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More Exploration off Norway Needed to Maintain Output -Petoro

Mar 14, 2018

Oil companies must explore for more offshore oil and gas reserves if Norway is to maintain energy production at its current level, state-owned oil firm Petoro said on Wednesday. Petoro holds stakes in several oil and gas firms off Norway…

US States Slow Trump Offshore Oil Drilling Expansion Plan

Mar 12, 2018

The Trump administration's plan to broadly expand drilling in U.S. offshore waters is moving slowly due to opposition from coastal states and indifference from oil companies that have turned their focus to other opportunities. The administration hopes encouraging U…

MISC Berhad Names FSO Benchamas 2

Mar 12, 2018

MISC Berhad held the naming and delivery ceremony of its new Floating, Storage & Offloading (FSO) facility for Chevron Offshore (Thailand) Limited (COTL), the FSO Benchamas 2. The project marks MISC’s maiden foray into Thailand’s offshore oil…

BSEE: Report on Subsea Bolting Technology Released

Mar 10, 2018

In an effort to address a recurring problem with faulty connectors in critical safety equipment, the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) commissioned a National Academy of Engineering study on the matter in September 2016…

Sale of Maersk Oil to Total Complete

Mar 09, 2018

A.P. Møller - Mærsk A/S [A.P. Moller - Maersk] has received all regulatory approvals and has today completed the sale of Mærsk Olie og Gas A/S [Maersk Oil] to Total S.A. [Total], which was announced on 21 August 2017. A.P. Moller - Maersk…

Oil Falls as U.S. Shale Growth Gathers Pace

Mar 05, 2018

IEA sees U.S. gaining market share from OPEC, predicts robust oil demand in next 5 years. Oil prices edged lower towards $64 per barrel on Monday on predictions of a major spike in U.S. oil output in the next five years. International benchmark Brent crude was down 8 cents…

Philippines, China Mull South China Sea Energy Cooperation

Mar 02, 2018

The Philippines on Friday identified two areas in South China Sea where joint exploration for oil and gas may be undertaken with China, including one in territory that both sides have argued over for years. The two countries have agreed…

Maersk, McDermott Complete Contract off India

Mar 02, 2018

Maersk Supply Services said it has completed the first contract for one of its Stingray-Class newbuild subsea support vessel, Maersk Installer, with McDermott.Maersk Installer joined the project in January 2018, supporting the Vashishta development off the East Coast of India…

Exxon Quits Some Rosneft Joint Ventures Citing Sanctions

Mar 01, 2018

Exxon Mobil Corp will exit some joint ventures with Russia's Rosneft, citing Western sanctions first imposed in 2014, while the Russian company said the pullout will result in serious losses for its U.S. partner. The move is an about-face for Exxon…

Seadrill, Creditors Reach Joint Restructuring Deal

Feb 26, 2018

Shipping tycoon John Fredriksen has reached an agreement with a majority of creditors over a restructuring plan for oil rig firm Seadrill, according to U.S. court documents on Monday. The company, once the world's largest offshore driller by market value…

Japan Seeks to Boost Offshore Wind Power

Feb 23, 2018

The Yomiuri newspaper reported on Tuesday that:    -Japan's government will submit legislation early next month to boost the use of offshore wind power    -Bill to allow operators to use sites for 30 years, from 3-5 years now…

BHP, ExxonMobil to Retain Aussie Oil & Gas Assets

Feb 23, 2018

BHP Billiton Ltd and ExxonMobil Corp's Esso Australia said on Friday they have dropped a sale process started 20 months ago for some of Australia's oldest and largest oilfields. 'BHP and Esso have reached a decision to not progress with…

Fugro Returns to China for Gas Hydrate Research

Feb 21, 2018

Dutch survey and geotechnical services firm Fugro said it has been awarded a contract by China’s Guangzhou Marine Geological Survey (GMGS) to perform gas hydrate investigation on the Northern Continental Slope of the South China Sea. The…

Seadrill Nears Comprehensive Restructuring Deal

Feb 12, 2018

Rig firm Seadrill, which last year filed for bankruptcy protection in a U.S. court, is working towards a comprehensive deal with all its creditors that could be concluded this week, it said in a court filing late on Friday. Once the largest drilling rig operator by market value…

IKM Subsea Singapore Starts 2018 with Multiple Contracts

Feb 12, 2018

IKM Subsea Singapore said it has kicked off 2018 with a double contract award. The first is a contract to provide two remotely operated vehicles (ROV) for a floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) mooring installation in Bangladesh. IKM Subsea…

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