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Norwell Engineering secures $30 million contract for deepwater India development

Aberdeen-based global well engineering and drilling project management firm Norwell Engineering has won a lucrative contract worth more than $30 million with ONGC, India’s national oil company.

Aquaterra Energy, Lhyfe and Borr Drilling join on offshore green hydrogen jack-up rig production concept

Aquaterra Energy has signed a partnership with renewable hydrogen producer and supplier Lhyfe and offshore drilling contractor Borr Drilling to develop an innovative concept for offshore green hydrogen production in the North Sea.

Shell reports structural damage to West Delta facilities from Hurricane Ida

The West Delta-143 facilities serve as the transfer station for production from Shell’s assets in the Mars corridor in the Gulf of Mexico to onshore crude and natural gas terminals.

SBM Offshore completes US$1.6 billion financing of FPSO Sepetiba

FPSO Sepetiba will be deployed at the Mero field in the Santos Basin offshore Brazil, 180 kilometers offshore Rio de Janeiro.

Shell preps key Gulf of Mexico pipeline for restart after hurricane Ida

Royal Dutch Shell is gearing up to restart oil pipelines off the U.S. Gulf Coast, potentially moving the region’s top driller one step closer to restoring some production shut by Hurricane Ida.

ExxonMobil’s offshore Guyana win streak continues with Pinktail discovery

“These discoveries are part of an extensive well program in the Stabroek Block utilizing six drillships to test play extensions and new concepts, evaluate existing discoveries and complete development wells for the Liza Phase 2 and Payara projects,” said Mike Cousins, senior vice president of exploration and new ventures at ExxonMobil.

India’s ONGC considering Woodside stake in offshore Senegal oil field

India’s Oil & Natural Gas Corp. is exploring a purchase of a significant minority stake in the $4 billion-plus Sangomar oil project off the coast of Senegal from Woodside Petroleum Ltd., according to people familiar with the matter.

Aquaterra Energy signs three-year Angola platform contract with supermajor

Aquaterra Energy has secured a multi-million-dollar agreement with a supermajor to deliver multiple Sea Swift platforms over a three-year period. The platforms will be destined for off the coast of the Cabinda Province, offshore Angola.

Strategic Petroleum Reserve draws increase as Gulf oil remains offline

The U.S. is granting a second refiner in Louisiana access to the country’s emergency crude stockpiles as most oil-producing platforms in the Gulf of Mexico remain offline after Hurricane Ida.

Talos pushes back against Pemex over Zama oilfield takeover

Talos Energy Inc., the U.S. offshore explorer behind Mexico’s largest oil discovery in years, is taking the first step toward an international dispute after control of the field was given to state producer Pemex.

Noble provides clarity on Globetrotter II drillship, during and after hurricane Ida

World Oil reached out to Noble Corporation, owner of the drillship, for further comment. This afternoon (Thursday, Sept. 2), we received further explanation from Noble’s Vice President, Investor Relations, and Treasurer, Craig Muirhead.

Port Fourchon, other Gulf oil facilities likely offline for weeks after Ida

Damage to Port Fourchon, which services about 90% of output from U.S. Gulf deepwater oil and natural gas wells, is extensive and widespread, Chett Chiasson, executive director of the Greater Lafourche Port Commission said in an NPR interview Tuesday.

Rigs as reefs: An opportunity for creative, sustainable resource management

Emily Hazelwood, Amber Sparks, Blue Latitudes

Rigs to Reefs programs provide a viable alternative to traditional decommissioning, and a replicable, scalable solution that can catalyze sustainable ocean resource development.

Transocean lands $252 million contract for new ultra-deepwater drillship

Transocean announced that BOE Exploration & Production awarded Transocean a $252 million firm contract for its newbuild ultra-deepwater drillship, the Deepwater Atlas, including a mobilization fee of $30 million.

ABS brings together leading industry players to tackle safety challenge of aging FPSO fleet

ABS has brought together leading companies in the Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) sector to address the safety challenges produced by a fleet where more than half of the ship type vessels are over 30 years old, and a quarter are over 40 years old.

Silixa rolls out industry’s first subsea distributed acoustic sensing system

Silixa announced the successful installation, validation, and borehole seismic acquisition from a permanently installed fiber optic Distributed Acoustic Sensing system, Carina Subsea 4D, on BP’s Atlantis Phase 3 subsea field development.

Tracerco Discovery deployed in Gulf of Mexico to carry out subsea pipeline inspections

Tracerco has been awarded three subsea inspection contracts to provide critical asset integrity data on pipelines of a major operator in the Gulf of Mexico.

Pemex struggling to fund Zama oilfield it fought to control

Pemex fought tooth and nail to wrest control of the country’s biggest private oil find from the companies that discovered it. Now it has found itself without the cash to actually develop the field.

Electrifying offshore oil and gas facilities with floating wind turbines

Mark Dixon and Dan Jackson, Cerulean Winds

Two senior marine construction executives provide an in-depth analysis of an innovative proposal to use electricity from floating wind turbines to power offshore oil and gas operations to reduce GHG.

Brazil projected to supply nearly a quarter of world’s offshore oil by 2025

Brazil alone is expected to contribute around 23% or 1.3 million barrels per day of global crude oil and condensate production in 2025 from key offshore planned and announced projects that are expected to start operations between 2021 to 2025, according to GlobalData.