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Yinson, Enauta Pen LoI for Atlanta Field FPSO

Dec 20, 2021

Malaysian FPSO contractor Yinson has signed a Letter of Intent with the Brazilian oil company Enauta Energia for the provision, operation, and maintenance of an FPSO at Enauta's Atlanta field in the Santos Basin, offshore Brazil.Enauta has been producing oil from the field using the FPSO Petrojarl I as an Early Production System, and has been looking to deploy another FPSO at the field for full-field development…

Transocean's Quarterly Rig Fleet Report: $745 Million in Drilling Contracts Secured

Oct 19, 2023

Deepwater drilling contractor Transocean shared Thursday its quarterly offshore rig fleet status report, in which it said it had secured $745 million worth of drilling contracts.During the period, the company secured contracts for three drillships: Dhirubhai Deepwater KG1…

India's ONGC Videsh Eyes Oil, Gas 'hot spots' in Africa, Latin America

Feb 08, 2023

ONGC Videsh (OVL) Ltd, the overseas exploration arm of India's Oil and Natural Gas Corp, is looking for exploration and production investment opportunities in Africa and Latin America, such as in Ghana and Surinam, managing director Rajarshi Gupta said…

Guyana Eyes Offshore Oil, Gas Blocks Award to Indian Companies in Gov't Deals

Jan 12, 2023

Guyana is looking at awarding oil and gas exploration blocks to Indian companies as part of a broader hydrocarbon cooperation it is negotiating with India, the South American nation's president said on Thursday.Guyana, home to one of the largest oil discoveries in the last decade…

Guyana Seeks Indian Investment in Its Hydrocarbon Sector - Indian official

Jan 11, 2023

Guyana wants Indian companies to invest in its oil and gas sector as the South American nation aims to expand its nascent energy sector, a senior Indian foreign ministry official said on Tuesday. Guyana's President Mohamed Irfaan Ali and Suriname's President Chandrikapersad 'Chan' Santokhi…

India's BPCL Signs MoU with Petrobras to Diversify Oil Sourcing

Sep 26, 2022

India's state-run Bharat Petroleum Corp said it had signed a preliminary agreement with Brazil's national oil company Petrobras PETR4.SA to help it diversify its crude oil sourcing.Indian state refiners rarely buy Brazilian oil. The Memorandum…

BV Sees Surge in Decommissioning Support Orders. Beats Its Full Year Target

Sep 15, 2022

Bureau Veritas Solutions Marine & Offshore, the marine and offshore technical advisory branch of Bureau Veritas, saw a surge in the decommissioning support field orders in the first six months of 2022.The company said that new decommissioning support deals in the UK…

Chinese Defense Firm Takes Over Lifting Venezuelan Oil for Debt Offset

Aug 26, 2022

China has entrusted a defense-focussed state firm to ship millions of barrels of Venezuelan oil despite U.S. sanctions, part of a deal to offset Caracas' billions of dollars of debt to Beijing, according to three sources and tanker tracking data…

Petrobras Awards $130M Charter Extension for Sapura Esmeralda PLSV

Aug 10, 2022

Malaysia's Sapura Energy has, through a joint venture company, secured a charter extension with Brazil's Petrobras for the pipelaying support vessel (“PLSV”) Sapura Esmeralda. The contract is worth around RM580 million (around $130 million)…

Corio, FECON Plan to Build 500MW Offshore Wind Farm in Vietnam

Jun 24, 2022

Corio Generation,  a recently established offshore wind branch of Macquarie's Green Investment Group (GIG), has signed an agreement with Vietnamese construction and infrastructure group FECON for a proposed 500 MW offshore windfarm in Ba Ria…

Distressed Venezuelan Supertanker Discharging Oil Cargo in Asia - Sources

Feb 24, 2022

A U.S.-sanctioned Venezuela-owned supertanker that had mechanical problems since January is transferring its 2-million-barrel cargo of heavy crude to other vessels in Asia, according to three people familiar with the matter.The very large crude…

Saipem Wins $1.1B in Offshore Contracts in Guyana and Australia

Jan 11, 2022

Italian offshore oilfield services company Saipem has won $1.1 billion worth of offshore contracts in Australia and Guyana with Woodside and ExxonMobil, respectively.In Australia, Woodside has granted Saipem the Notice to Proceed (NTP) for a contract related to the Scarborough project…

Exxon to Hold Spending at $20B to $25B Through 2027

Dec 02, 2021

Exxon Mobil on Wednesday set annual capital spending through 2027 at $20 billion to $25 billion, allocating money to low-carbon projects and extending its previously projected investment rate for two years.The top U.S. energy producer slashed costs after a historic $22…

SBM Offshore to Build Fourth FPSO for Exxon in Guyana

Nov 17, 2021

Dutch FPSO specialist SBM Offshore has won contracts to perform Front End Engineering and Design (FEED) for an FPSO for Exxon's Yellowtail development offshore Guyana. This will be SBM Offshore's largest-ever FPSO.The FEED contract for what will be Guyana's fourth FPSO…

Guyana Could Resume Oil Supply Talks with India

Oct 22, 2021

Oil producer Guyana could resume talks with India for a deal to sell the government's share of crude as output rises next year, the South American nation's vice president told Reuters.Earlier this year, Indian refiners bought at least two test cargoes of Guyana's Liza light sweet crude…

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