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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.

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.

Black Elk Energy enters into PSA with Renaissance Offshore

Black Elk Energy Offshore Operations LLC has entered into a purchase and sale agreement with Renaissance Offshore LLC. Under the agreement, Renaissance will acquire interests in nine fields in the Gulf of Mexico.

HHI platforms to triple production from Nasr field offshore UAE

Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) has a letter of award from ADMA-OPCO for a $1.94-billion contract for the Nasr oil field, 130 km (81 mi) northwest of Abu Dhabi.

Offshore Oil Field Development: Canada

Apply wins North Sea, offshore Canada quarters work

Apply has won living quarters contracts for two offshore projects. 

Hebron preparations make progress

Kvaerner says work is progressing on the gravity-based structure (GBS) for ExxonMobil’s Hebron project offshore Newfoundland and Labrador.

Fixed platforms face development challenges in ice-infested waters

The Arctic is increasingly important in securing energy supplies for the future, notwithstanding the economic, environmental, and social challenge. Finding and extracting oil and gas in the Arctic and Subarctic regions is itself challenging due to extreme temperatures, ice conditions, remoteness and a sensitive natural environment.

Arctic E&P operations continue to advance

Despite the technological and environmental challenges, operators continue to propel exploration, development, and production operations across this frontier region.

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.

Subsea 7 awarded ExxonMobil subsea contract offshore Canada

ExxonMobil Canada Properties has awarded Subsea 7 SA a $75 million three-year subsea construction services contract supporting the Hebron heavy oil field development in the Jeanne d'Arc basin, located 350 km (218 mi) southeast of St. John's, Canada.

Liwan nears start-up offshore China

Husky Energy says the CNOOC-operated Liwan gas project in the South China Sea is nearing production, with commissioning of the shallow water platform and gas plant under way.

Next-phase Hibernia subsea facilities in place

Detailed engineering and construction continues on the gravity-based structure and topsides for the Hebron platform offshore Newfoundland & Labrador, according to partner Suncor Energy.

Further expansion planned for White Rose area offshore eastern Canada

Husky Energy expects gas injection to start before year-end at the South White Rose extension offshore Newfoundland & Labrador, the aim being to boost oil production.

Side track proves high-impact oil in deepwater Bay du Nord offshore Canada

Statoil (OSE:STL, NYSE:STO) and co-venturer Husky Energy (TSX:HSE) are building a major oil reserves base offshore Newfoundland & Labrador.

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