Most Recent Offshore Oil Field Development

Restraining frame assists Shah Deniz jacket placements

Wed, Jul 1, 2015 Houlder’s Marine Equipment division has delivered a pin pile installation and restraining frame to Saipem for the Shah Deniz gas field development,...

Development drilling to accelerate at South Pars Phase 13

Tue, Jun 30, 2015 Drilling is expected to speed up at Phase 13 of the South Pars gas field development in the Persian Gulf following delivery of three new drilling r...

Samsung to construct Johan Sverdrup process, riser decks

Tue, Jun 30, 2015 Statoil has contracted Samsung to build the decks for the process and riser platforms for the Johan Sverdrup field in the central Norwegian North S...

Subsea cables deliver power to offshore Safaniya upgrade project

Tue, Jun 30, 2015

Saudi Aramco has connected a 230-kV, 46-km (28.6-mi) submarine composite cable to the TP-20 tie-in platform offshore Saudi Arabia.

Technip to engineer deepwater Libra FPSO topsides

Tue, Jun 30, 2015 Jurong Shipyard has awarded Technip a detailed engineering and procurement services contract for the Libra field FPSO topsides in the Santos basin ...

Statoil to convert Gullfaks wells for Shetland/Lista development

Tue, Jun 30, 2015 Statoil has submitted an amendment to the plan for development and operations for the Gullfaks license in the North Sea to Norway’s Ministry of Pet...

Partners complete Zarat development studies

Tue, Jun 30, 2015

PA Resources and ETAP have completed work on a full-field life development plan for the Zarat southern tract offshore Tunisia.

Winterized compressors heading to Shah Deniz platform

Tue, Jun 30, 2015 Atlas Copco Compressors has delivered a 50-metric ton (55-ton) air compressor package to Baku for installation on a platform on the Shah Deniz fiel...

First steel cut for Johan Sverdrup jacket, template

Mon, Jun 29, 2015

Construction work has started on facilities for the Statoil-operated Johan Sverdrup project in the central Norwegian North Sea.

OneSubsea to supply subsea trees for Shah Deniz 2

Fri, Jun 26, 2015 OneSubsea, a Cameron (NYSE: CAM) and Schlumberger (NYSE:SLB) company, has won a contract totaling more than $60 million for the BP-operated Shah De...

Offshore Oil Field Development: Africa

Jubilee exporting gas to Ghana

Tullow Oil says oil production from the Jubilee field offshore Ghana averaged around 105,000 b/d during the first half of 2015.

Expro to engineer completions for next-phase Jubilee, TEN projects

Tullow Oil has awarded Expro contracts offshore Ghana with a total value of more than $100 million.

Aveon Offshore delivers subsea elements for deepwater Erha North

Aveon Offshore has completed fabrication and testing of supported manifold/suction piles for the Erha North Phase 2, and has loaded out these components.

Orca contracts shallow-water rig for Songo Songo offshore Tanzania

Orca Exploration Group has started the first phase of the Songo Songo development program offshore Tanzania.

ABB to power Cabaça compression/injection offshore Angola

Bumi Armada Berhad has commissioned ABB to supply electrification and automation systems for an FPSO on an Eni-operated oil field development offshore Angola.

Exova to test, qualify Kaombo pipe

CRC-Evans Offshore has contracted Exova to provide pipeline material, welding, and AUT qualification testing for the Kaombo project offshore Angola. 

Strainstall to monitor Kaombo moorings

Bluewater Energy Services has commissioned monitoring equipment from Strainstall for Total’s deepwater Kaombo project offshore Angola.

Ultra-deepwater production set for steady growth, report claims

Analyst Douglas Westwood predicts oil and gas production from ultra-deepwater fields (>1,000m/3,281 ft) will grow 7.7% during 2015-2021.

Cobalt presses ahead with Cameia development offshore Angola

Cobalt International Energy (NYSE:CIE) expects to achieve formal sanction by year-end for its Cameia development project in block 21 offshore Angola.

Anadarko selects CCS joint venture for Mozambique LNG development

Anadarko Petroleum (NYSE: APC) has selected a consortium for the initial development of an LNG complex onshore Mozambique.

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Anadarko’s decommissioning of the first-ever cell spar in the Gulf of Mexico

The Red Hawk spar made history throughout its design life, commissioned and decommissioned as the first of its kind. Heralded as the first cell spa...

Offshore Design Optioneering using Cloud Computing

Cloud computing opens up to offshore engineering teams the opportunity to take advantage of almost unlimited computing power and data storage capab...

Falling oil prices and the offshore oil and gas industry: assessing the state of the market

The precipitous decline in oil prices has brought many areas of the oil and gas industry to a standstill. Yet while some sectors are feeling the pi...
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