US Senate Fails To Override Keystone Pipeline Bill Veto

The project now awaits an administration decision on whether to allow it.

Wintershall Replaces Statoil As Vega Field Operator

Wintershall has taken over as operator of the North Sea Vega oil and gas field from Norway’s Statoil.

Aqualis Offshore Selected As Marine Warranty Surveyor

A consortium chose Aqualis Offshore as marine warranty surveyor for the P-76 FPSO unit at Techint’s yard in the south of Brazil.

ExxonMobil Adds Production

ExxonMobil Corp. plans to start up 16 major oil and gas projects during the next three years.

Halliburton Opens Louisiana Integrated Completions Center

Halliburton officially opened its new integrated completions center in New Iberia, La.

FMC Technologies Awards McDermott Subsea Fabrication Contract

McDermott International Inc. was awarded a sizeable manifold and subsea safety isolation valve module fabrication contract by FMC Technologies.

Mexico Considers Sweetening Contract Terms After Crude Rout

Mexico will alter terms of oil blocks being auctioned this year in response to criticism from prospective bidders that crude’s rout made original requirements onerous.

DOF Subsea Secures Heerema Marine Contractors Contract Extension

DOF Subsea UK Ltd.’s survey and positioning business in the U.K. and U.S. was awarded an extension of a master service agreement with Heerema Marine Contractors.

Red Emperor Signs Philippines Drill Rig Letter Of Intent

The board of Red Emperor Resources NL entered into a letter of intent with Maersk to secure the Maersk Venturer ultradeepwater drillship.

McDermott Awarded Project Offshore Qatar

McDermott International Inc. was awarded a large project for a new jacket, temporary deck and replacement umbilical by Qatar Petroleum.

August Lease Sale To Offer Western GoM Acreage

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management will offer more than 21 million acres offshore Texas for development. 

ClampOn Will Supply Equipment Offshore Angola

Various subsea equipment will be delivered throughout 2015 and 2016.