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Subsea 7 Confirms Executive Management Changes

Jan 02, 2020

Offsore services firm Subsea 7 on Thursday announced changes to its executive management team, including the appointment of a new Chief Executive Officer and three Executive Vice Presidents, effective from January 1, 2020.John Evans is now in place as Chief Executive Officer…

Santos Plans Van Gogh Maintenance

Dec 31, 2019

Australian oil and gas producer Santos Ltd said on Tuesday it plans to carry out maintenance between April and August at its offshore production unit that produces Van Gogh crude.'The Ningaloo Vision will be undergoing scheduled dry dock maintenance in Singapore over this period…

In Norway, Balder Signals Party Still On

Dec 26, 2019

Norway at years’ end is marking “50 years of oil” and ushering in decades more oil wealth with the go-ahead of the Balder-Ringhorn life extension project along with dozens of other life-extenders.The North Sea oilfield was the first discovered off Norway in 1967…

An Unconventional Cement Packer Repair

Dec 23, 2019

CannSeal unlocks development of an additional reservoir by restoring integrity to an unconventional cement packer designAnnular isolation technology specialist CannSeal aided the successful repair of an unconventional cement packer design, 4 ½” in 9 5/8” with limited cement…

First Deck Complete on Johan Sverdrup P2

Dec 23, 2019

Aibel Thailand, which is building the Main Support Frame (MSF) module for Johan Sverdrup’s P2 process platform, said it has completion of the first deck at the company’s yard in Laem Chabang.In November, the project reached a major milestone…

Decommissioning Hard to Nail Down

Dec 23, 2019

The North Sea decommissioning picture is murky at best, and its constantly evolving timetable is proving difficult to plan for, judging by the qualifying comments of a number of operators and regulators, of late.While the technology of offshore…

Subsea 7 Wins GoM Contract

Dec 22, 2019

Subsea 7, the subsea engineering, construction and services company serving the offshore energy industry, announced the award of a sizeable SURF (subsea umbilicals, risers and flowlines) contract by BP for the Manuel project in the US Gulf of Mexico…

Regulator Orders Terra Nova FPSO Shutdown

Dec 20, 2019

The oil regulator for the Atlantic Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador has ordered a production shutdown by Suncor Energy's offshore Terra Nova site, finding the company was not compliant with required inspections and repairs.Terra Nova…

Subsea 7 Wins Chevron Gulf of Mexico Work

Dec 20, 2019

Offshore services company Subsea 7 on Friday announced it has secured a contract from Chevron for the subsea installation services at the St. Malo field, located in the Walker Ridge area of the Gulf of Mexico.Subsea 7’s scope of work includes project management…

SNC-Lavalin to Pay Over $210 Mln for Libyan Affair

Dec 19, 2019

Canadian offshore contractor, SNC-Lavalin, will pay a CAD 280 million (USD 213 million) fine after pleading guilty to fraud and an influence-peddling charges involving the son of former Libyan leader, Moammar Gadhafi.On Thursday, the Quebec…

From Marginal to Major

Dec 19, 2019

It’s not your typical marginal field — centered on a concrete gravity-based structure (GBS) that once boasted production records — but Draugen in the Norwegian Sea had become “immaterial” to Shell. When it first delivered oil in 1993, Norwegians looked forward to the spoils in 1…

Balmoral Invests in Blaze Manufacturing Solutions

Dec 19, 2019

Aberdeen engineering outfit Balmoral Group said it has invested a six-figure sum in Blaze Manufacturing Solutions, taking a 70% stake in the Aberdeenshire-based company.This latest move comes after Balmoral significantly raised its shareholding in another Aberdeenshire company…

Malin Group Eyes Oil & Gas Growth

Dec 19, 2019

Marine services company Malin Group has appointed Alan Hunter in a new business development role, as the company looks to continue its growth in the oil and gas sector.With a presence in the marine industry stretching back over 100 years, Malin…

BP Plans Maintenance Shutdowns in Azerbaijan

Dec 18, 2019

British oil major BP plans to close down two of its oil and gas platforms in Azerbaijan for planned maintenance, BP's regional vice president told Reuters on Wednesday.Bakhtiyar Aslanbayli, BP's vice president for Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey…

DNV GL, DNO Pact on North Sea

Dec 17, 2019

The international accredited registrar and classification society DNV GL has been awarded a framework agreement by the Norwegian oil and gas operator DNO ASA to provide a broad portfolio of engineering and management support and verification services to support the operator…

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