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From a milestone at Atlanta Phase 1 to new contracts, below is a compilation of the latest headlines in the E&P space.
Atlanta Phase 1 Milestone Reached
Enauta Participações SA said Feb. 5 that it had reached milestones on its Atlanta Phase 1 project offshore Brazil in January.
The early system is fully producing, with three wells in operation averaging more than 21,000 boe/d.
On Jan. 21, the first subsea multiphase pumping system (MPP), manufactured by OneSubsea, was loaded in Norway bound for Brazil. The MPP will be installed to support Atlanta’s oil and gas production and its on-scheduled delivery highlighted one of the key challenges to reach the FPSO Atlanta’s first oil schedule by August 2024.
Contracts and company news
Saipem Reports Castarone Incident
Saipem reported an early morning Jan. 30 incident on the Castorone pipelay vessel off the waters of Australia during normal pipelay operations.
Saipem said there were no injuries. Saipem said the vessel didn’t sustain major damage but reported localized damage to the trunkline. Saipem said the damage will be remediated.
In a follow-up release, Saipem said a buckle occurred while laying pipeline. An initial investigation indicated a software anomaly could be the cause.
Titania Jackup Wins Work offshore Mexico
Paratus Energy Services Ltd. announced Feb. 1 that SeaMex Holdings Ltd. and related subsidiaries won a one-year contract for the Titania jackup in Mexico from an unnamed customer.
The new contract will contribute approximately $55 million in backlog and is expected to begin in mid-February 2024.
TGS, SLB for GoM OBN Acquisition
The seventh program within the seismic joint venture involves the acquisition of 157 Outer Continental Shelf blocks covering 3,650 sq km through a long offset, sparse OBN survey that will start in the first quarter of 2024.
The expansion of data coverage in the eastern region of Green Canyon will adjoin with prior phases, establishing a continuous coverage area spanning over 23,000 sq km from the Mississippi Canyon area in the east to the Garden Banks area in the west.
The project is supported by industry funding.
2024-01-25 - CNOOC Ltd. plans on $17.5B capex in 2024, with 63% of that dedicated to project development.
2024-02-06 - New techniques and technologies being piloted by Chevron in the Permian Basin are improving drilling and completed cycle times. Executives at the California-based major hope to eventually improve overall resource recovery from its shale portfolio.
2024-01-02 - In an SEC filing, Chevron said adversarial regulations in California and bankruptcies in Gulf of Mexico will likely result in billions in lost value.
2024-01-15 - Houston-based Prairie Operating Co. is scaling its D-J Basin footprint with a $94.5 million acquisition of Nickel Road Operating LLC.
2024-01-16 - The Argos Southwest Extension project calls for tying back three wells to the Argos production semisubmersible in the Mad Dog Field.