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First US-Built CTV Built to Class Requirements

May 09, 2019

WindServe Marine has contracted DNV GL to classify a crew transfer vessel (CTV) which will be the first offshore wind vessel built in the US to class requirements. The purpose-built CTV is being built for Ørsted North America by Workboats in Hubert…

Otto Takes Control of Gulf of Mexico License

May 09, 2019

Otto Energy now owns 100% interest in the VR 232 license in the shallow water US Gulf of Mexico after acquiring the remaining 50% working interest Byron Energy.VR 232 is adjacent to Otto’s 50% owned South Marsh Island Block 71 oil field and production platform…

Exxon to Invest $100 Mln in Low Emission Tech

May 09, 2019

US oil giant ExxonMobil says it plans to invest up to US$100 million over 10 years in developing lower emission technology, working with the US' Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory and National Energy Technology Laboratory…

Ørsted Orders CTV Pair in the US

May 09, 2019

Orsted U.S. Offshore Wind has entered into an agreement with the offshore wind support services provider WindServe Marine LLC to construct a two purpose-built offshore crew transfer vessels (CTVs).The first CTV will be built by US Workboats in Hubert…

Schlumberger Launches New Service at OTC

May 07, 2019

Schlumberger has introduced the IriSphere look-ahead-while-drilling service at the Offshore Technology Conference in Houston this week. The new service provides the industry’s first application of electromagnetic (EM) technology for detecting…

Talos Spuds Bulleit in US Gulf of Mexico

May 07, 2019

Talos Energy has started drilling the Bulleit appraisal well in Green Canyon Block 21 in the US Gulf of Mexico, says partner Otto Energy. The well is being drilled from the Noble Don Taylor drillship. The Bulleit prospect sits in approximately 1…

Anadarko Backs Occidental's Revised Bid

May 07, 2019

Anadarko Petroleum Corp’s board on Monday backed a US$38 billion bid from Occidental Petroleum Corp, adding pressure on rival Chevron Corp to raise its offer or walk away from the takeover contest.The decision capped a series of moves by Occidental…

TechnipFMC Wins Thunder Horse Expansion Gig

May 07, 2019

BP has awarded TechnipFMC an integrated engineering, procurement, construction and installation (iEPCI) contract subsea systems on its Thunder Horse South Expansion 2 Project located in the Gulf of Mexico.Project sanction on the Thunder Horse project…

BP Sanctions latest Thunder Horse expansion

May 06, 2019

BP is set to go ahead with its Thunder Horse South Expansion Phase 2 project in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico after announcing project sanction. Thunder Horse Expansion Phase 2 will boost output at one of the largest oil fields in the Gulf of Mexico by about 50…

Ampelmann Scores Contract from Harvey Gulf

May 03, 2019

Dutch offshore access provider Ampelmann has secured a contract to supply a walk-to-work (W2W) transfer system for US based marine transportation company Harvey Gulf to be used during maintenance work at an oil and gas platform in the Gulf of Mexico…

Oxy Shareholders Criticize Anadarko Bid

May 02, 2019

Several major Occidental Petroleum Corp shareholders have voiced opposition to the oil company's $38 billion bid for rival Anadarko Petroleum Corp that now includes a pricey financing deal with billionaire Warren Buffett.Occidental and Chevron…

Canyon Charters Otto Candies Vessel

May 02, 2019

Subsea services company Canyon Offshore said it has entered into an agreement with vessel owner Otto Candies for the charter of the Jones Act-compliant inspection, maintenance and repair (IMR) vessel Ross Candies.The charter will commence in…

Trump Administration to Revise Offshore Safety Rules

May 02, 2019

The Trump administration will unveil on Thursday its final plan to roll back offshore drilling safety measures put in place by the Obama administration after the fatal 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the worst in U.S. history, raising concerns…

Pemex Swings to Q1 Loss

Apr 30, 2019

Petroleos Mexicanos swung to a 35.7 billion peso ($1.84 billion) net loss during the first quarter as revenues and crude output at the heavily-indebted Mexican state oil company fell, results posted to the stock exchange showed on Tuesday.Revenues at Pemex were 356…

Warren Buffett Backs Oxy's Anadarko Bid

Apr 30, 2019

Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc committed $10 billion on Tuesday to Occidental Petroleum Corp's $38 billion cash-and-stock bid for Anadarko Petroleum Corp, boosting its chances of snatching a deal from Chevron Corp.Occidental and Chevron…

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