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Swire Seabed Awarded Wintershall Framework Agreement

Sep 11, 2018

Swire Seabed announced it has secured a framework agreement with Wintershall Norge AS for the provision of marine subsea services (MSS) in the North Sea.The agreement will commence this year and has a duration of three years plus four yearly options…

Aker BP, Maersk Drilling Sign Rig Contract off Norway

Sep 06, 2018

Maersk Drilling and Aker BP have signed a one-year contract to deploy the Maersk Integrator jack-up rig off Norway from June 2019, Aker BP said in a statement on Thursday.The contract, based on an alliance created between the two firms and Halliburton in 2017…

SBM Offshore to Pay Additional Fines to Petrobras

Sep 05, 2018

SBM Offshore has reached a settlement to pay additional leniency fines of 200 million reais ($48.27 million) to Brazil's state oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA, Brazilian prosecutors said on Wednesday.As a result of a long-running corruption investigation…

Transocean to Buy Ocean Rig in $2.7 Bln Deal

Sep 04, 2018

Offshore oil driller Transocean Ltd said on Tuesday it would buy peer Ocean Rig UDW Inc in a $2.7 billion cash-and-stock deal, its second major acquisition this year as the company bets on a recovery in the offshore sector.The acquisition signals new optimism for offshore drillers…

Denmark Swings to Net Oil Importer as North Sea Production Dips

Aug 30, 2018

A 25-year period for Denmark as a net oil exporter is set to end this year following output declines in the North Sea, the country's energy agency said on Thursday after slashing its long-term oil production forecast.The Danish Energy Agency expects this year's oil production to reach 128…

Equinor Explores Floating Wind Turbines to Power N.Sea Oilfields

Aug 28, 2018

Norway's Equinor said on Tuesday it is considering whether to build a pioneering offshore wind farm with floating turbines to supply electricity to two North Sea oilfields as part of a strategy to curb greenhouse gas emissions.The project at…

Total Pact with Stena Drilling for Laggan Well

Aug 27, 2018

Aberdeen-based Stena Drilling has announced that it has signed a deal with French oil giant Total to drill one well at the west of Shetland, Laggan field.A press release from Stena Drilling said: 'We have signed a contract with Total E&P UK Ltd…

Hoegh Backs Out of Chile LNG Project but Buoyant on Market

Aug 23, 2018

Hoegh LNG said on Thursday it had let agreements lapse in Chile that tied one of its floating liquefied natural gas (LNG) import vessels to a project there because approvals for the initiative were likely to be delayed again.The Norwegian company…

Maersk to Spin off Drilling, Hand Total Shares to Investors

Aug 17, 2018

A.P. Moller-Maersk said on Friday it would spin off its offshore drilling operation and list it in Copenhagen next year, the latest move by the Danish shipping company to focus entirely on transport and logistics.Maersk, which cut its full-year profit outlook this month…

Innogy Sells Stake in $2.6 Bln Offshore Wind Project

Aug 13, 2018

German energy group Innogy will sell a 41 percent stake in its 2 billion pound ($2.6 billion) offshore wind farm Triton Knoll to Japan's Electric Power Development Co and Kansai Electric Power Co, it said on Monday.The move helps Innogy secure funding for the project…

Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale to Test Response to Trump-era Regulations

Aug 10, 2018

A federal auction of exploration leases in the Gulf of Mexico next week will test energy companies' appetite for acreage after the Trump administration left royalty rates for deepwater parcels unchanged, bucking an industry call to lower them…

De-risking the FPSO Renaissance

Aug 09, 2018

Floating production, storage and offloading vessels (FPSOs) are in the ascendancy. The total FPSO market is now expected to grow to over $117 billion by 2024. A combination of factors, such as the recovered oil price and renewed interest in deeper…

Fred. Olsen Energy edges closer to financial restructuring

Aug 07, 2018

Norwegian drillship and rig operator Fred. Olsen Energy, owner of the yard that built the RMS Titanic, is considering a debt and equity restructuring that would almost wipe out the value of its current shares, the company said.With debt and liabilities of more than $840 million at the end of June…

Eni to Invest $1.8 Bln in Offshore Mexican Oil Fields by 2040

Jul 31, 2018

Italian oil major expects to invest $1.795 billion in three offshore Mexican oil fields by 2040, according to a development plan approved by Mexico's oil regulator on Tuesday.The plan covering the Amoca, Mizton and Tecoalli shallow water fields is the second one approved by the regulator…

Novatek Spuds First Well at North-Obskiy

Jul 29, 2018

PAO Novatek announced that its subsidiary OOO Arctic LNG 3 commenced drilling of the first well at the North-Obskiy license area located in the shallow waters of the Ob Bay.The initial well is drilled using a jack-up floating drilling rig “Amazon” leased from “Gazprom flot”…

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