WorldOil Baker Hughes and Akastor ASA form global offshore drilling joint venture Baker Hughes and Akastor ASA have announced an agreement to create a joint venture company that will bring together Baker Hughes’ Subsea Drilling Systems business with Akastor’s wholly owned subsidiary, MHWirth AS. Oceaneering lands integrated rig services contract in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico The work scope includes the provision of remotely operated vehicles with collocated ROV tooling and technicians, remote positioning and metrology survey resources, and installation and workover control system equipment and technicians. Offshore Technology Conference names new executive director Leigh Ann Runyan, CMP, will take over as Executive Director of the Offshore Technology Conference in mid-April. She replaces Stephen Graham, who is retiring. Runyan has extensive experience managing OTC and other large events. LLOG strikes deal with Eni and Marubeni for deepwater Mississippi Canyon tieback The agreement provides LLOG access to Eni and Marubeni Oil and Gas’ existing subsea infrastructure connected to the Williams-owned Devils Tower Spar in Mississippi Canyon 773 to optimize its development of the Taggart discovery. Turkish Petroleum mulls partnerships for multi-billion Black Sea gas project Turkey’s state-owned oil and gas company is considering partnerships and plans to raise funding this year to carry out work on the biggest natural gas discovery in the Black Sea, according to people with knowledge of the matter. THREE60 Energy awarded first international duty holder contract for Galoc Field FPSO Under the terms of the life of field contract, THREE60 Energy will carry out operations and maintenance duties on behalf of the Galoc Joint Venture, with the objective of improving performance and extending the field’s economic life. Tullow taps Maersk Venturer for long-term Ghana campaign Maersk Drilling has received a conditional letter of award from Tullow Ghana Ltd. for the provision of the ultra-deepwater drillship Maersk Venturer and additional services for a development drilling campaign at the TEN and Jubilee fields offshore Ghana. C-Innovation signs one-year contract extension with BP for Riserless Light Well Intervention in Gulf of Mexico C-Innovation, LLC announced a one-year contract extension with BP for Riserless Light Well Intervention in the Gulf of Mexico. The Island Venture and team are currently mobilized and in the field working on one of BP’s assets. Biden’s anti-oil crusade can make climate change worse America is the world’s biggest consumer of crude oil, and any restrictions of domestic production will mean more will have to be shipped in from other countries with less stringent humanitarian and environmental laws. Keppel to end oil and gas rig building, turns focus to renewables Keppel Offshore and Marine will exit the offshore rig building business, after completing the existing rigs under construction, the company said in a statement.