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Kongsberg to supply systems for BW Offshore FPSO

Kongsberg Maritime Engineering will deliver an integrated control and safety system for the new BW Offshore Catcher FPSO.

ONS 2014: Johan Sverdrup in final planning stages

More platforms could be featured in later phases of the Johan Sverdrup development in the central Norwegian North Sea.

Mzia well test supports potential hub development offshore Tanzania

BG Group plc reports that results from a recently completed second drillstem test on the Mzia discovery in block 1 offshore southern Tanzania provided further support for a hub development to supply a potential onshore LNG project.

Dong expects production delays in Hejre, Laggan-Tormore

DONG E&P UK Ltd. updates North Sea operations.  

ONS 2014: Statoil moves to prove more gas at Aasta Hansteen

Statoil plans to drill three exploration wells during 2014-15 in an attempt to prove more gas for the deepwater Aasta Hansteen field development in the Norwegian Sea.

TGS to begin new 3D survey offshore Sierra Leone

TGS is set to begin acquisition of a 3D multi-client survey offshore Sierra Leone, and is chartering the 12-streamer Polarcus Alima for this survey.  

 

ONS 2014: Wood Mackenzie sees positives for incremental projects offshore Norway

A new analysis released by Wood Mackenzie at ONS 2014 examines the role incremental offshore projects could play in Norway over the next 10 years and sees spending of $200 billion in upstream development.

CNOOC begins Wenchang 13-6 oil production

CNOOC Ltd. reports that its Wenchang 13-6 oil field has begun production. CNOOC holds 100% of the field and acts as operator.

Bureau Veritas to class and certify Kaombo FPSOs

Saipem has awarded Bureau Veritas a contract to provide classification and certification services for the two Kaombo FPSOs offshore Angola.

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.

Offshore Oil Field Development: Middle East

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.

Rig turnover continues at CCA fields in Caspian Sea

The jackup Elima has completed the Dzheitune (Lam) A/190 development well on the Cheleken Contract Area offshore Turkmenistan for Dragon Oil, and will next drill the Dzheitune (Lam) 28/192 well.

Drilling awards imminent for Zora gas field development offshore UAE

Development work on the Zora gas field offshore the UAE is progressing well, according to operator Dana Gas.

Tamar Southwest development plan blocked

Delek Group says the partners in the Tamar I/12 lease offshore Israel have filed a petition to the Israeli High Court.

KBR to engineer Al Nasr oil field expansion offshore Abu Dhabi

Hyundai Heavy Industries has issued a letter of award to KBR to perform engineering design services for ADMA-OPCO’s Al-Nasr full field development project offshore Abu Dhabi.

BP assigns Shah Deniz maintenance management to Petrofac

BP has contracted Petrofac for maintenance work for the Shah Deniz Stage 2 project in the Azeri sector of the Caspian Sea.

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.

Expanded Forouzan complex offshore Iran avoids flaring

Petroiran Development Co. has completed its development program of the offshore Forouzan oil field which Iran shares with Saudi Arabia

South October nears start-up in Gulf of Suez

Dana expects to bring onstream the South October oil field development in the Gulf of Suez this summer.

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