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Eni Enters Largest Offshore Wind Project
Friday, December 04, 2020Eni (NYSE: E) announced Friday that it has entered the world's largest offshore wind project with the acquisition of a 20 percent stake in the UK Dogger Bank (A and B) 2.4 gigawatt development.

ConocoPhillips Starts Up Tor II
Friday, December 04, 2020ConocoPhillips Scandinavia and its partners in the Tor Unit have started production from Tor II.

EMGS to Mobilize Ship for New GOM Survey
Thursday, December 03, 2020Electromagnetic Geoservices (EMGS) has received a letter of award for a 3D CSEM and MT multi-client survey in the Gulf of Mexico.

Schlumberger Unit and ABB Finish Pioneering Test
Wednesday, December 02, 2020ABB and OneSubsea team members monitor progress on the VSD and compressor submerged string test. PHOTO SOURCE: ABB

Seadrill Partners Files Chapter 11
Wednesday, December 02, 2020Seadrill Partners LLC announced Tuesday that it has filed voluntary petitions under chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code.

Oil Hungry Asia Lures 20 US Crude Carrying Tankers
Wednesday, December 02, 2020A fleet of around 20 tankers laden with U.S. crude oil is expected to leave for Asia this month as the region continues to outpace the rest of the world in its recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic.

Namibia Explorer Expands Offshore Position
Tuesday, December 01, 2020Eco (Atlantic) Oil & Gas Ltd. has negotiated the reissuance of all four of its offshore Namibia licenses in the southwest African country's Walvis Basin.

Crude Oil Tanker Crew Kidnapped
Tuesday, December 01, 2020Reporting indicates that the MV Agisilaos crude oil tanker has been boarded by an unknown number of people while underway in the Gulf of Guinea, resulting in the kidnap of four crew.

Exxon Faces Historic Writedown
Tuesday, December 01, 2020Exxon Mobil Corp. is about to incur the biggest writedown in its modern history.

Seadrill Bags GOM Contracts and More
Saturday, November 28, 2020Here are some of Rigzone's top upstream stories during the last week, just in case you missed them...

ADNOC Dishes Out Deal Worth Up To $519MM
Friday, November 27, 2020ADNOC has announced the award of a contract worth up to $519 million to BGP Inc, a subsidiary of China National Petroleum Company.

Keppel Bags $Multimillion FPSO Deal
Thursday, November 26, 2020Keppel has secured a contract from a repeat customer worth around $75 million.

Baker Hughes Reports US Rig Rebound
Thursday, November 26, 2020The number of rotary drilling rigs operating in the United States rebounded this past week, according to Baker Hughes.

MODEC Selects Asset Management Firm for Brazil FPSO Project
Thursday, November 26, 2020ARMS Reliability will assist with developing the Bacalhau FPSO Asset Maintenance Management Philosophy. PHOTO SOURCE: ARMS Reliability

OGA Launches Centralized Decom Data Location
Wednesday, November 25, 2020The UK Oil and Gas Authority has launched one centralized location for well data related to decommissioning.

UK Oil Sector Business Confidence Slashed
Wednesday, November 25, 2020Business confidence across the UK's oil and gas sector has been slashed, according to Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce's 32nd oil and gas survey.

Total Awards Suriname Drilling Contract
Tuesday, November 24, 2020Maersk Drilling anticipates a firm total of $100 million from the two-rig contract. PHOTO SOURCE: Maersk Drilling

Odfjell Drilling Signs Equinor Contracts for At Least 27 Wells
Tuesday, November 24, 2020Odfjell Drilling has signed final rig contracts for a pair of previously announced Equinor drilling campaigns.

Seadrill Wins GOM Contracts
Monday, November 23, 2020Seadrill Ltd has added approximately $52 million of backlog following the end of the third quarter of 2020.

Aker Bags Equinor Deal
Monday, November 23, 2020Aker Solutions has won a framework agreement with Equinor (NYSE: EQNR) to provide maintenance and modifications services at the Peregrino field, offshore Brazil.

OGUK Explores Decom in a Low Carbon Future
Sunday, November 22, 2020Industry body Oil & Gas UK is exploring decommissioning in a low carbon future in its first virtual conference on November 24-25.

Aramco Awards Major Deals and More
Saturday, November 21, 2020Here are some of Rigzone's top upstream stories during the last week, just in case you missed them...

OGA Highlights Benefit of UK Energy Integration
Friday, November 20, 2020Integrating energy systems could deliver around 30 percent of the carbon reduction needed to meet the UK's 2050 net zero target, according to a new report from the UK Oil and Gas Authority.

Norway Opens More Arctic Areas to Oil Sector
Friday, November 20, 2020Norway is offering fresh exploration licenses in the far north less than a week after the Supreme Court finished hearing an appeal over earlier Arctic permits.

Transocean Wins Petrobras Contract Extensions
Thursday, November 19, 2020Petrobras has extended contracts for a pair of Transocean ultra-deepwater drillships.

