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Why Senegal's Offshore Licensing Round is Significant

Jan 29, 2020

The long awaited first ever offshore licensing by Senegal has finally been launched as the West Africa country inches closer to achieving its national medium- and long-term hydrocarbon sector investment plan and drive to transform the upstream resource into a source of clean electricity generation…

Kosmos Hits Duster at Gulf of Mexico Offshore Well

Jan 29, 2020

Kosmos Energy has completed drilling the Oldfield exploration well in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, and the well failed to find oil.Oldfield was designed to test a sub-salt Miocene prospect located in Mississippi Canyon, targeting approximately 10 mmboe net to Kosmos which owns 40 percent in the block…

Gazprom's TurkStream Pipeline Hits 1 BCM Milestone

Jan 28, 2020

Russian gas giant Gazprom has supplied its first billion cubic meters of gas via the TurkStream gas pipeline in the Black Sea, just weeks after the official opening.Of that amount, about 54 percent went to the Turkish gas market and some 46 percent was delivered to the Turkey-Bulgaria border…

U.S. Offshore Rig Count Bumped Up

Jan 27, 2020

The U.S. weekly offshore rig count rose by one unit last week, Baker Hughes' weekly rig count report released on Friday showed.According to the report, there were 21 offshore drilling rigs active in the U.S. during the week, up from 20 during the previous week…

Chevron to Ditch Indonesian Deepwater Development Stake?

Jan 24, 2020

U.S. oil giant Chevron Corp is considering selling its participating interest in the Indonesian Deepwater Development (IDD) gas project, the company said on Friday, as it makes sweeping changes to cut costs and streamline operations. No final decision has yet been made…

Worley Lands Total's North Platte FPU FEED

Jan 23, 2020

French oil major Total has awarded Worley a FEED contract for the North Platte field development in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.The offshore oilfield project, which marks the return by Total to the GoM as the operator, will be developed using a semi-submersible floating production unit…

Edison Spuds Egypt Offshore Well

Jan 22, 2020

Oil and gas exploration firm Edison has reportedly started drilling operations at its North Thekah concession offshore Egypt.According to what appears to be Edison's press release circulated online, Edison started drilling on January 18, 2020 in the Mediterranean Sea block…

Brazil to Overhaul Rules for Subsalt Auctions

Jan 20, 2020

Brazil's government is considering an overhaul in the rules for auctions of subsalt oilfields, a senior official told newspaper Valor Economico.Special secretary to the Economy Ministry Waldery Rodrigues told the newspaper the government could…

Exxon to Load First Crude from Guyana This Weekend

Jan 17, 2020

The first-ever cargo of Guyana's crude for export is scheduled to begin loading this weekend so the oil can be processed at Exxon Mobil's refining system, the company told Reuters on Friday.Exxon has so far made 15 discoveries of oil reserves in Guyana…

Eni, Total Win Three Angola Blocks

Jan 16, 2020

Italian oil major Eni and France's Total were among the successful bidders for rights to develop three offshore blocks in Angola out of 10 auctioned late last year, the country's petroleum regulator said on Thursday.Eni and Total won operator…

Pacific Drilling Must Pay $320M for Rig Order Cancellation

Jan 16, 2020

A London arbitration tribunal has ordered offshore drilling company Pacific Drilling to pay $320 million to Samsung Heavy Industries for a 2015 drillship order cancellation.Pacific Drilling had ordered the Pacific Zonda ultra-deepwater drillship from Samsung in 2013…

Petrobras Puts Two Deepwater Assets Up for Sale

Jan 16, 2020

Brazilian oil company Petrobras is looking to sell two sets of deepwater concessions offshore Brazil.The company on Wednesday started the opportunity disclosure stage for the sale of its entire stake in the deepwater concessions Golfinho Cluster and Camarupim Cluster…

Major Offshore Project in Senegal Reaches FID

Jan 15, 2020

Senegal could as well be on the way to joining the league of top African oil and gas producers in the next three years after developers of one of the most profound offshore discoveries announced reaching a final investment decision (FID).The Rufisque Offshore…

Offshore Energy Enters New Investment Cycle

Jan 14, 2020

The offshore oil & gas industry is witnessing the beginning of what could be a new investment cycle as worldwide activity is ramping up.Rystad Energy, the energy research and business intelligence company, said  that offshore investments would climb 8% in 2020…

Modec Eyes Major Brazil Contracts

Jan 14, 2020

Japanese floating equipment maker Modec Inc is looking to win one or two major platform contracts per year in Brazil as it aims to grow in the country's offshore oil boom, a senior executive told Reuters.A string of contracts in recent years has made Brazil a key market for the firm…

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