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Blue Water Secures Logistics Deal for Noble Drilling’s Ops in Suriname

Mar 12, 2024

Blue Water Shipping, a global provider of tailor-made transport and logistics solutions, has secured a contract with Noble Drilling for its operations in Suriname, as Noble Voyager drillship embarks on an exploration campaign north of Paramaribo…

Petrobras Shares Plunge on Dividend Frustration, Downgrades

Mar 08, 2024

Shares of Brazil's state-run oil company Petrobras plunged more than 11% in opening trading in Sao Paulo on Friday, after the firm's dividend frustrated investors and triggered analyst downgrades.In a fourth-quarter earningsrelease late on Thursday…

Chevron's CEO Faces Challenges of a Lifetime with Hess Bid

Mar 08, 2024

Chevron CEO Michael Wirth is facing a head-to-head match with Exxon Mobil with his $53 billion bid for Hess and its stake in oil hotspot Guyana, and could wind up trapped in a dispute between two of South America’s biggest energy rivals.On Wednesday…

Siem Offshore Secures Contract Extension for Multi-Purpose Support Vessel

Mar 08, 2024

Norwegian offshore vessel owner Siem Offshore has been awarded a contract extension for the multi-purpose support vessel (MPSV) Siem Dorado.According to Siem Offshore, the extension secures the utilization of Siem Dorado MPSV for a period reaching towards the end of the fourth quarter in 2024…

Hess Says Reviewing Timeline for Closing of Chevron Deal

Mar 07, 2024

U.S. oil producer Hess said on Thursday it was reviewing the timeline for closing its merger with Chevron, after oil major Exxon Mobil signaled a potential counter offer for Hess's Guyana assets.Exxon on Wednesday filed a contract arbitration…

First Steel Cut for FPSO Raia in Brazil

Mar 07, 2024

The fabrication of a floating production storage and offloading (PFSO) for the Raia project in Brazil, operated by Equinor on behalf of the Raia project consortium, has officially started at Seatrium’s BrasFELS Shipyard.The strike steel ceremony…

Exxon Signals Potential Counter Offer for Hess's Guyana Assets

Mar 06, 2024

Exxon Mobil Corp on Wednesday said it filed a contract arbitration claim disputing Hess Corp's proposed sale of its Guyana oil properties, and suggested it may counter Chevron Corp's pending deal for the assets.The arbitration case seeks to…

Chevron to Become Operator of Exploration Block Offshore Uruguay

Mar 06, 2024

Challenger Energy has, through its wholly-owned Uruguayan subsidiary CEG Uruguay, entered into farm-out agreement with Chevron for the 60% interest in the AREA OFF-1 block offshore Uruguay.As part of the agreement, Chevron will acquire a 60% participating interest in the AREA OFF-1 block…

MOL and Petrobras Sign Cargo Transfer Vessels Deals

Mar 06, 2024

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) and Brazil’s state-owned energy giant Petrobras have signed a charter contract for cargo transfer vessel (CTV) SeaLoader 2, and agreed to start negotiations for a new CTV shipbuilding contract by the end of 2024.MOL signed the deal through its wholly owned subsidiary…

Brazil, Guyana, Suriname Eye More Cooperation in Oil and Gas

Feb 29, 2024

Brazil, Guyana and Suriname have agreed to deepen discussions on cooperation in the oil and gas sector, according to a joint statement released by the countries on Thursday after a meeting between their presidents.Guyana President Irfaan Ali…

Exxon's Curveball Move in Guyana Alters Chevron-Hess Deal Prospects

Feb 28, 2024

ExxonMobil's surprise challenge to Chevron's acquisition of Hess through a dispute over a stake in a major Guyana oil field could prove fruitful for the U.S. oil giant, even if it does not end up enlarging its holdings in the South American country…

ABL on Tow Job for Mero 3 FPSO’s Voyage to Brazil

Feb 28, 2024

Energy and marine consultancy ABL Group has secured a contract by POSH Projects to act as tow master to support and supervise the towage of the Mero 3 FPSO from Yantai in China to Brazilian waters.As part of its scope of work, ABL’s operations…

Brand New FPSO for Mero Oil and Gas Field Heads to Brazil

Feb 27, 2024

The floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) unit Marechal Duque De Caxias has set sail from China to its deployment site at Mero field, in Santos Basin, offshore Brazil.The Marechal Duque De Caxias FPSO set sail from China on February 24…

Energos Celsius FSRU Reaches Its Final Destination

Feb 26, 2024

Energos Celsius floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU), on a long-term for New Fortress Energy (NFE), has arrived to NFE’s LNG terminal in Barcarena in Brazil’s Pará state.The FSRU Energos Celsius was built by Seatrium and delivered to NFE in December 2023…

Exxon Considering Guyana Offshore Gas Production After 2029

Feb 21, 2024

An ExxonMobil-led consortium is considering its first offshore natural gas production in Guyana, close to the country's maritime border with Suriname, an executive at the U.S. oil and gas group said on Wednesday.Exxon, Hess Corp, and CNOO are…

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