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Most Recent Offshore Oil Field Development

More South Pars platforms near start-up offshore Iran

Gas injected into Iran’s national grid is set to increase as two new platforms come onstream this winter at the South Pars Phase 12 development in the Persian Gulf.

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. 

Noble Energy sets early 2018 target for Leviathan start-up

Noble Energy says reservoir and facility performance has been strong at its Tamar development offshore Israel, with only two hours of downtime reported during 3Q 2014. 

BP expands Tangguh offshore/onshore gas development

BP has awarded the RKV joint partnership the onshore front-end engineering and design contract for a third liquefaction train at the Tangguh LNG project in West Papua province, Indonesia.

Golden Eagle nearing startup in North Sea

Suncor Energy expects first oil from the Nexen-operated Golden Eagle project in the UK central North Sea before year-end.

Mid-2015 startup for North Sea Cladhan project

Sterling Resources says the first production well (P1) has been drilled and completed at the TAQA-operated Cladhan oil field development in the UK northern North Sea.

Weather slows Ebok facilities expansion off Nigeria

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

InterMoor completes Red Hawk spar decommissioning contract

InterMoor, an Acteon company, has completed its contract supporting the decommissioning of Anadarko Petroleum Corp.’s Red Hawk spar in the Gulf of Mexico.

DONG Energy updates on divestiture, joint development with Total

DONG Energy has agreed to divest 5% of the UK Edradour field to Total E&P UK Ltd., which will result in an aligned DONG Energy participation of 20% in the four UK West of Shetland fields: Laggan, Tormore, Edradour, and Glenlivet. DONG Energy and Total have decided on a joint development of the Edradour and Glenlivet fields, by way of tie-in to the Laggan and Tormore infrastructure.

PGNiG set for stake in Gina Krog project offshore Norway

Total E&P Norge has agreed to sell interests in various North Sea fields to Poland’s PGNiG Upstream International for $317 million.

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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