ExxonMobil Taps Acorn for EIA Work on Fifth Offshore Development in Guyana
ExxonMobil has hired Acorn International, an environmental and risk management consultancy with offices in Boston and Houston, to perform an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and lead the public consultation program for the Uaru Project, Exxon's fifth offshore development project in Guyana.
MODEC, Toyo to Form Engineering JV for Large-Scale FPSOs
FPSO leasing specialist MODEC and Toyo Engineering Corporation have executed a deal to form a joint venture company for the Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Installation (EPCI) business of FPSO vessels. The establishment of the joint venture company…
Exxon Accelerates Production in Guyana, Makes Two New Discoveries
Exxon Mobil Corp said on Tuesday it has made two new oil discoveries offshore Guyana and that it has already exceeded its original year-end daily production target for the South American country. The announcements are part of Exxon's efforts…
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Drydocks Orders Kanfa FPSO Topside Module
UAE-based shipyard Drydocks World has signed a contract with Norway-based Kanfa to deliver a topside module for a floating production storage and offloading vessel. In what will be the first collaboration between Drydocks World and Kanfa, the M10 module will be placed on the main deck of the FPSO.
Webinar: How oil & energy firms can gain a competitive advantage by embracing the digital future
While the sector has typically been slow to adopt digital innovations, today’s offshore energy markets are fluid and fast-changing, and the ‘business as usual’ model will not necessarily yield the best future results. AI, automation and data…
Digitalization: Leveraging Digital Innovation in Offshore Energy
There is an increasing expectation that oil and gas firms can demonstrate their value and efficiency through more data-centric processes, managing costs and reacting more quickly to changing market conditions. While the sector has typically been slow to adopt digital innovations…
First Hydrocarbons Introduced into Coral South FLNG Offshore Mozambique
Italian oil and gas company Eni said Saturday that the first hydrocarbons had been introduced from the Coral South reservoir offshore Mozambique into the Coral South FLNG unit. Eni operates the offshore Area 4 where the Coral South FLNG is located.
IEA Says World Oil Demand to Rise 2% in '23
World oil demand will rise more than 2% to a record high of 101.6 million barrels per day (bpd) in 2023, the International Energy Agency said on Wednesday, although sky-high oil prices and weakening economic forecasts dimmed the future outlook.
Saipem Confirms Shell's Gato do Mato FPSO LNTP
Italian oilfield services firm Saipem has confirmed it has recently been awarded a limited notice to proceed (LNTP) by BW Offshore, for the early-stage engineering services for the supply of an FPSO unit to be supplied to Shell for the development of the Gato do Mato field offshore Brazil.
U.S. Natgas up 2% on Higher Demand, Soaring Global Prices
U.S. natural gas futures edged up about 2% on Tuesday on record power demand in Texas, forecasts for more gas demand over the next two weeks than previously expected, a reduction in gas output, low wind power and much higher global gas prices.
Demand Grows for OSVs in the Offshore Floating Production and Storage Energy Sector
Over the last year we have seen an upswing in floating production and storage systems ordering after many years of low activity. According to our colleagues at World Energy Reports, “The global oil and natural gas markets are contending with…
Lebanon's Hezbollah Says Could Disrupt Start-up of Energean's Karish Gas Field Over Maritime Dispute with Israel
The head of Lebanon's Hezbollah said on Thursday that his group could stop Israel from extracting gas from a maritime field that Beirut says lies in disputed waters, adding Hezbollah is "not afraid of war." Lebanon warned Israel on Sunday against…
International Seaways Sells Stake in Al Shaheen Oil Field FSOs to Euronav
Oil tanker operator International Seaways has sold its 50% stake in two floating storage and offshore (FSO) vessels, the FSO Asia and FSO Africa, to its joint venture partner Euronav NV. The purchase price values the two FSO vessels at $300 million in total.
Naming Ceremony Held for Yinson's Anna Nery FPSO
Malaysian FPSO provider Yinson, with its project partner Sumitomo Corporation named the new FPSO Anna Nery, during a naming ceremony held concurrently in Jiangsu, China and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The FPSO Anna Nery is currently undergoing final…
Indigenous Australians Seek to Block $3.6 billion Santos Offshore Gas project
A group of Indigenous Australians has filed a lawsuit seeking to stop Santos Ltd from developing a $3.6 billion gas project off northern Australia, saying they were not consulted about the drilling. Traditional land owners from the Tiwi Islands…
BW Offshore Sells FPSO Joko Tole
FPSO leasing company BW Offshore has completed the sale of the FPSO BW Joko Tole. The FPSO was sold to PT Bahari Inti Tanker and PT Cahaya Haluan Pasifik, both of which are Indonesian companies, in consortium with PT Buana Lintas Lautan Tbk, a company publicly listed in Indonesia.
Korean Shipbuilder Can't Accept New FSRU Orders as Capacity Full
Korea Shipbuilding & Offshore Engineering (KSOE) has mostly filled its order book for the next 2-1/2 years as the pandemic drove demand for container ships, leaving little room to meet the needs of the liquefied natural gas (LNG) sector, a senior company executive said. With U.S.
Europe's Dash for Gas & FSRUs Puts Australia's LNG Import Plans at Risk
Europe's race to replace Russian gas supply has threatened Australia's plans for five gas import terminals as they compete for key infrastructure, raising the risk of a supply shortfall in Australia's populous southeast in the next two years.
Italy's Snam Buys Golar Tundra FSRU for $350M
Italian gas group Snam has agreed to buy Golar LNG's floating storage regasification unit (FSRU) Golar Tundra for $350 million. The Golar Tundra can operate both as an LNG carrier and as an FSRU. The vessel, built in 2015, has a storage capacity of around 170…
Poland Could Build Second FSRU Amid Czech, Slovak Interest
Poland could build a second floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) next to an already planned installation because the Czech Republic and Slovakia are interested in buying more liquefied natural gas (LNG), the Polish climate minister said.
Shell Gives BW Offshore Limited Notice to Proceed for Gato do Mato FPSO
FPSO supplier BW Offshore said Thursday that Shell had awarded it limited notice to proceed (LNTP) by Shell and its partners for early-stage engineering and supplier reservations for the supply of an FPSO for the Gato do Mato (Wild Cat) oil and gas field offshore Brazil.