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Altrad to Assist with Tolmount Platform Hook-Up

Jun 19, 2020

Industrial services provider Altrad has won a contract with Rosetti Marino to assist with the hook-up and commissioning of Premier Oil's Tolmount offshore gas platform in the Southern North Sea, offshore the UK.Under the contract, Altrad will be responsible for the provision of temporary access, engineering design, insulation, corrosion and fire protection, rigging and LOLER (Lifting Operations and…

Eni Splits Business into Renewables and Oil & Gas

Jun 05, 2020

Italian oil major Eni said on Thursday it was creating a division to focus on renewable energy, as part of a corporate reorganization.The overhaul, which Reuters reported on Wednesday, follows industry-wide upheaval as the coronavirus pandemic…

Saipem Nets Offshore Engineering Services Deal with Equinor

May 26, 2020

Italian provider of oilfield and renewable energy services Saipem has signed a two-year frame agreement with Norway's Equinor covering offshore engineering services worldwide.Per Saipem's statement on Tuesday, The frame agreement covers feasibility and conceptual studies…

Eni's Descalzi Gets Another Term as CEO

May 15, 2020

Italian oil and gas company Eni has given Claudio Descalzi another term as Chief Executive Officer and General Manager. Descalzi, who has been with Eni in various roles since 1981, has been Eni’s CEO since May 2014. Also, Eni has appointed Lucia Calvosa…

Saipem, CDP Sign Energy Transition Agreement

May 06, 2020

Italian energy contractor Saipem has agreed with state lender Cassa Depositi e Prestiti (CDP) to study the development of energy transition projects in Italy and abroad.In a joint statement on Wednesday, the two groups said the agreement was focused on carbon-cutting initiatives…

Eni Slashes Output, Spending Targets

Apr 24, 2020

Italian energy group Eni lowered its forecast for production and investments on Friday as the coronavirus crisis has driven down oil and gas demand and hammered crude prices.In a statement on first-quarter results, it said it would spend about…

Saipem Unable to Offer Guidance after Coronavirus, Oil Collapse

Apr 23, 2020

Italian oil services group Saipem said on Thursday it could not offer new guidance for the year because of the highly unstable environment created by the COVID-19 pandemic and falling oil prices.Last week the group pulled its 2020 outlook saying…

Italy Govt Proposes New Term of Office for Eni, Enel CEOs

Apr 21, 2020

Italy's government gave the green light to a third term in office for the chief executives of Italy's top two energy firms Eni and Enel on Tuesday but flagged new chairmen, reflecting an intention to monitor their performances.In its list of candidates for top state-controlled companies…

Saipem Pulls Guidance on COVID-19 Impact

Apr 16, 2020

Italian oil and gas contractor Saipem said on Wednesday it had pulled its outlook for the year due to growing uncertainty created by the COVID-19 emergency.In a statement, the company said its board had acknowledged the pandemic might trigger a sharp fall in demand and a delay in projects…

Eni to Cut Capex by 25% to Cushion Covid-19 Impact

Mar 27, 2020

Italian energy group Eni will cut its capital spending by a quarter this year, and more next, as it moves to mitigate the impact from falling commodity prices because of the coronavirus emergency.In a statement on Wednesday, the state-controlled…

Saipem Raises Outlook After Beating Targets

Feb 26, 2020

Italian oil services group Saipem said on Wednesday it expected higher sales this year after it beat its 2019 targets and introduced a dividend for the first time in seven years.But it warned that concerns over the impact of the coronavirus…

Saipem Urges Workers in Italy to Stay at Home Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

Feb 24, 2020

Italian offshore oilfield services company Saipem has activated safety measures to protect its workers, after the coronavirus outbreak in the country.According to a report by Reuters, Italy is the most affected country in Europe, with coronavirus cases rising on Saturday to more than 150…

Italian Court Asks EU to Rule in Oil & Gas Permits Dispute

Feb 14, 2020

A top Italian administrative court has asked the EU Court of Justice to rule on legislation over the size of oil and gas exploration concessions in Italy in a move that could lead to some companies being stripped of permits.Italian law currently…

Eni targets Cyprus drilling by year end

Nov 27, 2017

Eni and partner Total are targeting drilling on Block 6 offshore Cyprus by the end of this year, the Italian major has said. It will be just nine months after the signature of the Block 6 exploration and production sharing contract (EPSC)…

Drillmec outlines HoD continuous circulation system

Oct 31, 2017

The continuous circulation of drilling fluids offers many benefits, including the control of bottom hole pressure along with enhanced wellbore cleaning and stability.  In the current oil market scenario, these features become crucial requirements for personnel safety…

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