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Thousands Sign Up to BSEE Safe Text Service
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 The U.S. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement has revealed that its BSEE!Safe text notification service now has over 5,300 subscribers.

Production Suspended at Cliff Head
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 Triangle Energy has confirmed that production at the Cliff Head Alpha Platform has been suspended as a result of an electrical fault.

Shell Plans Major Drilling in Mexico
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 Royal Dutch Shell is pushing ahead on its massive deepwater drilling plan in Mexico.

Equinor Ditches Great Australian Bight Drill Plan
Tuesday, February 25, 2020 Equinor has informed the Australian authorities that it will discontinue its exploration drilling plan (Stromlo-1) in the Ceduna sub-basin offshore South Australia.

Aberdeen Gets New Drilling Well Control Center
Tuesday, February 25, 2020 Survivex is launching a new drilling well control center of excellence in Aberdeen.

Enpro Subsea Starts New Chapter
Monday, February 24, 2020 Pictured from left, Enpro Subsea directors Craig McDonald, Ian Donald, Steve Robb, Neil Rogerson and Tom Bryce. PHOTO SOURCE: Enpro Subsea.

Ghana FPSO Charter Goes to Yinson
Monday, February 24, 2020 This image illustrates FPSO and subsea infrastructure. IMAGE SOURCE: Aker Energy AS

NPD Gives Skogul Go-Ahead
Monday, February 24, 2020 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted its consent for the start-up of the Skogul field in the North Sea.

Crew Kidnapped from Oil Tanker
Friday, February 21, 2020 Reporting indicates that the Alpine Penelope crude oil tanker has been attacked while in transit towards Lagos.

Siemens to Modernize Arabian Drilling Jackup
Thursday, February 20, 2020 The upgrade includes a full drilling-drives package and cooling system.

Wintershall Noordzee Brings Sillimanite Online
Thursday, February 20, 2020 Wintershall Noordzee has successfully started gas production from its operated Sillimanite field.

Deepwater Peru Well is a Dry Hole
Tuesday, February 18, 2020 The Karoon-operated Marina-1 exploration well will be plugged and abandoned.

Petrofac Bags $1.6B Contracts for Mega Project
Tuesday, February 18, 2020 Petrofac Emirates has been awarded two contracts by Abu Dhabi National Oil Company worth a total of around $1.65 billion.

North Sea Downtime Cut by 19 Percent
Tuesday, February 18, 2020 North Sea oilfield operators have reduced the frequency of downtime by 19.2 per cent in the year to September 2019, according to the Glacier Production Index.

Eni Makes Oil Discovery Offshore Mexico
Monday, February 17, 2020 Eni revealed Monday that it has made a new oil discovery on the Saasken exploration prospect offshore Mexico.

Tullow Gets Green Light on Gas-Flaring Request
Friday, February 14, 2020 The permission will assist heavily indebted Tullow to support production in its offshore fields.

Kosmos’ Ghana Performance Boosts 1P Reserves
Thursday, February 13, 2020 It marks the seventh consecutive year of greater than 100 percent of production replacement for Kosmos.

All Eyes on McDermott
Thursday, February 13, 2020 Here are Rigzone's top stories during the last week, just in case you missed them...

CNOOC Brings Bozhong Online
Thursday, February 13, 2020 CNOOC Limited has announced that the offshore Bozhong 34-9 oilfield has commenced production.

Chevron Awards Angola Platform Contract
Wednesday, February 12, 2020 This photo shows one of Aquaterra's Sea Swift conductor supported platforms. PHOTO SOURCE: Aquaterra Energy

Oceaneering Wins Offshore Angola Contract From BP
Wednesday, February 12, 2020 This contract follows a successful intervention campaign by Oceaneering in the same region in late 2018.

Aker BP, Cognite Pairing Offshore Ops With Robotics
Wednesday, February 12, 2020 The companies will perform several tests using robots and drones on the Skarv installation in the Norwegian Sea this year.

Exxon Boosts Guyana-Suriname Drilling Role for Noble
Wednesday, February 12, 2020 Noble Corp. plc has executed a commercial enabling agreement with ExxonMobil that provides a framework for ongoing drilling services in the Guyana-Suriname Basin.

Diamond Offshore Wins Contract Extension for Semisub
Tuesday, February 11, 2020 Diamond Offshore reported that it has secured a one-year extension for its Ocean Patriot semisub.

Malaysia Subsea Contract Goes to Cortez
Tuesday, February 11, 2020 This photo shows Cortez Subsea personnel preparing equipment for work on a trailblazing offshore Malaysia project. PHOTO SOURCE: Cortez Subsea

Offshore Drilling Contractor Hits Full Utilization
Tuesday, February 11, 2020 Constellation Oil Services has signed a three-year contract with Petrobras for the Atlantic Star semi-submersible rig.

