Offshore Shallow Water News


Petrobras Restarts Production from Manati Offshore Field after Leak

Oct 06, 2021

Brazilian oil company Petrobras has restarted production from the Manati offshore gas field in Brazil, after closure in September due to a leak in the onshore part of the export pipeline.Production from the field located in the Camamu Basin…

Petronas Carigali Books Velesto Jack-up Rig

Oct 01, 2021

Malaysian offshore drilling contractor Velesto has received a letter of award from Petronas Carigali for the jack-up drilling rig Naga 2.Under the contract worth $12,4 million, Petronas Carigali will use the Naga 2 rig to drill five wells.Petronas…

CNOOC Makes Large Oil Discovery in China's Bohai Bay

Sep 30, 2021

Chinese oil company CNOOC said Thursday it had made a 'large-sized' discovery at Kenli 10-2 site in Bohai Bay, offshore China.The Kenli 10-2 oilfield is located in Laizhou Bay Sag in Southern Bohai Bay, with an average water depth of about 15…

Brazil: Output from Manati Offshore Field Stopped Due to Gas Leak

Sep 28, 2021

Brazilian oil firm Enauta has said production from the Manati offshore field in Brazil was stopped preventively on Monday due to small gas leakage in the inland pipeline between the compression station and the gas treatment station. 'The operator is assessing the causes of this incident…

Repsol Extends Esvagt Corona Vessel Stay at Yme Field

Sep 27, 2021

Danish offshore vessel owner Esvagt said Monday that the Spanish oil firm Repsol had extended the contract for the Esvagt Corona standby/rescue vessel for an additional 18 months.The contract for standby services at Repsol's Yme field in the Norwegian North Sea now runs until the spring of 2023…

Gas Production Resumes from Kistos' Offshore Gas Field as TAQA Wraps Maintenance Work

Sep 23, 2021

Energy firm Kistos has informed that the TAQA operated P15-D platform in the Dutch North Sea has resumed normal operations, following a planned four-week maintenance shutdown.This has, in turn, has allowed the resumption of gas export from Kistos'…

ONGC Awards 3-year Contract for Shelf Drilling's Jack-up Rig

Sep 20, 2021

Jack-up drilling rig contractor Shelf Drilling has secured a three-year drilling contract with India's ONGC for the Parameswara jack-up rig.The contract is for operation in the Mumbai High area, offshore India's west coast. The planned start-up of operations is Q1 2022…

BW Energy's Gabon Offshore Oil Find Smaller than Expected

Sep 03, 2021

Oslo-listed oil and gas company BW Energy's recently announced offshore oil discovery in Dussafu Block in Gabon is smaller than expected.The company in August said it had discovered oil in the Hibiscus North exploration well (DHBNM-1) in the Dussafu Block…

CNOOC Brings Another Bohai Sea Field Online

Aug 26, 2021

Chinese national offshore oil and gas company CNOOC has started production from its Bozhong 26-3 oil field expansion project in the south of Bohai Sea, The field is located in an area with an average water depth of around 21 meters. 'In addition to fully utilizing the existing processing facilities…

Fugro Completes USV Remote Inspection for Woodside

Aug 06, 2021

Fugro has used its first operational Blue Essence uncrewed surface vehicle (USV), the 12 m Fugro Maali, to complete an entirely remote nearshore inspection of three gas trunklines in the North West of Australia for the Woodside operated North West Shelf Project…

Magseis Fairfield to Conduct North Sea OBN Survey

Aug 03, 2021

Marine seismic survey firm Magseis Fairfield said it has been awarded a multi-client ocean bottom node (OBN) survey in the North Sea.The survey, which is expected to require approximately two months to complete starting from the third quarter of 2021…

Harbour Energy Delays North Sea Field Start-Up as Platform Issues Found

Jul 21, 2021

London-listed oil and gas Harbour Energy has hit a snag with the start-up of its Tolmount offshore gas field in the UK North Sea, as electrical systems issues were found during the testing of the recently delivered offshore platform. The start-up…

Norway: OMV Wraps North Sea Well Drilling

Jul 14, 2021

Austrian oil and gas company OMV has completed the drilling of the wildcat well 1/3-13 in the North Sea, offshore Norway.Using Maersk Drilling's Maersk Integrator jack-up rig, OMV Norge, a subsidiary of OMV, drilled the well near the 1/3-11 (Ipswich) oil find…

Valaris Clinches Jack-up Rig Deal in Saudi Arabia

Jul 07, 2021

Offshore drilling firm Valaris has won a contract extension with Aramco in Saudi Arabia for one of its standard-duty modern jackup drilling rigs.The Saudi national oil company has elected to extend the charter of the VALARIS JU-140 jack-up by 183 days…

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