Brazil set for drilling boom

(U) After years of uncertainty and stagnation, the offshore drilling market is making a comeback in 2022, with demand for rigs rebounding around the world. Brazil, one leg of the “golden triangle” of offshore oil and gas — the other two being the Gulf of Mexico and West Africa — is expected to lead rig... Continue Reading →

McDermott Bags Significant Contract with TotalEnergies Offshore Angola

Offshore engineering and construction firm McDermott International said Tuesday that it secured a "significant" with TotalEnergies EP Angola Block 17/06.  McDermott defines a significant contract as between USD $250 million and $500 million. The contract is for engineering, procurement, supply, construction, installation, pre-commissioning, and assistance to commissioning and start-up (EPSCI) on its Begonia project. The... Continue Reading →

TotalEnergies gas fields could generate $450 mln a year for S.Africa, regulator says

(Reuters) - TotalEnergies (TTEF.PA) 11B/12B offshore gas field could make a direct annual contribution of at least 8 billion rand ($457 million) to South African government finances, the country's petroleum regulator said on Thursday. "That is not just the overall GDP contribution but is the direct fiscal contribution from the royalties as well as the primary taxes,"... Continue Reading →

Africa’s first hydrogen power plant seen producing electricity in 2024

 (Reuters) - French independent power producer HDF Energy (HDF.PA) expects its green hydrogen power plant in Namibia, Africa's first, to start producing electricity by 2024, a senior company executive said on Monday. Once operational, the 3.1 billion Namibian dollar ($181.25 million) Swakopmund project will supply clean electricity power, 24 hours a day all-year round, boosting electricity supply... Continue Reading →

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