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Worley lands FEED contract for Total’s 20,000 psi North Platte field development

The North Platte Development forms part of Total’s reentry, as an operator, into Gulf of Mexico operations with oil production expected to average 75,000 bpd at plateau level.

TMC bags ALS compressor contract for seven LNG newbuilds

TMC Compressors of the Seas has been awarded a contract by Hyundai Heavy Industries to deliver its air lubrication system compressors to seven LNG carriers the Korean shipbuilder is constructing for Capital Gas Corp.

Norway’s recent oil investment boom probably also its last

Western Europe’s biggest oil and gas producer just witnessed its final investment boom, according to Norway’s largest bank.

Maersk Drilling wins contract extension for low-emissions rig offshore Norway

In direct continuation of the rig’s current workscope, Maersk Integrator will move to the Ivar Aasen field offshore Norway to drill two wells, with work expected to commence in October 2020.

Turkey to issue exploration licenses in contested waters, straining EU ties

Turkey will issue new exploration licenses in the eastern Mediterranean now that it’s set a maritime border with Libya, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Thursday, a step liable to exacerbate strains with Greece and the European Union.

National Academy of Sciences awards grants to advance safety culture in offshore oil and gas

The Gulf Research Program (GRP) of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine today announced $7.25 million in grant awards for eight projects focused on strengthening safety culture in the offshore oil and gas industry.

Petrofac wins EPIC wind farm contract offshore Scotland

Petrofac has entered into a preferred supplier agreement with SSE Renewables to design, supply and install the HVAC onshore and offshore substations for the Seagreen wind farm project. The wind farm will be located 27 kilometers off the coast of Angus and once constructed will be the largest in Scotland.

TerraSond lands 7th NOAA hydrographic survey contract

The new contract was effective January 1, 2020, with a maximum value of $250 million over 5 years, subject to appropriation by Congress.

OPEC sees growing supply threat from rivals beyond U.S. shale

OPEC’s latest forecasts suggested a weaker outlook for global oil markets this year as surging supplies from competitors from Norway to Guyana threaten the group’s efforts to defend crude prices.

Trelleborg expands fluid handling capabilities with Signum Technology acquisition

The move is part of Trelleborg’s strategy to strengthen its position as a system provider in key oil and gas market segments, such as ship-to-ship and ship-to-shore LNG transfer.

Total taps Maersk Drilling for depth-record-setting Angola-Namibia campaign

The well in Angola’s Block 48 will be drilled at a new world record water depth of 3,628 m. The current world record is 3,400 m, set by Maersk Voyager’s sister drillship Maersk Venturer when it drilled the Raya-1 well for Total offshore Uruguay in 2016.

Senegal launches new 2020 offshore licensing round

PETROSEN has partnered with TGS, GeoPartners and PGS to provide over 14,000 km of 2D data, over 10,000 km² of 3D data and over 50,000 km² of Multibeam data with associated shallow cores and geochemistry, to interested parties.

James Fisher Subsea Excavation merges with James Fisher Offshore

The merger brings the leading subsea excavation service company with the world’s largest range of in-house excavation equipment, experience and expertise, under the banner of James Fisher Offshore.

Neptune Energy awarded 13 licenses in Norway’s continental shelf

Odin Estensen, managing director of Neptune Energy in Norway, said “The awards support our strategy to grow operatorship and acreage in and around our core areas. Through this latest licensing round we have secured four more awards than in 2019, a record for our company in Norway.”

Norway’s Barents Sea ambitions fading as more projects disappoint

Norway’s vision of establishing a new major oil province off its northern tip has suffered another blow.

Noble hooks Maersk Valiant for offshore Colombia campaign

Maersk Drilling has been awarded a contract for the 7th generation drillship Maersk Valiant which will be employed by Noble Energy for a one-well campaign offshore Colombia.

CGG exits marine seismic acquisition business, kicks off marine streamer JV

CGG announced that it has completed its exit from the marine seismic acquisition business, following the earlier wind-down of its land seismic acquisition activities.

Apache and Total tally significant oil find offshore Suriname

The Maka Central-1 well successfully tested for the presence of hydrocarbons in multiple stacked targets in the upper Cretaceous-aged Campanian and Santonian intervals and encountered both oil and gas condensate.

Liberia to offer nine offshore West Africa blocks in new licensing round

The Liberia Petroleum Regulatory Authority has announced the launch of its next offshore licensing round in the Harper basin, one of the last unexplored and undrilled regions offshore West Africa.

AIS Training and Survivex land Well-Safe Solutions training management contract

The three-year contract will see AIS Training and Survivex deliver hundreds of industry-accredited technical and safety critical courses, as well as providing online training management software and competency management software.