Offshore ///

Majors step up to bid on Argentina offshore acreage

Argentina's first national offshore licensing round was held yesterday, April 16, 2019, in Buenos Aires.

Halliburton awarded Shell Offshore exploration contract in Brazil's Campos, Santos basins

Halliburton awarded Shell Offshore exploraiton contract in Brazil's Campos, Santos basins

DNV GL in UK extends contract for Dana Petroleum

DNV GL has secured a 3-year contract across the Dana Petroleum operated assets on the United Kingdom Continental Shelf (UKCS).

ExxonMobil wins three blocks in Argentina offshore bid round

ExxonMobil has increased holdings in Argentina after its subsidiary ExxonMobil Argentina Offshore Investments B.V. and an affiliate of Qatar Petroleum won three exploration blocks during Argentina’s first offshore bid round.

Zennor provides Finlaggan field development update

Zennor Petroleum Limited, through its subsidiary Zennor Pathway Limited, is currently developing the 100% owned Finlaggan field in the UK Central North Sea (block 21/05c and 21/05d, Licence P2013).

Turan Drilling & Engineering wins $500 million BP contract in Azerbaijan

Turan Drilling & Engineering Company LLC (A KCA Deutag and SOCAR AQS Company), has announced that it has been awarded its first contract, with BP Exploration (Caspian Sea) Limited (BP).

STEM students compete in ROV competition at Robert Gordon University

The engineers of the future will go head to head at Robert Gordon University (RGU) this week (Wed. April 17) when they put underwater robots, which they have designed and built, to the test as part of an annual competition.

Talos Energy provides update on Zama appraisal program

Talos Energy provides update on Zama appraisal program

Premier Oil has made successful well test of Zama discovery

Premier notes the press release by Talos Energy, the operator of Block 7 offshore Mexico, announcing the successful drill stem test (DST) of the Zama-2 side track well (Zama-2ST1).

Delek, Ineos emerge as front-runners for Chevron's UK fields

As Chevron's North Sea oil and gas fields divestment progresses, Israel’s Delek Group Ltd. and U.K. chemicals company Ineos Group are top contenders, according to people familiar with the matter.

Malin React has appointed Graham Penman as business unit manager

Malin React, a newly launched arm of the Malin Group, has appointed industry stalwart, Graham Penman as a business unit manager to head up its operation.

WFS 2nd generation Seatooth improves offshore safety, reduces cost in North Sea

A new generation of subsea technology has been successfully used to improve safety and reduce cost in the North Sea oil and gas industry for the first time. Cutting-edge computing and subsea wireless IP camera technology deployed on a pipeline construction project enhanced diver safety and generated significant cost savings by avoiding the need for additional subsea vessels.

BP awards contracts to BHGE, McDermott for Greater Tortue Ahmeyim natural gas project

McDermott International, Inc. and Baker Hughes, a GE company (BHGE) have announced that they have been awarded subsea umbilicals, risers and flowlines (SURF) and subsea production system (SPS) equipment contracts by BP for the Greater Tortue Ahmeyim natural gas project, located offshore Mauritania and Senegal.

McDermott awarded large offshore EPCI contract by Qatargas

McDermott International, Inc. has announced a large* contract award from Qatargas for engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) for expansion of the North Field offshore facilities in the State of Qatar.

Maersk Supply Service to install onboard energy advisory system

Maersk Supply Service signed a contract with Eniram, a Wärtsilä company, to install an Energy Advisory System on its vessels.

NOIA appoints 17 oil and gas industry leaders to board of directors

The National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) has elected 17 industry leaders to its board of directors on April 11, 2019 during its annual meeting in Washington, DC.

Acteon adds significant geotechnical, geophysical survey capabilities with Benthic acquisition

Subsea services group Acteon has agreed to acquire offshore marine geotechnical and geophysical survey company Benthic.

Era Helicopters wins 2019 NOIA Safety in Seas Culture of Safety Award

The National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) presented Era Group Inc. with the 2019 NOIA Safety in Seas (SIS) Culture of Safety Award today during the association’s annual meeting in Washington, DC. Era is recognized for instituting a robust safety culture that resulted in a drop in the company’s Total Recordable Incident Rate from 1.78 to zero, and a reduction in Lost Time Injury Cases from .78 to zero, within the last five years.

Oceaneering launches global engineering consultancy business

Oceaneering International, Inc. has launched a new global Engineering Consultancy, aimed at delivering specialist technical engineering solutions that complement its existing asset Integrity business.

Ensco and Rowan merge to form EnscoRowan

Ensco Rowan plc, has announced the completion of the previously disclosed merger of Ensco plc and Rowan Companies plc, which follows the satisfaction of the transaction’s closing conditions including overwhelming approval by each company’s shareholders and sanction by the UK Court of the scheme of arrangement implementing the transaction.