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FMC wins BP contract for subsea systems

FMC Technologies Inc. has received an order from BP to supply subsea systems for BP’s Shah Deniz Stage 2 project in the Caspian Sea. The order has an estimated value of $322 million.

ASV demonstrates C-Worker subsea capabilities

Autonomous Surface Vehicles (ASV) Ltd. has recently demonstrated its C-Worker in Houston. More than 40 major oil and gas companies were represented at the two-day demonstration of the new unmanned surface vehicle.

Aker Solutions nets Kaombo subsea production spread

Total has awarded Aker Solutions a $2.34-billion contract for a subsea production system at the newly launched Kaombo project in block 32 offshore Angola.

KCA wins first contract for offshore Hebron project

The Platform Services division of KCA Deutag has entered the offshore Canada drilling sector following the award of a multi-million-dollar contract with ExxonMobil Canada Properties.

Biffi provides electric actuator for Ichthys

Biffi Italia has shipped four EGR 50K electric actuators for installation on the Ichthys gas project, the largest oil and gas development offshore Australia’s Northern Territory.

Total gets go-ahead for ultra-deepwater Kaombo project offshore Angola

Total and its partners in block 32 offshore Angola have committed to the $16-billion ultra-deepwater Kaombo development project.

Noble Energy contracts subsea installation work for Gunflint

Noble Energy has signed a letter of agreement with EMAS AMC for offshore installation of pipelines, umbilicals, and ancillary equipment for the Gunflint development in the Gulf of Mexico.

Trio to refine platform design for North Sea Bentley development

Xcite Energy Resources has agreed to collaborate with AMEC and Ove Arup & Partners on platform design studies for the Bentley project in the UK northern North Sea.

ONGC plans more development of Vasai East offshore India

ONGC plans additional development of its Vasai East field in the Arabian Sea off western India at an estimated cost of Rs. 2476.82 Crore.

Careful planning precedes successful platform installation at Ekofisk

The Ekofisk field, operated by ConocoPhillips Norway, is located in the southern part of the Norwegian North Sea. The field has been in operation for more than 40 years. Upon hook-up and commissioning in 1Q 2014, the new 2/4L accommodation platform will be the world’s largest offshore living quarters platform and will serve as a safe haven for the Ekofisk complex staff.

Offshore Oil Field Development: Australia & New Zealand

Biffi provides electric actuator for Ichthys

Biffi Italia has shipped four EGR 50K electric actuators for installation on the Ichthys gas project, the largest oil and gas development offshore Australia’s Northern Territory.

Saipem, UTEC to collaborate on Ichthys pipelay offshore Australia

Saipem has contracted UTEC Survey (Australia) for offshore survey and positioning services for the Ichthys LNG project offshore Western Australia.

World’s largest semisubmersible takes major step toward completion

The INPEX-operated Ichthys LNG Project has reached a major milestone on fabrication of its Central Processing Facility. 

Wood Group PSN secures contract extension for Esso retrofit

Esso Australia Proprietary Ltd. has awarded Wood Group PSN a contract for reimbursable engineering, procurement, and construction services to support the Gippsland basin joint venture's retrofit portfolio of projects in Victoria, Australia.

Papa Terra TLP in place offshore Brazil

McDermott has completed installation of the extended TLP on the Papa Terra field for Petrobras.

CB&I wins LNG award in Australia for Wheatstone project

CB&I has been awarded a contract by Bechtel valued in excess of $625 million (A$690 million) to provide structural, mechanical, and piping construction work for the Chevron-operated Wheatstone project onshore at Ashburton North in Western Australia.

Atkins receives framework agreement for oilfield services in Eni’s Australian assets

Eni has awarded Atkins a two-year framework agreement for general engineering services, encompassing engineering and consultancy services to Eni across its portfolio of operating assets in Australia.

 

SBM updates work on Brazil, Angola floaters

SBM Offshore has provided a progress report on its newest FPSO projects.

Flow meters to monitor chemical dosage at Maari expansion facilities

Litre Meter has dispatched 12 LF05 VFF positive displacement flow meters to Kempe Australia for chemical injection applications offshore New Zealand.

Shell sells stake in Wheatstone-Iago LNG stake in Australia

Royal Dutch Shell has agreed to sell its 8% equity interest in the Wheatstone-Iago joint venture and 6.4% interest in the Wheatstone liquefied natural gas project in Western Australia for $1,135 million to the Kuwait Foreign Petroleum Exploration Co.

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