The news, mentioned May 19 in the company’s monthly rig feet status report, was delivered after the company reported in April a net loss of $57.1 million for first-quarter 2015.

Pemex reported a loss of $6.5 billion in the first quarter as crude production slid and international oil prices fell. The company’s oil production has fallen for 10 straight years, and it’s banking on the entrance of foreign producers into the country to reverse the trend.

Unmanned aerial vehicles have been gaining attention in the energy sector as companies tap the small aircraft for visual inspections of equipment, pipelines, flare stacks and platforms.

Services provided included the follow-on design engineering, on-site engineering, integration and testing of systems and components from multiple vendors, field engineering support and management of U.S. regulatory review, the release said.

Manufacturing and engineering firms see the first green shoots of activity improvement as the industry retools for the future. 

JIP research focuses on deepwater sampling systems, subsea sensors and subsea clamp-on meters.

Flexible pipe technology is an area that has seen dramatic advances in its capabilities in recent times, but the need to know exactly what is happening to the risers below the surface also has grown accordingly.

Hopes are to start up the third vessel in 2018, according to the release. The date falls between the targeted onstream dates of 2017 and 2019 for the first two units, destined respectively for offshore Cameroon and Equatorial Guinea.

The technology aims to offer well intervention solutions to service the increasing number of high-pressure wells in the subsea environment. 

Weatherford’s OmniWel in-well optical production and reservoir monitoring systems will combine with OptaSense’s DAS technology to improve reservoir management/ EUR. Technologies include DAS-VSP vertical seismic profiling, DAS-HFP hydraulic fracture monitoring.

Central Area Transmission System’s riser platform is next to Everest platform, Block 22/10. Pipeline connects riser platform to Seal Sands, Teesside, gas terminal. CATS transports 8% of UK’s gas demand.

A Chevron Corp. unit will start on May 9 to shut oil fields Saudi Arabia is developing jointly with Kuwait after parties failed to resolve differences to keep the project running.

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