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CNOOC Makes Major Gas Discovery in South China Sea Waters

Jun 06, 2024

China’s state-run China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) has made a major exploration breakthrough in ultra-shallow gas play in ultra-deep water South China Sea.Lingshui 36-1 gas field is located in western South China Sea, with an average water depth of approximately 1…

North Sea Firms Postpone Oilfield Opening after Early UK Election Called

Jun 06, 2024

Three British energy companies have decided to delay by a year the planned start of oil production at their joint-venture oilfield in the North Sea, citing the need for clarity on the fiscal policies of the next government.Jersey Oil and Gas…

Ampelmann Inks 'Major Contract' with Seaway7 for US Offshore Wind Project

Jun 06, 2024

Dutch offshore access provider Ampelmann has signed a major contract with Seaway7 to supply an E5000 gangway to support the construction of a U.S. offshore wind project.With Ampelmann’s recent engagements in South Fork and Vineyard Wind nearing completion…

North Star Eyes 40 Hybrid SOVs by 2040 with New Funding in Its Pockets

Jun 06, 2024

North Star has secured debt investment of up to $543 million (£425 million) to fuel the next phase of its European offshore wind expansion, setting the target to add 40 hybrid service operation vessels (SOVs) to its fleet by 2040.The committed…

SBM Offshore Lines Up Fast4Ward Hull for Block 58 FPSO in Suriname

Jun 06, 2024

Dutch FPSO leasing specialist SBM Offshore has informed that its Fast4Ward hull has been reserved by TotalEnergies for the Block 58 development project, offshore Suriname.SBM Offshore is working in partnership with Technip Energies, and in line…

Aker Solutions Hooks Azule Energy’s FPSOs Modification Job Offshore Angola

Jun 06, 2024

Aker Solutions has secured a ‘sizeable’ long-term frame agreement with Azule Energy to provide engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) services for brownfield projects and modifications for two floating production, storage, and offloading (FPSO) units in Angola…

Eco Atlantic Farms Into Orange Basin Block Off South Africa

Jun 06, 2024

Eco (Atlantic) Oil & Gas has started the farm-in process into Block 1 offshore South Africa Orange Basin, while confirming it is relinquishing its 50% working interest operated offshore Block 2B in South Africa.Through its 100% owned subsidiary Azinam South Africa Limited…

MDL Invests $9M to Expand Its Flexlay Asset Range

Jun 05, 2024

Back-deck engineering specialist Maritime Developments (MDL) has committed $9 million (£7 million) of capital investment to expand its flexlay asset range.The investment covers six new pieces of modular equipment in MDL’s portfolio, including high-capacity tensioners and reel drive systems…

Palfinger to Supply Major Equipment Package for Prysmian’s New Cable Layer

Jun 05, 2024

Palfinger Marine, an Austrian manufacturer of hydraulic lifting, loading, and handling systems for marine applications, has been contracted to supply a major equipment package for a new cable laying vessel, under construction at Vard for Prysmian…

Shearwater Kicks Off Pelotas Basin 3D Survey Off Brazil

Jun 05, 2024

Shearwater GeoServices has ramped up its multi-client activity by starting the Pelotas Basin 3D survey, offshore Brazil.The survey represents the fifth multi-client 3D acquisition project so far for Shearwater, the company said.The Pelotas Basin…

OMV Gets Permit for Drilling Ops in Norwegian Sea

Jun 05, 2024

The Norwegian Offshore Directorate has granted OMV's Norwegian subsidiary a drilling permit for a wildcat well in the Norwegian Sea.The permit is for the exploration well 6605/6-1 S in production license 1194.OMV Norge is the operator of the…

DNV Certifies COWI’s Offshore Wind Turbine Foundations for Empire Wind 1

Jun 05, 2024

COWI North America, a subsidiary of engineering company COWI, has achieved approval certification body DNV for its offshore wind turbine foundations design for Equinor’s Empire Wind 1 offshore New York.COWI developed optimized foundation designs for 54 15MW turbines…

DeepOcean Grabs Offshore Recycling Contract in UK

Jun 05, 2024

Ocean services provider DeepOcean has been awarded a significant recycling project from an international operator, to be executed on the UK continental shelf.DeepOcean's Aberdeen office will oversee project management and engineering operations…

Brazilian Drilling Contractor Goes to Public Market in Norway

Jun 05, 2024

Brazilian deepwater drilling firm Ventura Offshore Holding has been listed for public trading at Euronext Growth in Oslo, Norway.On March 8, 2024, Ventura Offshore Holding entered into a share purchase agreement (SPA) with Petroserv Marine regarding…

Chevron Extends Shelf Drilling's Jack-Up Stay in West Africa

Jun 05, 2024

Offshore drilling firm Shelf Drilling has secured a contract from Chevron's Angola subsidiary for its Shelf Drilling Tenacious jack-up rig for drilling operations offshore West Africa.The total added value of the contract is $66 million, according to Shelf Drilling…

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