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July 2024
By combining RFID technology with premium packer performance and exceptional safety valve reliability, gas-lift wells can be operated with the highest safety standards for the life of the well, in the latest advancements in Annular Safety Valves (ASVs).
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July 22, 2024
The Kintore-based company’s first ever scope of work in Canada has involved the supply of three subsea battery-powered control systems to maintain integrity of the subsea electrical infrastructure when topside electrical power is unavailable.
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July 22, 2024
The campaign was conducted by the Petrodec HAEVA rig and has delivered sustained production gains of around +5 MMcfd, in line with expectations.  The planned scope was completed ahead of schedule and within budget, confirming the technical and commercial success of the project.
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July 22, 2024
Valaris Limited has been awarded a multi-year contract with Equinor Energy do Brasil Ltda., a subsidiary of Equinor ASA (“Equinor”), for drillship VALARIS DS-17. The contract relates to work offshore Brazil on Project Raia. Equinor’s project partners are Repsol Sinpoec Brazil (35%) and Petrobras (30%).
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July 22, 2024
NFE’s proprietary Fast LNG design is the first of its kind, pairing the latest advancements in modular liquefaction technology with jack up rigs or similar offshore infrastructure to enable a faster deployment schedule than traditional liquefaction facilities.
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July 22, 2024
Recent discoveries in Namibia’s Orange basin suggest it could hold up to 3 Bbpe of oil and 8.7 Tcfg, and the country’s total oil reserves could be nearly equal to Guyana’s at around 11 Bbbl. Excitement around the newly discovered resources is high, and though oil and gas production still lie ahead, Namibia has become a leader in African oil and gas investment.
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July 21, 2024
Petroleum production in the waters between the UK and Norway peaked some 20 years ago. Yet the offshore industry still supports more than 200,000 jobs and adds billions of pounds to the nation’s GDP, giving it serious economic weight even in its twilight years.
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July 21, 2024
National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) President Erik Milito released a statement in response to President Joe Biden's announcement that he will not seek reelection and will instead endorse Vice President Kamala Harris.
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July 21, 2024
The Ocean BlackRhino was awarded a contract with a minimum duration of 180 days for a total value of approximately $89 million. The contract also includes two additional option periods.
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July 21, 2024
The upstream assets consist of a portfolio of production and exploration licenses in the DNS comprising 2,415 km2 (approximately 600,000 net acres). The licenses are in shallow water at an average water depth of 34 m, approximately 60 km offshore.
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July 18, 2024
The partnership will allow for centralized fleet monitoring with real-time vessel tracking and streamlined reporting. The data will then be integrated into Opsealog’s Marinsights platform to deliver insights that will help BOURBON optimize vessels’ operational profiles to reduce fuel consumption and associated GHG emissions, while also helping reduce operating costs.
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July 18, 2024
The subsea infrastructure will tie back to the Energean Power floating production, storage, and offloading vessel (FPSO), which currently serves the Karish and Karish North developments. TechnipFMC also delivered fully integrated subsea solutions utilizing our iEPCI™ execution model for both of these developments.
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July 18, 2024
It’s still early days for Namibia, and none of the discoveries in its waters have yet been declared commercially viable. But TotalEnergies aims to approve its first development at the Venus field later this year, and Chief Executive Officer Patrick Pouyanne has said the African country could one day enjoy a boom like that underway on the other side of the Atlantic in Guyana.
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July 18, 2024
Block 5 is located offshore Suriname in shallow water depths of about 30-45 m. The license is currently proceeding to its second exploration phase with a commitment to drill an exploration well.
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July 17, 2024
Etu Energias has entered a deal to acquire Galp Energia’s stake in Block 32, Block 14, and Block 14K offshore Angola for $443 million. The acquisition transaction includes Galp’s 5% non-operating stake in Block 32, 9% non-operating stake in Block 14, and 4.5% non-operating stake in Block 14K.
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July 17, 2024
LLOG Exploration Company has acquired 41 blocks of offshore acreage encompassing approximately 236,000 acres in the East Breaks and Alaminos Canyon area of the deepwater GOM.
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July 16, 2024
Repeated delays to well plugging and abandonment (P&A) work, competition for rigs from overseas and cost pressures are pushing up the estimated bill for decommissioning on the UK Continental Shelf, according to the North Sea Transition Authority's new report.
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July 16, 2024
The LK7-1-1 exploration well was drilled and completed at a depth of approximately 4,400 m, which encountered a total of 76 m oil and gas pay zones. The well was tested to produce about 210 cubic meters of crude oil and nearly 1 MMcmgd, a new record for natural gas tested productivity in Bohai Bay.
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July 16, 2024
Hammerhead aims to start production in 2029, boosting Guyana's oil production capacity to over 1.4 MMbpd. Exxon, along with partners Hess Corp and China's CNOOC, expects Hammerhead to produce between 120,000 and 180,000 bpd, which is less than the 250,000 bpd from its largest vessels offshore Guyana.
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July 15, 2024
Designed and built in Perth, Western Australia, the 44-tonne full-scale prototype combines traditional subsea tree technology with several new elements that allow it to swivel, providing 360-degree mooring capability for offtake vessels.
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July 15, 2024
Ramco Norway has been awarded 80% of the volume of oil and gas pipes running from Equinor at Fjord Base in Florø to the Norwegian Continental Shelf. Additionally, the company has been allocated 100% of the volume from Sandnessjøen and Hammerfest.
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