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Equinor Wraps Drilling of Offshore Well for CO2 Storage

Mar 05, 2020

Equinor, with its partners Shell and Total, has completed the drilling of confirmation well 31/5-7 Eos south of the Troll field in the North Sea. The purpose was to determine the suitability of the reservoir in the Johansen formation for CO₂ storage…

Sandvik Wins Mero Steel Tube Umbilical Order

Mar 03, 2020

Sandvik reports it has won the first large-scale stainless steel umbilical tube order in Brazil’s pre-salt Mero oilfield.Mero is an expansive pre-salt oilfield in the Santos Basin offshore Rio de Janeiro with immense oil production potential…

Subsea 7 to Tie Murphy's Discoveries to King's Quay FPS

Mar 03, 2020

Offshore installation contractor Subsea 7 on Tuesday said it had won a contract from Murphy Oil for the provision of the subsea installation services related to the Samurai, Khaleesi, and Mormont developments in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.The contract…

Maersk Drilling Scores One-Well Rig Deal in Egypt

Mar 03, 2020

Danish offshore drilling contractor Maersk Drilling has secured a one-well contract for the semi-submersible rig Maersk Discoverer offshore Egypt with an unnamed client.The contract has an estimated duration of 21 days and is expected to start in March 2020…

Total Aims to Grow Brazilian Oil Production

Mar 02, 2020

French oil company Total plans to invest between $600 million and $700 million per year in Brazil for oil exploration and production through 2024, newspaper Valor Economic reported on Monday.Total's global chief for oil and exploration, Arnaud Breuillac…

FPSOs: The New Business Model

Feb 29, 2020

As New Year 2020 unfolds, there are 21 floating production, storage and offloading units (FPSO) on order, and unlike a year ago, these — and not floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) — are the unheralded story. Driven by a decent price for oil…

Wood to Design Chevron's Anchor Offshore Platform

Feb 28, 2020

Engineering company Wood has secured a multimillion-dollar engineering design project for Chevron’s Anchor deepwater development in the Gulf of Mexico.The scope of the project included the preliminary, front end engineering and design (Pre-FEED)…

Exxon Taps Ocean Infinity to Survey the Stabroek Block

Feb 28, 2020

Subsea marine robotics company Ocean Infinity said it has been awarded a contract with ExxonMobil, for high-resolution autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) geophysical and geotechnical data acquisition within the promising Stabroek block offshore Guyana…

Lebanon Set to Spud Its First Offshore Well

Feb 26, 2020

Lebanon's much-delayed search for offshore oil and gas is set to begin on Thursday with the results from its first exploratory well expected in the next two months, the chairman of the Lebanese Petroleum Administration (LPA) said on Wednesday…

Wintershall Cuts Balderbrå Discovery Estimate After Appraisal Duster

Feb 26, 2020

Wintershall Dea Norge has reduced the size estimate of its Baldebra discovery in the Norwegian Sea, after an appraisal well near the 2018 gas find proved dry.The 6604/5-1 gas discovery was proven in Upper Cretaceous reservoir rocks (the Springar Formation) in 2018…

Wintershall Dea, Capricorn Get Approvals for Norwegian Wildcats

Feb 25, 2020

Norwegian offshore safety regulator PSA Norway on Monday gave its approvals for offshore exploration drilling plans by Wintershall Dea Norge and Capricorn Norge. Wintershall Dea Norge, a Norwegian subsidiary of the German company Wintershall Dea…

Shell Working on FID for Mars Pipeline System Expansion

Feb 21, 2020

Shell Midstream Partners LP expects to take final investment decisions on expanding its Mars crude oil pipeline system in the Gulf of Mexico in the first half of the year, Chief Executive Kevin Nichols said on Thursday.Shell has seen significant interest from oil producers as the 600…

Aker Energy, Yinson Sign Pecan FPSO LoI

Feb 21, 2020

Norwegian oil and gas company Aker Energy has signed a letter of intent with Malaysian FPSO provider for the delivery of an FPSO for Aker Energy's Pecan oil field offshore Ghana.Subject to a firm contract signing, Yinson will get the deal for…

Where Next for Exploration in Asia Pacific?

Feb 18, 2020

The drill bit still plays a key role across the region, with exploration increasingly the domain of national oil companiesReports of the death of exploration have been greatly exaggerated. Since the 2014 oil price downturn, the industry has re-imagined exploration…

Transocean Drilling Revenues up at $792M

Feb 18, 2020

Transocean, the world's largest offshore drilling contractor, said that its total contract drilling revenues were $792 million (total adjusted contract drilling revenues of $839 million), compared with $784 million in the third quarter of 2019…

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