The companies will cooperate globally to focus on revolutionising well integrity during the construction phase by bringing to market the first ever integration of Managed Pressure Drilling (MPD) solutions and Automated Well Control technology.
The study will examine specific economic parameters used by BOEM and BSEE for new and high-cost technologies like extended-reach subsea tiebacks.
The survey is anticipated to start in December 2020 with a project duration of approximately 80 days.
Oil prices declined today as the market is correcting the exaggerated price levels reached in yesterday’s session. Meanwhile, Covid-19 demand concerns and US supply return.
The US government said 21%, or nearly 396 000 bpd, of offshore crude oil production and 25%, or 685 million ft3/d, of natural gas output were shut in the US Gulf of Mexico.
The API has said the extension of the moratorium on the Eastern Gulf of Mexico (EGOM) and expanding it to the South Atlantic "is the wrong approach at the wrong time".
Oil prices are continuing to fall, with most concerns focusing on the US, where Covid-19 isn’t slowing down and road fuel demand trembles.
Valaris has reached an agreement with approximately 50% of its noteholders on a prearranged plan that would reduce debt by more than US$6.5 billion.