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Oceaneering’s advanced vessel christened before industry crowd

This morning, May 24, Oceaneering International conducted the official christening of its newest vessel, MSV Ocean Evolution in Galveston, Texas.

Sembcorp Marine completes world’s biggest semi-submersible crane vessel for Heerema

The world’s biggest semi-submersible crane vessel (SSCV) is set to blaze a trail when it enters into service in the coming months, armed with the strongest pair of revolving cranes for offshore oil, gas and renewable energy installation and decommissioning jobs.

MOL Norge AS completes drilling of wildcat southwest of Trym field

MOL Norge AS, operator of production licence 539, is in the process of completing the drilling of wildcat well 3/7-11 S.

Enpro Subsea shares the adoption of ‘smart standardization’ subsea development strategies

Enpro Subsea has presented examples of where its Flow Access Module (FAM) technology has been selected by multiple international operators as part of its fast-paced subsea field development strategies.

Angola poised for South African energy expansion

As Angola works in attracting foreign investors from the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Asia, its closest African neighbors are also entering the race to tap into vast investment opportunities in Africa’s second biggest oil producing market.

ASI Marine grows Saab Seaeye Falcon fleet

ASI Marine, a pioneer in long tunnel excursions and international operator for inland marine work, is expanding its Saab Seaeye Falcon fleet.

BSEE discusses shallow water Gulf of Mexico E&P trends

Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) Director Scott Angelle provided a presentation on exploration and production trends today to members of the Louisiana Senate Natural Resources Committee.

Aquaterra Energy marks global growth with Australia office launch

Aquaterra Energy, a leader in global offshore engineering solutions, has opened its first engineering office and warehouse facility in Perth, Australia following recent regional contract wins.

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.

Investor group to place $10 billion bet on East Med gas

An investor group is planning a major shakeup of the Eastern Mediterranean natural gas industry in a bid to unlock sales stymied by the political and industrial complexities of the region.

Italian political faction seeks to end ban on offshore exploration

Matteo Salvini’s League is seeking to overturn a temporary ban on exploration drilling off sections of Italy’s coast.

Unique Group appoints new regional V.P. for Europe & UK

Unique Group, one of the world’s leading integrated subsea and offshore solutions providers, has appointed Matthew Gordon as the new regional V.P. for the Europe & UK region to oversee the company’s strategic expansion plans.

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.

Equinor awards NOK700-million Johan Sverdrup contract to Kaefer Energy

Equinor awards a contract for services within insulation, scaffolding and surface treatment (ISO) on the Johan Sverdrup field to Kaefer Energy AS. Awarded under an already existing framework agreement for operations the contract has an estimated value of more than NOK700 million.

Zennor provides Finlaggan field development update

Zennor Petroleum Limited, through its subsidiary Zennor Pathway Limited, is currently developing the 100% owned Finlaggan field in the UK Central North Sea (block 21/05c and 21/05d, Licence P2013).

InterMoor wins mooring installation contract from COOEC

InterMoor, a leading provider of mooring services, foundation solutions and offshore installations in subsea services group Acteon, has signed a contract with COOEC, a subsidiary of China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC), to install deepwater mooring systems for the Liuhua 16-2 and Lingshui 17-2 floating production facilities in the South China Sea.

Persian Gulf deemed risky for oil tankers

Not since 2005 have the world’s insurers considered shipping in the Persian Gulf so dangerous for oil tankers.

Frames to supply hydraulic control systems for Merakes field tie-back

Oil and gas process equipment supplier, Frames, has been awarded a contract to supply TechnipFMC with the hydraulic control systems for subsea wells and subsea isolation valves in Eni's Merakes field tie-back to the existing Jangkrik Floating Production Unit in offshore East Kalimantan, Indonesia.