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PTTEP Finds More Gas Offshore Malaysia

Feb 24, 2021

Thai oil and gas company PTTEP has made a gas discovery at the Dokong-1 wildcat exploration well in Block SK417, located in the shallow waters of Baram Province, offshore Sarawak, Malaysia.PTTEP is the operator of the block with an 80 percent stake, while Petronas Carigali owns a 20 percent stakeThe Dokong-1 wildcat exploration well, spudded in November 2020,  was drilled to a total depth of 3,810 meters in mid-January 2021…

COVID-19 Mitigation on Rigs & Ships

Feb 24, 2021

Steve Lykins, President, Mako Industries, discusses the case for investing in Puradigm COVID-19 mitigation and monitoring technology onboard offshore rigs and ships.The creation of Mako Industries, a subsidiary of Mako Oilfield Services, is proof that every storm cloud has a silver lining…

Blue Gem Wind Pressing Ahead with Valorous Floating Wind Farm

Feb 24, 2021

Blue Gem Wind, a joint venture between French firm Total and Irish-based Simply Blue Energy, has filed an environmental scoping report for Valorous, a proposed 300 MW floating offshore wind farm in the Celtic Sea, off Wales.Valorous is the second…

The Netherlands: Six Oil and Gas Firms Launch Joint Well Decom Campaign

Feb 24, 2021

Six oil and gas operators in The Netherlands, within the Nextep partnership, are working on a major campaign to decommission oil and gas wells as part of a single campaign. Nexstep, the Dutch association for decommissioning and reuse of oil and gas infrastructure…

GC Rieber's 'Polar Onyx' Set to Return to North Sea Region after Years in W. Africa

Feb 24, 2021

Norwegian offshore vessel company GC Rieber Shipping has won a new contract for its Polar Onyx SURF/subsea construction vessel, just days after it was announced that DeepOcean had extended the charter for the same vessel.In a statement on Wednesday…

Siem Offshore Wins W. Africa Deal for Subsea Construction Vessel 'Siem Spearfish'

Feb 24, 2021

Norwegian offshore vessel operator Siem Offshore has said it has secured a contract for its Siem Spearfish subsea construction vessel.The contract, with an unnamed client, is for 2 months firm, with extension options included.Under the contract…

Romania: BSOG to Start Gas Production from $600M Black Sea Project in November

Feb 24, 2021

Romania-based Black Sea Oil & Gas (BSOG) will begin extracting natural gas from its $600 million offshore Romanian project in November, its chief executive said on Tuesday, but added further progress hinged on scrapping a disputed tax.The additional…

Saudi Aramco Orders Offshore Modules for Marjan Field from Lamprell

Feb 24, 2021

UAE-based energy industry facilities construction company Lamprell has won a 'large' contract to deliver offshore facilities and subsea components for Saudi Aramco's giant Marjan field. Lamprell defines a 'large contract' as between $51 and $150 million…

First Ever Jones Act Offshore Wind Turbine Installation Vessel to be Classed by ABS

Feb 24, 2021

Maritime and offshore classification society American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) will class the first ever Jones Act compliant offshore wind turbine installation vessel (WTIV), seen as a key vessel for the development of the U.S. offshore wind industry…

Petronas Strikes Oil Offshore Indonesia

Feb 24, 2021

Malaysian oil company Petronas said Wednesday it had made an oil discovery at the Hidayah-1 exploration well, located within the North Madura II Production Sharing Contract (PSC), offshore East Java,  Indonesia. Petronas' subsidiary PC North Madura II Ltd…

Israel: TechnipFMC Wins More Karish Work

Feb 24, 2021

Oilfield services giant TechnipFMC has secured more offshore oil and gas work with the oil and gas company Energean.After it in March 2018 received a $1.36 billion EPCI contract from Energean to supply an FPSO for the Tanin/Karish gas fields offshore Israel…

Report: SBM Offshore Only Bidder for Petrobras' Mero 4 FPSO

Feb 24, 2021

Brazil's state-controlled oil company Petrobras received only one proposal, from Dutch SBM Offshore, in a bid to contract construction of the Mero 4 oil platform [FPSO] in the Santos Basin pre-salt, two sources with knowledge of the matter told Reuters…

Subsea LiDar Specialist Ventures into Offshore Geophysical Survey Business

Feb 23, 2021

3D at Depth, a company specializing in commercial Subsea LiDAR (SL) laser technology, and a provider of underwater survey services and 3D data solutions, on Tuesday announced the launch of its offshore Geophysical Survey Services division. According to 3D at Depth…

Transocean Posts 4Q Net Loss. Revenue Drops

Feb 23, 2021

Offshore drilling contractor Transocean reported a net loss attributable to controlling interest of $37 million for the fourth quarter of 2020.For comparison, for the fourth quarter of 2019, the company's net loss attributable to controlling interest was $51 million…

CWind's Next-Gen Offshore Wind Crew Transfer Vessel Launched

Feb 23, 2021

CWind, offshore wind crew transfer specialist, on Tuesday announced the delivery of what it described as 'the world’s first hybrid-powered Surface Effect Ship (SES),' the CWind Pioneer crew transfer vessel.CWind said that the crew transfer vessel…

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The Netherlands: Six Oil and Gas Firms Launch Joint Well Decom Campaign

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