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Improved Dayrates: GMS Scores Extensions for Two Jack-ups

Nov 12, 2021

GMS, a provider of self‐propelled, self‐elevating support vessels for the offshore energy industry, has won two contract extensions for its jack-ups.GMS said Thursday the contracts were for a K and S Class vessel and on improved dayrates.'The…

Sweden Charges Lundin Executives for Complicity in Sudan War Crimes

Nov 11, 2021

Swedish prosecutors on Thursday brought charges against the chairman and former CEO of Lundin Energy for complicity in war crimes carried out by the Sudanese army and allied militia in southern Sudan from 1999 to 2003.Prosecutors said the company…

Aquaterra Energy Assists with BW Energy's Jack-Up Rig Conversion

Nov 10, 2021

Offshore energy industry engineering firm Aquaterra Energy has won a $4.4 million contract with BW Energy for delivery of multiple conductors tensioning units for the repurposing of the Hibiscus Alpha jack-up rig to an offshore installation (OI)…

Ghana Sees Need for Energy Transition, Still Sees Gas as Key - Deputy Minister

Nov 09, 2021

Ghana's deputy energy minister said on Tuesday that he recognizes the need for an energy transition but still strongly believes that gas will be an important source of energy going forward.Ghana discovered oil in 2007 and began production at the end of 2010…

"Clock ticking" to Achieve Energy Transition - Equinor

Nov 09, 2021

A senior executive for Norwegian oil company Equinor said on Tuesday that the 'the clock is ticking' to achieve an energy transition away from hydrocarbons.'If we don't take action, we'll end up losing out,' Equinor's Senior Vice President for…

BW Offshore's FPSO to Stay in Nigeria for One More Year

Nov 08, 2021

Norwegian floating oil and gas production systems owner BW Offshore has secured a one-year contract extension in Nigeria for one of its FPSOs.The contract, with Addax Petroleum Exploration (Nigeria) Ltd, is for the lease and operation of the FPSO Sendje Berge…

Coral Sul FLNG Project on Track, Eni Says

Nov 05, 2021

Claudio Descalzi, CEO of the Italian oil and gas giant Eni on Friday met with Filipe Nyusi, President of Mozambique, where Eni is working to develop giant offshore gas reserves using a floating LNG unit.Descalzi updated President Nyusi on the Eni-led Coral South Project…

Italian Prosecutors Won't Appeal Acquittal of Two in Nigerian Offshore Oil Graft Case

Nov 03, 2021

The acquittal of Nigerian Emeka Obi and Italian Gianluca Di Nardo in a graft case in Nigeria involving Eni and Shell has become final after prosecutors said they would not appeal on behalf of the Nigerian government.In a decision seen by Reuters on Wednesday…

Egypt: TGS, Schlumberger in Red Sea Seismic Survey Project

Oct 29, 2021

Seismic data firm TGS and oilfield services giant Schlumberger have teamed up in a 3D seismic survey project in the Red Sea, Egypt.TGS said Friday the project would cover around 6,800 square kilometers and would be acquired with long offsets…

Chariot Moves Step Forward to Anchois FID in 2022

Oct 28, 2021

Chariot, a company looking to develop the Anchois offshore gas discovery in Morocco, has found a buyer for the field's gas as well as a partner.The company said  Thursday it had signed a Memorandum of Understanding ('MOU') with an unnamed 'leading international energy group…

D. R. Congo: Inpex Exits Offshore Block it Acquired in 1970

Oct 27, 2021

Japan-based oil and gas firm Inpex has said it has sold its stake in an offshore block in D. R. Congo, from which it produced oil since 1975. An expected significant decline in production is the reason for the sale, Inpex said.Inpex has sold its shares in Teikoku Oil (D…

Two-year Charter: ExxonMobil Hires Valaris Drillship for Angola Drilling

Oct 27, 2021

U.S. oil major ExxonMobil has awarded a two-year contract for Valaris' drillship Valaris DS-9 for operations in Angola.The drillship, formerly known as Ensco DS-9, will work for ExxonMobil's Angolan subsidiary Esso Exploration Angola.Delivered in 2015 by Samsung Heavy Industries in South Korea…

BW Energy to Buy Aquadrill's Drilling Rig and Convert It into Production Floater

Oct 25, 2021

Oslo-listed oil and gas company BW Energy has agreed to buy the semi-submersible drilling rig 'Leo', from Aquadrill, a Seadrill affiliate, to use as a production unit for offshore field development in Namibia.Leo (ex-West Leo) is a 6th generation…

Tullow Oil Names Chairman-designate

Oct 25, 2021

Africa-focused Tullow Oil Plc named Phuthuma Nhleko, former boss of South African telecom major MTN Group, as chairman-designate on Monday, a role that he also holds at the Johannesburg Stock Exchange Ltd.Nhleko, a South African national, will…

Israel Looking to Boost Gas Exports to Egypt via New Onshore Pipeline

Oct 21, 2021

Israel is considering the construction of a new onshore pipeline to Egypt in order to quickly boost natural gas exports to its neighbour in the wake of the recent tightening of global supplies, the Israeli energy ministry said.The pipeline,…

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