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DOF Subsea Nets Two APAC Gigs

Sep 22, 2020

Norwegian subsea services company DOF Subsea has won two contracts in the Asia Pacific region, including work for its Skandi Singaporedive support vessel.DOF Subsea said Tuesday that the first project involved saturation diving, with the Skandi…

Final Approvals Granted for BP's Ironbark Drilling Project in Australia

Sep 22, 2020

Oil major BP has secured final approvals required to start drilling at its Ironbark-1 offshore well in exploration permit WA359-P in W. Australia, around 170 km offshore from Karratha.The Well Operations Management Plan and the Safety Case for…

Keppel Offshore & Marine Clinches $146,5M in New Orders

Sep 22, 2020

Singapore's Keppel Offshore & Marine has secured new construction orders worth around S$200 million (USD146,5 million). The orders include the construction of a Floating Storage Regasification Unit, as well as the largest U.S. hopper dredger…

Seafox Pushes to Oust GMS Directors

Sep 21, 2020

Gulf Marine Services, a provider of jack-up service vessels for the offshore energy industry, has received a letter from Seafox, a rival, and a holder of 29.9% of shares in GMS, seeking removal of four of GMS' directors from the board.To remind…

CNOOC Brings Online South China Sea Oil Project

Sep 21, 2020

Chinese national oil company CNOOC has produced the first oil from the Liuhua 16-2 oilfield / 20-2 oilfield joint development project.Liuhua 16-2 oilfield / 20-2 oilfield joint development project is located in the eastern South China Sea. The…

Petronas Pays $700M in Tax to Sarawak State after Dispute Settlement

Sep 18, 2020

Malaysia's state energy firm Petronas on Thursday paid over $700 million in sales tax to the energy-rich state of Sarawak, in a settlement that could open the way to more such payments to state governments.The payment comes just two weeks after…

Inpex, Chevron Cutting Jobs in Australia

Sep 18, 2020

Inpex Corp said on Friday it expects to shed jobs at its Ichthys liquefied natural gas (LNG) project in Australia due to the slump in oil prices, but did not say how many would go.The cuts by Japan's biggest oil and gas company mark the latest…

GC Rieber's Ice-Breaker to Stay in Sakhalin with Exxon for Three More Years

Sep 17, 2020

Norwegian offshore and shipping firm GC Rieber Shipping has secured a two-year contract extension for the icebreaker Polar Pevek with Exxon Neftegas at the Russian Far East.The vessel is operating off Sakhalin Island, in far-east Russia. It…

Dyna-Mac, Keppel Shipyard Enter MoU

Sep 17, 2020

Singapore-based oil and gas module builder Dyna-Mac has entered into a memorandum of understanding with Keppel Shipyard, a subsidiary of rig builder Keppel Offshore & Marine.Under the agreement, the two companies will explore potential business…

Chinese Oil Firm CNOOC Brings Online Its First Offshore Wind Project

Sep 15, 2020

Chinese offshore oil company CNOOC has said that its first offshore wind project has started producing electricity. The company said Tuesday that its offshore wind power project had connected to the grid and begun to generate power. The 300MW…

Shell Working to Turn Around Troubled Australian Operations

Sep 15, 2020

Undaunted by hefty writedowns on its Australian gas assets, Royal Dutch Shell sees its liquefied natural gas business and 'new energy' acquisitions Down Under as core to its long term plans, the Australian unit's chairman said on Tuesday.As…

Mermaid Exits Offshore Drilling Venture with Seadrill

Sep 15, 2020

Thai subsea services company Mermaid Maritime has decided to sell its stake in Asia Offshore Drilling, a drilling joint venture with Seadrill, to limit its exposure to the volatile offshore drilling market.Mermaid, which owns a 33.76% in AOD…

Once an American Foe, Now a Friend: OPEC Turns 60

Sep 14, 2020

In 1973, Arab members of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries brought the U.S. economy to its knees. Now, the cartel created 60 years ago is more likely to do Washington's bidding.Since Saudi Arabia and other Arab OPEC members imposed their famous oil embargo as retribution for U…

Kazakhstan Launches Probe After Black Smoke Spotted Over Kashagan Field

Sep 14, 2020

Kazakhstan's environmental authorities will inspect an oil and gas processing plant at the country's biggest oilfield, Kashagan, after gas flaring at the plant caused plumes of black smoke on Monday, the ecology ministry said.NCOC, the consortium of global energy majors developing Kashagan…

Sakhalin Energy Extends Charter for Polar Piltun Crew Boat

Sep 14, 2020

Russian energy company Sakhalin Energy has extended the charter for the Polar Piltun crew boat with a GC Rieber Shipping Russian affiliate.As previously reported, GC Rieber in January said that Sakhalin Energy had awarded it contract extension…

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