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Polarcus Wins High-res 3D Project

Nov 21, 2018

Marine geophysical company Polarcus announced Wednesday that it has been awarded a contract to perform a high-resolution 3D marine seismic acquisition project in North America.The project duration is approximately 45 days and is expected to commence in the second quarter of 2019.

Atlantic Canada Oil Spill Caused by Weak Flowline Connection

Nov 20, 2018

A weak connector on an underwater oil flowline caused a spill during a fierce Atlantic storm last week off the coast of Canada's Newfoundland & Labrador, Husky Energy Inc said on Tuesday.The spill is the largest-ever off the coast of the Canadian province…

Equinor Plans More International Wells

Nov 20, 2018

Norwegian oil and gas firm Equinor plans to drill more exploration wells internationally and more onshore wells in 2019 compared to this year, the company's head of exploration said on Tuesday.'In general, there will be more international activity…

Subsea ‘Smart Standardization’

Nov 19, 2018

Enpro Subsea & Kosmos Energy commit to subsea ‘smart standardization’ in Gulf of MexicoEnpro Subsea reached a Master Services Agreement (MSA) with Kosmos Energy (formerly Deep Gulf Energy) aimed at providing enhanced subsea architecture and…

Liftboat Taking on Water in US Gulf

Nov 19, 2018

Fifteen people have been rescued from a liftboat that lost power and is listing and taking in water in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.The master of the 134-foot liftboat Ram XVIII reported on Sunday that the vessel had a 45-degree list and no power…

Gulf Island Sells Texas North Yard

Nov 16, 2018

Gulf Island Fabrication said on Thursday it has completed the sale of its North Yard facilities and associated equipment in Aransas Pass, Texas.The Houston based builder of offshore structures and vessels announced the $28 million sale in September…

Talos Awards Zama Contract to McDermott

Nov 15, 2018

McDermott International announced Thursday it has been awarded a contract from Talos Energy for concept and engineering services for the Zama field development project – the first offshore Mexico block awarded to a private operator.The contract is for engineering services…

Abkatun-A2 Sail Away

Nov 15, 2018

The largest oil platform to be constructed in Mexico in the last decade has left McDermott International's fabrication yard in Altamira, Tamaulipas, Mexico.The 15,000-metric-ton PB-Abkatun-A2 platform is scheduled to be installed for PEMEX in…

COWI Expands in US Offshore Wind Energy

Nov 15, 2018

In a major developement, international consulting group COWI announced it plan to increase its presence in the USA significantly with the consultancy contract with Vineyard Wind in Massachusetts – the first major US offshore wind energy project…

TechnipFMC Inks Deal with Chevron

Nov 14, 2018

TechnipFMC announced on Wednesday it has signed a five-year Surface Technologies Frame Agreement with Chevron to cover the exclusive supply of surface wellhead equipment and service in the U.S. and Canada.Richard Alabaster, President of TechnipFMC’s Surface Technologies business…

US Drillers Add Rigs for Fourth Week in Five

Nov 09, 2018

U.S. energy firms added oil rigs for a fourth time in the last five, keeping the rig count at its highest in over three years even though crude futures were on track to fall for a fifth week in a row to their lowest level since February.Drillers added 12 oil rigs in the week to Nov…

Ørsted Concludes Deepwater Wind Acquisition

Nov 09, 2018

Danish wind energy giant Orsted completed its previously announced takeover of Deepwater Wind from D.E. Shaw group in a deal valued at $510 million.The company closed the transaction of acquiring 100% of equity stake held by D.E. Shaw group in Deepwater Wind…

Decommissioning Gets into Deep Water in GoM

Nov 08, 2018

LOC Group’s Houston office provides perspective on decommissioning developments in the Gulf of Mexico.The Gulf of Mexico basin covers approximately 1.6 million km2 and is one of the most important petroleum production regions in the world. A…

Equinor, BHP Secure Blocks off Eastern Canada

Nov 07, 2018

BHP and Equinor secured exploration blocks of the eastern Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador in a bid offering Wednesday that drew record high net bidding over C$1.3 billion.BHP will operate two exploration parcels in the offshore Orphan Basin…

Lukoil and Eni Sign Agreement on Mexico Projects

Nov 06, 2018

Russian oil producer Lukoil has signed a farm-out agreement with Italy's Eni on blocks 10, 12 and 14 in the Mexico's shallow waters.Lukoil will assign 40 percent in block 12 to Eni and retain the remaining 60 percent stake as operator of the project…

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