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U.S. Gulf of Mexico: 'Encouraging Result' at Winterfell-2 Offshore Well

Jan 18, 2022

The drilling of Beacon Offshore Energy's Winterfell-2 appraisal well on Block 943 in the Green Canyon area of the U.S. Gulf of Mexico has been completed with the well showing encouraging results, Kosmos Energy, a partner in the project said Tuesday…

Eni Extends BW Offshore's Abo FPSO

Jan 06, 2022

Italian oil company Eni has extended its contract for BW Offshore's Abo floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel for another year.The FPSO's owner BW Offshore said Thursday it has signed the extension with Eni's subsidiary Nigerian Agip Exploration…

EnVen Books Transocean's Ultra-deepwater Drillship

Jan 06, 2022

U.S. Gulf of Mexico-focused oil and gas company EnVen Energy has awarded a drilling contract to Transocean for the Discoverer Inspiration ultra-deepwater drillship.EnVen has committed to one firm well with options for two additional wells and…

2021: The Year The Offshore Rig Market Turned The Corner?

Jan 06, 2022

The 2020 offshore drilling rig market wasn't exactly a hard act to follow, but 2021 proved to be a pivotal turning point for the industry despite ongoing challenges with the Coronavirus pandemic and the intensifying energy transition. Presented with no further comment…

Petrobras Declares Commercial Viability at Four Offshore Concessions

Dec 30, 2021

Brazilian state-run oil company Petrobras has declared four offshore concessions in the states of Alagoas and Sergipe commercially viable in presentations to the nation's oil regulator, it said in securities filing on Thursday.The company has…

USCG Concludes Investigation into Auger Lifeboat Accident

Dec 23, 2021

A U.S. Coast Guard investigation into a fatal lifeboat drill accident has resulted in 10 safety and eight administrative recommendations, the agency announced.In July 2019, two people were killed and another was injured while testing lifeboats…

Petrobras Files Revised Development Plan for Tupi and Iracema Fields

Dec 23, 2021

Brazilian oil company Petrobras, as the operator of the Tupi offshore field, has submitted to the Brazilian National Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuel Agency (ANP), the review of the Integrated Development Plan (PD) of the Shared Deposit of Tupi and the Iracema Area…

Report: Exxon Prepares to Bid for Deepwater Oil Blocks in Brazil

Dec 17, 2021

Exxon Mobil Corp is prepared to bid on Friday for new blocks in Brazil's deepwater oil fields, a focus area for its oil and gas production growth, people familiar with the matter said.Any bid would mark its first big investment since it decided to resume spending after a historic…

Latin American Oil Auctions Kick Off after Two-year Lull

Dec 16, 2021

Latin America's oil frontiers are back in the spotlight with auctions coming up in Brazil, Guyana, and the Andean region that are expected to attract bids from major oil firms despite a global call to end fossil fuel development.Brazil is set…

Petrobras Books Another Seadrill Drillship for Búzios Drilling

Dec 13, 2021

Offshore drilling company Seadrill Limited has secured a contract for the West Jupiter drillship with Brazil's Petrobras for work in the Búzios field offshore Brazil. The contract is for a firm term of 1,040 days with the start-up slated for December 2022…

Shell Makes 'Material' Deepwater Oil Discovery in U.S. Gulf of Mexico

Dec 10, 2021

Oil major Shell has this week announced 'a material' discovery at the Blacktip North prospect in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, ~220 miles SSE of Houston. Blacktip North is located in OCS block Alaminos Canyon (AC) 336, approximately 4.5 miles northeast of the recently appraised Blacktip discovery…

Brazil Energy Council Puts 11 Pre-salt Blocks on Permanent Offer

Dec 09, 2021

Brazil's energy policy council CNPE authorized oil regulator ANP to put 11 pre-salt blocks in the Campos and Santos basins up for sale permanently, with a total signing fee estimated at 1.3 billion reais ($233 million), the government said on Thursday…

TotalEnergies Spuds 'High-impact' Venus-1X Well Offshore Namibia

Dec 01, 2021

TotalEnergies has spudded the Venus-1X offshore exploration well in Namibia's Block 2913B (PEL 56). The well, seen as potentially transformational for the Namibian oil industry, is being drilled in 3,000 meters water depth.The news of the drilling…

DeltaTek's Cementing Tech Saves Petronas Time and Cost Offshore Mexico

Nov 24, 2021

Well construction firm DeltaTek said Tuesday that Petronas had recently used its cementing technology offshore Mexico for the first time.This project, at a deepwater exploration well (BC-1) off the coast of Tampico in over 5000ft of water, marked…

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