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Iran sanctions new wave of platform construction

New development projects are under way on two offshore Iranian fields in the Persian Gulf, according to news service Shana.

Technip to supply flexible pipe for Iracema North offshore Brazil

The Tupi BV consortium of Petrobras Netherland, BG, and Galphabe has contracted Technip to supply flexible pipe for the presalt Iracema North field in the Santos basin offshore Brazil.

Pieter Schelte heads to Europe for construction completion

The Pieter Schelte, Allseas new platform installation/decommissioning and pipelay vessel, is on its way to Rotterdam for completion and testing.

Xcite signs MOU for North Sea Bentley jackup

Xcite Energy Resources has entered a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with China Oilfield Services Ltd. (COSL) for the heavy-oil Bentley field development in the UK northern North Sea.

Hess puts deepwater GoM Tubular Bells field on production

Production has begun from the deepwater Tubular Bells field in the Gulf of Mexico.

Technip to supervise Nasr Phase 2 construction program

ADMA-OPCO has awarded Technip a project management consultancy (PMC) services contract offshore Abu Dhabi.

Vallourec to supply tubular solutions for Kaombo offshore Angola

Vallourec has received a contract to supply premium tubes and connections for the ultra-deepwater Kaombo field off Angola. 

Industry collaboration works to advance subsea processing technology

The Research Partnership to Secure Energy for America (RPSEA), operating under the direction of DOE's National Energy Technology Laboratory, is working with GE to develop subsea processing technology to lessen the need for deepwater surface production facilities and extended tiebacks.

Integrated system enables oil platform to be remotely controlled

The Solan oil field covers 7 sq km (2.7 sq mi) in the North Sea, west of the Shetland Islands in 135 m (420 ft) of water. Premier Oil is developing the field, which at peak will consist of two production wells drilled horizontally through the reservoir, plus two horizontal water injection wells to help maintain pressure in the reservoir.

Sea Lion partners consider lower-cost FPSO option

Premier Oil and partner Rockhopper have agreed to switch to a phased, lower-cost development solution for the Sea Lion field in the offshore North Falkland basin.

Offshore Oil Field Development: Africa

Vallourec to supply tubular solutions for Kaombo offshore Angola

Vallourec has received a contract to supply premium tubes and connections for the ultra-deepwater Kaombo field off Angola. 

Jubilee onshore gas link in place

Tullow Oil says the connection between the Jubilee FPSO and the Ghana National Gas Corp. onshore gas processing facility is complete.

BMT extends Kizomba role to TLP monitoring

Esso Angola has contracted BMT Scientific Marine Services to provide maintenance services for monitoring systems on the two Kizomba TLPs. 

BMT to monitor Egina risers offshore Nigeria

Saipem has contracted BMT Scientific Marine Services to supply the riser integrity monitoring systems for Total’s deepwater Egina development, 150 km (93 mi) offshore Nigeria. 

Weather slows Ebok facilities expansion off Nigeria

Afren has issued an update on its development and exploration campaigns offshore West and East Africa.

KD consortium wins offshore Mozambique FLNG FEED

Eni East Africa has contracted the KD consortium of KBR and Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering for front-end engineering and design (FEED) for an FLNG facility.

Woodside finalizes farm-in offshore Cameroon

Woodside has finalized an agreement with Noble Energy and Glencore to farm in to the Tilapia production sharing contract off the coast of Cameroon.

Yinka-led group takes FID on Aje oil field offshore Nigeria

A group led by Lagos-based independent Yinka Folawiyo Petroleum Co. Ltd. has taken a final investment decision (FID) to develop the $220-million first phase of the Aje shallow-water oil field offshore western Nigeria.

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.

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