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Harvey Gulf Scouting Merger Opportunities

Jun 16, 2019

In both 2018 and the start of 2019, Harvey Gulf made no secret that they were exploring possible merger and acquisition opportunities. Their first major play was a merger proposal with fellow US owner GulfMark, who at the time was in discussions to merge with US OSV behemoth Tidewater…

Leidos, Xodus Join Forces on Offshore Wind

Jun 14, 2019

Fortune 500 science and technology leader Leidos and international energy consultancy Xodus Group are joining forces on a new North America offshore wind alliance, bringing a wealth of expertise to the growing industry. The move will leverage…

Shell to Invest up to $2.4 Bln in Mexican Deepwater

Jun 14, 2019

Mexico's oil regulator on Thursday approved exploration plans for four deepwater areas operated by Royal Dutch Shell, after it gave the green light to five others earlier this week, committing the oil major to invest at least $791 million.The…

Trump Administration Sued Over Offshore Rule Changes

Jun 12, 2019

A coalition of environmental groups on Tuesday filed a lawsuit challenging the U.S. Interior Department's rollbacks of safety measures put in place by the Obama administration in the aftermath of the fatal 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill…

C-Innovation to Perform RLWI for BP

Jun 12, 2019

US-based marine services firm C-Innovation (C-I) said it has been awarded a contract to perform riserless light well intervention (RLWI) activities for oil major BP in the Gulf of Mexico.C-I, an affiliate of Edison Chouest Offshore (ECO) and its family of companies…

Shell Contracts Danos for Enchilada Services

Jun 12, 2019

US-based oilfield services provider Danos said it has been awarded multiple contracts from Shell to provide integrated operations on its Enchilada platform in the US Gulf of Mexico.Danos said its production, construction, scaffolding and coatings service lines are all working on the asset…

CGG: Imaging Innovation at Mad Dog

Jun 12, 2019

Subsurface Imaging, part of CGG’s Geoscience division, has delivered a step-change in subsalt image quality over the Mad Dog field in the Green Canyon area of the US Gulf of Mexico.Fast access to high-quality images was critical to BP and partners…

Shell Investing in Mexican Deepwater

Jun 11, 2019

Mexico's independent oil regulator on Tuesday approved deepwater exploration plans for five areas operated by Royal Dutch Shell Plc in Mexican waters near the U.S. maritime border.The plans commit the Anglo-Dutch oil major to invest at least $397 million over the next four years…

Oceaneering Lines Up Deepwater GoM Survey

Jun 10, 2019

Oceaneering International said it has secured a contract to perform the first-ever deepwater autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) survey in Mexican waters.The geophysical survey will be performed for BHP at its Trion development. Oceaneering will use the DP-2 Ocean Investigator…

Fitch Downgrades Pemex Debt to 'Junk'

Jun 07, 2019

Fitch on Thursday became the first major ratings agency to downgrade the debt of Mexican oil company Pemex to 'junk' status, in a major setback for President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's plans to revive the struggling state-run firm.Fitch changed…

BMT Scores US Offshore Wind Contract

Jun 06, 2019

BMT said on Thursday it has been awarded a contract to design two crew transfer vessels (CTVs) to be deployed for Windserve Marine to service Ørsted’s Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind Project in the US.BMT has designed the new 20-meter CTV specifically for East Coast conditions with maneuverability…

W&T Strikes Oil in US Gulf of Mexico

Jun 06, 2019

Oil and natural gas producer W&T Offshore has discovered oil at the Gladden Deep prospect in Mississippi Canyon block 800 in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico.W&T is operator of the well, which is one of 14 planned for the drilling program under the Monza JV…

Luviano Joins READ Cased Hole

Jun 05, 2019

Aberdeen based services firm READ Cased Hole said it has appointed Angel Luviano to its senior management team as Vice President Sales & Business Development, Western Hemisphere.Based in Houston, Luviano will be responsible for business development opportunities in North and South America…

Innogy Eyes Partnerships in US Offshore Wind

Jun 05, 2019

Energy firm Innogy , in the process of being broken up by parent RWE and rival E.ON, could team up with oil majors to build offshore wind farms in the booming U.S. market, one of its board members said.Projects off the U.S. coast have become a major target for utilities in Europe…

Murphy Completes Acquisition of LLOG GoM Assets

Jun 04, 2019

US-based Murphy Oil Corporation announced that its has completed its $1.227 billion acquisition of deepwater Gulf of Mexico assets from compatriot oil and gas company LLOG.Murphy Oil President and CEO, Roger W. Jenkins, said, “We are excited…

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