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Saipem Wins Subsea Contract in Guyana

Italian oilfield services firm Saipem said it has been awarded a subsea contract by ExxonMobil subsidiary Esso Exploration and Production Guyana Limited (EEPGL) for the proposed Payara development project located in the Stabroek block offshore Guyana at a water depth of around 2,000 meters. The contract scope includes subsea structures, risers and flowlines.Saipem was awarded earlier subsea contracts for the first two phases of the Liza development in Guyana by EEPGL in 2017 and in 2018, respectively.Subject to government approvals, project sanction by EEPGL and its partners HESS Guyana Exploration

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Oil and Gas Industry Adopts VR

, it is equipped to replicate a wide range of emergency situations that employees could potentially face in real-life while working onsite with heavy machinery, thus ensuring they are ready to deal with any unforeseen event.”GlobalData identifies Baker Hughes, BP, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, Equinor, ExxonMobil, Gazprom, Halliburton, Shell, Saudi Aramco and Sinopec as among the leading adopters of VR technology in oil and gas operations.The oil and gas industry faces a unique challenge as many of its facilities are in remote locations around the world. Inaccessible terrains and harsh weather conditions

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OneSubsea, Subsea 7 Win Ormen Lange Contracts

helps customers increase recovery and extend the life of their gas developments.Subsea 7’s scope under this contract includes front-end engineering design (FEED), which will proceed to execution phase in the case of positive FID by A/S Norske Shell and its partners, Petoro, Equinor, INEOS and ExxonMobil. The work will be executed as a Subsea Integration Alliance(1) project.Monica Th. Bjørkmann, Subsea 7’s Vice President Norway, said, “This award is an important demonstration of the value Subsea Integration Alliance brings by combining the technologies and capabilities of OneSubsea

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Equinor Awards Hywind Tampen Contracts

for development and operation (PDO) by Norwegian authorities. The wind farm is scheduled to start production at the end of 2022.The Gullfaks licence partners are Equinor Energy AS:  51%, Petoro AS: 30% and OMV (Norge) AS: 19The Snorre licence partners are Equinor Energy AS: 33.3%, Petoro AS: 30%, ExxonMobil Exploration and Production Norway AS: 17.5%, Idemitsu Petroleum Norge AS: 9.6%, DEA Norge AS: 8.6%, Vår Energi AS: 1.1

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A Seismic Shift Towards Quieter Surveys

also emerging). Some countries have even banned seismic exploration altogether (Italy has had a temporary ban in place pending new assessments).But, there’s still pressure to protect marine life so there’s also work to rethink the source. Since 2011, a group comprising of Total, Shell and ExxonMobil has been working on alternatives, based on marine vibroseis technology, under a joint industry project managed by Texas A&M University. Marine vibroseis works by emitting a continuous lower level energy. “Instead of a clap, one instantaneous instance of noise with high peak to peak pressure

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Environmental Studies Wrap Up for Exxon Off Guyana

Offshore scientific services company TDI-Brooks International said on Tuesday it has completed two Environmental Baseline Studies (EBS) for ExxonMobil offshore Guyana.The US supermajor is operator of several blocks offshore Guyana, including Canje, Kaieteur and Stabroek, which is classified as one of the most prolific offshore oil potentials in South America and is still growing in reservesIn April ExxonMobil announced its 13th discovery in the Stabroek block called the Yellowtail-1 well. The 26,800-square-kilometer field is estimated to hold more than 5.5 billion Boep/d, and is located about 120

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2H Offshore Expands STREAM JIP

Offshore, a riser and conductor specialist in subsea services group Acteon, has completed the first phase of the STREAM (STeel Riser Enhanced Analytics using Measurements) joint industry project (JIP) and has expanded the work into a second phase.The JIP’s participants include Anadarko, Chevron, ExxonMobil and Shell. In this collaborative effort, field data from four deepwater steel catenary risers (SCR) and one lazy-wave riser were used to provide a measurement-based foundation for riser modelling.The data analysis revealed a wealth of information on riser-wave-induced, vortex-induced (VIV) and

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Equinor Explores Floating Wind Turbines to Power N.Sea Oilfields

carbon emissions," Marius Holm, head of environmental foundation Zero, told Reuters. "The move will also help industrialise offshore wind and bring costs down."The Gullfaks field is owned by Equinor, OMV and Norway's state-owned Petoro, while Snorre is held by Equinor, Petoro, ExxonMobil, Idemitsu, DEA and Point Resources.($1 = 8.4525 Norwegian crowns)($1 = 0.8744 euros)(Additional reporting by Terje Solsvik and Gwladys Fouche; Writing by Alister Doyle; Editing by Gopakumar Warrier and Kirsten Donovan

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Saipem Wins $700 Mln Worth of Offshore Contracts

Saipem has been awarded contracts for the second phase of the ExxonMobil led Liza development offshore Guyana.These contracts, assigned by Esso Exploration and Production Guyana Limited (EEPGL), an affiliate of ExxonMobil, as the project operator, are in addition to those awarded to Saipem in 2017 for Liza Phase 1.Following engineering and subject to requisite government approvals, project sanction from the joint venture and an authorization to proceed with the next phase, Saipem will then perform detailed engineering, procurement, construction, and installation of the risers, flowlines, and associated

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Shipping Companies Recognized for Efforts to Save Whales

from our nation's ports.”NOAA’s marine sanctuaries acknowledged the following shipping companies for their participation in the 2017 vessel speed reduction program: Mediterranean Shipping Company; Yang Ming Marine Transport Corp.; Polar Tankers Inc.; Celebrity Cruises Inc.; Hamburg Sud; ExxonMobil Corp.; Evergreen Marine Corp.; CSL Americas; Mitsui OSK Lines Ltd.; Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha Ltd.; OSG Ship Management Inc.; Tesoro Far East Maritime Company.; Chevron Shipping Company LLC.Awards were presented by William Douros, Western Regional Director of the Office of the National Marine Sanctuaries

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