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Fugro secures E&P support contracts in Trindad and the Gulf of Mexico

Fugro has won three contracts with BHP Petroleum (Deepwater) Inc., which see the company delivering a range of specialist services to support exploration and production operations in Trinidad and Tobago and the Gulf of Mexico.

2H Offshore expands STREAM JIP for improved SCR, lazy-wave riser design

2H Offshore, a riser and conductor specialist in subsea services group Acteon, has completed the first phase of the STREAM (STeel Riser Enhanced Analytics using Measurements) joint industry project (JIP) and has expanded the work into a second phase.

Maersk Drilling, Aker BP sign major contract founded on joint alliance

Maersk Drilling and Aker BP have agreed to a one-year contract to deploy high-performance rig Maersk Integrator on the Norwegian shelf from June 2019. The contract is founded on the alliance that the parties entered into in 2017.

Joint study shows data analytics can improve production efficiency, reduce maintenance costs

A joint study by the UK oil and gas industry’s Technology Leadership Board, the Oil & Gas Technology Centre and the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) has found that adopting data analytics and digital technologies for asset maintenance and operations could increase production and lower maintenance costs worth £1.5 billion annually to the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS).

Point Resources extends contract with Aker Solutions

Point Resources has executed the remaining part of the option for the maintenance and modifications contract with Aker Solutions.

PG Flow Solutions to deliver pump systems to Johan Sverdrup phase 2

Liquid handling and pump specialist PG Flow Solutions has been awarded a contract by the Aker Solutions and Kvaerner 50/50 joint venture (ASK JV) to deliver MEG (mono ethylene glycol) and chemical injection pump packages to the Johan Sverdrup phase 2 field development.

BHGE lands major services contract for Saudi Aramco's Marjan field

Saudi Aramco has awarded the first large-scope integrated services contract for its Marjan oilfield – the first of three major offshore expansions in Saudi Arabia, and the company’s largest upstream development project this year – to Baker Hughes, a GE company (BHGE).

Equinor announces record fast-track development of Visund Nord IOR project

On Sept. 2, the Visund Nord IOR (improved oil recovery) project came onstream, two months ahead of schedule. The project has further been delivered with no serious HSE incidents and well below budget.

Gordon weakens to tropical depression after shutting in 9% of GOM production

Gordon was rapidly weakening to a tropical depression after coming ashore near the Alabama-Mississippi border late Tuesday and killing at least one person while knocking out power to thousands.

Empryean Energy engages third-party independent audit of Block 29/11, China

Empyrean Energy, the oil and gas development company with interests in China, Indonesia and the United States, has announced that it has engaged Gaffney, Cline & Associates (GCA) to complete a third-party independent audit of oil initially in place estimates over the Jade, Topaz and Pearl prospects, in Block 29/11, in the Pearl River Mouth basin, China.

Anglo African Oil & Gas reports temporary suspension of drilling at Tilapia field

Anglo African Oil & Gas plc, an independent oil and gas developer, has announced that the company has been informed by its drilling contractor, SMP, that they have experienced a topside issue that has affected a rig offshore the Congo.

African oil hunt returns as majors seek to unlock vast reserves

Africa is entering the oil-hunt spotlight as drillers, flush with cash after crude’s recovery, are turning their attention back to the continent’s potentially vast resources.

BP announced as the Lead Operator Sponsor of MCEDD 2019

Gulf Quest LLC is pleased to announce that BP will be the Lead Operator Sponsor of MCE Deepwater Development 2019 (MCEDD), which will be held April 2-4, 2019, at the Novotel London West.

Halliburton sets record for deepwater liner hanger installations

Halliburton Company has announced its XtremeGrip liner hangers have been installed to a depth of 30,924 ft in the Gulf of Mexico Hess-operated Stampede deepwater development, setting a record depth for the XtremeGrip system.

Transocean to acquire Ocean Rig for $2.7 billion

Transocean Ltd. and Ocean Rig UDW Inc. announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which Transocean will acquire Ocean Rig in a cash and stock transaction valued at approximately $2.7 billion, inclusive of Ocean Rig’s net debt.

BP deploys cloud-based analytics solution on Gulf of Mexico platforms

BP announced today that it has successfully deployed Plant Operations Advisor (POA), a cloud-based advanced analytics solution developed with Baker Hughes, a GE company, across all four of its operated production platforms in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico.

Tropical Storm Gordon could be a problem for GOM producers

Tropical Storm Gordon may become a hurricane as it crosses the Gulf of Mexico toward Louisiana and New Orleans, potentially causing issues for natural gas and oil production as it brushes the eastern edge of offshore energy fields.

Panoro Energy reports oil discovery at Dussafu, offshore Gabon

Panoro Energy has reported an oil discovery in the Ruche North East Marin-1 (DRNEM-1) well drilled in the Dussafu Marin PSC, offshore Gabon.

NPD gives Equinor's Aasta Hansteen project the go-ahead

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted consent for start-up of the Aasta Hansteen facility in the Norwegian Sea. Operator Equinor plans to start production during the course of autumn 2018.

ExxonMobil adds ninth discovery offshore Guyana

ExxonMobil has announced its ninth discovery offshore Guyana at the Hammerhead-1 well, marking its fifth discovery on the Stabroek Block in the past year and proving a new play concept for potential development.