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US Lease Sale a Test for Drilling Demand

Mar 20, 2019

The Trump administration will hold its fourth major auction for oil and gas leases in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday, in a fresh test of demand from drillers that have lately been shying away from the region.The outcome of the lease sale…

Pemex Plans to Triple Drilling this Year

Mar 19, 2019

Mexico's national oil company Pemex plans to triple the number of wells it will drill this year, the company's chief executive said on Monday, in a bid to grow crude output and reverse more than a decade of declining production.The government…

Pemex CEO Questions Ratings Downgrade

Mar 18, 2019

The chief executive of Mexican state oil company Pemex on Monday questioned credit agency downgrades to the firm's debt, saying the same agencies had not acted when the company's investment and oil exploration activity diminished under past governments…

Rising US Oil Clout on Show in Houston

Mar 15, 2019

A glance at the attendee list at one of the world's largest energy industry events in Houston this week left little question about the growing influence of the United States over global oil politics.Present: top U.S. diplomat Mike Pompeo. Absent: leading Saudi and Russian officials…

Magseis Fairfield Wins Gulf of Mexico Work

Mar 15, 2019

Oslo based offshore seismic services provider Magseis Fairfield said on Friday that it has received a contingent letter of award (LOA) for a three months data acquisition program for an unnamed client in the Gulf of Mexico.The survey is scheduled to begin in the third quarter of 2019…

OPT Inks Deal with US Operator

Mar 13, 2019

Ocean energy solutions developer Ocean Power Technologies (OPT) said it has signed a master service contract governing work with an unnamed offshore oil and gas operator within the U.S. and the U.S. outer continental shelf, including the provision of goods and services…

SeaBird Scores Contract Extension

Mar 12, 2019

SeaBird Exploration announced Tuesday that its contract for the Eagle Explorer with CGG has been extended by approximately 80 days for another survey in Northern Europe. The contract is now firm until August 15, 2019, with further options for CGG to extend with up to 60 days…

Trump Requests $200.5 Mln for BSEE, $193.4 for BOEM

Mar 11, 2019

U.S. President Donald Trump's proposed fiscal year (FY) 2020 budget submitted to Congress on Monday includes $200.5 million for the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) and $193.4 million for the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM)…

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…

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