CGG Commences Second Phase of OBN Multiclient Survey in UK North Sea

CGG has completed the first phase of its multiyear program to deliver the largest OBN multiclient survey ever acquired in the U.K. Central North Sea (CNS) and immediate commencement of the second acquisition phase, the company said on Sept. 24.

September 25, 2020

Field Development

Norway Gets Applications from 33 Oil Firms to Explore ‘Mature’ Areas

The Norwegian oil and energy ministry has received applications from 33 companies for oil and gas licenses in so-called mature offshore areas, it said on Sept. 25.

September 25, 2020

People , Exploration & Production

Norway Oil Drilling Rig Companies Agree on Wage Deal with Workers

The deal between the Norwegian Shipowners’ Association and the Industri Energi, Safe and DSO labor unions comprises around 7,500 workers.

September 24, 2020

Exploration & Production , Drilling

Archer Wins North Sea Contract Extension with Apache

Based on current and expected future activity, including additional services through our engineering, rentals and oiltools divisions, the extension has an estimated value of up to $100 million.

September 24, 2020

Exploration & Production

Leviathan to Sell $190 Million of Natural Gas to Israel’s Ramat Hovav Plant

Supply of the 1.3 billion cubic meters of gas is expected to begin in December and last for 30 months, or until the Karish and Tanin gas fields begin commercial operation.

September 24, 2020

Exploration & Production , Policy & Regulations

Turkey, Greece Agree to Resume Talks after Four Years

Tensions flared in August after Ankara sent its Oruc Reis seismic survey ship into disputed waters, escorted by gunboats, to map out sea territory for possible oil and gas drilling.

September 23, 2020


DOF Subsea Nets Asia-Pacific Work

DOF Subsea have been awarded two contracts in the Asia Pacific region, securing backlog for the onshore team and offshore fleet, the company said on Sept. 22.

September 22, 2020


CGG’s Releases 3D Seismic Survey Results from Australia’s Gippsland Basin

CGG has unveiled a fourth-quarter delivery of the fast-track results from its recently acquired 3D multiclient seismic survey of the Gippsland Basin in South East Australia on Sept. 22.

September 22, 2020

Investment , Emissions , Renewables

Challenges Facing Budding US Offshore Wind Sector

Policy and permitting, the environment and metocean conditions, and infrastructure were among the topics discussed as companies aim to advance projects.

September 21, 2020

Business , Exploration & Production , Acquisitions & Divestitures

Bids for Exxon Mobil’s British North Sea Assets Due Late October

Bids for a portfolio of Exxon Mobil’s British North Sea oil and gas fields, which is expected to fetch around $1 billion following this year’s oil price weakness, are due on Oct. 28, sources say.

September 21, 2020