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Maersk Supply Service brings second I-class vessel to Mexico

Maersk Supply Service has secured a 1.5-year contract with Blue Marine Group to support Pemex from subsea support vessel Maersk Installer.

Johan Sverdrup startup revitalizes Norway’s offshore sector

Discovered in 2010 in an area that had been disregarded by most explorers, the site started production on Saturday and is set to reach 440,000 bpd by next summer.

Shell awards gas export infrastructure contract offshore Aberdeen

The contract scope involves the engineering, procurement, construction, transportation and installation of a 30km gas export pipeline, a gas export riser and associated subsea infrastructure, for tie-ins at the Haewene Brim FPSO.

BP awards Saipem Caspian contracts worth $145 million

Saipem, in consortium with Boshelf LLC and STAR GULF FZCO, has recently been awarded three new contracts by BP for the development of the Azeri-Chirag-Gunashli oil and gas field offshore Azerbaijan.

Assessment reveals significant oil and gas potential offshore Newfoundland

“In just 9% of our offshore, we have a combined resource potential of 52.2 Bbbl oil and 199.6 Tcf gas. We have over 650 leads and prospects identified to date, and $4 billion in recent exploration work commitments," said the Honorable Siobhan Coady, Canada's Minister of Natural Resources.

Dolphin Drilling lands semisub contract with Shell

Global contractor Dolphin Drilling has secured further work for its Borgland Dolphin semi-submersible drilling rig to start in early 2020.

Equatorial Guinea launches 2020 investment agenda with the African Energy Chamber

Supported by the African Energy Chamber, the Year of Investment 2020 is an initiative of the Ministry of Mines and Hydrocarbons to pursue Equatorial Guinea's agenda of energy cooperation and investment, and see the signing of several energy deals in 2020.

Weatherford strikes four-year safety valve deal with Petrobras

The Optimax deep-set safety valve protects against catastrophic loss of well control by providing fail-safe closures at pressure up to 10,000 psi and are rated for setting depths as deep as 12,000 ft.

Wärtsilä to apply hybrid power upgrades to Viking Neptun offshore construction vessel

Norway-based Eidesvik AS has contracted Wärtsilä to engineer, supply, and commission a hybrid propulsion system for its ‘Viking Neptun’ construction vessel.

TechnipFMC awards Benthic geotechnical contract offshore Mozambique

Benthic has secured an offshore geotechnical and geophysical contract from TechnipFMC for the Golfinho development

Major Brazil offshore auction attracts global producer interest

The auction of drilling rights off the coast of Brazil planned for November, potentially offering more oil than all the proven reserves in Mexico, has attracted interest from some of the world’s largest producers.

Subsea 7 chosen for BP Caspian Sea construction project

Subsea 7 announced today the award of two contracts by BP Exploration for the Azeri Central East project in the Azeri-Chirag-Deepwater Gunashli field in the Caspian Sea, in a water depth of approximately 140 meters.

Oceaneering tapped to decommission seven gas platforms offshore Canada

The decommissioning project comprises seven offshore gas platforms located approximately 135 nautical miles east of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada on the edge of the Scotian Shelf.

Pragma ESP safety valve improves safety, reduces costs for cable-deployed ESPs

The new valve will enable on and offshore installations to meet all safety regulations while improving the operational footprint at the wellsite during installation and retrieval by reducing time, cost, personnel and risk.

Neptune Energy taps Valaris jackup for Seagull development

Neptune Energy’s UK managing director, Pete Jones, said: “This is an important milestone for the Seagull project and a further demonstration of how the development is progressing at pace, following the award of the SPS and SURF contract to TechnipFMC in July.”

ConocoPhillips sells UK E&P subsidiaries, pulls out of Louisiana unconventional play

ConocoPhillips has completed its previously announced transaction to sell two ConocoPhillips UK subsidiaries to Chrysaor E&P Limited for $2.675 billion, plus interest and customary adjustments.

BP is coming up empty in a hotspot for offshore oil exploration

“The pre-salt is good, but it’s not a sea of oil; there are still risks,” said Marcelo de Assis, the head of Latin American upstream research for Wood Mackenzie Ltd. “Deepwater gas is something that doesn’t work. All the developments are focusing on oil.”

SBM Offshore seeks to buy out minority partner in five Brazilian FPSOs

SBM Offshore is participating in a competitive sealed-bid process to purchase the equity ownership in the leases and operating companies related to five Brazilian FPSOs owned by Serviços de Petróleo Constellation S.A.

Vår Energi awards Balder X subsea contract to Ocean Installer, BHGE

Under the contract, BHGE and Ocean Installer will engineer, procure, construct and install 16 new subsea production systems, umbilicals, risers and flowlines to the Jotun A FPSO.

Apache awards North Sea brownfield services contract to Global E&C

Operating across the Beryl and Forties fields, Apache’s North Sea business has demonstrated its commitment to the basin with what is understood to be the largest life of field contract award in the history of the oil and gas sector in the UK.