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Transocean: $830M Drilling Contract for Ultra Deepwater Drillship

Dec 28, 2018

While the late 2018 oil price swoon has put a damper on an otherwise positive year for offshore energy markets, Transocean Ltd. (NYSE: RIG) ends the year on a positive, signing a construction management contract, as well as a five-year drilling contract with Chevron USA…

Africa's FPSO Market Destined for Growth

Dec 27, 2018

Despite the lingering volatility of global commodity prices, Africa's offshore oil and gas industry has continued to expand, albeit not as fast, opening up more market opportunities for floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel manufacturers and suppliers…

First-of-its-kind Well Stimulation in the Caspian

Dec 26, 2018

BP announced Monday that a newly retrofitted vessel has been launched to be used for acid stimulation activities in 17 selected wells in its operated Azer-Chirag-Gunashli (ACG) offshore field, marking a first-of-its-kind project for the region…

Ghana Exploration Licensing Round Attracts Global Majors

Dec 24, 2018

Sixteen oil and gas firms have submitted applications for one or more of five Ghanaian offshore blocks in the West African country's first exploration licensing round, its energy ministry said.The interest is a major vote of confidence in Ghana…

Caspian is Key for Lukoil

Dec 24, 2018

Alexander Oboronkov leapt at the chance to work on the Filanovsky platform after it was launched in 2016, keen to see Russia's largest Caspian Sea oilfield in action.The Filanovsky oilfield, along with the nearby Korchagin and Rakushechnoye fields…

Petrobras Suspends New Divestments

Dec 21, 2018

Brazil's state-controlled Petroleo Brasileiro SA will suspend any new divestment initiatives in oil exploration or production, the company said on Thursday, following a Supreme Court decision.The decision suspended an agreement between Petrobras…

BP Green-lights Greater Tortue Ahmeyim Project

Dec 21, 2018

BP and its partners announced on Friday that the green light has been given for the first phase of the Greater Tortue Ahmeyim project off the coast of Mauritania and Senegal.The cross-border development, a first for the two West African nations and Africa's deepest offshore project at 2…

Momentum Building Offshore Senegal

Dec 20, 2018

Performance of Senegal’s offshore oil and gas market appears to be gaining momentum as the West African country moves to shed the tag of being an uncertain prospectivity to join the region’s league of oil and gas producers as more international…

Eni Makes Discovery Offshore Indonesia

Dec 19, 2018

Italian oil and gas company Eni has discovered more gas near the Merakes field offshore Indonesia.Eni said on Wednesday it successfully drilled a well in the East Sepinggan block offshore Kalimantan to a depth of 3,400 m MD in 1,592 m of water…

Hybrid Riser Tackles the Deepwater Pre-salt

Dec 19, 2018

The Brazilian oil and gas market has begun to heat up again with the resumption of the pre-salt block tenders, leading a range of service companies to gear up to offer a variety of new technologies aiming to help operators overcome the technological…

CNOOC Plans Exploration Spending Boost

Dec 18, 2018

China's CNOOC Ltd indicated a renewed commitment to oil and gas exploration on Tuesday as its chairman said it would raise spending to a record while signing strategic exploration agreements with nine firms for the South China Sea.The strategic…

BP Nears FID at Platina Field Offshore Angola

Dec 17, 2018

Angola’s Sonangol and British supermajor BP on Monday signed an agreement to progress to final investment decision (FID) for the development of the Platina field in the BP-operated deepwater Block 18, offshore Angola.Platina would be BP’s first…

Brazil Council Approves Sixth Round Pre-salt Auction

Dec 17, 2018

The Brazilian energy advisory council on Monday approved the sixth-round auction for Brazil's coveted pre-salt offshore oil area to be held next year, the energy ministry said.The auction will include the two new blocks of Southwest Sagittarius…

Aasta Hansteen Comes On Stream

Dec 17, 2018

Production from the Aasta Hansteen gas field in the Norwegian Sea began Sunday, opening a new region for gas export to Europe, Norway's Equinor announced Monday.The Aasta Hansteen field, named after the Norwegian feminist, social commentator…

Pemex Eyes Shallower Waters

Dec 17, 2018

Mexican state-run oil giant Petroleos Mexicanos will focus on existing shallow water assets and refining next year at the expense of riskier, deepwater projects under a new government that has vowed to turn around the ailing company.The 2019…

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