BP and Ithaca Start Production at Vorlich Field in North Sea

BP and Delek Group-owned Ithaca Energy have started oil and gas production at the Vorlich field in Britain's central North Sea, the companies said on Thursday.

November 26, 2020

Digital Oilfield

Aker BP, Cognite Pioneer Robotics Deployment Offshore with Autonomous Mission

Cognite Data Fusion powers Spot, the Boston Dynamics quadruped robot dog, as it completes autonomous mission onboard Aker BP Skarv installation in the North Sea.

November 24, 2020

Exploration & Production , Drilling

Total Taps Maersk Drilling for Two-Rig Suriname Campaign

The estimated firm total contract value is approximately $100 million, including rig upgrades and integrated services provided.

November 24, 2020


Top 12 Recent Gulf of Mexico Discoveries

November 2020: Mississippi Canyon Block 794 discovery by Beacon Offshore Energy

November 23, 2020


Equinor Taps Aker Solutions for Maintenance Work Offshore Brazil

Aker Solutions won a framework agreement on Nov. 23 with Equinor to provide maintenance and modifications services at the Peregrino field, offshore Brazil.

November 23, 2020

Exploration & Production , Policy & Regulations

US Moves to Loosen Safety Rules for Arctic Ocean Oil Drilling

The proposal would revise a suite of Obama-era rules crafted to improve safety in the extreme conditions of the Arctic after a Shell drilling rig ran aground there in 2012.

November 19, 2020

Exploration & Production , Lease Sales

Norway Offers 136 Arctic Oil Exploration Blocks

The blocks include eight regions of the Arctic Barents Sea and one in the Norwegian Sea.

November 19, 2020


TGS Scores Seismic Acquisition Projects Offshore Brazil

TGS, a leading provider of multiclient geoscience data for E&P companies, has commenced the Malvinas 3D program in Argentina on Nov. 18.

November 19, 2020

Field Development , Acquisitions & Divestitures

PetroRio Acquires Stake in BP-operated Fields Offshore Brazil

Petro Rio SA has inked an agreement with BP Energy do Brasil Ltda. on Nov. 19 for the acquisition of interests of 35.7% in the BM-C-30 Block (Wahoo field) and 60% in the BM-C-32 Block (Itaipu field), thus, subject to the necessary approvals, becoming the operator of both pre-salt fields.

November 19, 2020

Business , Renewables

Ørsted Strikes Deal with Labor Union on US Offshore Wind Development

The memorandum of understanding aims to create a model for the nascent offshore wind industry in the United States.

November 18, 2020