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Energean greenlights offshore Egypt subsea tieback project

Energean PLC announced a Final Investment Decision has been taken on the North El Amriya and North Idkunea concession subsea tieback project in offshore Egypt.

Total awards Maersk two deepwater drilling contracts in Suriname

The total value of the firm contracts is approximately USD $100MM, including rig modifications, integrated services provided, and a mobilization fee for Maersk Valiant. The contracts include various extension options.

U.S. blacklists CNOOC for “bullying” in the South China Sea

China National Offshore Oil Corp. has for years drilled in waters far from its borders, and within 200 miles of countries including Vietnam and the Philippines. The activity amounts to the oil giant acting like a “bully” for China’s military to intimidate its neighbors, U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said in a statement announcing the move, which restricts access to U.S. technologies without specific permission.

Under pressure: how VAM® SLIJ-3 meets the needs of HP/HT ultra-deepwater projects

The VAM® SLIJ-3 design is part of the latest generation of VAM® semi-flush premium connections suited for the most critical applications. Developed targeting 20K applications like Chevron's Anchor Project (Gulf of Mexico), and tested to the most stringent industry standards, it offers exceptional performances for deep offshore wells.

Siemens Energy, Buoyant Production collaborate on smart offshore facilities design

Siemens Energy AS and BPT have been successfully working together for the past two years, as part of the Oil and Gas Technology Centre’s ‘Facility of the Future’ study, developing and maturing Floating Normally Unattended Installation technology.

Equinor and YPF team up with Shell in Argentina's offshore CAN 100 block

The CAN 100 block comprises an area of 15,000 km² and is the largest block in the North Argentinian Basin.

Total logs fourth significant oil and gas discovery offshore Suriname

Total and Apache Corporation have made a new significant oil and gas discovery at the Keskesi East-1 well, in Block 58 off the coast of Suriname. This follows previous discoveries at Maka Central, Sapakara West and Kwaskwasi.

Stena Drilling awards IDS fleet-wide rig reporting and performance analytics contract

Following successful six-month operational trials on Stena Spey and Stena Carron rigs, IDS will deploy its data driven TourNet Pro drilling contractor reporting service and drilling performance monitoring service, Anova DPM, across Stena Drilling’s fleet in Q1 2021.

Industry’s first truly integrated MPD control system advances offshore drilling efficiency

Leonardo Correa, National Oilwell Varco; Robert Van Kuilenburg, Noble Corporation

A partnership between a drilling contractor and an OFS provider is taking MPD systems, which are fully owned and operated by the drilling contractor, to the next level with unique, integrated capabilities.

BP, Reliance start gas production on India’s ultra-deepwater KG D6 field

RIL and BP are developing three deepwater gas projects in block KG D6 – R Cluster, Satellites Cluster and MJ – which together are expected to meet ~15% of India’s gas demand by 2023.

Schlumberger, OMV Upstream deploy AI and digital solutions powered by DELFI

The agreement formalizes the commitment from both companies to progress the industry standard OSDU data platform and lays the foundation for further collaboration and innovation for workflows and solutions across the energy spectrum.

Baker Hughes launches engageSubsea real-time operational management platform

engageSubsea remote serves as an equipment inspection tool, technical support and operational management platform, and is designed to drive operational excellence and increase capital productivity for offshore oil and gas operators.

Oceaneering wins connector supply contract from TechnipFMC

The M5 connector provides an easy-to-install, fly-to-place connection solution that enables injection of gas or chemicals into subsea infrastructure and serves as an access point for future subsea field intervention activities such as gas lift, chemical injection, well stimulation, hydrate remediation, flooding and venting operations, acid injection and scale squeeze.

Fugro awarded PETRONAS contract for positioning services in Guyana-Suriname basin

The 2-year contract involves Fugro’s Starfix precise positioning solution to help ensure safe and efficient transit, anchoring and drilling activities for the programmer’s semi-submersible rig and support vessels.

Trump keeps door open for expanded offshore drilling

The proposal under development is set to outline potential sales of long-plumbed territory in the Gulf of Mexico, as well as waters around Alaska and near Southern California, where exploratory oil drilling was last conducted decades ago. Atlantic waters near the coasts of Maryland and Delaware are also included in the proposed sale program.

SBS Energy Services sets new world record with Helix Energy Solutions in GOM decommissioning project

A highlight of the operation was cleaning out the flowline rather than cutting it into sections, which has been performed previously on long flowlines such as this one. This approach significantly reduced the number of critical subsea lifts and overall timeline for the cleanout and lay down. Performing the full cleanout in a single lift also required minimal onshore disposal of flowline components.

Baker Hughes, Shell Offshore win 2020 COS Safety Leadership Awards

The Center for Offshore Safety announced the winners of the 2020 Safety Leadership Awards, recognizing companies for their outstanding leadership in developing safety management and performance practices and projects that advance the offshore industry’s culture of safety.

Survivtec air system improves chances of offshore helicopter crash survival

A new compressed air Emergency Breathing System (EBS) for offshore helicopter passengers and crew introduced by global safety and survival solutions provider Survitec has been designed to offer personnel a greater chance of survival in a water impact scenario.

Society for Underwater Technology names Dr. Cheryl Burgess new Chief Executive

The former Director General of the Pipeline Industries Guild, Dr. Burgess’ extensive international expertise from her years with UK Trade & Investment and the Society of British Gas Industries will bring benefit to the SUT’s international Branches and interests.

Petrofac partners with Intoware to drive value through digital deployment

Petrofac has signed a three-year partnership with Intoware, a leading provider of workflow automation software for mobile applications, to develop and deploy workflow automation software that is specifically tailored to the requirements of the oil and gas industry.