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PetroRio Buys Chevron’s Frade Stake

Jan 30, 2019

Brazilian independent PetroRio announced Wednesday that it has acquired Chevron’s stake in the deepwater Frade field in the Campos Basin offshore Brazil for an undisclosed sum.The share purchase agreement sees the U.S. supermajor sell its 51…

Prelude FLNG's Rise

Jan 30, 2019

When at plateau production, Prelude FLNG — the world’s largest floating producer of liquefied natural gas, or LNG — will fill one shipborne cargo every week. As production ramps up from test volumes, there’s the dawning realization of a dramatic shift in LNG markets…

Total Plans Biggest Exploration Drive in Years

Jan 29, 2019

Total is launching its biggest exploration campaign for years in 2019 as part of a turnaround plan that is ditching the company's focus on risky long-shots in favor of areas known to contain commercial levels of oil or gas.The French major aims to drill 23 wells this year…

IRM at Mad Dog

Jan 29, 2019

Keeping operations humming on an oil production spar with an integrated drilling rig requires a lot of planning. The inspections, repairs and maintenance plan for the deepwater Mad Dog facility adheres to BP’s risk-based approach but is tailored…

McDermott Wins Subsea Tieback Work for Stonefly

Jan 28, 2019

McDermott International announced Monday it has secured a contract from LLOG Exploration Company to install the subsea infrastructure to support a two well subsea tieback from the Stonefly development site to the Ram Powell platform approximately…

Senegal Awards LNG, Oil Advisory Job to Doris Engineering

Jan 27, 2019

French engineering services provider Doris Engineering has been awarded an advisor contract by the Senegalese ministry of petroleum and energies for the development of oil & gas projects offshore Senegal.This two-year mission consists in reviewing…

Changing the Rules of the Game in Africa

Jan 24, 2019

Africa's offshore oil and gas potential remains largely unexploited, and 2019 may turn out to be a good indicator on whether countries with shallow-, deep- and ultra-deepwater hydrocarbon resources can make headway in attracting exploration and production investments…

Analyzing the Petrobras & Total Strategic Alliance

Jan 23, 2019

Total is an acknowledged subsea and deepwater exploration and production (E&P) pioneer, having begun to explore subsea technology in the late 1960s, and being one of the early players in the deepwater scene with the Girassol field located in Block 17…

CGG Survey Favours Gabon's Offshore Expansion

Jan 21, 2019

Geoscience company CGG is extending its Gabon multiclient data footprint with a 9,800-km offset 2D seismic survey in an unexplored deepwater area of the South basin.The integrated Geoscience company said it is building on the recent success of its 25…

Total Green-lights Ikike Oil Project in Nigeria

Jan 21, 2019

French oil group Total will approve plans to proceed with the Ikike project in Nigeria in the coming months, and also aims to expand its liquefied natural gas (LNG) project in the country, CEO Patrick Pouyanne said on Monday.Total is one of the strongest players in the African oil sector…

Anchor Handlers Dearth a Sign of Tightening Rig Market

Jan 21, 2019

A brief lull in winter weather across the North Sea over the weekend imperceptibly tightened the spot market for anchor-handling tug supply vessels (AHTS), until there were no vessels left for oil companies to charter.That spot tightness in AHTSs…

BP Goes Global with Seismic Tech

Jan 18, 2019

Buoyed by the success of seismic imaging that found an extra billion barrels of oil in the Gulf of Mexico, BP is looking to take its latest technology to Angola and Brazil.The software used in the Gulf, based on an algorithm created by Xukai Shen…

Shell Appoints Sawan as Upstream Boss

Jan 17, 2019

Royal Dutch Shell has appointed Wael Sawan to head its oil and gas production division, replacing Andy Brown who will step down after 35 years at the Anglo-Dutch company.Sawan, 44, a Canadian citizen of Lebanese origin, currently heads Shell's deepwater operations…

Petrobras 2018 Production Shy of Target

Jan 16, 2019

Petroleo Brasileiro produced an average of 2.03 million barrels per day (bpd) in Brazil last year, the oil company said in a statement on Tuesday, just below the company's target of 2.1 million bpd.Petrobras' total production of oil and natural gas was 2…

Tullow to Boost 2019 Output

Jan 16, 2019

Africa-focused Tullow Oil's production is set to grow to between 94,000 and 102,000 barrel of oil equivalent per day (boed) this year, it said in a trading update on Wednesday, from 90,000 boed last year as it increases output in Ghana.Free cash flow stood at $400 million…

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