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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…

Cutting Completions Costs with a Single Trip

Dec 21, 2018

While the offshore industry has focused on cutting costs, Weatherford – known primarily as a land-based completions company – has invested heavily in building an offshore completions line.Mark Hopmann, Weatherford’s Completions president, says…

Momentum Building Offshore Senegal

Dec 20, 2018

Performance of Senegal’s offshore oil and gas market appears to be gaining momentum as the West African country moves to shed the tag of being an uncertain prospectivity to join the region’s league of oil and gas producers as more international…

US Crude Inventory Drops for Third Week

Dec 20, 2018

U.S. crude inventory declined again last week. The latest weekly survey by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) indicates an inventory fall of 0.5 million barrels in the week ended December 14. While only a small drop, it is the third decline in a row…

Hybrid Riser Tackles the Deepwater Pre-salt

Dec 19, 2018

The Brazilian oil and gas market has begun to heat up again with the resumption of the pre-salt block tenders, leading a range of service companies to gear up to offer a variety of new technologies aiming to help operators overcome the technological…

Tech, New Finance Model Trimming Drill Risk

Dec 18, 2018

A 78-percent refund on exploration aside, drilling is now so “cheap” in Norway, that the drill bit has become the preferred method for newcomer oil companies to get astride some production — quickly.That’s the verdict of Aker BP’s new head of exploration…

Building Bridges of Trust for Oil Spill Response

Dec 14, 2018

An oil spill response workshop in Houma, La., earlier this month was the first of five such information gathering sessions the Sea Grant Oil Spill Science Outreach Program has planned in coastal areas. The year-long project, which began in July…

Total Ramps Up Mauritania Offshore Assets

Dec 13, 2018

French supermajor Total SA has been awarded two new blocks covering 14,175 square kilometers, offshore Mauritania by the natural resource-rich country's Ministry of Petroleum, Energy and Mines hence boosting the integrated oil and gas company's…

​​​​Crude Inventory Drops Again, Brent Stays Around $60

Dec 12, 2018

U.S. crude inventory declined again last week, reducing fear of a repeat 2014/16 oil glut occurring. The latest weekly survey by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) indicates a small inventory fall of 1.2 million barrels in the week ended December 7…

Mongstad Leak Suggests Corrosion, Inspection Need More Cash

Dec 11, 2018

If your outfit is all about leak detection, then you might want to call Norwegian energy company Equinor.The Stavanger-based outfit faces a reported 650,000 manhours and a $60-million bill this year and next for corrective work on pipes and valves at its 40-year-old Mongstad refinery alone…

Improper Procedure Led to Platform Fire

Dec 07, 2018

A November 2017 explosion on an offshore production platform, a July 2018 platform diesel generator fire, and an August 2018 leak of 70 gallons of emulsion breaker into the Gulf of Mexico were the focus of a spate of safety bulletins and alerts…

Crude Inventory Growth Reverses

Dec 07, 2018

U.S. crude inventory declined last week. The latest weekly survey results by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) indicate a fall of 7.3 million barrels in the week ended November 30. This follows a 10-week streak of crude inventory…

Cote d'Ivoire Deepwater Development Moves Forward

Dec 06, 2018

Independent crude oil and natural gas producer Canadian Natural Resources (CNR) and its joint venture partner in Cote d'Ivoire, Svenska Petroleum, plan to commence the fourth phase of the development of the deepwater Espoir asset in 2019, on…

Petrus: Brazil's Local IMR Specialists

Dec 05, 2018

Specialized offshore services provider Petrus Group was founded in Macaé, on the North Coast of Rio de Janeiro, the acknowledged oil capital of Brazil in 2009, during the oil boom caused by the early pre-salt discoveries. The company has since grown steadily in Brazil…

Norway Spending Surges

Dec 04, 2018

New North Sea, Baltic Sea pipeline adds to Norway’s $20.5 billion 2019 spendNorway — that most capital-intensive of oil provinces — will see investments offshore increase by $2.34 billion in 2019, after a year that saw seven oilfield projects…

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