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TGS announces new Brazilian seismic acquisition projects

TGS will mobilize the COSL vessel HYSY720 to commence acquisition of the Espirito Santo 3D survey by year-end.

Danelec Marine and Veracity by DNV GL combine strengths to drive maritime digitalization

Danelec Marine and Veracity by DNV GL have signed a pilot agreement to enable new maritime use-cases; combining the strengths of DanelecConnect’s onboard data capture capabilities and Veracity’s eco-system and platform architecture.

CGG wins Offshore Malaysia seismic reprocessing contracts from PTTEP

PTTEP expects the resulting high-quality images will improve the definition of producing reservoirs, enable enhanced planning and drilling of future wells, and open up new plays for near-field exploration at deeper intervals.

Perenco boosts Ivory Coast’s oil goals with operator bid

The Anglo-French oil company is seeking to buy a controlling stake in block CI-11, currently operated by a consortium that includes the state-run company Petroci, which has a 68% stake.

OTC organizers postpone oil’s biggest conference to August 2021

OTC organizers said that new in-person and virtual activities will be planned to “ensure the conference continues to provide a platform for energy professionals to meet and exchange ideas.”

From chess match to streetfight: The world's courtrooms are the battleground for the future of fossil fuels

In Alaska, Michigan and Norway, partisans on the left and right are sparring in the courts to implement their vision for the future of energy. Operations from small shale plays to multi-billion-dollar offshore installations suddenly hang in the balance as the regulatory outlook becomes increasingly cloudy.

All-in for the Brazilian oil and gas industry

Ricardo Giamattey, Bruce Crager, Endeavor Management

Part 2: In this second and final installment, the authors examine a potential rebuilding of onshore production, the likely need for some offshore decommissioning, and the status of the country’s alternative fuels.

Norwegian supreme court case puts Arctic drilling on the line

Norway opened itself up to climate suits after amending its constitution in 2014, to reflect its support of the Paris Climate Agreement. The case against Norway tests its new law, which states that “everyone has the right to an environment that secures health, and to a nature where productivity and diversity are preserved.”

Ghana forces Eni to merge its Sankofa field with a domestic discovery

Ghana’s government is forcing Eni SpA to merge its Sankofa offshore oil field with a neighboring discovery made by a domestic explorer and imposing its own terms on the deal.

ConocoPhillips tallies significant gas discovery offshore Norway

“We have built a strong position on the Norwegian shelf since the discovery of the Ekofisk Field in 1969 and we are a very active industry operator and partner across the North Sea and the Norwegian Sea,” said Matt Fox, ConocoPhillips executive VP and CEO.

Court says Hess can’t recover $218 million from Schlumberger for subsea valves

Hess Corporation failed to persuade a federal judge to award it $217.9 million to repay the cost of recovering and replacing four allegedly defective subsea valves made by Schlumberger Technology.

Petrogas awards Maersk Drilling three-well contract in the Dutch North Sea

The contract is expected to commence in November 2020 and has an estimated duration of 110 days.

Philippines energy secretary OKs offshore drilling without China

Philippine Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi said PXP Energy Corp. can survey Reed Bank in the disputed sea even without partnering with China National Offshore Oil Corp.

Philippines works to end oil exploration upheaval with China

The Philippines has removed a major hurdle in advancing oil exploration with Beijing in the South China Sea, its top diplomat said, but the two nations will have to navigate their overlapping claims in the area to reach a deal.

Equinor and BP Canada tally two new discoveries offshore Newfoundland

“The announcement by Equinor and partner BP Canada that oil has been found in the Flemish Pass Basin is encouraging, at a time when encouraging news is needed for the Newfoundland and Labrador offshore oil and gas industry," said Charlene Johnson, CEO of the Newfoundland and Labrador Oil and Gas Industries Association.

Total scores “significant” gas condensate find offshore South Africa

The Luiperd-1X well on Block 11B/12B was drilled to a total depth of about 3,400 meters and encountered 73 meters of gas condensate. Total will now conduct a detailed assessment of the reservoir in conjunction with Qatar Petroleum and its other partners.

OGUK report offers first insight into impact of pandemic on offshore jobs

The number of workers on offshore oil and gas installations decreased by around 4,000 as the UK went into lockdown in March this year, official figures published by industry body OGUK confirm.

PESA president rebuts Biden’s energy stance

While it’s true the energy ecosystem is in transition, former Vice President Biden is incorrect that it means replacing one form of energy with another or phasing out oil and gas.

BP considering deepwater Gulf of Mexico stake sale

BP is weighing a sale of its majority stake in the Constellation oilfield in the Gulf of Mexico, according to people familiar with the matter, as it pushes ahead with a divestment program.

Canada’s Suncor considers selling North Sea oil and gas fields

After a slow start to the year as the coronavirus crisis disrupted plans across the industry, asset-sale activity in the North Sea has picked up in the second half.