WorldOil Shell moving ahead in Mexico deepwater, with production to wait for a new government Shell is pushing ahead on its massive deep-water drilling plan in Mexico, even as it doesn’t foresee production starting under the current government. Equinor decides against Great Australian Bight exploration Equinor ASA has dropped plans for oil drilling deep in the ocean off Australia’s south coast following a sustained campaign from environmentalists who said the project posed too big a risk to the marine ecosystem. Regional Report: Brazil Short-term gains; long-term questions Innovative strategy increases profitability of ultra-deepwater fields To solve complex issues related to developing deepwater reserves in the GOM, a common-sense approach utilizing appropriate technology enables operators to profitably capture critical dynamic reservoir data and increase ultimate recovery. Shell, Subsea 7 ink five-year digital transformation program The agreement will help fast-track innovation and streamline the adoption of applied technologies in areas such as marine robotics, advanced sensing, artificial intelligence and autonomous systems to address the industry’s challenges to improve safety, cost-efficiency and sustainability. BP awards Oceaneering two light well intervention projects offshore Angola BP has awarded Oceaneering a contract to provide comprehensive riserless light well intervention services offshore Angola in Blocks 18 and 31. Daily Brief podcast, Monday, February 10th At Baker Hughes' 2020 Annual Meeting in Italy, we spoke with Chuck Chauviere, the company's Vice President of Subsea Drilling Systems, about how new technologies are driving predictivity into offshore drilling, and helping to build the baseline of reliability and certainty that operators demand. Guyana slams activist group’s “cunning and calculated attack” on Exxon deal Guyana vigorously defended its oil contract with ExxonMobil after the deal was criticized by human-rights group Global Witness just a month before the country holds a general election. Driving efficiencies and value creation via electrification of subsea systems Adoption of electrically-operated subsea production architecture not only improves return on investment, but it helps operators get closer to their net-zero carbon goals as well. Introducing predictivity into offshore drilling operations Integrating people, processes, and technologies is a complex challenge in modern offshore drilling operations. From an operator’s standpoint, finding a baseline of reliability and certainty to minimize rig downtime is the primary goal.