Petronas takes Pacific drillship for Mexico well

Offshore drilling contractor Pacific Drilling has secured a contract for its drillship with Malaysian giant Petronas for operations offshore Mexico. In a fleet status report published earlier this week, Pacific Drilling said that the assignment of Pacific Khamsin drillship to Total for Equinor’s second firm well was completed in November 2020. To remind, Pacific Khamsin drilled the Monument exploration well in the U.S.... Continue Reading →

Petrobras rationalizes international presence

Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. - Petrobras informs that it will rationalize its international presence in 2021, considering the three main oil markets in the world - Europe, North America and Asia. In this way, it will concentrate its commercial operations outside Brazil in the offices in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, Houston, United States, and Singapore. The initiative... Continue Reading →

Mexico Is Quietly Pushing Out Foreign Oil Investors

For nearly 80 years, Mexico kept its borders closed to foreign oil interests, with the state-owned and -run Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) being the only entity allowed to drill for gas in Mexican territory. In 2017, then-president Enrique Peña Nieto opened up Mexico’s considerable oil reserves to foreign oil companies and investors for the first time in nearly... Continue Reading →

DNV GL Scores Work at BHP’s Trion FPU

Australian oil and gas company BHP, working to develop the Trion field offshore Mexico, has hired DNV GL to verify that the new infrastructure built for the Trion project is compliant with local and global safety, as well as other requirements.  BHP acquired the Trion asset in Mexico’s first-ever Deepwater Bid Round in 2016. The... Continue Reading →

Mexico: Blackford Dolphin Rig Starts Pemex Work

Offshore drilling company Dolphin Drilling said Tuesday that its Blackford Dolphin semi-submersible drilling rig had completed inspection and started a contract with Pemex in Mexico. "We are delighted to announce that on Thursday, 3rd December 2020, Blackford Dolphin successfully completed the Pemex Contract checklist inspection and commenced the contract with the Mexican operator," Dolphin Drilling... Continue Reading →

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