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Technip to supply flexible pipe for Iracema North offshore Brazil

The Tupi BV consortium of Petrobras Netherland, BG, and Galphabe has contracted Technip to supply flexible pipe for the presalt Iracema North field in the Santos basin offshore Brazil.

Pieter Schelte heads to Europe for construction completion

The Pieter Schelte, Allseas new platform installation/decommissioning and pipelay vessel, is on its way to Rotterdam for completion and testing.

Xcite signs MOU for North Sea Bentley jackup

Xcite Energy Resources has entered a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with China Oilfield Services Ltd. (COSL) for the heavy-oil Bentley field development in the UK northern North Sea.

Hess puts deepwater GoM Tubular Bells field on production

Production has begun from the deepwater Tubular Bells field in the Gulf of Mexico.

Technip to supervise Nasr Phase 2 construction program

ADMA-OPCO has awarded Technip a project management consultancy (PMC) services contract offshore Abu Dhabi.

Vallourec to supply tubular solutions for Kaombo offshore Angola

Vallourec has received a contract to supply premium tubes and connections for the ultra-deepwater Kaombo field off Angola. 

Industry collaboration works to advance subsea processing technology

The Research Partnership to Secure Energy for America (RPSEA), operating under the direction of DOE's National Energy Technology Laboratory, is working with GE to develop subsea processing technology to lessen the need for deepwater surface production facilities and extended tiebacks.

Sea Lion partners consider lower-cost FPSO option

Premier Oil and partner Rockhopper have agreed to switch to a phased, lower-cost development solution for the Sea Lion field in the offshore North Falkland basin.

Studies continue to maximize TGT field potential offshore Vietnam

SOCO International says the H5 development project in block 16/1 offshore southern Vietnam is on course for first oil in September or October 2015.

Hyundai lands EPC contract offshore UAE

ADMA-OPCO has awarded Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) a $1.84-billion contract for the second package of the Nasr full field development project, 131 km (81 mi) offshore Abu Dhabi.

Offshore Oil Field Development: Canada

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.

Husky targets first oil from South White Rose in early 2015

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

North Sea Golden Eagle project on schedule

Suncor Energy says the Nexen-operated Golden Eagle project in the UK central North Sea remains on track to achieve first oil in late 2014 or early 2015.

Second deepwater Liwan pipelay under way offshore China

Construction vessels have started work offshore China installing a second deepwater production pipeline from the main Liwan 3-1 field to the Liwan shallow-water central platform. 

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.

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