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Statoil awarded license offshore Colombia

Statoil has been awarded interest in the COL4 license offshore Colombia in the Caribbean Sea in the 2014 Colombia Licensing Round.

Trial production of LS36-1 gas field begins

Primeline Energy Holdings Inc. reports that trial production of gas from the LS36-1 gas field in the East China Sea has now begun.

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.

Offshore Oil Field Development: Latin America

Statoil awarded license offshore Colombia

Statoil has been awarded interest in the COL4 license offshore Colombia in the Caribbean Sea in the 2014 Colombia Licensing Round.

AMEC to work on design for Sea Lion platform offshore the Falklands

Premier Oil has awarded a front-end engineering and design (FEED) contract to AMEC for the TLP for the Sea Lion oilfield development in the offshore North Falkland basin.

Solan set for offshore construction phase

Premier Oil says construction and onshore commissioning of the platform for its Solan oilfield development West of Shetland are nearing completion.

McDermott completes Ayatsil-B platform in Bay of Campeche

McDermott International Inc. has completed the Ayatsil-B offshore drilling platform for PEMEX in the Bay of Campeche Ayatsil field.

BG addresses water volumes at Dolphin field offshore Trinidad

BG has commissioned consultancy Xodus Group to perform a $3.4- million front-end engineering design study for the Dolphin field offshore Trinidad.

Petrobras approved to produce surplus volumes for presalt areas

Brazil's National Energy Policy Council (CNPE) has approved to directly contract Petrobras to produce the volume that exceeds what has been contracted under the transfer of rights agreement at four presalt areas – Buzios, Iara Surround, Florim, and Tupi Northeast.

Eni signs agreements for Perla field

Eni has signed strategic agreements concerning the development of Perla field, which PDVSA says is one of the largest worldwide discoveries of the last decade.

Petrobras starts up production platform P-62 offshore in Campos basin

Petrobras has started production platform P-62, one of the strategic projects of the company’s 2014-2018 Business and Management Plan, on May 12 in Roncador field, Campos basin.

PEMEX awards multi-year seismic data processing contract to ION

ION Geophysical Corp. reports that its GX Technology (GXT) group has won a multi-year contract with PEMEX. GXT is providing a range of seismic data processing for multiple offshore and onshore surveys over the next three years.

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