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Majors Press Mexico to Resume Oil Auctions

Dec 06, 2019

Big oil companies operating in Mexico have launched a drive to convince leftist President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador to resume auctions of oil and gas contracts he has branded a failure in reviving the industry.Chevron Corp, Exxon Mobil Corp and Royal Dutch Shell Plc, among other firms in Mexico's Association of Hydrocarbon Companies (Amexhi), say they have met output targets and investment pledges worth hundreds of millions of dollars in the initial phases of their contracts…

Relieving the Pressure of Subsea P&A Activity

Dec 06, 2019

The temporary abandonment or suspension of a well is a vital early stage of decommissioning whereby the well is isolated using methods such as bridge plugs, cement squeezes and packers. This allows the wellhead and/ or blow out preventer (BOP) to be safely removed…

DeepOcean Wins IMR Work from Equnior

Dec 06, 2019

Subsea services provider DeepOcean informs it has been awarded a contract from Norwegian energy company Equinor to perform inspection, maintenance and repair (IMR) services in 2020.The contract has a duration of up to nine months work offshore…

Zentech, WW Industries Partner

Dec 06, 2019

Two Houston based firms have teamed up to provide offshore drilling rig surveys, engineering and manufacturing for rig modifications or upgrades.Marine engineering and naval architecture firm Zentech Incorporated said it has partnered with fabrication…

Cyprus Petitions The Hague to Safeguard Offshore Rights

Dec 06, 2019

Cyprus has petitioned the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague to safeguard its offshore mineral rights, its president said on Thursday, upping the ante with neighbor Turkey which disputes its claims.Cyprus's internationally recognized…

VOS Champion Starts New Charter

Dec 06, 2019

Vroon Offshore Services reports its Singapore-managed anchor-handling tug supply (AHTS ) vessel VOS Champion has started a five-month contract with a major international oil and gas engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) contractor…

Fugro Completes Deepwater AUV Survey for Shell

Dec 06, 2019

Fugro reports it has completed the first deepwater autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) site survey for Brunei Shell Petroleum Company Sdn Bhd (BSP).The survey was performed in August in water depths of 600 m using the Fugro Equator, a dedicated geophysical survey vessel…

First Jones Act SOV Gets ABS Nod

Dec 06, 2019

Classification society ABS said it has granted the first Approval in Principle (AIP) to VARD for its design of a Jones Act service operations vessel (SOV).The AIP addresses a customized version of VARD 4 07 US SOV design, with primary functions including accommodation…

China to Launch State Pipeline Group

Dec 06, 2019

China plans to launch its long-awaited national oil and gas pipeline company on Monday, part of a sector-wide reform aimed at providing fair market access to infrastructure and boost investment in oil and gas production.Most of the country's…

Wintershall Dea Drills Deep in Norway

Dec 06, 2019

Reaching some 9,023 meters from the Brage platform, the A36B well recently drilled by Wintershall Dea is the longest ever completed by the company in Norway. Around 200 meters longer than Mount Everest is tall, the well is also the longest ever drilled offshore by the company globally…

Rever Completes North Sea Decom Project

Dec 05, 2019

Subsea services provider Rever Offshore has successfully completed a North Sea infrastructure decommissioning project of the Greater Dunlin Area for Fairfield Energy.The subsea project delivery and execution provider to the offshore energy industry…

Prysmian Wins Equinor's Empire Wind Gig

Dec 05, 2019

Norwegian energy company Equinor has contracted Italian cable manufacturer Prysmian to supply the submarine inter-array cable system for the 816-MW Empire Wind project off the coast of New York.Prysmian will provide the 66kV insulated array…

Sapura Energy Secures New Order

Dec 05, 2019

Malaysian oil and gas services firm Sapura Energy has secured several new contracts and contract extensions for its engineering and construction (E&C) as well as drilling segments.The contracts, valued at approximately RM615 million (USD 148 million)…

Solstad Gets New Contracts and Extension

Dec 05, 2019

Norwegian offshore vessel owner Solstad Offshore has secured contract awards and extensions for four platform supply vessels (PSV) in the Middle East and Mediterranean regions, as well as an extension for a construction support vessel (CSV)…

SGRE's 1,000th Offshore Wind Turbine Up

Dec 05, 2019

Spanish-based manufacturer of wind turbines Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has reached a milestone with the installation of its 1000th offshore direct drive wind turbine as it embarks on the 10MW-plus era.The company reached the milestone…

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Relieving the Pressure of Subsea P&A Activity

Relieving the Pressure of Subsea P&A Activity

DeepOcean Wins IMR Work from Equnior

DeepOcean Wins IMR Work from Equnior

Zentech, WW Industries Partner

Zentech, WW Industries Partner

Saudi Aramco Sets Record $25.6 Bln IPO

Saudi Aramco Sets Record $25.6 Bln IPO

Timeline: Saudi Aramco's Winding Road to IPO

Timeline: Saudi Aramco's Winding Road to IPO

Petrobras CEO Says Too Early to Make Carbon Commitment

Petrobras CEO Says Too Early to Make Carbon Commitment

Cyprus Petitions The Hague to Safeguard Offshore Rights

Cyprus Petitions The Hague to Safeguard Offshore Rights

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