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Norwell Engineering secures $30 million contract for deepwater India development

Aberdeen-based global well engineering and drilling project management firm Norwell Engineering has won a lucrative contract worth more than $30 million with ONGC, India’s national oil company.

Aquaterra Energy, Lhyfe and Borr Drilling join on offshore green hydrogen jack-up rig production concept

Aquaterra Energy has signed a partnership with renewable hydrogen producer and supplier Lhyfe and offshore drilling contractor Borr Drilling to develop an innovative concept for offshore green hydrogen production in the North Sea.

Shell reports structural damage to West Delta facilities from Hurricane Ida

The West Delta-143 facilities serve as the transfer station for production from Shell’s assets in the Mars corridor in the Gulf of Mexico to onshore crude and natural gas terminals.

Energean selects Halliburton for offshore Israel drilling campaign

Halliburton will collaborate with Energean to economically and safely deliver exploration, appraisal, and development wells offshore Israel.

Petrofac and CO2 Capsol collaborate on carbon capture initiatives

Petrofac has signed an agreement with carbon capture technology company, CO2 Capsol, which enables collaboration on carbon capture projects.

SBM Offshore completes US$1.6 billion financing of FPSO Sepetiba

FPSO Sepetiba will be deployed at the Mero field in the Santos Basin offshore Brazil, 180 kilometers offshore Rio de Janeiro.

New study outlines opportunities for UK companies in growth of U.S. offshore wind

The study states that a lack of maturity in the US offshore wind supply chain currently translates to the need for a rapid expansion in products and services required to deliver projects on time and on budget.

Shell preps key Gulf of Mexico pipeline for restart after hurricane Ida

Royal Dutch Shell is gearing up to restart oil pipelines off the U.S. Gulf Coast, potentially moving the region’s top driller one step closer to restoring some production shut by Hurricane Ida.

ExxonMobil’s offshore Guyana win streak continues with Pinktail discovery

“These discoveries are part of an extensive well program in the Stabroek Block utilizing six drillships to test play extensions and new concepts, evaluate existing discoveries and complete development wells for the Liza Phase 2 and Payara projects,” said Mike Cousins, senior vice president of exploration and new ventures at ExxonMobil.

Mexico’s president earmarks $32B to help Pemex boost oil production

Mexico President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is raising Pemex’s spending plan for next year to about $32 billion in a bid to boost flagging oil production.

Pemex reduces 2022 oil output forecast after platform troubles

Mexico cut its forecast for oil production at Pemex next year and reduced its tax burden after a string of accidents at offshore platforms signaled the highly indebted state company is struggling.

Canada’s offshore oil outlook brightens on Terra Nova, West White Rose developments

“Commitments shown by Suncor Energy, Cenovus Energy, and Murphy Oil are extremely positive for the Newfoundland and Labrador offshore oil and gas industry," Noia CEO Charlene Johnson said in a statement.

India’s ONGC considering Woodside stake in offshore Senegal oil field

India’s Oil & Natural Gas Corp. is exploring a purchase of a significant minority stake in the $4 billion-plus Sangomar oil project off the coast of Senegal from Woodside Petroleum Ltd., according to people familiar with the matter.

Neptune Energy, Harbour Energy consider merger valued near $10 billion

Neptune Energy Group Ltd., the private equity-backed explorer, is considering options including a merger with Harbour Energy Plc that could create one of Europe’s largest independent oil and gas companies, people familiar with the matter said.

Aquaterra Energy signs three-year Angola platform contract with supermajor

Aquaterra Energy has secured a multi-million-dollar agreement with a supermajor to deliver multiple Sea Swift platforms over a three-year period. The platforms will be destined for off the coast of the Cabinda Province, offshore Angola.

U.S. Coast Guard investigating miles-long oil spill after hurricane Ida

Federal authorities are responding to a 14-mile long oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico discovered in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida, according to the Louisiana Oil Spill Coordinator’s Office.

Strategic Petroleum Reserve draws increase as Gulf oil remains offline

The U.S. is granting a second refiner in Louisiana access to the country’s emergency crude stockpiles as most oil-producing platforms in the Gulf of Mexico remain offline after Hurricane Ida.

Talos pushes back against Pemex over Zama oilfield takeover

Talos Energy Inc., the U.S. offshore explorer behind Mexico’s largest oil discovery in years, is taking the first step toward an international dispute after control of the field was given to state producer Pemex.

Democrats close in on drilling, mining bans for Biden’s $3.5T infrastructure scheme

Legislation to block oil drilling in most U.S. waters and Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge edged closer to passage Thursday, as the House Natural Resources Committee rejected more than a dozen changes sought by Republicans.

Noble provides clarity on Globetrotter II drillship, during and after hurricane Ida

World Oil reached out to Noble Corporation, owner of the drillship, for further comment. This afternoon (Thursday, Sept. 2), we received further explanation from Noble’s Vice President, Investor Relations, and Treasurer, Craig Muirhead.