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ACE Winches Wins Gulf of Mexico Contracts

May 28, 2019

ACE Winches said it has been awarded two contracts from Subsea 7 to use the Scotland-based company's linear winch pull-in systems in the US Gulf of Mexico.ACE Winches did not reveal the exact contract values, but said each is worth more than £4 million ($5…

Shell Starts Production at Appomattox

May 23, 2019

The Shell-operated Appomattox floating production system in the US Gulf of Mexico has been brought into production several months ahead of schedule, the British-Dutch supermajor announced on Thursday.The ultra-deepwater Appomattox development…

Petrobras Interested in Two TOR Auction Areas

May 22, 2019

Petroleo Brasileiro said on Tuesday it is interested in exercising its preferential right to tender in two areas in an auction of excess oil from the so-called 'transfer of rights' (TOR) area, according to a company filing.The Brazilian state…

TGS, Schlumberger Partner for Ocean-bottom Node Project

May 22, 2019

TGS and Schlumberger’s geophysical services product line WesternGeco will work together to develop opportunities to co-invest in additional multiclient ocean-bottom node projects in the deepwater  U.S. Gulf of Mexico under a new collaboration agreement announced Wednesday…

Petrobras Eyes $9 Bln Transfer-of-rights Addendum

May 21, 2019

Brazil's state-run oil company Petrobras said on Tuesday its board of directors approved an addendum to a transfer-of-rights oil contract that will see it reimbursed to the tune of $9.06 billion, but the deal remains subject to governmental agreement…

InterMoor Wins COOEC Contract

May 20, 2019

Mooring services, foundation solutions and offshore installations provider InterMoor said it has signed a contract with COOEC, a subsidiary of China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC), to install deepwater mooring systems for the Liuhua…

Up to 60% of Petrobras Production Will Be Pre-salt

May 20, 2019

Brazilian state-owned oil company Petrobras predicts that the pre-salt slice of its total oil production will rise from the current 49% to up to 60% this year. The company's director of Exploration & Production, Carlos Alberto Pereira de Oliveira…

Eni Finds Light Oil Offshore Angola

May 14, 2019

Eni has made a new light oil discovery near its West Hub facilities in the deep waters offshore Angola, the Italian supermajor announced on Tuesday.The well, drilled on the Ndungu exploration prospect in Block 15/06, is estimated to contain up to 250 million barrels of light oil in place…

DeepStar to Study Upwing Tech

May 14, 2019

Together, Upwing Energy, an artificial lift technology company, and industrial firm Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) have been selected by global offshore research and development consortium DeepStar to perform a feasibility and conceptual…

McDermott Scores EPCI Work at Sepia

May 14, 2019

McDermott International said on Tuesday it has been awarded contract from Petrobras for engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) of subsea risers and flowlines for the first phase of the Sepia field, located 280 kilometers from the Rio de Janeiro coastline in Brazil…

Equinor E&P: Testing Frontier Resolve

May 13, 2019

The stately Norwegian operator’s foray into South Australian offshore and Norway’s remote areas is being contested by increasingly successful green groups.A first installment of Norwegian operator Equinor’s plans to drill and develop oil reserves…

Equinor Grows Caesar Tonga Stake

May 13, 2019

Norwegian oil company Equinor announced Monday it has acquired an additional 22.45% stake in the deepwater Caesar Tonga oilfield in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico from Shell for $965 million in cash.The Andarko-operated Caesar Tonga field is located in 1…

Interview: Mark Jones, CEO InterMoor

May 10, 2019

Mark Jones heads up InterMoor, part of the Acteon group of companies. The CEO weighs in on new technology developments and key markets driving growth for the mooring, foundations and subsea services firm.What type of mooring solutions are most in demand today…

Brazil Sets Parameters for Mega Oil Auction

May 10, 2019

Brazil's national energy council on Thursday published updated parameters for a massive oil auction scheduled for later this year, including minimum levels of profit-sharing with the government, while also urging a shakeup in the refinery sector…

Ghana's Pecan Field Approval Seen by Q3

May 10, 2019

Aker ASA expects Ghanaian authorities to approve a revised $4.4 billion development plan for the offshore Pecan oilfield by the end of the third quarter of 2019, the Norwegian investment firm's chief executive told Reuters on Friday.The company…

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