WorldOil Equinor awards drilling contract for Fram, Askeladd licenses Equinor (formerly Statoil) has awarded Odfjell a contract for drilling two times three production wells for the Fram and Askeladd licenses by using the Deepsea Atlantic rig. Odfjell has also been awarded a master framework agreement (MFA). Peru repeals Tullow Oil laws signed as Kuczynski quit presidency Peru’s President Martin Vizcarra repealed decrees permitting London-based Tullow Oil Plc to begin exploration at five offshore oil blocks, in a move criticized by the industry as creating uncertainty for investors. Shell reports large deepwater discovery in U.S. Gulf of Mexico Shell Offshore, Inc. has announced a large deepwater discovery in the Norphlet geologic play in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico with its Dover well (100% Shell). Azinor Catalyst awarded two licenses in UK government’s 30th offshore licensing round Azinor Catalyst Limited, the Seacrest Capital Group-backed EandP Company focused on the UK Continental Shelf, has announced that it has been awarded two licenses in the UK government’s 30th offshore licensing round. API: Oil and gas industry highlights preparedness for upcoming hurricane season Today, API along with PMAA, AGA, AFPM, INGAA and NOIA highlighted the steps that the natural gas and oil industry is taking to prepare its operations for the upcoming hurricane season and shared lessons learned and examples of the industry’s resilience from past hurricane seasons. Equinor awarded nine licenses in the UKCS 30th offshore licensing round Equinor (formerly Statoil) has been awarded nine new licenses in the 30th offshore licensing round, eight as operator, as announced by the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) today. Aqualis Offshore secures its first rig inspection deal in the Caspian Aqualis Offshore has been awarded a one-year service agreement with Petronas Carigali (Turkmenistan) Sdn. Bhd, to conduct drilling rig integrity inspection services for its drilling programs. Rovco attracts £1.2-million investment to launch live 3D subsea technology Subsea services company, Rovco is on track to rapidly grow its share of the global subsea market after securing a £1.2-million investment, enabling the firm to launch its advanced live 3D subsea survey system and triple its workforce. IPAA supports Interior’s efforts to remove regulatory hurdles to offshore safety Following the publication in the Federal Register of Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement’s (BSEE) proposed revisions to the Blowout Preventer Systems and Well Control Rule, IPAA Senior V.P. of Government Relations and Political Affairs Dan Naatz praised the bureau’s work on revising flawed regulations and advancing safer offshore industry operations. Eni completes ramp-up of production at Ochigufu field, offshore Angola Eni has completed the ramp-up of Ochigufu field, in Angola’s deep offshore, reaching the production plateau of 24,000 bpd less than two months from start-up.