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W&T Strikes Oil in US Gulf of Mexico

Jun 06, 2019

Oil and natural gas producer W&T Offshore has discovered oil at the Gladden Deep prospect in Mississippi Canyon block 800 in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico.W&T is operator of the well, which is one of 14 planned for the drilling program under the Monza JV…

Expanding into a Temporary Abandonment Solution

Jun 05, 2019

Deepwater drilling activities require contingencies for temporary abandonment of the well, sometimes necessitated by wellhead change outs or riser work, and sometimes by Mother Nature.Existing mechanical solutions can struggle with restrictions inside the riser or seabed structure…

EPC Contract Awarded for Mozambique LNG

Jun 05, 2019

A joint venture between McDermott, Saipem and Chiyoda, has reached full agreement for a contract with Anadarko Petroleum Corporation for the Mozambique Area 1 Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Development, McDermott International announced on Wednesday…

Equinor Plans Rosebank FID by 2022

Jun 04, 2019

Equinor and its partners expect to reach a final investment decision (FID) for Rosebank, one of the largest undeveloped oil and gas fields on the UK continental shelf, by May 2022, the Norwegian major said on Tuesday.The Rosebank field was discovered…

Eni Makes Fifth Oil Find Offshore Angola

Jun 04, 2019

Italian oil and gas company Eni has made the fifth oil discovery in one year in Block 15/06, through the Agidigbo-1 NFW well in Angola's deep offshore.It follows the discoveries of Kalimba, Afoxé, Agogo and Ndungu. The five discoveries altogether are estimated to contain up to 1…

Brazil Approves Petrobras Oilfields Sale

May 31, 2019

Brazilian antitrust regulator Cade has approved the purchase by independent oil firm PetroReconcavo of 34 oilfields owned by Petroleo Brasileiro SA , the government's official bulletin showed on Friday.Cade said the sale did not reduce competition…

Eni Adds Blocks Offshore Mozambique

May 29, 2019

Eni announced Wednesday it has gained rights to explore and develop three deepwater offshore blocks offshore Mozambique.Through a farm-in agreement, signed with ExxonMobil Moçambique Exploration & Production Limitada and authorized by Mozambican institutions…

Petrobras Nears Sale of Offshore Oilfields

May 28, 2019

Brazil's Petroleo Brasileiro SA is nearing the sale of two oilfields in a process that could fetch around $1 billion and aid the state-run oil firm in its bid to reduce debt.Petrobras, as the company is known, has set a June 5 deadline to receive…

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…

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