Oil majors’ West of Shetland assets to overtake North Sea as major producing basin in UK

Over the last four years oil and gas production in the West of Shetlands has risen and with that, a growing relevance for the biggest players still active in the UK continental shelf (UKCS), says GlobalData, a data and analytics company.

Clair Ridge platforms; Source: BP

The company’s latest research reveals that the West of Shetland (WoS) area retains the attention of major Exploration and Production (E&P) players in the region; however infrastructure restraints could hinder future growth potential in the basin.

Despite the US-based E&P majors, such as Chevron and ConocoPhillips largely divesting out of the UK’s E&P sector of late, their European peers have not followed suit, according to GlobalData.

Of the highly successful 30th UK Offshore Licensing Round held in 2017, approximately 75% of the licensed WoS blocks had European major participation. Moreover, European majors have stakes in 80% of the planned and announced projects in the area compared to approximately 40% in the North Sea.

Daniel Rogers, Upstream Oil and Gas Analyst at GlobalData, commented: “In 2018, Royal Dutch Shell (Shell) and BP Plc (BP)’s hydrocarbon production combined accounted for over half of the WoS total volume. Over recent years both companies have seen North Sea production volumes lose dominance in relation to their UK portfolios. As a result, the WoS is set to overtake the North Sea as Shell’s major producing basin in the UK by 2020, whereas this occurred for BP in 2018”.

The majority of upcoming field developments in the area are oil focused as oil processing capacity at the Sullom Voe terminal is currently around half utilized with expected excess capacity available over the near term. However, the Shetland Gas Plant (SGP), where the areas gas is collected, processed and exported, is currently running at less than 25% spare capacity and newly discovered gas volumes in the basin could push the infrastructure to its limits.

Rogers continued: “Total’s recently discovered Glendronach gas-condensate field is expected to add over 200 million cubic feet per day (mmcfd) of gas supply to the SGP at its peak and could commence production as early as 2021. This, in addition to gas volumes coming from the Cambo and Rosebank oil field developments could further strain the existing infrastructure.

“Operators looking to develop new gas fields in the WoS through the mid-2020s could be challenged by the areas capacity restraints. The investments required for facility expansions may impact project returns and force operators away from marginal gas developments.”


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BP to take up to $3 billion charge as result of divestment program

Oil major BP now expects to deliver divestment proceeds and announced transactions totalling around $10 billion by the end of 2019, comprising the majority of its two-year divestment program planned to complete by the end of 2020.

Illustration; BP’s Na Kika platform in the Gulf of Mexico. Source: BP

Following the $10.25 billion all-cash acquisition of US onshore assets from BHP in 2018, BP announced a $10 billion divestment program over 2019 and 2020.

BP said on Friday that the strong progress in delivering the program had been driven by the agreed sale of BP’s interests in Alaska, as well as progress in divesting assets from its existing, non-BHP US Lower 48 legacy gas business.

The $5.6 billion sale to Hilcorp of BP’s Alaskan business – announced in August and subject to regulatory approval – is the largest single agreed transaction and is expected to complete in 2020. BP has also agreed the sale of four packages of legacy gas assets from its US Lower 48 business.

As a result of the agreed divestments, BP expects to take a non-cash, non-operating, after-tax charge of $2-3 billion in its third quarter 2019 results. BP will also continue to review asset valuations as divestments in the US Lower 48 progress over the fourth quarter 2019.

These impairment charges are expected to increase gearing in the short term, as a result of the impact on equity, with gearing remaining above the top end of the 20-30% range through year end.

However, in line with the expected growth in free cash flow and the receipt of divestment proceeds, BP continues to expect net debt levels to reduce and gearing to move towards the middle of its target range of 20-30% through 2020.

Output disrupted by hurricane 

Across the Upstream, BP said it continued to make strong progress with the delivery of its program of major projects. 23 of the 35 projects expected online by the end of 2021 are now in production, with production ramping up from the four projects that have started up so far in 2019.

