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Safer Than Other Industries

Jan 18, 2019

The oil and gas industry’s relentless focus on safety is paying off. Earlier this week, the American Petroleum Institute (API) released its Workplace Safety Report, which revealed occupational injuries and illness for the oil and gas industry…

Tullow Eyes Additional Wells Offshore Ghana

Jan 17, 2019

London-based Tullow Oil has unveiled plans to drill for oil and gas in Ghana's offshore Tweneboa Enyenra Ntomme (TEN) oil fields in the deepwater Tano Block as the company embarks on a work program that could see it increase its production in West Africa by 10% in 2019…

Decommissioning in Brazil: The New Frontier

Jan 16, 2019

With the oil and gas market heating up in Brazil, many foreign service providers are looking to set up shop in Brazil with an eye on new opportunities.Although the South American country's main attraction will continue to be exploration and production (E&P) in post-salt and pre-salt acreage…

Access to Pipelines Curbing Norway Forecast

Jan 15, 2019

The latest communique out of Norway to indicate the return of “good times” offshore also warns that post-2014 short-termism may have contributed to conditions requiring, ironically, more haste to keep production from plummeting by 2025.Noting 2018’s higher exploration well count (53 vs…

WoodMac Bullish on Gulf of Mexico

Jan 11, 2019

The outlook for the Gulf of Mexico for 2019 continues to improve.Earlier this week, BP made public plans to expand its Atlantis field, reported new discoveries near its Na Kika platform, and credited a breakthrough in seismic imaging with identifying…

Setback for Ophir Energy in Equatorial Guinea

Jan 10, 2019

London-listed Ophir Energy has suffered a major setback on its offshore investment plan in Equatorial Guinea after the country's Ministry of Mines and Hydriocarbons (MMH) declined the company's request to extend Block R licence that expired on December 31…

Lessons Learned from an I3P Review of HPHT Equipment

Jan 09, 2019

The U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) defines a high-pressure/high-temperature (HP/HT) environment as any reservoir that requires completion equipment or well control equipment with an assigned pressure rating greater than 15…

Subsea Intervention Outlook 2019

Jan 08, 2019

Subsea intervention is going to be big in 2019, just not where you were expecting. David Carr, Senior Vice President - International Development at Helix Energy Solutions Group, gives his forecast for 2019.Around this time of year, the papers are full of forecasts…

Some Services Continue Despite US Government Shutdown

Jan 04, 2019

Despite stalled negotiations between the White House and Congress over funding for a border wall, forcing a shutdown of the government that started December 22, 2018, certain services remain active, if scaled-back, including some serving the oil and gas industry…

Brazil’s Oil and Gas Market Revival in Numbers

Jan 03, 2019

Brazil’s oil and gas sector related businesses traded about R$22 billion (about US$5.6 billion) in the last two years. This figure from the National Agency for Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels (ANP) was presented during a ceremony on the balance of advances in the sector…

Sirius Pushes Back Nigeria Work Plan

Jan 02, 2019

Nigeria-focused listed oil and gas development and production company Sirius Petroleum has put off for the third time the planned spud of a second gas well in the Ororo oil field located in the prolific Niger Delta to an indefinite date after a contracted jack-up rig became unavailable…

US Crude Inventory Levels Off

Dec 31, 2018

U.S. crude inventory has leveled off after declining three weeks in a row. The latest weekly survey by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) indicates U.S. crude inventory as of December 21 was the same as seven days earlier.The past…

Offshore Wind Coming of Age

Dec 28, 2018

Eight competitive lease sales for offshore wind acreage have generated almost half a billion in revenue for the U.S. federal treasury. A dozen official leases have been awarded, with three more to be awarded following anti-competitive review…

Africa's FPSO Market Destined for Growth

Dec 27, 2018

Despite the lingering volatility of global commodity prices, Africa's offshore oil and gas industry has continued to expand, albeit not as fast, opening up more market opportunities for floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel manufacturers and suppliers…

Brazil Offshore Vessels: Year in Review

Dec 26, 2018

As the year comes to a close it is interesting to examine some of the latest developments in the offshore and maritime markets in Brazil. Data from National Union of Marine and Offshore Construction and Repair Industry (SINAVAL) shows a number…

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