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Speedcast to provide fully-managed communications onboard Seadrill’s West Bollsta newbuild

Speedcast announced that the company has been awarded a new multi-year communications and IT solutions contract on the West Bollsta semi-submersible rig, a newbuild operated by Seadrill off the coast of Norway.

RigNet signs long-term contract extension with Valaris

Under the agreement, RigNet will continue to provide Managed Communication Services including VSAT technology and RigNet’s Gulf of Mexico 5GE network and the fleet-wide rollout of RigNet’s global multi-band LTE service.

Borr Drilling lands three jackup contract with PEMEX

Borr Drilling has secured an integrated services contract to provide three jackup rigs to PEMEX under its “Cluster 2” agreement.

Peterson expands Caribbean presence with new Repsol project

Energy logistics company Peterson has been awarded a major contract with Repsol Exploracion Guyana, S.A., selected as the main logistics contractor for the Carapa 1 exploration and drilling project, providing Repsol with integrated supply base operations management, logistics and pipe yard operations.

Shell taps Deep Down for Trinidad and Tobago umbilical support order

Deep Down, an oilfield services company specializing in complex deepwater and ultra-deepwater oil production distribution system support services announced today that it has received an order for umbilical support services directly from Shell Trinidad and Tobago.

Brunei Shell awards rig inspection contract to AqualisBraemar

Brunei Shell Petroleum Company has awarded AqualisBraemar a frame agreement to conduct rig inspection services for the operator, valid for three years with an option to extend the contract for additional periods of three times one year.

Oxy begins bond sale to fund Anadarko deal

Occidental Petroleum is selling bonds to help finance its $38 billion acquisition of Anadarko, as debt issuers show faith in Tuesday’s market rebound.

Saipem to establish a spoolbase in the US Gulf of Mexico

The new facility will support the Saipem Constellation, the latest addition to the Saipem fleet, suitable for the installation of rigid and flexible pipes in ultra deep waters as well as for heavy lifts of up to 3,000 tons.

Abrado wins California multi-well P&A contract from Chevron

Abrado Wellbore Services has secured a multi-million dollar contract from Chevron’s Environmental Management Company to support the plug and abandonment of more than 30 wells offshore California.

TGS awarded five-year well data contract extension by BSEE

TGS has been awarded a five-year contract for Digital Well Log Data Processing with the BSEE.

Petronas signs Gabon’s first exploration permits in five years

Malaysia’s state-owned oil company has signed an agreement with Gabon for two exploration permits after the African country enacted a new oil law last month, the government said in a statement citing Noel Mboumba, Gabon’s petroleum minister.

Trendsetter Engineering and Intelligent Wellhead Systems form joint venture

Trendsetter Engineering and Intelligent Wellhead Systems announced the establishment of a joint venture to introduce new technology and services aimed at improving the safety and efficiency of offshore drilling, completion, intervention and abandonment operations.

Saipem Sonsub begins final tests on industry’s first underwater intervention drone

Saipem Sonsub has launched its Hydrone-R underwater intervention drone to start endurance and qualification tests prior to its commercialization by year’s end.

MODEC introduces two next-generation newbuild FPSO hulls

MODEC introduced two new built FPSO hulls, addressing lack of deck area and crude storage capacity common among typical designs based on converted oil tankers.

Diamond Offshore introduces big data analytics to BOP monitoring and testing

Diamond Offshore Drilling announced the launch of its Stack-View service, applying 24/7 real-time monitoring, data visualization, and advanced analytics to identify trends and detect anomalies in BOP performance across its rig fleet.

Guyana, Bakken bets are paying off for Hess

Focusing on offshore Guyana and Bakken shale opportunities is paying off for Hess, who foresee significant production expansion in the coming years.

Trendsetter Vulcan Offshore deploys next generation wellhead fatigue mitigation system

Trendsetter Vulcan Offshore has contracted with independent oil and gas company Tamarind Resources to provide its next-generation wellhead fatigue mitigation systems for deployment offshore New Zealand.

Upcoming license rounds show great promise for Brazil, says ANP’s Kury

Recent resumption of exploration programs puts Brazil on track to be one of the world's leading oil producers over the next 10 years, said Felipe Kury, director of Brazil’s National Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels Agency.

McDermott secures offshore EPCI contract from Saudi Aramco

McDermott International has been awarded a contract by Saudi Aramco to provide engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) of a production deck module in Saudi Arabia's fields located offshore in the Arabian Gulf.

Transocean taps RigNet for rig analytics, data acquisition support across its fleet

RigNet has signed two multi-year agreements with Transocean to provide rig analytic applications through Intelie Live, the company’s real-time analytics platform, to help improve operational integrity and efficiency.