In the near term, BP’s third quarter 2019 production was impacted by turnarounds in some of the highest-margin regions, and output in the US Gulf of Mexico was significantly disrupted by Hurricane Barry, with facilities shut down for around 14 days.

Taken together, these factors impacted BP’s third quarter 2019 production by around 100,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day, with the overall production mix in the third quarter having a higher proportion of barrels produced from higher tax regions.

As a result, BP’s underlying effective tax rate is expected to be around 50% in the third quarter 2019, significantly higher than in the second quarter. The full year 2019 tax guidance of around 40% remains unchanged.


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Saipem gets three contracts on BP’s Caspian project

Italian oilfield contractor Saipem, in consortium with Bos Shelf and STAR GULF FZCO, has recently been awarded three new contracts by BP for the development of the Azeri-Chirag-Gunashli (ACG) oil and gas field offshore Azerbaijan.

Located in the Caspian Sea at approximately 120 kilometers from the coast of Azerbaijan, the field extends over an area of more than 4,000 square kilometers and is one of the largest of its kind in the world. Saipem has been a key contractor in this field since the 1990s.

BP has recently awarded key contracts for the the Azeri-Central-East (ACE) project. Some of the construction activities have already started and will run through mid-2022. The contracts, covering engineering, fabrication and construction, project management, and other services, followed the project final investment decision (FID) announced on April 19, 2019.

The contract for the fabrication of the jacket for the ACE platform and skirt piles has been awarded to the consortium consisting of BOS Shelf and Star Gulf FZCO. The value of this contract is around $260 million. The scope of work of the contract includes shop and erection engineering, rolling of tubulars, fabrication and assembly of the jacket and skirt piles, commissioning of installation systems, load-out and sea-fastening of the facility.

When it comes to Saipem’s share of work, the Italian company said on Friday that two contracts were for pipeline design, pipelay and related activities, while the third was for transportation & installation of four jacket pin piles, subsea structure, and spools.

Saipem’s share of the overall value of the three contracts is approximately $145 million.

Saipem said it had obtained one of these contracts as a result of the FEED phase awarded by BP to Saipem’s XSIGHT Division, in consortium with local partners Bos Shelf and Star Gulf, which were engaged from an early stage and on a fast track basis.

It is also worth mentioning that UK’s Subsea 7 won two contracts on the ACG project in consortium with BOS Shelf. The two contracts together represent a sizable contract award for Subsea 7, which means the value is between $50 million and $150 million.

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Talos inks Gulf of Mexico exploration deals with BP, ExxonMobil

Talos Energy has entered into two separate U.S. Gulf of Mexico agreements with BP and ExxonMobil related to “new exploration opportunities.”

West Auriga drillship / Source: Seadrill

With regards to the deal with BP, the U.S. company said Thursday it would work with the British oil major to drill and evaluate the Puma West prospect. The prospect is located in Talos-owned Green Canyon Block 821 in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico and is located 15 kilometers from BP’s prolific Mad Dog field.

Under the agreement with BP, Talos will keep a 25 percent interest with BP as operator taking the remaining interest.

Talos said that the initial exploration well at the West Puma prospect would be spud by the end of October 2019, using Seadrill’s West Auriga ultra-deepwater drillship.

Talos said:”The [ West Puma ] prospect consists of sub-salt, Miocene target zones believed to be similar to the prolific Mad Dog field located less than 15 miles from the proposed well location. The original Mad Dog spar has produced over 230 MMBoe since inception, and BP is currently constructing the Argos platform for the Mad Dog II project, which will add 140 thousand barrels of oil per day of additional production capacity to the field. The Puma West prospect was identified and permitted by Talos following a significant seismic reprocessing effort in the Company’s Green Canyon core area.”

