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Keppel Rejects Awilco Drilling's Rig Contract Termination. Ponders Legal Action

Jun 09, 2020

Singapore's offshore rig builder Keppel is considering taking legal action against Awilco Drilling after the drilling company on Monday said it had terminated a rig construction contract with Keppel.Awilco Drilling said Monday that its subsidiary Awilco Rig 1 (AR1) had notified Keppel FELS that it had exercised its contractual termination right under a newbuilding contract between KFELS and AR1 for the construction of the semi-submersible drilling rig…

Guyana Asks World Court to Confirm Border with Venezuela

Jun 30, 2020

Guyana on Tuesday asked the World Court to confirm the demarcation of its land border with Venezuela, part of a long-running dispute between the South American neighbours with potential implications for offshore oil rights.Representatives of Guyana asked judges at the United Nations court…

Greece, Italy to Sign Accord on Maritime Zones

Jun 09, 2020

Greece and Italy will sign an agreement on maritime boundaries during a visit by Italy's foreign minister to Athens on Tuesday, the Greek Foreign Affairs Ministry said.The deal follows months of tensions in the Eastern Mediterranean region over natural resources…

US Proposal Would Allow Oil and Gas Drillers to Delay Royalty Payments

May 28, 2020

The U.S. Department of Interior has proposed allowing oil and gas companies to delay royalty payments due to the impacts of the new coronavirus pandemic.According to the web site of the White House Office of Management and Budget, Interior's…

Hornbeck Offshore Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

May 19, 2020

Hornbeck Offshore Services has filed for chapter 11 to implement a prepackaged reorganization plan, according to a court filing in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Houston.The U.S.-based offshore vessel owner with more than $1 billion in long-term…

OPINION: Drowning in Oil, Regulatory Measures to Keep Prices Afloat

May 01, 2020

These days history seems to be in the making on a daily basis. On April 20, 2020, the price of the NYMEX West Texas Intermediate Sweet Crude Oil (WTI) futures contract for May delivery plunged into the negative, forcing sellers to actually pay…

Diamond Offshore Sues Beach Energy for Terminating Drilling Contract

Apr 27, 2020

Bankrupt Diamond Offshore Drilling Inc has sued Australian oil and gas producer Beach Energy Ltd for abruptly terminating a $65 million drilling contract.Beach Energy ended the agreement, claiming Diamond Offshore missed a 'contractual milestone to deliver the rig'…

Valaris to Explore Bankruptcy With Its Creditors

Apr 21, 2020

Offshore oil driller Valaris PLC is preparing to start talks with creditors to see if they can agree on terms for a possible bankruptcy filing, as it grapples with a $6.5 billion debt burden and an unprecedented plunge in U.S. crude prices, people familiar with the matter said on Tuesday…

BP Issues Force Majeure Notice for Golar FLNG Unit

Apr 07, 2020

Golar LNG Ltd said on Tuesday that it received a force majeure notice from a BP Plc unit seeking to delay taking delivery of a floating liquefied natural gas facility by a year.The notice is the latest force majeure claim issued in the LNG sector…

Hornbeck Offshore to File Chapter 11

Apr 02, 2020

U.S.-based offshore vessel owner Hornbeck Offshore Services announced it will file chapter 11 after defaulting on payment obligations.The New York-listed company said in an SEC filing that it has reached an agreement with lenders and holders of the company’s unsecured 5…

Solstad Offshore, Creditors Agree on Draft Restructuring Plan

Mar 31, 2020

Norway's offshore service vessels (OSVs) supplier Solstad Offshore and its creditors have agreed on a draft restructuring plan, which includes converting 10 billion crowns ($962.17 million) of debt into equity, the company said on Tuesday.The large majority of stakeholders…

What Will COVID-19 Mean for US Offshore Wind?

Mar 30, 2020

What will COVID-19 mean for the offshore wind industry? An industry not yet spinning on its own.Epitomized by the roller coaster ride that defined the stock market over the last few weeks, unpredictability has emerged as one of the few certainties of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) crisis…

WFW Advises Galloper on Sale of Assets

Mar 05, 2020

UK-based Galloper Wind Farm Ltd recently agreed the sale of its transmission assets relating to the 353 MW Galloper Wind Farm  to Diamond Transmission Partners pursuant to the Offshore Transmission Owner (OFTO) regime.The international law firm…

Protecting Offshore Production Innovations

Mar 04, 2020

Answers to six key questions regarding protection of offshore production innovations.Congratulations! You’ve just redesigned the subsea isolation valve control system (SSIV) that your company sells for use as part of an emergency shutdown system for an offshore production site…

EU Clears OLT Takeover by SNAM and FSI

Feb 18, 2020

The European Commission has approved the acquisition of OLT Offshore LNG Toscana by SNAM and the UK’s First State Investments International (FSI), under the EU merger regulation.According to the Commission, OLT is active in the management of…

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