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LLOG Exploration updates GOM operations

LLOG Bluewater, a joint venture between LLOG Exploration LLC and Blackstone Energy Partners, has completed installing the Delta House floating production system in Mississippi Canyon 254.

FMC subsea equipment to tie in Laggan-Tormore satellites

Total has contracted FMC Technologies for subsea systems for the Edradour and Glenlivet fields in the UK’s west of Shetland area.

KBR to support Statoil field developments

Statoil has awarded KBR a three-year master services agreement (MSA) for engineering and procurement services worldwide.

Husky targets first oil from South White Rose in early 2015

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

NEL invests in wet-gas test facility

NEL has invested in excess of £500,000 ($800,862) in the development of its Glasgow-based wet-gas facility.

Baker Hughes joins North Sea Bentley development team

Xcite Energy Resources has a memorandum of understanding with Baker Hughes to provide oilfield services for the heavy-oil Bentley project in the UK northern North Sea.

Norway’s high taxes hinder Arctic oil viability

States and international oil companies are banking on the Arctic as a major source of future oil and gas production, but the high costs and risks involved with operations in the area mean that an attractive fiscal regime is essential if developments are to be commercially viable, says an analyst with research and consulting firm GlobalData.

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 plans 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.

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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