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Deepwater Drilling: Venus Puts Southern Africa in the Spotlight

Jun 17, 2022

Shell's and TotalEnergies' Graff and Venus deepwater discoveries off Namibia have put southern Africa under the exploration spotlight. With deepwater offering high productivity reserves, it's a spotlight that's likely to linger for a few years yet, despite continued offshore upstream capital discipline.With talk of TotalEnergies' offshore Namibia Venus discovery potentially containing more than 11 billion boe in place…

Western Gas Sasanof-1 Drilling: Rig Move Date Confirmed

Apr 06, 2022

Australian oil and gas company Western Gas, the owner of the high-impact Sasanof-1 prospect off W. Australia, expects the Valaris MS-1 offshore drilling rig to move to the well site in May.'Western Gas is pleased to advise that the Valaris MS…

DeltaTek's Cementing Tech Saves Petronas Time and Cost Offshore Mexico

Nov 24, 2021

Well construction firm DeltaTek said Tuesday that Petronas had recently used its cementing technology offshore Mexico for the first time.This project, at a deepwater exploration well (BC-1) off the coast of Tampico in over 5000ft of water, marked…

ExxonMobil Looking to Buy Into ONGC's Deepwater Fields Offshore India

Oct 25, 2021

Global oil major ExxonMobil Corp is looking at buying a stake in some of the local deepwater fields of Indian explorer Oil and Natural Gas Corp, oil secretary Tarun Kapoor said on Friday.India, the world's third-biggest oil importer, and consumer…

Saipem Charters Ultra-deepwater Drillship from Samsung Heavy Industries

Jun 29, 2021

Italian oilfield services giant Saipem has chartered a newbuild drillship directly from South Korea's Samsung Heavy Industries shipyard.Saipem expects the drillship - named Samsung Santorini - to be delivered in November 2021, when the Italian…

China's First Solo-Run Deepwater Gas Field Starts Production

Jun 25, 2021

The first deepwater gas field fully operated by a Chinese company, Lingshui 17-2, started production on Friday, the country's national offshore producer CNOOC Ltd said.The gas project, in the South China Sea, is expected to reach peak production of 328 million cubic feet of natural gas and 6…

Eni Starts Gas Production at Merakes Project off Indonesia

Apr 27, 2021

Italian supermajor Eni said it has commenced gas production from the deepwater Merakes project, located in the East Sepinggan block in the Makassar Strait, offshore East Kalimantan, Indonesia.The development sits in approximately 1,500 meters water depth in the Kutei Basin…

World's First: CMHI's Offshore Rig Gets DNV's 'Smart vessel' Notation

Apr 15, 2021

Shen Lan Tan Suo, a semi-submersible drilling rig from China Merchant Heavy Industry (CMHI), has received DNV’s Smart vessel notation compliance certificate. The rig is now the world’s first offshore unit the first to receive DNV's newly developed notation…

Shell Books Maersk Drillship for Four Wells Offshore Malaysia

Apr 07, 2021

Offshore drilling company Maersk Drilling has won a contract with Shell Malaysia for drillship Maersk Viking.Under the contract, the 7th generation drillship will drill four development wells at the Gumusut-Kakap field offshore Malaysia. The contract is expected to start in December 2021…

CNOOC Needs to Double Down on Drilling and Deals in Carbon-cutting Gas Pivot

Mar 11, 2021

A rapid rise in offshore drilling and deepwater gas extraction may seem an unlikely path to lower emissions, but are central planks of Chinese energy major CNOOC Ltd’s plan to help hit Beijing’s climate goals.While global peers like BP, Royal…

China to Accelerate Work on New Energy Sources, But Coal Remains in the Mix

Mar 05, 2021

China set a modest five-year growth target on Friday for its nuclear power generation capacity and promised quicker development of alternative energy sources as it seeks to cut its carbon footprint, but left its coal industry largely untouched…

Market Report: FPSOs ... Charting the Path Ahead

Feb 15, 2021

COVID-19 will continue to skew the floating production systems market for the coming 24 months, while buying power for a large portion of FPSO contracts will be centered in Brazil and Guyana/Suriname. These two areas are expected to account…

Woodside Halts Some Activity in Myanmar After Coup

Feb 02, 2021

Australia's Woodside Petroleum has put some activity on hold in Myanmar after generals seized power and detained elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi, and said on Tuesday it was monitoring the changing situation in the country.Woodside has been working…

Reliance, BP Start Production from Ultra-Deepwater Gas Field Offshore India

Dec 18, 2020

India's Reliance Industries and the British oil major BP on Friday announced the startup of production from ultra-deepwater gas field R Cluster in block KG D6 off the east coast of India. RIL and BP are developing three deepwater gas projects in block KG D6 – R Cluster…

MacGregor Delivers Goods for Chinese Floater

Nov 20, 2020

Cargotec's MacGregor has delivered a riser pull-in system for China-based oil firm CNOOC's Lingshui 17-2 semi-submersible production platform.The deepwater semi-submersible production unit is intended for operation in a deepwater natural gas field in the Qiongdongnan Basin…

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