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Halliburton, Trendsetter, C-Innovations form Gulf of Mexico subsea alliance

Halliburton, Trendsetter Engineering and C-Innovations today announced the companies have formed a strategic alliance to provide Gulf of Mexico (GOM) customers with technologically advanced, integrated offshore well intervention packages.

Lukoil continues field facilities construction at North Caspian

Lukoil has deployed two convoys of vessels carrying constructive elements of Phase 2 field development facilities for LUKOIL’s Caspian projects.

Schlumberger contracts with Pemex for multiclient wide-azimuth seismic survey in Campeche Basin

Schlumberger announced today that Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) has signed an agreement to license data from the WesternGeco Campeche wide-azimuth (WAZ) multiclient seismic survey in the Salina del Istmo province of the southern Gulf of Mexico.

Cementys launches offshore sensor collar for tendons, risers

Paris-based Cementys is introducing a patent-pending sensor collar that allows the offshore retrofit of sensors onto existing tendons and risers.

GE launches integrated service offering for offshore oil and gas water treatment

GE launched OnBoard, a customizable, total integrated water treatment solution and service plan for offshore oil and gas producers.

Trump to expand offshore drilling, review post-spill rules

President Donald Trump is moving aggressively to expand offshore oil drilling and to reconsider rules that safeguard the activity.

China's oil giants buoyed by higher prices as output stagnates

Oil’s recovery is helping ease the pain of shrinking output by China’s biggest energy producers.

XACT Downhole Telemetry helps operator transmit real-time downhole data from 31,000 ft

XACT Downhole Telemetry, in conjunction with a major operator in the Gulf of Mexico, recently completed a multi-run completion deployment with real-time data coverage from a record-breaking depth of over 30,000 ft onsite in the Gulf of Mexico.

World's top two shipyards signal more orders as earnings improve

The world’s two biggest shipbuilders reported profit and issued an improved outlook, indicating South Korea’s shipyards may finally be emerging from two years of restructuring.

Dresser-Rand to supply compressor trains for BP project in the Gulf of Mexico

The Dresser-Rand business, part of Siemens Power and Gas Division, received an order from BP to provide rotating equipment for the Mad Dog 2 project in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico.

Aker BP awards framework contract to Schlumberger for 4D seismic data

Aker BP has entered into a framework contract with Schlumberger for acquisition of 4D seismic data.

Customized subsea technology used in Western Australia pipeline repair

Engineering teams from UK-based subsea connector specialists Hydratight and Norwegian technologists Connector Subsea Solutions (CSS) have completed a major deepwater pipeline repair in Western Australia.

Native American tribes claim oil tankers threaten endangered orcas

Endangered killer whales in the waters west of Seattle face heightened risk from an increased traffic of tankers that will carry oil from Kinder Morgan Inc.’s $5.4 billion Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion, two Native American organizations claim in a federal lawsuit.

TechnipFMC awarded subsea contract for Exxon's Liza project, offshore Guyana

TechnipFMC has been awarded a contract by an affiliate of Exxon Mobil Corp. for the engineering, manufacture and delivery of the subsea equipment for the proposed Liza deepwater project.

Trump said to order oil drilling study off California coast

President Donald Trump will open the door to new oil and natural gas drilling in Pacific waters off the coast of California with a directive Friday that sets up a certain clash with environmentalists.

GE, Halvorsen TEC consortium to supply seawater sulfate removal unit for Johan Castberg

Marking a commercial milestone in process water treatment for the offshore oil and gas industry, Norwegian oil and gas company Statoil has selected a consortium led by GE Water & Process Technologies and Halvorsen TEC to supply a complete seawater sulfate removal unit (SRU) to help protect production wells in Statoil’s Johan Castberg project in the Barents Sea, off Norway.

NPD doubles resource estimate for Barents Sea

According to the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate’s new calculations, the undiscovered oil and gas resources in the Barents Sea are twice as large as previously assumed.

Gazprom Neft drills first multi-hole "fishbone" well on Russian Arctic Shelf

The first-ever, multi-hole “fishbone” well involving multiple horizontal branches has been drilled and commissioned at the Prirazlomnaya offshore rig — the only project on the Russian Arctic shelf at which commercial oil production is currently ongoing.

Aqualis Offshore contracted to provide Bahrain floatover

Aqualis Offshore has been contracted by South Korean OCEANUS Co. Ltd. to provide specialist floatover services for an LNG regasification platform topside offshore Bahrain.

New ABS guidance addresses dropped objects

ABS, provider of classification and technical services to the offshore industry, has provided a systematic approach to dropped object management and prevention.