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Petronas to hand over Blocks 01, 02 in Vietnam's Cuu Long basin

Petronas' subsidiary PC Vietnam Limited (PCVL) will hand over Blocks 01 and 02, located at the Cuu Long basin, offshore Vietnam, to the host authority once the Production Sharing Contract (PSC) for the blocks expires on Sept. 9, 2017.

API welcomes Senate support for U.S. offshore energy development

API welcomed a letter sent by 36 U.S. Senators to Interior Secretary Zinke in support of the safe and environmentally responsible development of U.S. offshore energy resources, as the administration begins developing a new five-year offshore oil and natural gas leasing program.

Tullow plans more Ghana wells once maritime-border spat settles

Tullow Oil Plc plans to drill more wells off Ghana once a ruling on a border dispute is out of the way.

Subsea engineering firm SengS nets £1.6 million worth of contracts

A northeast engineering services firm, acquired by a private-equity backed manufacturer last year, has continued to build upon recent momentum with the announcement of new contracts worth £1.6 million.

ABIS seals agreement to support Spanish port development

ABIS Holdings Energy Services Ltd. has signed an agency agreement to support the development and operation of an offshore supply base on the Spanish island of Gran Canaria.

Faroe Petroleum reports positive results from Brasse sidetrack appraisal well

Faroe Petroleum, the independent oil and gas company focusing principally on exploration, appraisal and production opportunities in Norway, the UK and Atlantic Margin, has announced the results of the 31/7-2S Brasse sidetrack appraisal well in the Norwegian North Sea.

CARBO Ceramics builds on success in the Gulf of Mexico

CARBO Ceramics Inc. has announced that Kryptosphere HD has been utilized by all super major E&Ps operating in the Gulf of Mexico, for deep, high stress wells.

Exxon Mobil announces successful Payara-2 well, offshore Guyana

Exxon Mobil Corp. today announced that it has discovered additional oil in the Payara reservoir offshore Guyana, increasing the total Payara discovery to approximately 500 MMboe.

China backs joint energy development with Philippines in disputed sea

China's foreign minister on Tuesday said he supported the idea of joint energy ventures with the Philippines in the disputed South China Sea, warning that unilateral action could cause problems and damage both sides.

Proserv secures series of decommissioning contracts in Asia-Pacific

Energy services company Proserv has been awarded a series of contracts worth around $4 million for its well severance, platform and FPSO decommissioning services in the Asia-Pacific region.

Shell's Prelude FLNG facility arrives in Australia

Shell Australia today confirmed that its Prelude floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) facility has arrived in Australian waters.

Aquaterra Energy signs investment deal with EV

Aquaterra Energy, a leading global offshore engineering solutions provider, has secured a multi-million pound investment from EV Private Equity as the company gears up for service expansion and new technology launches.

Subsea 7 awarded contract extensions offshore Brazil

Subsea 7 S.A. has announced the award of contract extensions for three Pipelay Support Vessels (PLSVs) currently on long-term day-rate contracts offshore Brazil.

Maersk Oil completes Culzean jacket installation

The Maersk Oil operated high pressure, high temperature (HPHT) Culzean development in the UK North Sea has reached a key milestone with the safe installation of all three of the project’s jackets, on time and on budget.

Dana Gas to use AGR software for deepwater exploration in Egypt

Global energy services and technology company, AGR, has signed a SaaS (Software as a Service) contract with Dana Gas PJSC to supply the latest version of its P1 software.

Sparrows Group, SPIE seal first joint cranes contract for Total E&P Congo

Sparrows Group and SPIE Oil & Gas Services have secured their first joint delivery project, which is in West Africa, after Total E&P Congo awarded the partners the crane maintenance contract on the Moho Nord development.

African Petroleum allows lapse of sale exclusivity clause for Gambia, Senegal blocks

African Petroleum has agreed to let an exclusive agreement lapse in talks to sell oil licences in Gambia and Senegal, it said on Thursday.

Turkish Prime Minister warns Cyprus of "untimely and dangerous" energy moves

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim on Thursday warned Cyprus its moves to explore for energy around the eastern Mediterranean were "untimely and dangerous," adding that Ankara would continue to protect the rights and interests of Turkish Cypriots.

Mexico sets a date for deepwater oil, gas tenders

Mexico's oil regulator, the National Hydrocarbons Commission, set Jan. 31 as the date for the next round of auctions for deepwater oil and gas tenders in the Gulf of Mexico.

INPEX reports sail-away of FPSO Ichthys Venturer

INPEX Corp. (INPEX) announced today that the INPEX-operated Ichthys LNG Project’s floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) facility—Ichthys Venturer—sailed away on July 18 from waters near its construction site in Okpo, South Korea, en route to Ichthys gas-condensate field offshore Western Australia, following the completion of shipyard commissioning and preparation work.