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ACE Winches Delivers Innovative Riser Installation

Mar 11, 2019

ACE Winches said it has delivered a bespoke new product for the installation and pull-in of two steel catenary risers (SCR) on the Buckskin deepwater development, a field located approximately 190 miles south-east of Houston in the Gulf of Mexico…

First US FLNG Project Moving Ahead

Mar 07, 2019

Plans to construct a U.S. floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) vessel in China, which may also provide funding and buy part of its output, are moving ahead despite trade tension between the countries, an executive at one of the partners said on Thursday…

Leak Detection Sonar Deployed in the US Gulf

Mar 05, 2019

A sonar monitoring system will help a major US oil company to reinforce its deepwater offshore asset integrity assurance in the US Gulf of Mexico.The system, a wide-area Sentry Integrity Monitoring Sonar (IMS) developed and delivered by subsea engineering specialist Sonardyne International…

DOF Subsea Tallies Multiple Contracts

Mar 05, 2019

DOF Subsea announced Tuesday it has been awarded various contracts, securing utilization for vessels in the subsea inspection, maintenance and repair (IMR) projects segment.The company said its Atlantic region has been awarded a contract by…

S&P Downgrades Pemex

Mar 04, 2019

Ratings agency Standard & Poor's on Monday slashed the stand-alone credit profile of Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) to 'B-' from 'BB-', piling pressure on the Mexican government to tighten up the debt-laden state oil firm's finances.S&P cut Pemex's outlook to negative from stable…

Ampelmann Wins Mexico Contract

Mar 04, 2019

Dutch offshore access provider Ampelmann announced Monday it has secured its first contract in Mexico. An A-type system has been mobilized on a flotel and will operate for two months, enabling the installation of an oil and gas platform.The fully motion compensated A-type system…

DNV GL Opens New Houston Facility

Feb 28, 2019

DNV GL announced Thursday that it has opened a new facility in Houston to provide failure analyses that support the industry in conducting effective and efficient root cause analyses.The facility will carry out the initial steps of a failure investigation…

Pemex Posts $6.4 Billion Q4 Loss

Feb 27, 2019

Mexican state oil company Pemex reported a loss of 125.5 billion pesos ($6.4 billion) for the fourth quarter on Wednesday, narrowing its loss from the same period in 2017, as the firm's finances face renewed scrutiny following a credit downgrade last month…

Hiring Uptick on the Horizon

Feb 22, 2019

Headcounts in the upstream oil and gas industry have dropped significantly since the downturn started in 2014, but NES Global Talent sees promise of recovery ahead.“We have seen a number of projects which have been in the pipeline for quite…

Mexico Plans $3.6 Bln Relief for Pemex

Feb 15, 2019

Mexico's government will inject $3.6 billion into ailing state-owned oil company Pemex, including by reducing taxes paid, company officials said on Friday, a move aimed at improving the firm's balance sheet and preventing a further downgrade to its credit rating…

Offshore Wind Players Bid to Supply NY

Feb 14, 2019

Several offshore wind players have submitted separate bids to supply New York with power from planned projects off the coast of Long Island.The proposals from Norway's Equinor and three joint ventures come in response to New York’s 800 MW procurement…

BOEM Plans Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale in March

Feb 13, 2019

The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) said it will offer all available unleased areas in federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico during a region-wide lease sale scheduled for March 2019.BOEM said Lease Sale 252 will offer up 78 million acres…

Danos Acquires Shamrock Energy Solutions

Feb 13, 2019

Danos announced Wednesday it has reached a tentative agreement to acquire the assets and business of fellow Louisiana-based oilfield service company Shamrock Energy Solutions.Danos said it expects the deal to be effective in March 2019, and…

Petronas Contracts Rowan Drillship

Feb 13, 2019

Offshore driller Rowan Companies announced Tuesday that its R-Class ultra-deepwater drillship Rowan Renaissance has been awarded a one-well contract to drill offshore Mexico for PC Carigali Mexico Operations, S.A. de C.V. (Petronas).The contract…

BHP Approves Funding for BP-led GoM Project

Feb 13, 2019

BHP Group, the world's largest miner, said on Wednesday its board has approved $696 million in funding to expand production at the BP PLC-led Atlantis oil project in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.The move comes about a month after London-listed oil…

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