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New Oil and Gas Project Spending to Fall 68% in 2020 if Oil Price Stays Low

Mar 24, 2020

Oil and gas project sanctioning in 2020 could drop almost 70% compared to 2019 if the oil prices remain in the $30 a barrel area, Norway-based Rystad Energy said in an analysis on Monday.'The effect of the COVID-19 virus on global demand for oil and gas…

Kvaerner Sends Workers on Temporary Leave. Execs Cut Own Salaries

Mar 24, 2020

Kvaerner, a Norwegian offshore engineering and construction company, has said its executive management will cut its salaries. The company has also placed 30 employees on temporary leave, with this number set to increase.This is a part of the…

Teekay Offshore Changes Name

Mar 24, 2020

Teekay Offshore Partners L.P., a provider of offshore oil production and storage vessels for the offshore oil and gas industry, has changed its name.The company announced Tuesday its name has changed to Altera Infrastructure L.P. effective 24 March 2020…

Head Energy Clinches Brage Platform Well Hook-Up Work

Mar 24, 2020

Oil company Wintershall Dea has awarded Norwegian engineering firm  Head Energy a contract for two well hook-ups at the Brage Platform.'This is a strategically important contract for us and a recognition of our skilled engineering team working with EPCIC offshore modification projects…

Husky Suspends West White Rose Works on COVID-19 Fears

Mar 24, 2020

Canada's Husky Energy has decided to suspend construction activities on its West White Rose offshore project, citing the COVID-19 virus fears.The oil company sanctioned the West White Rose development in May 2017. The field is being developed…

Talos: Cost Cuts to Allow for Cashflow Generation in Mid-$20s a Barrel

Mar 23, 2020

Talos Energy, a U.S. oil company focused on the U.S. and the Mexican side of the Gulf of Mexico, has announced further cost cuts, inclusive of $170.0 million of reductions in capital, operating and G&A expenses. The company said Monday it would…

Fred. Olsen Windcarrier to Install CFXD Wind Turbines

Mar 23, 2020

Fred. Olsen Windcarrier’s jack-up vessel Brave Tern has been awarded a contract to transport and install wind turbines selected for the Changfang and Xidao offshore wind farms (CFXD) in Taiwan.The contract for the transportation and installation of MHI Vestas Offshore V174-9…

ASCO Takes Full Ownership Of NORM Solutions

Mar 23, 2020

ASCO, a UK-based materials and logistics firm providing services to the oil and gas industry, has acquired full ownership over NORM Solutions.Norm Solutions is a provider of specialist cleaning, treatment and disposal services for oilfield equipment…

Eidesvik PSV Contract with Ithaca Cut Short

Mar 23, 2020

Norwegian offshore vessel operator Eidesvik Offshore will see its platform supply vessel Viking Princess return from a contract earlier than expected.The company said Sunday that it had received 'notice of early redelivery' from the charterer Ithaca Oil and Gas…

Total Cuts Capex, Mostly in E&P Business

Mar 23, 2020

French energy group Total announced plans on Monday to step up cost cuts and suspend its share buyback programme in order to deal with a slump in oil prices and the economic fallout from the coronavirus outbreak.Total CEO Patrick Pouyanne said that with prices of $30 per barrel…

Polarcus' Project Cancellations Highlight Oil Price Slump

Mar 23, 2020

Polarcus Ltd, which operates ships that search for offshore oil and gas, announced two project cancellations that will reduce its fleet utilization next quarter, highlighting the effects of the oil price slump on the energy services sector.Polarcus'…

Gallery: Giant Crane Vessel Sleipnir 'Arrives Home'

Mar 23, 2020

Sleipnir, the world's largest semi-submersible crane vessel, has arrived in the Port of Rotterdam for the first time since its delivery from Singapore last year.Heerema Marine Contractors, the Netherlands-based offshore installation company…

Aker BP Postpones Offshore Projects Due to Coronavirus

Mar 23, 2020

Norwegian independent oil firm Aker BP will postpone non-sanctioned projects to cut its planned 2020 capital and exploration spending by 20% due to the coronavirus but maintains its production guidance, it said on Monday.Capital spending for this year would be reduced to $1…

U.S. Lawmakers ask Interior to Cut Offshore Oil Royalty Rates

Mar 23, 2020

Lawmakers representing U.S. Gulf coast states on Friday asked Interior Secretary David Bernhardt to temporarily cut the royalty rate oil and gas companies must pay on their offshore drilling operations to help the industry weather a market crash…

Shell Cuts Capex, Suspends Share Buyback

Mar 23, 2020

Oil major Shell lowered capital expenditure for 2020 by about $5 billion on Monday and suspended the next tranche of its share buyback plan, as the company tries to weather a hit from the recent oil price crash. The company said it would reduce…

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