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US FTC Approves Oxy's Bid for Anadarko

Jun 04, 2019

Oil and gas producer Occidental Petroleum Corp said on Tuesday the U.S. Federal Trade Commission has granted approval for its proposed $38 billion deal to buy Anadarko Petroleum Corp.The waiting period required for companies under the Hart-Scott…

Asian Choices: Canadian 'Climate' or US 'Freedom' Gas

Jun 03, 2019

Canada — with its abundance of petroleum — has been surprisingly slow exporting gas anywhere other than across the border to the United States.Now, Ottawa is supporting Canada’s first export projects for liquefied natural gas (LNG) with more than words…

Luthi Steps Down as NOIA Head

Jun 03, 2019

The National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) announced that Randall Luthi will leave the organization next month, after serving as the group’s president for nearly 10 years. Luthi will return to his home state of Wyoming to serve as Chief Energy Advisor to Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon…

Polarcus Scores Wide-azimuth Project

Jun 03, 2019

UAE based marine geophysical company Polarcus announced on Monday that it has been awarded a wide-azimuth project to be acquired in the Americas.Polarcus Naila and Polarcus Adira will perform the acquisition, and the project is expected to commence…

Aqueos Names Legendre VP

May 31, 2019

US subsea services firm Aqueos Corporation announced  it has appointed Eric Legendre to the position of Vice President – International Business and Strategic Development, based the company's new Houston office.Legendre brings more than 18 years industry experience to the roleTed Roche…

'Near-normal' Atlantic Hurricane Season Expected

May 30, 2019

IBM’s The Weather Company has predicted a slight decrease in the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season compared to 2018, but el Niño’s delayed advance could increase this year’s storm potential.The Atlantic hurricane season starts June 1 and runs through November 30…

Platform Worker Missing in US Gulf

May 29, 2019

Authorities said on Wednesday they are searching for an oil platform worker who has gone missing in the US Gulf of Mexico.The US Coast Guard said it has deployed two air crews and a cutter boat crew to search for a 54-year-old-man in the water near Renaissance Offshore's Eugene Island 331 platform…

Pemex's Oil Exports Tumble

May 28, 2019

Pemex's oil exports dropped by 11% in April compared to the previous month, while production slipped by 0.9%, data from the Mexican state oil firm showed on Friday.Exports of Maya crude, the only type Pemex has been selling abroad for almost a year…

Oxy Plans to Sell Parts of Anadarko

May 28, 2019

Occidental Petroleum snatched up some of the richest shale oilfields in Texas when it beat out rival Chevron Corp in a bidding war to acquire Anadarko Petroleum.It also quadrupled its debt - to $40 billion - at a time when investors are calling for spending cuts and higher dividends…

ACE Winches Wins Gulf of Mexico Contracts

May 28, 2019

ACE Winches said it has been awarded two contracts from Subsea 7 to use the Scotland-based company's linear winch pull-in systems in the US Gulf of Mexico.ACE Winches did not reveal the exact contract values, but said each is worth more than £4 million ($5…

Pemex Promised $7.3 Billion in Tax Relief

May 24, 2019

Mexico's government aims to give $7.3 billion in tax relief to heavily indebted state oil company Pemex, according to a document seen by Reuters on Thursday, in an effort to cool fears over its financial viability and the impact on the wider economy…

Mexico Punishes Former Pemex CEO

May 23, 2019

Mexico's government has punished the former chief executive of state oil firm Petroleos Mexicanos for misuse of public funds in the purchase of fertilizer business Fertinal, according to three people with knowledge of the matter.The Public Administration…

Shell Starts Production at Appomattox

May 23, 2019

The Shell-operated Appomattox floating production system in the US Gulf of Mexico has been brought into production several months ahead of schedule, the British-Dutch supermajor announced on Thursday.The ultra-deepwater Appomattox development…

US Offshore Wind Hits Potential Snag

May 22, 2019

New legislation could stall US offshore wind farm development, the National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) said.The House Appropriations Committee adopted language calling for a one-year Department of Defense study of the impact of offshore wind turbines…

Magseis Fairfield Lines Up GoM Survey

May 22, 2019

Norway based marine seismic surveyor Magseis Fairfield announced Wednesday it has received a letter of intent (LoI) for a two-month deepwater data acquisition program in the Gulf of Mexico.The survey is due to commence late in the fourth quarter of 2019…

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