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Maersk Drilling sells Maersk Inspirer to Havila Sirius

As part of the $373 million transaction, Repsol has assumed responsibility for the day-to-day operation of the rig on the Yme field, leasing the rig from Havila Sirius. Sixty employees have been transferred from Maersk Drilling to Repsol in a transfer of undertaking, and Maersk Drilling will continue to provide certain systems and logistics services for up to 12 months.

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Talos, TechnipFMC to partner on carbon capture projects along US Gulf Coast

Under the partnership, the companies will collaborate to progress CCS opportunities through the full lifecycle of storage site characterization, front-end engineering and design (FEED) and first injection through life of field operations. The partnership comes after Talos's recent successful award as the operator of the only major offshore carbon sequestration hub in the US.

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Baker Hughes’ Subsea Drilling Systems and Akastor’s MHWirth complete merger to form HMH

The merger of Baker Hughes’ Subsea Drilling Systems business and Akastor’s wholly owned subsidiary MHWirth has been completed to form a global offshore drilling equipment company. The new company will be known as HMH. As previously announced, Baker Hughes and Akastor own equal equity in the company. HMH combines integrated delivery

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Virtual training, contingency planning help Shell navigate COVID-19 challenges for successful MPD project startups

The COVID-19 pandemic led to a number of restrictions on in-person meetings and travel that forced the global oil and gas industry to adjust the way it operates. At Shell, this meant that various adjustments had to be made in order to install MPD systems on Transocean’s Deepwater Proteus and Deepwater Poseidon drillships in the US Gulf of Mexico.

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