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Chevron awards OneSubsea industry’s first fully integrated 20,000-psi production system

The equipment that will be deployed in the Anchor project is covered under the 20-year subsea equipment and services master order for Chevron’s development projects in the Gulf of Mexico.

Total begins FEED on North Platte 20,000-psi Gulf of Mexico discovery

The 20,000-psi field development plan is based on eight subsea wells and two subsea drilling bases connected via two production loops to a newbuild, lightweight floating production unit.

Chevron greenlights its Anchor 20,000-psi deepwater project in the Gulf of Mexico

Chevron has sanctioned the Anchor project in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, marking the industry’s first deepwater high-pressure development to achieve a final investment decision.

SBM signs 22-year FPSO contract with Petrobras

FPSO Sepetiba will be deployed at the Mero field in the Santos basin offshore Brazil, 180 kilometers offshore Rio de Janeiro. Delivery is expected in 2022.

Maersk Drilling tags Halliburton and Petrofac for its Seapulse exploration drilling program

Maersk Drilling has signed agreements with Halliburton and Petrofac to collaborate on a shallow and deepwater exploration program to be delivered under Maersk Drilling’s master alliance agreement with Seapulse.

Springfield E&P makes significant oil discovery offshore Ghana

Springfield Exploration and Production Limited and its partners have made a significant oil discovery following its maiden Afina-1 well drilling campaign in the West Cape Three Points Block 2, offshore Ghana.

U.S. sanctions on Nord Stream 2 pipeline target subsea construction vessels

Sanctions aimed at blocking the Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline from Russia to Germany were included by U.S. lawmakers a must-pass defense bill, according to two people familiar with the legislation.

Mexico’s giant oil find is no miracle cure for ailing Pemex

Even as Mexico’s president and Pemex’s CEO touted the country’s most important find in three decades, it appears to be far from a panacea for the beleaguered state driller.

ADES secures two deepwater rig contracts offshore Kuwait

Both contracts were awarded by Baker Hughes, under a primary term of two years firm and an option to extend for another six months.

Fugro performs first deepwater AUV and geotechnical site survey for Brunei Shell Petroleum

The survey results will be critical for planning a safe drilling program, and will provide key inputs for engineering and design studies for pipeline routing and subsea structures in future deepwater field developments.

Turkish offshore gas deal with Libya upsets Mediterranean boundaries

Turkey and Libya officially approved a contentious maritime deal that may fuel an energy showdown in the gas-rich waters of the eastern Mediterranean, where both countries are at odds with Greece.

Petrofac considers offshore oil asset sale in Malaysia

Petrofac is weighing a sale of its Malaysian assets for about $300 million, according to people with knowledge of the matter.

TGS introduces new U.S. deepwater Declaration Refocus imaging program

The new imaging project will process data from the prolific Mississippi Canyon, Viosca Knoll and De Soto Canyon areas using the latest imaging technologies to provide a significant uplift in data quality.

Peterson and Itaoca Offshore announce partnership for development of new Brazil terminal

The Itaoca Offshore project will be a private terminal (TUP), located in Itapemirim, in the Espírito Santo (ES) state in southeast Brazil, designed to provide logistical support to the supply chain for the exploration and production of offshore oil and gas.

Springfield E&P completes maiden deepwater campaign offshore Ghana

Springfield E&P announced the completion of its maiden deepwater drilling campaign on the West Cape Three Points Block 2, offshore Ghana.

AqualisBraemar and HOSE International enter offshore inspection partnership

AqualisBraemar and HOSE International have signed a memorandum of understanding to jointly provide rig and well control inspection services for the offshore industry.

Oil and gas in the capitals

Jeff Moore, Contributing Editor

South China Sea military tension escalates, risks to E&P heightened

Evolution of digital twins for floating production systems

David Renzi, Stress Engineering Services

Digital twin technology provides most of the information required for a complete integrity management program, greatly improving the ability to operate and maintain floating production systems.

Wärtsilä’s digital route optimization system to be deployed on 600+ vessels

The Wärtsilä Fleet Operations Solution integrates individual processes that are otherwise separate from each other to optimize the planning, weather routing, fuel consumption, and speed of a vessel.

Versatile DP flow metering technology solves redesign challenges on offshore platform project

Bridget Spencer, P.E., Wood; Suganya Kandasamy, Laurentide Controls; Panthini Patel, Emerson Process Management

Re-opening a platform design project previously mothballed during the oil and gas industry downturn presented flow metering challenges. DP provided the answers.