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US Crude Inventory Remains High

Feb 12, 2019

U.S. crude inventory has been hovering between 430 and 450 million barrels since early December — and remains around 6% above the five year average for this time of year.But there are indications that crude supply is beginning to decrease. U…

EU Takes Aim at Offshore Pipelines

Feb 11, 2019

Nord Stream 2 — the Gazprom company building a pipeline from Russia to Germany — said Monday it was too early to tell what effects, if any, proposed new EU rules for offshore pipelines might have on their project or those of others aiming to bring gas to Europe…

Seabed Acquisition Seeing Healthier Spend

Feb 08, 2019

The seismic market is rebounding in fits and starts from its low point a year ago, and seabed acquisition is seeing a healthier spend than towed streamer acquisition, according to ION.“The seabed acquisition business was growing well before the downturn…

Total Scores in Second Try Offshore S.Africa

Feb 07, 2019

Four years after French major Total SA suspended the search for natural gas off the Southern coast of South Africa, it was good news this week for the company's shareholders and partners when the exploration and production giant announced the successful drilling of its Brulpadda well…

Does Subsea Need More Consolidation?

Feb 06, 2019

Following “big consolidation activity” within the subsea industry in 2016 and 2017, slowed merger and acquisition action in 2018 has created challenges for the sector, according to Mike Beveridge, managing director at energy investment banking firm Simmons Energy…

Sete to Sell Drilling Units for the Pre-salt

Feb 06, 2019

Sete Brasil was created in 2010 to manage the construction of 28 drilling units in Brazilian shipyards to fulfill Petrobras contracts to drill its pre-salt plays, at a time when Petrobras unrealistically planned to be the sole pre-salt operator…

Seismic Uptick Suggests New Wave of Recovery

Feb 05, 2019

Amid mixed reports on the health of the offshore supply chain, the underreported seismic services segment — a bellwether of eventual market growth or decline — is showing signs that another wave of market recovery is just a year away.Oslo-based…

Oil Spill Calculator Predicts Oil Movements

Feb 01, 2019

The Deepwater Horizon oil spill changed a lot of the thinking about subsea blowouts, including how to predict the movement of the oil and gas.“One thing that was clear early on during the Deepwater Horizon was that dissolution of oil into water was a major process…

Tanzania Offshore Puts Off Potential Suitors

Jan 31, 2019

Tanzania could be preparing for yet another licensing round of its offshore oil and gas blocks in the second quarter of 2019, more than four years after the last auction did not yield the anticipated results on the back of the country's complex regulatory regime…

Project Azul Phase II Ready to Launch

Jan 30, 2019

The massive Libra pre-salt area, which was originally believed to contain at least volumes of between 8 billion and 12 billion boe, started production at the end of 2017. Located within the Santos Basin, over 200 kilometers off the coast of Rio de Janeiro…

Equinor’s Grand Plan Could be Grander

Jan 28, 2019

An area of rich oilfields in the southern North Sea off Norway appears set to become the next large-scale development to awe and shock observers for being a possible “fast-track” project in a mature area thought to have seen its best days.Norwegian offshore operator…

Wood Brings a Regional Focus Globally

Jan 25, 2019

Wood is using a global yet regional approach to complete offshore projects around the world.Kent McAllister, Wood’s president for capital projects upstream & midstream, called Equinor’s Peregrino 2 project a good example of that kind of global yet regional approach…

Changing the Rules of the Game in Africa

Jan 24, 2019

Africa's offshore oil and gas potential remains largely unexploited, and 2019 may turn out to be a good indicator on whether countries with shallow-, deep- and ultra-deepwater hydrocarbon resources can make headway in attracting exploration and production investments…

Analyzing the Petrobras & Total Strategic Alliance

Jan 23, 2019

Total is an acknowledged subsea and deepwater exploration and production (E&P) pioneer, having begun to explore subsea technology in the late 1960s, and being one of the early players in the deepwater scene with the Girassol field located in Block 17…

Anchor Handlers Dearth a Sign of Tightening Rig Market

Jan 21, 2019

A brief lull in winter weather across the North Sea over the weekend imperceptibly tightened the spot market for anchor-handling tug supply vessels (AHTS), until there were no vessels left for oil companies to charter.That spot tightness in AHTSs…

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