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Boskalis Wins Woodside Scarborough Contract

Jul 30, 2019

Dutch dredging company Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. has been awarded the contract for the seabed intervention and shore crossing activities for Woodside’s proposed Scarborough export gas pipeline in northwest Australia.The contract awarded by Woodside Energy Ltd…

Shell Completes Caesar-Tonga Sale

Jul 30, 2019

Shell announced on Tuesday it has completed the sale of 22.45% non-operated interest in the Caesar-Tonga asset in the US Gulf of Mexico to Equinor as part of its divestment plan currently underway.In April 2019, Shell announced it had signed an agreement to sell its interest to Delek…

USCG Investigating Platform Fatalities

Jul 30, 2019

The US Coast Guard said it has started its investigation into an incident that caused two deaths on board an offshore production facility in the Gulf of Mexico on June 30, 2019.Crewmembers aboard the Shell-operated Auger tension leg platform…

Ocyan Inks First post-'Car Wash' Contract with Petrobras

Jul 29, 2019

Brazil's Petrobras has signed a two-year contract to lease a drilling rig from Ocyan, formerly known as Odebrecht Oleo e Gas, an executive told Reuters, in the first deal between the firms since a corruption scandal erupted five years ago.Petroleo Brasileiro SA…

Qatar Petroleum Enters Guyana

Jul 29, 2019

Qatar Petroleum has entered into an agreement with Total for a share of exploration and production rights in two blocks offshore Guyana in Latin America.Under the agreement, which is subject to customary regulatory approvals by the government of Guyana…

INPEX Acquires Interests in GoM

Jul 26, 2019

Japanese oil company INPEX announced it has acquired interests in a group of offshore blocks in the southern part of the US Gulf of Mexico.The firm said in a press release on Friday that its subsidiary INPEX US Offshore, LLC has reached an agreement…

Petrobras Reports Higher Q2 Production

Jul 26, 2019

Brazilian state-run oil firm Petroleo Brasileiro SA posted a modest production boost in the second quarter, but failed to live up to market expectations, sending shares down over 2% in morning trade.In an early Friday securities filing, Petrobras…

Nigeria State Oil Firm Withholds Eni Payments

Jul 25, 2019

Nigeria's state oil firm said on Wednesday it had suspended cash call repayments to Eni for three months and did not plan to renew some of the Italian firm's asset licences.The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) owes billions of dollars to international oil companies…

BP Inks JOA for Gambia Offshore Block

Jul 25, 2019

BP has signed an agreement with Gambia's national oil company to jointly operate the disputed deepwater Block A1 License offshore the West African country.In April, Gambia said it awarded BP the A1 block, one of two that the government had taken…

Eni Finds More Oil Offshore Angola

Jul 25, 2019

Italy's Eni reported good results in its first appraisal well of the Agogo discovery in Block 15/06, offshore Angola.The Agogo-2 well results confirm 650 million barrels of oil in place at the Agogo field and indicate further upside in its northern…

Tullow Enters Comoros Offshore

Jul 25, 2019

Multinational oil and gas exploration company Tullow Oil plc will in the next two months launch a bid to acquire 3,000 square kilometers 3D seismic survey after the firm successfully completed its entry into the Africa’s east coast volcanic archipelago of Comoros…

A Boost for Africa’s P&A Market

Jul 18, 2019

Despite Africa not being a top contender in the global decommissioning market, the region holds huge potential for growth as more offshore old and gas fields mature while some of the newly drilled ones turn dry.The region’s top oil and gas producers such as Angola…

US Offshore Oil Production Down 19% after Barry

Jul 18, 2019

U.S. Gulf of Mexico offshore crude oil production and natural gas output both remained cut by 19% on Thursday because of shutdowns forced by Tropical Storm Barry, the U.S. government said.That equals 335,000 barrels per day of crude oil and…

US Gulf Production Restarting After Barry

Jul 15, 2019

U.S. oil companies on Monday began restoring some of the more than nearly 74% production shut at U.S. Gulf of Mexico platforms ahead of Hurricane Barry, the U.S. offshore drilling regulator said.There was 1.3 million barrels per day (bpd) of oil production off line in the U…

Storm Cut 73% of US Offshore Production

Jul 14, 2019

Tropical Storm Barry has cut 73%, or 1.38 million barrels per day (bpd), of crude oil production in the U.S.-regulated areas of the Gulf of Mexico, the U.S. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) said on Sunday.Natural gas output from the northern Gulf of Mexico is down 62%…

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