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Solstad Offshore Secures Work for Two CSVs

May 11, 2020

Norwegian offshore vessel owner Solstad Offshore has said it has won contracts for two of its vessels.First, the company's Brazilian flagged construction support vessel Far Saga has been awarded a contract with Petrobras in Brazil.The contract is for a period of 3 years firm…

Oil rises 5% in second weekly gain on output cuts, demand hopes

May 08, 2020

Oil prices settled 5% higher on Friday in their second consecutive week of gains as U.S. producers cut production with the number of drilling rigs falling to a record low, and as more states moved ahead with plans to relax lockdowns intended to halt the coronavirus pandemic…

Ghana Instructs Eni and Local Producer to Combine Oil Fields

May 08, 2020

Ghana has directed Eni SpA and Springfield E&P to begin talks to combine their adjacent oil and gas fields, according to a letter seen by Reuters.The April 9 letter from Energy Minister John-Peter Amewu to the two companies says seismic data indicates that Eni's Sankofa offshore field…

Aker Braces for Oil Price to Stay Low for Long

May 08, 2020

Aker ASA, a major investor in Norway's oil and oil service industries, is preparing its businesses for an extended period of low crude prices, its chief executive said on Friday'I don't expect the oil market to come into balance during the next couple of years…

New CEO for Aker Energy

May 08, 2020

Aker Energy, a Norwegian oil company focused on Ghana's offshore resources, has appointed a new CEO.Aker ASA, Aker Energy's parent company, said Friday in its first-quarter report that Håvard Garseth took over as Aker Energy's CEO in April.Prior…

SWS Delivers Newbuild Jack-Up Rig to Northern Offshore

May 08, 2020

China's Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding has this month delivered the newbuild jack-up Energy Edge to its owner Northern Offshore.The delivery of the CJ-50 design jack-up drilling unit took place in Shanghai on May 2.According to previous reports…

Williams to Transport Chevron's Anchor Gas

May 08, 2020

U.S. oil major Chevron has awarded pipeline operator Williams a contract for the provision of offshore natural gas transportation services for the Anchor development in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.Anchor, sanctioned in December 2019, is located…

Exxon Cutting Costs at Russia's Sakhalin-1 Project

May 08, 2020

Exxon Neftegaz Ltd (ENL) is adjusting the schedule and scope of some of its activities at the Sakhalin-1 oil and gas project in far eastern Russia as it moves to cut spending in response to the coronavirus crisis and weak oil prices, it said on Friday…

Pacific Drilling Left with One Offshore Rig in Operation

May 08, 2020

Pacific Drilling's drillship Pacific Santa Ana has been placed on a reduced standby rate, the drilling company said in its first-quarter report on Thursday, leaving the company with only one rig actually working at the moment - the Pacific Khamsin…

Shell Offers Mars Sour Crude Storage as Offshore Producers Keep Pumping

May 08, 2020

Shell Midstream Partners said on Thursday it is offering storage in its Mars Sour crude cavern on the U.S. Gulf Coast, as offshore producers are not cutting output like onshore shale drillers despite the oil price downturn caused by the coronavirus pandemic…

Subsea Umbilicals Demand Hit by COVID-19

May 07, 2020

Analysts from Norway's Rystad Energy expect that the global oil and gas investment cuts will severely hit demand for subsea equipment, with demand for subsea umbilicals expected to fall by 32%.Rystad sees just 713 kilometers (km) of lines ordered in 2020…

Enbridge Sells Stakes in French Offshore Wind Projects

May 07, 2020

Canadian energy infrastructure firm Enbridge has reached a deal to sell 49% of its 50% interest in three offshore wind projects under development in France to the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPP Investments).The deal includes initial proceeds of over C$100 million (USD 71…

Saudi Aramco 'Suspends' Noble Corp. Jack-Up Rig

May 07, 2020

Offshore drilling company Noble Corp has said that its jack-up rig Noble Scott Marks, located offshore Saudi Arabia, will be suspended at the request of its client.The rig is on a contract with Saudi Aramco, which, as Noble Corp. said in April…

Hess Posts Quarterly Loss, Deepens Spending Cuts

May 07, 2020

U.S. oil and gas producer Hess Corp on Thursday introduced deeper spending cuts after reporting a quarterly loss due to impairment charges of $2.25 billion on some oil-producing assets amid the coronavirus crisis.Stay-at-home orders designed…

Virus Lockdowns Pummel Global Gas Demand, Force LNG Output Cuts

May 07, 2020

Lockdowns to slow the coronavirus pandemic are pummelling gas demand in the world's biggest buyers of liquefied natural gas (LNG), pushing Asia's spot prices to record lows and forcing some suppliers to start cutting output. Economies worldwide…

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