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Africa Looks to FLNG to Accelerate its Dash for Gas

Jun 21, 2019

Since the idea of floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) was first mooted the landscape of the oil and gas sector has changed dramatically. When Shell finally pressed the go button for its Prelude FLNG project offshore Australia back in mid-2011…

Pemex Steering Clear of Deepwater

Jun 21, 2019

Petroleos Mexicanos will focus on shallow water projects and onshore plays, and avoid investing in its deepwater riches for now, as the ailing Mexican state-run oil company seeks to turn around a 14-year slide in crude production, a top official said on Thursday…

TechnipFMC Wins $1 Billion Subsea Contract

Jun 18, 2019

TechnipFMC said it has been awarded a number of subsea contracts by US-based Anadarko Petrleum for its Golfinho/Atum development offshore Mozambique.The UK-based firm said it was awarded a contract worth more than $1 billion for the engineering…

EU Called to Act Over Turkey Offshore Drilling

Jun 18, 2019

Cyprus and Greece heaped pressure on the EU on Tuesday to take action against Turkey over gas drilling in disputed waters, as Ankara said it would step up exploration in a move that could further strain ties with Western allies.Turkey and Cyprus…

Mooring Monitor System for Coral Sul FLNG

Jun 18, 2019

Mooring solutions supplier SOFEC has selected an innovative mooring monitoring system (MMS) for a major new deepwater development offshore Mozambique.The new system, supplied under a teaming agreement between BMT and Sonardyne, will involve…

Seadrill Gets Kosmos Job

Jun 18, 2019

UK-based offshore drilling company Seadrill has secured a one well contract with Kosmos Energy (KOS), for the West Capricorn.The rig will work for KOS in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. The job is expected to begin in the fourth quarter of 2019, while the backlog is approximately $10 million…

West Africa Offshore Outlook

Jun 17, 2019

The outlook for West Africa’s offshore oil and gas market remains positive despite some hiccups hinged on delay by some countries in the region to align their hydrocarbon regulations to prevailing market trends and the intensifying global competition…

Petrobras Confirms Large Natural gas Discovery

Jun 17, 2019

Brazilian state-run oil firm Petroleo Brasileiro SA has made natural gas discoveries in six deepwater fields in the Sergipe Basin, it said in a regulatory filing on Monday.Petrobras said it is now looking at drawing up a budget plan to finance…

Shell to Invest up to $2.4 Bln in Mexican Deepwater

Jun 14, 2019

Mexico's oil regulator on Thursday approved exploration plans for four deepwater areas operated by Royal Dutch Shell, after it gave the green light to five others earlier this week, committing the oil major to invest at least $791 million.The…

Brazil Postpones Santos Basin Bid Round

Jun 13, 2019

Brazil's oil regulator ANP announced on Thursday preliminary rules for a major oil auction in the pre-salt area in the Santos basin and postponed the bidding round to Nov. 6 from Oct. 28.The preliminary rules will be in public consultation until July 3…

Portable Equipment Reeling in SURF Change

Jun 13, 2019

In April, Maritime Developments (MDL) concluded a flexible installation project offshore West Africa. The work scope, commissioned by DeepOcean, saw the MDL third-generation reel drive system (RDS) used on board the Polar Onyx for installation of a 2…

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…

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