Oil Bounces Back from One-Year Low
Tuesday, February 11, 2020 Oil bounced back from a one-year low in New York but the emergence of a glut since the coronavirus outbreak loomed over the market.

Halliburton and Socar AQS to Form JV
Tuesday, February 11, 2020 Halliburton and Socar AQS have signed a memorandum of understanding to form a new joint venture.

OGA Launches Mediation Pilot for License Disputes
Monday, February 10, 2020 The UK's Oil and Gas Authority has launched a year-long UK Continental Shelf mediation pilot.

Mermaid Sets Up UK Subsidiary
Monday, February 10, 2020 Thailand-headquartered Mermaid Maritime Public Company Limited has incorporated an indirect wholly owned subsidiary in the UK.

Shipping Gets Smashed by Coronavirus
Monday, February 10, 2020 The shipping industry tends to do badly when Chinese demand disappoints, but the outbreak of the coronavirus has done more than just damage the amount of cargo that needs to be transported.

OPITO Names 2019 Apprentice of the Year
Monday, February 10, 2020 A 33-year old from Dundee who decided to switch careers and enter the oil sector has been named as OPITO's 2019 apprentice of the year.

$500MM+ in Offshore Contracts Go to Saipem
Friday, February 07, 2020 This photo shows the Saipem 7000 crane and pipelay vessel. PHOTO SOURCE: Saipem

Top 30 High Impact Wells in 2020
Friday, February 07, 2020 Rystad Energy has identified what it considers the top 30 high impact wells that will be drilled this year.

Top Rigzone Articles Roundup
Friday, February 07, 2020 Here's a roundup of Rigzone's top five most popular articles during the last week, just in case you missed them...

Majors Bring West of Shetland Field Online
Thursday, February 06, 2020 BP and Shell have brought the west of Shetland Alligin field online.

Deepwater Drilling Takes Off
Wednesday, February 05, 2020 Oil majors have boosted demand for floating drilling units as deepwater drilling takes off, according to Rystad Energy.

Shell Leases Platform for Deepwater GOM Work
Wednesday, February 05, 2020 Grupo R has signed a contract with Shell Mexico for the lease of the La Muralla IV platform.

Petrobras and Chevron Selling Stake in Papa-Terra Field
Tuesday, February 04, 2020 Papa-terra field is part of the BC-20 concession and is located at a water depth of 1,200 meters.

RockRose to Buy North Sea Cotton Gas Field
Tuesday, February 04, 2020 RockRose has signed an agreement to acquire 100 percent of the equity of Speedwell Energy (1) Limited, which holds a 100 percent interest in the Cotton gas field in the UK sector of the Southern North Sea.

Ocean Infinity Launches Pioneering New Company
Tuesday, February 04, 2020 Ocean Infinity has announced the launch of a new, 'pioneering' marine technology and data company called Armada.

UK Subsea Engineering Set to Create 9K Jobs
Tuesday, February 04, 2020 The UK's subsea engineering industry is set to create 8,928 jobs in the next three years, according to the findings of a new report by industry body Subsea UK.

Offshore Guyana Block Estimate Gets Upsized
Tuesday, February 04, 2020 A co-venturer in the Orinduik Block offshore Guyana on Monday reported a 29-percent increase in the license’s estimated gross prospective resources.

Talos Contracts Drillship for 2020 GOM Program
Monday, February 03, 2020 Talos Energy has contracted an ultra-deepwater drillship and a platform rig.

US Rig Count Falls
Monday, February 03, 2020 The United States has dropped four rigs since January 24, and 255 rigs since February 1, 2019, Baker Hughes' most recent rotary rig count has revealed.

North Sea Field Shutdown Dubbed Small Setback
Monday, February 03, 2020 The temporary production halt from the Bruce, Keith and Rhum fields has been described by a Serica Energy spokesperson as a 'relatively small, short-term setback'.

Schlumberger Unit and Subsea 7 Win Pioneering Brazil Contract
Friday, January 31, 2020 Offshore installation for Brazil's first integrated SPS and SURF project could start in two years. IMAGE SOURCE: Equinor

Kosmos Abandons Oldfield Well in the Gulf
Thursday, January 30, 2020 Kosmos expects to record about $24 million of exploration expense related to the drilling project.

Americas Contracts Go to DOF Subsea
Thursday, January 30, 2020 DOF Subsea reported Wednesday that it has won contracts from undisclosed clients for projects from Canada to the Caribbean.

North Sea Fields Shut Down
Thursday, January 30, 2020 There will be no production from the Bruce, Keith and Rhum fields for approximately two months while engineering work takes place.