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Petrobras Cancels Sale of Deepwater Assets in Sergipe-Alagoas Basin in Brazil

May 16, 2022

Brazilian oil company Petrobras has decided not to sell its deepwater assets in the Sergipe-Alagoas Basin offshore Brazil, originally put up for sale in 2018.The company said Saturday it had decided to conclude the competitive process, which was in the binding phase…

Odfjell Drilling Takes Over Management and Marketing of SFL's West Hercules Drilling Rig from Seadrill

May 12, 2022

Norwegian offshore drilling contractor Odfjell Drilling will take over the management of the SFL-owned West Hercules semi-submersible drilling rig from rival Seadrill.Odfjell Drilling said Thursday it had signed a deal with SFL Corporation to…

U.S. Asked Brazil's Petrobras If It Could Boost Oil Output; It Said No

May 10, 2022

U.S. government officials in March asked Brazil's state-run oil company Petrobras whether it could increase crude output after Russia's invasion of Ukraine sent global prices soaring, three people with knowledge of the matter told Reuters. They came away empty-handed…

Guyana in 'No Rush' to Draft New Offshore Oil Production Sharing Agreement

May 06, 2022

Guyana is in 'no rush' to draft a new production sharing agreement (PSA) for offshore oil development, its Natural Resources minister told Reuters, reversing a year-long drive to devise new rules for future output.The government of South America's…

LLOG to Develop Two Deepwater GoM Discoveries Using Refurbished Offshore Platform

May 04, 2022

U.S. Gulf of Mexico-focused oil and gas company LLOG on Wednesday announced the planned development of the Salamanca floating production facility to be used to develop two offshore discoveries in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.The company said that…

Pipeline Operator Genesis Energy to Increase Deepwater Gulf of Mexico Footprint

May 04, 2022

Genesis Energy will increase its footprint in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico with expansion of an existing pipeline system and construction of a new line, it said in its first-quarter earnings report on Wednesday.Genesis will spend about $500…

Brazil Looking to Auction Ametista Deepwater Oil Block in 2022

May 04, 2022

Brazil's government is trying to add the 12th block to an auction of oil exploration areas expected later this year, an Energy Ministry official said on Tuesday at the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) in Houston.The Ametista block is located…

TechnipFMC Gets Notice to Proceed, Wins More Work at Exxon's Yellowtail Project Offshore Guyana

May 03, 2022

Oilfield services giant TechnipFMC has secured an additional contract and received notice to proceed from ExxonMobil for its Yellowtail development in the Stabroek Block offshore Guyana.The newly announced, 'significant' flexibles contract covers…

BP to Ramp up Oil Output, Launch U.S. Gulf Platform Argos in 2022

May 03, 2022

Oil major BP BP.L expects to double crude output from its Thunder Horse project in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico and inaugurate its latest production platform by the end of this year, a company executive said on Monday.The company, which is betting on 'lower-carbon…

Production Sharing Contracts Signed for Sepia, Atapu Offshore Oil Fields in Brazil

Apr 28, 2022

Brazilian oil and gas company Petrobras has signed production sharing contracts with its partners for the Atapu and Sépia oil fields, offshore Brazil.For Atapu, the PSCs were signed with Shell (25%) and Total Energies (22,5%). For Sépia, PSCs were signed with TotalEnergies (28%)…

Exxon Makes Three New Oil Discoveries in Guyana, Boosts Reserves

Apr 26, 2022

Exxon Mobil Corp on Tuesday said it found oil in three new wells drilled off the coast of Guyana, raising recoverable oil and gas potential from its discoveries to nearly 11 billion barrels.The discoveries continue a run of exploration successes that date to 2015…

Seadrill, Sonangol JV Wins 10-well Offshore Drilling Contract in Angola

Apr 25, 2022

Offshore drilling firm Sonadrill, a 50:50 joint venture between Seadrill and an affiliate of Sonangol, has secured a ten-well contract with options for up to eight additional wells in Angola for the West Gemini drillship.The total contract value…

Brazil: Petrobras, Equinor Start Production from Two Offshore Wells under Roncador IOR Project

Apr 20, 2022

Brazilian oil company Petrobras has brought online the first two wells of the increased oil recovery (IOR) project at Roncador project offshore Brazil, almost five months ahead of schedule and at half of the planned cost, Equinor, Petrobras' partner in the project…

Maersk Drilling's Rig Nets One-year Contract Extension at INPEX's Ichthys Field in Australia

Apr 19, 2022

Danish offshore drilling company Maersk Drilling has won a contract extension for its ultra-deepwater semi-submersible rig Maersk Deliverer with Inpex in Australia.The extension, of an undisclosed value, is for drilling services at the Ichthys field in the Browse Basin offshore Western Australia…

Brazil Auctions 59 Oil Blocks; Shell, TotalEnergies, 3R Among Winners

Apr 13, 2022

Brazil on Wednesday granted 59 exploratory blocks of oil and natural gas to 13 companies, including Shell, TotalEnergies and 3R Petroleum.The auction totaled 422.4 million reais ($90.10 million) in signature bonus, registering a premium of 854…

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