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Karoon's Marina-1 Well Offshore Peru Disappoints

Feb 17, 2020

Karoon Energy's Marina-1 deepwater exploration well, in the Z-38 license offshore Peru, has come up dry and will be plugged and abandoned.Tullow, Karoon's partner in the project said Monday that the well had reached Total Depth 'and has not encountered significant hydrocarbons…

Pacific Drilling Working on Samsung Rig Case Appeal

Feb 12, 2020

Offshore drilling rig operator Pacific Drilling is working to appeal a recent ruling according to which the company must to pay $320 million to rig builder Samsung Heavy Industries.As previously reported by OEDigital, a London arbitration tribunal…

Total CEO Dismisses Tullow Takeover Idea

Feb 11, 2020

Total Chief Patrick Pouyanne dismissed the idea it might buy its partner in East Africa and Guyana, Tullow Oil, whose share price slumped to 19-year lows in December over a string of bad news, stoking takeover speculation.Total is a partner…

Oceaneering Scores Angola RLWI Gig with BP

Feb 11, 2020

Oil major BP has awarded subsea services specialist Oceaneering a contract for the provision of riserless light well intervention services in Angola.Oceaneering, which has described the contract award as meaningful, will provide the services at BP's offshore Angola Blocks 18 and 31…

Karoon's Peru Well Hits Non-Commercial Gas Volumes. Drilling Continues

Feb 11, 2020

Australia's Karoon Energy has said that it has encountered water-bearing sands and non-commercial gas shows at the shallower sections of its Marina-1 well offshore Peru.Prior to the start of drilling late in January, Karoon had said that the…

Floating Production Rebound Continues

Feb 10, 2020

Activity in the deepwater sector took a huge hit in the second half of last decade as a result of a global oil demand/supply imbalance, downturn in oil prices, hiatus in Petrobras production floater orders and large industry cutbacks in upstream spending…

Europe Leads Global Activity Surge

Feb 10, 2020

A slew of reports so far this year suggest a confluence of the right factors for a strong, sustained surge in contracting activity — especially in drilling — seems to be developing, at least in Europe.Several indicators were in January pointing to key some snowballing of new activity…

Diamond Offshore's 4Q Loss Narrows. Revenue Up

Feb 10, 2020

Offshore Drilling company Diamond Offshore posted a net loss of $74 million for the fourth quarter of 2019.The result is an improvement compared to a loss of $79 million in the fourth quarter of 2018, and also compared to the third quarter 2019 loss of $95 million…

Colombia: Ecopetrol, Shell in Deepwater Team-Up

Feb 07, 2020

Colombia's Ecopetrol and Anglo-Dutch energy giant Royal Dutch Shell have teamed up to develop three blocks in the Caribbean, the state-owned oil company said on Friday. Under the deal, Shell will acquire a 50% operating-stake in the Fuerte Sur…

BHP to Search for O&G Offshore Barbados

Feb 07, 2020

Anglo-Australian oil and mining giant BHP has obtained 'effective offshore exploration licenses' to search for oil in the waters off Barbados.The Barbados Government Information Service informed this week that the Caribbean country's government…

Egypt: BP to Bring Raven Project Online by 2020 End

Feb 05, 2020

BP's phase three of the $12 billion West Nile Delta project offshore Egypt will come online by the end of this year, nearly 12 months behind the earlier scheduled deadline, the company said in a conference call this week.The third phase includes the development of the Raven field…

UPTIME Wins Access Solutions Deal for BP's Tortue Ahmeyim Project

Feb 05, 2020

UPTIME International has been awarded a contract to provide access solutions for BP's Tortue Ahmeyim project offshore Mauritania and Senegal.The contract, awarded by Eiffage Génie Civil Marine, is for the supply of access solutions for the LNG…

India's First Deepwater Gas Field Stops Production

Feb 04, 2020

India's D1 D3 offshore gas field, the country's first deepwater gas development to be brought online, has ceased production, Reliance and BP joint venture said Monday.The field, in Block KG D6 (KG-DWN-98/3), off the east coast of India, started producing gas in April 2009…

Oil Majors Boost Demand for Floaters

Feb 02, 2020

Demand from the world’s top oil companies for floating drilling units has climbed steadily in the past two years and is set to rise further through 2020 and 2021.According to Rystad Energy, the energy research and business intelligence company…

BPC to spud Bahamas well in April

Jan 31, 2020

Bahamas Petroleum expects to start drilling at its first exploration well offshore The Bahamas in April 2020. The company said Thursday that the well, named Perseverance 1, would be drilled in April, with results expected in the second quarter of 2020…

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