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GE Oil & Gas and Alpha Petroleum to partner on North Sea’s Cheviot oil field

Alpha Petroleum, which is backed by upstream oil and gas investment firm Petroleum Equity, today announces an agreement with GE Oil & Gas to partner on the advancement of the subsea infrastructure for the Cheviot oil field, one of the largest undeveloped fields in the UK North Sea with 55 MMbbl of oil and 20 MMboe of future gas production.

Wood Group signs long-term, global agreement with Hess Corp.

Hess Corporation has signed a non-exclusive, 10-year global agreement with Wood Group to provide engineering, project management, construction, commissioning, operations & maintenance, integrity management, subsea, and decommissioning services.

Trump proposes $204.9 million budget for BSEE in 2018

President Donald Trump has proposed a $204.9 million Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 budget for the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE).

Subsea Systems Institute launches digital upstream project

The Subsea Systems Institute (SSI) announces that, in partnership with Endeavor Management and World Oil, it will sponsor an industry-based initiative focused on adapting the broad area of digitalization to the upstream oil and gas industry.

Petrobras starts production on platform P-66 in Santos Basin's pre-salt Lula Field

Petrobras and its partners in the BM-S-11 Consortium have started producing oil and natural gas from the Santos Basin’s pre-salt Lula Sul field.

Wild Well purchases subsea capping equipment from Shell EP Wells Equipment Services

Wild Well Control, Inc., a well control and engineering services company, has purchased subsea capping equipment from Shell EP Wells Equipment Services B.V.

ACE Winches, Scantrol AS provide combined active heave compensation solution to Saipem

Leading global deck machinery specialist, ACE Winches has successfully delivered and engineered a back deck solution for Saipem. Working to a tight deadline of three and half weeks, ACE Winches worked in conjunction with Scantrol AS to supply a deck machinery solution which included an Active Heave Compensation winch and A-frame solution that will be used as an auxiliary deepwater deployment system for subsea equipment.

Bollinger's 4,000-ton drydock arrives in Algiers, La.

Bollinger Shipyards has announced the arrival of the drydock Mrs. Jody, with a total lifting capacity of 4,000 tons at Bollinger Algiers in Louisiana.

Wood Group awarded conceptual engineering contracts for Chevron's Tigris, Anchor

Wood Group has signed a 10-year master services agreement (MSA) with Chevron that allows them to deliver conceptual engineering, pre-front-end engineering design (pre-FEED), FEED, detailed design and procurement services in multiple locations across Chevron’s global onshore and offshore asset portfolio.

2H Offshore launches JIP to drive intelligent efficiencies

2H Offshore, riser and conductor specialists in subsea services group Acteon, is pleased to announce the launch of the STREAM (STeel Riser Enhanced Analytics using Measurements) Joint Industry Project (JIP), which will see 2H Offshore work with operators to find efficiencies for the industry.

Heerema Fabrication Group secures contract for Peregrino II jacket

Heerema Fabrication Group has been awarded the Procurement & Construction contract of the Peregrino II jacket by South Atlantic Holding B.V. on behalf of the Statoil Peregrino II project.

Republican window to roll back Obama's rules closes at 14-1

Republicans efforts to rescind a myriad of Obama-era rules ended with 14 regulations eliminated from the books but one late failure.

BSEE highlights Arctic collaborations on response technology possibilities

The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement provided the latest details on its efforts to improve oil spill response technologies at the Arctic Oil Spill Response Research and Technology Workshop April 26.

Exxon Mobil awards EPCI contract to Saipem for Liza field in Guyana

Saipem has been awarded a new EPCI contract for the SURF package of the proposed Liza project operated by Esso Exploration and Production Guyana Limited, an affiliate of Exxon Mobil.

Petrobras enters its fourth expansion cycle, credits pre-salt

Petrobras is entering the fourth expansion cycle in its history as it ramps up its production in the pre-salt layer. This is a major milestone for the company, achieved by overcoming challenges, developing technologies and building up technical capacity.

Cooperation between Libra consortium partners reduces project's break-even price

Intense collaboration between the Libra area’s partners to develop technologies needed to maximize value has cut the project’s break-even price by approximately $13/bbl.

Enpro supports operator, achieves record time for first oil

Enpro Subsea has revealed details of how its unique subsea architecture was used for the first time by an operator in the Gulf of Mexico and was a contributing factor to the organization achieving first oil production in under 12 months – a record time for the client.

InterMoor UK expands decommissioning services

InterMoor Ltd, a leading provider of mooring services, foundation solutions, and offshore installations in subsea services group Acteon, has added rigless well abandonment capabilities to its UK-based services.

Siemens to develop digital solutions for Aker BP as part of long-term partnership

Siemens will deliver advanced digital solutions for Aker BP’s future field development projects as part of a long-term partnership between the two companies focused on the design, supply and installation of electrical, instrumentation, control and telecom systems—from the preliminary phase to first oil.

2017 Offshore Technology Conference concludes, more than 64,700 attend

Offshore energy industry experts and leaders from across the world came together at NRG Park in Houston 1–4 May for the 2017 Offshore Technology Conference (OTC).