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TechnipFMC Wins Perdido Phase 2 Scope from Shell

Oct 22, 2019

TechnipFMC said it has been awarded an integrated engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) contract by Shell for the deepwater Perdido Phase 2 development, located in the Gulf of Mexico.Arnaud Piéton, President Subsea at TechnipFMC…

Petrobras Posts Another Major Production Boost

Oct 18, 2019

Brazilian state-run oil firm Petroleo Brasileiro SA posted a significant production boost in the third quarter, as heavy investments in its deepwater, pre-salt zone showed signs of paying off.Investors and analysts have been watching the firm's production figures closely in recent quarters…

Naval Energies, SIDS DOCK to Support OTEC

Oct 17, 2019

A UN-recognized initiative Small Island Developing States (SIDS DOCK) and Naval Energies have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to support the development of marine renewable energy.Under the agreement SIDS and Naval Energies will collaborate…

China Hosts Deep-Sea Exploration Contractors Meet

Oct 15, 2019

The third annual meeting between the International Seabed Authority (ISA) Secretariat and the contractors with deep-sea exploration contracts in the international deep-seabed (the Area) concluded in Changsa, China on Sunday.Delegates gathered…

LLOG Orders 20k Trees for Shenandoah

Oct 15, 2019

US-based LLOG has ordered subsea trees designed for pressures up to 20,000 pounds per square inch (psi) for its deepwater Shenandoah development in the US Gulf of Mexico.The subsea trees, ordered from TechnipFMC on Tuesday, mark the first material…

Springfield Kicks Off Ghana Drilling Campaign

Oct 11, 2019

Springfield Exploration and Production Limited (SEP), a subsidiary of Springfield Group, has spudded the first of its new deepwater wells off the coast of Ghana.After targeting Afina-1x, the Stena Forth drillship will move to drill Oak-1x. The…

Total Says It Will Skip Brazil TOR Auction

Oct 10, 2019

Fance's Total SA, the big winner in a Brazilian auction of offshore oil concessions on Thursday, said it will not participate in a bigger auction scheduled for November 6 of the so-called Transfer of Rights area in Brazil's pre-salt region.The company's chief executive officer…

Brazil Oil Auction Draws $2.2 Billion

Oct 10, 2019

Ten companies on Thursday agreed to pay more than $2 billion for the exploration and production rights in 12 offshore oil blocks in Brazil, in what could be a promising sign for even bigger upcoming oil auctions.The most heavily sought after…

Fugro Completes GoM Surveys for Shell

Oct 10, 2019

Fugro said it has completed several deepwater geophysical surveys in the Gulf of Mexico for Shell.The project required data collection over multiple deepwater lease blocks in the greater Perdido and Mars development areas to support clearance of potential environmental…

Brazil Court Green Lights TOR Mega Auction

Oct 10, 2019

Brazil's Federal Audit Court known as the TCU unanimously approved on Wednesday the ground rules for a major auction of pre-salt oil concessions in a 'transfer of rights' (TOR) area off the country's southeastern coast.The government expects to raise 106 billion reais ($25…

Brazil's New Dawn

Oct 10, 2019

Brazil’s offshore oil and gas sector: it’s complicated, challenging and rife with opportunity.Brazil today is seeing offshore activity increase, production is on the rise, and its government has made significant strides to remove obstacles for investment…

Equatorial Guinea Says Currency Caps Will Hurt Energy Prospects

Oct 10, 2019

New currency controls enforced by the Bank of Central African States (BEAC) could ruin the oil and gas industry in the Gulf of Guinea and 'destroy' Equatorial Guinea's economy, the country's oil minister told Reuters on Wednesday.Equatorial Guinea…

Majors to Bid in Brazil's $800 Mln Oil Auction

Oct 10, 2019

BP PLC, Chevron Corp and Royal Dutch Shell PLC are among firms that will compete for exploration and production rights off the Brazilian coast on Thursday, in the first of three oil bidding rounds scheduled for coming weeks.Combined, the minimum…

Talos Deploys USI Subsea Wellhead Cap in the GoM

Oct 09, 2019

Universal Subsea Inc. (USI) announced that its patent-pending Defender subsea isolation cap was installed to the Bulleit subsea well, operated by Talos Energy in the Gulf of Mexico at a water depth of 1,300 feet.The lightweight, thermoplastic cap was landed…

Senegal Delays Oil Licensing Round

Oct 09, 2019

Senegal has delayed the launch of an oil and gas licensing round due on Wednesday until November 4 as contract documents still need to be finalized, oil minister Mahamadou Makhtar Cisse said.'We need to ensure the legal framework for investors…

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