Talos CEO Timothy Duncan said: “Exploration of the Puma West prospect is a timely and material opportunity for Talos. While not scheduled in our original 2019 drilling program, by moving quickly the company is able to work with a world-class operator in a potentially significant subsea tie-back project located on Talos acreage. We believe that coupling Talos’s initial prospect evaluation with BP’s known expertise in the region provides the best opportunity for success, and we look forward to initiating the project within the next 30 days.”

Buying Hershey from Exxon

Separately, Talos has agreed to by Exxon’s 100% interest in the Hershey prospect located in the Green Canyon Blocks 326, 327, 370 and 371, which constitute approximately 23,000 gross acres.

According to Talos, Hershey is a large, sub-salt Miocene prospect with potential for several stacked horizons.

“Based on preliminary estimates, Talos believes that the prospect may contain oil-weighted, gross unrisked resources of 100 – 300 MMBoe if successful. Hershey could be developed as a subsea tie-back to multiple Talos-controlled Green Canyon facilities or with new, dedicated infrastructure,” Talos said.

Duncan added, “The acquisition of the Hershey prospect, located less than 10 miles from our Phoenix complex, adds another high-impact exploration opportunity to our portfolio that can leverage our nearby infrastructure and operating experience in the area. The transaction structure, which is 100% contingent-based and contains no well commitment, provides Talos with significant financial and commercial optionality in evaluating the potential resource. I applaud both teams for identifying and developing this win-win opportunity following our acquisition of the Antrim prospect from ExxonMobil earlier this year.”


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BP awards ‘key contracts’ for $6 billion worth Caspian Sea project

Oil major BP, as operator of the Azeri-Chirag-Deepwater Gunashli (ACG) field development, has awarded key contracts for the the Azeri-Central-East (ACE) project located in the Azerbaijan’s sector of the Caspian Sea. Some of the construction activities have already started and will run through mid-2022.

The Central Azeri Platform (ACG). (Photo: Stuart Conway / BP)

BP said on Monday that the contracts, covering engineering, fabrication and construction, project management, and other services, follow the project final investment decision (FID) announced on April 19, 2019.

The $6 billion development includes a new offshore platform and facilities designed to process up to 100,000 barrels of oil per day. The project is expected to achieve first production in 2023 and produce up to 300 million barrels over its lifetime.

The contract awards underpin the schedule for project delivery and complement the progress being made across the multiple areas and fabrication yards involved in this major development project, BP added.

Platform jacket 

The contract for the fabrication of the jacket for the ACE platform and skirt piles has been awarded to the consortium consisting of BOS Shelf LLC and Star Gulf FZCO. The value of this contract is around $260 million.

The scope of work of the contract includes shop and erection engineering, rolling of tubulars, fabrication and assembly of the jacket and skirt piles, commissioning of installation systems, load-out and sea-fastening of the facility.

All construction and fabrication work under this contract will be undertaken at SOCAR’s Baku Deepwater Jacket Factory (BDJF) named after Heydar Aliyev, using local resources including workforce and construction yard facilities.

The construction works have already started and are expected to be completed in 2021.

Topsides fabrication 

The second contract is for the fabrication and integration of the topsides unit for the ACE platform. This contract was awarded to Azfen in July 2019. The value of the contract is more than $486 million.

The scope of work under this contract includes fabrication and erection engineering, and fabrication, assembly and integration of the platform topsides. This also includes the fabrication of a lightweight drilling package (to be designed by National Oilwell Varco), provision of commissioning support services, load-out, hook-up, and offshore commissioning support.

The topsides unit will be built at the fabrication yard in Bibi-Heybat near Baku. The construction works under this contract have already started and are expected to be completed in 2022.

Topsides drilling facility

The topsides drilling facility engineering, procurement, and construction supervision contract has been awarded to National Oilwell Varco (NOV) (USA). The value of this contract is more than $151 million.

The scope of work under this contract includes detailed design, engineering and equipment procurement and shipment of the drilling facility to Baku. The scope also includes construction supervision oversight of the topsides unit and drilling facility fabricator’s activities including rig fabrication, integration, hook-up and commissioning.

