Thai oil and gas company PTTEP has made an oil and gas discovery from the first exploration well, Sirung-1, in Block SK405B, off the coast of Sarawak, offshore Malaysia.
After a difficult dry spell, the offshore oil industry appears poised to recover to pre-pandemic levels of drilling activity within this year, according to research consultancy Rystad Energy.
Norway's Equinor, with partners Petoro, Shell, Total, and ConocoPhillips, has decided to electrify the Troll West field offshore Norway and has submitted the plan for development and operation to the Norwegian minister of petroleum and energy.
Eidesvik said it plans to upgrade its offshore wind support vessel Acergy Viking with a battery pack and hybrid propulsion solution, in line with the Norwegian vessel operator's plans to reduce its fleet’s emissions by 50% by 2030 and to operate emissions-free by 2050.
Independent energy services company AGR said it has won a contract to assist with well planning and engineering on the Jade prospect in Block 29/11, offshore China.
CGG delivered the fast-track data from its Agata Reimaging program over the Agata block in the Santos Basin, a highly prolific area of Brazil’s offshore pre-salt. The ultramodern reimaged seismic data set covering over 9,300 sq km will provide valuable information to oil and gas companies wishing to evaluate acreage and assess the potential of the Agata block, prior to Brazil’s upcoming 7th Production Sharing Bidding Round.
BP has produced first gas from the Raven field in the Mediterranean Sea, offshore Egypt.