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CGG: Imaging Innovation at Mad Dog

Jun 12, 2019

Subsurface Imaging, part of CGG’s Geoscience division, has delivered a step-change in subsalt image quality over the Mad Dog field in the Green Canyon area of the US Gulf of Mexico.Fast access to high-quality images was critical to BP and partners…

Shell Investing in Mexican Deepwater

Jun 11, 2019

Mexico's independent oil regulator on Tuesday approved deepwater exploration plans for five areas operated by Royal Dutch Shell Plc in Mexican waters near the U.S. maritime border.The plans commit the Anglo-Dutch oil major to invest at least $397 million over the next four years…

Libra Partners Launch Mero Phase 2

Jun 11, 2019

Project partners have taken final investment decision (FID) for the second phase of the Mero project in the deepwater Libra block of the pre-salt Santos Basin offshore Brazil, operator Petróleo Brasileiro announced on Tuesday.The Brazilian state-controlled oil company…

Oceaneering Lines Up Deepwater GoM Survey

Jun 10, 2019

Oceaneering International said it has secured a contract to perform the first-ever deepwater autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) survey in Mexican waters.The geophysical survey will be performed for BHP at its Trion development. Oceaneering will use the DP-2 Ocean Investigator…

Chinese J-Lay Design Gets LR AiP

Jun 07, 2019

Shanghai Merchant Ship Design and Research Institute has been granted approval in principle (AiP) by Lloyd’s Register (LR) for a J-lay heavy lift vessel concept design.The vessel’s primary function will be deep-water pipe-laying, subsea installation and heavy lifting in deep sea…

Angola Could Reap from New Policy Regime

Jun 06, 2019

Angola, sub-Saharan Africa’s second largest oil producer after Nigeria, is optimistic the new fiscal and regulatory regime now in place would translate into a reversal of the country’s declining oil output and attract more private investment…

ExxonMobil to Redevelop Angola Block 15

Jun 06, 2019

American multinational oil and gas corporation ExxonMobil and its partners said that they will further invest in Block 15 offshore Angola to increase production as part of an agreement with Angola’s recently established National Agency for Petroleum…

W&T Strikes Oil in US Gulf of Mexico

Jun 06, 2019

Oil and natural gas producer W&T Offshore has discovered oil at the Gladden Deep prospect in Mississippi Canyon block 800 in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico.W&T is operator of the well, which is one of 14 planned for the drilling program under the Monza JV…

Expanding into a Temporary Abandonment Solution

Jun 05, 2019

Deepwater drilling activities require contingencies for temporary abandonment of the well, sometimes necessitated by wellhead change outs or riser work, and sometimes by Mother Nature.Existing mechanical solutions can struggle with restrictions inside the riser or seabed structure…

EPC Contract Awarded for Mozambique LNG

Jun 05, 2019

A joint venture between McDermott, Saipem and Chiyoda, has reached full agreement for a contract with Anadarko Petroleum Corporation for the Mozambique Area 1 Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Development, McDermott International announced on Wednesday…

Equinor Plans Rosebank FID by 2022

Jun 04, 2019

Equinor and its partners expect to reach a final investment decision (FID) for Rosebank, one of the largest undeveloped oil and gas fields on the UK continental shelf, by May 2022, the Norwegian major said on Tuesday.The Rosebank field was discovered…

Eni Makes Fifth Oil Find Offshore Angola

Jun 04, 2019

Italian oil and gas company Eni has made the fifth oil discovery in one year in Block 15/06, through the Agidigbo-1 NFW well in Angola's deep offshore.It follows the discoveries of Kalimba, Afoxé, Agogo and Ndungu. The five discoveries altogether are estimated to contain up to 1…

Brazil Approves Petrobras Oilfields Sale

May 31, 2019

Brazilian antitrust regulator Cade has approved the purchase by independent oil firm PetroReconcavo of 34 oilfields owned by Petroleo Brasileiro SA , the government's official bulletin showed on Friday.Cade said the sale did not reduce competition…

Eni Adds Blocks Offshore Mozambique

May 29, 2019

Eni announced Wednesday it has gained rights to explore and develop three deepwater offshore blocks offshore Mozambique.Through a farm-in agreement, signed with ExxonMobil Moçambique Exploration & Production Limitada and authorized by Mozambican institutions…

Petrobras Nears Sale of Offshore Oilfields

May 28, 2019

Brazil's Petroleo Brasileiro SA is nearing the sale of two oilfields in a process that could fetch around $1 billion and aid the state-run oil firm in its bid to reduce debt.Petrobras, as the company is known, has set a June 5 deadline to receive…

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