As part of the contract, Oceaneering will provide two ROV systems onboard a multifunction platform support vessel. The scope of work contemplates subsea construction, inspection, maintenance, and repair services on existing and future infrastructure, the release said.

Hess Corp. has signed a non-exclusive 10-year global agreement with Wood Group to provide engineering, project management, construction, commissioning, operations and  maintenance, integrity management, subsea and decommissioning services, a news release said.

Production from the field, which is 240 km east off the Aberdeen coast, is expected to begin in 2019. The Culzean Field will cover 5% of U.K. natural gas demand in 2020-2021, the press release added.

Uganda has also been pursuing a tender for developing a $2.5 billion refinery to process part of the crude from its oil fields, Reuters reported.

Kongsberg Maritime will build the world’s first government-owned LNG-powered research vessel for Germany’s Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH).

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded Tier III emissions compliance certification to Wärtsilä’s 34DF dual-fuel engine family for 2017, the first Category 3 Tier III certificates issued to any manufacturer.

Saipem’s flagship vessels FDS2 and the Normand Maximus will carry out the work, which will begin in 2019.

Partridge is a stratigraphic trap comprising deepwater mass flow sands of the Lower Cretaceous scapa sandstone member, the press release said.

The first agreement involves an exploration and production-sharing contract for the 10, 357 sq km Rufisque Offshore Profond Block, Reuters reported.

The offer includes 34 blocks in the Norwegian Sea and 53 blocks in the Barents Sea, the second-largest expansion so far of Norway's so-called predefined exploration areas, and the offer is in line with a preliminary plan presented in December 2016.

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