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KrisEnergy Finally Completes Vietnam Offshore Block Farm-out

Mar 31, 2021

After several delays, Southeast Asia-focused oil and gas company KrisEnergy has completed the farm-out of its entire 100% working interest in Block 115/09 offshore Vietnam.KrisEnergy had in February 2020 said it had struck a deal with an unnamed…

Ampelmann Clinches Eight New Projects in APAC

Mar 31, 2021

Dutch-based offshore gangway specialist Ampelmann has said it has recently secured five contracts covering eight projects in the Asia Pacific. Five of the eight are in the renewables space.'All contracts were signed in Q1 of 2021 and consist…

Chrysaor, Premier Oil Set to Complete Merger and Become Harbour Energy

Mar 31, 2021

The merger of Chrysaor and Premier Oil is due to complete on Wednesday, creating Harbour Energy, the UK North Sea's biggest oil and gas producer, which will replace Premier's stock exchange listing from Thursday, Premier said.The reverse takeover of Chrysaor by Premier Oil…

Robots Could Replace Thousands of Oil & Gas Jobs, Cut Drilling Costs

Mar 30, 2021

Robots could replace hundreds of thousands of oil and gas jobs globally and reduce drilling labor costs by several billion dollars by 2030, if there is an industry push for such a transition, Rystad Energy has found.'Even when the Covid-19 downturn is finally past us…

Qatar Petroleum to Take Full Control of Qatargas 1

Mar 30, 2021

Qatar Petroleum said Tuesday it wouldn't be renewing its Qatargas 1 LNG joint venture with Total, ExxonMobil, Marubeni, and Mitsui.Upon the expiry of the relevant joint venture agreements on December 31, 2021, Qatar Petroleum will become the sole owner of 100% of the Qatargas assets and facilities…

CNOOC to Fuel 50 New Gas-powered River Vessels

Mar 30, 2021

China National Offshore Oil Company, or CNOOC, said on Tuesday its gas and power unit would fuel 50 gas-powered vessels to be built by a state-run shipping group as part of the country's gasification push.The vessels, all for dry bulk shipments and scaled at 2…

Sapura Energy Refinances $2.5B in Debt

Mar 30, 2021

Malaysia's largest oil and gas services provider Sapura Energy on Tuesday said it has refinanced 10.3 billion ringgit ($2.48 billion) of its debt for a period of seven years.The company said the refinancing includes an $820 million term loan facility to be offered by banks in U…

Santos Sanctions $3.6B Barossa Offshore Development in Australia

Mar 30, 2021

Australian oil and gas company Santos on Tuesday announced a final investment decision (FID) has been taken to proceed with the US$3.6 billion gas and condensate project, located offshore the Northern Territory, Australia.The Barossa development will comprise a BW Offshore supplied FPSO…

PTTEP Discovers Oil and Gas at Sirung-1 Well, Offshore Malaysia

Mar 30, 2021

Thai oil and gas company PTTEP has made an oil and gas discovery from the first exploration well, Sirung-1, in Block SK405B, off the coast of Sarawak, offshore Malaysia.Phongsthorn Thavisin, PTTEP Chief Executive Officer, disclosed that PTTEP…

Woodmac: Wind Industry Could Install Around 1 TW of New Capacity by 2030

Mar 29, 2021

The global wind industry could install nearly 1 terawatt (TW) of new capacity between now and 2030, with much of that added by China, consultancy Wood Mackenzie said on Monday.China's target of having 1,200 GW of wind and solar by 2030 could result in 408 GW of new wind capacity from 2021 to 2030…

OHT Sees Uptick in Demand to Transport Offshore Wind Equipment to China

Mar 29, 2021

Oslo-listed Offshore Heavy Transport has said it has recently experienced an uptick in demand for the transportation of offshore wind equipment to China.'OHT’s fleet of semi-submersible heavy transportation vessels have been busy transporting offshore wind equipment to China…

Australia's MMA Offshore Scores Offshore Wind Hat-trick in Taiwan

Mar 29, 2021

Australian offshore vessel operator MMA Offshore has secured three new contracts in the offshore wind market in Taiwan.The contracts are for the vessels MMA Pride, MMA Crystal, and MMA Responder.'These three contracts, with firm periods totaling 270 days…

EMGS Nets 3D CSEM Survey Work in Southeast Asia

Mar 25, 2021

Norwegian offshore survey company EMGS said Thursday it had won a 3D CSEM contract in Southeast Asia. 'This is EMGS's first CSEM data acquisition contract with this customer,' EMGS said without sharing who the customer was.'The company expects…

Borr Drilling Wins New Rig Contracts, Extensions Worth $48M

Mar 24, 2021

Shallow water drilling rig contractor Borr Drilling said Wednesday it had entered into agreements potentially adding a total of $48 million over approximately 590 days to its rig contract backlog.For the jack-up rig 'Natt' Borr Drilling has…

Offshore Drilling Market Poised for Growth, Rystad Says

Mar 23, 2021

Norwegian energy intelligence group Rystad Energy expects to see an increase in offshore wells drilled this year and the next one, compared to 2020, when the number was hit by low oil prices and the pandemic.Now, with oil and gas demand recovering supported by vaccinations and OPEC+ supply cuts…

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