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Guyana investigating offshore leases controlled by Exxon, Tullow

Guyana’s anti-corruption agency is investigating how leases were awarded in its deepwater oil region, including those controlled by Exxon and Tullow.

Shell starts production at Appomattox in the GOM

Shell has started at the Appomattox FPSO system months ahead of schedule, opening a new frontier in the deepwater U.S. Gulf of Mexico.

SPE Offshore Europe 2019 has announced plenary speakers

Industry heavyweights will be joined by an internationally recognized leader on global climate change at the opening session of SPE Offshore Europe 2019 in September.

TGS and Schlumberger announce strategic collaboration in GOM

TGS and Schlumberger announced a strategic collaboration for multiclient ocean-bottom node projects in the deepwater U.S. Gulf of Mexico.

Eni announces a new light oil discovery in Block 15/06, offshore Angola

Eni has made a new light oil discovery in Block 15/06, in Angola’s deep offshore.

BP approves Thunder Horse South expansion Phase 2

BP approves Thunder Horse South expansion Phase 2

Understanding the structure of complex flows to optimize production

Anna Pieper, Dr. Bruno Pinguet, TUV SUD NEL

Digitization and automation require a very good understanding of multi-phase flows, if such new modeling concepts are to improve hydrocarbon production, and there is much more to do.

Airborne Oil & Gas, SÍMEROS collaborate to qualify dynamic deepwater TCP risers in Brazil

Oilfield technology firm Airborne Oil & Gas and engineering company SÍMEROS Technologies have signed a collaboration agreement, which aims to deliver the first qualified thermoplastic composite pipe (TCP) risers in the deepwater region of Brazil.

BMT secures new contract with Shell’s platforms offshore Malaysia

Sabah Shell Petroleum Company Ltd., a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell, has signed an offshore Master Service Agreement (MSA) with BMT.

Modus adds another Saab Seaeye Sabertooth to its HAUV fleet

Modus is adding a second Saab Seaeye Sabertooth to its Hybrid Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (HAUV) fleet.

TechnipFMC has awarded Lankhorst Offshore a contract to provide mooring lines for Energean Power FPSO

Deepwater mooring rope manufacturer, Lankhorst Offshore, has been awarded a contract by TechnipFMC to supply the mooring lines for the Energean Power Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) for the Karish and Tanin gas fields, located in the eastern Mediterranean, approximately 55.92 mi (90 km) offshore Israel.

Trump rolls back drilling rules sparked by 2010 Gulf Oil spill

The Trump administration plans to relax offshore drilling requirements imposed in response to the Deepwater Horizon disaster that killed 11 people in 2010 and unleashed the worst oil spill in U.S. history.

Shell makes a deepwater discovery in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico

Shell Offshore Inc., a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell plc, has announced a significant discovery at the Blacktip prospect in the deepwater U.S. Gulf of Mexico.

Halliburton awarded Shell Offshore exploration contract in Brazil's Campos, Santos basins

Halliburton awarded Shell Offshore exploraiton contract in Brazil's Campos, Santos basins

BP awards contracts to BHGE, McDermott for Greater Tortue Ahmeyim natural gas project

McDermott International, Inc. and Baker Hughes, a GE company (BHGE) have announced that they have been awarded subsea umbilicals, risers and flowlines (SURF) and subsea production system (SPS) equipment contracts by BP for the Greater Tortue Ahmeyim natural gas project, located offshore Mauritania and Senegal.

Brazil to pay Petrobras $9 billion in oil contract settlement

Petrobras will get $9.06 billion to settle a deepwater contract dispute with the government, ending years of negotiations and paving the way for the majors to access crude deposits in the area.

Technology at OTC: Latest advances target additional efficiencies, cost-cutting

This year’s collection of new technologies and products carries on the spirit of last year’s advances, and perhaps even more aggressively, in terms of wringing out further efficiencies and cost reductions.

OTC Spotlight on New Technology Awards: Innovation continues as offshore recovers

As the offshore sector of the global E&P industry shows signs of finally turning the corner, the strong pace of technical innovation is continuing.

Host of deepwater technical, operating issues tackled at MCEDD

The Marine Construction & Engineering (MCE) Deepwater Development conference and exhibition, a JV of World Oil and its parent, Gulf Energy Information, with Quest Offshore, was held in London at the beginning of this month.

Maersk Drilling awarded contract for ultra-deepwater semi-submersible Mærsk Deliverer

Maersk Drilling has announced that the ultra-deepwater semi-submersible Mærsk Deliverer has been awarded a three-year contract by Inpex Australia and joint venture participants for drilling at the Ichthys gas and condensate field in the Browse Basin offshore Western Australia.