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Total Sells Brunei, Sierra Leone, and Liberia Assets for $400M+

Apr 07, 2020

French oil firm Total has said it has sold assets in Brunei, Liberia, and Sierra Leone for more than $400 million, as part of its plan to divest $5B worth of assets in 2019-2020 period.The divestments announced Tuesday include non-core assets…

Wintershall Dea Discovers Oil at Bergknapp Prospect Off Norway

Apr 07, 2020

Wintershall Dea Norge has made an oil discovery at the Bergknapp prospect in the Norwegian Sea, offshore Norway.The wildcat well 6406/3-10 (as it is formally named) is located in the production license 836 S, about eight kilometers west of the…

Equinor Finds Oil at Monument Prospect in U.S. Gulf of Mexico

Apr 06, 2020

Norwegian oil firm Equinor, with partners Progress Resources and Repsol, has made an oil discovery in the Monument exploration well in the US Gulf of Mexico.The Monument exploration well found approximately 200 feet (c. 60 meters) of net oil…

Petrobras Strikes Pre-Salt Oil Find

Apr 03, 2020

Brazil's state-controlled oil company Petrobras has made an oil discovery in deep waters offshore Brazil.Petrobras said Thursday it had discovered the presence of oil in the pioneer well of the Uirapuru block, located in the Santos Basin pre-salt…

Brazil's ANP Suspends Oil, Gas Bidding Rounds Due to Coronavirus

Apr 02, 2020

Brazil's oil and gas regulator ANP on Wednesday approved the temporary suspension of the 17th round of auction bids for exploration and production rights planned for this year due to the coronavirus health crisis.In a press release, the ANP…

Workers From a BP Gulf of Mexico Platform Test Positive for COVID-19

Apr 01, 2020

Several workers on a BP Plc oil platform in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico have tested positive for coronavirus, the company said on Wednesday, a day after a worker at BP's operations in Alaska also tested positive.The cases are the first recorded among oil workers in the Gulf of Mexico and Alaska…

SE Asia Rig Market Set for Decline. Deepwater Projects at Risk

Mar 31, 2020

Norwegian energy intelligence company Rystad Energy has painted a bleak picture for the drilling rig market outlook in South East Asia but has also said that Malaysia's Petronas will have a large role in where the market goes. Further, the intelligence…

BHP Awards Trion Platform Pre-FEED to McDermott, Partners

Mar 30, 2020

U.S. offshore installation and construction company McDermott has been awarded a pre-FEED contract for a floating production unit that will be installed at BHP's Trion deepwater oil field offshore Mexico.McDermott said the contract was a sizeable one…

Yinson, Petrobras Sign Firm Contracts for Marlim 2 FPSO

Mar 30, 2020

Malaysian FPSO provider Yinson has signed firm contracts with Petrobras for the delivery and for operation and maintenance of the Marlim 2 FPSO.The two companies had in October 2019 signed letters of intent for the long-term charter and operation…

Magseis Fairfield in Mexico's First Deepwater OBN Survey

Mar 27, 2020

Offshore seismic data acquisition company Magseis Fairfield has secured a deepwater Ocean Bottom Node project offshore Mexico.According to Oslo-listed Magseis Fairfield, work is scheduled to start in the third quarter of 2020 and will take approximately 60 days…

Only a Handful of FPS to Be Ordered in 2020, Down from 18 Expected

Mar 24, 2020

Energy intelligence company Wood Mackenzie has downgraded its expectations when it comes to new orders for floating production systems in 2020, citing the oil price crash.Mhairidh Evans, principal analyst in Wood Mackenzie’s upstream supply…

Tullow Rescinds Maersk Drillship Contract

Mar 24, 2020

Oil company Tullow Oil has terminated the drilling contract with Maersk Drilling for the Maersk Venturer drillship in Ghana.Maersk Drilling said Tuesday it had received a notification from Tullow Ghana 'of early termination for convenience of the drilling contract…

Offshore Drilling: It’s Going to Get Worse Before It Gets Better

Mar 23, 2020

With the oil price crash and COVID-19, the near-term outlook for the offshore rig market is on a lot of minds. RigLogix has contacted a number of rig owners and operators and the consensus seems to be that it’s going to get worse before it gets better…

Total Renounces Rights to Deepwater Block in Mexican Gulf

Mar 21, 2020

Mexico's oil regulator approved on Friday a request by French oil company Total SA to give up its exploration and production rights to a deep water block in the southern Gulf of Mexico that the firm had won at auction in 2016.The regulator said…

Lankhorst Deepwater Mooring Lines for Liza Unity FPSO

Mar 18, 2020

Lankhorst Offshore reports it has been awarded a contract by SBM Offshore to supply the deepwater mooring lines for the Liza Unity Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) for ExxonMobil’s Liza oil field offshore Guyana, South America…

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