Most Recent Offshore Oil Field Development

Development drilling to accelerate at South Pars Phase 13

Tue, Jun 30, 2015 Drilling is expected to speed up at Phase 13 of the South Pars gas field development in the Persian Gulf following delivery of three new drilling r...

Samsung to construct Johan Sverdrup process, riser decks

Tue, Jun 30, 2015 Statoil has contracted Samsung to build the decks for the process and riser platforms for the Johan Sverdrup field in the central Norwegian North S...

Subsea cables deliver power to offshore Safaniya upgrade project

Tue, Jun 30, 2015

Saudi Aramco has connected a 230-kV, 46-km (28.6-mi) submarine composite cable to the TP-20 tie-in platform offshore Saudi Arabia.

Technip to engineer deepwater Libra FPSO topsides

Tue, Jun 30, 2015 Jurong Shipyard has awarded Technip a detailed engineering and procurement services contract for the Libra field FPSO topsides in the Santos basin ...

Statoil to convert Gullfaks wells for Shetland/Lista development

Tue, Jun 30, 2015 Statoil has submitted an amendment to the plan for development and operations for the Gullfaks license in the North Sea to Norway’s Ministry of Pet...

Partners complete Zarat development studies

Tue, Jun 30, 2015

PA Resources and ETAP have completed work on a full-field life development plan for the Zarat southern tract offshore Tunisia.

Winterized compressors heading to Shah Deniz platform

Tue, Jun 30, 2015 Atlas Copco Compressors has delivered a 50-metric ton (55-ton) air compressor package to Baku for installation on a platform on the Shah Deniz fiel...

First steel cut for Johan Sverdrup jacket, template

Mon, Jun 29, 2015

Construction work has started on facilities for the Statoil-operated Johan Sverdrup project in the central Norwegian North Sea.

OneSubsea to supply subsea trees for Shah Deniz 2

Fri, Jun 26, 2015 OneSubsea, a Cameron (NYSE: CAM) and Schlumberger (NYSE:SLB) company, has won a contract totaling more than $60 million for the BP-operated Shah De...

Thialf completes first BP Clair Ridge platform assembly

Thu, Jun 25, 2015 Heerema’s heavy-lift vessel Thialf has installed the new quarters and utilities (QU) topsides modules for the new Clair Ridge QU platform west...

Offshore Oil Field Development: North Sea & Europe

Samsung to construct Johan Sverdrup process, riser decks

Statoil has contracted Samsung to build the decks for the process and riser platforms for the Johan Sverdrup field in the central Norwegian North Sea.

Statoil to convert Gullfaks wells for Shetland/Lista development

Statoil has submitted an amendment to the plan for development and operations for the Gullfaks license in the North Sea to Norway’s Ministry of Petroleum and Energy. 

First steel cut for Johan Sverdrup jacket, template

Construction work has started on facilities for the Statoil-operated Johan Sverdrup project in the central Norwegian North Sea.

Thialf completes first BP Clair Ridge platform assembly

Heerema’s heavy-lift vessel Thialf has installed the new quarters and utilities (QU) topsides modules for the new Clair Ridge QU platform west of Shetland.

First Subsea to supply relatchable bend stiffener connector for Gina Krog FSO

First Subsea is to supply a relatchable bend stiffener connector to NOV Completion & Production Solutions for a flexible production riser at Statoil’s Gina Krog turret-moored FSO in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea. 

Optimus providing North Sea decommissioning training

Optimus Seventh Generation has secured its first decommissioning contract from an unnamed major North Sea operator.

Goliat moves into final commissioning phase in Barents Sea

Final preparations are under way for start-up later this summer of the circular Goliat FPSO in the Norwegian sector of the Barents Sea.

Gina Krog jacket sails to Norway

Heerema Fabrication Group has completed the 17,000 ton-plus jacket for Statoil’s Gina Krog field in the central Norwegian North Sea.

Subsea infrastructure taking shape at Aasta Hansteen off mid-Norway

Three subsea templates have been installed ahead of schedule at the Aasta Hansteen field in the Norwegian Sea in 1,300 m (4,265 ft) of water.

Gassco gets approval to operate Johan Sverdrup gas pipeline

The Norwegian parliament (Storting) has approved Statoil’s plan for development and operation of the Johan Sverdrup field in the North Sea.

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