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World Oil editorial: Time for Trudeau regime to lend help to Newfoundland and Labrador’s offshore industry

One of the more exasperating, outrageous situations being played out in the global upstream industry is the Trudeau administration turning a deaf ear, so far, to repeated requests and pleas for federal officials to lend substantive help to Newfoundland and Labrador’s (NL) offshore oil and gas industry.

Total looks to South Africa for offshore frontier opportunities

Total and its partners are planning to drill a well in the Luiperd prospect in water depths of as much as 1.8 kilometers by September, Africa Energy Chief Executive Officer Garrett Soden said in a statement.

Eni taps Weatherford for four-year downhole safety valve program

Weatherford International has been awarded an exclusive four-year contract with Eni S.p.A. to provide a minimum of 30 Non-Umbilical Downhole Deployment Valves (NU-DDV) that will be deployed in Eni's critical wells, improving their operational safety and reservoir performance.

UK oil and gas industry welcomes job support, underlines need to remain focused on delivering successful transition

The leading representative body for the sector OGUK said that the UK faces a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to deliver moves to a lower carbon and more diverse energy mix, reinforcing the importance of the sector deal currently being discussed with the UK Government.

Norway to tackle $100 billion P&A liabilities with new oilfield tech

North Sea nations and oil companies face costs of more than $100 billion to shut down old wells in the depleted region. Researchers in Norway believe they can cut that figure dramatically.

Canadian community and business leaders call for federal investment in offshore energy

Community and business leaders, as well as supporters throughout Canada, are united to send a clear message to the Government of Canada that action is needed to attract investment in the offshore oil and gas industry and help thousands of Canadians get back to work.

ICONIC tallies first successful North Sea instrumented tubular plug installation

ICONIC has successfully installed its first iTP (Instrumented Tubular Plug) in the Norwegian North Sea. Designed to provide real-time pressure and temperature data anywhere in the well, the iTP has been qualified for use on HPHT wells.

Stauper Offshore wins Martin Linge platform upgrade contract

Stauper Offshore AS was awarded a contract by TechnipFMC for the upgrade of the Compact Flotation Units (CFU) at Equinor´s Martin Linge platform in the North Sea.

Neptune Energy confirms hydrocarbon discovery at Dugong well

Neptune Energy and its partners announced the discovery of hydrocarbons at the Dugong well (PL 882) in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea.

SeaFlo training programs expedite knowledge transfer, supporting offshore recovery

SeaFlo Consultancy Ltd has invested more than £250,000 to develop a new dynamic marine and subsea training capability supported by state-of-the-art mobile simulators.

Neptune Energy awards remote monitoring contract to Fugro

Neptune Energy announced the award of a subsea inspection contract to leading geo-data specialist, Fugro, which will employ state-of-the-art remote monitoring technology to survey subsea structures at the Cygnus gas field in the UK’s southern North Sea.

As oil demand sentiments diverge on a national and an operator level, are production plans evolving to keep pace?

From OPEC stalwarts down to individual producing companies, oil price and demand projections are dividing into two separate camps. World Oil's editors review some of these key differences, and what they mean for crude production plans.

Oceaneering wins inspection services scope in Angola from CABGOC

Oceaneering International’s Asset Integrity group has secured a three-year contract with Cabinda Gulf Oil Company Limited (CABGOC), a Chevron subsidiary. Oceaneering will provide inspection services onshore Cabinda, Angola, and offshore Angola on Blocks 0 and 14. The contract is scheduled to begin in Q2 2020.

CNOOC announces significant South China Sea discovery

CNOOC Limited has made a significant discovery of Huizhou 26-6 in Eastern South China Sea. It is expected to become the first mid-to-large sized condensate oil and gas field in the shallow water area of Pearl River Mouth Basin.

Ampelmann secures five new offshore wind contracts in the North Sea

Ampelmann has secured five new contracts in offshore wind over the course of a month with Norwegian companies BOA, Volstad, Olympic Shipping, Siem Offshore and DOF.

Norway sets oil export records as OPEC+ cuts leave a void in the market

As OPEC and its allies make their deepest cuts yet to crude production, Norway’s giant Johan Sverdrup oil field is exporting more than ever before.

BSEE shares results from 28 unannounced spill response exercises in U.S. waters

BSEE is publishing its inaugural report that summarizes the key lessons learned from 2018 and 2019 government initiated unannounced exercises.

UK oil and gas group pushes for inclusion in net-zero energy transition

OGUK recently set out industry commitments to halve operational emissions in the next decade, with a target of 90 percent reductions by 2040. The sector was one of the first to respond to the Committee on Climate Change report in May last year which called for governments to reach net zero emissions by 2050 in the UK and 2045 in Scotland, with its Roadmap 2035: a blueprint for net zero.

DeepStar awards magnetic ESP project to Upwing and Mitsubishi

The proof-of-concept phase, targeting deepwater offshore and subsea oil well applications, is sponsored and funded by the Nippon Foundation - DeepStar Joint Ocean Innovation program and supported by project champions Chevron, Shell, Petrobras and Equinor.

Canadians petition government for oil industry support with letter-writing campaign

Canadians have sent more than 2,000 letters of support asking the federal government to invest in Newfoundland and Labrador’s offshore oil and natural gas industry.