Towards smarter and greener decommissioning

Project and financing models for decommissioning are moving up oil and gas operators’ agenda worldwide as ‘lower for longer’ oil prices raise questions about how long ageing assets can operate viably beyond their design lives.

UK: Kraken FPSO offloads first cargo

Malaysia’s Bumi Armada has informed that its Armada Kraken FPSO, operating on the Kraken field in the UK ...

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Petronas grants license for new wellhead platform designs

Enra Icon has been granted a licence for novel technology by Petronas for its small field development, minimal ...

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Magseis wraps up modular ROV North Sea survey

Magseis, a Norwegian geophysical company, has completed its first large-scale survey using a modular ROV-crew. ...

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ION, PlanSea collaborate on offshore logistics solution

PlanSea Solutions Limited and ION Geophysical Corporation have announced a collaboration to improve the efficiency ...

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Halfwave in Ichthys pipeline inspection deal

Oil and gas inspection services company Halfwave has been awarded a contract by Inpex for work on the Ichthys LNG ...

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Siemens' new solution to digitize offshore production

Siemens has developed Topsides 4.0, a solution aimed to facilitate offshore production transition to a fully ...

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Ccrow saving offshore contractors' valuable time

Ccrow, an abbreviation of Central certificates registry for on- & offshore workers, is a Belgium start-up ...

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TechnipFMC to supply subsea equipment for West White Rose

Oil and gas services company TechnipFMC has been awarded an engineering, procurement, construction and installation ...

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Wellesley spuds Goanna offshore well (Norway)

Faroe Petroleum has informed that drilling has started at the Goanna exploration well 33/9-22 S in license PL 881, ...

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TFKable gets regulatory approval for JDR acquisition

A regulatory approval has been granted for TELE-FONIKA Kable’s recently announced acquisition of JDR Cable ...

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Halliburton, Microsoft to drive O&G digital transformation

Tech company Microsoft and oil services provider Halliburton have entered into a strategic alliance aiming to drive ...

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NAO fingers crossed for higher dayrates

Nordic American Offshore, an offshore vessel owner, is seeing signs of improvement in the platform supply vessel ...

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Governor wants Virginia out of U.S. offshore drilling plans

Governor of Virginia Terry McAuliffe has sent a letter to the Trump administration asking that Virginia be excluded ...

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Golar LNG Partners buys stake in Hili Episeyo FLNG

Golar LNG, Keppel, and Black and Veatch have entered into an agreement to sell its stakes in Golar Hilli, a company ...

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Dresser-Rand to provide power units for two CNOOC projects

The Dresser-Rand business, part of Siemens Power and Gas, has been awarded two orders to supply power generation ...

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ION shoots Panama’s first seismic in 30 years

Seismic survey company ION Geophysical has informed that a new 2D multi-client program offshore Panama is in ...

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Zinke repeals Obama-era oil and gas royalties rule

The U.S. Department of the Interior is repealing an Obama-era rule for the evaluation of oil, gas, and coal fees ...

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Shelf takes Nusantara DSV on two-year charter

Miclyn Express Offshore (MEO) has secured work for its Indonesian-flagged Nusantara dive support vessel. The vessel ...

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A long time coming: Offshore project sanctioning

Now that half the year has passed, a review of offshore project sanctioning might be timely.

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Azinor hires TWMA ahead of Partridge spud

TWMA, a provider of drill cuttings and slop handling, management and treatment solutions, has been awarded a ...

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U.S. offshore rig fleet down to 17 active units

The U.S. offshore rig count has fallen to 17 active drilling units after it dropped by 7 rigs this past week, ...

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Wheatstone site manager accused of bullying workers

Wheatstone site manager accused of bullying workers

More than 250 Bechtel workers employed at Chevron’s Wheatstone project have reportedly signed a petition ...

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UK: New P&A firm to create 400 jobs. Looking to buy rigs

The UK is getting a new decommissioning company in the North Sea arena, named Well-Safe Solutions, which has ...

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ExxonMobil hires Handal for crane services in Malaysia

Malaysian offshore crane services company Handal Offshore Services has been awarded a three-year contract with ...

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Expro scores ‘substantial’ North Sea contract

Expro, a UK offshore oilfield services firm has secured a contract with Maersk Oil for the provision of subsea and ...

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Jacobs secures Shell award

Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. has signed a global Enterprise Framework Agreement (EFA) renewal with Shell Oil ...

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Eni turns profitable in 2Q. Lifts oil and gas output

Italy’s Eni posted a net profit of EUR 18 million in the second quarter of 2017, an improvement from a loss ...

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