Oil major BP has confirmed that five crew members on its platform off the UK have tested positive for Covid-19 and have been flown to shore. As a precaution, BP will retest all remaining crew on the platform.
Brazilian oil and gas company Petrobras has informed that Chinese oil and gas company CNOOC is interested in buying an additional interest in its operated Búzios field located in the Santos Basin pre-salt area offshore Brazil.
UK’s oil and gas regulator has launched a decarbonisation competition for the electrification of offshore oil and gas installations following the government’s commitment in the North Sea Transition Deal to support the funding for early-stage electrification studies by the end of 2021.
Offshore drilling contractor Aquadrill, formerly known as Seadrill Partners, has entered into a charter hire agreement with a subsidiary of Diamond Offshore Drilling (the manager) to provide the Auriga drillship for operations in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.