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Suriname: Total Extends Maersk Drilling Rig Charter

May 12, 2021

French oil firm Total has extended the contract with the Danish drilling contractor Maersk Drilling for the use of the Maersk Developer offshore drilling rig in Suriname.Total, via its Suriname subsidiary Total E&P Suriname, has exercised an…

Shell Makes 'Significant' Discovery in Deepwater Gulf of Mexico

May 11, 2021

Oil major Shell has made a significant discovery at the Leopard prospect in the deepwater U.S. Gulf of Mexico,  some 245 miles (394 km)  south-southeast of Houston.According to Shell, the Leopard well encountered more than 600 feet (183 meters) net oil pay at multiple levels…

Petrobras Orders Seventh FPSO for Buzios Field

May 10, 2021

Brazilian oil company Petrobras has ordered an FPSO from Singapore's Keppel Shipyard, in what will be the seventh FPSO unit installed in the Búzios field, in the Santos Basin.The FPSO, to be named P-78, will have a processing capacity of 180 thousand barrels of oil per day and 7…

CGG Bags OBN Imaging Work with Equinor in Brazil

May 10, 2021

Equinor has awarded CGG a major contract for the seismic imaging of its Bacalhau 3D ocean bottom node (OBN) survey covering 409 sq km currently being acquired in Brazil’s deepwater Santos Basin.The project is already underway at CGG’s Rio de…

Report: Petrobras Restarts Bidding for Golfinho Offshore Oilfield Cluster

May 06, 2021

Brazilian state-run oil company Petrobras has reopened bidding for its Golfinho offshore oilfield cluster, two sources told Reuters this week, following a rise in crude prices over the last several months.Golfinho is one of dozens of legacy production assets that Petroleo Brasileiro SA…

Total Brings Online Zinia Phase 2 Offshore Angola

May 06, 2021

French oil major Total has started oil production from the Zinia Phase 2 project offshore Angola, connected to the existing Pazflor FPSO.The  Zinia Phase 2 project includes the drilling of nine wells and is expected to reach a production of 40…

Baker Hughes to Deliver Subsea Equipment for Petrobras' Campos Basin Fields

May 03, 2021

Oilfield services company Baker Hughes has won a subsea oilfield equipment contract with the Brazilian oil company Petrobras as part of the Marlim and Voador field revitalization plan in the Campos Basin, offshore Brazil. Baker Hughes will supply…

Petrobras Will Bid for Atapu and Sepia Oil Fields

Apr 29, 2021

Brazil's Petroleo Brasileiro SA will exercise its rights of first refusal and bid for the deepwater oil fields Sepia and Atapu, the company said in a filing.Petrobras, as the state-controlled producer is known, is aiming at a 30% stake in each field…

Equinor Hires Fugro for Deepwater Survey Work off Canada

Apr 28, 2021

Equinor has selected Fugro to perform a deepwater site investigation in Canada’s Flemish Pass, 500 kilometers off the coast of St John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, in approximately 1200-meter water depths.The field campaign will run from July until August and entails a seabed survey…

Eni Starts Gas Production at Merakes Project off Indonesia

Apr 27, 2021

Italian supermajor Eni said it has commenced gas production from the deepwater Merakes project, located in the East Sepinggan block in the Makassar Strait, offshore East Kalimantan, Indonesia.The development sits in approximately 1,500 meters water depth in the Kutei Basin…

ExxonMobil Makes Oil Discovery at Uaru-2 Offshore Guyana

Apr 27, 2021

U.S. oil major ExxonMobil said on Tuesday it made an oil discovery at the Uaru-2 well in the Stabroek Block offshore Guyana.Uaru-2 will add to the previously announced gross discovered recoverable resource estimate for the block, which is currently…

VIDEO: After Modest 2020, the Years 2021 and 2022 Could Be 'Pretty Good' for FPS Orders

Apr 19, 2021

There's one thing that's certain about the price of oil, it goes up and it goes down, but nobody knows when that will happen, Jim McCaul, an expert in the offshore floating production sector for 30 years, recently said in an interview for Offshore Engineer TV…

Chevron Taps Worley for Ballymore Tie-Back Work in Gulf of Mexico

Apr 19, 2021

The U.S.-based oil giant Chevron has awarded Worley an engineering and procurement services contract for brownfield modification services for one of its deepwater production facilities located in the Gulf of Mexico.Worley, based in Australia…

Petrobras, Partners Decide on Partial "Devolution" of Libra Offshore Area

Apr 16, 2021

Brazilian oil company Petrobras, as a leader of the Libra consortium operating the Libra offshore area in Brazil, on Friday said the consortium had informed the national regulator of the 'devolution' of the part of the block.Petrobras, on behalf of partners Shell…

World's First: CMHI's Offshore Rig Gets DNV's 'Smart vessel' Notation

Apr 15, 2021

Shen Lan Tan Suo, a semi-submersible drilling rig from China Merchant Heavy Industry (CMHI), has received DNV’s Smart vessel notation compliance certificate. The rig is now the world’s first offshore unit the first to receive DNV's newly developed notation…

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