Living quarters 

The contract for engineering, procurement and construction of the living quarters for the platform has been awarded to Emtunga Solutions AB (Sweden). The value of this contract is around $34 million. In addition to the engineering, procurement and construction, the scope of work includes provision of integration and commissioning technical support for the living quarters.

The works under this contract have already started with completion expected in 2022. Assembly and commissioning of the living quarters will be carried out at the fabrication yard in Bibi-Heybat near Baku where the topsides unit for the platforms will be constructed using local resources.

Engineering 

The contract for execute engineering has been awarded to the SOCAR-KBR LLC joint venture. The value of this contract is more than $76 million.

The scope of work under this contract includes engineering of the topsides unit, jacket and skirt piles; the ACE project brownfield works; the system design engineering for subsea facilities; project management – materials management, interface management, information management; procurement support; quality management and provision of construction site support. The work for this contract has started and is being performed through SOCAR-KBR’s UK Leatherhead and Baku engineering offices.

Freight management

The contract for the freight management services was awarded to Transglobal Projects (TGP) LLC in August 2019 as part of the Regional Master Agreement.

The scope of work under this contract includes collection of the materials and equipment from the suppliers’ locations and delivery to Baku sites, including customs clearance. The services to be provided under this contract cover all forms of transportation – international and domestic road transport, river ships, barges, sea transportation, air charters, airfreight and railway.

Ewan Drummond, BP vice president for projects, said: “BP as operator is pleased to announce the first package of key contracts awarded to execute the ACE project safely, efficiently and on schedule. As we celebrate the 25th anniversary of the ACG contract it is worth emphasizing that one of the main achievements of ACG is the high level of local content in our projects which the ACE contract awards show clearly.

“These contract awards once again highlight the ACG partnership’s commitment to optimizing the use of Azerbaijan’s local resources. Construction activities, which have commenced this year and will run through mid-2022, are taking place in-country utilizing local resources and it is expected that, at peak, construction works will create up to 8,000 jobs.”


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Worley scores Mad Dog 2 hook-up & commissioning deal with BP

Australian engineering company Worley has been awarded a contract by oil major BP for hook-up and commissioning integration services for the Mad Dog 2 project and the Argos platform in the Gulf of Mexico.

Mad Dog 2, Argos platform; Source: BP

Worley said on Thursday that it would prepare for the arrival of the Argos FPU in the Gulf of Mexico and complete final systems commissioning in Texas, offshore hook-up at the Mad Dog field, and handover of the platform to BP’s Global Operations Organization.

The Mad Dog 2 project includes the Argos platform, which was named in late November 2018, with the capacity to produce up to 140,000 gross barrels of crude oil per day. It is planned to be commissioned in 2021.

The project will also have a subsea production system with 14 production wells and eight water injection wells.

Andrew Wood, CEO of Worley, said: “Worley is looking forward to supporting BP’s North American strategy through the integration of this new asset into BP’s production fleet in the Gulf of Mexico.”

The Argos platform will be the first new BP-operated production facility in the Gulf of Mexico since 2008 when Thunder Horse came online. It will be BP’s fifth operated platform in the Gulf, and it will help extend the life of the super-giant Mad Dog oil field beyond 2050.

The final investment decision for the $9 billion project was approved by BP (60.5 percent) in late 2016 and in early 2017 by co-owners BHP (23.9 percent) and Union Oil Company of California, an affiliate of Chevron (15.6 percent).

The hull and topsides of the Argos platform are currently under construction in South Korea, with oil production from the facility expected to begin in late 2021.

Mad Dog field

BP discovered the Mad Dog field in 1998 and began production there with its first platform in 2005. Continued appraisal drilling in the field during 2009 and 2011 doubled the resource estimate of the Mad Dog field to more than 4 billion barrels of oil equivalent, spurring the need for another platform at the field.

