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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. 

Statoil awarded license offshore Colombia

Statoil has been awarded interest in the COL4 license offshore Colombia in the Caribbean Sea in the 2014 Colombia Licensing Round.

Trial production of LS36-1 gas field begins

Primeline Energy Holdings Inc. reports that trial production of gas from the LS36-1 gas field in the East China Sea has now begun.

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.

McDermott awarded offshore Megalodon platform installation in Gulf of Mexico

A McDermott International Inc. subsidiary will provide transportation and installation services to Walter Oil & Gas Corp. for the Megalodon platform destined for South Timbalier block 311 in the Gulf of Mexico.

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.

Det norske outlines Johan Sverdrup power needs

Around 100 MW of power will be supplied from the Norwegian mainland to the Johan Sverdrup riser platform in the North Sea, according to partner Det norske oljeselskap.

Partners ponder North West Shelf subsea tieback

Front-end engineering design continues for Persephone, the next major offshore development in Australia’s North West Shelf.

Offshore Oil Field Development: Asia

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. 

Trial production of LS36-1 gas field begins

Primeline Energy Holdings Inc. reports that trial production of gas from the LS36-1 gas field in the East China Sea has now begun.

Trelleborg supplies floatover solutions offshore Myanmar

Trelleborg’s engineered products operation has supplied a range of custom floatover solutions to the Saipem Zawtika project offshore Myanmar.

Solan set for offshore construction phase

Premier Oil says construction and onshore commissioning of the platform for its Solan oilfield development West of Shetland are nearing completion.

Bangladesh wins Bay of Bengal boundary arbitration

Boundary disputes in the Bay of Bengal may be getting settled.

Hess contracts Hyundai for North Malay basin platforms

Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) has a letter of award (LOA) from Hess Exploration and Production Malaysia for a new platform complex.

MOPU-FSO to serve Wassana oil project offshore Thailand

KrisEnergy has approval to develop the Wassana oil field in license G10/48 in the Gulf of Thailand.

Manora on course for start-up offshore Thailand

Tap Oil Ltd. has issued an update on the Mubadala Petroleum-operated Manora oil development in the northern Gulf of Thailand.

SapuraKencana wins platform, rig supply contracts

SapuraKencana Petroleum has won two contracts to supply multiple platforms for projects offshore Southeast Asia. Total value is around $415 million.

Oceaneering to provide umbilicals for Jankgrik offshore Indonesia

FMC Technologies Singapore has contracted Oceaneering International to supply umbilicals for Eni’s Jangkrik project in the Muara Bakau production-sharing contract offshore Indonesia.

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