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ADNOC to Power Offshore Platforms from Shore

May 01, 2020

Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) and Abu Dhabi Power Corporation (ADPower) have this week jointly announced tender for they development and operation of the region’s first high-voltage, direct current (HVDC) sub-sea transmission system…

Polarcus Wins Survey Work in Asia Pacific

Apr 29, 2020

Oslo-listed marine seismic services company Polarcus has signed a contract for a survey in the Asia Pacific region.Polarcus said Wednesday that it had received a deal for an XArray marine seismic acquisition project, without disclosing the identity of the client nor the financial details…

Malaysia Calls for Peaceful End to South China Sea Standoff

Apr 23, 2020

Malaysia called on Thursday for disputes over the South China Sea to be resolved by peaceful means, amid a standoff between Chinese and Malaysian vessels that a U.S. think tank said had been going on for months.U.S. and Australian warships arrived…

Keppel Delivers New Jack-Up Drilling Rig to Borr Drilling

Apr 23, 2020

Singapore-based offshore drilling rig builder Keppel Offshore & Marine has delivered a newbuild jack-up drilling rig to Norway's Borr Drilling.The rig, named Hild, was built to Keppel's KFELS Super B Class design. The Hild is the sixth jack-up that Keppel has delivered to Borr Drilling…

TGS Wraps Russian Far East Offshore Data Work

Apr 21, 2020

Norwegian multi-client offshore seismic data firm TGS has completed the reprocessing of a 21,631-square kilometer regional 2D seismic survey offshore Sakhalin Island, in the Russian Sea of Okhotsk.TGS, a provider of offshore data to exploration & production (E&P) companies…

Two U.S. Warships in South China Sea Amid China-Malaysia Standoff

Apr 21, 2020

Two U.S. warships are operating in the South China Sea, the Navy said on Tuesday, with three regional security sources saying they were near an area of a standoff between China and Malaysia.The Haiyang Dizhi 8, a Chinese government research ship…

Woodside's Sales Slump as Coronavirus Cripples Demand

Apr 16, 2020

Australia's Woodside Petroleum Ltd said on Thursday that its sales slumped more than 20% in the first quarter, as the coronavirus pandemic and draconian measures to curb the outbreak crippled fuel demand globally.Oil and gas producers have been…

New Offshore Acreage Licensing to Drop 60% in 2020, Rystad says

Apr 15, 2020

Newly licensed offshore oil and gas exploration acreage is likely to fall by about 60% and onshore acreage by 30% compared with 2019 levels, Rystad Energy has said, as the Norwegian energy market analytics company expects more than half of the…

Early Terminations for Borr Drilling Offshore Rigs

Apr 14, 2020

Jack-up drilling contractor Borr Drilling has received early contract terminations for five offshore drilling rigs, and has warned that more terminations might be forthcoming. On the bright side, the company has been awarded letters of award for two premium jack-ups…

Woodside, Reliance Terminate Survey Deals with Shearwater

Apr 14, 2020

Norwegian seismic survey company Shearwater has lost two contracts in the Asia Pacific, joining the likes of Polarcus, SeaBird, EMGS which have all been hit by the recent low oil prices and COVID-19 pandemic situation.Shearwater said Tuesday…

Dyna-Mac, China Merchants Heavy Industry Form JV Firm

Apr 09, 2020

Singapore-based FPSO module specialist Dyna-Mac and China's offshore equipment and vessel builder China Merchants Heavy Industry Holdings (CMHIH) have entered into a joint venture deal.Under the agreement, the two companies will create the DM-CMHI Heavy Industry company in China…

Chinese Refiners Buy Rare North Sea, Guyana Crude at Low Prices

Apr 07, 2020

Chinese independent refiners have snapped up rare crude grades from the North Sea and Guyana at low prices in an oversupplied market after the coronavirus pandemic destroyed demand, four sources with knowledge of the matter said on Tuesday.The North Sea grades bought included Balder…

Petronas Charters Alam Maritim AHTS

Apr 02, 2020

Malaysia's offshore vessel provider Alam Maritim has won a new work order from Petronas for the supply of an anchor handling tug supply vessel.While Alam announced the contract award on Thursday, the charter started on February 11, 2020.Alam…

SE Asia Rig Market Set for Decline. Deepwater Projects at Risk

Mar 31, 2020

Norwegian energy intelligence company Rystad Energy has painted a bleak picture for the drilling rig market outlook in South East Asia but has also said that Malaysia's Petronas will have a large role in where the market goes. Further, the intelligence…

Tendeka's Equipment for Mubadala's Thailand Oil Fields

Mar 30, 2020

Well completions specialist Tendeka has secured a three-year contract with Mubadala Petroleum, to supply sand-face completion equipment in Thailand.Under the deal, Tendeka will supply sand screens and autonomous inflow control devices (AICD) to Mubadala Petroleum’s Jasmine…

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