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Technip, Heerema land giant Kaombo SURF contract

Total E&P Angola has awarded the Technip/Heerema Marine Contractors (HMC) consortium a $3.5-billion contract for the deepwater Kaombo project in block 32 offshore Angola.

Saipem to convert two FPSOs for Kaombo offshore Angola

Total has contracted Saipem to provide two FPSOs for the Kaombo project in block 32 offshore Angola.

Aker Solutions nets Kaombo subsea production spread

Total has awarded Aker Solutions a $2.34-billion contract for a subsea production system at the newly launched Kaombo project in block 32 offshore Angola.

MODEC orders GE turbines for offshore Brazil presalt FPSO

GE’s Distributed Power division is to supply four LM2500+G4 aeroderivative gas turbine generators to MODEC.

Total gets go-ahead for ultra-deepwater Kaombo project offshore Angola

Total and its partners in block 32 offshore Angola have committed to the $16-billion ultra-deepwater Kaombo development project.

BHP bids most for tracts offshore Trinidad and Tobago

The recent deepwater block bidding offshore Trinidad and Tobago drew bids on two tracts out of the six on offer.

Marlim field platform back in service offshore Brazil

Petrobras has re-started operations at the P-20 platform on the Marlim field in the Campos basin offshore Brazil.

ONGC plans more development of Vasai East offshore India

ONGC plans additional development of its Vasai East field in the Arabian Sea off western India at an estimated cost of Rs. 2476.82 Crore.

Keeping deepwater operations economic

It is no secret that deepwater environments around the world offer the promise of significant hydrocarbon rewards, from an economic perspective.

One-trip casing exit milling saves time during complex drilling

Performing a casing exit to create a secondary wellbore involves a whipstock assembly to direct the mill toward the side of the existing casing where an exit is then milled. However, today’s wellbore requires advanced drilling assemblies with a range of technologies, including electronics and measuring devices that send data back to the operator. Drilling assemblies have necessarily gotten larger to accommodate these additional tools. The need for effective tools to address the size, length, and stiffness of newer drilling assemblies led Baker Hughes to develop the LongBow casing exit milling system.

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