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North Sea FPSO Shut Down Due to Coronavirus Case Aboard

1 hour ago

Production from the Hummingbird Spirit FPSO operating at the Chestnut field in the UK sector of the North Sea has been shut down after a coronavirus case has been confirmed aboard.It is understood that there has been one confirmed case, and one subsequent suspected case on the FPSO and that production has been temporarily shut-in. The Teekay-owned FPSO is located at Spirit Energy-operated Chestnut offshore oil field…

Gallery: Giant Crane Vessel Lifts Snorre A Module

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World's largest semi-submersible crane vessel Sleipnir on Saturday picked up a module for Equinor's Snorre A platform from the quayside at Aibel's yard in Haugesund, Norway.The 220-meter long and 102-meter wide vessel Sleipnir recently arrived…

Layoffs, Furloughs at Magseis Fairfield

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Magseis Fairfield, a company specializing in Ocean Bottom Node (OBN) offshore surveys, has announced cost-cutting measures which will include layoffs and furloughs.Citing increased market uncertainty due to the coronavirus and lower oil prices…

Havila Shipping Reaches Debt Restructuring Deal

2 hours ago

Norwegian offshore vessel owner Havila Shipping has struck a debt restructuring deal with lenders, conditional upon approval from formal bodies. At January 1, 2020, Havila's outstanding debt was NOK 4,222 million (around $410 million), which…

Global Petroleum in Offshore Namibia 'Data for Equity' Deal

3 hours ago

Oil company Global Petroleum has exchanged part of its stake in offshore Namibia Block, 2011A (PEL0094), with NAMCOR, for a right to get access to pre-existing 3D seismic data over the block.'This key data, acquired by previous licensees in 2010…

BP Terminates Senegal/Mauritania Survey Deal with EMGS

5 hours ago

British oil major BP has terminated the contract with the Norwegian offshore survey company EMGS for a survey in Senegal and Mauritania, where it operates the Tortue Ahmeyim offshore development. As previously reported, EMGS had mobilized its Atlantic Guardian vessel…

Australia: Shell Postpones Crux Project FID

6 hours ago

Royal Dutch Shell said on Tuesday its Australian unit and joint venture partners had decided to delay a final investment decision (FID) on the Crux gas project in offshore Australia that was initially planned for 2020.The Crux project is one…

Ramboll to Design Foundations for Japan Offshore Wind Farm

6 hours ago

Danish engineering company Ramboll has signed a contract with Japanese construction company Obayashi Corporation for the design of offshore wind farm foundations.“There is a giant potential for Ramboll in Japan. At the same time, however, the…

Total Sells Brunei, Sierra Leone, and Liberia Assets for $400M+

7 hours ago

French oil firm Total has said it has sold assets in Brunei, Liberia, and Sierra Leone for more than $400 million, as part of its plan to divest $5B worth of assets in 2019-2020 period.The divestments announced Tuesday include non-core assets…

Wintershall Dea Discovers Oil at Bergknapp Prospect Off Norway

7 hours ago

Wintershall Dea Norge has made an oil discovery at the Bergknapp prospect in the Norwegian Sea, offshore Norway.The wildcat well 6406/3-10 (as it is formally named) is located in the production license 836 S, about eight kilometers west of the…

ABS Publishes New Data and Digital Advisories

Apr 06, 2020

Classification society ABS launched two new advisories designed to help harness the potential of digital technologies for the maritime and offshore industries.The ABS Advisory on Structural Health Monitoring: The Application of Sensor-Based…

Lebanon in Another Offshore Round Delay

Apr 06, 2020

Lebanon has postponed the deadline for submissions of applications for its second offshore licensing round once again.Lebanon had in January postponed the deadline from January 31 to April 30 to allow international firms more time to pursue administrative…

Equinor Finds Oil at Monument Prospect in U.S. Gulf of Mexico

Apr 06, 2020

Norwegian oil firm Equinor, with partners Progress Resources and Repsol, has made an oil discovery in the Monument exploration well in the US Gulf of Mexico.The Monument exploration well found approximately 200 feet (c. 60 meters) of net oil…

'Painful' Cuts at Fugro

Apr 06, 2020

Dutch geotechnical survey firm Fugro has announced a set of 'painful measures' including workforce cuts, and a hiring and salary freeze, as the company expects the COVID-19 pandemic and low oil prices to negatively impact its business.'The company…

SeaBird Sees W. Africa Survey Deal Canceled

Apr 06, 2020

Oslo-listed marine seismic data acquisition company SeaBird Exploration has lost a survey contract offshore West Africa.In a statement on Monday, SeaBird Exploration said it had been notified that the end-client has canceled the two OBN surveys off West Africa due to the COVID-19 situation…

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Gallery: Giant Crane Vessel Lifts Snorre A Module

Gallery: Giant Crane Vessel Lifts Snorre A Module

Layoffs, Furloughs at Magseis Fairfield

Layoffs, Furloughs at Magseis Fairfield

Iran's South Pars Field Tops 700 MCM/Day Output

Iran's South Pars Field Tops 700 MCM/Day Output

North Sea FPSO Shut Down Due to Coronavirus Case Aboard

North Sea FPSO Shut Down Due to Coronavirus Case Aboard

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