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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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ExxonMobil, Hess Announce Oil Discovery Offshore Guyana

ExxonMobil and the Hess Corporation announced an eighth oil discovery offshore Guyana at the Longtail-1 well, creating the potential for additional resource development in the southeast area of the Stabroek Block. The companies said approximately 78 meters of high-quality, oil-bearing sandstone reservoir was encountered. The well was drilled to 5,504 meters depth in 1,940 meters of water by the Stena Carron drillship on May 25, 2018. The Longtail-1 well is located approximately 5 miles west of the Turbot-1 well and follows previous discoveries on the Stabroek Block at Liza, Payara, Liza Deep

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Exxon Starts Drilling at Offshore Guyana Projects

;Development drilling began in May for the first of 17 wells planned for Liza Phase 1, the company said.So far, Exxon Mobil and its co-venturers have discovered more than 3.2 billion oil-equivalent barrels estimated recoverable resources on the 6.6 million acre Stabroek Block.Liam Mallon, president of ExxonMobil Development Company, said, “We are well on our way to producing oil less than five years after our first discovery, which is well ahead of the industry average for similar projects.”The company said it expects to start producing oil from these developments in 2020.The projects include

Rowan Secures ExxonMobil Drillship Contract

Contract drilling services provider Rowan Companies plc announced that the one of its R-Class drillships, Rowan Relentless, has been awarded a contract by ExxonMobil to drill a prospect in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.The contract is expected to commence in September 2018 and last for 80 days, followed by four one-well, priced options.

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Powering the Seafloor: Put a Socket in It

. ABB is putting the components in oil-filled containers and using natural convection for cooling.Siemens, was planning a full system test in 2017. Siemens is mostly putting its components in oil-filled containers too. Siemens Subsea is working on a subsea power grid JIP with Statoil, alongside Chevron, ExxonMobil, Petrobras and, since last year, ENI.Siemens is also advocating an infield low voltage distribution system called DigiGrid, which incorporates fiber optic communications.All-electricIn tandem with the development of the subsea power grid, moves toward all-electric equipment are being made. All-electric

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New Recommended Practice for Wellhead Fatigue Analysis

confidence in the analysis.While wellhead fatigue typically has been perceived as a North Sea concern, this JIP has benefited from the involvement of participants from both sides of the Atlantic resulting in the RP having a global application.One of the JIP partners, David Baker, Engineering Associate, ExxonMobil Upstream Research, stated that “The JIP brought together numerous industry experts from around the world to forge an important updated guidance document on wellhead fatigue analysis. Contributions from operators, equipment manufacturers and engineering contractors were incorporated to ensure

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Statoil Bags Four Blocks Offshore Brazil

Statoil and partners were the high bidders for four blocks in the Campos basin in Brazil’s 15th licensing round held on 29 March. With the new licenses, Statoil strengthens its position in Brazil and increases synergies with current projects.    A consortium comprising Petrobras (30%), ExxonMobil (40%) and Statoil (30%), presented the winning bid for the C-M-657 block in Campos Basin with a signature bonus of 638,550,000 USD*. The same consortium made up of Petrobras (40%), ExxonMobil (40%) and Statoil (20%), presented the winning bid for the C-M-709 block in the Campos Basin with a signature

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Mexico's Oil Reform a Boon for Hard-hit Oil Service, Seismic Firms

on the region.   Schlumberger said it was "fully committed" to its customers in Mexico, but declined to elaborate on its business. The other three companies did not respond to requests for comment.   Among companies bidding at Wednesday's auction are China Offshore Oil Corp, ExxonMobil and Total SA.   More data sales, which are tracked by Mexico's energy regulator, are expected for further rounds and joint ventures this year as the country puts some 66 percent of its prospective oil reserves on the block.   Some energy firms only pay for detailed data packages after

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