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Neptune Increases North Sea Field Production Through Tiebacks
Thursday, January 27, 2022Neptune Energy has increased production from its Gjøa platform by two million barrels of oil equivalents from 2020 to 2021.

Equinor Officially Opening Martin Linge Field
Thursday, January 27, 2022Equinor is officially opening its operated Martin Linge oil and gas field following the production start last year.

EU To Fund Northern Lights CCS Project Expansion
Thursday, January 27, 2022Northern Lights is set to receive around $4.5 million from the EU under the Connecting Europe Facility funding scheme.

Largest Asian Deepwater FPSO Gets 6-Year Extension
Wednesday, January 26, 2022Thailand's PTT Exploration & Production (PTTEP) has extended a charter contract for the FPSO Kikeh, which is operating offshore Malaysia.

TechnipFMC Scores Large Buzios Field EPCI Deal
Tuesday, January 25, 2022TechnipFMC has been awarded a large subsea EPCI contract by Petrobras for its Búzios 6 field offshore Brazil.

Enauta Confirms New Atlanta FPSO Buy
Tuesday, January 25, 2022Enauta has entered into an agreement for the purchase of FPSO OSX-2 for the definitive system of the Atlanta field off Brazil.

SBM Sells 45 Pct Stake In FPSO Set For Brazil
Tuesday, January 25, 2022SBM Offshore has sold a stake in Almirante Tamandare, an FPSO currently under construction and set to operate on Petrobras' Buzios field.

BW Offshore Selling FPSO To Focus On Floating Energy Investments
Monday, January 24, 2022BW Offshore is selling one of its FPSO vessels in line with its strategy to transition to floating energy infrastructure investments.

Carnarvon Disappointed By Buffalo Well Results
Monday, January 24, 2022Carnarvon will be abandoning the Buffalo-1 drilled offshore Timor-Leste because of disappointing results.

Enauta Extends Charter Of Atlanta Field FPSO
Thursday, January 20, 2022Enauta has signed agreements with Altera to extend the charter of the Petrojarl I FPSO working at the Atlanta field offshore Brazil.

Heerema To Use Sleipnir For Installation Of Six Marjan Jackets
Thursday, January 20, 2022Heerema has been awarded a contract to transport and install six large jackets within Package-1 of Saudi Aramco's Marjan Increment program.

Valaris Hot Streak Continues With Two More Rig Deals
Wednesday, January 19, 2022Valaris has continued with its strong start to 2022 with two one-well contracts with Murphy Oil for a semi-submersible drilling rig.

Successful GOM Drilling Enables Low-Cost Development
Tuesday, January 18, 2022Beacon Offshore has completed the drilling of the Winterfell-2 appraisal well located in the Green Canyon area of the Gulf of Mexico.

BP Submits Decom Plan For Foinaven FPSO
Monday, January 17, 2022BP has handed in the decommissioning plan for the iconic Petrojarl Foinaven FPSO located West of Shetland.

Top Headlines: USA Gasoline Markets Point to Bad News for Biden and More
Saturday, January 15, 2022Check out some of Rigzone's top stories during the last week.

Enauta Shuts Down Atlanta Field For Repairs – Again
Friday, January 14, 2022Enauta has once again stopped production from the Atlanta field, this time for inspection and repair following a pipeline issue.

DSME Gets $554M Jansz-Io Order From Chevron
Thursday, January 13, 2022DSME has won a deal worth $554m from Chevron to build a field control station for the Jansz-Io gas field project off Western Australia.

Top Seven Energy Transition Trends To Keep An Eye On In 2022
Wednesday, January 12, 2022Westwood's energy transition team has listed seven of the main trends that oil and gas firms should watch in 2022.

CNOOC To Drill Nearly 360 New Wells This Year
Wednesday, January 12, 2022CNOOC has announced in its business strategy and development plan for 2022 that it would increase its net production and drill over 350 wells.

IOG Hits Snag During Southwark Drilling
Tuesday, January 11, 2022IOG has experienced a problem during drilling operations at the Southwark field over issues regarding seabed conditions.

Saipem Bags Scarborough, Yellowtail Deals Worth $1.1B
Tuesday, January 11, 2022Saipem has been awarded two new offshore contracts in Australia and Guyana for a total amount of $1.1 billion.

Tyra Topsides Sail Away From Sembcorp Yard In Singapore
Tuesday, January 11, 2022Sembcorp Marine has delivered two wellhead topsides, one riser topside, and two bridges for the Tyra field redevelopment project.

FPSO Market In 2021 Hits Pre-Pandemic Levels, 2022 To Carry Momentum
Monday, January 10, 2022The FPSO market almost nixed the pandemic's effect in 2021 with the pace likely to continue in 2022, according to a report by Rystad Energy.

Abo FPSO To Stay With Eni For Another Year
Monday, January 10, 2022BW Offshore has won a contract extension from Italian energy major Eni for an FPSO vessel.

Nortrans Flotel To Work On Coral FLNG Hook-Up
Monday, January 10, 2022Nortrans has secured a flotel contract with Technip Energies to work on the hook-up and commissioning of the Coral Sul FLNG vessel.

