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Husky Energy ‘Deeply Sorry’ for Oil Spill off Newfoundland

Dec 11, 2018

Canadian petroleum company Husky Energy submitted a preliminary report about the largest-ever oil spill in Newfoundland and Labrador and said it is “deeply sorry” for the incident.According to local media reports, the oil and gas company admitted that on November 16…

Canada Issues Call for Bids Off Nova Scotia

Dec 10, 2018

The Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board (CNSOPB) has issued Call for Bids NS18-3, which includes two industry-nominated parcels. The NS18-3 parcels are located in shallow water, with maximum water depths up to 100 meters, on the Scotian Shelf…

Improper Procedure Led to Platform Fire

Dec 07, 2018

A November 2017 explosion on an offshore production platform, a July 2018 platform diesel generator fire, and an August 2018 leak of 70 gallons of emulsion breaker into the Gulf of Mexico were the focus of a spate of safety bulletins and alerts…

Transocean Closes Ocean Rig Acquisition

Dec 05, 2018

Switzerland-based offshore driller Transocean Ltd. announced Wednesday that it has completed the acquisition of Greek peer Ocean Rig UDW Inc.The $2.7 billion cash-and-stock deal adds nine high-specification ultra-deepwater drillships, two harsh environment semisubmersibles…

Terra Nova FPSO Restarts Production

Dec 04, 2018

Canadian integrated energy company Suncor said it has restarted production from the Terra Nova floating production storage and offloading vessel (FPSO), approximately 350 kilometers east-southeast off the coast of Newfoundland, Canada in the North Atlantic Ocean…

EnVen Spuds King Crab Well

Dec 03, 2018

EnVen Energy Corporation announced that it spud its King Crab well on Ewing Bank Block 873 in its Lobster field in the Gulf of Mexico. The King Crab well targets an oil-focused reservoir approximately 14,000 feet subsea with seismic amplitudes…

BP Names New GoM Platform Argos

Dec 03, 2018

The new floating production unit currently being constructed for the Mad Dog 2 project in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico will be named Argos, U.K. oil major BP announced.BP said the name was chosen by the project team and an employee survey and…

ExxonMobil Extends Rowan Relentless Charter

Dec 03, 2018

U.S. based drilling contractor Rowan Companies announced Monday that ExxonMobil has exercised the first two options for the drillship Rowan Relentless. The options will be used for operations in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico and have an expected duration of 30 days each…

Petrobras, Murphy to Explore in GoM

Dec 03, 2018

Brazil's state-controlled Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras) said on Monday it had sealed a joint venture with Murphy Exploration & Production Company to explore oil and gas fields in the Gulf of Mexico, according to a securities filing.Petrobras received $795 million for the deal…

New Jersey Board of Public Utilities Backs Offshore Wind

Dec 02, 2018

The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) is remaining committed to supporting the state’s goals of generating 3.5GW of offshore wind by 2030 and reaching 100% of renewable energy by 2050.The Offshore Wind Supply Chain Networking Event…

McDermott Wins Subsea Work from Shell

Nov 27, 2018

McDermott International, Inc. announced Tuesday it has been awarded a contract from Shell Exploration and Production Company, a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell plc, for new subsea umbilical and flowline installation at the Great White Frio development in Alaminos Canyon Block 857 in the U…

Damen: New Fast Crew Supplier for US Market

Nov 26, 2018

Damen Shipyards Group has unveiled a new vessel design geared toward the developing offshore wind market in North America: the Fast Crew Supplier (FCS) 3410 service accommodation and transfer vessel (SATV).The new design builds on Damen designs…

Fieldwood Optimistic About Gulf of Mexico

Nov 23, 2018

Just a few short years ago, few had heard of Fieldwood Energy. In five short years, the privately-held company purchased properties and assets when Apache, SandRidge and Noble Energy exited the area.Now, Fieldwood says it is the largest leaseholder in the Gulf of Mexico…

Rowan Drillship Swap

Nov 21, 2018

U.S. offshore drilling contractor Rowan announced on Wednesday that its charter contract with Fieldwood Energy for the Rowan Reliance will be transferred to the Rowan Resolute under the same contractual terms, which includes a one-year, firm term plus three 90-day options…

Chevron: First Oil From Big Foot

Nov 21, 2018

U.S. supermajor Chevron announced that its operated Big Foot deepwater project in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico has started crude oil and natural gas production.The field is located approximately 225 miles (360 km) south of New Orleans, La., in a water depth of approximately 5…

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