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Magseis Fairfield in Mexico's First Deepwater OBN Survey

Mar 27, 2020

Offshore seismic data acquisition company Magseis Fairfield has secured a deepwater Ocean Bottom Node project offshore Mexico.According to Oslo-listed Magseis Fairfield, work is scheduled to start in the third quarter of 2020 and will take approximately 60 days…

Only a Handful of FPS to Be Ordered in 2020, Down from 18 Expected

Mar 24, 2020

Energy intelligence company Wood Mackenzie has downgraded its expectations when it comes to new orders for floating production systems in 2020, citing the oil price crash.Mhairidh Evans, principal analyst in Wood Mackenzie’s upstream supply…

Tullow Rescinds Maersk Drillship Contract

Mar 24, 2020

Oil company Tullow Oil has terminated the drilling contract with Maersk Drilling for the Maersk Venturer drillship in Ghana.Maersk Drilling said Tuesday it had received a notification from Tullow Ghana 'of early termination for convenience of the drilling contract…

Offshore Drilling: It’s Going to Get Worse Before It Gets Better

Mar 23, 2020

With the oil price crash and COVID-19, the near-term outlook for the offshore rig market is on a lot of minds. RigLogix has contacted a number of rig owners and operators and the consensus seems to be that it’s going to get worse before it gets better…

Total Renounces Rights to Deepwater Block in Mexican Gulf

Mar 21, 2020

Mexico's oil regulator approved on Friday a request by French oil company Total SA to give up its exploration and production rights to a deep water block in the southern Gulf of Mexico that the firm had won at auction in 2016.The regulator said…

Lankhorst Deepwater Mooring Lines for Liza Unity FPSO

Mar 18, 2020

Lankhorst Offshore reports it has been awarded a contract by SBM Offshore to supply the deepwater mooring lines for the Liza Unity Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) for ExxonMobil’s Liza oil field offshore Guyana, South America…

Oil Price Collapse Could Slash Offshore Drilling Budgets in Brazil by 20%

Mar 18, 2020

The recent collapse in oil prices could chop $300 million to $600 million off 2020 exploration budgets in Brazil, which has emerged as one of the world's hottest offshore oil plays, specialists at consultancy Wood Mackenzie told Reuters.Before…

Deepwater Acreage to Attract Investments

Mar 16, 2020

Deepwater acreage will continue to attract significant company interest through 2020, said a report.According to GlobalData, a significant portion of the acreage available in Q1 2020 is located in either deep or ultra-deep water, up from the previous quarter…

Fugro, NOAA Join for EEZ Mapping

Mar 10, 2020

Dutch provider of geo-intelligence and asset integrity solutions Fugro has partnered with the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Office of Ocean Exploration and Research (NOAA OER) to establish a new ‘opportunistic’ approach…

BP Taps TechnipFMC for Platina Field Subsea Hardware

Mar 10, 2020

Oilfield services firm TechnipFMC has said it won a 'significant' integrated engineering, procurement, construction, and installation contract from BP in Angola. For Technip - 'significant' contract is between $75 million and $250 million.Under the contract…

Equinor Gets Nod for Gabriel Prospect Drilling

Mar 10, 2020

Equinor Energy has received approval from the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate to drill a wildcat well in the North Sea, offshore Norway.The company will use the West Hercules semi-submersible drilling rig to drill the Gabriel prospect exploration well formally named well 35/10-5…

Shearwater in Its First OBS ROV Survey in Gulf of Mexico

Mar 09, 2020

Shearwater GeoServices has won a major Ocean Bottom Seismic deepwater ROV project by TGS and partner in the Gulf of Mexico, USA. This will be Shearwater's first OBS ROV (Remotely Operated Vehicle) survey. Irene Waage Basili, the CEO of Shearwater…

TGS, Schlumberger Team Up in GoM Survey

Mar 09, 2020

Seismic firm TGS, in partnership with oilfield services giant Schlumberger, has announced the second phase of its ultra-long offset node project in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.The phase will extend the footprint of ultra-long offset data to the…

Equinor Cleared to Use Odfjell Rig at Tordis and Vigdis Fields

Mar 06, 2020

Equinor has received regulatory approval to use the Deepsea Atlantic offshore drilling unit for operations at Tordis and Vigdis fields in the North Sea, offshore Norway.The Petroleum Safety Authority said Friday that the drilling and completion operations…

UBS Cuts Funding for New Arctic Offshore Oil Projects

Mar 06, 2020

Swiss bank UBS won't fund new offshore oil and gas projects in the Arctic, and will 'enhance due diligence' on some deepwater drilling projects.In a statement on Thursday, UBS said it had, in 2019, reduced carbon-related assets on its balance sheet to USD 1…

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