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Lukoil develops new technology for Arctic oil spill response

LUKOIL has developed a new technique to respond to oil spills in the Arctic waters.

Subsea UK shares knowledge and expertise with Mexico's NOC

Senior figures from Mexico’s national oil company, Pemex, have been discovering the secrets of the UK subsea sector’s success and how it has revolutionized the way in which hydrocarbons have been extracted from beneath the seabed during a fact-finding visit to Aberdeen.

Nido Petroleum reports mobilization of Deepsea Metro I drillship

Nido Petroleum Limited, on behalf of the Galoc JV partners, has advised that the drillship Deepsea Metro I has commenced mobilization from Labuan, Malaysia, to the Galoc-7/7ST well location in Block C1 of Service Contract 14, offshore the Republic of the Philippines.

TechnipFMC awarded Shell contract for Kaikias subsea equipment

TechnipFMC has been awarded a contract by Shell Offshore Inc., a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell PLC (Shell), for the delivery, integration, and installation of the subsea production system (SPS) and subsea riser, jumper and flowline (SURF) equipment for phase one of the Kaikias deepwater project in the Gulf of Mexico.

EMGS reports $3.7 million in Barents Sea data licensing

Electromagnetic Geoservices ASA (EMGS) has announced that the Company has entered into agreements involving data licensing (prefunding and late sales) related to 3D EM data in the Barents Sea, Norway.

Statoil reinforces exploration strategy with 13 new leases in GOM

Statoil successfully bid on 13 leases in the U.S. Department of the Interior’s central region Gulf of Mexico lease sale 247, which took place on March 22. The company was the high bidder on all but two of the leases targeted, securing a stake in all of its main priorities.

Anadarko announces multi-billion-dollar capital program

Anadarko Petroleum Corporation recently announced its 2017 initial capital program of $4.5 to $4.7 billion along with its 2017 initial capital expectations and guidance.

ONGC to invest $10 billion in deepwater projects off India's east coast

India’s Oil & Natural Gas Corp. is wading into deep waters, where energy giants BP Plc and Reliance Industries Ltd. found a sea of trouble.

Gulf of Mexico lease sale yields $275 million in high bids

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke today announced that Lease Sale 247 for oil and gas parcels in the Gulf of Mexico garnered $274,797,434 in high bids for 163 tracts, covering 913,542 acres in the Central Planning Area of the Outer Continental Shelf offshore Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama.

Eni awarded two new blocks offshore Ivory Coast

Eni today announced that it has obtained majority stakes in two new exploration blocks off the shore of the Ivory Coast. The two blocks are located approximately 50 km from the country’s coastline.

GE Oil & Gas expands global footprint with new facility in Ghana

GE Oil & Gas has opened a new facility in Takoradi Port, Ghana, expanding its global footprint and supporting local investment. The company committed to deliver more than 45,000 training hours for Ghanaian personnel over the next five years, as it seeks to build a world-class team locally.

JDR, Proserv form strategic alliance in West Africa

JDR, a supplier of subsea cables and umbilicals for the global offshore energy industry, has expanded its presence in West Africa through a partnership agreement with Proserv Instrumentation Nigeria Ltd.

Bristow forms new search and rescue consortium for Gulf of Mexico

Bristow U.S. LLC today announced that it has been awarded a contract with Shell Offshore, Inc., a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell (Shell), for medevac and search and rescue (SAR) services in the Gulf of Mexic

EnerMech wins Technip Oceania pre-commissioning subcontract in Australia

EnerMech has been awarded a pre-commissioning subcontract by Technip Oceania Pty Ltd, part of TechnipFMC in Australia, on the Shell Australia-operated Prelude FLNG project.

Borr Drilling to acquire 15 jackups from Transocean in $1.35-billion deal

Borr Drilling has announced the signing of a Letter of Intent with Transocean for the acquisition of 15 high-specification jackup rigs.

Vryhof launches offshore engineering unit

Vryhof and its business unit Deep Sea Mooring (DSM) have launched a new engineering unit to support the company’s offshore oil & gas, renewables and aquaculture operations across the globe.

Fugro continues hunt for hydrocarbon seeps in U.S. Gulf of Mexico

In collaboration with multi-client geoscience data company, TGS, Fugro continues to map the seafloor in the Gulf of Mexico to pull together a complete picture of geological features, including hydrocarbon seeps.

BP reports send-off of second Shah Deniz 2 platform jacket

The Shah Deniz consortium is pleased to announce the sail away of the second jacket for the Shah Deniz Stage 2 platforms. The Quarters and Utilities (QU) platform jacket sailed away to the Shah Deniz contract area in the Caspian Sea from the Heydar Aliyev Baku Deepwater Jackets Factory (BDJF) ahead of schedule on March 15.

Total starts production on deepwater Congo field

Total has started production from the Moho Nord deep offshore project, located 75 km offshore Pointe-Noire in the Republic of the Congo. The project has production capacity of 100,000 boed.

Nalcor Energy issues EOI for future use of Bull Arm Fabrication

Nalcor Energy has issued a request for Expressions of Interest (EOI) across local, national and international markets to invite and assess interest for the potential use of the Bull Arm Fabrication facility, following the completion of Exxon Mobil Canada Properties lease in March 2018.