The second Mad Dog platform will be moored approximately six miles to the southwest of the existing Mad Dog platform, which is located in 4,500 feet of water about 190 miles south of New Orleans. The current Mad Dog platform can produce up to 80,000 gross barrels of oil and 60 million gross cubic feet of natural gas per day.

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BP inks joint operating agreement for Gambian offshore block

Oil major BP and Gambia National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) on Tuesday, July 23 signed a joint operating agreement for Block A1 License located offshore The Gambia.

Source: GNPC

Announcing the agreement earlier this week, GNPC said that JOA marked the first involvement of the National Oil Company as partner on an oil license in the history of The Gambia. GNPC as government licensee has been assigned a 10% participating interest in the license. The JOA defines the operational boundaries of the BP-GNPC relationship.

The agreement was signed by GNPC Managing Director Yaya F. Barrow and BP Africa New Countries Vice President Jonathan Evans.

According to GNPC, the JOA was reviewed and negotiated by its negotiation team with assistance from the Petroleum Negotiation Committee, Africa Legal Support facility, International Law Firm BCLP, and Senghore Law Firm.

In partnership with GNPC, BP will start the work to explore the potentials of offshore Block A1 in search for oil in Gambian waters.

“The Corporation will continue to work in partnership with Ministry of Petroleum and Energy, stakeholders and all present and future Licensees to maximize the benefits of the oil and gas industry for our people,” GNPC concluded.


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Senegal president’s brother resigns over offshore gas deal corruption claims

Senegal president’s brother has reportedly resigned from his government position following allegations that he was paid bribes related to a 2014 award of offshore blocks.

Corruption illustration; Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay

The resignation follows an investigation by BBC, according to which Aliou Sall, brother of President Macky Sall, was involved in suspicious, corruption-like dealings, with a company owned by Romanian businessman Frank Timis, and related to a suspicious award of gas-rich offshore blocks to Timis’ company.

According to BBC, Frank Timis in 2012 established Petro-Tim, a company which was awarded exploration rights in two large offshore concessions “even though it had no track record in the industry,” beating larger and experienced oil companies to the acreage.

Per the BBC investigation, Aliou Sall – the president’s brother –  was employed by a Frank Timis-related company, where he was paid $25,000 a month over a five-year period, getting in total $1.5 million. Aliou was reportedly paid for consultancy services in a field in which he had no prior experience, which was reportedly linked to offshore blocks awarded.

Furthermore, BBC has discovered that Frank Timis made a $250,000 payment to Agritrans Sarl, a company owned by the Senegal president’s brother Aliou Sall.

After gas was found in the offshore acreage in 2016, BP then in April 2017 bought 30 percent stake in the blocks from Frank Timis’ firm for $250 million, but that, the documentary says, is just the start, as “the real cash comes from the royalties.”

According to BBC, BP has agreed to pay between $9.27 billion and $12.56 billion dollars to Timis Corporation over the next 40 years, despite having knowledge that Frank Timis might have paid bribes to the president’s brother, and despite the possibility that the offshore blocks were awarded through corruption.

Global Witness put the alleged figures into context. It said earlier this month: “Senegal’s budget last year was $6,3 billion, and about 40% of the population lives on less than $2 a day.”

In its documentary, BBC said: Our evidence suggests that the people of Senegal have been cheated out of billions of dollars. It’s Frank Timis who is getting that money, and it’s BP who has helped him to cash in.

BBC has said that both BP and Frank Timis have denied any wrongdoing.

Aliou Sall has described the reported $250,000 payment as imaginary, denying he has ever received it. According to reports of his resignation from Deposits and Consignments Fund Senegal on Tuesday, he said the allegations against him were untrue and said that there was a campaign against him with the aim to dehumanize him.

Watch the BBC documentary of the alleged corruption in Senegal here: https://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-africa-48475068/bp-to-pay-billions-for-suspicious-senegal-gas-deal

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Police looking to remove Greenpeace activists protesting on North Sea rig

Activists from the environmental group Greenpeace are still occupying a Transocean rig in Scotland, which was contracted by BP for drilling operations in the UK North Sea. Scotland police are beginning attempts to remove the activists occupying the rig and a police helicopter is above the site. 

