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LLOG Exploration updates GOM operations

LLOG Bluewater, a joint venture between LLOG Exploration LLC and Blackstone Energy Partners, has completed installing the Delta House floating production system in Mississippi Canyon 254.

FMC subsea equipment to tie in Laggan-Tormore satellites

Total has contracted FMC Technologies for subsea systems for the Edradour and Glenlivet fields in the UK’s west of Shetland area.

KBR to support Statoil field developments

Statoil has awarded KBR a three-year master services agreement (MSA) for engineering and procurement services worldwide.

Husky targets first oil from South White Rose in early 2015

Husky updated its development/exploration programs offshore Newfoundland & Labrador.

NEL invests in wet-gas test facility

NEL has invested in excess of £500,000 ($800,862) in the development of its Glasgow-based wet-gas facility.

Baker Hughes joins North Sea Bentley development team

Xcite Energy Resources has a memorandum of understanding with Baker Hughes to provide oilfield services for the heavy-oil Bentley project in the UK northern North Sea.

Norway’s high taxes hinder Arctic oil viability

States and international oil companies are banking on the Arctic as a major source of future oil and gas production, but the high costs and risks involved with operations in the area mean that an attractive fiscal regime is essential if developments are to be commercially viable, says an analyst with research and consulting firm GlobalData.

Statoil proves new oil in Grane area of North Sea

Operator Statoil, together with with its PL169 partners, has proved new oil resources in the D-structure in the vicinity of the Grane field in the North Sea.

Heerema-AF consortium plans to use hybrid removal technique for North Sea Murchison platform

Heerema Marine Contractors has issued more details of its plans to remove CNR International’s Murchison oil field platform in the UK northern North Sea.

Dragon prepares for 3D seismic campaign offshore Egypt

Dragon Oil has invited bids from contractors to acquire 3D seismic over a 100-sq km (38.6-sq mi) area in block 19 East Zeit Bay in the Gulf of Suez offshore Egypt.

Offshore Oil Field Development: Australia & New Zealand

Ichthys project reaches peak construction activity

Australia's Ichthys project is now officially half way to completion. Three mega-projects in one, the Ichthys project will involve some of the largest offshore facilities in the industry, significant onshore infrastructure, and an 889-km (552-mi) pipeline connecting the two. When complete, the pipeline will become the fifth-longest subsea pipeline in the world.

Prelude turret sets new standards for size, capability

Shell's Prelude FLNG project offshore northwestern Australia continues to push the technology boundaries with a number of "firsts." The mooring turret system for the vessel is no exception. At almost 100 m (328 ft) in height, it is the largest in the world. This part of the system weighs 4,300 metric tons (4,740 tons) alone. The turret construction contract is held by Drydocks World and consists of five parts, all to ship from Dubai to Geoje, South Korea.

McDermott creates ‘world’s largest’ valve for offshore project

McDermott engineers have achieved a first; creating the world’s largest forged body specialty valve in collaboration with a valve manufacturer. The valves are destined for the INPEX-operated Ichthys LNG Project.

 

Wood Group PSN signs new Australian contract

Wood Group PSN has secured a contract with Woodside in Western Australia that boosts Wood Group's maintenance and brownfield project portfolio.

WorleyParsons to manage North West Shelf brownfield needs

Woodside Petroleum has awarded WorleyParsons an engineering, procurement, and construction management services (EPCM) contract for the North West Shelf project offshore Western Australia.

Large Shell Prelude turret piece sets sail for Samsung

The largest single piece of the mooring turret for Shell’s Prelude FLNG project offshore Australia is on its way from Dubai to the Samsung Heavy Industries shipyard in Geoje, South Korea.

AWE updates global offshore projects

AWE Ltd provided its 2Q 2014 production and development update.

WorleyParsons receives a brownfield EPC agreement

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

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.

Ichthys pipelay under way offshore Australia

Construction has started of the gas export pipeline for the INPEX-operated Ichthys LNG project.

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