WorldOil McDermott bags EPCI project offshore Qatar McDermott International has been awarded a large project for a new jacket, temporary deck and replacement umbilical by Qatar Petroleum for the North Field Alpha gas development, offshore Qatar. Technip awarded flexible pipe contract for Lula Alto field in Brazil Technip was awarded a subsea contract from Tupi BV for the ongoing development of the Lula Alto field, in the Santos basin pre-salt area, Brazil. Parsons acquires T.J. Cross Engineers Engineering firm Parsons has acquired T.J. Cross Engineers, Inc., a privately held oil and gas industry professional services firm specializing in engineering, design, and consulting services. BP joins Occidental in Mexican hesitation after crude plunge Mexico’s hopes of replicating the U.S. offshore oil boom rest on authorities sweetening contract terms after prices collapsed, according to prospective drillers, as preliminary terms being offered by Mexico “need to be a little more competitive,” according to the CEO of BP. Brent oil retreats from 2015 high; premium over WTI narrows Crude fell from its highest close this year in London on concern a global surplus will linger. U.S. oil futures narrowed their discount to Brent after an industry survey was said to report a slowdown in stockpile gains. LetterOne closes RWE Dea deal The LetterOne Group and RWE AG have completed RWE’s sale of RWE Dea AG to LetterOne. Tullow Oil drops on concern Ghana dispute may halt activity Tullow Oil Plc, an energy explorer in Africa, fell to a one-month low in London trading after saying Ghana could be ordered to suspend drilling in an offshore area where it operates. Statoil chooses Allseas vessel to install Johan Sverdrup topsides Oil drops as gain in Saudi Arabian output boosts OPEC production Oil fell after the first monthly gain since June as Saudi Arabia stepped up production, lifting OPEC’s output beyond its collective quota for a ninth month. Wood Group Kenny appoints new CEO ABERDEEN, United Kingdom -- Wood Group Kenny (WGK) has appointed Bob MacDonald as CEO, effective April 6. MacDonald moves into the role from his position as WGK regional director for the North Sea. Maersk nets contract for ultra-deepwater drillship Maersk Voyager Maersk Drilling has been awarded a contract from Eni Ghana Exploration and Production Ltd., an Eni subsidiary, for employment of the newbuild drillship Maersk Voyager.