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Where Next for Exploration in Asia Pacific?

Feb 18, 2020

The drill bit still plays a key role across the region, with exploration increasingly the domain of national oil companiesReports of the death of exploration have been greatly exaggerated. Since the 2014 oil price downturn, the industry has re-imagined exploration. Spend has halved since its peak, and only the boldest exploration teams now take difficult wells in tough locations to their investment committees…

India's First Deepwater Gas Field Stops Production

Feb 04, 2020

India's D1 D3 offshore gas field, the country's first deepwater gas development to be brought online, has ceased production, Reliance and BP joint venture said Monday.The field, in Block KG D6 (KG-DWN-98/3), off the east coast of India, started producing gas in April 2009…

Chevron to Ditch Indonesian Deepwater Development Stake?

Jan 24, 2020

U.S. oil giant Chevron Corp is considering selling its participating interest in the Indonesian Deepwater Development (IDD) gas project, the company said on Friday, as it makes sweeping changes to cut costs and streamline operations. No final decision has yet been made…

Pacific Drilling Must Pay $320M for Rig Order Cancellation

Jan 16, 2020

A London arbitration tribunal has ordered offshore drilling company Pacific Drilling to pay $320 million to Samsung Heavy Industries for a 2015 drillship order cancellation.Pacific Drilling had ordered the Pacific Zonda ultra-deepwater drillship from Samsung in 2013…

Shell Presses Ahead with Malikai Phase 2

Jan 13, 2020

Oil giant Shell has made a decision to invest in the second phase of its Malikai deepwater development offshore Malaysia.In an announcement on Monday, Shell's Malaysian subsidiary Sabah Shell Petroleum Company, the operator of the Malikai Tension-Leg Platform (TLP) located offshore Sabah…

Fugro Completes Deepwater AUV Survey for BSP

Dec 06, 2019

Fugro reports it has completed the first deepwater autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) site survey for Brunei Shell Petroleum Company Sdn Bhd (BSP).The survey was performed in August in water depths of 600 m using the Fugro Equator, a dedicated geophysical survey vessel…

CNOOC Orders MacGregor Pull-in System

Oct 29, 2019

MacGregor has received an order from the China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) to supply the riser pull-in system for a deepwater floating production unit (FPU) located in the Lingshui 17-2 gas field, offshore China.MacGregor, part of Cargotec…

CNOOC Q3 Capital Spending Surges

Oct 24, 2019

CNOOC Ltd, the listed arm of China's largest offshore oil and gas producer, on Thursday reported a 27.9% jump in capital spending in the third quarter amid Beijing's push to boost oil and gas exploration and production.Capital expenditure at CNOOC reached 19…

China Hosts Deep-Sea Exploration Contractors Meet

Oct 15, 2019

The third annual meeting between the International Seabed Authority (ISA) Secretariat and the contractors with deep-sea exploration contracts in the international deep-seabed (the Area) concluded in Changsa, China on Sunday.Delegates gathered…

BP Awards Caspian ACG Contracts

Sep 17, 2019

The upstream consortium, led by UK enerrgy giant major BP, announced that the Azeri-Central-East (ACE) project is moving forward at pace with the awards of key contracts.BP as operator of the Azeri-Chirag-Deepwater Gunashli (ACG) field development…

Deep Down Wins Shell Order

Aug 07, 2019

Houston-based oilfield services company Deep Down said it has received an order for umbilical support services from Shell Trinidad and Tobago.The company specializing in complex deepwater and ultra-deepwater oil production distribution system…

Boskalis Wins Woodside Scarborough Contract

Jul 30, 2019

Dutch dredging company Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. has been awarded the contract for the seabed intervention and shore crossing activities for Woodside’s proposed Scarborough export gas pipeline in northwest Australia.The contract awarded by Woodside Energy Ltd…

Petrobras Reports Higher Q2 Production

Jul 26, 2019

Brazilian state-run oil firm Petroleo Brasileiro SA posted a modest production boost in the second quarter, but failed to live up to market expectations, sending shares down over 2% in morning trade.In an early Friday securities filing, Petrobras…

Storm Cut 73% of US Offshore Production

Jul 14, 2019

Tropical Storm Barry has cut 73%, or 1.38 million barrels per day (bpd), of crude oil production in the U.S.-regulated areas of the Gulf of Mexico, the U.S. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) said on Sunday.Natural gas output from the northern Gulf of Mexico is down 62%…

Deepwater Leads in Discovered Oil and Gas

Jul 12, 2019

Half of the 6.7 billion barrels of oil equivalent (boe) new conventional oil and gas discoveries in the first half of 2019 were deepwater finds, signalling a return for explorers to high-risk frontier deepwater plays, said analyst Rystad Energy…

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