Offshore Deepwater News


Equinor Files Development Plan for $1,45B Irpa Deepwater Gas Discovery

Nov 22, 2022

The Norwegian oil and gas company Equinor has filed a plan for development and operation (PDO) for the Irpa offshore gas discovery, formerly known as Asterix, to the Norwegian Minister for Petroleum and Energy.The gas discovery, sitting in the Norwegian Sea at a depth of 1350 meters…

Transocean to Buy Newbuild Ultra-Deepwater Drillship from DSME Ordered by Seadrill in 2013

Nov 18, 2022

Offshore drilling contractor Transocean said Thursday that it had together with Perestroika and funds managed by Lime Rock Management L.P created a joint venture, Liquila Ventures.Liquila Ventures agreed with Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co…

New Fortress to Sign Deal for Mexico's Lakach Offshore Gas Field Next Week

Nov 17, 2022

U.S. company New Fortress Energy expects to sign an agreement next week with the Mexican government for the development of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) project associated with Mexico's Lakach offshore gas field, a company executive said on Wednesday…

Trinidad Soon to Decide on Deepwater Gas Exploration Auction Bids

Nov 16, 2022

Trinidad and Tobago's Cabinet will make a decision soon on bids submitted for four deepwater exploration blocks that are key to expanding its natural gas production, Energy Minister Stuart Young said. The Caribbean country earlier this year…

Gallery: Mozambique's Coral Sul FLNG Ships First LNG Cargo

Nov 14, 2022

The Italian oil and gas company Eni, the operator of the the Coral South project offshore Mozambique, said Monday that the first shipment of LNG produced from the Coral gas field, in the ultra-deep waters of the Rovuma Basin, had departed from the Coral Sul FLNG facility…

Diamond Offshore Nets $429M Drilling Contract in Brazil

Nov 08, 2022

Offshore drilling company Diamond Offshore said Monday it had received a notification of award of a new drilling program with Petrobras in Brazil.The soon to be signed four-year contract is for the semi-submersible offshore drilling Ocean Courage…

QatarEnergy, ExxonMobil Place Successful Bid for Deepwater Block in Canada

Nov 03, 2022

Qatari national oil and gas company QatarEnergy said Thursday that it had, with its partner ExxonMobil, placed a successful bid for Parcel 8 of the Orphan Basin, offshore the province of Newfoundland and Labrador in Canada.The Parcel 8 winning…

Pemex Gets Nod to Develop Once-abandoned Deepwater Gas Field

Nov 01, 2022

Mexico's oil regulator approved on Monday a revamped plan for developing the once-abandoned Lakach deepwater natural gas project, presented by state oil company Pemex, in the first public session chaired by its newly appointed head.The Gulf…

Petrobras Finds Oil in Sepia Area. Oil Column Described as One of Thickest Ever in Brazil

Oct 31, 2022

Brazilian oil giant Petrobras has found oil at the Pedunculo well, located in the northwest of the Sépia offshore oil field, around 250 kilometers off the coast of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.The well was drilled at a water depth of approximately 2…

Gallery: Itapu Oil Field FPSO Leaves Shipyard (Brazil)

Oct 18, 2022

Estaleiro Jurong Aracruz (EJA), a Brazilian subsidiary of Singapore's Sembcorp Marine, has completed the construction of the P-71 FPSO, integrating topsides on the China-built hull.The new FPSO vessel left the EJA shipyard on Tuesday. It will…

TotalEnergies, Petronas Carigali, and Shell Sign PSC for Ultra-deepwater Offshore Block in Malaysia

Oct 13, 2022

Malaysia's Petronas has signed a Production Sharing Contract (PSC) with TotalEnergies, Petronas Carigali, and Shell for Block 2K, an ultra-deepwater block off the coast of Sabah, Malaysia.According to Petronas, Block SB 2K, with a depth of up to 3…

FPSO Anita Garibaldi Leaves China Shipyard for Brazil

Oct 07, 2022

Brazilian oil and gas firm Petrobras said Thursday that the Anita Garibaldi FPSO had left the DSIC Marine Yard shipyard, in Dalian, China, and is now en route to Brazil. The FPSO, being supplied by MODEC will be deployed at the the Marlim and Voador fields…

C-Innovation and Grand Isle Shipyard Awarded P&A Work

Sep 29, 2022

C-Innovation (C-I) and Grand Isle Shipyard, LLC (GIS) have been awarded a plug and abandonment contract by Helix Alliance Decom, LLC to provide pre-feed services for the decommissioning of three offshore platforms for a major deepwater client…

US Offshore Oil Output Drops as Hurricane Ian Approaches

Sep 27, 2022

U.S. offshore oil producers on Tuesday were keeping a wary eye on Hurricane Ian's track as the powerful storm shut-in at least 480,000 barrels of oil production as it heads toward Florida.The hurricane entered the U.S. Gulf of Mexico on Tuesday and is forecast to become a dangerous…

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