http://www.worldoil.com WorldOil Enpro Subsea enables safe removal of ‘attic’ oil from Brent Bravo’s concrete cells https://www.worldoil.com/news/2020/10/16/enpro-subsea-enables-safe-removal-of-attic-oil-from-brent-bravo-s-concrete-cells Enpro’s patented technology enabled the safe access and removal of ‘attic’ oil from concrete storage cells at the base of the Brent Bravo platform in 140m water depth. The system, which on previous campaigns had been deployed direct from platform topsides, was this time deployed from a DeepOcean construction vessel, leading to a significant reduction in operating days per cell. CGG launches Walker Ridge reimaging program in the Gulf of Mexico https://www.worldoil.com/news/2020/10/15/cgg-launches-walker-ridge-reimaging-program-in-the-gulf-of-mexico The Walker Ridge program covers approximately 300 OCS blocks including two priority areas of significant industry interest. Advanced proprietary imaging technologies will be applied to this program to unlock the full potential of existing seismic data and provide significant uplift in subsurface imaging. Oceaneering wins Petrobras BOP tethering services contract https://www.worldoil.com/news/2020/10/13/oceaneering-wins-petrobras-bop-tethering-services-contract Oceaneering International has been awarded a BOP tethering services contract offshore Brazil from Petrobras. The contract duration is one-year with the option to extend for an additional year. Boris Johnson’s UK wind energy plans need subsea ingenuity to succeed https://www.worldoil.com/news/2020/10/6/boris-johnson-s-uk-wind-energy-plans-need-subsea-ingenuity-to-succeed Boris Johnson’s plan to quadruple the size of the UK offshore wind industry will require $58 billion of investment and careful management of what’s a tricky building process in some of the world’s roughest waters. Baker Hughes performs industry’s first vessel-deployed subsea mechanical wellhead cut https://www.worldoil.com/news/2020/9/30/baker-hughes-performs-industry-s-first-vessel-deployed-subsea-mechanical-wellhead-cut Baker Hughes worked with Wintershall DEA to cut the subsea wellhead from an abandoned exploration well in 360-metre water depth in only 35 minutes. By comparison, alternative abrasive cutting methods could take as long as five or six hours for the cut alone. Six-nation Mediterranean Gas Group forms, without Turkey, to “strengthen regional cooperation” https://www.worldoil.com/news/2020/9/22/six-nation-mediterranean-gas-group-forms-without-turkey-to-strengthen-regional-cooperation Greece, Italy, Egypt, Israel and two other countries will form a permanent organization to promote co-operation over natural gas in the Eastern Mediterranean. Turkey, which has raised tensions by exploring for the fuel in contested waters, is not as yet included. Bidders line up for Exxon’s UK North Sea oil and gas assets https://www.worldoil.com/news/2020/9/22/bidders-line-up-for-exxon-s-uk-north-sea-oil-and-gas-assets Exxon Mobil’s UK North Sea assets have attracted suitors from state-owned companies to private equity-backed firms as the U.S. oil giant seeks to exit the aging region altogether, according to people with knowledge of the matter. U.S. looks to close liability loopholes for bankrupt offshore oil producers https://www.worldoil.com/news/2020/9/18/us-looks-to-close-liability-loopholes-for-bankrupt-offshore-oil-producers The Interior Department is proposing rules to strengthen the issuance criteria after companies have filed for Chapter 11 and escaped financial obligations to cap their non-producing wells, said Walter Cruickshank, acting director of the department’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management. Oceaneering, Danos Win 2020 NOIA Safety in Seas Awards https://www.worldoil.com/company-news/2020/9/1/oceaneering-danos-win-2020-noia-safety-in-seas-awards The National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) announced that Oceaneering and Danos are the winners of the 2020 NOIA Safety in Seas Awards competition. Oceaneering was selected for the 2020 NOIA Safety in Seas Safety Practice Award, and Danos is recognized for the 2020 NOIA Safety in Seas Culture of Safety Award. Fugro awarded ONGC 3-year contract for integrated survey services fourth time in a row https://www.worldoil.com/company-news/2020/9/1/fugro-awarded-ongc-3-year-contract-for-integrated-survey-services-fourth-time-in-a-row Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC) in India has awarded Fugro a 3-year contract to provide integrated survey services for the fourth consecutive time.