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Neptune Gets Green Light to Drill Duva Wildcat Well

Feb 07, 2024

The Norwegian Offshore Directorate has granted Neptune Energy Norge a drilling permit for the new exploration well at Duva field in the North Sea.The permit is for the 36/7-5 S wildcat well at Duva field (production license 636) which will be done using Deepsea Yantai semi-submersible drilling rig…

Danos Gets Shell’s Planning and Scheduling Call

Feb 07, 2024

Oilfield services provider Danos has signed a new planning and scheduling contract with Shell Exploration and Production Company, a subsidiary of Shell.The agreement entrusts Danos to deploy a team of highly skilled personnel to support Shell’s upstream operations…

TotalEnergies Pays $199M for Tungsten Explorer Drillship Buy-In

Feb 07, 2024

French energy major TotalEnergies and offshore drillship operator Vantage Drilling have signed a binding agreement to create a new joint venture (JV) that will acquire from Vantage the Tungsten Explorer drillship.Pursuant to the terms of the agreement…

Vår Energi Hires AGR for Well Control Work Offshore Norway

Feb 06, 2024

AGR, part of Oslo-listed marine consultancy ABL Group, has been awarded a long-term contract for the provision of blowout and well control studies and associated services to Vår Energi’s activities on the Norwegian continental shelf.Under the framework agreement…

Shell Joins Wave-Powered Subsea Project

Feb 05, 2024

Energy major Shell has joined the Renewables for Subsea Power (RSP) collaborative project which is currently powering subsea equipment off the coast of Orkney through a combination of wave power and subsea energy storage. The $2.5 million (£2million) demonstrator initiative…

Venezuela to Get Almost Half of Dragon Gas Project's Income

Feb 05, 2024

Britain's Shell and Trinidad's National Gas Company (NGC) will pay Venezuela no less than 45% of gross revenues from the Dragon gas production project off Venezuela's coast, according to license terms published on Saturday.In December, Venezuela…

CNOOC’s Oil Field in Bohai Sea Starts Production

Feb 05, 2024

China's state-run offshore oil and gas explorer and producer CNOOC has started production from its Suizhong 36-1/Luda 5-2 discovery, located in Liaodong Bay of Bohai Sea.The main production facilities include two new central processing platforms and two new wellhead platforms…

Shell Hires Valaris Rig for North Sea Drilling Job

Feb 05, 2024

Shell has confirmed that a rig contract has been signed with Valaris for the drilling of both the Selene exploration well and the Pensacola appraisal well in the North Sea, expected to start in summer 2024.The two wells will be drilled using the Valaris 123…

DOF Vessel to Report for Duty Offshore Australia

Feb 02, 2024

Norwegian offshore vessel owner DOF Group has secured ‘substantial contract’ with an international oil company for the platform supply vessel (PSV) Skandi Kvitsøy.The vessel will work in Australian waters and further strengthen DOF’s presence in Australia…

Wood Scoops $80M Contract Extension with Equinor Offshore Brazil

Feb 02, 2024

U.K. engineering company Wood has secured a contract extension with Equinor to deliver maintenance and modification solutions to its Peregrino offshore assets in Brazil.The two-year extension, worth $80 million, builds on a long-term and global partnership with Equinor…

McDermott Secures Two EPCIC Contracts for Ruya Development Project

Feb 01, 2024

McDermott has been awarded two contracts from North Oil Company (NOC) to deliver engineering, procurement, construction, installation and commissioning (EPCIC) for packages 11 and 13 of the Ruya Development Project, as part of the expansion of the Al-Shaheen field…

Serica Energy’s CEO Steps Down

Feb 01, 2024

UK-based oil and gas company Serica Energy has announced that its CEO Mitch Flegg will step down from the position and as a director of the company, as David Latin takes the role of Interim CEO.David Latin, the current Chairman of the Board…

UK Offers 24 More North Sea Oil and Gas Licenses

Feb 01, 2024

The North Sea Transition Authority (NSTA) has offered 24 licenses in the second tranche of the U.K.’s 33rd oil and gas licensing round for 17 separate companies among which are Shell, Equinor, BP, TotalEnergies and NEO.On January 31, 2024, NSTA…

QatarEnergy Awards $6B in EPCI contracts for Al-Shaheen Oil Field Expansion

Jan 31, 2024

QatarEnergy has awarded the four main Engineering, Procurement, Construction, and Installation (EPCI) contract packages related to the next development phase of the Al-Shaheen field, Qatar’s largest offshore oil field, to increase production by about 100…

Saudi Arabia Instructs Aramco to Lower Oil Production Capacity Target

Jan 30, 2024

Saudi Aramco on Tuesday said it was asked to cut its planned maximum sustainable oil production capacity to 12 million barrels a day (bpd), having raised it to 13 million bpd almost four years ago.The move in no way reflects a change of view…

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