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Deepwater Drillship Rates Rising

Feb 20, 2020

In another sign of improving deepwater market conditions, drillship day rates are on-the-rise from Canada to China, judging by a new report by numbers crunchers, Rystad Energy. Although not the only deepwater floaters, drillships are still on order at Asian shipyards…

Tower Resources: Farm-out Talks Progressing Well

Feb 19, 2020

Tower Resources Cameroon SA, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Africa-focused Tower Resources Plc, has hinted at good progress on the ongoing discussions with potential farm-in parties into the Thali PSC offshore Cameroon.The progress in the negotiations…

OSVs Finding Life Outside of Oil and Gas

Feb 14, 2020

Offshore vessels were designed and built to support the offshore oil and gas industry. Whether that’s platform supply vessels (PSVs) supplying offshore installations, anchor handlers (AHT/AHTS) moving mobile offshore drilling units (MODUs) and other offshore structures…

Norway: 20 Suppliers Bundled into New Company

Feb 13, 2020

North Sea private equity player, Hitecvision — the firm behind the rise of well-known E&P players and suppliers — has decided to bundle 20 of its oilfield suppliers into a well-capitalized industrial group with other-than-offshore aims.Hitec said the offshore suppliers would live on in a new…

Election Dispute Could Impact Lake Malawi O&G Exploration Efforts

Feb 13, 2020

Malawi’s 2019 Presidential election was annulled early this year by the Constitutional Court with directions to Malawi Electoral Commission asked to hold a fresh poll in five months. The question in the minds of many in the oil and gas exploration…

$4.2 Billion Indian Spending Spree Ahead

Feb 11, 2020

Projects worth $4.2 billion in capital expenditure (capex) are expected to get underwater offshore India this year and next, an event in Aberdeen this morning was told.The projects, across India’s Krishna Godavari (KG) Basin in the Bay of Bengal…

Opportunities Abound in Asia Pac

Feb 11, 2020

Decommissioning in Southeast Asia and Australia offers a US$100 billion opportunity out to 2040 with a million tonnes of steel to be removed and thousands of wells to be sealed, a business breakfast in Aberdeen was told this morning.Blair Miller…

Europe Leads Global Activity Surge

Feb 10, 2020

A slew of reports so far this year suggest a confluence of the right factors for a strong, sustained surge in contracting activity — especially in drilling — seems to be developing, at least in Europe.Several indicators were in January pointing to key some snowballing of new activity…

UK, Norway Purses Blow Wind in Equinor Sails

Feb 07, 2020

UK (and Norwegian) taxpayers are largely footing Equinor’s wind-energy success by helping the offshore oil, gas and renewables player operate a healthy profit and hand out dividends, Norwegian news reports have been trumpeting of late.It was Stavanger Aftenblad…

Egypt: BP to Bring Raven Project Online by 2020 End

Feb 05, 2020

BP's phase three of the $12 billion West Nile Delta project offshore Egypt will come online by the end of this year, nearly 12 months behind the earlier scheduled deadline, the company said in a conference call this week.The third phase includes the development of the Raven field…

Independent Operators Lead 2020 FPSO Surge

Feb 04, 2020

2020 will be a peak year for floating production, storage and offloading unit (FPSO) demand with up to 14 awards forecast in Wood Mackenzie’s base case scenario, half of which will be located offshore Latin America. Only two of these facilities are expected to be Petrobras units…

Norway Mulls Where to Draw the Line

Feb 03, 2020

A handful of Norway-based arctic oil and gas explorers and their hydrocarbon finds might be the last at today’s recognized Barents Sea’s ice edge, if an expert group’s recommendation to bring offshore activity south gains political traction…

Uptick for Subsea Tree Installs Coming

Jan 30, 2020

Increasing activity, led by scaled down, accelerated projects and subsea tiebacks is helping drive an increasing business in the subsea industry. But there’s slim chance of revisiting the boom days of 2013, the Society of Underwater Technology’s…

The Energy Transition, Stupid

Jan 30, 2020

“Fit at 50”, “life begins at 70” and “the swinging 60s” were all slogans chosen to reflect oil price market sentiment in 2017, 2018 and 2019, respectively. This year, at the Society of Underwater Technology’s (SUT) annual Global Subsea Market Outlook Business Breakfast…

FPSO Orders Continue Climb

Jan 30, 2020

The swollen number of orders felt in 2019 for floating production, storage and offloading vessels (FPSO) was, it turns out, well above the average number of yearly go-aheads seen in over the past 10 years, a new floater report says.Oil prices…

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