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Petronas Hires Maersk Developer Rig for Suriname Drilling

Jun 30, 2020

Malaysian oil company Petronas has hired Maersk Drilling's semi-submersible drilling rig Maersk Developer to drill in Suriname.The contract is for ar a one-well exploration campaign in Block 52 offshore Suriname. Maersk Drilling said Tuesday the contract was expected to start in Q3/Q4 2020, with an estimated duration of 75 days. The value of the firm contract is approximately USD 20.4 million, including integrated drilling services…

Total Wins Woodmac's 'Most Admired Explorer' Award

11 hours ago

French major Total has been named the upstream industry’s most-admired explorer, an accolade awarded in conjunction with Wood Mackenzie’s annual Exploration Survey.  Dr. Andrew Latham, Vice President, Global Exploration Research, at Wood Mackenzie…

Asia Pacific Drilling Technology Event Delayed for 2021

Jul 02, 2020

Asia Pacific Drilling Technology Conference and Exhibition (APDT) originally scheduled for September 1-2 2020 in Yangon, Myanmar has been postponed for next year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.'Due to the ongoing global public health concerns related to COVID-19…

AqualisBraemar Names South East Asia Head

Jul 01, 2020

Marine and offshore consultancy AqualisBraemar has appointed John Harris as its new regional managing director of the South East Asia region.Harris will oversee the company’s operations in South East Asia (SEA), including its offices in Indonesia…

Santos Awards Dorado pre-FEED SURF

Jun 30, 2020

Engineering services provider Atteris has won a contract for the subsea, umbilical, risers and flowline (SURF) pre-FEED for Santos' Dorado project field development, offshore W. Australia.The Dorado oil field is located within the Bedout Sub-basin…

CNOOC Makes 'Significant' Discovery Offshore China

Jun 29, 2020

Chinese oil and gas company CNOOC has said it has made a significant discovery of Huizhou 26-6 in the Eastern South China Sea.CNOOC on Monday said the discovery was expected to become the first mid-to-large sized condensate oil and gas field in the shallow water area of Pearl River Mouth Basin…

Gazprom Starts Construction of Arctic Offshore Platform

Jun 26, 2020

Construction of Gazprom's ice-resistant offshore production platform for the development of the Kamennomysskoye-Sea field began Thursday at the shipyard of Southern Shipbuilding and Repair Center (part of United Shipbuilding Corporation) in the Astrakhan Region…

Woodmac: How has the Price Crash Changed the Upstream Sector?

Jun 25, 2020

According to Wood Mackenzie’s analysis, the oil price crash wiped US$1.6 trillion off the valuation of the global upstream industry.Andrew Pearson, vice president, upstream, said: 'This figure captures the impact of Wood Mackenzie’s downgraded…

CNOOC Buys Two Carbon-neutral LNG Cargoes from Shell

Jun 22, 2020

China National Offshore Oil Corp, or CNOOC, has agreed to buy from Royal Dutch Shell two cargoes of liquefied natural gas with offset carbon emissions, marking China's first gas imports of this kind, said the Shanghai Oil and Gas Exchange.CNOOC…

Neptune Energy Plans to Let 400 Office Workers Go

Jun 19, 2020

Oil and gas company Neptune Energy is looking to reduce its workforce by 400 positions, half of which are contractor roles, citing the impact of the COVID-19 and a drop in oil prices.'We anticipate approximately 400 roles across nine countries to be impacted by these proposals…

Australia: Triangle Energy Shuts Two Cliff Head Wells

Jun 19, 2020

Australian oil and gas firm Triangle Energy has shut production from two wells ell at the Cliff Head offshore field, one due to a pump failure, the other as a precautionary measure.'Production from CH6 [well] was shut-in on the afternoon of…

Rystad: Covid-19 Brings Peak Oil Date Closer

Jun 18, 2020

The Covid-19 downturn will expedite peak oil demand, putting a lid on exploration efforts in remote offshore areas and as a result, reducing the world’s recoverable oil by around 282 billion barrels, Rystad Energy said in its annual global energy outlook released this week…

Petronas Taps Petra Energy for Banang Field Ops

Jun 17, 2020

Malaysia's Petra Energy has secured a contract with Petronas for technical services for Banang offshore field production continuation in Malaysia. The two-year contract takes effect on June 29, 2020.Under the contract, Petra Energy will provide services to operate and maintain the Banang field…

TGS Kicks Off Timor-Leste Seismic Project

Jun 17, 2020

Norway-based marine seismic data company TGS has started commenced a 2Dcubed seismic data project covering offshore Timor-Leste, in support of the country’s ongoing oil and gas license round, announced in October 2019, following the ratification of a maritime border treaty with Australia…

Chevron Files Plans for Subsea Infrastructure Expansion at Gorgon

Jun 15, 2020

Chevron has filed an environment plant to Australian regulators related to the expansion of the subsea gathering network within the existing Gorgon and Jansz–Io offshore gas fields in Australia.Chevron Australia is the operator of the giant Gorgon project…

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