http://www.worldoil.com WorldOil BSEE approves deepwater spill response single-vessel solution technology https://www.worldoil.com/news/2019/9/12/bsee-approves-deepwater-spill-response-single-vessel-solution-technology Production Technology and Services announced the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement deems the PTS-supplied temporary processing equipment suitable for use as a part of HWCG’s single vessel solution, according to the company. Sonadrill JV scores $101 million Angola drillship contract https://www.worldoil.com/news/2019/9/4/sonadrill-jv-scores-101-million-angola-drillship-contract Sonadrill, Seadrill Limited’s 50:50 joint venture with an affiliate of Sonangol, has secured a nine well contract with six options, each for one well, in Angola for the Libongos drillship. Aker Solutions launches Intelligent Subsea field design system https://www.worldoil.com/news/2019/9/3/aker-solutions-launches-intelligent-subsea-field-design-system Accelerated field development is achieved by combining Aker Solutions’ modular, optimized and configurable subsea equipment with automated design, which can reduce engineering hours by up to 70 percent. BP focuses on deepwater, shale in historic shift south from Alaska https://www.worldoil.com/news/2019/8/29/bp-focuses-on-deepwater-shale-in-historic-shift-south-from-alaska BP has closed one chapter in its U.S. business, exiting Alaska decades after transforming the state into an oil powerhouse. Now it’s time for a new phase in the company’s American story. TechnipFMC to split, spinning off onshore, offshore segments https://www.worldoil.com/news/2019/8/26/technipfmc-to-split-spinning-off-onshore-offshore-segments TechnipFMC announced its board of directors has unanimously approved its plan to separate into two independent, publicly traded companies: RemainCo, a fully-integrated technology and services provider; and SpinCo, an engineering and construction business. Equinor completes $965 million GoM acquisition from Shell https://www.worldoil.com/news/2019/8/19/equinor-completes-965-million-gom-acquisition-from-shell The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has approved Equinor and Shell’s transaction, in which Equinor exercised its preferential right to acquire 22.45% interest in the Caesar Tonga oil field from Shell for $965 million in cash. Interventek secures Trendsetter well intervention safety valve contract https://www.worldoil.com/news/2019/8/14/interventek-secures-trendsetter-well-intervention-safety-valve-contract The shear-and-seal subsea safety valves will be delivered by early 2020 for integration into Trendsetter’s MkII 15K Light Riser Intervention System. The system is scheduled for its first deployment for a major international oil and gas operator, around March 2020, as part of a subsea well intervention project in Latin America. Drilling advances https://www.worldoil.com/magazine/2019/august-2019/columns/drilling-advances Catching up with the times Talos logs two Green Canyon deepwater strikes https://www.worldoil.com/news/2019/8/8/talos-logs-two-green-canyon-deepwater-strikes Talos Energy reported successful drilling operations in its Bulleit and Orlov prospects in the Green Canyon deepwater Gulf of Mexico block as part of its second quarter 2019 earnings results. Speedcast to provide fully-managed communications onboard Seadrill’s West Bollsta newbuild https://www.worldoil.com/news/2019/8/7/speedcast-to-provide-fully-managed-communications-onboard-seadrill-s-west-bollsta-newbuild Speedcast announced that the company has been awarded a new multi-year communications and IT solutions contract on the West Bollsta semi-submersible rig, a newbuild operated by Seadrill off the coast of Norway.