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Tullow Encounters Delays Offshore Ghana

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UK-based oil & gas company Tullow Oil Plc’s subsidiary Tullow Oil Ghana, has announced the pushing back completion of drilling of the Enyenra-14 production well in Deepwater Tweneboa, Enyenra and Ntomme (TEN) field development following revision of 2019 projection figures for this offshore project.“The completion of the Enyenra-14 production well is taking longer than anticipated and consequently will be onstream later than planned…

ExxonMobil’s Exit Not a 'Major' End in Norway

Jun 24, 2019

The withdrawal from Norway’s offshore sector of ExxonMobil appears to be underway, and the development to some looks like the start of a pullout of “international oil majors” from a sector dominated by stately player, Equinor.True, ExxonMobil’s departure is symbolic…

The Working Diamond

Jun 21, 2019

An industry that operates in some of the harshest environments in the world sometimes needs to call on the toughest material for wear parts.Enter the industrial diamond, discovered in the 1950s. Synthetic diamondcan tolerate abrasive, high-temperature…

Study Findings Boost Chariot’s Morocco Plan

Jun 20, 2019

Guernsey-based oil and gas explorer Chariot Oil & Gas has announced the completion of the development feasibility study and gas market assessment for one of its gas fields in Morocco as the company inches closer to a full-blown hydrocarbon development…

Seaspace Race Underway at Saab Subsea Docking Demo

Jun 19, 2019

A subsea space race is now officially underway in the offshore oil and gas industry following successful trials of docking and inspection operations using a commercially available underwater vehicle and Norwegian energy firm Equinor’s open-standard subsea docking station (SDS)…

Norwegian Sea Gas Province an Oil Draw

Jun 17, 2019

Equinor announced on Monday that it has discovered oil and gas in separate formations of cut by the same well, and all indications are that a new oil-heavy play in a Norwegian Sea gas province may create a rush to oil if the area’s notoriously splintered geology can be mastered…

Ivory Coast to Conclude Talks on New Contracts

Jun 14, 2019

Ivory Coast is expected to finalize the licensing procedures for six oil blocks this month with the outcome likely to boost the West African country’s drive to attract increased investment in its upstream activities and enable it double output by 2020 in line with the National Development Plan…

Turning Tide for OSV Operators

Jun 13, 2019

After a tough handful of years with an oversupplied offshore supply vessel (OSV) market, OSV companies may be finding the tide is finally turning.At the peak of the last upturn, OSV companies were ordering newbuilds to meet projected demand…

Subsea Challenges, but Also Solutions

Jun 12, 2019

The huge changes made in the industry since the downturn in 2014, through to the challenges that lay ahead and some of the solutions that could help solve them, were set out by a top tier line up ranging from oil major heads of macroeconomics…

UTC: Complex Markets and Innovation Under Focus

Jun 12, 2019

Complex macro-economic scenarios, electric vehicle growth and the value – and meaning – of digitalization were among the wide-ranging topics tackled during Day 0 at this year’s Underwater Technology Conference (UTC) in Bergen.Setting the scene…

The On-again Arctic

Jun 11, 2019

A cursory look at rig, seismic and yard activity in the world is enough to deduce that there’s more happening in the Arctic than Greens tying themselves to seventh-generation drilling units.A judge may have blocked Alaskan drilling in coastal…

Angola Could Reap from New Policy Regime

Jun 06, 2019

Angola, sub-Saharan Africa’s second largest oil producer after Nigeria, is optimistic the new fiscal and regulatory regime now in place would translate into a reversal of the country’s declining oil output and attract more private investment…

Expanding into a Temporary Abandonment Solution

Jun 05, 2019

Deepwater drilling activities require contingencies for temporary abandonment of the well, sometimes necessitated by wellhead change outs or riser work, and sometimes by Mother Nature.Existing mechanical solutions can struggle with restrictions inside the riser or seabed structure…

Asian Choices: Canadian 'Climate' or US 'Freedom' Gas

Jun 03, 2019

Canada — with its abundance of petroleum — has been surprisingly slow exporting gas anywhere other than across the border to the United States.Now, Ottawa is supporting Canada’s first export projects for liquefied natural gas (LNG) with more than words…

'Near-normal' Atlantic Hurricane Season Expected

May 30, 2019

IBM’s The Weather Company has predicted a slight decrease in the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season compared to 2018, but el Niño’s delayed advance could increase this year’s storm potential.The Atlantic hurricane season starts June 1 and runs through November 30…

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