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Exxon Strikes Out at Hassa-1 Offshore Guyana

January 15, 2021

Exxon Mobil Corp said on Friday that its latest exploration well in the prolific Stabroek block off Guyana's coast did not find oil in its target area, the second setback to its drilling campaign in recent months. Exxon, which operates the Stabroek…

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VR Training for BP's Greater Tortue Ahmeyim Personnel

January 15, 2021

Oil major BP has hired Aberdeen-based offshore training company, Survivex, to develop and deliver a four-week training program for the operational personnel on the Greater Tortue Ahmeyim development project in Senegal/Mauritania offshore area.

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Two Die in Incident Aboard BW Offshore FPSO in Ivory Coast

January 15, 2021

Two people died Thursday in an incident aboard BW Offshore's FPSO Espoir Ivoirien, offshore the Ivory Coast, the FPSO owner has informed. "At 13:30 local time today, an incident occurred whilst work was being performed in a cargo tank onboard…

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Oil Rises to 11-month High

January 12, 2021

Oil hit an 11-month high just below $57 a barrel on Tuesday, bolstered by Saudi Arabia's plans to limit supply, offsetting worries that rising coronavirus cases globally would curtail fuel demand. Brent crude settled up 92 cents, or 1.7%, at…

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Shell's Prelude FLNG Restarts LNG Shipments

January 11, 2021

Shell's Prelude LNG, the world's largest floating  liquefied natural gas (FLNG) project, offshore Australia, has resumed LNG cargo shipments,  almost one year after a shutdown caused by an electrical trip. In a brief statement sent to Offshore Engineer…

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TMC to Deliver Compressors for Shell's Bonga FPSO

January 11, 2021

TMC Compressors (TMC), a Norway-based provider of compressed air systems for the marine and offshore industry, has won a contract to supply a complete offshore topside compressed air system to Shell's Bonga Main FPSO in Nigeria. TMC will deliver…

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Petrobras Says 2020 Oil Output Averaged Record 2.28 Million BPD

January 7, 2021

Brazil's state-run oil company Petrolero Brasileiro SA produced a record 2.28 million barrels of oil per day on average in 2020, according to a securities filing on Thursday. The combined oil and natural gas output of Petrobras, as the company is known…

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Suncor to Record Impairment Charge on White Rose Assets

January 7, 2021

Canadian energy company Suncor will record in the fourth quarter of 2020 a non-cash after-tax impairment charge of approximately $425 million on its share of the White Rose asset and West White Rose Project in the Jeanne d’Arc basin off Newfoundland and Labrador.

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Saudi Cuts Drive Oil to 11-month High

January 7, 2021

Oil prices were steady on Thursday after hitting fresh 11-month highs on a fall in U.S. stockpiles and in the wake of a pledge by Saudi Arabia to cut output by more than expected. Brent crude was up 5 cents to $54.35 a barrel at 1231 GMT after touching $54.90…

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Chiyoda to Design Floater for Kumul Petroleum in PNG

January 5, 2021

Japanese engineering and construction company Chiyoda has won a deal to design, develop, and engineer a Floating, Storage, Re-gasification and Power Generation unit in Papua New Guinea ("PNG") for Papua New Guinea’s national oil and gas company Kumul Petroleum.

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SOFEC Cuts First Steel for Sangomar FPSO Turret

January 5, 2021

Mooring systems provider SOFEC has cut the first steel for the turret mooring system being built for the Senegal-bound Sangomar field FPSO. SOFEC is responsible for all engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) activities related to the…

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Eni Extends Abo FPSO Contract

January 4, 2021

Italian oil company Eni has extended the contract for BW Offshore's Abo Floating Production Storage Offloading (FPSO) vessel. BW Offshore, the owner of the FPSO, said Monday it had signed the extension with Eni's subsidiary Nigerian Agip Exploration.

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Oil Slips, Set for 20% Annual Drop in Tumultuous 2020

December 31, 2020

Global crude prices slipped on Thursday and lost more than a fifth of their value in volatile trade in 2020, as lockdowns to combat the novel coronavirus depressed economic activity and slammed fuel demand. Still, Brent and U.S. crude benchmarks have more than doubled from April's decade lows.

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ABS Rubberstamps MODEC's New FPSO Hull Repair Method

December 24, 2020

Japanese FPSO contractor MODEC's new offshore repair method for FPSO hulls has received approval by the American Bureau of Shipping (“ABS”) as an original standard repair method. The offshore repair method was developed by MODEC and Toray Industries.

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Wison's FLNG Designs Get ABS AiP

December 24, 2020

Wison Offshore and Marine's standardized 1.3MTPA and 3.0MTPA floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) designs have received Approval in Principle from the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS). ABS Vice President, Global Gas Solutions, Patrick Janssens…

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SBM Offshore, Shell Extend Brazil FPSO Term. SBM in Talks with Exxon Over Guyana Extensions

December 23, 2020

Oil giant Shell has extended the contract for the lease of SBM Offshore's Espirito Santo FPSO in Brazil. SBM Offshore is also in talks with ExxonMobil to extend the FPSO terms in Guyana. The Dutch FPSO operator said Wednesday that the lease…

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Brazil: Enauta Takes Ownership of Atlanta Offshore Field, as Barra Exits

December 22, 2020

Brazilian oil company Enauta has agreed to take full ownership of the working interest in Block BS-4, offshore Brazil, where the producing Atlanta field is located. The company, previously known as Quireoz Galvao, opted to take over an additional…

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Nakilat Takes Over Management of FSRU Exquisite

December 21, 2020

Qatar-based energy shipping company Nakilat said Monday it had assumed the technical ship management and operations of the Floating Storage and Regasification Unit (FSRU) Exquisite from Excelerate. The FSRU is jointly owned by Nakilat and Excelerate through a joint venture established in 2018.

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Aker BP to Develop Gray Seal Discovery via Skarv FPSO

December 18, 2020

Norwegian oil and gas company Aker BP has decided to develop the Gråsel (Gray Seal) discovery in the Norwegian Sea. Aker BP, with its  Skarv field partners Equinor, Wintershall Dea and PGNiG approved the final investment decision for the Gråsel development on December 17.

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Husky, Cenovus Ahareholders Approve $4.78 Billion Merger Deal

December 15, 2020

Cenovus Energy Inc's C$6.07 billion ($4.78 billion)deal to buy Husky Energy Inc was approved by the shareholders of the two companies on Tuesday, creating Canada's No. 3 oil and gas producer in a rapidly consolidating industry. Cenovus said…

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Modec Nets Sangomar FPSO Operations and Maintenance Deal

December 14, 2020

Japanese FPSO contractor Modec has won a contract with Woodside for the operations and maintenance of the Sangomar FPSO in Senegal. The deal follows a contract signed in January for Modec to deliver the FPSO for Sangomar field development  - Senegal's first offshore development.

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