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Shell Awards Noble Voyager Drillship Contract for Deepwater Exploration in Mauritania

May 12, 2023

Offshore drilling firm Noble has secured a contract with Shell for the 7th generation drillship Noble Voyager.Under the contract with Shell, the Noble Voyager drillship will drill one deepwater exploration well offshore Mauritania. The contract…

Petrobras Q1 Oil Output Falls 4% on Asset Sales

May 05, 2023

Brazilian state-run oil company Petrobras said this week that its crude oil production during the first quarter fell 4% compared to the same period last year, citing the sale of some assets and the natural decay of old fields.Petroleo Brasileiro SA…

ExxonMobil Taps TechnipFMC for Uaru Subsea Production System

May 02, 2023

TechnipFMC announced Tuesday it has been awarded a contract by ExxonMobil affiliate Esso Exploration and Production Guyana Limited to supply the subsea production system for the Uaru project offshore Guyana.The award covers 44 subsea trees and associated tooling…

Salamanca Development: LLOG Taps Subsea 7 for GOM Pipeline Work

May 02, 2023

Oil company LLOG Exploration Offshore has awarded a subsea installation contract to Subsea 7 as part of its Salamanca development project in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.The Salamanca development project includes the Leon and Castile offshore oil fields…

Guyana Delays Closely-watched Oil Blocks Auction to July

Apr 13, 2023

Guyana's closely watched auction of 14 offshore oil blocks faces a delay with the South American country pushing back the deadline for oil explorers to submit bids to mid-July.The three-month delay is in response to industry feedback and the…

VIDEO: BP's First New Platform in U.S. Gulf of Mexico Since 2008 Starts Production

Apr 13, 2023

Oil major BP has started oil production at its Argos offshore platform in the deepwater U.S. Gulf of Mexico.With a gross production capacity of up to 140,000 barrels of oil per day, Argos is BP’s fifth platform in the Gulf of Mexico and the…

BW Energy Achieves First Oil at Hibiscus/Ruche Development off Gabon

Apr 10, 2023

BW Energy on Monday announced it has achieved first oil from the Hibiscus / Ruche Phase 1 development in the Dussafu license offshore Gabon.'Production performance from the first well has been in line with expectations and is currently stabilized at approximately 6…

Katmai Flowline Jumper Failure Caused by Hydrogen Embrittlement

Mar 16, 2023

Hydrogen embrittlement was found to have caused a 2020 flowline jumper failure in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) said in a recent report.The incident, which occurred on July 24, 2020, in the Fieldwood Energy-operated deepwater Katmai field…

Shell Greenlights Development of Dover Offshore Oil Field in U.S. Gulf of Mexico

Mar 15, 2023

Oil major Shell has sanctioned the development of the Dover offshore oil field in the Gulf of Mexico.Shell plans to develop the Dover project as a subsea tieback to the Shell-operated Appomattox offshore production platform, with two production wells produced through a 17…

With Reserves of its Own, Colombia Does Not Need Venezuela's Gas -Ecopetrol

Mar 13, 2023

Colombia can go without Venezuelan natural gas because of promising offshore developments of its own, Felipe Bayon, chief executive of state-controlled oil company Ecopetrol, told Reuters.Companies have proposed reactivating a dormant gas pipeline…

Petrobras, Shell to Look for Joint Offshore Drilling Opportunities

Mar 10, 2023

Brazilian state-run company Petrobras and international oil major Shell will work together to identify potential opportunities to explore for and produce crude and natural gas, Petrobras said on Thursday. Under a memorandum of understanding signed by the companies…

Seadrill's Ultra-deepwater Drillship to Remain Busy in U.S. Gulf of Mexico

Mar 08, 2023

Offshore drilling contractor Seadrill said Tuesday it had secured a contract extension for its West Neptune drillship.The extension, about six months long, is with the U.S. Gulf of Mexico-focused oil company LLOG Exploration Offshore.The contract extension for the 228-meter-long…

Valaris Bags Three Offshore Drilling Contracts Including $500M Deal for Stacked Drillship

Mar 06, 2023

Offshore drilling contractor Valaris said Monday it had secured contracts for two drillships and one jack-up rig.  One of the drillships in question is the Valaris DS-8,  which secured a three-year, $500 million contract with Petrobras in Brazil…

ONGC, TotalEnergies Sign Deepwater Exploration Deal

Mar 06, 2023

India's top explorer, Oil and Natural Gas Corp has signed a memorandum of understanding with French major TotalEnergies for exploration of deep-water blocks, the company tweeted on Monday.India, the world's third biggest oil importer and consumer…

Saipem Charters 7th Gen. Deepwater Drillship "Deep Value Driller"

Feb 24, 2023

Italian oilfield services group Saipem has agreed to charter a 7th generation deepwater drillship owned by the Oslo-listed Deep Value Driller AS.The drillship, also named Deep Value Driller, will start its contract upon reactivation works, which are expected to be completed in the summer of 2023…

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