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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.

MWCC conducts first system integration test on Eagle Texas

As deepwater basin exploration and development activity increases, so does the need for more capable and reliable equipment and innovative technology – two subjects of technical sessions at the recent 2014 SPE Deepwater Drilling and Completions Conference in Galveston, Texas.

Cylindrical floater in consideration for Bream offshore Norway

Premier Oil Norway AS has awarded Sevan Marine a front-end engineering and design contract for the Bream field development in the Norwegian central North Sea.

IKM to support Goliat preparations in Barents Sea

Eni Norge has contracted IKM Testing for services on the Goliat field development in the Barents Sea.

North Sea Butch nears concept selection

Centrica is working on three development alternatives for its Butch oil discovery in the Norwegian North Sea, according to partner Faroe Petroleum.

Compressors extend lifespan of Statoil fields offshore Norway

A new compressor began operating last week on the Statoil-operated Kvitebjørn field platform in the Norwegian North Sea.

Eni reports new oil discovery offshore Angola

Eni has made a new oil discovery in block 15/06, in the Ochigufu exploration prospect, in deep water offshore Angola. Oghigufu is the 10th commercial oil discovery made in block 15/06. The new discovery is estimated to contain 300 MMbbl of oil in place.

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.

Jee secures BP contract extension

Jee Ltd. has signed a three-year contract renewal with BP potentially valued in excess of £4.5 million ($7.3 million).

Riser towers deployed for second block 17 deepwater project

In June, Total started production from CLOV, its fourth large-scale deepwater development in block 17 offshore Angola. The basic concept follows the previous three models, with produced oil and gas routed via a network of subsea wells and interlinked flowlines to a spread-moored FPSO. CLOV is the second project after Girassol to connect the risers to the FPSO via hybrid riser towers designed and supplied by Subsea 7, the sole specialist in this technology.

Offshore Oil Field Development: Middle East

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.

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.

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