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TechnipFMC awarded subsea contract for Exxon's Liza project, offshore Guyana

TechnipFMC has been awarded a contract by an affiliate of Exxon Mobil Corp. for the engineering, manufacture and delivery of the subsea equipment for the proposed Liza deepwater project.

Trump said to order oil drilling study off California coast

President Donald Trump will open the door to new oil and natural gas drilling in Pacific waters off the coast of California with a directive Friday that sets up a certain clash with environmentalists.

NPD doubles resource estimate for Barents Sea

According to the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate’s new calculations, the undiscovered oil and gas resources in the Barents Sea are twice as large as previously assumed.

Exxon won't get drilling waiver for Russia, Treasury Chief says

Exxon Mobil Corp. won’t be allowed to bypass U.S. sanctions against Russia to resume drilling for oil in a joint venture that seeks to tap billions of barrels of that country’s crude.

BP Gulf oil spill damage valued at $17.2 billion in new study

BP Plc’s 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill caused damage to beaches, animals, fish, and coral that the public values at $17.2 billion, according to a financial accounting released on the seventh anniversary of the disaster.

Gulf of Mexico is equally important as Permian for U.S. oil production, Rystad says

Since the early days of U.S. shale development, we have observed impressive efficiency and well productivity gains realized by E&P companies. These gains were triggered by a gradual learning process, optimization of completion techniques and well configuration, and high grading of drilling locations and equipment.

Statoil receives consent for exploration drilling in Barents Sea

Statoil is the operator for production license 532 in the Barents Sea and has received consent to drill exploration well 7219/9-2 in a prospect named Kayak.

ONS reveals theme for next year's event, ONS 2018: INNOVATE

ONS has announced the main theme for next year’s event, ONS 2018. The main theme is INNOVATE.

KLAW launches new marine breakaway coupling

The Marine2, launched by KLAW, is 32% shorter and 25% lighter than alternative marine breakaway couplings on the market and is designed to reduce stress on hoses used on offshore hose reel applications.

TechnipFMC, DOF Subsea JV delivers Skandi Búzios, commences contract with Petrobras

TechnipFMC and DOF Subsea announce that the Skandi Búzios, a pipelay support vessel (PLSV) owned by the joint venture formed between TechnipFMC (50%) and DOF (50%), commenced its eight-year charter contract with Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. (Petrobras), as scheduled on April 13, 2017.

Trelleborg provides buoyancy to new deepwater ROV

Trelleborg’s applied technologies operation has engineered and manufactured a custom syntactic foam buoyancy package for the Schmidt Ocean Institute for use on its new remotely operated vehicle (ROV), SuBastian.

Huisman celebrates 10-year anniversary of Chinese production facility

Huisman, a lifting, drilling and subsea solutions company, celebrated the 10-year anniversary of its Chinese production facility, Huisman China, on April 17.

Brunei Shell Petroleum recognized for 50 years of service with Sikorsky helicopters

Sikorsky today recognized Brunei Shell Petroleum (BSP) for 50 years of continuous service with Sikorsky helicopters. The recognition event took place at the inaugural 2017 Rotorcraft Asia show. Sikorsky is a Lockheed Martin company.

FMS, Interocean Marine Services align to form FMS Interocean

An international mooring firm has boosted its multi-million-pound inventory value after securing an additional £5million of offshore equipment, as part of an alliance deal with a global marine services company.

ABS breaks ground on new global headquarters in Houston

ABS, provider of classification and technical services to the marine and offshore industries, has broken ground on its new global headquarters.

ABS research establishes firm foundation for jackup moves

ABS, provider of classification and technical services to the offshore industry, has issued the ABS Guidance Notes on Geotechnical Performance of Spudcan Foundations, encompassing the results from multiple targeted jackup research initiatives.

Aker BP receives consent to drill exploration well offshore Norway

Aker BP ASA is the operator of production licence 442 in the North Sea. Aker BP has made a discovery in a prospect named Frigg Gamma Delta, around 20 km east of the Frigg field.

EIA: GOM oil production, already at annual high, expected to continue increasing

U.S. crude oil production in the Federal Gulf of Mexico (GOM) set an annual high of 1.6 MMbpd in 2016, surpassing the previous high set in 2009 by 44,000 bpd.

North Sea expected to see 30 crude, natural gas projects start operations by 2020, says GlobalData

Despite the low cycle that the market is facing, a total of 30 crude and natural gas projects are expected to start operations in the North Sea by 2020.

Hansa Heavy Lift transports subsea equipment for offshore gas fields in Indonesia

Hansa Heavy Lift has successfully transported two dozen reels, as well as a range of subsea equipment for the Jangkrik Complex Project, off the coast of Indonesia.