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Oceaneering to provide ROV, survey and associated services for Mærsk Supply Service

Oceaneering International, Inc., announced that it has entered into a long-term agreement with Mærsk Supply Service A/S to provide eight work-class remotely operated vehicles (ROVs), survey and associated services, including subsea tooling, engineering, communication and data solutions, to support Mærsk’s global operations.

New technology center to unlock North Sea oil and gas

Today, Lord Dunlop, UK Government Minister for Scotland and Paul Wheelhouse MSP, Scottish Government Minister for Business, Innovation and Energy opened the new £180-million Oil & Gas Technology Center in Aberdeen.

BHP Billiton approves $2.2-billion investment in Mad Dog Phase 2 project

BHP Billiton has announced that the board has approved expenditure of $2.2 billion for its share of the development of the Mad Dog Phase 2 project in the Gulf of Mexico.

Eni starts production of the East Hub Development Project, offshore Angola

Eni has started production of the East Hub Development Project, in Block 15/06 of the Angolan deep offshore, ahead of development plan estimates and with a time-to-market among the best in the sector.

Halliburton introduces large bore subsea safety system

Halliburton has announced the release of the Dash Large Bore Subsea Safety System, which provides full electrohydraulic control of well safety and intervention functions.

Petrofac secures BP maintenance contract worth $25 million

Petrofac is set to build on its provision of maintenance services for BP, following the award of a three-year extension to its existing contract in the North Sea.

Eni's John Agyekum Kufuor FPSO prepares to set sail for Ghana

Eni announces that the naming ceremony of the John Agyekum Kufuor floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel was held today in Singapore.

Energean awards FEED contract to TechnipFMC for Israel's Karish and Tanin fields

Energean Oil & Gas has announced that it has appointed TechnipFMC as the Concept and Front End Engineering Design (FEED) contractor for the Karish and Tanin development program.

Eni to temporarily cede oil field control, Nigeria tells Shell

A Nigerian court has ordered Royal Dutch Shell Plc and Eni SpA to cede control of a jointly owned oil license to the government amid an investigation into how they purchased the asset.

BP Thunder Horse South Expansion starts up ahead of schedule

BP today announced that it has started up the Thunder Horse South Expansion project in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico, 11 months ahead of schedule and $150 million under budget.

Danos awarded contract for Hess Stampede platform

Danos has secured a contract to perform mechanical hook-up and commissioning (HUC) support services for the Hess Stampede tension leg platform (TLP) in the Gulf of Mexico.

Ownership interests on Norwegian continental shelf offered in APA 2016

Today, Jan. 17, offers for 56 new production licences on the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS) will be sent to 29 companies.

GE, Transocean announce performance-based service agreement

GE Oil & Gas has secured a new contractual service agreement (CSA), valued at approximately $180 million, with Transocean.

Dril-Quip acquires The Technologies Alliance, Inc. d/b/a OilPatch Technologies

Dril-Quip has acquired The Technologies Alliance, Inc. d/b/a OilPatch Technologies (OPT) for approximately $20 million.

India’s top oil producer spends $1.2 billion to buy gas block

India’s biggest oil and gas producer will pay as much as $1.2 billion to buy a majority stake in a gas field off the country’s east coast, aiming to boost production as the country seeks to cut energy imports.

Exxon to greenlight 1.4 Bbbl Guyana discovery in 2017

Exxon Mobil plans to formally approve investing in the 1.4-Bbbl Liza oil discovery off the coast of Guyana by the end of 2017.

Atwood Oceanics secures one-well contract for ultra-deepwater rig

Atwood Oceanics has agreed to a one-well drilling services contract with Woodside Energy for the ultra-deepwater rig, Atwood Osprey, offshore Australia.

BP builds gas empire with $916 million purchase from Kosmos

BP agreed to buy stakes in West African licenses held by Kosmos Energy for $916 million as the British producer builds its natural-gas business following an acquisition in Egypt last month.

Shell starts oil production from Malikai deepwater platform in Malaysia

Shell has started oil production from the Malikai tension leg platform (TLP), located 100-km off the coast of the Malaysian state of Sabah. Located in waters up to 500 m deep, Malikai is Shell’s second deepwater project in Malaysia, following the successful start-up of the Gumusut-Kakap platform in 2014. Malikai is expected to have a peak production of 60,000 bopd. As the company’s first TLP in the country, Malikai is an example of the strength of Shell’s global deepwater business, applying TLP expertise from decades of operations in the U.S. GOM.

Shell to idle two ultra-deepwater drillships as part of deal with Noble

Noble Corporation and subsidiaries of Royal Dutch Shell have agreed to amend the existing long-term contracts on three ultra-deepwater drillships.