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Chestnut Field Extended Up to Three Years

Oct 11, 2019

Partners Spirit Energy and Dana Petroleum will invest £140 million ($177 million) to extend the life of the Chestnut field in the UK North Sea by as much as three years.The companies announced on Friday that they reached a deal with Teekay to extend the employment of the Hummingbird Spirit floating production, storage and offloading unit (FPSO) until March 2023 as the partners plan to drill a fourth production well by the first quarter of 2020…

Keppel Delivers Jackup to Borr Drilling

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Borr Drilling has teaken delivery of a newbuild jackup drilling rig from Keppel Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M) subsidiary Keppel FELS. Built to Keppel’s proprietary KFELS B Class design, Hermod is the fourth of eleven jackup rigs that Keppel is building for the offshore drilling contractor…

Denmark to Help Vietnam for Offshore Wind

Oct 14, 2019

The Danish Energy Agency (DEA) and the Electricity and Renewable Energy Authority (EREA) of Vietnam have initiated a partnership with the purpose of mapping the potential for offshore wind off the coast of Vietnam.The Southeast Asian nation…

Crown Estate Opens Offshore Wind Round 4

Oct 14, 2019

The Crown Estate has officially opened the Offshore Wind Leasing Round 4, which will offer seabed rights for at least 7GW of new projects in the waters around England and Wales.'The Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) for Offshore Wind Leasing…

Boa Offshore Wins AHTS Contracts

Oct 14, 2019

Norwegian offshore supply vessel owner Boa Offshore is awarded contracts by The Norwegian Defense Logistic Organization (FLO) to charter two vessels for the state’s emergency response preparedness.The BOA Group offered prime assets, the BOA BISON and the BOA JARL…

ProPetro Cuts Almost 150 Workers

Oct 14, 2019

ProPetro Holding Corp this month cut about 150 workers, people familiar with the matter said on Monday, the latest sign of growing trouble in the oilfield services sector as U.S. shale producers reduce drilling.The job cuts reflect slowing shale activity due to weak prices for oil and gas…

Greenpeace Activists Climb Shell North Sea Platform

Oct 14, 2019

Greenpeace activists boarded two Royal Dutch Shell oil platforms in the British North Sea on Monday in protest against plans to leave parts of the giant structures in place after production shuts down.Pictures provided by Greenpeace show two people in yellow hats scaling one of giant two large…

The Drilling Evolution

Oct 14, 2019

Following a few years of low oil prices and a drop in rig utilization rates, drillers remain focused on ways to improve operational efficiency and safety.Many of the improvements to rigs are evolutionary, such as automation, remote control and sensing…

Sinomine Wins Equinor Contract

Oct 14, 2019

Sinomine Specialty Fluids (formerly Cabot Specialty Fluids) said it has signed a framework agreement with Equinor for supply of cesium drilling and completion fluids to the company’s operations on the Norwegian Continental Shelf. The contract…

Energean Sells North Sea Assets to Neptune

Oct 14, 2019

Israel-focused Energean Oil & Gas Plc on Monday agreed to sell Edison E&P North Sea assets to Neptune Energy Group for up to $280 million, as part of an ongoing plan to sell non-core assets.Energean, which is focused in the Mediterranean, will…

Santos Acquires ConocoPhillips’ Northern Australia Interests

Oct 14, 2019

Santos announced it has acquired ConocoPhillips’ northern Australia business with operating interests in Darwin LNG, Bayu-Undan, Barossa and Poseidon for US$1.39 billion plus a $75 million contingent payment subject to FID on Barossa.Matt Fox…

Motive Offshore Wins Spooling & Inspection Work

Oct 14, 2019

Marine equipment fabrication and rental company Motive Offshore Group said its spooling and inspection division has secured a contract from TechnipFMC to provide global offshore inspection and wire rope services. The initial three-year contract includes the option for two one-year extensions…

UK to Account for 35% Offshore Wind in Europe

Oct 13, 2019

The UK will account for 35% of the growth in offshore wind over the next five years, followed by the Netherlands and Germany, said , according to WindEurope’s new ‘Wind Energy Outlook to 2023’.In the next five years 22 GW of wind energy capacity…

ADES Wins 2nd Deepwater Drilling Gig in Egypt

Oct 13, 2019

The oil rig contractor ADES International PLC  has won a second deepwater drilling campaign in the Egyptian Mediterranean area, from  an undisclosed oil company.The offshore driller said that the contract was signed for deepwater drilling in the Egyptian Mediterranean area…

Equinor Makes FID for Hywind Tampen

Oct 11, 2019

Equinor and the Snorre and Gullfaks partners have made a final investment decision (FID) for the Hywind Tampen offshore wind farm development and will submit updated plans for development and operation to Norwegian authorities.The oil and gas…

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Keppel Delivers Jackup to Borr Drilling

Keppel Delivers Jackup to Borr Drilling

TechnipFMC Wins EPC Contract from PetroVietnam

TechnipFMC Wins EPC Contract from PetroVietnam

Denmark to Help Vietnam for Offshore Wind

Denmark to Help Vietnam for Offshore Wind

Crown Estate Opens Offshore Wind Round 4

Crown Estate Opens Offshore Wind Round 4

Boa Offshore Wins AHTS Contracts

Boa Offshore Wins AHTS Contracts

ProPetro Cuts Almost 150 Workers

ProPetro Cuts Almost 150 Workers

Greenpeace Activists Climb Shell North Sea Platform

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