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Most Recent Offshore Oil Field Development

Tullow on course for goals offshore Ghana

Tullow Oil has issued an update on its various programs offshore West Africa and South America.

BG enters exploration concession offshore Aruba

BG Group has agreed to take a 30% stake in an exploration block offshore Aruba, subject to approval from state-owned Compania Arubano di Petroleo.

Centrica expects more gas to flow from Grove, York in North Sea

Centrica has completed fracking on its Grove gas project in the UK southern North Sea and expects first production later this year.

KBR to engineer Al Nasr oil field expansion offshore Abu Dhabi

Hyundai Heavy Industries has issued a letter of award to KBR to perform engineering design services for ADMA-OPCO’s Al-Nasr full field development project offshore Abu Dhabi.

BP assigns Shah Deniz maintenance management to Petrofac

BP has contracted Petrofac for maintenance work for the Shah Deniz Stage 2 project in the Azeri sector of the Caspian Sea.

Hess updates offshore operations

Hess Corp. recently reported operational highlights for 2Q 2014.

Eco Atlantic set to acquire interest in block offshore Ghana

Eco (Atlantic) Oil & Gas Ltd reports that the Parliament of the Republic of Ghana has ratified a petroleum agreement pursuant to which the company may acquire a 50.51% interest in the Deepwater Cape Three Points West block, located in the Tano Cape Three Points basin, offshore Ghana, adjacent to Tullow Oil plc’s producing Jubilee oil field.

WorleyParsons receives a brownfield EPC agreement

WorleyParsons Ltd will provide engineering, procurement, and construction management services under a brownfield EPCM services outline agreement.

Valemon topsides lifted into place

Valemon’s topsides were lifted into place on the platform’s steel jacket in the North Sea.

Second deepwater Liwan pipelay under way offshore China

Construction vessels have started work offshore China installing a second deepwater production pipeline from the main Liwan 3-1 field to the Liwan shallow-water central platform. 

Offshore Oil Field Development: Africa

Tullow on course for goals offshore Ghana

Tullow Oil has issued an update on its various programs offshore West Africa and South America.

Hess updates offshore operations

Hess Corp. recently reported operational highlights for 2Q 2014.

Eco Atlantic set to acquire interest in block offshore Ghana

Eco (Atlantic) Oil & Gas Ltd reports that the Parliament of the Republic of Ghana has ratified a petroleum agreement pursuant to which the company may acquire a 50.51% interest in the Deepwater Cape Three Points West block, located in the Tano Cape Three Points basin, offshore Ghana, adjacent to Tullow Oil plc’s producing Jubilee oil field.

Harvest targets FPSO for presalt Dussafu oil development offshore Gabon

Harvest Natural Resources has signed a declaration of commerciality with the Gabonese Republic (Gabon) for the Dussafu block offshore Gabon.

More ESPs possible for Didon wells offshore Tunisia

Installation of the first electrical submersible pump (ESP) in the Didon field offshore Tunisia is expected to start later this month, according to partner PA Resources (PAR).

Eni and partners reach milestone offshore Angola

Eni and its partners have met a key milestone toward first oil of West Hub development project. The N’Goma FPSO is set to sail to the offshore site block 15/06 in Angola to begin mooring and hook-up operations.

Sembawang Shipyard to convert Kaombo deepwater floaters

Saipem France has contracted Sembawang Shipyard to convert two VLCCs to turret-moored FPSOs for the Total-operated Kaombo project, 150 km (93 mi) offshore Angola.

South October nears start-up in Gulf of Suez

Dana expects to bring onstream the South October oil field development in the Gulf of Suez this summer.

Bluewater to provide deepwater Kaombo FPSO turrets

Saipem has contracted Bluewater Energy Services to engineer deepwater turret mooring systems for two converted FPSOs for the Kaombo project offshore Angola.

Offshore Nigeria projects enter drilling phase

Afren says installation has started of the Central Fault Block extension platform on the Ebok field offshore Nigeria.

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