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Deepsea Stavanger Rig Sets Off to Drill for Total in South Africa

Jul 02, 2020

Odfjell Drilling's Deepsea Stavanger semi-submersible drilling rig has finally started mobilization to South Africa where it will drill Total's Luiperd well.As reported in May, Total and Odfjell Drilling agreed to keep the Deepsea Stavanger idle for a while in Norway due to the COVID-19 situation and travel restrictions, delaying further the South Africa drilling start-up.The rig's owner Odfjel Drilling…

Beach Energy, Bridgeport Energy Get Offshore Exploration Blocks in Victoria, Australia

Jul 13, 2020

Beach Energy and Bridgeport Energy have been awarded permits to explore for gas in Victoria, Australia, state waters near Portland and Port Campbell.'As Victorians turn up their gas heaters during the winter chill, the search for new gas off…

LEKOIL, GEIL Sign Otakikpo Drilling Services Deals with Schlumberger

Jul 13, 2020

Green Energy International Limited (GEIL) and LEKOIL, the companies comprising Otakikpo JV which operates the Otakikpo field off Nigeria, have executed definitive agreements with Schlumberger for the next phase of the field development offshore Nigeria…

Norway-linked Firms Might Bid for Petrobras' Golfinho Field Offshore Brazil

Jul 10, 2020

Norway's BW Offshore Ltd and DBO Energy are among the firms mulling a bid for Petrobras' Golfinho oilfield cluster, two sources said, as Brazil's state-run oil company seeks to re-spark its asset sale program in the wake of this year's crude price crash…

Talos, Pemex Told to Seek Deal on Shared Offshore Oil Discovery

Jul 09, 2020

Mexico's state oil company Pemex and a private consortium led by U.S.-based Talos Energy Inc have been instructed to come to an agreement detailing how they will jointly develop a large offshore oil find, the energy ministry said on Wednesday…

Fraser Well Management Launches Well Operatorship Division

Jul 08, 2020

UK-based well engineering firm Fraser Well Management (FWM) has launched a new well operatorship division.'The new product line marks an evolution for the established well engineering and management specialist and aims to provide end-to-end…

Total Wins Woodmac's 'Most Admired Explorer' Award

Jul 06, 2020

French major Total has been named the upstream industry’s most-admired explorer, an accolade awarded in conjunction with Wood Mackenzie’s annual Exploration Survey.  Dr. Andrew Latham, Vice President, Global Exploration Research, at Wood Mackenzie…

Sasol Returns Exploration License Offshore Mozambique

Jul 06, 2020

South African petrochemicals giant Sasol Ltd has opted to give up its license to explore for gas off the Mozambique coast, the company said on Sunday.'Sasol will return Block 16/19 in its entirety to the Government of Mozambique. To this end…

Jadestone, Inpex in Arbitration over Offshore Block in Vietnam

Jul 03, 2020

South East Asia focused oil and gas company Jadestone Energy has started arbitration against Inpex's subsidiary Teikoku over of Jadestone’s acquisition of an interest in Blocks 05-1 b and c, offshore Vietnam.Jadestone in August 2016 signed an…

Safety Regulator Approves Three Drilling Projects Off Norway

Jul 02, 2020

The Norwegian offshore safety regulator PSA Norway has in the past two days approved three offshore drilling projects in the North Sea and the Norwegian Sea.On Wednesday, the PSA gave consents for ConocoPhillips' Warka and Wellesley Petroleum' Schweinsteiger exploration wells…

Is Asia’s Offshore Wind Sector Ready For Take-off?

Jul 01, 2020

With virtually unlimited technical potential, offshore wind could play a critical role in helping to decarbonize the region, Wood Mackenzie's  Asia Pacific Vice-Chair Gavin Thompson writes.Asia’s pathway to a low carbon future is challenging…

Eni Strikes Gas at Bashrush Well Offshore Egypt

Jul 01, 2020

Italian energy company Eni has made a gas discovery with the first exploration well in the North El Hammad license, waters of the Nile Delta, on the prospect called Bashrush.The new discovery is located in 22 meters of water depth, 11 km from…

SBM Offshore Secures $600M Loan for FPSO Sepetiba Construction

Jul 01, 2020

Dutch FPSO supplier SBM Offshore has closed a US$600 million bridge loan facility for the financing of the construction of FPSO Sepetiba (formerly known as Mero 2) destined for deployment in Brazil with Petrobras.SBM Offshore said the loan was…

Eni Charters Vantage Jack-Up to Drill Offshore Montenegro

Jul 01, 2020

Italian energy company Eni has chartered Vantage Drilling's Topaz Driller jack-up drilling rig for drilling operations in the Adriatic Sea, offshore Montenegro.Under the contract announced by Vantage on Tuesday, the 2009-built Topaz Driller will provide drilling services for 180 days…

Oceaneering Nets 3-year Inspection Services Contract with Chevron in Angola

Jun 30, 2020

Offshore and subsea services provider Oceaneering has secured a contract with Chevron's Angola subsidiary Cabinda Gulf Oil Company Limited (CABGOC)Under the three-year contract, Oceaneering's Asset Integrity division will provide inspection services onshore Cabinda…

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