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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…

Ocean Infinity to Conduct AUV Surveys for Petrobras

Jan 16, 2019

U.S. based seabed survey and ocean exploration company Ocean Infinity announced Wednesday that its Brazilian partner has been awarded a contract to provide high-resolution hydrographic mapping services to Brazilian national oil company Petrobras…

​​​​Petrobras Wants to Operate 3 Blocks in 6th Pre-salt

Jan 14, 2019

Brazil state-run oil firm Petroleo Brasileiro SA said on Monday it plans to exercise its preferential rights to operate three blocks in the next pre-salt deep water auction, due later this year, under a production-sharing contract scheme.In a statement…

New Petrobras Chief Wants to Oust Board Members

Jan 11, 2019

The new chief executive of Brazil's Petroleo Brasileiro SA is pushing for the ouster of two of the state-controlled oil company's board members, three people with knowledge of the matter said on Friday.Roberto Castello Branco is seeking the resignation of two Petrobras board members…

WoodMac Bullish on Gulf of Mexico

Jan 11, 2019

The outlook for the Gulf of Mexico for 2019 continues to improve.Earlier this week, BP made public plans to expand its Atlantis field, reported new discoveries near its Na Kika platform, and credited a breakthrough in seismic imaging with identifying…

Setback for Ophir Energy in Equatorial Guinea

Jan 10, 2019

London-listed Ophir Energy has suffered a major setback on its offshore investment plan in Equatorial Guinea after the country's Ministry of Mines and Hydriocarbons (MMH) declined the company's request to extend Block R licence that expired on December 31…

Saipem to Advance Shell's FlatFish Technology

Jan 09, 2019

Italian oil and gas contractor Saipem said it will work with Shell to further enhance key features of the oil major’s proprietary subsea autonomous vehicle, FlatFish.Since March 2018, Saipem has been the sole developer of FlatFish technology for Shell…

TechnipFMC Scores Contract for BP's Atlantis Phase 3

Jan 09, 2019

TechnipFMC announced Wednesday it has been awarded an engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) contract by BP for the Atlantis phase 3 project in the Gulf of Mexico.TechnipFMC did not specify the exact value of the contract…

DeltaTek Wins Multi-well Contract with Energean

Jan 09, 2019

Well construction specialist DeltaTek Global announced Wednesday it has been awarded a contract from Energean Oil and Gas to support well construction at the Karish deepwater project offshore Israel.DeltaTek said it will provide optimization…

BP: New Tech Unlocks 'Significant Growth' in GoM

Jan 08, 2019

BP announced Tuesday it will move forward with its $1.3 billion Atlantis Phase 3 development after recent breakthroughs in advanced seismic imaging and reservoir characterization revealed an additional 400 million barrels of oil in place at the Gulf of Mexico’s third largest oil field…

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