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Deep Sea Mooring announces multi-year agreement with Diamond Offshore

Vryhof, a partner to many of the offshore industry’s leading companies and its mooring business - Deep Sea Mooring (DSM), today announced the signing of a multi-year agreement with Diamond Offshore.

McDermott awarded EPCI subsea tie-back contract for Stonefly development

McDermott International, Inc. has announced a sizeable contract award by LLOG Exploration Company, L.L.C. for deepwater subsea pipeline tiebacks and structures from the Stonefly development to the Ram Powell platform.

'Gas, of course' proclaims NPD director general

The Aasta Hansteen gas field began production on Dec. 16 as the first development in the northern Norwegian Sea.

Oil majors to increase offshore spending

After four years of cutbacks, oil companies are poised to develop new offshore fields, although the benefits won’t be spread equally across the OFS sector.

Danos, Equinor sign major contracts

Danos has secured a contract with Equinor for production operation support on its Titan SPAR platform, located in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico.

BP plans significant growth in deepwater Gulf of Mexico

BP has approved a major expansion at the Atlantis field in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico and has also identified significant additional oil resources that could create further development opportunities around the production hubs it operates in the region.

U.S. BLM issues offshore drilling permits despite shutdown

The partial U.S. government shutdown has docked fishing boats in Alaska, delayed public meetings on a proposed wind farm off the Massachusetts coast and blocked pharmaceutical companies from seeking approval for new drugs.

Equinor's digital operations support centers help boost production

Two centers have been opened at Sandsli in Bergen by the petroleum and energy minister, Kjell-Børge Freiberg.

Halliburton President and CEO Jeff Miller appointed as chairman of the board

Halliburton Company has announced its board of directors has appointed Jeff Miller, the company’s president and CEO, as chairman of the board, effective Jan. 1, 2019.

Transocean Ltd. awarded $830 million drilling contract for ultra-deepwater drillship

Transocean Ltd. has announced that it has signed a rig design and construction management contract, as well as a five-year drilling contract, with Chevron USA, Inc. for one of its two dynamically positioned ultra-deepwater drillships currently under construction at the Jurong shipyard in Singapore.

Exxon in `bull's-eye' as worst year since Reagan nears end

Things haven’t been this bad for the world’s biggest oil stock since Ronald Reagan became president. But brace yourself, 2019 may not be much better.

BP announces FID for Phase 1 of the cross-border Greater Tortue Ahmeyim development

BP and partners today announced that the Final Investment Decision (FID) for Phase 1 of the innovative cross-border Greater Tortue Ahmeyim development has been agreed.

Sonangol and BP agree to advance BP’s activities in Angola

Angola’s Sonangol and BP today signed an agreement to progress to final investment decision the development of the Platina field in deepwater Block 18, offshore Angola.

Equinor's Aasta Hansteen Norwegian Sea goes online

Equinor and its partners started production from the Aasta Hansteen gas field in the Norwegian Sea. Gas from the Aasta Hansteen field is available to the market for the first time and together with the Polarled pipeline the field opens a new region for gas export to Europe.

Phase 1 of Senegal's SNE development commences FEED activities

Woodside has advised that the Rufisque Offshore, Sangomar Offshore and Sangomar Deep Offshore (RSSD) joint venture has agreed to commence front-end engineering and design (FEED) activities following the award of the subsea FEED contract to Subsea Integration Alliance for the SNE Field Development-Phase 1 (SNE development) offshore Senegal.

BSEE works to ensure safety for deepwater GOM production start-up

The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement recently conducted its final pre-production inspection of Chevron’s Big Foot tension leg platform, moored in the Gulf of Mexico about 225 mi south of New Orleans.

New products and services

Michele Cowart, World Oil

New products and services

Companies in the news

Michele Cowart, World Oil

Companies in the news

Drilling advances

Jim Redden, Contributing Editor

Sleepless in the Gulf

What industry leaders expect for 2019

Kurt Abraham, World Oil

By all measures, most of 2018 has been an improvement on 2017, which was markedly better than 2016.