Chariot Makes Significant Gas Discovery Off Morocco
Monday, January 10, 2022Chariot has made a significant gas discovery at the Anchois-2 well located on the Lixus license off Morocco.

Coral Sul FLNG Arrives Offshore Mozambique
Thursday, January 06, 2022Eni's Coral Sul FLNG has arrived in Mozambique following a long journey from South Korea.

Tullow CEO Signals Oil Heady Days Are Over
Thursday, January 06, 2022Oil explorers have flown high and crashed back to earth over the past decade.

Sembcorp Delivers Massive Vito Platform To Shell
Thursday, January 06, 2022Sembcorp Marine has completed the Vito Regional Production Facility for Shell’s deepwater project in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.

Transocean Rig Set For More Work In Gulf Of Mexico
Thursday, January 06, 2022Transocean has won a new deal for one of its drillships with EnVen Energy Corporation, an operator in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.

Enauta Not Selling Manati Field After All
Wednesday, January 05, 2022Enauta will not be selling its stake in the Manati field to Gas Bridge after the conditions required for the completion of the sale were not fulfilled.

ADNOC Investing $1B In 60-Year-Old Field Redevelopment
Wednesday, January 05, 2022ADNOC has awarded a $946 million EPC contract for the strategic long-term development of its Umm Shaif field.

QatarEnergy Dishes Out Major EPCI Deal to McDermott
Tuesday, January 04, 2022QatarEnergy has announced the award of a 'major' engineering, procurement, construction and installation contract.

Saudi Aramco Dishes Out $2.2B Zuluf Field Deal
Tuesday, January 04, 2022Saudi Aramco has awarded a $2.2 billion contract to NPCC for a project located offshore Saudi Arabia.

Carnarvon Starts Drilling Buffalo Well With Redevelopment In Mind
Monday, January 03, 2022Carnarvon has spudded the Buffalo-10 well in an attempt to confirm sufficient hydrocarbons for the economic development of the namesake field.

Petrobras Planning To Develop Sergipe-Alagoas Fields Using FPSO Duo
Monday, January 03, 2022Petrobras has submitted a declaration of commerciality for fields in the Sergipe-Alagoas Basin with development plans including FPSOs.

Chevron Dishes Out Extensions For Shelf Drilling Rig Duo
Monday, December 27, 2021Shelf Drilling has won long-term contract extensions with Chevron for two jack-up rigs which will continue working in the Gulf of Thailand.

Repsol Lifts First 100,000 Barrels From Yme Field
Friday, December 24, 2021Repsol has lifted first oil from its Yme field in the North Sea offshore Norway.

Lukoil Produces 700MM+ Barrels Of Oil At Field In Caspian
Friday, December 24, 2021Lukoil has reached a major milestone at its offshore Vladimir Filanovsky field located in the Caspian Sea.

Exxon Begins Glaucus-2 Well Drilling Off Cyprus
Friday, December 24, 2021ExxonMobil started drilling an appraisal well in Block 10 off Cyprus, weeks after issues were raised by Turkey over the award of Block 5.

CNOOC Looking To Power Buzzard Field Using Floating Wind Farm
Friday, December 24, 2021CNOOC and Flotation Energy are working to power the Buzzard oil and gas field using electricity from a floating offshore wind farm.

Island Drilling Snatches Deals For Work Off UK, Mauritania
Thursday, December 23, 2021Island Drilling has secured two new deals which will see the company work in the UK and Mauritania.

Regulator Clears Environment Plan For Sasanof-1 Well
Thursday, December 23, 2021Western Gas has said that NOPSEMA has accepted its Environment Plan to manage activities for the Sasanof-1 exploration offshore well.

Rosneft To Become Net-Zero Emission Company By 2050
Wednesday, December 22, 2021Rosneft has approved a new strategy through to 2030 intending to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050, earlier than the deadline set by Vladimir Putin.

Petrofac Renews Deal For Work On Neptune’s North Sea Assets
Tuesday, December 21, 2021Petrofac has won a two-year contract extension for the provision of engineering services to Neptune-operated platforms in the UK North Sea.

TotalEnergies Expands In Key Growth Area With Double Win In Brazil
Monday, December 20, 2021TotalEnergies has expanded its presence in Brazil, a 'key growth area' for the company, by winning stakes in two pre-salt oil fields.

Equinor Continues As Operator Of Next Barents Sea Production Hub
Monday, December 20, 2021On the initiative from Lundin Energy, Equinor will be continuing as the operator in the operations phase for the Barents Sea Wisting field.

Guyana Offshore Well Drilling Costs Rise
Friday, December 17, 2021CGX Energy has stated that drilling costs for the Kawa-1 well offshore Guyana have risen as the drilling is taking longer than expected.

Rig On Site To Drill Morocco Wells For Chariot
Thursday, December 16, 2021A semi-submersible drilling rig has arrived offshore Morocco to drill another well on the Anchois gas development project for Chariot.

Eni Inks Deal To Produce New Reserves In Algeria
Wednesday, December 15, 2021Eni has signed a contract to relaunch production in Algeria's Berkine basin as well as an agreement for decarbonization initiatives.