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In US Gulf, Robots, Drones Take on Dangerous Offshore Oil Work

May 03, 2018

At BP's massive Thunder Horse oil platform in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, a dog-sized robot called Maggie uses magnetic tracks to creep along pipes connecting the giant oil facility to the sea floor. Before MaggHD, dubbed 'Maggie' by BP, the dangerous inspection…

Boaters Strike Decommissioned Oil Rig

Apr 30, 2018

The U.S. Coast Guard said it has medevaced five boaters who were injured after striking a decommissioned oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico, Sunday.Coast Guard watchstanders in New Orleans received a mayday call on VHF-FM Channel 16 at 12:03 a.m…

Interview: Antony Croston, Trelleborg Offshore

Apr 26, 2018

Antony Croston is Business Group Director at Trelleborg’s offshore operation in Houston, responsible for the externally-facing functions of the business covering engineering, business development and project management.MTR caught up with Croston…

Subsea 7 Makes Hostile Bid for McDermott

Apr 23, 2018

Offshore oil services firm Subsea 7 has made an unsolicited offer worth about $2 billion for U.S. rival McDermott, potentially breaking up the U.S. company's agreed deal with onshore engineering firm Chicago Bridge & Iron (CB&I).The deal could…

Petrobras March Production Dips

Apr 21, 2018

Petrobras reports that, in March its total production of oil and gas, including natural gas liquids (NGL), was 2.66 million barrels of oil equivalent per day (boed), with 2.56 million boed produced in Brazil and 99 thousand boed produced abroad…

Post-Bankruptcy, Seadrill Eyes Closer Oil Service Ties

Apr 18, 2018

Offshore oil driller Seadrill aims to expand relations with Schlumberger, the world's largest oil services firm, and other suppliers to the global oil and gas industry, its chief executive told Reuters on Wednesday. Seadrill plans to emerge…

ConocoPhillips' Alaskan Venture a Success

Apr 17, 2018

ConocoPhillips announced it has concluded its 2018 winter exploration and appraisal program in Alaska.The company’s original plan was to drill five wells on the Western North Slope comprising two appraisal wells of the Willow Discovery announced in January 2017…

Fire in Sauna Shuts World's Northernmost Oilfield

Apr 13, 2018

The world's northernmost oilfield was shut on Friday when a fire broke out in a sauna in the oil platform's living quarters, Eni, the Italian oil company that operates the field, said. The Arctic Goliat field is in the Barents Sea about 88 kilometers…

Statoil Inks LOI for Johan Sverdrup Phase 2

Apr 05, 2018

Statoil, on behalf of the Johan Sverdrup partnership, signed a letter of intent with Aibel for the construction of the processing platform topside for phase 2 of the project. A letter of intent for field center modifications is also issued to a joint venture of Aker Solutions and Kværner…

US' First Planned Floating Wind Farm Taking Shape

Apr 04, 2018

Plans for America’s first floating offshore wind farm are taking shape with the news that California’s Redwood Coast Energy Authority (RCEA) has selected a consortium to enter into a public-private partnership to develop the project off the Northern California coast…

Statoil Awards $1.5 Bln Drilling Contracts

Apr 03, 2018

Statoil has awarded drilling contracts to Archer, KCA Deutag and Odfjell Drilling for drilling, completion, intervention services, plugging, maintenance and modifications on 18 of Statoil’s fixed platforms.The contracts take effect from October 1…

Arctic: ExxonMobil Exits, Rosneft Goes Ahead

Apr 01, 2018

Russian state oil company Rosneft will continue geological explorations in the Arctic offshore zone after ExxonMobil quits the joint projects, reports TASS. The report qouted Natural Resources Minister Sergey Donskoy saying that the Arctic…

Offshore Achievement Award winners Announced

Mar 24, 2018

Winners of the 2018 Offshore Achievement Awards were announced last night {22 March} in a celebration of industry talent, innovation and enthusiasm.The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Aberdeen Section revealed the 11 winners to an audience of more than 450 people…

McDermott to Bid for Asia Offshore Oil, Gas Contracts

Mar 20, 2018

U.S. engineering and construction company McDermott International plans to bid for $5 billion in contracts in the next few months in Asia Pacific as the region's offshore oil and gas sector recovers, company executives said on Tuesday. The…

DNV GL Appoints Peter Brun as New Global Offshore Wind Segment Leader

Mar 14, 2018

DNV GL, the world’s largest independent energy advisory and certification body, has appointed wind energy professional Peter Brun as Global Offshore Wind Segment Leader.  Brun is responsible for stakeholder management, alliance building…

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