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V-shaped Recovery: Inpex Lifts Profit Guidance for 2021 by 40%

18 hours ago

Japan's biggest oil and gas explorer Inpex Corp raised its net profit forecast for 2021 by 40% on Thursday thanks to higher than expected oil prices but left its capital expenditure plans unchanged so it can repay more debt.Inpex is now forecasting a net profit of 140 billion yen ($1.3 billion) this year, up from its February prediction of 100 billion yen, after it raised its assumption for average Brent oil prices this year to $60…

Equinor Signs Deals with Startups

16 hours ago

Equinor Ventures, oil firm Equinor's corporate venture arm dedicated to investing in ambitious early phase and growth companies, has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with f3nice, an Italian additive manufacturing company. F3nice’s technology…

JGC Lands Pre-FEED Deal for Nigeria's First FLNG Project

18 hours ago

Japan's JGC has been awarded the Pre-Front End Engineering and Design (Pre-FEED) contract for an FLNG facility project in Nigeria.The project is being run by UTM Offshore Limited, a Nigerian private company engaged primarily in crude oil sales and construction equipment leasing…

Aban Offshore Resumes Jack-up Rig Ops after Suspension Due to Virus Outbreak

19 hours ago

Indian offshore drilling rig owner Aban Offshore has resumed operations at its Aban IV jack-up drilling rig following a suspension due to a Covid-19 outbreak.Aban Offshore had suspended operations on the 1983-built, 2011-refurbished offshore drilling rig in the first week of May…

Upstream Spending Won't Reach Pre-Crisis Levels Any Time Soon, Rystad Says

19 hours ago

Spending in the upstream oil and gas sector is expected to gradually begin to rise from 2022, however, it will not reach the pre-crisis period any time soon as the toll of the Covid-19 pandemic on upstream investments in the first two years of the downturn is estimated at a whopping $285 billion…

U.S. Grants Jones Act Waiver to Company to Ease Fuel Supply Shortages after Cyber-attack on Pipeline

20 hours ago

The U.S. government relaxed a long-standing maritime law protecting domestic shipping commerce to allow an undisclosed company to transport gasoline and diesel to ports in the East Coast after a cyberattack crippled the nation's largest fuel pipeline network…

Remazel to Deliver Equipment for SBM Offshore's Prosperity FPSO

May 12, 2021

SBM Offshore, one of the world's largest suppliers of FPSOs, has hired the Italian engineering firm Remazel Engineering for the supply of a mooring tensioning system and riser pull-in package for an FPSO being built for deployment at ExxonMobil's Stabroek block in Guyana…

Australia: Gov't Stuns Oil Firms with Levy to Decommission Abandoned Timor Sea Field

May 12, 2021

Australia has stunned the oil industry with a levy to cover the estimated $200 million cost of removing facilities and cleaning up the area around an oil field off northwest Australia after the small company that owned the project collapsed…

Norwegian Seismic Firm Buys Offshore Wind Intelligence Group 4C Offshore

May 12, 2021

Marine seismic data firms that supply data to offshore oil explorers are typically the first among oil industry contractors to bear the brunt of price drops, as their customers, the oil companies, slash expenses and wind down exploration activities while waiting for oil prices to rise again…

Oil Industry Spending Cuts Hit Seismic Firm CGG's Results

May 12, 2021

French oil services group CGG posted a 71% plunge in first-quarter core profit on Wednesday, reflecting a year of drastic spending cuts by the oil industry in the pandemic and sending its shares sharply lower.In a call with analysts, CEO Sophie Zurquiyah said the quarter had been slow as expected…

SBM Offshore Upbeat on New FPSO Projects after Q1 Revenue Drop

May 12, 2021

A string of new projects will help boost revenues at SBM Offshore, the oil and gas services company said on Wednesday, after reporting an expected 15% drop in the first quarter due to weakness at its turnkey business.The Dutch-based company's…

Petrobras Awards 4D Seismic Survey Contract to Shearwater

May 12, 2021

Marine seismic surveyor Shearwater GeoServices has secured a 4D monitoring contract with Petrobras for towed streamer seismic acquisition in the Campos Basin offshore Brazil.These 3D and 4D programs will be conducted over 9-months by the SW Empress vessel…

Suriname: Total Extends Maersk Drilling Rig Charter

May 12, 2021

French oil firm Total has extended the contract with the Danish drilling contractor Maersk Drilling for the use of the Maersk Developer offshore drilling rig in Suriname.Total, via its Suriname subsidiary Total E&P Suriname, has exercised an…

Dayang to Maintain Topsides of Shell's Platforms in Malaysia

May 11, 2021

Malaysia's Dayang Enterprise has won a contract with Shell's Malaysian subsidiaries for the provision of topside maintenance services offshore Malaysia.Dayang said Monday that the contract value would depend on orders issued by Shell throughout the contract duration…

BHP Selects McDermott for Trion Floater FEED

May 11, 2021

McDermott, an offshore engineering and construction firm, has been chosen by Australia's BHP Billiton, in collaboration with Mexico's Pemex, to provide Front-End Engineering Design (FEED) of a Semi-submersible Floating Production Unit (FPU) for the Trion field development offshore Mexico…

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