Royal Boskalis Westminster NV said Oct. 4 it has been awarded the Tyra Redevelopment Subsea Installation Phase II contract by Total E&P Denmark (NYSE: TOT).

The oil services companies are expected to compete in the tender by promising to boost production from the Potiguar Basin’s waning Canto do Amaro Field in northern Brazil, where production began in 1986, and offering a bigger share of output to Petrobras, sources said in June.

Subsea 7 has been awarded a contract by Fieldwood Energy to Subsea Integration Alliance on Oct. 2, a global partnership between Subsea 7 and OneSubsea, a Schlumberger company.

Block 29/11 is located in Pearl River Mouth Basin of the South China Sea. The block covers a total area of 1,808 sq km (698 sq miles) with a water depth of 300 m to 600 m (984 ft to 1,968 ft).

The job entails drilling six wells total for the Tordis/Vigdis, Visund, Bauge and Snorre licenses on the Norwegian Continental Shelf, starting in summer 2019.

Petrobras has awarded Aker Solutions a contract, on Sept. 18, to provide maintenance and modifications services for nine platforms at oil and gas fields in the Campos Basin offshore Brazil.

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A shift in operator relationships with vendors in the offshore oil and gas industry is starting to emerge.

This agreement secures a long-term supply of sand from the mine, with U.S. Silica processing and supplying sand to Pioneer for 15 years.

The government said last week it expects to hit peak oil output of 350,000 barrels per day (bbl/d) by mid-2019 as production ramps up at oil fields that were offline due to the violence.

The deal was signed in Beijing on the margins of the ongoing China-Africa forum on cooperation, which is being attended by Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni.

It is the first of three major offshore expansions in Saudi Arabia and the company’s largest upstream development project this year.

Israel’s Ratio Oil Exploration signed a long-awaited deal on Sept. 4 to search for oil and gas in the Philippines, a spokesman for Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte said.