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Siccar Point Kicks Off 2019 Drilling

Mar 19, 2019

UK focused exploration and production company Siccar Point Energy announced Tuesday it has has commenced its 2019 offshore drilling campaign with the spudding of an exploration well at the Blackrock prospect West of Shetland.The campaign, using…

BHP to Drill More Wells in Trinidad

Mar 14, 2019

BHP Group Ltd has stepped up exploration drilling in deep water off Trinidad and Tobago hunting for gas which could supply the country's Atlantic LNG (liquefied natural gas) plant in the 2020s, a senior executive said.The company expects to complete drilling of three wells in block 14…

Petrobras Concentrates Its Efforts

Mar 14, 2019

As the world's top oil companies diversify and expand their presence in the petrochemicals and renewables segments, Petrobras is craving to be a less verticalized company.As partner to the Brazilian government in one of the industry's most coveted…

Eni Makes Major Oil Find Offshore Angola

Mar 13, 2019

Italian oil major Eni said on Wednesday it has made a major discovery in Block 15/06, in the Agogo exploration prospect, in the deep waters offshore Angola.The find is Angola's largest offshore discovery in years. Eni said the discovery is estimated…

BP Dishes Greater Tortue Ahmeyim Contracts

Mar 11, 2019

Oil major BP has awarded subsea umbilicals, risers and flowlines (SURF) and subsea production system (SPS) equipment contracts to services providers McDermott International and Baker Hughes, a GE company (BHGE), for the Greater Tortue Ahmeyim natural gas project…

ACE Winches Delivers Innovative Riser Installation

Mar 11, 2019

ACE Winches said it has delivered a bespoke new product for the installation and pull-in of two steel catenary risers (SCR) on the Buckskin deepwater development, a field located approximately 190 miles south-east of Houston in the Gulf of Mexico…

Petrobras Cuts Costs with Stream Data Analytics

Mar 07, 2019

Petrobras has faced multiple challenges in exploring deepwater pre-salt reservoirs since 2006. These large reservoirs located under massive salt domes are extremely difficult to drill because of low penetration rates and the nature of the salt formations that can be over 2…

ExxonMobil Plans Big 2020 Capex Boost

Mar 06, 2019

Exxon Mobil Corp plans to boost capital spending for several years, CEO Darren Woods said on Wednesday, and the largest U.S. oil company's shares fell after he laid out a strategy to 'lean in' while the rest of the industry cuts back.Exxon shares fell more than 1…

Leak Detection Sonar Deployed in the US Gulf

Mar 05, 2019

A sonar monitoring system will help a major US oil company to reinforce its deepwater offshore asset integrity assurance in the US Gulf of Mexico.The system, a wide-area Sentry Integrity Monitoring Sonar (IMS) developed and delivered by subsea engineering specialist Sonardyne International…

Aker Energy Hits Oil Offshore Ghana

Mar 04, 2019

Aker Energy, as the operator of the Deepwater Tano Cape Three Points (DWT/CTP) block, announced Monday that it encountered oil in the Pecan South-1A well south of the main Pecan field offshore Ghana.Aker Energy said it is in the process of analyzing…

Dutch Prosecutors Target Shell Over Nigeria Oil Deal

Mar 01, 2019

Dutch prosecutors are preparing criminal charges against Royal Dutch Shell over the $1.3 billion acquisition of an Nigerian offshore oilfield, ramping up pressure on the energy firm that already faces bribery charges in Italy over the case.Within hours of Friday's announcement on the Nigerian case…

Yinson, First E&P in $902 Mln FPSO Deal

Mar 01, 2019

Malaysia’s floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) operator Yinson and Nigerian oil company First Exploration & Petroleum Development Company Ltd (First E&P) have executed a contract for an FPSO to be deployed offshore Nigeria.The contracts worth $901…

Brazil to Offer Areas with 'Significant' Oil Volumes

Feb 28, 2019

The Brazilian government will offer in an auction in October production sharing contracts for companies to explore areas that it says hold 'significant volumes of oil and gas', the country's energy council CNPE said on Thursday.After a meeting in Brasilia…

Petrobras: First Annual Profit in 5 Years

Feb 28, 2019

Brazilian state-run oil firm Petroleo Brasileiro SA reported its first annual profit in five years on Wednesday as it swung to a net profit in the fourth quarter, although one-time provisions and writedowns led it to miss estimates.In a securities filing…

Mozambique’s Offshore Plans Gain Vigor

Feb 28, 2019

For the joint partners in the Mozambique Area 1 project, 2019 started off on a high note with the signing of five new gas sale and purchase agreements that pushes closer to realization Mozambique's first onshore LNG facility on which the development…

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