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'We Won't Just Weather the Crisis, We'll Come Out Stronger,' SBM Offshore CEO Says

May 14, 2020

SBM Offshore, one of the world's largest FPSO solutions providers, on Wednesday slightly reduced 2020 guidance due to uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and the low oil price environment, but the CEO is optimistic the company will not just weather the storm, but come out stronger at the end.The company said it expected that in the short to medium term, the number of prospects for new FPSO work will decrease…

Woodside to Boost Vincent Crude Quality to Ride VLSFO Demand

May 21, 2020

Woodside Petroleum will improve the quality of Vincent crude by increasing its flash point from July so that it can be blended into very low sulphur fuel oil (VLSFO) and capture higher premiums, two sources told Reuters.Among crude grades, heavy sweet oil…

VIDEO: SBM Offshore's Liza Unity FPSO Moves to Dry Dock

May 15, 2020

SBM Offshore, the Netherlands-based FPSO supplier, has shared a video of its Liza Unity FPSO Hull going into the dry dock in Singapore.The hull was ordered on speculation in 2017 as the first of what are now five hulls being built as part of SBM Offshore's Fast4Ward standardized-FPSO-hull program…

Three Firms Compete for Dorado FPSO FEED. WHP Shortlist 'Soon'

May 14, 2020

Australian oil and gas company Santos, with its partner Carnarvon, is progressing works on the development of the Dorado oil field off W. Australia, with pre-FEED contracts for the FPSO awarded to three 'world-class' contractors. The final investment decision date however…

Norwegian Firm Nets Anna Nery FPSO Topside Modules Job

May 11, 2020

Norwegian offshore EPC contractor Aragon has won a contract to deliver topside modules for Malaysia-based Yinson's Anna Nery FPSO that will produce oil from Petrobras' Marlim field in Brazil.The Bergen-based company, part of Singapore's SembMarine…

Guyana's Liza Phase 2 on Track for First Oil in 2022

May 08, 2020

Liza Unity, an under-construction FPSO that will be Guyana's second offshore facility in production, remains on schedule for first oil in 2022, Hess Corp. said Thursday.Guyana became an oil-producing nation in December 2019, when Exxon brought online the Liza Destiny FPSO…

Yinson Welcomes Sumitomo as Partner in Brazil FPSO Project

Apr 28, 2020

Malaysian FPSO supplier Yinson has signed a deal with Japan's Sumitomo for the latter's participation in the Marlim FPSO project.Yinson said Thursday that the two companies concluded an agreement for their participation in the charter, operations…

KrisEnergy Sues Rubicon

Apr 27, 2020

KrisEnergy, a Southeast Asia-focused oil company, has started proceedings against FPSO owner Rubicon at the High Court of Justice Business and Property Courts of England and Wales.The oil company is reacting to a claim recently made by Rubicon demanding a $2…

Yinson Closes $800M FPSO Refinancing

Apr 16, 2020

Yinson has completed an $800 million refinancing exercise for FPSO John Agyekum Kufuor, with the loan drawn down on April 14.The FPSO firm had announced the refinancing deal for the FPSO located in Ghana back in November 2019. The company at…

Santos to Sell Barossa Stake to JERA

Apr 16, 2020

Australian oil and gas company Santos has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) to sell a 12.5% interest in Barossa offshore development in Australia to JERA. The Final Investment Decision for the project, though, has been delayed due to the economic uncertainty caused by COVID-19 and low oil prices…

Energean FPSO Hull Reaches Singapore. Yard Closed Due To COVID-19

Apr 15, 2020

The Mediterranean-focused oil and gas company Energean has said that the hull of its Energean Power FPSO has reached Singapore.The China-built hull is expected to be fitted with the topside modules built in Singapore at the Sembcorp Yard, before setting sail to the Karish offshore field in Israel…

ONGC to Extend Armada Sterling FPSO Contract

Apr 15, 2020

Indian oil and gas company ONGC plans to extend the contract for the Armada Sterling FPSO, owned by a joint venture between Bumi Armada and Shapoorji Pallonji Oil and Gas Private Limited.Bumi Armada said Wednesday that its JV company had recently received notification from ONGC…

Shell Wins $340M+ in Gumusut Kakap Arbitration

Apr 13, 2020

Shell's Malaysian subsidiary Sabah Shell Petroleum Company has been awarded more than $340 million in an arbitration related to the Gumusut Kakap floating production platform offshore Malaysia.Back in late 2012, Shell signed a contract for construction and lease of the Gumusut Kakap FPS with GKL…

BW Offshore's FPSO Stuck in New Zealand

Apr 10, 2020

FPSO-leasing company BW Offshore has been unable to remove the Umuroa FPSO from the Tui field in New Zealand following the contract termination, client liquidation, and the country's court and environment regulator intervention.The company was…

Energean Ups Israeli Offshore Field Size Estimate

Apr 09, 2020

Eastern Mediterranean-focused gas group Energean said on Thursday a report showed its Karish North field contained around a third more gas and oil than it had previously thought.The Karish North field, according to an expert report typically used in the industry…

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