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  • Offshore Bill Would Give States More Say in Oil and Gas Leasing

    The bipartisan bill would give coastal state governors a bigger role in opening offshore oil and gas development.
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  • Karish North Contract Goes to TechnipFMC

    This Nov. 2020 image shows the Energean Power FPSO under construction at Admiralty Yard in Singapore. PHOTO SOURCE: Energean plc
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  • Petronas Makes Oil and Gas Discoveries

    Petronas announced two separate discoveries on Wednesday; Hidayah-1, an oil discovery offshore Indonesia, and Dokong-1, a gas discovery offshore Malaysia.
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  • Morocco Subsea Project Gets on Fast Track

    The deal will facilitate front-end design, engineering, procurement, construction, installation, and operations of the Anchois project.
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  • Aker BP Awards Norwegian Sea 4D Survey

    Shearwater will use its SW Tasman and SW Cook multi-purpose vessels for the project. PHOTO SOURCE: Shearwater GeoServices
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  • Petronas Taps TechnipFMC Unit for Deepwater Project

    PETRONAS Carigali has awarded a deepwater development contract to FMC Wellhead Equipment.
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  • CNOOC Makes Large Oil and Gas Find

    CNOOC Limited (NYSE: CEO, TSX: CNU) has made a 'large sized' oil and gas discovery at the Bozhong 13-2 asset in Bohai Bay.
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  • Baker Hughes US Rig Count Holds Steady

    The number of rotary drilling rigs operating in the US remained flat this week, Baker Hughes reported Friday.
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  • Angola to Allow Limited Exploration in Protected Zones

    Angolan lawmakers revoked a ban on exploration for crude and natural gas in protected natural reserves.
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  • YPF Needs $1B+ for Shale Drilling

    Argentina's state-run oil company, needs to come up with more than $1 billion to spur drilling in Patagonia.
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  • Petrobras Awards Deepwater 3D Surveys

    Shearwater will deploy its SW Diamond vessel for the contract. PHOTO SOURCE: Shearwater GeoServices
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  • Schlumberger Unveils Egypt Digital Project

    The Egypt Upstream Gateway will act as a repository for the country's subsurface data.
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  • Transocean Wins Drilling Contracts

    Transocean has garnered several new drilling contracts and contract extensions during the past quarter.
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  • Stena Drillship to Add MPD System

    Like Stena's three other drillships, the Stena Forth will boast MPD capability. PHOTO SOURCE: Stena Drilling
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  • Court Blocks ConocoPhillips Alaska Project Construction

    The decision means continued delays during the already brief seasonal construction window in the harsh climate of northern Alaska.
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  • Bureau Pulls GOM Lease Sale on Biden Order

    The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management is rescinding the record of decision for the Gulf of Mexico Oil and Gas Lease Sale 257.
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  • Baker Hughes Count Shows 10 More Rigs

    The combined rig count for the US and Canada increased by 10 this week.
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  • Transocean Deploys Drill Floor Safety Tech

    The safety system is operating on the Deepwater Conqueror. PHOTO SOURCE: Transocean
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  • Shale Rig Provider Adopts New Pricing Model

    Helmerich & Payne is pushing a new pricing model as speedier drilling cuts into contractors' revenue.
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  • PTTEP Announces Largest Ever Gas Find

    PTT Exploration and Production Public Company Limited (PTTEP) has announced its largest ever gas discovery.
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