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Offshore Magazine

Oct 1, 2014
Volume 74, Issue 10
1410off-cover

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.

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Special Reports

All Offshore News

Chevron drillship Pacific Sharav arrives in Gulf of Mexico

10/20/2014

Chevron Corp. reports that the deepwater drillship Pacific Sharav has arrived in the Gulf of Mexico to work under a five-year contract with Pacific Drilling.

BOEM proposes Gulf of Mexico oil and gas lease sale

10/20/2014

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) will offer 40 million acres offshore Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama for oil and gas exploration and development in a sale that will include all available unleased areas in the Central Gulf of Mexico Planning Area.

SBM Offshore launches Imodco Terminals and Imodco Services

10/20/2014

SBM Offshore announces that, to meet the challenges of the dynamic market for catenary anchor leg mooring (CALM) terminals and after sales services, two independent entities – Imodco Terminals SA and Imodco Services SA – have been created.

Songa Offshore SE provides Songa Dee SPS update

10/20/2014

Songa Offshore SE says that the scope of work for the Songa Dee special periodic survey has progressed according to plan, including the budget of 60 days and $90 million.

COSCO offers update on Sevan 650 drilling unit

10/20/2014

COSCO Corp. (Singapore) Ltd. reports that COSCO (Qidong) Offshore Co. Ltd. and Sevan Drilling Rig VI Pte. Ltd. (shipowner) have agreed to defer delivery date of Sevan Developer for 12 months, with options exercisable at six-month intervals, to extend the delivery date up to a total of 36 months from Oct. 15.

Serica encounters oil offshore Morocco

10/20/2014

Serica Energy plc confirms that the SM-1 well in the Sidi Moussa block offshore Morocco has reached a TD of 2,825 m (9,268 ft) measured depth below rotary table, and encountered oil. Preparations are under way to perform cased-hole testing.

Pacific Rubiales signs MOU with PEMEX

10/20/2014

Pacific Rubiales Energy Corp. has entered into a three-year memorandum of understanding with PEMEX, establishing the basis for discussions and analysis of potential oil and gas cooperation in Mexico.

Heerema-AF consortium plan to use hybrid removal technique for North Sea Murchison platform

10/20/2014

Heerema Marine Contractors has issued more details of its plans to remove CNR International’s Murchison oil field platform in the UK northern North Sea.

Dragon prepares for 3D seismic campaign offshore Egypt

10/20/2014

Dragon Oil has invited bids from contractors to acquire 3D seismic over a 100-sq km (38.6-sq mi) area in block 19 East Zeit Bay in the Gulf of Suez offshore Egypt.

Gassco takes over Valemon gas pipeline operations

10/20/2014

Norwegian offshore gas trunklines operator Gassco has assumed operatorship of the 177-km (110-mi) long, 22-in. Valemon rich gas pipeline.

BOEM proposes Gulf of Mexico oil and gas lease sale

10/20/2014 The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) will offer 40 million acres offshore ...

Chevron drillship Pacific Sharav arrives in Gulf of Mexico

Oct 20, 2014 Chevron Corp. reports that the deepwater drillship Pacific Sharav has arrived in t...

Heerema-AF consortium plan to use hybrid removal technique for North Sea Murchison platform

10/20/2014 Heerema Marine Contractors has issued more details of its plans to remove CNR Inte...

FEED under way for UK offshore CO2 pipeline

10/20/2014 Wood Group Kenny has received a six-month front-end engineering and design (FEED) ...

Dragon prepares for 3D seismic campaign offshore Egypt

10/20/2014 Dragon Oil has invited bids from contractors to acquire 3D seismic over a 100-sq k...

Gassco takes over Valemon gas pipeline operations

10/20/2014 Norwegian offshore gas trunklines operator Gassco has assumed operatorship of the ...

Pacific Rubiales signs MOU with PEMEX

10/20/2014 Pacific Rubiales Energy Corp. has entered into a three-year memorandum of understa...

Chevron drillship Pacific Sharav arrives in Gulf of Mexico

10/20/2014 Chevron Corp. reports that the deepwater drillship Pacific Sharav has arrived in t...

Chevron drillship Pacific Sharav arrives in Gulf of Mexico

10/20/2014 Chevron Corp. reports that the deepwater drillship Pacific Sharav has arrived in t...

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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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Pacific Rubiales signs MOU with PEMEX

Oct 20, 2014 Pacific Rubiales Energy Corp. has entered into a three-year memorandum of understa...

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Seismic survey list starts offshore Africa

Oct 16, 2014 TGS announces acquisition of a 3D multi-client survey offshore Sierra Leone.

GLOBAL DATA

Oct 16, 2014 This month Infield Systems looks at offshore capex distribution in Australia up to...

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