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Most Recent Offshore Oil Field Development

Second deepwater Liwan pipelay under way offshore China

Construction vessels have started work offshore China installing a second deepwater production pipeline from the main Liwan 3-1 field to the Liwan shallow-water central platform. 

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.

Offshore Oil Field Development: Middle East

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.

Iran considers new island-based offshore hub

National Iranian Oil Co. (NIOC) plans to develop oil and gas fields offshore Qeshm Island in southern Iran, with a view to create an energy hub on the island within 10 years. 

Penspen to oversee Umm Shaif expansion offshore Abu Dhabi

Penspen will provide project management consultancy services to ADMA OPCO for additional gas supply from the Umm Shaif super complex offshore Abu Dhabi.

More platforms head to Forouzan offshore Iran

Oil production from the Forouzan field in the Persian Gulf is expected to rise to 40,000 b/d in August following installation of two wellhead platforms, says a report by Iranian news service Shana.

BG in talks on Israel-Egypt subsea gas pipeline

BG International is in negotiations to take gas from the deepwater Leviathan field offshore Israel to Egypt.

New platforms, pipelines planned for Forouzan offshore Iran

Production from the Forouzan oil field in the Persian Gulf is expected to double in the next two years following the addition of new facilities, according to a report by news service Shana.

Lamprell wins modules contract for Zakum project offshore Abu Dhabi

Petrofac Emirates has commissioned Lamprell to fabricate 29 modules for ADNOC subsidiary ZADCO’s Upper Zakum, UZ750 (EPC-2) field development offshore Abu Dhabi.

Pipeline to expand production from Hangam field offshore Iran

Iranian Offshore Oil Co. (IOOC) plans to increase production from the offshore Hangam oil field in the Strait of Hormuz.

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