Offshore Deepwater News


Exxon Strikes Out at Hassa-1 Offshore Guyana

Jan 15, 2021

Exxon Mobil Corp said on Friday that its latest exploration well in the prolific Stabroek block off Guyana's coast did not find oil in its target area, the second setback to its drilling campaign in recent months.Exxon, which operates the Stabroek…

Petrobras Says 2020 Oil Output Averaged Record 2.28 Million BPD

Jan 07, 2021

Brazil's state-run oil company Petrolero Brasileiro SA produced a record 2.28 million barrels of oil per day on average in 2020, according to a securities filing on Thursday.The combined oil and natural gas output of Petrobras, as the company is known…

Shell Completes Acquisition of Offshore Blocks in Colombia

Dec 28, 2020

Colombian oil and gas company Ecopetrol has informed that Shell has completed the previously agreed acquisition of 50 percent interest in three Colombian deepwater oil and gas blocks.The two companies signed an agreement in February which entailed…

U.S. Gulf Lease Sale: Oil Firms Ignore Threat of Potential Ban on New Offshore Leases

Nov 27, 2020

The U.S. administration last week held a region-wide Gulf of Mexico oil and gas exploration lease sale, in what was the last sale under the Trump administration, and potentially one of the last lease sales overall, as the new President-elect…

Tullow Oil Shifts Its Focus to West Africa

Nov 25, 2020

Britain's Tullow Oil will commit 90% of its investments in coming years on its producing offshore oilfields in West Africa and put exploration on the back burner to reduce debt.Tullow, which was set up in the 1980s produce oil and gas in Africa…

ARMS Reliability Wins Contract with MODEC

Nov 23, 2020

ARMS Reliability said it has reached an agreement with floating production solutions provider MODEC to assist with optimization and rapid strategy development of asset maintenance management philosophy for MODEC’s newest floating production…

Noble Energy Drops Colombia Offshore Drilling Plan. Might Drill in 2021

Nov 20, 2020

Oil company Noble Energy, now owned by Chevron, has decided not to drill the previously planned offshore well in Colombia this year.The company had signed a drilling contract in January with the Danish offshore drilling company Maersk Drilling for the use of the Maersk Valiant drillship in Colombia…

MacGregor Delivers Goods for Chinese Floater

Nov 20, 2020

Cargotec's MacGregor has delivered a riser pull-in system for China-based oil firm CNOOC's Lingshui 17-2 semi-submersible production platform.The deepwater semi-submersible production unit is intended for operation in a deepwater natural gas field in the Qiongdongnan Basin…

ExxonMobil Makes Non-Commercial Discovery at Guyana's Deepest Offshore Well

Nov 17, 2020

U.S. oil major ExxonMobil has made another oil discovery off Guyana, at the Tanager-1 well, however, the discovery is reported as non-commercial.Unlike Exxon's previous Guyana wells which were drilled in the Stabroek offshore block, and which unearthed more than 8 billion barrels of oil…

Petrobras Selling 50% Stake in Marlim Cluster Offshore Brazil

Nov 16, 2020

Brazilian oil and gas company Petrobras has launched an opportunity disclosure stage (teaser) for the sale of 50% of its stakes in the offshore oil fields - known as the Marlim Cluster - in the Campos Basin, offshore Brazil.Petrobras is looking to sell stakes in the deepwater concessions of Marlim…

Petrobras Taps Seabed Geosolutions for 4D OBN Survey in Brazil

Nov 10, 2020

Ocean bottom seismic company Seabed Geosolutions said Monday it had secured a contract for a baseline 4D ocean bottom node (OBN) survey as well as a future 4D monitor OBN survey in Brazil for Petrobras, both covering the Sapinhoa Shared Reservoir in the Santos Basin…

U.S. Offshore Oil Workers Flee from Rigs as Another Storm Heads for Gulf of Mexico

Oct 26, 2020

Oil producers on Monday were evacuating offshore production platforms in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico as the 27th named storm of the season strengthened overnight and looked likely to threaten the United States as a hurricane.BP, BHP Group Ltd, Chevron Corp…

Maersk Drilling's Drillship to Drill More Wells for Total in Angola

Oct 21, 2020

Danish offshore drilling company Maersk Drilling has secured more work for its Maersk Voyager drillship with Total in Angola.The contract is for three development wells, to be drilled at Total's offshore Block 17. According to Maersk Drilling…

Shell Deepwater Picks Bentley Systems' Digital Twin Solutions

Oct 16, 2020

Shell’s Deepwater business has selected Bentley Systems' digital twin solutions to streamline its capital projects process and accelerate time to first oil.Bentley Systems said that Shell, with a plan to deliver several subsea tie-back projects over the next 10 years…

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