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Membrane system to cleanse gas streams at Catcher FPSO in North Sea

BW Offshore has contracted Honeywell subsidiary UOP LLC to supply equipment to remove contaminants from natural gas aboard the FPSO that will serve the Catcher project in the UK central North Sea.

BOEM to modernize financial assurance and risk management

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has issued an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Risk Management, Financial Assurance, and Loss Prevention to seek public input as it considers modernizing its risk management program and bonding regulations for offshore oil and gas operations on the outer continental shelf.

WorleyParsons to manage North West Shelf brownfield needs

Woodside Petroleum has awarded WorleyParsons an engineering, procurement, and construction management services (EPCM) contract for the North West Shelf project offshore Western Australia.

Gulf brownfield project addresses safety challenges and solutions

The Auger/Cardamom tie-in project presented numerous safety challenges, including weight and stability issues, tight tolerances, and large structural and equipment additions. Solutions to these challenges included use of laser scanning technology, pre-planning with hazard assessments and constructability reviews, weight mitigation efforts, and continual interface on safety issues with all project phase participants. Video conferencing tools were frequently used to link design with operations and construction. Project operator Shell worked with Jacobs Engineering to incorporate safety values and processes into every phase to produce solid project results.

Shell takes charge of oil-prospective UK blocks

Sterling Resources has transferred operatorship of two UK central North Sea licenses to Shell UK following a farm-in deal.

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.

North Sea Valemon project extends Statoil's HP/HT portfolio

Statoil is on track to bring Valemon onstream later this year in the North Sea, the latest in a series of high-pressure/high-temperature (HP/HT) gas field developments in the Norwegian sector. The project draws on the company's growing experience of HP/HT fields and makes good use of existing infrastructure.

Collaborative research assesses future needs of UK decommissioning sector

In UK waters alone, the projected spend on decommissioning over the next 25 years is $69.6 billion. Decom North Sea, Scottish Enterprise, and Accenture collaborated to produce what is the most detailed assessment of the current state of the sector. The research examines key aspects of decommissioning activity in the coming years and makes what is believed to be the first independent assessment of current industry capability.

Operators warm to uHP/HT clusters as way forward for UK central North Sea

UK offshore production is in decline and the government has introduced a series of tax allowances to encourage development of problematic or marginal fields. In March's annual Budget speech, Chancellor George Osborne announced proposals for a new allowance for ultra-high-pressure/high-temperature (uHP/HT) field clusters. Osborne's announcement followed one of the recommendations in Sir Ian Wood's review published earlier this year of the UK's long-term needs as a hydrocarbons-producing province.

Large Shell Prelude turret piece sets sail for Samsung

The largest single piece of the mooring turret for Shell’s Prelude FLNG project offshore Australia is on its way from Dubai to the Samsung Heavy Industries shipyard in Geoje, South Korea.

Offshore Oil Field Development: North Sea & Europe

Membrane system to cleanse gas streams at Catcher FPSO in North Sea

BW Offshore has contracted Honeywell subsidiary UOP LLC to supply equipment to remove contaminants from natural gas aboard the FPSO that will serve the Catcher project in the UK central North Sea.

Shell takes charge of oil-prospective UK blocks

Sterling Resources has transferred operatorship of two UK central North Sea licenses to Shell UK following a farm-in deal.

North Sea Valemon project extends Statoil's HP/HT portfolio

Statoil is on track to bring Valemon onstream later this year in the North Sea, the latest in a series of high-pressure/high-temperature (HP/HT) gas field developments in the Norwegian sector. The project draws on the company's growing experience of HP/HT fields and makes good use of existing infrastructure.

Collaborative research assesses future needs of UK decommissioning sector

In UK waters alone, the projected spend on decommissioning over the next 25 years is $69.6 billion. Decom North Sea, Scottish Enterprise, and Accenture collaborated to produce what is the most detailed assessment of the current state of the sector. The research examines key aspects of decommissioning activity in the coming years and makes what is believed to be the first independent assessment of current industry capability.

Operators warm to uHP/HT clusters as way forward for UK central North Sea

UK offshore production is in decline and the government has introduced a series of tax allowances to encourage development of problematic or marginal fields. In March's annual Budget speech, Chancellor George Osborne announced proposals for a new allowance for ultra-high-pressure/high-temperature (uHP/HT) field clusters. Osborne's announcement followed one of the recommendations in Sir Ian Wood's review published earlier this year of the UK's long-term needs as a hydrocarbons-producing province.

UKCS regulatory and fiscal regimes prepare for changes, Scottish referendum

The UK continental shelf (UKCS) is receiving a significant level of focus from a legal standpoint, and the regulatory regime for offshore oil and gas in the UK is expected to change significantly for two main reasons.

Kongsberg to do Johan Castberg pre-FEED study

Kongsberg Oil & Gas Technologies has won a contract for the extended concept study and pre-front-end engineering and design (pre-FEED) for Statoil’s Johan Castberg project in the Norwegian Barents Sea.

EnQuest continues offshore UK exploration and development programs

EnQuest has issued a review of its UK North Sea development and exploration programs.

Heerema-AF Gruppen in line for Murchison platform removal

CNR International (UK) has awarded the Heerema-AF Gruppen consortium a letter of intent to remove and dispose of the Murchison platform in the UK northern North Sea.

INTECSEA starts subsea studies on Culzean in North Sea

INTECSEA’s UK office has started to perform the subsea front-end engineering and design (FEED) for Maersk Oil UK’s Culzean ultra-high pressure/high-temperature development in the central North Sea.

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