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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.

Offshore drilling makes comeback with increased spending, activity

After years in the shadow of the U.S. shale patch, deep-water explorers from Royal Dutch Shell Plc to Talos Energy Inc., along with contractors such as Ensco Plc and TechnipFMC Plc, told investors at the Scotia Howard Weil Energy Conference in New Orleans this week they see a revival coming.

Weatherford launches remote-activated, single-trip deepwater completion system

Weatherford International plc has brought to market the world's first remote-activated, single-trip deepwater completion system.

Total's venture into South Africa's deep water proves treacherous

Total SA’s discovery of South Africa’s first oil in deep water could prove to be a bonanza for a country lacking crude reserves of its own and prompt a rush from other majors. That’s if they’re able to solve the engineering challenges of operating in one of the fastest ocean currents in the world.

MCEDD 2019 paves the way to realizing a future of increasing demand

Emily Querubin, World Oil

Gulf Quest LLC, a Gulf Energy Information and Quest Offshore JV, is hosting this year’s 16th annual Marine, Construction & Engineering Deepwater Development (MCEDD) conference on April 2–4, at London’s Novotel London West hotel. Once again, attendees can expect to hear about the latest advances in the engineering, development and production of oil and gas in deepwater and ultra-deepwater fields around the globe.

MPD wellbore seal monitoring and control provide deepwater maintenance solution

Austin Johnson, AFGlobal Corporation

The novel approach of the Active Control Device enables active seal condition monitoring and control to compensate for seal wear. This feature provides deepwater rigs with a more sophisticated and effective means of maintenance.

Companies in the news

Michele Cowart, World Oil

Equinor has, together with its partners Petoro, ExxonMobil and Total, proven gas and condensate in the Norwegian Sea Ragnfrid North (6406/2-9 S) exploration well, located ~12.43 mi (20 km) south of the Kristin platform in the Norwegian Sea.

Eni reports major oil discovery offshore Angola

Eni announces a major oil discovery in Block 15/06, in the Agogo exploration prospect, in Angola’s deep water.

ADES, Vantage team up for deepwater drilling contract in Egypt

ADES International Holding PLC, a leading oil & gas drilling and production services provider in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), is pleased to announce that it has entered, through its subsidiary ADES S.A.E., into a short-term exploration contract with Dana Gas for deepwater drilling services in the Egyptian Mediterranean basin.