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Most Recent Offshore Oil Field Development

Fugro to monitor Schiehallion BOP, riser motions

BP Exploration Operating Co. has contracted Fugro to support drilling activities for the Quad 204 redevelopment of the Schiehallion field west of Shetland.

CNR contracts Subsea 7 for Baobab installations offshore Côte d’Ivoire

CNR International has awarded Subsea 7 a contract for the Baobab Phase III field development offshore Côte d’Ivoire.

Exova to test materials for uHP/HT Culzean project in North Sea

Exova has won a contract to provide material selection and qualification, and mechanical/ corrosion testing for downhole tubulars to be deployed in Maersk’s Culzean development in the UK central North Sea. 

Amarinth pumps to lift seawater to drilling rigs offshore UAE

Amarinth has won a contract to supply 16 API 610 super-duplex pumps for ADMA-OPCO’s Satah al-Razboot (SARB) offshore oil field development, 200 km (124 mi) northwest of Abu Dhabi.

MWCC conducts first system integration test on Eagle Texas

As deepwater basin exploration and development activity increases, so does the need for more capable and reliable equipment and innovative technology – two subjects of technical sessions at the recent 2014 SPE Deepwater Drilling and Completions Conference in Galveston, Texas.

Cylindrical floater in consideration for Bream offshore Norway

Premier Oil Norway AS has awarded Sevan Marine a front-end engineering and design contract for the Bream field development in the Norwegian central North Sea.

IKM to support Goliat preparations in Barents Sea

Eni Norge has contracted IKM Testing for services on the Goliat field development in the Barents Sea.

North Sea Butch nears concept selection

Centrica is working on three development alternatives for its Butch oil discovery in the Norwegian North Sea, according to partner Faroe Petroleum.

Compressors extend lifespan of Statoil fields offshore Norway

A new compressor began operating last week on the Statoil-operated Kvitebjørn field platform in the Norwegian North Sea.

Eni reports new oil discovery offshore Angola

Eni has made a new oil discovery in block 15/06, in the Ochigufu exploration prospect, in deep water offshore Angola. Oghigufu is the 10th commercial oil discovery made in block 15/06. The new discovery is estimated to contain 300 MMbbl of oil in place.

Offshore Oil Field Development: Africa

CNR contracts Subsea 7 for Baobab installations offshore Côte d’Ivoire

CNR International has awarded Subsea 7 a contract for the Baobab Phase III field development offshore Côte d’Ivoire.

Eni reports new oil discovery offshore Angola

Eni has made a new oil discovery in block 15/06, in the Ochigufu exploration prospect, in deep water offshore Angola. Oghigufu is the 10th commercial oil discovery made in block 15/06. The new discovery is estimated to contain 300 MMbbl of oil in place.

Riser towers deployed for second block 17 deepwater project

In June, Total started production from CLOV, its fourth large-scale deepwater development in block 17 offshore Angola. The basic concept follows the previous three models, with produced oil and gas routed via a network of subsea wells and interlinked flowlines to a spread-moored FPSO. CLOV is the second project after Girassol to connect the risers to the FPSO via hybrid riser towers designed and supplied by Subsea 7, the sole specialist in this technology.

Afren lines up FPSO for Aje offshore Nigeria

Afren and its partners have secured approval for their plan to develop the Aje field offshore Nigeria.

Mzia well test supports potential hub development offshore Tanzania

BG Group plc reports that results from a recently completed second drillstem test on the Mzia discovery in block 1 offshore southern Tanzania provided further support for a hub development to supply a potential onshore LNG project.

Bureau Veritas to class and certify Kaombo FPSOs

Saipem has awarded Bureau Veritas a contract to provide classification and certification services for the two Kaombo FPSOs offshore Angola.

2H to engineer Kaombo risers

Heerema Marine Contractors has named 2H Offshore to engineering the hybrid risers for Total’s Kaombo block 32 project offshore Angola.

Ghana’s Petroleum Commission reviews oilfield development plan

Ghana’s Petroleum Commission is reviewing the offshore Cape three-point plan of development to permit Eni to start work in the Sankofa Gye Nyame oil fields.

First Etame jacket in place offshore Gabon

Vaalco Energy expects installation of two more production platforms to proceed as planned later this year on the Etame Marin block offshore Gabon.

Cobalt targets year-end sanction for Cameia offshore Angola

Cobalt International Energy is preparing to relocate the Petroserv SSV Catarina rig to drill the Loengo #1 presalt exploration well on block 9 offshore Angola.

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