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SBM Offshore awarded LOI, operate contracts for FPSO Mero 2 lease

SBM Offshore has announced that it has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI), together with Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. (Petrobras), for a 22.5 years lease and operate of FPSO Mero 2, to be deployed at Mero field in the Santos basin offshore Brazil, 180 km offshore Rio de Janeiro.

CGG awarded processing contract for Equinor's Johan Sverdrup PRM project

Subsurface Imaging, part of CGG’s Geoscience division, has been awarded a contract by Equinor for the processing of seismic data from the Johan Sverdrup Permanent Reservoir Monitoring (PRM) system in the North Sea.

SPE Offshore Europe gets brand new backdrop for 2019

This year, returning attendees of SPE Offshore Europe (OE) will notice some new scenery.

Creating the right jobs will ensure Vision 2035 succeeds

Interview with Deirdre Michie, Chief Executive, OGUK

Using integrated technologies in project development

An interview with Colette Cohen, CEO, Oil and Gas Technology Centre; and Jim Lenton, President, Upstream Integrated Solutions, Worley

SPE Offshore Europe-2019 conference chairman sees exciting future ahead for UKCS

Interview with OE 2019 Chairman Michael Borrell, Senior V.P., North Sea and Russia, Total

UKCS shows signs of upside potential

The business and operational improvements implemented during the downturn have positioned the UKCS as a much more attractive basin for E&P companies.

SPE Offshore Europe 2019: Breakthrough to Excellence – Our license to operate

Recognized by professionals in the upstream industry’s offshore sector as Europe’s leading E&P event, the SPE Offshore Europe (OE) Conference & Exhibition is gearing up for another year in Aberdeen, Scotland.

SPE Offshore Europe 2019 awaits you!

The SPE Offshore Europe 2019 conference and exhibition is fast approaching.

Shell ships first LNG cargo from Prelude FLNG, offshore Australia

Shell's first shipment of LNG has sailed from the company’s Prelude floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) facility, offshore Western Australia.

Oceaneering to perform first deepwater AUV survey in Mexico

Oceaneering International, Inc. has secured a contract to perform the first-ever deepwater Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) survey in Mexican waters.

China’s first LNG bunker vessel to feature integrated Wärtsilä solutions

China’s first seagoing LNG bunker vessel will operate with a comprehensive and integrated package of highly efficient and environmentally sustainable solutions from the technology group Wärtsilä.

Companies in the news

Emily Querubin, World Oil

Sparrows Group has won contract renewals worth an estimated £30 million on the UKCS.

World of oil and gas

Emily Querubin, World Oil

Several months ahead of schedule, Shell Offshore Inc., a Royal Dutch Shell subsidiary—alongside partner CNOOC Petroleum Offshore SA, Inc., a subsidiary of CNOOC Limited—has begun producing at its Appomattox floating production system.

Drilling advances

Jim Redden, Contributing Editor

Equinor reports collision between supply vessel and Statfjord A

On Friday, June 7, the supply vessel PSV Sjøborg collided into the Statfjord A platform in connection with loading operations. Statfjord A is currently in a scheduled production stop, and there was no production on the platform when the incident occurred.

BP, partners confirm investment in deepwater Angola

BP and partners today confirmed they have agreed further investment into deepwater Block 15, offshore Angola as part of an agreement with Angola's National Agency for Petroleum, Gas and Biofuels (NAPGB).

DNO awarded two new exploration licenses on UKCS

DNO ASA has been awarded two exploration licenses as operator by the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA), under the UK’s 31st licensing round.

Dominican Republic to hold first licensing round

The Ministry of Energy and Mines of the Dominican Republic, in partnership with Wood Mackenzie, has announced its first licensing round to open at an event in Houston on July 10, 2019, closing in December 2019.

Hurricane Energy reports first oil at Lancaster EPS, offshore UK

Hurricane Energy, a UK company focused on developing hydrocarbons in naturally fractured basement reservoirs, provided an update on its Lancaster field development.