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Deepwater Leads in Discovered Oil and Gas

Jul 12, 2019

Half of the 6.7 billion barrels of oil equivalent (boe) new conventional oil and gas discoveries in the first half of 2019 were deepwater finds, signalling a return for explorers to high-risk frontier deepwater plays, said analyst Rystad Energy…

With New Boss, It's Time NNPC Walked the Talk

Jul 11, 2019

Nigeria has a new face at the helm of the country’s petroleum industry regulator, and already he has announced ambitious targets for the next five years. Achieving these goals will have to rely partly on how much investment can be attracted…

Storm Forces US Gulf Platform Evacuations

Jul 10, 2019

Exxon Mobil Corp and Anadarko Petroleum Corp on Wednesday joined several other U.S. oil producers withdrawing staff from deepwater platforms in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico as what could be a major storm gathered.The withdrawals helped push U.S. oil futures up 3…

Multi-pronged Brazil Effort Paying off for Norwegians

Jul 08, 2019

After painstakingly plying Petrobras for years, Norway’s offshore supplier-contractors and their halo of sub-suppliers are again earning big Brazilian orders en masse, as the BRIC country’s untapped reserves compel the national oil company to buy — and borrow — Norwegian…

Petrobras Gas Fields, Exploration Bloc Up for Sale

Jul 05, 2019

Brazilian state-run oil firm Petroleo Brasileiro SA has put its Peroa and Cangoa shallow-water natural gas fields and a deepwater exploration concession known as Malombe in the state of Espirito Santo up for sale, the company said.In a securities filing…

Oceanteam Extends Cable Storage Gig

Jul 04, 2019

Norway's Oceanteam Solutions has extended subsea cable storage contract with one of Europe’s biggest cable manufacturers.The 6-months extension plus two times 3 months options follows a successful two years of cable storage in Oceanteam’s 1100t carousel at its cable storage facility in Velsen…

Mauritania: Change after Chinguetti

Jul 02, 2019

Mauritania is back, it seems, as Africa’s newest oil province, just 13 years after a sudden production drop at its first offshore oilfield, Chinguetti, precipitated the authorities ire over contracts and a rash of oil company departures.Now…

McDermott Wraps Up Reliance Campaign

Jul 02, 2019

McDermott International said it was able to mitigate impact of two cyclones en route to completing the first of two offshore campaigns for Reliance Industries Ltd. KG-D6 R-Cluster subsea field development, in the Krishna Godavari Basin, located off the East Coast of India…

Expandable Liner Hanger Designs Evolve

Jul 01, 2019

Expandable liner hanger designs are advancing to meet the ever-increasing demands of deepwater well construction.A new expandable liner hanger design provides an effective liner top seal for high-pressure, high-temperature (HPHT) well conditions…

Shell Says Two Killed in GoM Platform Accident

Jul 01, 2019

Two people were killed at Royal Dutch Shell's Auger tension leg platform in the deepwater U.S. Gulf of Mexico on Sunday morning while testing mandatory safety equipment, the company said on Monday.'One other non-life-threatening injury was sustained…

TechnipFMC Wins MJ1 Subsea Contract

Jul 01, 2019

TechnipFMC announced on Monday it has been awarded 'significant' subsea contracts from India's Reliance Industries to build and install flexible risers, rigid and flexible flowlines and umbilicals for the the MJ1 field located offshore India in the deepwater Krishna Godavari basin…

Equinor Awards Brazil Gig to Prosafe

Jul 01, 2019

Norwegian multinational energy company Equinor said that its subsidiary Equinor Brasil Energia has awarded a contract to the offshore accommodation specialist Prosafe for the Safe Concordia.As per the contract, Safe Concordia, a dynamically…

Siccar Point's Lyon Prospect Disappoints

Jun 28, 2019

UK focused Siccar Point said it has completed an exploration well 208/02-1 on the Lyon Prospect in Licence P1854 in the West of Shetland, but the results fell short of expectations.Operator Siccar Point, which holds 33.34% interest in the license alongside partner Ineos (66…

Oceanteam Bags CSV Gig

Jun 28, 2019

Norway's Oceanteam Shipping said that its construction support vessel (CSV) Southern Ocean will support Fugro for a deepwater remotely operated vehicles (ROV) subsea installation project off the coast of Sabah, Malaysia.The offshore services…

LLOG Begins Production at Buckskin

Jun 26, 2019

US-based LLOG Exploration announced on Tuesday that it has started production from the large-scale deepwater Buckskin project in the US Gulf of Mexico. Buckskin, which is located on Keathley Canyon blocks 785, 828, 829, 830, 871 and 872 in approximately 2…

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