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Over 40 Offshore Rig Deals Dropped Since March. Still, There's Room for Optimism

6 hours ago

After the long, slow downturn that began in late 2014, this year was set to be better with many dormant regions resuming exploration and long-awaited development drilling programs going ahead. Then in mid-March, a double disaster struck as an oil price crash coincided with a global pandemic. This double whammy left many operators hitting the brakes, slashing budgets, and deferring those long-awaited programs meaning contractors found themselves receiving dozens of contract termination notices…

Equinor Hires Aibel for Oseberg Works

8 hours ago

Norwegian offshore engineering and construction company Aibel has signed a 'portfolio agreement' for Equinor-operated Oseberg fields in the North Sea off Norway for the period 2020-2026. The aim of the portfolio agreement is to ensure a holistic…

PetroVietnam to Invest in Renewables Amid Shrinking Oil Output

8 hours ago

Vietnam's state oil firm PetroVietnam is seeking to venture into renewable energy sources like wind farms and floating solar panels, as domestic crude oil production has peaked at most of its offshore oil fields.The company, formally known as Vietnam Oil and Gas Group…

Fraser Well Management Launches Well Operatorship Division

10 hours ago

UK-based well engineering firm Fraser Well Management (FWM) has launched a new well operatorship division.'The new product line marks an evolution for the established well engineering and management specialist and aims to provide end-to-end…

Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs to Advise China on Pipeline Asset Transfers

11 hours ago

Top Chinese energy firms have mandated investment banks Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs to act as advisors for multi-billion dollar deals transferring key oil and gas pipeline assets into a national energy infrastructure giant, four sources said…

LR: Up to 40% of FPSO Maintenance Work 'Unnecessary'

12 hours ago

As much as 40% of maintenance work carried out by FPSO vessel operators is unnecessary, the energy industry consultancy Lloyd’s Register (LR) has found.Lloyd’s Register (LR), found that by reducing these unwarranted manhours, operators could save on average almost £600…

Ireland: Kinsale Gas Fields Cease Production after 42 Years Online

12 hours ago

Ireland's Kinsale area offshore gas fields in the Celtic Sea have officially ceased production, after more than 40 years online.The news of production cessation from the gas fields was shared by the operator PSE Kinsale Energy, a subsidiary of Malaysia's Petronas…

Congressman Pallone: Atlantic Offshore Drilling Ban in Appropriations Bill

13 hours ago

U.S. Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr., the representative for New Jersey's 6th congressional district, announced that the House Democrats’ appropriations bill for the fiscal year 2021 would ban offshore drilling in the Atlantic Ocean. In May,…

TSMC to Offtake Full Output from Ørsted's Taiwan Wind Farm

14 hours ago

World's largest offshore wind farm developer Ørsted has signed what it says is the world’s largest renewables corporate power purchase agreement with Taiwan-based TSMC.Under the agreement, TSMC, the world’s largest semiconductor foundry, will…

ABS Certifies Jack-Up Rig Steel after Remote Survey

Jul 07, 2020

Classification and consultancy company ABS has provided a remote survey for steel certification at a steel mill, enabling Lamprell to continue work on jack-up drilling rigs, despite COVID-19 restrictions.Lamprell ordered 8855 MT of steel for…

CorPower Starts Wave Energy Project in Portugal

Jul 07, 2020

CorPower, a Swedish developer of wave energy converters, is establishing an R&D, Manufacturing & Service Centre for wave energy converters in Viana do Castelo, Portugal.The location has been chosen to support CorPower’s demonstration project HiWave-5…

Oil Producers Will Fight for Market Share as Consumption Growth Slows

Jul 07, 2020

Petroleum consumption growth has been slowing for decades and the industry shows increasing signs of maturity, which will have profound implications for the business strategies of oil-producing companies and countries.Slower growth will intensify…

Odfjell Drilling, Equinor Sign Offshore Drilling Rig LoI

Jul 07, 2020

Norwegian offshore drilling contractor Odfjell Drilling has signed a letter of intent with oil company Equinor for the use of its Deepsea Atlantic offshore drilling rig for the development of the Johan Sverdrup Phase 2 offshore Norway.The letter…

Seacor Marine Completes Seacosco Acquisition

Jul 07, 2020

The U.S.-based offshore support vessel company Seacor Marine has completed the acquisition of the remaining 50 percent stake in Seacosco from affiliates of China's Cosco Shipping Group.Seacor Marine will consolidate the operating results of…

Eni to Book $4B Asset Writedown after Cutting Oil Price Outlook

Jul 07, 2020

Italian energy group Eni said it would write off around 3.5 billion euros ($4 billion) from the value of its assets after revising down its long-term outlook for oil and gas prices due to economic fallout from the COVID-19 crisis.In a statement on Monday…

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Over 40 Offshore Rig Deals Dropped Since March. Still, There's Room for Optimism

Over 40 Offshore Rig Deals Dropped Since March. Still, There's Room for Optimism

Rystad: FPSO Contract Awards to Rebound in 2021 after Poor 2020

Rystad: FPSO Contract Awards to Rebound in 2021 after Poor 2020

Equinor Hires Aibel for Oseberg Works

Equinor Hires Aibel for Oseberg Works

PetroVietnam to Invest in Renewables Amid Shrinking Oil Output

PetroVietnam to Invest in Renewables Amid Shrinking Oil Output

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