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North Sea Hejre jacket loaded out

Heerema Fabrication Group has skidded the 8,500-ton launch jacket for DONG Energy’s Hejre field platform onto a barge at the quayside in Vlissingen.

Prysmian to engineer offshore Zakum subsea power conversion

Emirates Holding has awarded Prysmian Group a $41.4-million contract for ADMA-OPCO’s Zakum oil field offshore Abu Dhabi.

Premier commissions drilling templates for North Sea Catcher project

Aquaterra Energy has won a contract valued at up to $16.8 million to design and build six drill center templates (DCTs) for Premier Oil’s Catcher development in the UK central North Sea.

Neptune Marine receives contract for work on Ichthys

McDermott has awarded Neptune Marine Services Ltd. a survey and ROV contract on the Ichthys LNG project.

Côte d’Ivoire amends PSCs to blocks CI-509, CI-513

African Petroleum Côte d’Ivoire Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of African Petroleum Corp. Ltd., and the government of Côte d’Ivoire have agreed on amendments to the production sharing contracts related to blocks CI-509 and CI-513.

Ocean Installer to manage North Sea Dunlin subsea construction

Fairfield Energy has contracted Ocean Installer for dive support and light subsea construction work at the Dunlin field in the UK northern North Sea.

Dragon Oil expands offshore Turkmenistan drilling fleet

Dragon Oil has three drilling rigs operating in the Cheleken Contract Area of the Turkmen sector of the Caspian Sea, with Land Rig 2 expected to start drilling before mid-year.

PUQ deck departs UAE for Golden Eagle in North Sea

Lamprell has completed the production, utilities, and quarters (PUQ) deck for Nexen Petroleum’s Golden Eagle area development platform in the UK central North Sea.

Technip wins Kaombo umbilical contract

Angoflex Ltda (owned jointly with Sonangol) and Technip subsidiary DUCO Ltd., has won a lump-sum contract from Total E&P Angola.

Aibel to engineer North Sea Catcher topsides

Aibel’s Singapore office will perform topside engineering services for Premier Oil’s Catcher project in the UK central North Sea with BW Offshore Singapore.

Offshore Oil Field Development: North Sea & Europe

North Sea Hejre jacket loaded out

Heerema Fabrication Group has skidded the 8,500-ton launch jacket for DONG Energy’s Hejre field platform onto a barge at the quayside in Vlissingen.

Premier commissions drilling templates for North Sea Catcher project

Aquaterra Energy has won a contract valued at up to $16.8 million to design and build six drill center templates (DCTs) for Premier Oil’s Catcher development in the UK central North Sea.

Ocean Installer to manage North Sea Dunlin subsea construction

Fairfield Energy has contracted Ocean Installer for dive support and light subsea construction work at the Dunlin field in the UK northern North Sea.

PUQ deck departs UAE for Golden Eagle in North Sea

Lamprell has completed the production, utilities, and quarters (PUQ) deck for Nexen Petroleum’s Golden Eagle area development platform in the UK central North Sea.

Aibel to engineer North Sea Catcher topsides

Aibel’s Singapore office will perform topside engineering services for Premier Oil’s Catcher project in the UK central North Sea with BW Offshore Singapore.

Production stimulation measures under review for North Sea Breagh gas field

Production has been shut down at the Breagh facilities in the UK southern North Sea to remove fouling within the slug catchers and to replace level control instrumentation.

FMC wins BP contract for subsea systems

FMC Technologies Inc. has received an order from BP to supply subsea systems for BP’s Shah Deniz Stage 2 project in the Caspian Sea. The order has an estimated value of $322 million.

ASV demonstrates C-Worker subsea capabilities

Autonomous Surface Vehicles (ASV) Ltd. has recently demonstrated its C-Worker in Houston. More than 40 major oil and gas companies were represented at the two-day demonstration of the new unmanned surface vehicle.

Trio to refine platform design for North Sea Bentley development

Xcite Energy Resources has agreed to collaborate with AMEC and Ove Arup & Partners on platform design studies for the Bentley project in the UK northern North Sea.

Careful planning precedes successful platform installation at Ekofisk

The Ekofisk field, operated by ConocoPhillips Norway, is located in the southern part of the Norwegian North Sea. The field has been in operation for more than 40 years. Upon hook-up and commissioning in 1Q 2014, the new 2/4L accommodation platform will be the world’s largest offshore living quarters platform and will serve as a safe haven for the Ekofisk complex staff.

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