has officially increased its stake in a UK North Sea offshore block containing the Dunrobin prospect, dubbed one of the few remaining sizeable undrilled UK North Sea targets.Baron Oil said back in August that oil companies Corallian and Upland…

Southern California: Beaches to Reopen After Offshore Oil Spill

Oct 11, 2021

Beaches in a southern California city that were shut because of an oil spill last week are set to reopen on Monday morning, authorities said in a statement.City and state beaches of Huntington Beach city will reopen as water quality testing…

BW Energy Gets Hold of Two Offshore Blocks in Gabon

Oct 11, 2021

Oil and gas company BW Energy has been provisionally awarded operatorship of two blocks in the 12th Offshore Licensing Round in Gabon.The award by the Direction Generale des Hydrocarbures (DGH) in Gabon is subject to finalizing the production sharing contracts (PSC) with the DGH…

US Drillers Add Oil and Gas Rigs for Fifth Week in a Row

Oct 08, 2021

U.S. energy firms this week added oil and natural gas rigs for a fifth week in a row as oil prices soared to their highest since 2014 prompting some drillers to return to the wellpad.The combined oil and gas rig count, an early indicator of future output…

ARV-i: New Subsea Resident Vehicle Set to Launch

Oct 08, 2021

In October, a new class of underwater observation vehicle, the ARV-i, will be launched at Ocean Business 21. New Zealand-based Boxfish Research and Norwegian partner Transmark Subsea developed the autonomous underwater resident vehicle in a joint venture…

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