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Energean greenlights offshore Egypt subsea tieback project

Energean PLC announced a Final Investment Decision has been taken on the North El Amriya and North Idkunea concession subsea tieback project in offshore Egypt.

Chevron eyes subsea pipelines to send Israeli gas to Egypt

The partners in the Leviathan and Tamar fields, which sit off Israel’s Mediterranean coast, signed an agreement under which Israel Natural Gas Lines Ltd. will lay a new subsea pipeline and expand some of its existing ones, according to a statement Tuesday from Delek Drilling LP, a shareholder in both reservoirs.

Nord Stream 2’s future looks increasingly uncertain

Fresh sanctions come just days before work on the pipeline is scheduled to start in Danish waters. Questions now remain whether the link, owned by a unit of Gazprom PJSC, will see further delays as the U.S. tries to limit Russian influence in Europe.

Trelleborg awarded contract by Torgy LNG AS to provide NjordGuard cable protection for Jiangsu Qidong Offshore Wind Project in China

Trelleborg’s NjordGuard cable protection system will protect inter array grid power cables on the project from over-bending, abrasion, and fatigue.

Stepan Oilfield Solutions brings innovative, biodegradable corrosion inhibitor intermediates

Learn about our biodegradable corrosion inhibitor intermediates for production that are compliant with the stringent North Sea regulations.

Under pressure: how VAM® SLIJ-3 meets the needs of HP/HT ultra-deepwater projects

The VAM® SLIJ-3 design is part of the latest generation of VAM® semi-flush premium connections suited for the most critical applications. Developed targeting 20K applications like Chevron's Anchor Project (Gulf of Mexico), and tested to the most stringent industry standards, it offers exceptional performances for deep offshore wells.

Nord Stream 2 to complete first of two branches as soon as June

The pipelaying vessel Fortuna is expected to complete works in Danish seas by the middle of the last week of May, and then start in German waters with construction going through to June.

Safe Influx granted patent for novel Automated Well Control technology

This patent recognizes the ability of the Automated Well Control to detect the presence of a fluid influx condition in a wellbore, make a decision against criteria to shut-in, and then automatically initiate an initial well control protocol that results in the well being safely shut-in.

Russia accelerates Nord Stream 2 project to beat U.S. sanctions

When complete, Nord Stream 2 will allow Russia to expand deliveries of gas to Europe and circumvent the traditional transport corridor through Ukraine. The U.S. and Eastern European nations say the pipeline will make Germany and the European Union too reliant on Russian gas.

Equinor stakes NOK 3 billion to improve Statfjord Ost oil recovery

Equinor and its license partners have decided to invest NOK 3 billion in the North Sea Statfjord Øst field to improve recovery by 23 million barrels of oil equivalent.

BP, Reliance start gas production on India’s ultra-deepwater KG D6 field

RIL and BP are developing three deepwater gas projects in block KG D6 – R Cluster, Satellites Cluster and MJ – which together are expected to meet ~15% of India’s gas demand by 2023.

Baker Hughes launches engageSubsea real-time operational management platform

engageSubsea remote serves as an equipment inspection tool, technical support and operational management platform, and is designed to drive operational excellence and increase capital productivity for offshore oil and gas operators.

Aker Solutions lands two key Equinor Northern Lights CO2 contracts

Northern Lights is part of the Norwegian government’s Longship project for establishing full scale CO2 capture, transport and storage facilities in line with the country’s international climate agreements.

Oceaneering wins connector supply contract from TechnipFMC

The M5 connector provides an easy-to-install, fly-to-place connection solution that enables injection of gas or chemicals into subsea infrastructure and serves as an access point for future subsea field intervention activities such as gas lift, chemical injection, well stimulation, hydrate remediation, flooding and venting operations, acid injection and scale squeeze.

Trump keeps door open for expanded offshore drilling

The proposal under development is set to outline potential sales of long-plumbed territory in the Gulf of Mexico, as well as waters around Alaska and near Southern California, where exploratory oil drilling was last conducted decades ago. Atlantic waters near the coasts of Maryland and Delaware are also included in the proposed sale program.

SBS Energy Services sets new world record with Helix Energy Solutions in GOM decommissioning project

A highlight of the operation was cleaning out the flowline rather than cutting it into sections, which has been performed previously on long flowlines such as this one. This approach significantly reduced the number of critical subsea lifts and overall timeline for the cleanout and lay down. Performing the full cleanout in a single lift also required minimal onshore disposal of flowline components.

EU’s biggest oil producer to end North Sea operations by 2050

Denmark, the European Union’s biggest oil producer, will stop offering new licenses in the North Sea and phase out production altogether in 2050 as it takes an historic step toward a fossil-fuel free future.

U.S. sanctions China’s CNOOC on drilling in disputed South China Sea

CNOOC’s operations in the South China Sea have run into controversy because China claims drilling rights in waters far from its borders, and within 200 miles of countries like Vietnam and the Philippines.

ADNOC considering purchase of key UAE offshore oilfield services firm

Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. is a potential contender to buy a local offshore oil-services firm that counts the state-owned crude producer among its major clients, according to people familiar with the matter.

Greece wearies of Turkey’s provocative energy hunt in disputed waters

European leaders in October called on Ankara to abstain from unilateral hydrocarbon exploration in disputed waters, saying it’s in breach of international law. Turkey nonetheless resumed the surveys, making any negotiation with Greece on delimitation of sea borders even more problematic.