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Deepwater Leads in Discovered Oil and Gas

Jul 12, 2019

Half of the 6.7 billion barrels of oil equivalent (boe) new conventional oil and gas discoveries in the first half of 2019 were deepwater finds, signalling a return for explorers to high-risk frontier deepwater plays, said analyst Rystad Energy.Year-to-date average monthly discovered volumes above 1.1 billion boe reflect an uptick of approximate 35% compared to the 827 million boe seen in 2018, according to Rystad's mid-year review…

Drilling Activity Buoyant in Norway

Oct 16, 2019

The number of wells drilled could challenge all-time high levels by the end of the year in the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS), while global offshore exploration activity has been flat year-to-date.Rystad Energy expects that this high activity…

Digitalization: Oil Industry Could Save up to $100Bln

Oct 08, 2019

The global oil and gas industry can save as much as $100 billion through automation and digitalization in the 2020s, energy research firm Rystad Energy said.'As much as $100 billion can be eliminated from E&P upstream budgets through automation and digitalization initiatives in the 2020s…

Subsea Market on the Rise in 2019

Sep 24, 2019

Subsea equipment and SURF– subsea, umbilicals, risers, and flowlines – are the best-performing segments, with growth rates exceeding 10% on a yearly basis in the second quarter of 2019.Rystad Energy announced that the subsea market is definitely on the rise in the oilfield service sector…

OFS Sector Expected to Take a Hit

Sep 12, 2019

Lower oil prices will push the global oilfield services (OFS) sector into a recession in 2020 after three successive years of growth, according to Rystad Energy.In a new sector outlook update, Audun Martinsen, head of oilfield services research at Rystad Energy…

38 New UK Offshore Projects in 3 Years

Sep 04, 2019

The final investment decisions (FIDs) could be reached on as many as 38 new UK offshore projects over the next three years, representing $22.6 billion in greenfield expenditure if UK prospective resources live up to expectations.Rystad Energy…

UK Offshore Wind Attracts Investments

Aug 12, 2019

Power companies including Ørsted, Vattenfall, Innogy, SSE and Scottish Power and financial investors such as infrastructure and pension funds are active in UK offshore wind power, said Deloitte.Japan, China and other countries in Asia are also showing increasing interest in the market…

NYPA Study on EU Offshore Wind Models

Aug 12, 2019

The New York Power Authority (NYPA) has released a report focused on learning from the European offshore wind sector.European offshore wind transmission models as a guide will help New York head towards its 9GW by 2035 goal.European nations have together installed nearly 16…

NYSERDA Selects 5 Offshore Wind Projects

Aug 08, 2019

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) has selected five multiyear projects that will further study environmental and commercial fishing topics in support of responsibly developing offshore wind.The projects totaling more than $2 million advance Governor Andrew M…

Japanese, Australian Firms Join for FLNG Project

Jun 17, 2019

Australia's Transborders Energy  announce it has entered into a Joint Study Agreement with Japanese utility  Kyushu Electric Power Co., Inc. and its affiliate Kyushu Electric Australia Pty Ltd (Kyushu).  The Joint Study Parties will work together…

Offshore: New Project Pace Quickens

Jun 12, 2019

As the oil and gas industry comes out of the recent downturn, E&P companies are tempted to chase the rewards of higher oil prices by accelerating the sanctioning of new projects.However, haste can lead to less certainty of what the ultimate cost of any given project will be…

Collaboration to Support Offshore Wind

Jun 07, 2019

Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind, a 50:50 joint venture between Shell and EDF Renewables North America, has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Rutgers University to advance ocean research and monitoring that will support offshore wind development…

Gulf of Mexico Oil Production Hits Record

Jun 03, 2019

Oil production in the US Gulf of Mexico (GoM) is poised to set new records in the imminent future, said Rystad Energy.Royal Dutch Shell started producing oil and gas this month at its Appomattox platform in the deepwater GoM several months ahead of its expected startup in 3Q 2019…

UKCS Investments On the Rise

May 31, 2019

North Sea operators and contractors are investing across people, R&D, technology and new markets to support continued growth, said a new report.The 30th Oil and Gas survey, conducted by Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Fraser of Allander Institute and KPMG UK…

Trade War Puts LNG Projects at Risk

May 16, 2019

The escalation of the trade war between the US and China could jeopardize several LNG mega projects that are awaiting final approval, said Rystad Energy.China announced on Monday that it will raise the duty on imports of US liquefied natural…

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