Greenpeace climbers on BP oil rig in Cromarty Firth, Scotland, one on balcony with ‘Climate Emergency’ and other climber in portaledge attached to the anchor chain.

Two Greenpeace activists boarded the Paul B. Loyd, Jr. rig last Sunday just as the rig was set to leave the Cromarty Firth. The action is part of the group’s efforts to stop BP’s drilling plans offshore Scotland.

A couple of days later, Greenpeace was served with an injunction order. Greenpeace UK said via its social media accounts on Tuesday that the injunction was served to stop the protest on the Transocean-owned Paul B. Lloyd, Jr. rig.

This announcement came shortly after Greenpeace stated that its activists were still on the rig and that they brought in fresh supplies along with new climbers.

In a statement on Thursday Greenpeace said that the rig workers had informed the activist that the rig would be lowered 20 meters into the sea to allow the police access by boat. One Greenpeace activist is now in a portaledge attached to the anchor chain in an attempt to thwart the removal efforts.

Greenpeace is demanding that “BP immediately end drilling new wells and switch to only investing in renewable energy.” If BP does not do that, Greenpeace says, it should wind down its operations, return cash to investors and go out of business.

Rosie Rogers, Senior Climate Campaigner at Greenpeace UK, said: “We are determined to resist removal as long as BP remains determined to drill for oil. BP’s plans are completely and unacceptably at odds with the climate emergency we are facing. If they put half as much effort into investing in renewables as they appear to be putting into removing us from their rig, the world would be looking like a much better place right now.”

Furthermore, BBC reported on Thursday that the first two climbers had appeared in court as they were charged with disorderly conduct by scaling the rig in the Cromarty Firth. BBC further reported that the activists were released on bail but under special conditions. Namely, they were ordered to leave Scotland and not attempt to enter the waters of the Cromarty Firth.

Greenpeace vowed to stay on the rig “until BP halt their dangerous plans to drill for oil off the coast of Scotland.”

At the time of writing this article, Greenpeace’s activists have been on the rig for more than 90 hours.

As a response to Greenpeace’s protest on the rig, BP on Monday said: “While we recognize the right for peaceful protest, the actions of this group are irresponsible and may put themselves and others unnecessarily at risk.

“We are working with Transocean—the rig’s owner and operator—and the authorities to assess the situation and resolve it peacefully and safely.”

In addition, BP said: “We share the protestors’ concerns about the climate. We support the Paris agreement. And we are working every day to advance the world’s transition to a low carbon future.”

Following the statement on Monday, BP has not issued any further statements regarding the protest.

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Report: Police removes Greenpeace activists from BP HQ

Greenpeace activists that blocked entry to BP’s headquarters in London on Monday, have been removed by police. According to reports, ten people have been arrested.

The Greenpeace activists and “climbers” had blocked the BP head office on Monday using five containers “specially designed and weighing several tonnes each,” with activists encased inside, calling for BP to stop any new oil and gas exploration.

“We’ve shut down @BP_plc’s HQ because business as usual is just not an option. They are fuelling a #ClimateEmergency that threatens millions of lives. BP must clean up or clear out #BPshutdown,” Greenpeace tweeted on Monday.

On Monday evening Greenpeace said that “the climbers are down, and 8 activists have been removed from their boxes by police.”

Greenpeace on Monday evening also announced that it would hold a rally at St James Square 6 pm local time Tuesday “in support of the activists who took a stand today.”

To remind, BP had on Monday said: “We welcome discussion, debate, even peaceful protest on the important matter of how we must all work together to address the climate challenge, but impeding safe entry and exit from an office building in this way is dangerous and clearly a matter for the police to resolve as swiftly as possible.”

BP employees were not able to access the building on Monday and were working either remotely or from other offices.

According to Global’s Newsroom police has arrested 10 campaigners.

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