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PHOTO: CNOOC Completes First Development Well at Lingshui 17-2

Jun 11, 2020

Chinese oil company CNOOC has this week completed the drilling of the first development well at the Lingshui 17-2 (LS 17-2) gas field development in the South China Sea, offshore China.The info, along with the photos, was shared by CIMC-Raffles…

SapuraOMV Applies for Survey at Kanga Well Site (Australia)

Jun 10, 2020

Oil and gas company SapuraOMV has filed an application to Australian regulators for permission to carry out a geotechnical and geophysical survey within Permit WA-412-P offshore W. Australia, where it plans to drill the Kanga-1 well.Sapura Upstream farmed into the block in 2018…

Greece, Italy to Sign Accord on Maritime Zones

Jun 09, 2020

Greece and Italy will sign an agreement on maritime boundaries during a visit by Italy's foreign minister to Athens on Tuesday, the Greek Foreign Affairs Ministry said.The deal follows months of tensions in the Eastern Mediterranean region over natural resources…

BP to Lay Off 10,000 People by 2020 End

Jun 09, 2020

British oil major BP will lay off 10,000 people by the end of the year in a move to cut costs, the company's CEO Bernard Looney said in a social media post on Monday.Looney said: 'The oil price has plunged well below the level we need to turn a profit…

Temasek Supports Sembcorp Marine's $1.5B Rights Issue

Jun 09, 2020

Singapore's Temasek Holdings stepped in on Monday to support a S$2.1 billion ($1.5 billion) rights issue by Sembcorp Marine as the state investor moves to help the city-state's struggling rig-building sector.Following the deal, loss-making Sembcorp Marine…

Keppel Rejects Awilco Drilling's Rig Contract Termination. Ponders Legal Action

Jun 09, 2020

Singapore's offshore rig builder Keppel is considering taking legal action against Awilco Drilling after the drilling company on Monday said it had terminated a rig construction contract with Keppel.Awilco Drilling said Monday that its subsidiary…

Shell Cuts Havila Crusader PSV Charter

Jun 09, 2020

Norwegian offshore vessel provider Havila Shipping has said that Shell has cut the contract for the Havila Crusader platform supply vessel early.The vessel was chartered from January 18, 2020, for a period of 2 wells firm in the UK, when, according to Havila Shipping…

Awilco Drilling Scraps Semi-Sub Rig Deal with Keppel

Jun 08, 2020

Offshore drilling company Awilco Drilling has terminated an offshore rig construction deal with Keppel, citing a breach of contract.Awilco said Monday that its subsidiary Awilco Rig 1 (AR1) had notified Singapore-based Keppel FELS that it had…

No Change to Rosneft Sanctions Despite Ownership Change

Jun 08, 2020

Russia lowering its direct stake in top oil producer Rosneft will not alter its exposure to U.S. sanctions, a U.S. Treasury spokesman told Reuters.State holding company Rosneftegaz has lowered its 50.33% direct stake to 40.4% with subsidiary RN-NeftKapitalInvest taking 9…

Halted Shares of Sembcorp Marine, Parent in Focus in Singapore

Jun 05, 2020

Shares in Sembcorp Marine and Sembcorp Industries remained halted for a second day on Friday, prompting speculation among some analysts about a potential deal between the Singapore rig builder and its parent company.'Given the concurrent nature of the trading halts…

Keppel, Borr Drilling Agree on Jack-Up Deliveries Delay

Jun 05, 2020

Offshore drilling company Borr Drilling has reached agreements with Keppel and its creditors to defer newbuild rig deliveries, and to defer certain interest payments, respectively, in a move which Borr says will improve its liquidity.Singapore…

Hokchi Terminates Grupo R Jack-Up Rig Deal Early

Jun 05, 2020

Hokchi Energy, a subsidiary of Argentina's Pan American Energy, has terminated the charter of Grupo R's jack-up rig Cantarell III earlier than originally planned.Having arrived from Singapore earlier this year, the newbuild offshore drilling…

KCA Deutag Appoints New President of Offshore Branch

Jun 04, 2020

Drilling and engineering company KCA Deutag has named Ole Maier its new President of Offshore Business Unit.Maier, who has most recently served as Executive Vice President for Odfjell Drilling's Platform Drilling Operations, has succeeded KCA Deutag's Rune Lorentzen who will be retiring…

Norway Oil Companies Slash Investment Plans

Jun 04, 2020

Norwegian oil and gas investment, a key economic driver, is expected to decline sharply in 2021 after rising less than previously anticipated this year, an industry survey by the national statistics agency (SSB) showed on Thursday.The biggest…

COSL Drilling, Equinor Sign Master Framework Agreement

Jun 03, 2020

Offshore drilling contractor COSL Drilling Europe has signed a Master Framework Agreement with Equinor for the use of COSL's drilling rigs on the Norwegian Continental Shelf.The drilling company said the deal 'fully enables COSL to provide additional drilling units and services to Equinor…

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