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Tidewater and GulfMark Announce Merger

Jul 16, 2018

Tidewater Inc. and GulfMark Offshore, Inc. announced Monday that the boards of directors of both companies have unanimously approved a definitive agreement to combine the two companies, creating the industry’s largest owner of offshore support…

Brazil Charges Former Vantage Drilling Chief with Corruption

Jul 13, 2018

Brazilian federal prosecutors on Thursday charged the former chief executive of U.S. oil services company Vantage Drilling with corruption and money laundering, accusing him of offering $31 million in bribes to public officials.Federal prosecutors…

Hundreds of Oil Workers Strike in Norway

Jul 10, 2018

Hundreds of workers on Norwegian offshore oil and gas rigs went on strike on Tuesday after rejecting a proposed wage deal, leading to the shutdown of one Shell-operated field and helping send Brent crude prices higher.One union said hundreds…

Oil Nears 3-1/2-year High on Middle East Sabre Rattling

Jul 05, 2018

OPEC supply cuts since 2017 have tightened market; oil has also risen on U.S. sanctions threat against Iran. Oil traded near its highest in 3-1/2 years on Thursday, boosted by potential disruptions to flows from Iran and the Middle East despite a fresh demand from U…

ConocoPhillips sells 16.5 pct of North Sea Asset to BP

Jul 03, 2018

U.S. oil producer ConocoPhillips said on Tuesday it would sell a 16.5 percent stake in the Clair field to oil major BP for an undisclosed price. Houston, Texas-based ConocoPhillips will retain a 7.5 percent interest in the North Sea offshore oil field through a unit while BP will hold a 45…

Seadrill Exits Chapter 11

Jul 02, 2018

Offshore drilling rig contractor Seadrill said on Monday it had successfully completed its reorganisation, emerging from a U.S. Chapter 11 bankruptcy process launched last September. The company, once the world's largest offshore driller by the market capitalisation…

ExxonMobil, Hess Announce Oil Discovery Offshore Guyana

Jun 21, 2018

ExxonMobil and the Hess Corporation announced an eighth oil discovery offshore Guyana at the Longtail-1 well, creating the potential for additional resource development in the southeast area of the Stabroek Block. The companies said approximately 78 meters of high-quality…

Norway Awards Oil Permits to 11 Firms in Arctic Licensing Round

Jun 18, 2018

Norway has awarded 12 oil and gas exploration licences to Equinor and 10 other companies focused mostly on the Arctic, where Oslo believes it has the greatest potential for significant new discoveries.Nine of the licences are located in the…

Norway Wants to Build Floating Wind Farms

Jun 15, 2018

Norway's energy minister will meet with companies on Wednesday to discuss the potential construction of offshore floating wind farms, he told Reuters on Friday.The meeting is the first concrete step to spur development of offshore floating power generation…

Fugro Tallies ROV Services Contracts with Petrobras

Jun 14, 2018

Fugro said it has been contracted to provide remotely operated vehicle (ROV) services to support Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. - Petrobras in its exploration and production activities.Two new contracts will see Fugro’s ROV spread working to support drilling related activities…

CNOOC Leases Bigger FSRU to Boost LNG Imports

Jun 04, 2018

The trading arm of China National Offshore Oil Corp (CNOOC) struck a three-year lease for a bigger floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) from Hoegh LNG as it seeks to boost imports of liquefied natural gas (LNG).In a statement, shipowner…

Clash of the Russian Energy Titans

Jun 01, 2018

Russian energy major Rosneft is increasingly challenging domestic rival Gazprom in international gas markets, from West Africa to Turkey and even Europe, according to five industry sources with knowledge of the matter.Last week, Rosneft won…

US Military Seeks Rules for Drilling in Gulf of Mexico

May 11, 2018

An expansion of oil drilling in the eastern Gulf of Mexico would interfere with U.S. military testing unless the Pentagon and another agency develop rules to govern the work, the U.S. Department of Defense said in a report this week.The Defense…

Op/Ed: Connecting to the Future of Offshore

May 04, 2018

120 miles out at sea, 6,000-horsepower devices lift drilling equipment weighing up to 3 million pounds out of holes lying 10,000 feet beneath the water. Keeping such sea monsters in good working order, often for years at a time, is no mean feat…

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…

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