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Equinor’s Breidablikk project in the Norwegian North Sea, with 23 wells, was one of four projects adding to subsea tree order numbers last year. Image copyright Equinor.

2020: A Year Like No Other with a Mixed Outlook for Subsea

the Covid pandemic and another drop in oil prices.Prior to Covid, projects like Bay du Nord, Cambo and Rosebank were on the verge of being sanctioned. “But we’re not in this world anymore,” said Bjørvik. Last year, subsea tree ordered for Woodside’s Sangomar off Senegal, ExxonMobil’s Payara off Guyana, Equinor’s Breidablikk in the North Sea and Petrobras’ Mero III in Brazil’s Santos basin, made up the bulk of the subsea tree orders, Bjørvik said. “If those four projects weren’t moving ahead, 2020 would be a devasting year for the

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Fugro Assisting Petronas with Suriname Offshore Exploration Efforts

within Block 48 and helping develop Suriname’s vital resources in a safe and responsible manner.”In December 2020, Petronas announced it had made its first offshore discovery offshore Suriname. The discovery was at the Sloanea-1 well in the Block 52, where Petronas is the operator, with ExxonMobil as its partner.The Sloanea-1 exploration well was successfully drilled to a total depth of 4,780 meters using Maersk Drilling's Maersk Developer semi-submersible drilling rig. Block 52 covers an area of 4,749 km² with water depths ranging from 50 to 1,100 meters.Block 52, which covers

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TDI-Brooks Wraps Offshore Studies for ExxonMobil, Chevron in Angola

Offshore services firm TDI-Brooks International has said it has recently completed Environmental Baseline Studies (EBS) for both Chevron's Cabinda Gulf Oil Company and ExxonMobil in Angola.TDI-Brooks deployed the R/V Proteus vessel to blocks 0 and 14 for Chevron's CAGBOC and Block 15 for ExxonMobil offshore Angola to complete these programs.For CAGBOC water column and sediment sampling included collecting 63 sediments samples, 27 water samples and 9 water column profiles. Chevron operates in Angola through its subsidiary Cabinda Gulf Oil Company Limited. Chevron operates two of the four

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UTEC Nets Coral Sul Survey Work Offshore Mozambique

Basin, making the unit the first of a kind to operate in ultra-deep waters.VIDEO: Final Topside Module Installed on Eni's Coral Sul FLNGEni is the operator of the Coral South Project on behalf of the Area 4 partners, namely Mozambique Rovuma Venture (MRV, an incorporated joint venture owned by Eni, ExxonMobil and CNPC), Galp, KOGAS and Empresa Nacional de Hidrocarbonetos E.P.  The Coral field development is based on six ultra-deepwater wells feeding the Coral-Sul FLNG. The Coral field has approximately 16 trillion cubic feet of gas in place and was discovered by Eni in May 2012.The FLNG is being

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Fugro's Positioning Services for Petronas' Suriname Drilling Program

good reservoir qualities in the Campanian section."The well data proves excellent calibration of the hydrocarbon potential of the block. Further evaluation is being undertaken to determine the full extent of the discovery," the company said. Petronas operates Block 52 with a 50 percent stake. ExxonMobil owns the remaining 50 percent

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OPT PowerBuoy Tested at DeepStar's 'Zero Carbon Power for Electric Subsea Operations' Project

starting this month is $80,000. The project is expected to complete in March 2021.DeepStar is a joint industry technology development program focused on advancing technologies to meet its members' needs. Along with Total, members of the Texas-based consortium include Chevron, CNOOC, Equinor, ExxonMobil, JX Nippon, Occidental, Petrobras, Shell, and Woodside. 

Dr. Tom Coolbaugh (Photo: ARA)

ARA Taps Coolbaugh as Ohmsett Facility Manager

Manager for Ohmsett – The National Oil Spill Response Research & Renewable Energy Test Facility. He will have oversight of the day-to-day operations, maintenance and testing at the facility, while ensuring facility users’ needs are met.Dr. Coolbaugh recently retired after 32 years with ExxonMobil Corporation, most recently as the Technology and Advocacy Advisor in the Emergency Preparedness and Response organization. His focus areas have included oil spill response tools such as dispersants, in-situ burning, and remote sensing, in addition to training. He holds a Bachelor of Arts and a

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Ocean Infinity Completes Guyana Survey for ExxonMobil

Marine robotics company Ocean Infinity has completed its survey project for ExxonMobil, within the enormous Stabroek block offshore Guyana, where the oil giant has over the recent few years discovered more than 8 billion barrels of oil.The project, announced in February,  involved acquiring high-resolution geophysical and geotechnical data through the simultaneous deployment of multiple Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUV), in water depths of between 70m and 2150m over an area of approximately 3,100 square km.The Stabroek Block itself, located approximately 120 miles offshore Guyana, is 6.

Ocean Infinity Wraps 'First in Industry' Survey Offshore Angola

be at the forefront of innovation and we are delighted to have demonstrated this by gathering three sets of high-quality data through multiple AUVs deployed simultaneously with geotechnical and seismic equipment, from a single vessel, a first for the industry."Worth reminding, the U.S. oil major ExxonMobil last week contracted Ocean Infinity for a similar survey project over the Stabroek Block in Guyana where the oil company has so far struck no less than 16 oil discoveries.Under the contract, Ocean Infinity will deploy high-resolution autonomous underwater vehicles (AUV) to gather geophysical and

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