Shell Takes Top Bid Spot for Offshore Lease Sale
Thursday, November 19, 2020The auction generated $120,868,274 in high bids for 93 tracts covering approximately 79 million acres in federal GOM waters.

Feds Propose 2021 Offshore Lease Sale
Wednesday, November 18, 2020BOEM on Tuesday proposed offering approximately 78.2 million acres for a March 2021 region-wide GOM lease sale.

Johan Sverdrup Increasing Production Capacity
Wednesday, November 18, 2020The Johan Sverdrup field is increasing its daily production capacity to around 500,000 barrels of oil by the end of the year.

Offshore Ireland Decom Campaign Starts for Petronas Unit
Wednesday, November 18, 2020AGR has begun decommissioning operations of Ireland's first indigenous gas wells for PETRONAS subsidiary PSE Kinsale Energy.

Perenco Eyes Controlling Stake in Ivory Coast Well
Tuesday, November 17, 2020The investment would boost Ivory Coast's ambition to develop its extractive industries.

CGG Nets Large Scale Deals
Tuesday, November 17, 2020CGG has announced that Subsurface Imaging, part of its geoscience division, has been awarded two 'large-scale' complex seismic reprocessing contracts by PTTEP.

Sapura Bags Major Middle East Contract
Tuesday, November 17, 2020Sapura Energy Berhad (KLSE: SAPNRG) has announced a major contract win in the Middle East via its subsidiary Sapura Fabrication Sdn Bhd – Qatar Branch.

How Much Oil and Gas Has Been Found in 2020?
Tuesday, November 17, 2020Global conventional oil and gas discoveries already exceed eight billion barrels of oil equivalent, according to a new Rystad Energy analysis.

Maersk Drilling Secures Contract Extension
Tuesday, November 17, 2020Brunei Shell Petroleum has decided to extend its contract for the Maersk Viking drillship. PHOTO SOURCE: Maersk Drilling

2021 OTC Rescheduled for Later in Year
Tuesday, November 17, 2020The event will take place at NRG Park in Houston.

Norway Court Decision Could Nix 10 Arctic Licenses
Friday, November 13, 2020Climate activists are trying to drag western Europe's biggest oil producer out of the Arctic.

Production Shut In at Catcher After Fire
Friday, November 13, 2020Premier Oil (OTCMKTS: PMOIY) revealed Thursday that a fire broke out onboard the Catcher FPSO on November 9, which resulted in production being shut in.

Record Hurricane Season Shuts In Record GOM Oil Volumes
Thursday, November 12, 2020It's the year of the unprecedented and the hurricane season has been no exception.

Eni Faces Forced Unitization of West Africa Fields
Thursday, November 12, 2020Ghana's government is forcing Eni SpA to merge its Sankofa offshore oil field with a neighboring discovery made by a domestic explorer.

Tullow Awards Contract for Offshore Suriname Well
Thursday, November 12, 2020Tullow Oil plc recently awarded Ramps Logistics a fully integrated contract for its upcoming drilling campaign in Block 47 offshore Suriname.

ConocoPhillips Hits Gas Pay in Norwegian Sea
Thursday, November 12, 2020ConocoPhillips has reported a new gas condensate discovery offshore Norway.

Brunei Shell Contract Goes to Maersk Drilling
Thursday, November 12, 2020Brunei Shell Petroleum has awarded Maersk Drilling a one-well exploration contract for the Maersk Viking, above. PHOTO SOURCE: Maersk Drilling

Saipem to Proceed with Offshore Guyana Work
Wednesday, November 11, 2020The above photo shows the Saipem Constellation pipelay, heavy lift and construction vessel. PHOTO SOURCE: Saipem.

Pemex Offshore Workers Claim Virus Testing is Lacking
Tuesday, November 10, 2020A Pemex spokeswoman didn’t respond to a request for comment on whether testing had stopped at its platforms and if they were operating near normal capacity.

$455MM in Brazil Contracts Go to Oilfield Services Trio
Tuesday, November 10, 2020First oil from Bacalhau is projected for 2024. PHOTO SOURCE: Equinor

Armed Pirates Approach Oil Tanker
Tuesday, November 10, 2020Reporting indicates that the Marshall Islands flagged oil tanker M/T Wesley was approached while underway off Bayelsa State.

Karoon Completes $Multimillion Bauna Deal
Monday, November 09, 2020Karoon Energy Ltd has completed the acquisition of a 100 percent operating interest in the Bauna field.

Consequences of a Biden Admin for US Energy
Monday, November 09, 2020A change of federal government would have several consequences for the U.S. energy industry, according to energy research and consultancy company Wood Mackenzie.

OGUK Awards Finalists Revealed
Sunday, November 08, 2020Industry body Oil & Gas UK has revealed the shortlist for this year's OGUK Awards, which will be held in virtual form for the first time ever on December 10.

Baker Hughes US Rig Count Hits Milestone
Saturday, November 07, 2020The number of rotary drilling rigs operating in the United States hit the 300 mark this week, Baker Hughes reported Friday.