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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…

Qatar Starts 80-well Offshore Drilling Campaign at NFE Project

Apr 15, 2020

Qatar Petroleum has kicked off the development drilling campaign for the offshore North Field East project, or NFE previously known as the North Field Expansion Project.The first of 80 North Field East development wells was spudded on March 29…

Singapore: Foreign Workers Move to Floating Accommodation

Apr 15, 2020

Following a report earlier this week that Singapore would temporarily house foreign workers on offshore flotels due to the COVID-19 crisis, the first group of workers has boarded one of the units.'As part of Singapore's efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19…

OMV Strikes Oil and Gas Offshore New Zealand

Apr 14, 2020

Austrian energy firm OMV has said it has struck oil and gas in the Taranaki Basin offshore New Zealand.  OMV, as the operator of the Petroleum Exploration Permit (PEP) 60093, started drilling at the Toutoiwai-1 well in early March 2020.The oil…

Early Terminations for Borr Drilling Offshore Rigs

Apr 14, 2020

Jack-up drilling contractor Borr Drilling has received early contract terminations for five offshore drilling rigs, and has warned that more terminations might be forthcoming. On the bright side, the company has been awarded letters of award for two premium jack-ups…

Saipem Takes Over Norce Endeavour Vessel

Apr 14, 2020

Italian oilfield services provider Saipem has taken delivery of the DLB Norce Endeavour lay pipe barge from Solstad Offshore.As previously reported, following a charter period, Saipem in March elected to buy the vessel from Solstad.The vessel…

Santos Gets Keraudren Seismic Survey Nod

Apr 13, 2020

Australian offshore oil and gas safety regulator NOPSEMA has approved oil company Santos' application for a 3D seismic marine survey in the Bedout Sub-basin in Commonwealth waters off the coast of Western Australia.At its closest point, the…

SWORD Seafloor Rig Set for Sea Trials

Apr 13, 2020

Royal IHC, a Dutch marine equipment and vessel provider, has said that extensive tests have been completed on a new seabed geotechnical drill designed for offshore wind and oil and gas markets, and the rig will now go on seatrials before hitting the market…

Petrofac Confirms Capex, Jobs, Salaries Cuts

Apr 06, 2020

UK oilfield services provider Petrofac has confirmed it is planning staff reductions and furloughing as part of its action to save cash in response to low oil prices and COVID-19 pandemic.Reuters last week reported that Petrofac was planning to reduce the workforce by 20%…

Woodside Gets OK for Scarborough Proposal

Apr 02, 2020

Australian offshore oil and gas safety regulator NOPSEMA has approved Woodside's offshore project proposal (OPP) from for the development of the Scarborough gas fields off northern Western Australia.The OPP is the primary Commonwealth environmental…

Aker Energy Delays Ghana Offshore Project 'Indefinitely'

Apr 01, 2020

Ghana's President Nana Akufo-Addo in February said he expected Norwegian oil firm Aker Energy to make a final investment decision on the Pecan offshore development 'within a month or two.' The wait is now set to be prolonged 'indefinitely.'Namely…

Oilfield Equipment and Services Spending to Fall to 2005-Low

Apr 01, 2020

Global spending on oilfield equipment and services this year will fall 21% from 2019 to $211 billion, the lowest level since 2005, according to a report to be released on Wednesday by consultancy Spears & Associates, as oil and gas producers slash spending…

PetroVietnam Reduces Salaries to Cope with Coronavirus, Low Oil Prices

Apr 01, 2020

Vietnam Oil and Gas Group is cutting employee salaries to rein in costs as it grapples with low oil prices and a coronavirus pandemic that has infected 212 people in the southeast Asian nation, the company said on Wednesday.The move was part of efforts to cut costs by 15% to 30%…

ABS to Class Silver Eagle's New Jack-Ups

Mar 31, 2020

ABS, a classification services provider to the marine and offshore industries, will provide classification for a series of 'highly innovative Self-Elevating Drilling Units (SEDU)' for Silver Eagle Global.Silver Eagle, of Manama, Bahrain, says…

Improving Oily Water Separators

Mar 30, 2020

Oily water separators (OWS) have been a common fixture of a ship’s machinery space for many decades. With the amount of experience, research and legislation that has gone into them, it would be easy to think that their use would almost be hassle free…

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