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Golden Eagle nearing startup in North Sea

Suncor Energy expects first oil from the Nexen-operated Golden Eagle project in the UK central North Sea before year-end.

InterMoor completes Red Hawk spar decommissioning contract

InterMoor, an Acteon company, has completed its contract supporting the decommissioning of Anadarko Petroleum Corp.’s Red Hawk spar in the Gulf of Mexico.

DONG Energy updates on divestiture, joint development with Total

DONG Energy has agreed to divest 5% of the UK Edradour field to Total E&P UK Ltd., which will result in an aligned DONG Energy participation of 20% in the four UK West of Shetland fields: Laggan, Tormore, Edradour, and Glenlivet. DONG Energy and Total have decided on a joint development of the Edradour and Glenlivet fields, by way of tie-in to the Laggan and Tormore infrastructure.

PGNiG set for stake in Gina Krog project offshore Norway

Total E&P Norge has agreed to sell interests in various North Sea fields to Poland’s PGNiG Upstream International for $317 million.

Petrobas’ P-66 platform’s first modules ready for load-out

The P-66 platform’s first modules are ready and loaded on the Sao Tome barge, Petrobras reported.

Tap provides Manora oil development update

Tap Oil Ltd. has provided an update on the Manora oil development in the northern Gulf of Thailand, in which TAP holds 30% interest.

 

Atkins wins contracts to support ADMA-OPCO

Abu Dhabi Marine Operating Co. (ADMA-OPCO) has awarded Atkins two contracts worth more than $3 million for offshore structural analysis services that will support the safe life extension of existing critical infrastructure.

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.

Offshore Oil Field Development: Middle East

Atkins wins contracts to support ADMA-OPCO

Abu Dhabi Marine Operating Co. (ADMA-OPCO) has awarded Atkins two contracts worth more than $3 million for offshore structural analysis services that will support the safe life extension of existing critical infrastructure.

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 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.

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