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Gallery: BP's Giant Argos Platform Arrives in Texas

Apr 13, 2021

BP's behemoth Argos offshore oil platform, the centerpiece of the company's $9 billion Mad Dog 2 project in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, has arrived in the U.S. after a 16,000-mile journey from South Korea.The platform, loaded onboard Boskalis' BOKA Vanguard heavy transport vessel…

Maersk Drilling Confirms $370M+ Drillship Contract in Ghana

Apr 08, 2021

Danish offshore drilling company Maersk Drilling on Thursday confirmed a long-term contract with Tullow Oil for its Maersk Venturer drillship off Ghana.The firm contract following the previously agreed conditional letter of award, and includes…

Shell Books Maersk Drillship for Four Wells Offshore Malaysia

Apr 07, 2021

Offshore drilling company Maersk Drilling has won a contract with Shell Malaysia for drillship Maersk Viking.Under the contract, the 7th generation drillship will drill four development wells at the Gumusut-Kakap field offshore Malaysia. The contract is expected to start in December 2021…

Eni Finds Oil Offshore Angola. First Production Expected within Six Months

Apr 06, 2021

Italian oil and gas company Eni has made a new light oil discovery in Block 15/06, in Angola’s deep offshore. Eni said Tuesday that the well was drilled on the Cuica exploration prospect located inside the Cabaça Development Area and close to the Armada Olombendo FPSO (East Hub)…

Qatar Petroleum Farms Into Shell's Deepwater Blocks Offshore Namibia

Apr 06, 2021

Qatar Petroleum has signed a deal with oil major Shell to become a partner in two exploration blocks offshore Namibia.Under the deal, for which financial details were not disclosed, Qatar Petroleum will hold a 45% participating interest in the…

U.S. Crude Output in January Fell to 11.08 Million Barrels per Day

Apr 01, 2021

U.S. crude oil production fell to 11.08 million barrels per day in January, from a revised 11.101 million bpd in December, according to a monthly report from the Energy Information Administration on Wednesday.Crude output for January, the latest monthly data available…

Guyana to See Record Number of Offshore Wells Drilled in 2021

Mar 15, 2021

Guyana, a country that has become a deepwater oil and gas exploration hotspot mostly due to a string of discoveries made by ExxonMobil in recent years, is set for a record year when it comes to the number of offshore wells expected to be drilled in 2021…

CNOOC Needs to Double Down on Drilling and Deals in Carbon-cutting Gas Pivot

Mar 11, 2021

A rapid rise in offshore drilling and deepwater gas extraction may seem an unlikely path to lower emissions, but are central planks of Chinese energy major CNOOC Ltd’s plan to help hit Beijing’s climate goals.While global peers like BP, Royal…

China to Accelerate Work on New Energy Sources, But Coal Remains in the Mix

Mar 05, 2021

China set a modest five-year growth target on Friday for its nuclear power generation capacity and promised quicker development of alternative energy sources as it seeks to cut its carbon footprint, but left its coal industry largely untouched…

Market Report: FPSOs ... Charting the Path Ahead

Feb 15, 2021

COVID-19 will continue to skew the floating production systems market for the coming 24 months, while buying power for a large portion of FPSO contracts will be centered in Brazil and Guyana/Suriname. These two areas are expected to account…

Tullow Picks Maersk Drillship for Ghana Offshore Drilling Campaign

Feb 04, 2021

Danish offshore drilling company Maersk Drilling has received a conditional letter of award from oil company Tullow for the provision of the Maersk Venturer drillship and additional services for a development drilling campaign at the TEN and Jubilee fields offshore Ghana…

Petrobras Receives Three Offers in FPSOs Tender

Feb 02, 2021

Brazilian state-run oil company Petrobras received offers from three consortia looking to build the company's first in-house platforms in more than seven years, the company said on Tuesday.In a release, Petroleo Brasileiro SA, as the company is formally known…

Woodside Halts Some Activity in Myanmar After Coup

Feb 02, 2021

Australia's Woodside Petroleum has put some activity on hold in Myanmar after generals seized power and detained elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi, and said on Tuesday it was monitoring the changing situation in the country.Woodside has been working…

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…

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