Transocean to upgrade five more semis with drilling automation

February 18, 2019

Transocean Ltd. has entered into an agreement with Equinor to license and install automated drilling control systems on four high-specification, harsh-environment rigs currently on contract in Norway and a fifth semisubmersible that is expected to start operations in the Norwegian Sea this summer.

McDermott receives two contracts for Pan Malaysia field development

February 18, 2019

Sarawak Shell Berhad and Sapura E&P have both contracted McDermott to provide transportation and installation of offshore structures, pipelines, and pre-commissioning work for the Pan Malaysia field development.


Recycling specialist commits to Dundee decommissioning base

February 18, 2019

John Lawrie Group will establish a new metal recycling and decommissioning base at the Port of Dundee on Scotland’s east coast after reaching an agreement with Forth Ports.

Equinor, KNOC examine floating offshore wind potential

February 18, 2019

Equinor has signed a memorandum of understanding with Korea National Oil Corp. to jointly evaluate floating offshore wind in South Korea.


Partners to review 3D data over Avalon prospect offshore Ireland

February 18, 2019

Total and its partners in frontier exploration license 2/19 offshore western Ireland will review new 3D seismic to better delineate the undrilled Palaeocene Avalon prospect.

Software speeds up offshore design assessments

February 18, 2019

Herbert-ABS Software Solutions LLC has introduced HECSTAB offshore stability evaluation software, designed to help naval architects assess multiple design options for non-ship shaped offshore assets.


EXMAR extends offshore use of potable water test kit

February 18, 2019

EXMAR Ship Management will use the LuminUltra Quench-Gone Aqueous test kit to monitor drinking water produced onboard the LPG FSO NKOSSA II.

Excelerate, Equinor mark milestone for LNG transfer in the Bahamas

February 15, 2019

Excelerate and Equinor have completed the first-ever ship-to-ship transfer of LNG in the Bahamas.


Maersk Supply Service concludes fleet renewal program

February 15, 2019

Kleven has delivered the anchor handling tug supply vessel Maersk Maker to Maersk Supply Service.

Mozambique group to supply LNG to Bharat

February 15, 2019

Mozambique LNG1 Co. Pte. Ltd. has signed a sale and purchase agreement with Bharat Gas Resources Ltd.


SBM developing India engineering center

February 15, 2019

SBM Offshore is adopting a new resourcing model to support anticipated growth in demand for offshore engineering services.

ROV/AUV system proves docking capability

February 15, 2019

Saab Seaeye has successfully docked its iCON-based Sabertooth AUV/ROV at a deepwater docking station to receive data transfer, assignment instructions, and battery charging.


Equinor makes small oil find in the North Sea

February 15, 2019

Equinor Energy has made a minor oil discovery in the Fram area of the northern Norwegian North Sea, according to the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate.

VÃ¥r joins Norwegian carbon capture group

February 15, 2019

VÃ¥r Energi has joined a consortium working with the Norwegian Carbon Capture & Storage Research Centre to fasttrack CCS technology development and use.


Liza FPSO to sail-away this summer

February 14, 2019

SBM Offshore has issued an update on its FPSO construction programs.

Shell negotiates farm-ins to two gas-prone UK offshore licenses

February 14, 2019

Cluff Natural Resources has entered into a conditional farm-out agreement with Shell U.K. concerning two UK southern North Sea licenses.


Rowan ultra-deepwater drillship secures extension in the Gulf of Mexico

February 14, 2019

ExxonMobil has exercised the third of four options for the Rowan Relentless, an R-Class ultra-deepwater drillship.

Marginal field specialist teams up with power, vessel groups

February 14, 2019

Marginal Field Development Co. has entered two collaboration agreements as part of its gas to wire initiative for cost-effective development of marginal offshore gas fields.


Noble buys second newbuild jackup from PaxOcean

February 14, 2019

Noble Corp. plc has exercised an option for the purchase of a second newbuild Gusto MSC CJ46 design jackup rig from the PaxOcean Group for $83.75 million.

Offshore UAE gas field set for closure

February 14, 2019

Dana Gas expects production from its Zora gas field offshore the UAE to cease later this year.


Four companies respond to latest Danish North Sea offer

February 14, 2019

Four companies have submitted bids for Denmark’s 8th licensing round, which opened last June.

BHP greenlights Atlantis Phase 3

February 13, 2019

The BHP board has approved $696 million in funding to develop the Atlantis Phase 3 project in the deepwater US Gulf of Mexico.


BOEM details next region-wide Gulf of Mexico lease sale

February 13, 2019

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management will offer 78 million acres in a region-wide lease sale in March.

Jubilee FPSO switched to new heading

February 13, 2019

Tullow Oil says the turret remediation project for the Jubilee FPSO offshore Ghana is close to completion.



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