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Petrobras Idles Six Platforms in Campos Basin Due to Coronavirus

Apr 09, 2020

Brazil's state-run oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA said in a letter to the workers union on Thursday that it will idle six oil and gas platforms in five fields of the Campos basin due to the coronavirus epidemic.The company said the idling…

Boskalis Buys Salvage Firm Ardent Americas

Apr 09, 2020

Dutch dredging and marine services giant Boskalis has acquired the U.S.-based maritime emergency response specialist Ardent Americas.Ardent, created by the 2015 merger of salvage divisions of Svitzer and Crowley, specializes in emergency preparedness and response…

SBM Offshore: A Number of Covid-19 Cases Confirmed on FPSO

Apr 09, 2020

Update: The article has been updated by a statement from an SBM Offshore spokespersonSBM Offshore, a floating, production, storage, and offloading (FPSO) leasing specialist, has said that a number of COVID-19 cases has been confirmed on one of its FPSOs…

Contract Extension for Petrojarl Knarr FPSO

Apr 09, 2020

Oil company Shell has extended the charter for Altera Infrastructure's FPSO Petrojarl Knarr FPSO, operating at the Knarr field offshore Norway.The FPSO owner, which recently rebranded from Teekay Offshore to Altera, said the extension with Shell…

Oil Holds near $32 ahead of OPEC-Led Talks on Output Cuts

Apr 08, 2020

Oil steadied near $32 a barrel on Wednesday, supported by hopes that a meeting between OPEC members and allied producers on Thursday will trigger output cuts to shore up prices that have collapsed due to the coronavirus pandemic.Thursday's videoconference…

Allseas' Pioneering Spirit Vessel to Remove Valhall Platforms

Apr 08, 2020

Offshore installation and decommissioning firm Allseas has won a contract to remove three complete offshore platforms and two jackets in Norway for Aker BP.The company said on Wednesday that Aker BP had awarded it a deal for the removal and…

Gallery: Giant Crane Vessel Lifts Snorre A Module

Apr 07, 2020

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…

North Sea FPSO Shut Down Due to Coronavirus Case Aboard

Apr 07, 2020

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 was initially understood that there has been one confirmed case…

Havila Shipping Reaches Debt Restructuring Deal

Apr 07, 2020

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…

Wintershall Dea Discovers Oil at Bergknapp Prospect Off Norway

Apr 07, 2020

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…

PGS Cold Stacks Two Seismic Vessels in Response to Low Oil Price

Apr 03, 2020

Norwegian offshore seismic surveyor PGS has said that the coronavirus pandemic and the disruption in the oil market present unprecedented challenges for the offshore services industry, including the marine seismic industry.PGS expects the low…

Oil Posts Biggest One-day Gain After Trump Touts Saudi-Russia Deal

Apr 02, 2020

Crude prices posted their biggest-one day gains on record on Thursday after President Donald Trump said he expects Russia and Saudi Arabia to announce a major oil production cut, and Saudi state media said the kingdom was calling an emergency meeting of producers to deal with the market turmoil…

Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) 2020 Canceled

Apr 02, 2020

The 2020 Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) has been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.'While OTC’s purpose is to provide an opportunity for those in the offshore petroleum industry from around the world to meet and share knowledge…

Apache Makes 'Significant' Discovery Offshore Suriname

Apr 02, 2020

U.S. oil company Apache has said it has made a significant oil discovery at the Sapakara West-1 well drilled offshore Suriname on Block 58. This is the company's second large oil discovery in the country this year. The first was struck in January…

Hornbeck Offshore to File Chapter 11

Apr 02, 2020

U.S.-based offshore vessel owner Hornbeck Offshore Services announced it will file chapter 11 after defaulting on payment obligations.The New York-listed company said in an SEC filing that it has reached an agreement with lenders and holders of the company’s unsecured 5…

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