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Development of a subsea recommended safety practice

API RP 14C has long been the standard for "Analysis, Design, Installation, and Testing of Basic Surface Safety Systems for Offshore Production Platforms."

Subsea power grid accelerating transfer of topsides functions to seafloor

Siemens is close to completing an initial test program on the four main components of a proposed subsea power distribution hub. The Subsea Power Grid will be connected on the seafloor to an array of new equipment emerging for subsea production, processing, and boosting. This should facilitate expansion of field development into deeper water, longer step-outs, and more demanding production environments.

Industry shows renewed interest in float-over installation-full

Float-over installation has become an attractive alternative to heavy-lift crane installation for offshore construction, as increasing size and weight of offshore platform topsides continually exceed the lifting capacity of cranes. Dockwise Ltd. analyzed topsides installation trends from 2005 to 2012, and found that the demand for cost-effective and more flexible alternatives to crane installations has been the driving force behind float-over installation using semisubmersible heavy transport vessels.

Reservoir modeling: revising uncertainty quantification and workflows

Technology to support a better reservoir understanding is available. Operators can continuously update models everywhere in the workflow, from seismic to simulation. A combination of powerful hardware, an intelligent visualization-driven framework for computation and data-management, and a model-driven software approach to interpreting and modeling workflows can properly support reservoir modeling demands.

From the archives: CDI completing first deepwater decommissioning

Selected from the October 1999 issue of Offshore, this article describes Cal Dive Inc.'s journey to complete the Cooper field, the first deepwater subsea decommissioning project in the Gulf of Mexico.

KD consortium wins offshore Mozambique FLNG FEED

Eni East Africa has contracted the KD consortium of KBR and Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering for front-end engineering and design (FEED) for an FLNG facility.

Heerema to build North Sea Culzean wellhead platform

Maersk Oil North Sea UK has awarded Heerema an engineering, procurement, and construction contract for the wellhead platform for the Culzean ultra-high-pressure/high-temperature gas field in the central UK North Sea.

Wood Group takes on pre-FEED for Snorre TLP

Statoil has awarded Wood Group Mustang a pre-front-end engineering and design (pre-FEED) contract for the proposed Snorre C TLP in the Norwegian North Sea.

More gas processes are heading offshore

Large amounts of oil and gas reserves are in remote offshore locations.

Versabar completes Balam-A topsides installation offshore Mexico

Versabar has completed the installation of the 2,850-ton topsides for the Balam-A wellhead platform in the Bay of Campeche for PEMEX. 

Offshore Oil Field Development: Latin America

Versabar completes Balam-A topsides installation offshore Mexico

Versabar has completed the installation of the 2,850-ton topsides for the Balam-A wellhead platform in the Bay of Campeche for PEMEX. 

Odebrecht/Teekay to supply Libra well test floater

Petrobras and its partners in the Libra consortium have signed a letter of intent with Odebrecht/Teekay for the charter of an FPSO-type platform.

Online exclusive: Mexico’s 2015 Round 1 auction bid is approaching

Mexico is slated to host its first public auction bid, Round 1 in 1Q 2015, and expects to see international and private oil firms vie for rights to 109 blocks.

Drilling begins on Libra field offshore Brazil

With a target depth of 5,850 m (19,193 ft), the first appraisal well was spudded on Libra field off the coast of Brazil in early August.

Technip awarded EPIC contract for Juniper field

BP Trinidad and Tobago LLC has awarded Technip an engineering, procurement, installation, and commissioning lump-sum contract for the development of the Juniper project off the southeast coast of Trinidad.

 

Petrobras issues update on three presalt fields

Petrobras has submitted a declaration of commerciality for oil and gas fields in the Sul de Guará, Nordeste de Tupi, and Florim areas in the presalt Santos basin.

RDS to analyze Sea Lion drilling needs

AMEC has awarded RDS a drilling front-end engineering and design (FEED) contract for Premier Oil’s Sea Lion development in the offshore North Falklands basin.

Petrobras contracts Wood Group Kenny for Lapa subsea studies

Petrobras has awarded Wood Group Kenny (WGK) two contracts with a total value of over $2 million.

More contracts awarded for Sea Lion offshore Falklands

Premier Oil has updated progress on the Sea Lion project, the first field development offshore the Falkland Islands.

BP approves new gas project offshore Trinidad

BP Trinidad and Tobago has sanctioned the offshore Juniper gas project.

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