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Oceaneering wins connector supply contract from TechnipFMC

The M5 connector provides an easy-to-install, fly-to-place connection solution that enables injection of gas or chemicals into subsea infrastructure and serves as an access point for future subsea field intervention activities such as gas lift, chemical injection, well stimulation, hydrate remediation, flooding and venting operations, acid injection and scale squeeze.

Fugro awarded PETRONAS contract for positioning services in Guyana-Suriname basin

The 2-year contract involves Fugro’s Starfix precise positioning solution to help ensure safe and efficient transit, anchoring and drilling activities for the programmer’s semi-submersible rig and support vessels.

Trump keeps door open for expanded offshore drilling

The proposal under development is set to outline potential sales of long-plumbed territory in the Gulf of Mexico, as well as waters around Alaska and near Southern California, where exploratory oil drilling was last conducted decades ago. Atlantic waters near the coasts of Maryland and Delaware are also included in the proposed sale program.

SBS Energy Services sets new world record with Helix Energy Solutions in GOM decommissioning project

A highlight of the operation was cleaning out the flowline rather than cutting it into sections, which has been performed previously on long flowlines such as this one. This approach significantly reduced the number of critical subsea lifts and overall timeline for the cleanout and lay down. Performing the full cleanout in a single lift also required minimal onshore disposal of flowline components.

Baker Hughes, Shell Offshore win 2020 COS Safety Leadership Awards

The Center for Offshore Safety announced the winners of the 2020 Safety Leadership Awards, recognizing companies for their outstanding leadership in developing safety management and performance practices and projects that advance the offshore industry’s culture of safety.

Survivtec air system improves chances of offshore helicopter crash survival

A new compressed air Emergency Breathing System (EBS) for offshore helicopter passengers and crew introduced by global safety and survival solutions provider Survitec has been designed to offer personnel a greater chance of survival in a water impact scenario.

Society for Underwater Technology names Dr. Cheryl Burgess new Chief Executive

The former Director General of the Pipeline Industries Guild, Dr. Burgess’ extensive international expertise from her years with UK Trade & Investment and the Society of British Gas Industries will bring benefit to the SUT’s international Branches and interests.

Petrofac partners with Intoware to drive value through digital deployment

Petrofac has signed a three-year partnership with Intoware, a leading provider of workflow automation software for mobile applications, to develop and deploy workflow automation software that is specifically tailored to the requirements of the oil and gas industry.

U.S. sanctions China’s CNOOC on drilling in disputed South China Sea

CNOOC’s operations in the South China Sea have run into controversy because China claims drilling rights in waters far from its borders, and within 200 miles of countries like Vietnam and the Philippines.

ADNOC considering purchase of key UAE offshore oilfield services firm

Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. is a potential contender to buy a local offshore oil-services firm that counts the state-owned crude producer among its major clients, according to people familiar with the matter.

Greece wearies of Turkey’s provocative energy hunt in disputed waters

European leaders in October called on Ankara to abstain from unilateral hydrocarbon exploration in disputed waters, saying it’s in breach of international law. Turkey nonetheless resumed the surveys, making any negotiation with Greece on delimitation of sea borders even more problematic.

Total taps Maersk Drilling for two-rig Suriname campaign

The campaign is expected to commence in early 2021, with an estimated firm combined duration of 500 days. The estimated firm total contract value is approximately USD $100MM, including rig upgrades and integrated services provided.

Increase in offshore lease bids shows continued importance of the Gulf of Mexico

"Continued safe and responsible development of the Gulf of Mexico will continue to benefit every American. Otherwise the energy will be produced elsewhere, serving to diminish our energy, economic and national security,” National Ocean Industries Association president Erik Milito said in a statement.

TGS announces new Brazilian seismic acquisition projects

TGS will mobilize the COSL vessel HYSY720 to commence acquisition of the Espirito Santo 3D survey by year-end.

CGG wins Offshore Malaysia seismic reprocessing contracts from PTTEP

PTTEP expects the resulting high-quality images will improve the definition of producing reservoirs, enable enhanced planning and drilling of future wells, and open up new plays for near-field exploration at deeper intervals.

OTC organizers postpone oil’s biggest conference to August 2021

OTC organizers said that new in-person and virtual activities will be planned to “ensure the conference continues to provide a platform for energy professionals to meet and exchange ideas.”

Ghana forces Eni to merge its Sankofa field with a domestic discovery

Ghana’s government is forcing Eni SpA to merge its Sankofa offshore oil field with a neighboring discovery made by a domestic explorer and imposing its own terms on the deal.

Court says Hess can’t recover $218 million from Schlumberger for subsea valves

Hess Corporation failed to persuade a federal judge to award it $217.9 million to repay the cost of recovering and replacing four allegedly defective subsea valves made by Schlumberger Technology.

Forum tapped for Southeast Asia subsea cable maintenance project

Forum Energy Technologies has secured an order to supply specialist subsea equipment for a major cable maintenance project in Southeast Asia.

Philippines energy secretary OKs offshore drilling without China

Philippine Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi said PXP Energy Corp. can survey Reed Bank in the disputed sea even without partnering with China National Offshore Oil Corp.