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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

Ophir extends 3D seismic survey to include frontier blocks offshore Gabon

10/24/2014

Ophir Energy has signed exploration and production-sharing contracts for two ultra-deepwater blocks offshore Gabon.

CNOOC proves shallow-water Bohai play

10/24/2014

CNOOC has what it describes as a potentially large oil discovery in shallow water in the Bohai Bay offshore China.

Ambilobe partners line up 3D seismic survey offshore Madagascar

10/24/2014

Sterling Energy has updated exploration plans in its two production-sharing contracts (PSCs) offshore Madagascar.

Thailand plans Feb auction including offshore petroleum concessions

10/23/2014

Thailand will host a new auction round next February for petroleum concessions on 29 onshore and offshore blocks.

InterMoor completes two projects for COOEC offshore China

10/23/2014

InterMoor, an Acteon company, has completed two offshore projects for China Offshore Oil Engineering Corp. (COOEC) in the Pearl River Mouth basin Panyu and Enping 24-2 fields of the South China Sea.

GDF Suez, BP confirm two-block North Sea discovery

10/23/2014

GDF Suez E&P UK and BP have a new discovery in the UK central North Sea.

DNV GL releases next-generation Phast software

10/23/2014

DNV GL’s latest version of Phast software for process industry hazard analysis has added features aimed to increase efficiency, improve the understanding and communication of results, and support rapid decision-making.  

FMC subsea equipment to tie in Laggan-Tormore satellites

10/23/2014

Total has contracted FMC Technologies for subsea systems for the Edradour and Glenlivet fields in the UK’s west of Shetland area.

Jurong to assist MODEC on TEN FPSO

10/23/2014

MODEC Offshore Production Systems has contracted Jurong Shipyard for work on the FPSO that will serve the deepwater TEN project offshore Ghana.

KBR to support Statoil field developments

10/23/2014

Statoil has awarded KBR a three-year master services agreement (MSA) for engineering and procurement services worldwide.

Ophir extends 3D seismic survey to include frontier blocks offshore Gabon

10/24/2014 Ophir Energy has signed exploration and production-sharing contracts for two ultra...

CNOOC proves shallow-water Bohai play

Oct 24, 2014 CNOOC has what it describes as a potentially large oil discovery in shallow water ...

FMC subsea equipment to tie in Laggan-Tormore satellites

10/23/2014 Total has contracted FMC Technologies for subsea systems for the Edradour and Glen...

FMC subsea equipment to tie in Laggan-Tormore satellites

10/23/2014 Total has contracted FMC Technologies for subsea systems for the Edradour and Glen...

Ophir extends 3D seismic survey to include frontier blocks offshore Gabon

10/24/2014 Ophir Energy has signed exploration and production-sharing contracts for two ultra...

Gassco takes over Valemon gas pipeline operations

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

DOT 2014: Deepwater BOP/riser can raise fatigue issue on shallow-water well

10/23/2014 Some drilling equipment on modern deepwater rigs may not be optimal for wells in s...

Jurong to assist MODEC on TEN FPSO

10/23/2014 MODEC Offshore Production Systems has contracted Jurong Shipyard for work on the F...

Ophir extends 3D seismic survey to include frontier blocks offshore Gabon

10/24/2014 Ophir Energy has signed exploration and production-sharing contracts for two ultra...

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

Chevron hits oil offshore GoM in Guadalupe prospect

Oct 23, 2014 Chevron Corp. made an oil discovery at the Guadalupe prospect in the deepwater US ...

Pipeline Week: Republican nominee for Texas Railroad Commissioner to deliver keynote presentation

Oct 21, 2014 Ryan Sitton, the Republican nominee for Texas Railroad Commissioner, will give the...

Total chairman and CEO dies in plane crash in Moscow

Oct 21, 2014 Total has confirmed that Chairman and CEO Christophe de Margerie died just after 1...

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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