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'We Won't Just Weather the Crisis, We'll Come Out Stronger,' SBM Offshore CEO Says

May 14, 2020

SBM Offshore, one of the world's largest FPSO solutions providers, on Wednesday slightly reduced 2020 guidance due to uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and the low oil price environment, but the CEO is optimistic the company will not just weather the storm…

Three Firms Compete for Dorado FPSO FEED. WHP Shortlist 'Soon'

May 14, 2020

Australian oil and gas company Santos, with its partner Carnarvon, is progressing works on the development of the Dorado oil field off W. Australia, with pre-FEED contracts for the FPSO awarded to three 'world-class' contractors. The final investment decision date however…

Premier Oil Shelves $1.8B Falkland Islands Offshore Project

May 13, 2020

UK-based oil and gas operator Premier Oil has said it has suspended the Sea Lion-1 oil project offshore the Falkland Islands.The company said the $1.8 billion offshore oil project would be suspended to minimize ongoing spend in light of the current market conditions…

Norwegian Firm Nets Anna Nery FPSO Topside Modules Job

May 11, 2020

Norwegian offshore EPC contractor Aragon has won a contract to deliver topside modules for Malaysia-based Yinson's Anna Nery FPSO that will produce oil from Petrobras' Marlim field in Brazil.The Bergen-based company, part of Singapore's SembMarine…

Ghana Instructs Eni and Local Producer to Combine Oil Fields

May 08, 2020

Ghana has directed Eni SpA and Springfield E&P to begin talks to combine their adjacent oil and gas fields, according to a letter seen by Reuters.The April 9 letter from Energy Minister John-Peter Amewu to the two companies says seismic data indicates that Eni's Sankofa offshore field…

Guyana's Liza Phase 2 on Track for First Oil in 2022

May 08, 2020

Liza Unity, an under-construction FPSO that will be Guyana's second offshore facility in production, remains on schedule for first oil in 2022, Hess Corp. said Thursday.Guyana became an oil-producing nation in December 2019, when Exxon brought online the Liza Destiny FPSO…

New CEO for Aker Energy

May 08, 2020

Aker Energy, a Norwegian oil company focused on Ghana's offshore resources, has appointed a new CEO.Aker ASA, Aker Energy's parent company, said Friday in its first-quarter report that Håvard Garseth took over as Aker Energy's CEO in April.Prior…

HydroWing, Tocardo Working on Tidal-Energy-to-Hydrogen Project

May 06, 2020

UK-based HydroWing and Dutch tidal energy developer Tocardo are working on a solution that will convert tidal energy into hydrogen, store it and offload it - similar to an FPSO in the oil and gas industry - to overcome the intermittency as well as the transportation issues…

Brazil Oil Production Rose in March Despite Pandemic

May 04, 2020

Brazil produced 2.973 million barrels per day of oil in March, up 0.1% from February and up 16.1% from the same month a year before, national oil regulator ANP said on Monday.The figures suggest that production cuts announced at the end of March…

Guyana Has No Plans to Cut Crude Output

May 04, 2020

Guyana has no plans to cut crude output despite a plunge in oil prices, the government's top energy official said on Monday, adding that shutting down production could prove costly and harm future output.Mark Bynoe, the director of the Department of Energy…

Yinson Welcomes Sumitomo as Partner in Brazil FPSO Project

Apr 28, 2020

Malaysian FPSO supplier Yinson has signed a deal with Japan's Sumitomo for the latter's participation in the Marlim FPSO project.Yinson said Thursday that the two companies concluded an agreement for their participation in the charter, operations…

Short-Term Extension for BW Offshore FPSO Ahead of Lay-Up

Apr 28, 2020

FPSO leasing company BW Offshore has secured a short-term contract extension with Petrobras for the floating production storage and offloading unit BW Cidade de Sao Vicente.'BW Offshore has received a notice from Petrobras that they exercise…

Equatorial Guinea: 30 FPSO Workers Test Positive for Coronavirus

Apr 27, 2020

Thirty workers at an offshore oil platform in Equatorial Guinea, operated by ExxonMobil have tested positive for the new coronavirus, two sources close to the ministry told Reuters, one of the largest reported clusters in the sector so far.It…

KrisEnergy Sues Rubicon

Apr 27, 2020

KrisEnergy, a Southeast Asia-focused oil company, has started proceedings against FPSO owner Rubicon at the High Court of Justice Business and Property Courts of England and Wales.The oil company is reacting to a claim recently made by Rubicon demanding a $2…

Johan Castberg FPSO Turret Mooring System Complete

Apr 27, 2020

Dutch company SBM Offshore has announced the sailaway of the last two modules for the Turret Mooring System built for Equinor's Johan Castberg FPSO which will, once completed, be deployed in the Barents Sea, offshore Norway.The modules will…

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