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Comment: Equinor’s New E&P El Dorado

6 hours ago

It’s been quite a month for Equinor — new stakes in European wind; new Gulf of Mexico deepwater acreage; new frame contracts for major suppliers plus an endorsement from the International Energy Agency for its energy mix.Not bad — oh, and an ongoing well that could lead to a fivefold increase in the company’s Brazilian oil production.Criticized for not always following its more experienced peers, Equinor has invested heavily at home in order to invest — heavily — abroad…

W&T Takes Over as Magnolia Operator

3 hours ago

W&T Offshore announced it has acquired a 75% working interest in and operatorship of the Magnolia field in the central region of the deepwater Gulf of Mexico from ConocoPhillips for $20 million. The oil-weighted producing property, located in Garden Banks blocks 783 and 784…

Transocean Wins Contract in Trinidad and Tobago

4 hours ago

Offshore driller Transocean announced Thursday that the semisubmersible Development Driller III has been awarded a one year contract off the coast of Trinidad and Tobago.The contract is expected to commence in the second quarter 2020 and will…

Chevron Hits Go on Anchor

10 hours ago

US supermajor Chevron announced Thursday it will move ahead with the high-profile Anchor project in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, targeting first oil production in 2024.The $5.7 billion deepwater project is the first ultra-high pressure development to reach a final investment decision (FID)…

Aker Solutions, Subsea 7 Win Ærfugl Subsea Scope

11 hours ago

Aker BP has tapped Aker Solutions and Subsea 7 to deliver and install subsea infrastructure for the second phase of the Ærfugl development offshore Norway.The Aker BP operated Ærfugl development is a subsea project being developed in two phases…

Liberia Lines Up 2020 Offshore Licence Round

Dec 11, 2019

The Liberia Petroleum Regulatory Authority (LPRA), has announced the launch of the next licensing round, expected to commence in April 2020.In a meeting held between NOCAL, LPRA and TGS, the next steps were unanimously agreed, to allow the government…

Wison Begins Arctic LNG 2 Project

Dec 11, 2019

Wison Offshore & Marine (WOM), the upstream oil and gas division of Chinese conglomerate Wison Group Holding, announced the fabrication of Arctic LNG 2 Project (ALNG2 Project) commenced in Zhoushan Yard.The module fabrication contract was awarded by Technip France S…

EGS to Survey Ocean Wind OWF Site

Dec 11, 2019

EGS Group, provider of survey solutions, has secured a contract to carry out a geophysical survey at Ørsted’s 1100MW Ocean Wind offshore wind project in New Jersey, the U.S.The survey work, aimed at providing high-resolution geophysical data…

ABS Publishes Fuel Cell Guidance

Dec 11, 2019

ABS published its Guide for Fuel Cell Power Systems for Marine and Offshore Applications to support the design, evaluation, and construction of fuel cell systems on vessels and offshore assets.“As technology evolves and regulators challenge shipping to decarbonize…

SBM Offshore Inks FPSO Sepetiba Contracts

Dec 11, 2019

SBM Offshore announced on Wednesday that it has firmed up contracts with Brazil’s Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. (Petrobras) for the 22.5-years lease and operation of a floating production, storage and offloading unit (FPSO) to be deployed at the Mero field in the Santos Basin offshore Brazil…

Deckers to Retire as SBM Board Chairman

Dec 11, 2019

SBM Offshore's longtime chairman of the supervisory board Floris Deckers will retire following the company's April 2020 annual general meeting (AGM), the Dutch floating production, storage and offloading unit (FPSO) specialist announced.Roeland Baan…

Bender UK Delivers ROV Power Monitoring

Dec 11, 2019

Power quality monitoring equipment from Bender UK is being used by remotely operated vehicle (ROV) operator Film-Ocean to verify the integrity of power supplies offshore.For Bender, whose insulation monitors and earth fault location technologies…

Springfield Reports Big Find Offshore Ghana

Dec 11, 2019

Ghana's Springfield E&P said on Wednesday that it had discovered 1.5 billion barrels of oil and 0.7 trillion cubic feet of gas in its Afina-1 well in the West Cape Three Points (WCTP) Block 2, offshore GhanaThe undiscovered potential of the…

Wood Tallies Hywind Tampen Contract

Dec 11, 2019

Engineering firm Wood announced on Wednesday that it has been awarded a contract by Norwegian energy group Equinor to deliver modifications to a pair of offshore platforms in the Norwegian North Sea that will be connected to electric power from floating wind turbines…

Halliburton, Petrofac Sign On Maersk Drilling's Seapulse Pact

Dec 11, 2019

Maersk Drilling said it has signed agreements with services firms Halliburton and Petrofac to collaborate on the exploration program to be delivered under the Danish-based offshore drilling contractor’s master alliance agreement with Bermuda-based explorer Seapulse…

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OneSubsea to Supply 20K SPS for Chevron's Anchor

OneSubsea to Supply 20K SPS for Chevron's Anchor

W&T Takes Over as Magnolia Operator

W&T Takes Over as Magnolia Operator

Transocean Wins Contract in Trinidad and Tobago

Transocean Wins Contract in Trinidad and Tobago

Polarcus Wins 4D Job in Brazil

Polarcus Wins 4D Job in Brazil

Comment: Equinor’s New E&P El Dorado

Comment: Equinor’s New E&P El Dorado

Petrofac Lines Up North Sea Engineering Work

Petrofac Lines Up North Sea Engineering Work

Geoscience Packages Reveal APAC Prospectivity

Geoscience Packages Reveal APAC Prospectivity

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