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Market Report: 'Transformation' on the Horizon in the Offshore Rig Market

Aug 02, 2021

The offshore drilling rig market is showing remarkable signs of recovery despite having faced severe headwinds of late. Throw the “green” rig revolution and further consolidation into the mix, and the next few years could be a period of real transformation for the industry.Rewind to July 2020, oil and gas companies were cancelling rig contracts left, right, and center. Many campaigns that were not…

Yinson to Conduct pre-FEED for TotalEnergies' Suriname, Angola FPSOs

Jun 09, 2021

Malaysian FPSO specialist Yinson has been selected by TotalEnergies, to conduct preliminary Front-End Engineering Design (“pre-FEED”) for two FPSOs to be installed in Block 20/21 in Angola and Block 58 in Suriname. The Angola project FPSO is…

Market Report: FPSOs ... Charting the Path Ahead

Feb 15, 2021

COVID-19 will continue to skew the floating production systems market for the coming 24 months, while buying power for a large portion of FPSO contracts will be centered in Brazil and Guyana/Suriname. These two areas are expected to account…

Risky Bet: NOCs Risk Wasting $400B as Energy Transition Accelerates

Feb 09, 2021

State-owned oil companies could squander about $400 billion on investments in the next decade on new oil projects that will struggle to turn a profit as the world shifts away from fossil fuels, a non-governmental organization said on Tuesday…

Solstad on a Roll: Scores Vessel Charters in India, Australia

Dec 17, 2020

Just hours after announcing three contracts for its platform suppliers in the North Sea and Suriname, Norwegian offshore vessel operator Solstad Offshore released a separate statement on Thursday, announcing charters for three construction vessels…

Noble Corp: New Rig Deals in UK, Extensions in Qatar and Suriname, Cancellation in Vietnam

Jul 10, 2020

Offshore drilling company Noble Corp. has secured contracts in the UK North Sea with CNOOC and Total, extensions for rigs in Qatar and Suriname, and a contract cancellation in Vietnam.In the UK, China's CNOOC has awarded a four-month contract for the Noble Sam Hartley jack-up rig…

Total Wins Woodmac's 'Most Admired Explorer' Award

Jul 06, 2020

French major Total has been named the upstream industry’s most-admired explorer, an accolade awarded in conjunction with Wood Mackenzie’s annual Exploration Survey.  Dr. Andrew Latham, Vice President, Global Exploration Research, at Wood Mackenzie…

Petronas Hires Maersk Developer Rig for Suriname Drilling

Jun 30, 2020

Malaysian oil company Petronas has hired Maersk Drilling's semi-submersible drilling rig Maersk Developer to drill in Suriname.The contract is for a one-well exploration campaign in Block 52 offshore Suriname. Maersk Drilling said Tuesday the contract was expected to start in Q3/Q4 2020…

Petronas Farms Out Part of Suriname Offshore Block to Exxon

May 19, 2020

Malaysian oil and gas company Petronas has completed the farm-down of a 50% stake in an offshore Suriname block to a subsidiary of ExxonMobil.The offshore block, known as Block 52, is located north of the coast of Paramaribo, Suriname’s capital city…

New Offshore Acreage Licensing to Drop 60% in 2020, Rystad says

Apr 15, 2020

Newly licensed offshore oil and gas exploration acreage is likely to fall by about 60% and onshore acreage by 30% compared with 2019 levels, Rystad Energy has said, as the Norwegian energy market analytics company expects more than half of the…

GAC Steps up in Guyana

Apr 05, 2019

GAC has opened its newest company in the South American country of Guyana in response to demand for professional shipping and logistics support following the discovery of large reserves of oil and gas in its waters.Bordered by the Atlantic to the north…

IMO Assists Cuba in Spill Preparedness

Nov 16, 2018

Cuba is the fourth Caribbean country to receive International Maritime Organization (IMO) assistance on spill preparedness in recent weeks, following similar events in Mexico, Suriname and Trinidad & Tobago.An IMO-funded workshop on ‘National…

Guyana Puts Oil Auctions on Hold

Sep 25, 2018

Guyana has put planned oil auctions on hold as the impoverished South American country works to establish a Department of Energy to oversee the energy boom, Minister of State Joseph Harmon said on Monday.Since 1999, Guyana has awarded a group…

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