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Chevron Shuts Two Gulf of Mexico Platforms ahead of Storm

Sep 14, 2020

Chevron Corp shut the Blind Faith and Petronius offshore production platforms on Sunday in the Gulf of Mexico in preparation for Tropical Storm Sally, the company said in an online statement.'In preparation for the storm, we have evacuated all…

IOG Ponders Deltic Energy Takeover Bid

Sep 11, 2020

The North Sea-focused oil and gas company Independent Oil & Gas said Friday it was considering tabling an all-stock offer for the takeover of rival Deltic Energy. Deltic Energy is a London-listed company with assets in the North Sea. The company…

Siem Offshore PSV Duo Wins Long-term Charters with Total in Brazil

Sep 11, 2020

French oil company Total has awarded two-year contracts to Norway's Siem Offshore for the Siem Atlas and Siem Giant platform supply vessels.Siem Offshore said on Friday that, apart from the two firm two-year deals for the PSV Duo, Total's Brazilian…

IBM, Schlumberger Team Up to Speed Up Digital Transformation in Oil and Gas Industry

Sep 11, 2020

Word's largest oilfield services company Schlumberger has this week entered a major tech collaboration agreement with the global technology giant IBM and its subsidiary Red Hat. The aim of the initiative is to accelerate digital transformation across the oil and gas industry…

Kim Heng Forms Subsea Services and Salvage Firm Zale

Sep 11, 2020

Kim Heng Offshore & Marine, Singapore's offshore vessel provider, and offshore wind player, is setting up a new subsidiary named Zale, focused on subsea and emergency response services.Kim Heng said Friday that a new fully owned subsidiary Zale had been incorporated in Singapore…

Hornbeck Offshore Services Emerges from Bankruptcy

Sep 11, 2020

U.S.-based offshore support vessel provider Hornbeck Offshore Services said Friday it had completed its reorganization and emerged from Chapter 11 Bankruptcy.The company had in April struck a comprehensive balance sheet restructuring support agreement with its lenders…

PHOTO: Construction of Nexans Aurora 'Well Underway,' Ulstein Says

Sep 11, 2020

Norwegian shipbuilder Ulstein has shared the progress update on the construction of the next-gen cable layer the Nexans Aurora. According to Ulstein, the construction is 'well underway.''During a time span of a few days in September 2020, the cable capstan has been installed…

Japanese Oil Refiner Joins Offshore Wind Venture

Sep 11, 2020

Japanese oil refining company Eneos said Thursday it was joining an offshore wind joint venture targeting projects in Akita Prefecture in Japan.Eneos has acquired a share in GK Happo Noshiro Offshore Wind, a company formed to seek opportunities…

Vietnam Approves Pharos Energy's Offshore Oil Project

Sep 11, 2020

Pharos Energy said Friday it had received approval from the Prime Minister of Vietnam for the development plan of an offshore oil field in Vietnam.Pharos, until recently known as Soco International, said that the approval of what is called the…

Mitsui Hires JDC's Hakuryu-11 Jack-up Rig to Drill Off Japan

Sep 11, 2020

Japanese offshore drilling company JDC has won a drilling contract with Mitsui Oil Exploration.JDC said that the contract was for the provision of a jack-up drilling rig 'HAKURYU-11.' According to JDC, which operates a fleet of five jack-ups…

ConocoPhillips Extends North Sea Maintenance Agreement with Aker Solutions

Sep 11, 2020

Norwegian offshore services provider Aker Solutions has been awarded a three-year extension to an existing framework agreement for work at North Sea fields operated by U.S. oil firm ConocoPhillips.Aker Solutions will remain  ConocoPhillips'…

Morrison Lays Gulf of Mexico Pipelines for Byron

Sep 11, 2020

Offshore energy services firm Morrison has informed that it has recently completed the installation of Byron Energy's South Marsh Island Blocks 58 & 59 oil and gas sales pipelines.For Morrison, the completion of the project marked more than 5…

CNOOC Brings Online Bohai Bay Oil Field

Sep 11, 2020

Chinese oil company CNOOC announced Friday the start of oil production from the Nanbao 35-2 oil field S1 area in the Bohai Bay, off China.Nanbao 35-2 oilfield S1 area is located in the central Bohai with average water depth of 17 meters. 'In…

Shell Starts Production from Fram Field

Sep 10, 2020

Oil major Shell has kicked off production from its Fram gas and condensate field in the UK North Sea, two years after making a final investment decision for the project.The field, discovered in 1969, is located around 221 kilometers (137 miles)…

Oz Offshore Regulator Launches Probe after Eni's Subsea Buoy Comes to Surface, Posing Threat to Vessels

Sep 10, 2020

The Australian offshore safety agency NOPSEMA has ordered Eni to 'make safe' a floating mid-depth buoy at the Woollybutt field off W. Australia, after the buoy, normally chained 50 meters underwater, was spotted floating on the surface, posing a navigational threat to vessels passing by…

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