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Statoil proves new oil in Grane area of North Sea

Operator Statoil, together with with its PL169 partners, has proved new oil resources in the D-structure in the vicinity of the Grane field in the North Sea.

Heerema-AF consortium plan to use hybrid removal technique for North Sea Murchison platform

Heerema Marine Contractors has issued more details of its plans to remove CNR International’s Murchison oil field platform in the UK northern North Sea.

Dragon prepares for 3D seismic campaign offshore Egypt

Dragon Oil has invited bids from contractors to acquire 3D seismic over a 100-sq km (38.6-sq mi) area in block 19 East Zeit Bay in the Gulf of Suez offshore Egypt.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Offshore Oil Field Development: Middle East

Dragon prepares for 3D seismic campaign offshore Egypt

Dragon Oil has invited bids from contractors to acquire 3D seismic over a 100-sq km (38.6-sq mi) area in block 19 East Zeit Bay in the Gulf of Suez offshore Egypt.

South Pars Phase 13 jacket heads offshore Iran

The fourth platform jacket for Phase 13 of the South Pars gas field development has been has been loaded out, according to new service Shana.

NIDC expands Kish field development offshore Iran

National Iranian Drilling Co. (NIDC) has completed 85% of a new development drilling campaign at the Kish field in the Persian Gulf, according to news service Shana.

Amarinth pumps to lift seawater to drilling rigs offshore UAE

Amarinth has won a contract to supply 16 API 610 super-duplex pumps for ADMA-OPCO’s Satah al-Razboot (SARB) offshore oil field development, 200 km (124 mi) northwest of Abu Dhabi.

Phase 22 pipeline in place at South Pars field offshore Iran

Iranian Offshore Engineering and Construction Co. (IOEC) has completed 110 km (68 mi) of subsea pipelay operations at the South Pars gas field Phase 22 development in the Persian Gulf.

Dana secures financing for Zora development

Dana Gas has secured $100 million of financing to develop the offshore Zora gas field, and first production is expected early next year, Reuters reported.

Iran expects January start-up for South Pars 17 platform

Gas produced at Platform A of South Pars Phase 17 in the Persian Gulf is expected to start flowing to Iran’s national gas grid in January. 

Smooth load-out for ADMA-OPCO platform decks

Lift & Shift Engineering Middle East (LSEME) has completed multiple load-outs in Oman of decks for ADMA-OPCO’s Umm Lulu/Umm Kaasar project offshore Abu Dhabi.

More South Pars phases near start-up in Persian Gulf

Phase 16 of the South Pars gas field development is undergoing a start-up safety review, according to Iranian news service Shana.

South Pars Phase 18 nears first gas production

Phase 18 of the South Pars gas field in the Persian Gulf is expected to deliver 500 MMcf/d (14 MMcm/d) of gas within two months, according to Iranian news service Shana.

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