Most Recent Offshore Oil Field Development

Development planning progresses at Gazelle offshore Côte d’Ivoire

Fri, Jan 30, 2015

Azonto Petroleum says the Côte d’Ivoire government has approved a revised development plan for the shallow-water Gazelle field.

Norway issues permits for Vega transfer, Barents Sea well

Fri, Jan 30, 2015 Petroleum Safety Authority Norway has sanctioned Wintershall Norge’s use of the subsea production facilities on the Vega field in the Norwegian Sea.

Online exclusive: New strategy needed for deepwater development, unconventional plays

Thu, Jan 29, 2015 The unconventional resource play serves to achieve production targets whereas aspiration for a large material discovery pushes the industry toward ...

Cost pressures slow investment in TGT project offshore Vietnam

Thu, Jan 29, 2015 SOCO International says development drilling at the Te Giac Trang (TGT) complex in the Nam Con Son basin offshore southern Vietnam remains on track...

Wintershall assigns DNV GL verification duties for Maria offshore Norway

Thu, Jan 29, 2015 Wintershall Norge has appointed DNV GL as independent verification body and assigned the company third-party design verification scope for the subs...

BG Group contracts KBR for technical support

Thu, Jan 29, 2015 BG Group has signed a global alliance with KBR that will involve KBR providing technical support, services in both the pre-front-end engineering an...

Fourth South Pars jacket completed

Thu, Jan 29, 2015

Construction has been completed of the jacket for platform D, the fourth of the South Pars Phase 12 platforms in the Persian Gulf.

Ramboll receives more North Sea Culzean design work

Wed, Jan 28, 2015 Maersk Oil UK has contracted Ramboll Oil & Gas for detailed design of two jackets and piles for the Culzean field in the UK central North Sea.

Oil price fall to impact Europe’s development spending, survey predicts

Wed, Jan 28, 2015 Wood Mackenzie has issued an overview of the most significant events that impacted the oil and gas sector last year in Europe (excluding the UK and...

Eni contracts FPSO for Offshore Cape Three Points Ghana development

Wed, Jan 28, 2015 Eni Ghana Exploration & Production Ltd. has awarded the consortium of Yinson Production (West Africa) Pte Ltd. and Yinson Production West Afric...

Offshore Oil Field Development: Australia & New Zealand

Third Barossa well finds gas offshore northern Australia

Santos says an appraisal well has proved more gas at the Barossa discovery in the NT/RL5 permit offshore Northern Territory.

Ennsub completes Wheatstone installation

Ennsub has completed the design, manufacture, testing, and installation of bespoke sealing systems offshore Australia at the Wheatstone LNG platform.

Woodside lines up deepwater well offshore South Korea

Woodside Petroleum says it plans to drill an exploratory well this fall on the deepwater Ulleung basin block 8/6-1N offshore eastern South Korea.

EMAS AMC to perform Julimar subsea construction

Apache Energy has awarded EMAS AMC a $105-million subsea construction contract for the Julimar development offshore Western Australia.

Hess in offtake talks for deepwater gas fields offshore Australia

Hess Exploration Australia has signed a non-binding letter of intent (LOI) with the North West Shelf (NWS) covering development of the company’s deepwater Equus gas discoveries in its permits offshore northwestern Australia.

Browse FLNG moves to FEED phase

Woodside Petroleum says the Browse Joint Venture has agreed to a revised schedule for front-end engineering and design (FEED) for the Browse FLNG development offshore northwest Australia.

Fairplayer to install Wheatstone subsea hardware offshore Western Australia

Technip Oceania has contracted Jumbo to install 13 subsea structures for Chevron’s Wheatstone project offshore Western Australia.

Riser support in place at Ichthys offshore Western Australia

The construction vessel Aegir has installed the riser support structure (RSS) tower at the INPEX-operated Ichthys field in the Browse basin offshore Western Australia.

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.

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