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MMA Offshore to Assist TechnipFMC with 'Major' Subsea Installation Project in Australia

Feb 26, 2021

Australian offshore vessel operator MMA Offshore has won a contract with oilfield services company TechnipFMC to provide tug and barge support for 'a major subsea installation project in Australia.'MMA Offshore which did not share details on what project exactly it would be working on, said this week it would, using a combination of both owned and chartered vessels, provide a fleet of four tug and barge sets to support the subsea installation works as well as 2 offshore positioning tugs…

Solstad's PSV, AHTS Secure Australia Contracts

Feb 26, 2021

Solstad Offshore, a Norway-based offshore vessel operator, on Friday said it had won contracts for the vessels Normand Ranger and Far Seeker in Australia.The Normand Seeker, a large AHTS, has been awarded a contract in Australia with the start slated for the second quarter of 2021…

Subsea 7 Expects 2021 Results to be Adversely Impacted by Virus, But Forecasts Rise in Revenue

Feb 25, 2021

Offshore installation contractor Subsea 7 expects its 2021 results to be adversely impacted by costs associated with the Covid-19 pandemic, including more contagious, new variants of the virus.Despite this, the company expects that revenue in 2021 will exceed the 2020 revenue level…

Myanmar Coup Won't Affect Offshore Exploration Plans, Woodside CEO Says

Feb 19, 2021

Australia's Woodside Petroleum sees the military coup in Myanmar as 'a transitionary issue' that would not affect its drilling in waters off the Southeast Asian nation, its chief executive said.His comments came as Australia, India, Japan, and…

Woodside Eyes Pluto Plant Stake Sale ahead of $11B Scarborough Field Sanction

Feb 18, 2021

Woodside Energy expects strong buyer interest in the sale of a share of a new production unit at its Pluto LNG plant, top executives said on Thursday, a precondition for a planned $11 billion expansion at its Scarborough gas and Pluto project…

AGR, Gassnova Pen Deal to Advance CCS Solutions

Feb 16, 2021

AGR, Norway-based well engineering, drilling project management, and reservoir management firm, has signed an agreement to provide advisory services to Gassnova, in the area of carbon capture and storage.The Norwegian state-owned Gassnova acts…

Vestas Appoints Asia Pacific Regional President

Feb 16, 2021

Wind turbine maker Vestas - which last week announced it would build the world's largest offshore wind turbine - said Monday it had appointed Purvin Patel as Regional President of Asia Pacific, to strengthen its presence and market position in strategic and fast-growing markets in the region…

Australia's South Needs LNG Import Terminal to Avoid Gas Shortfall in 2024

Feb 16, 2021

Australia's southern states will need to import natural gas to fill a looming shortfall by 2024, as last year's COVID-19 induced oil and gas price slump has slowed investment in new fields, the country's competition watchdog said on Tuesday…

PHI to Operate Four H160 Airbus Helicopters for Shell in Gulf of Mexico

Feb 15, 2021

Oil firm Shell has picked the US offshore helicopter operator PHI to operate four Airbus H160s to service a support contract in the Gulf of Mexico, marking the entry of the H160 helicopter series into the oil and gas market, Airbus has informed…

Market Report: FPSOs ... Charting the Path Ahead

Feb 15, 2021

COVID-19 will continue to skew the floating production systems market for the coming 24 months, while buying power for a large portion of FPSO contracts will be centered in Brazil and Guyana/Suriname. These two areas are expected to account…

Carnarvon Gearing Up for Buffalo Drilling Start

Feb 15, 2021

Australian oil company Carnarvon Petroleum is gearing up to start drilling at its Buffalo oil field project, in the Timor Sea, offshore East Timor.The company has awarded the drilling management services to Petrofac, which will include completion of detailed well design…

Strategic Marine Delivers Fast Crew Boat to Centus Marine

Feb 15, 2021

Shipbuilder Strategic Marine has delivered a Fast Crew Boat (FCB) to offshore support vessel owner Centus Marine.The 40-meter vessel, named Centus Eight, was built in Singapore. According to Strategic Marine, during the sea trials the vessel achieved a top speed in excess of 30 knots…

Shearwater in Two 3D Surveys Offshore Western Australia

Feb 11, 2021

Offshore seismic surveyor Shearwater GeoServices has been awarded two 3D surveys in offshore Western Australia.The three-month campaign, with an undisclosed client, comprises more than 3,200 square kilometers and is expected to start in the second quarter of 2021…

Inpex Slumps to First Annual Loss in 12 years

Feb 10, 2021

Japan's biggest oil and gas explorer Inpex Corp posted a net loss of 111.7 billion yen ($1.1 billion) in 2020 as the COVID-19 pandemic hammered oil prices, cutting its sales and forcing it to book hefty impairment losses.The result marks Inpex's…

PTTEP Taps Petrofac for P&A Project Off Australia

Feb 09, 2021

Oilfield services company Petrofac said Tuesday it has secured a Well Project Management contract in Australia with the Thai oil firm PTTEP.Petrofac will provide all project manpower to enable the execution of plug and abandonment operations…

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