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Oct 1, 2014
Volume 74, Issue 10
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Remembering Doc Laborde

Offshore's 60th Anniversary Coverage

Alden James “Doc” Laborde, an offshore industry pioneer, recently passed away at his home in New Orleans. He was 98. Laborde designed and built the first mobile offshore drilling unit, the submersible Mr. Charlie, and the first purpose built semisubmersible, the Ocean Driller.

Topsides, Platforms and Hulls conference 2014

Top Moments from Topsides, Platforms & Hulls 2014 conference

Check out a slideshow covering highlights from the Topsides, Platforms & Hulls 2014.

Commodity Index

Special Reports

All Offshore News

UK offshore confidence takes a hit, survey suggests

10/31/2014

Oil & Gas UK’s latest Business Sentiment Index suggests growing concerns over rising UK North Sea costs, reduced drilling activity and the falling oil price.

Domestic issues delay closure of offshore Tunisia farm-out

10/31/2014

PA Resources (PAR) says it remains in discussions with the Tunisian government about a proposed offshore farm-out to EnQuest.

More South Pars platforms near start-up offshore Iran

10/31/2014

Gas injected into Iran’s national grid is set to increase as two new platforms come onstream this winter at the South Pars Phase 12 development in the Persian Gulf.

BMT to monitor Egina risers offshore Nigeria

10/31/2014

Saipem has contracted BMT Scientific Marine Services to supply the riser integrity monitoring systems for Total’s deepwater Egina development, 150 km (93 mi) offshore Nigeria. 

Forties oil pipeline secured ahead of subsea engineering work

10/31/2014

STATS Group has completed an isolation program for Apache on the Forties pipeline system (FPS) in the UK central North Sea.

Noble Energy sets early 2018 target for Leviathan start-up

10/31/2014

Noble Energy says reservoir and facility performance has been strong at its Tamar development offshore Israel, with only two hours of downtime reported during 3Q 2014. 

Farm-in could advance drilling offshore southern England

10/31/2014

InfraStrata and partners Corfe Energy and Brigantes Energy have signed an agreement for a license offshore southern England.

BP expands Tangguh offshore/onshore gas development

10/31/2014

BP has awarded the RKV joint partnership the onshore front-end engineering and design contract for a third liquefaction train at the Tangguh LNG project in West Papua province, Indonesia.

FMC signs global frame agreement with BG Group

10/31/2014

FMC Technologies has signed a 10-year global frame agreement with BG Group to provide subsea equipment and services worldwide.

Shell appoints new chairman

10/31/2014

The board of directors of Royal Dutch Shell plc has appointed Charles O. Holliday as chairman with effect from the conclusion of the 2015 Annual General Meeting.

UK offshore confidence takes a hit, survey suggests

10/31/2014 Oil & Gas UK’s latest Business Sentiment Index suggests growing concerns over ...

VAALCO, Sonangol secure offshore Angola license extension

Oct 30, 2014 VAALCO Energy has entered into the subsequent exploration phase on block 5 offshor...

More South Pars platforms near start-up offshore Iran

10/31/2014 Gas injected into Iran’s national grid is set to increase as two new platforms com...

BMT to monitor Egina risers offshore Nigeria

10/31/2014 Saipem has contracted BMT Scientific Marine Services to supply the riser integrity...

Farm-in could advance drilling offshore southern England

10/31/2014 InfraStrata and partners Corfe Energy and Brigantes Energy have signed an agreemen...

Forties oil pipeline secured ahead of subsea engineering work

10/31/2014 STATS Group has completed an isolation program for Apache on the Forties pipeline ...

BG to rethink options for Jackdaw in North Sea

10/29/2014 BG Group and its partners are delaying a sanction decision on the ultra-high-press...

GMS lands Dutch North Sea maintenance support work

10/30/2014 Gulf Marine Services has won a contract for one of its Large Class self-propelled,...

BMT to monitor Egina risers offshore Nigeria

10/31/2014 Saipem has contracted BMT Scientific Marine Services to supply the riser integrity...

Technical Brief

Advances in Subsea Recovery

Subsea processing technologies enable offshore fields to reach their full potential. Subsea processing systems have been in existence for years.  Today, they are a proven solution for accelerating production and increasing recovery from hard-to-access offshore reserves.  FMC Technologies is leading the way with development and supply of subsea processing technologies, such as: separation, boosting and compression.

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Business Briefs

Shell appoints new chairman

Oct 31, 2014 The board of directors of Royal Dutch Shell plc has appointed Charles O. Holliday ...

GMS lands Dutch North Sea maintenance support work

Oct 30, 2014 Gulf Marine Services has won a contract for one of its Large Class self-propelled,...

DONG Energy updates on divestiture, joint development with Total

Oct 30, 2014 DONG Energy has agreed to divest 5% of the UK Edradour field to Total E&P UK L...

Pre-funding agreed for Gulf of Mexico subsalt StagSeis program

Oct 29, 2014 CGG says an unnamed international E&P company has committed pre-funding of the...

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