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Odfjell Drilling, Siemens Energy partner to install systems on semisubmersibles for emissions reduction

Odfjell said the Siemens BlueDrive DC Grid technology will help operators meet their long-term emission reduction targets. The upgrades will be carried out on Deepsea Atlantic and Deepsea Nordkapp, with the opportunity to include Deepsea Stavanger, Deepsea Aberdeen, and Deepsea Yantai at a later stage.

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Keppel to exit offshore rig building business

Keppel Corp announced today that, amidst the global energy transition and major disruptions facing the oil industry, the company will carry out a comprehensive transformation of its wholly owned subsidiary, Keppel Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M). The goal is to create a more competitive Keppel O&M that is well-placed to support the energy transition.

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Premier completes farm down of Tuna PSC interest offshore Indonesia

Under the farm down agreement, Zarubezhneft will carry Premier for its share of a two-well campaign to appraise the Tuna discoveries offshore Indonesia, scheduled to commence in the second quarter of this year. In addition, the companies secured Indonesian government approval for a one-year extension to the exploration period of the Tuna PSC to March 2022.

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HPOG provides resources to help companies establish human performance programs

Since 2019, the Human Performance in Oil and Gas (HPOG) initiative has provided a platform for industry stakeholders to promote the application of human performance in every aspect of oil and gas operations, including drilling. In this interview with DC, Chris Parker, Human Performance Lead Adviser at BP and a member of the HPOG Steering Committee, speaks about the development of the initiative. Among other things, Mr Parker discusses the launch of HPOG’s website, which provides a wealth of resources that can assist companies as they work to develop their own human performance management systems, even if they lack the in-house expertise or framework to guide their decision-making.

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Newly discovered South African gas fields offer no clear route to market

While large offshore discoveries at Brulpadda and Luiperd offer South Africa the chance to develop significant gas resources, there is no clear route to commercialization for operators in the area, according to GlobalData. Development of the country's gas resources face competition from established imports flowing from Mozambique, among other things.

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