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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 firm will take the 7th generation rig on a two-year charter. No dayrate details have been shared. Recent fixtures for 6th/7gen rigs saw dayrates in the $190…

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…

Eni to Take Over Indonesian Deepwater Development?

Sep 30, 2020

Italy's Eni is expected to take over the Indonesian Deepwater Development (IDD) project as operator Chevron sells its interest in the gas venture, the chairman of the country's upstream oil and gas regulator said on Wednesday.Chevron confirmed…

Aker Solutions Delivers Subsea Structures for CNOOC's Lingshui 17-2 Field

Sep 30, 2020

Norwegian offshore engineering and construction firm Aker Solutions has completed the construction of subsea structures for China-based CNOOC's Lingshui 17-2 project in the South China Sea.The structures were built and tested at the China Offshore…

Webinar: Floating Production Forecasts & Analysis

Jul 24, 2020

A free webinar will deliver latest forecasts and market intelligence for the global floating production industry, offering insider access to business and investment opportunities in the deepwater sector.Floating Production Systems: 2020 Forecasts & Analysis…

India's Deepwater Gas Output Pressured by Low Spot LNG Prices

Jul 21, 2020

India’s new deepwater gas production could be under pressure from low spot LNG prices, says Wood Mackenzie.Deepwater is expected to drive India’s gas production growth, adding over 1 billion cubic foot per day (bcfd) of new supply by 2023. However…

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