http://www.worldoil.com WorldOil Sercel enters exclusive negotiations with LISS - Low Impact Seismic Sources https://www.worldoil.com/news/2021/5/5/sercel-enters-exclusive-negotiations-with-liss-low-impact-seismic-sources CGG announced that Sercel and Low Impact Seismic Sources (LISS) have entered into exclusive negotiations for Sercel’s acquisition of LISS. Maersk Drilling awarded one-well exploration contract for Maersk Discoverer https://www.worldoil.com/news/2021/4/22/maersk-drilling-awarded-one-well-exploration-contract-for-maersk-discoverer Maersk Drilling has been awarded a one-well contract by CGX Resources Inc., operator and joint venture partner with Frontera Energy Guyana Corp, for the semi-submersible rig Maersk Discoverer to perform exploration drilling in the Corentyne Block offshore Guyana. Exxon proposes federally-funded $100B carbon capture facility on Texas Gulf Coast https://www.worldoil.com/news/2021/4/20/exxon-proposes-federally-funded-100b-carbon-capture-facility-on-texas-gulf-coast In what would be the world’s biggest carbon carbon and sequestration project, Exxon, along with a multitude of private and public partners, would build a facility to collect emissions from refineries, petrochemical plants and other industrial facilities along the Houston Ship Channel, Joe Blommaert, president of Exxon’s new low-carbon business said in a blog post. Maersk Drilling secures four-well intervention contract for Mærsk Developer in Brazil https://www.worldoil.com/news/2021/4/20/maersk-drilling-secures-four-well-intervention-contract-for-maersk-developer-in-brazil The contract is expected to commence in the first half of 2022, with a firm duration of 110 days. The value of the firm contract is approximately USD 34m, including rig modifications and a mobilization fee. Talos Energy announces successful deepwater Gulf of Mexico exploration results https://www.worldoil.com/news/2021/4/14/talos-energy-announces-successful-deepwater-gulf-of-mexico-exploration-results Talos Energy, along with affiliates of BP and Chevron U.S.A. announced successful drilling results from the Puma West exploration project located in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico Green Canyon Block 821. U.S. Gulf of Mexico oil production set to increase through 2022, says EIA https://www.worldoil.com/news/2021/4/14/us-gulf-of-mexico-oil-production-set-to-increase-through-2022-says-eia The Energy Information Administration forecasts U.S. crude oil production in the U.S. Federal Gulf of Mexico to increase in the next two years, according to the latest Short-Term Energy Outlook. By the end of 2022, 13 new projects could account for about 12% of total GOM crude oil production, or about 200,000 barrels per day. Biden taps former BOEM chief for key Interior oil regulation role https://www.worldoil.com/news/2021/4/14/biden-taps-former-boem-chief-for-key-interior-oil-regulation-role Tommy Beaudreau, a veteran of the Interior Department who charted new restrictions for Arctic oil drilling under former President Barack Obama, is being tapped to return to the agency as its No. 2 official. Halliburton and Optime Subsea form global subsea services alliance https://www.worldoil.com/news/2021/4/7/halliburton-and-optime-subsea-form-global-subsea-services-alliance The strategic alliance between Halliburton and Optime Subsea will jointly commercialize and deploy innovative and efficient subsea interventions and controls. CGG wins three new offshore imaging projects for BP https://www.worldoil.com/news/2021/3/31/cgg-wins-three-new-offshore-imaging-projects-for-bp CGG has been awarded three major seismic imaging projects by BP, two from the deepwater Gulf of Mexico and one from offshore Trinidad and Tobago. These projects will start in Q1/Q2 this year and complete with cloud delivery of the data no later than Q4 of 2021. Novel flexible pipe overcomes challenges in pre-salt subsea developments https://www.worldoil.com/magazine/2021/april-2021/special-focus/novel-flexible-pipe-overcomes-challenges-in-pre-salt-subsea-developments An innovative technological solution has overcome flexible pipe corrosion cracking in high CO2 content fields, including Brazil’s pre-salt offshore developments. The new pipe system is verified to extend service life by at least 50%, compared to standard flexibles.