Caribbean News


Petrotrin faces strike, Energy Minister responds

Dec 03, 2014

Petrotrin workers called for a strike by the Oilfields Workers’ Trade Union (OWTU) after management refused wage increases. The action could shutter the country's refinery. Energy Minister Kevin Ramnarine addressed the Trinidad and Tobago Parliament today on the financial status of Petrotrin…

Trinidad, BHP, BG sign on two deepwater blocks

Dec 03, 2014

The Ministry of Energy and Energy Affairs (MEEA) for the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago signed contracts yesterday, awarding two deepwater blocks to the BHP Billiton - BG International consortium. L-R: TT Energy Minister Kevin Ramnarine…

Ross Offshore gets Ecopetrol contract

Oct 08, 2014

Colombian national oil company Ecopetrol awarded Ross Offshore AS a well management contract in the Caribbean.   The contractconsists of total well management of Molusco 1 in RC-9, area hired with the Colombian national oil agency ANH by Ecopetrol and ONGC…

Statoil increases Colombian stake

Sep 04, 2014

Statoil moved to increase its presence offshore Colombia through two farm-in agreements with Spain’s Repsol, the Norwegian explorer announced on 4 September 2014. Statoil will acquire a 10% stake in the Petrobras-operated Tayrona…

BP sanctions Juniper off Trinidad

Aug 13, 2014

BP Trinidad and Tobago LLC (BPTT) announced the sanction of its Juniper offshore gas project off the southeast coast of Trinidad. The project will involve the construction of an unmanned platform and associated subsea infrastructure…

BHP, BG win Trinidad and Tobago blocks

Aug 04, 2014

A consortium composed of BHP Billiton and BG International won blocks in the recent Trinidad and Tobago offshore bid round, the Ministry of Energy and Energy Affairs (MEEA) announced. MEEA awarded BHP Billiton Petroleum Pty Ltd. and BG International Ltd…

Making time

Aug 04, 2014

Loading rock on to the Flintstone at Shenzhen, mainland China. Photo from Tideway. Fast local sourcing and past experience helped Tideway turnaround a Chinese rock placement project in quick time…

OceanGeo completes OB cable survey off Trinidad

Jun 16, 2014

OceanGeo BV completed an ocean-bottom cable seismic survey in the Gulf of Paria off Trinidad for the state-owned Petroleum Co. of Trinidad and Tobago Ltd. (Petrotrin). The work began 2 Jan 2014 and the wide-azimuth acquisition work was completed on 30 May 2014…

Pipeline remediation off T&T, Venezuela

Apr 24, 2014

FoundOcean, Inc. and Delta SubSea LLC signed a strategic agreement today to provide subsea grouting and scour remediation services in waters off Trinidad and Tobago, and Venezuela. The two companies bring complementary services to the table…

Sevan Louisiana arrives in Curaçao

Apr 14, 2014

Fairmount Marine announced on 14 April 2014 that its tug Fairmount Sherpa has safely towed the semisubmersible drilling rig Sevan Louisiana from Singapore to Curaçao. During the 11,500mi. voyage via the Cape of Good Hope, stops were made in Port Louis (Mauritius)…

Ocean thermal energy considered in Caribbean

Feb 10, 2014

While the Caribbean may not be rich in traditional petroleum energy resources, the evolution of renewable energy has revealed that the region possesses an abundance of another valuable source – water. Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office with responsibility for Energy…

UK's Trinity spuds El Dorado well off Trinidad

Dec 06, 2013

Trinity Exploration & Production spud the El Dorado exploration prospect today. The well is located off the west coast of Trinidad in the PGB license in 60 ft of water, about 2km from Trinity-operated production infrastructure. Trinity…

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