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DoJ Drops Shell Investigation

Oct 02, 2019

Royal Dutch Shell said on Wednesday that it had been informed by the U.S. Department of Justice that it had closed its inquiry into Shell over the 2011 $1.3 billion acquisition of a Nigerian offshore oilfield.Shell and Italy's Eni are both currently…

CGG Delivers 4D Seismic for BP

Oct 02, 2019

French-based geophysical services company CGG said it has delivered broadband 4D seismic results ahead of schedule from BP Angola’s latest monitor survey offshore Angola.The enhanced imaging volumes from the Greater Plutonio development in the…

Benthic Wins Geotechnical Work from TechnipFMC

Oct 01, 2019

Geosciences company Benthic announced it has secured an offshore geotechnical and geophysical contract from TechnipFMC for the Golfinho development, a deepwater discovery off the coast of Mozambique that will be developed as a subsea system…

Australia's Explorers Step Up Oil Hunt

Oct 01, 2019

Australia's oil exploration has picked up over the past year following the country's biggest find in more than two decades, and could drive a resurgence in production that has fallen to a near 50-year low.A successful hunt for liquids could eventually beef up fuel security in Australia…

14 Firms to Bid in Brazil's Massive TOR Auction

Sep 30, 2019

Fourteen companies have been officially approved by Brazilian authorities to participate in an oil bidding round in November, in which total signing bonuses are expected to be the biggest so far, exceeding $25 billion, national oil regulator ANP said on Monday…

Chariot Still Evaluating Drilling Failure in Namibia

Sep 26, 2019

After a disappointing well-drilling venture offshore Namibia in the fourth quarter of 2018, Guernsey-registered hydrocarbons exploration and production company Chariot Oil & Gas has no immediate plans for additional exploration wells in this driest country in Sub-Saharan Africa…

CNOOC to Start Lingshui Production in 2021

Sep 24, 2019

China's national offshore producer CNOOC Ltd expects its major deepwater gas field Lingshui 17-2 in the South China Sea to start its first gas production at the end of 2021, a company executive said on Tuesday.Chinese state-run energy producers…

Building Appomattox

Sep 23, 2019

A video from Shell highlights how engineers involved in design and construction of the ultra-deepwater Appomattox development tackled complex challenges to meet the operator's ambitious goals for the project, including longer lifespan and greener operations…

Talos Making Moves in the Gulf of Mexico

Sep 19, 2019

Talos Energy announced it has entered into two separate agreements with BP and ExxonMobil related to new exploration opportunities in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. The company said it will work with BP to drill and evaluate the Puma West prospect…

Oceaneering Wins Umbilicals Job Off India

Sep 18, 2019

Subsea engineering company Oceaneering announced that it it was awarded contracts by Baker Hughes (BHGE) to supply subsea umbilical control systems for Oil and Natural Gas Corp. of India's (ONGC) deepwater field development in the Bay of Bengal…

P-68 FPSO Ready for Deployment

Sep 17, 2019

The newbuild P-68 floating production, storage and offloading vessel (FPSO) has left the shipyard and will be deployed to the ultra-deepwater Berbigão and Sururu fields in Brazil’s Santos Basin, builder Sembcorp Marine announced.The vessel was…

BP Awards Caspian ACG Contracts

Sep 17, 2019

The upstream consortium, led by UK enerrgy giant major BP, announced that the Azeri-Central-East (ACE) project is moving forward at pace with the awards of key contracts.BP as operator of the Azeri-Chirag-Deepwater Gunashli (ACG) field development…

ExxonMobil Reports Discovery Offshore Guyana

Sep 16, 2019

ExxonMobil has made an oil discovery in the the closely watched Stabroek block offshore Guyana, the supermajor announced on Monday.The discovery in the Tripletail-1 well in the Turbot area adds to the previously announced estimated recoverable…

New Age Sells Stake in Marine XII

Sep 12, 2019

Privately held oil and gas exploration and production company New Age (African Global Energy) Limited has announced the completion of the US$800 million sale of its 25% non-operated interest in the offshore Marine XII permit in Congo (Brazzaville) to LUKOIL Upstream Congo SAU…

Trendsetter Unveils 20K Hydraulic Intervention Connector

Sep 11, 2019

Trendsetter Engineering has been awarded a contract for the design, qualification and delivery of a 20,000 psi (20K) hydraulic intervention connector by HWCG, the Houston-based oil and gas service company announced.HWCG is a consortium of deepwater…

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