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Talos Spuds Bulleit in US Gulf of Mexico

May 07, 2019

Talos Energy has started drilling the Bulleit appraisal well in Green Canyon Block 21 in the US Gulf of Mexico, says partner Otto Energy. The well is being drilled from the Noble Don Taylor drillship. The Bulleit prospect sits in approximately 1…

ExxonMobil, ADNOC Eye Upstream Collaboration

May 07, 2019

US oil giant ExxonMobil and Abu Dhabi's national oil company have met to discuss new opportunities for collaboration in the upstream and downstream sectors. The discussions were held during a joint visit to review the two firm's US$ 30 billion (AED 110 billion) Upper Zakum expansion project…

Anadarko Backs Occidental's Revised Bid

May 07, 2019

Anadarko Petroleum Corp’s board on Monday backed a US$38 billion bid from Occidental Petroleum Corp, adding pressure on rival Chevron Corp to raise its offer or walk away from the takeover contest.The decision capped a series of moves by Occidental…

Keppel FELS, Aibel Ink Major Renewables Gig

May 07, 2019

Singapore-based Keppel FELS and Norway's Aibel have together secured a contract to build and install a new 900 MW offshore high voltage direct current (HVDC) converter station for the DolWin 5 cluster offshore wind farms. Under a contract from…

Blue Marlin Freed After Pirate Hijacking

May 07, 2019

A Royal Boskalis Westminster heavy transport vessel has been recovered and the crew freed after being hijacked on Sunday about 80 miles offshore Equatorial Guinea.The 225m-long Blue Marlin semisubmersible heavy transport vessel had recently…

OMV to Appraise Hades/Iris

May 07, 2019

OMV has been given the green light to drill exploration wells 6506/11-11 S and 6506/11-11 A on the Halten Terrace in the Norwegian Sea. The wells are in production licence 644/644 B containing the high-pressure, high-temperature gas/condensate Hades and Iris discoveries…

IOG Inks LOI to use Maersk Rig on Harvey

May 07, 2019

UK small cap player Independent Oil and Gas (IOG) has signed a Letter of Intent to use Maersk Drilling's Maersk Resilient jack-up rig to drill the Harvey appraisal well in the southern sector of the UK North Sea. The well is expected to be started in July…

Aker Solutions Launches Digital Twin Platform

May 07, 2019

Norwegian offshore engineering company Aker Solutions has launched a new software and digital services company called ix3 that it says will enable operators to accelerate field development projects and optimize asset performance.At the core…

TechnipFMC Wins Thunder Horse Expansion Gig

May 07, 2019

BP has awarded TechnipFMC an integrated engineering, procurement, construction and installation (iEPCI) contract subsea systems on its Thunder Horse South Expansion 2 Project located in the Gulf of Mexico.Project sanction on the Thunder Horse project…

Baker Hughes Wins Second Contract on Greater Tortue

May 06, 2019

Baker Hughes, a GE company, has been awarded a contract to supply turbomachinery equipment for the first phase of its Greater Tortue Ahmeyim floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) project offshore Mauritania and Senegal. BHGE will provide the…

BP Sanctions latest Thunder Horse expansion

May 06, 2019

BP is set to go ahead with its Thunder Horse South Expansion Phase 2 project in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico after announcing project sanction. Thunder Horse Expansion Phase 2 will boost output at one of the largest oil fields in the Gulf of Mexico by about 50…

ONGC Picks Bumi JV for FPSO Contract

May 06, 2019

India's state-owned oil company Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) has given a Notification of Award for for the US$2.1 billion charter and operations of a floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel. The FPSO is due to be…

Murphy Makes Mexican and Vietnamese Discoveries

May 06, 2019

Murphy Oil has made discoveries offshore Vietnam and Mexico, the company has reported.The discovery in Mexico was Murphy's first exploration test on Block 5 in the Salinas Basin. The Cholula-1EXP exploration well was drilled in about  2,300…

Equinor Lines up Sputnik Well in Barents Sea

May 06, 2019

Norwegian exploration firm Equinor has been given the green light to drill the Sputnik exploration well in the Barents Sea. Well 7324/6-1 will be drilled in about 449 meter water depth using Seadrill's West Hercules semisubmersible drilling rig in production licence 855…

U.S. Deeply Concerned by Turkey's Cyprus Drilling Intent

May 06, 2019

The United States is deeply concerned by Turkey’s announced intentions to begin offshore drilling operations in an area claimed by Cyprus as its exclusive economic zone, a State Department spokesperson said on Sunday.Turkish media on Saturday…

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