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There’s Something Happening off Newfoundland

10 hours ago

It’s hard to nail down when it all started — perhaps when the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador opted for the Norwegian model of direct government ownership shares in its offshore oilfields.Or it might have started with Equinor’s steady build-up in the Flemish Pass and Joan of Arc basins — a big splash almost every year, buying assets, spudding successful wildcats, acquiring acreage or…

Prolonging Wellhead Fatigue Life

Aug 16, 2019

When oil and gas operators need to carry out workovers or plug and abandon a deepwater well, a primary concern is how much fatigue life remains in the wellhead.Wells from two decades ago were drilled and completed with rigs that may have been decommissioned…

A Gleam of Hope for Kenya’s Offshore

Aug 15, 2019

Kenya’s offshore oil and gas sector has remained underexplored even as the country remains optimistic of making a breakthrough in the search for more hydrocarbons based on recent growth of its upstream operations.The agreement signed last July…

What Became of the Toisa OCV Fleet?

Aug 13, 2019

In July 2017, with overall debts totaling about $1 billion, Gregory Callimanopulus led Toisa Ltd was forced into selling off its entire fleet. What followed was one of the largest and most systematic selloffs in offshore history, and for the…

Canadian OSV Owners Making Well-timed Buys

Aug 09, 2019

Canada has a well-established offshore history within the oil and gas sector, with the first offshore exploration carried out by Mobil in the Stable Island region in 1959. Today, the major areas of activity are within the Jeanne d’Arc Basin…

Subsea Bypass to Keep Sand Out of Critical Equipment

Aug 09, 2019

While operators are in the business of producing oil and gas, their wells eventually produce sand. In addition to constricting the well’s oil and gas output, sand that reaches the topsides can damage critical equipment.Preventing sand production through completions is critical…

Sirius Stuck with Ororo Development Plan

Aug 08, 2019

Nigeria-focused oil and gas development and production company Sirius Petroleum now says its license for the shallow water Ororo field in Nigeria hangs in the balance after the firm failed to launch its next phase of the field work program on…

Ocyan Waves Challenge: Investing in Innovation

Aug 07, 2019

The idea to connect Ocyan (formerly Odebrecht Oil and Gas) with startups was the main driver behind the oil company's Ocyan Waves Challenge project, as the company looks to advance its innovation efforts and nurture oil and gas technology development…

Energy Companies’ Pounding a Periodic Thing

Aug 06, 2019

Although Norway’s offshore segments took a pounding in share-price value on Monday — with every segment incurring losses — the consensus here is that fundamentals offshore are good, and a combination of general uncertainty and specific contract losses are what rocked investors starting their week…

Keeping Hydrates at Bay

Aug 02, 2019

The oil industry has a host of methods for keeping hydrocarbons moving smoothly through flowlines, depending on what might restrict production.Hydrates, or ice-like solids resulting from the combination of free water and natural gas at high pressure and low temperature…

Tower’s Financial Reprieve in Cameroon

Aug 01, 2019

London-based, independent oil and gas company Tower Resources Plc has sighed with relief after the repayment of its $750,000 short term loan facility was extended to August 31 this year to enable the company finalize arrangements for the drilling…

FPSO Boom to Challenge Supply Chain

Jul 29, 2019

Surging numbers of orders for floating production, storage and offloading vessels (FPSO) may already be straining the supply chain, including shipyards in Asia, a report out of the United States suggests.Around two dozen FPSO contracts are about to enter “decision gate”…

Downhole Cameras: A New Dimension in Wellbore Inspections

Jul 26, 2019

As oil and gas wellbores age, owners need new and better ways to gather – and understand – intelligence about the condition of their assets.Downhole cameras can be useful for finding restrictions in a wellbore during completions, and they can…

Tullow Enters Comoros Offshore

Jul 25, 2019

Multinational oil and gas exploration company Tullow Oil plc will in the next two months launch a bid to acquire 3,000 square kilometers 3D seismic survey after the firm successfully completed its entry into the Africa’s east coast volcanic archipelago of Comoros…

Eastern Med Heats Up

Jul 22, 2019

Suppliers hoping to tap the fast-warming Eastern Mediterranean energy market need look no further than the consortia submitting bids on 12 of 19 exploration blocks offshore Israel.With gas-supply deals in place with Egypt, Jordan, Greece and domestic Israeli producers…

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