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Petrobras: Binding Phase Starts for Papa-Terra Field Sale

Apr 20, 2020

Brazilian oil company Petrobras has started the binding phase for the sale of its share in the Papa-Terra field located in the deepwater area in the Campos Basin, offshore Brazil.The binding phase starts following a teaser for the sale Petrobras had announced back in February…

Petrobras Eyes Restart at FPSOs Hit by Coronavirus

Apr 17, 2020

Brazilian state-run oil firm Petrobras plans to restart operations in the coming days at two ships used in offshore oil production that suffered coronavirus outbreaks, an executive told journalists during a call on Friday.Petrobras Exploration…

Egypt's Burullus Terminates Transocean Drillship Contract Early

Apr 17, 2020

Egypt-based oil and gas company Burullus has sent an early termination notice for a drillship contract to offshore drilling contractor Transocean.In its fleet status report issued Thursday, Transocean said it had received the early termination…

Shell Restarts U.S. Offshore Platform after Pipeline Leak

Apr 17, 2020

Royal Dutch Shell Plc resumed production at its 100,000-barrel-per-day Perdido deepwater hub in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico on Tuesday, ending a days-long halt caused by an onshore pipeline leak.Perdido production would return to its usual capacity by late Wednesday…

Perdido Output Shut Due to HOOPS Pipeline Leak

Apr 13, 2020

A leak in a pipeline that carries oil from U.S. Gulf of Mexico offshore facilities has halted production at two fields, Exxon Mobil Corp and Royal Dutch Shell said on Monday.Shell said it temporarily halted production on its 100,000-barrel-per…

Noble Corp. Withdraws Guidance as Offshore Drilling Outlook Turns Bleak

Apr 10, 2020

Offshore drilling contractor Noble Corporation has backtracked on its 2020 guidance announced in February, citing the recent sharp decline of oil price due to the oil oversupply and drop in demand caused by COVID-19, as the reason.Noble Corp…

Petrobras Idles Six Platforms in Campos Basin Due to Coronavirus

Apr 09, 2020

Brazil's state-run oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA said in a letter to the workers union on Thursday that it will idle six oil and gas platforms in five fields of the Campos basin due to the coronavirus epidemic.The company said the idling…

Offshore Drillers to Lose $3B Due To COVID-19, Low Oil Prices

Apr 09, 2020

Offshore drillings contractors leasing drilling rigs to oil and gas companies are set to lose contracts worth $3 billion in combined revenue in 2020 and 2021, Rystad Energy said Thursday, citing the impact of the coronavirus pandemic and low oil prices…

U.S. Promises Royalty Relief for Offshore Drilling Firms

Apr 09, 2020

The U.S. Interior Department said on Wednesday that one oil company had begun the process of requesting relief from royalty payments on its offshore production as the industry reels from slumping prices.Lawmakers representing U.S. Gulf Coast…

Key Offshore Wildcat Wells At Risk of Being Suspended

Apr 08, 2020

At least nine of the world’s top planned exploration wells for 2020 are at risk of being suspended as a result of the blended impact of COVID-19 on oil and gas activities and the oil price war, Rystad Energy said Tuesday.These wells, the Norwegian energy intelligence firm said…

Exxon Could Delay Third Guyana Project

Apr 07, 2020

Exxon Mobil Corp said on Tuesday that production at the Payara project, its third development in Guyana, could be delayed due to delays in government approvals as the company scales back spending elsewhere due to the crude price crash.Payara's…

Petrobras in Natator Oil Discovery off Brazil

Apr 07, 2020

-Brazilian oil company Petrobras has found presence of oil at the Natator exploration well in the Campos Basin, offshore Brazil.Petrobras said Thursday that the well, in the Sudoeste de Tartaruga Verde block, was located 130 km from the city of Macaé (RJ)…

Total Sells Brunei, Sierra Leone, and Liberia Assets for $400M+

Apr 07, 2020

French oil firm Total has said it has sold assets in Brunei, Liberia, and Sierra Leone for more than $400 million, as part of its plan to divest $5B worth of assets in 2019-2020 period.The divestments announced Tuesday include non-core assets…

Wintershall Dea Discovers Oil at Bergknapp Prospect Off Norway

Apr 07, 2020

Wintershall Dea Norge has made an oil discovery at the Bergknapp prospect in the Norwegian Sea, offshore Norway.The wildcat well 6406/3-10 (as it is formally named) is located in the production license 836 S, about eight kilometers west of the…

Equinor Finds Oil at Monument Prospect in U.S. Gulf of Mexico

Apr 06, 2020

Norwegian oil firm Equinor, with partners Progress Resources and Repsol, has made an oil discovery in the Monument exploration well in the US Gulf of Mexico.The Monument exploration well found approximately 200 feet (c. 60 meters) of net oil…

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