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Halliburton Unveils Xtreme Single-Trip Multizone System

Nov 21, 2019

Oilfield services company Halliburton introduced the Xtreme Single-Trip Multizone (XSTMZ) system for completing wells in deepwater and ultra-deepwater conditions up to 15,000-psi, to be used by a major operator in the Gulf of Mexico in 2020…

Comment: DWRRA Helped Spur Modern US Offshore

Nov 21, 2019

NOIA President Erik Milito weighs in after Congressional Democrats introduced the Stop Giving Big Oil Free Money Act, which the lawmakers say will repeal 'a loophole' in the Deepwater Royalty Relief Act of 1995 (DWRRA) that allowed oil and gas…

In Namibia, Eco Atlantic Plots Journey Ahead

Nov 21, 2019

Oil and gas exploration and production company Eco Atlantic appears determined to make a breakthrough in its underexplored Namibian offshore assets after preliminary works in preparation for a deep dive it expects to take in the four offshore permits as early as October next year…

Petrobras Sees Major Deepwater Shift in 2020

Nov 19, 2019

Brazil's state-owned oil firm Petroleo Brasileiro SA expects deep offshore areas to account for 88% of its exploration and production activities next year, up from 55% currently, an executive for the company said on Tuesday.The major shift to…

Enpro Subsea Completes Ghana Campaigns

Nov 19, 2019

Production optimization specialist Enpro Subsea said it has recently completed another two subsea hydraulic intervention campaigns for two operators in West Africa. Operations were conducted from a single multi-services support vessel, which was mobilized out of Takoradi in Ghana…

Bourbon to Support Total in Namibia

Nov 18, 2019

Bourbon Marine & Logistics announced on Monday that it has been awarded an integrated logistics contract from Total to support the supermajor's deep offshore exploration campaign in South Namibia in 2020. The project scope covers provision of logistics base…

P-68 FPSO Starts Production

Nov 15, 2019

The Petrobras-operated P-68 floting production, storage and offloading unit (FPSO) has begun producing oil and natural gas from the Berbigão field, in the Santos Basin pre-salt, in the deep waters offshore Bazil.P-68 is the fourth unit to come into operation for Petrobras in 2019…

Foreign Players Unlikely to Bid in Brazil -BP Brazil Head

Nov 13, 2019

Foreign oil companies that have not joined Brazil's last two auctions of offshore 'pre-salt' fields are also unlikely to bid next year, BP Plc's Brazil president told newspaper Valor Economico in an interview published on Wednesday.Adriano Bastos argued that…

Japanese Firms in Brazilian FPSO Gig

Nov 12, 2019

Japanese companies have decided to proceed with the deepwater floating production, storage, and offloading system (FPSO) charter project for the Petrobras-operated Búzios pre-salt oil field located offshore Brazil.MODEC, Mitsui & Co., Mitsui O…

Africa Oil States Aim to Lure Investors

Nov 11, 2019

Lower prices and increasing competition for investment are driving many African states to make it easier and cheaper for overseas companies to keep their oil and gas output flowing.From Ghana to Gabon, governments are adjusting terms to lure…

Puma West Drilling Begins

Nov 10, 2019

BP has started drilling the deepwater Puma West prospect in the Green Canyon block in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.Project partner Talos Energy, which sold an operating inetrest in the project to supermajor BP, said the well is being drilled by the…

Petrobras Has No Interest in Farming out Buzios

Nov 08, 2019

Brazil's state-run oil firm Petrobras, which dominated this week's disappointing offshore oil auctions, has no interest in farming out its Buzios block to be operated by another firm, its head of exploration and production said on Friday.Major…

Repsol Buys Stake in the Monument Prospect

Nov 07, 2019

Repsol will acquire a 20% nonoperated interest in the Monument prospect that oprator Equinor is drilling in the Northwest Walker Ridge area in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico, Equinor said in an announcement on Thursday.The Norwegian energy copany…

Big Oil Stuns Brazil in Back-to-back Auction Flops

Nov 07, 2019

Major global oil firms snubbed a second Brazilian oil auction in a row on Thursday, passing up offshore blocks and forcing officials to reconsider a bidding system that gives a privileged position to state-run Petroleo Brasileiro SA.The only block awarded in Thursday's bidding went to Petrobras…

Huge Brazil Oil Round Disappoints

Nov 06, 2019

A huge Brazilian oil auction, dubbed one of the largest ever, frustrated expectations on Wednesday, as high prices and tepid demand turned the widely awaited tender into an embarrassing miscalculation for the cash-strapped government.Brazil's…

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