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BSEE: Key to energy security lay within offshore safety performance, environmentally sustainable energy production

Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) Director Scott Angelle emphasized BSEE’s commitment to safe and environmentally sustainable energy production during meetings in Louisiana with the Greater Lafourche Port Commission, the Louisiana Mid-Continent Oil and Gas Association and BSEE Gulf of Mexico Region staff.

Equinor awards Johan Sverdrup contract for subsea production system

On behalf of the Johan Sverdrup license, Equinor is awarding a contract for constructing and installing the subsea production system for project phase 2 to TechnipFMC.

NPD reports production start at Oda field

The Oda field started to produce oil and gas on March 16, 2019. The field, which is located 13 km east of Ula in the North Sea, is operated by Spirit Energy.

Neptune Energy awards rig contract

Neptune Energy Norge AS has awarded a rig contract for six wells to CIMC Offshore AS.

BP explores buying solar energy to power operations in U.S.

BP Plc may become the next oil giant to power operations with clean energy.

NewTek Sensor Solutions adds 4-20mA output capability to its free core and spring-loaded LVDT product lines

NewTek Sensor Solutions expanded the capabilities of its DC LVDT technology with 4-20mA output capabilities to meet the needs of industrial monitoring and feedback applications.

TechnipFMC awarded OTC Spotlight award for new compact manifold design

TechnipFMC was honored with a prestigious OTC Spotlight on New Technology award for its Subsea 2.0 In-Line Compact Robotic Manifold design.

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.

New products and services

Michele Cowart, World Oil

GEODynamics, Inc., introduces the new, patented, HELLFire perforating system that allows the industry to more effectively complete multi-stage plug-and-perf operations.

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.

4Subsea acquires Astori

4Subsea, a leading provider of technology and services to oil & gas and offshore wind operators worldwide, reports the acquisition of Astori AS.

Açu Petróleo signs contract with Equinor for ship to ship in Port of Açu

Açu Petróleo (a partnership of Prumo Logística and Oiltanking) and Equinor signed a contract for oil transshipment services at the Petroleum Terminal (T-OIL), located in the Complex of Port of Açu, in the north of the state of Rio de Janeiro.

PSA investigates incident on Åsgard B platform

The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) has decided to investigate an incident involved a dropped object on the Åsgard B facility on March 13, 2019.

Jumbo wins offshore subsea decommissioning project in the North Sea

Jumbo has been awarded an offshore decommissioning project in the North Sea by TAQA Energy BV, involving the removal, transportation and disposal of three subsea protection domes and piles.

ADNOC awards Japan's INPEX onshore exploration concession in block bid round

The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) signed an agreement, awarding the exploration rights for Abu Dhabi Onshore Block 4 to Japan’s INPEX Corporation.

Opsealog deploys MarineLog in ten Total affiliates

Ten affiliates of Total Exploration & Production in Western Africa, North Sea, South America, Asia and the Middle East have deployed MarineLog to optimize their offshore logistics operations by reducing their costs and increasing their productivity.

Eni reports new gas discovery in the Nour prospect, offshore Egypt

Eni announces a new gas discovery under evaluation in the Nour exploration prospect located in the Nour North Sinai Concession, in the Eastern Egyptian Mediterranean, about 50 km north of the Sinai peninsula.

Equinor to extend the life of eight NCS installations

Equinor has received the authorities’ approval for extending the life of eight installations on the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS) during the last three years.

CERA Week 2019 Day 2 - Leadership

During Day 2 of CERAWeek 2019, the leadership dialogue continued with Chevron Chairman of the Board and CEO Mike Wirth, who spoke to the crowd about Chevron’s goals in the Permian basin and Gulf of Mexico.