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More ESPs possible for Didon wells offshore Tunisia

Installation of the first electrical submersible pump (ESP) in the Didon field offshore Tunisia is expected to start later this month, according to partner PA Resources (PAR).

Eni and partners reach milestone offshore Angola

Eni and its partners have met a key milestone toward first oil of West Hub development project. The N’Goma FPSO is set to sail to the offshore site block 15/06 in Angola to begin mooring and hook-up operations.

McDermott awarded offshore Megalodon platform installation in Gulf of Mexico

A McDermott International Inc. subsidiary will provide transportation and installation services to Walter Oil & Gas Corp. for the Megalodon platform destined for South Timbalier block 311 in the Gulf of Mexico.

Sembawang Shipyard to convert Kaombo deepwater floaters

Saipem France has contracted Sembawang Shipyard to convert two VLCCs to turret-moored FPSOs for the Total-operated Kaombo project, 150 km (93 mi) offshore Angola.

Det norske outlines Johan Sverdrup power needs

Around 100 MW of power will be supplied from the Norwegian mainland to the Johan Sverdrup riser platform in the North Sea, according to partner Det norske oljeselskap.

Partners ponder North West Shelf subsea tieback

Front-end engineering design continues for Persephone, the next major offshore development in Australia’s North West Shelf.

Trelleborg supplies floatover solutions offshore Myanmar

Trelleborg’s engineered products operation has supplied a range of custom floatover solutions to the Saipem Zawtika project offshore Myanmar.

Black Elk Energy enters into PSA with Renaissance Offshore

Black Elk Energy Offshore Operations LLC has entered into a purchase and sale agreement with Renaissance Offshore LLC. Under the agreement, Renaissance will acquire interests in nine fields in the Gulf of Mexico.

HHI platforms to triple production from Nasr field offshore UAE

Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) has a letter of award from ADMA-OPCO for a $1.94-billion contract for the Nasr oil field, 130 km (81 mi) northwest of Abu Dhabi.

Synectics adds Clair Ridge project to North Sea portfolio

Synectics has designed and delivered an end-to-end surveillance solution for Clair Ridge – the £4.5 billion ($7.7 billion) second-phase development project in the North Sea’s Clair field.

Offshore Oil Field Development: North Sea & Europe

Det norske outlines Johan Sverdrup power needs

Around 100 MW of power will be supplied from the Norwegian mainland to the Johan Sverdrup riser platform in the North Sea, according to partner Det norske oljeselskap.

Synectics adds Clair Ridge project to North Sea portfolio

Synectics has designed and delivered an end-to-end surveillance solution for Clair Ridge – the £4.5 billion ($7.7 billion) second-phase development project in the North Sea’s Clair field.

Aibel receives Oseberg contract for new living quarters

- Aibel has received a contract from Statoil for the hook-up of new living quarters to the Oseberg C platform in the North Sea. 

Statoil gets go ahead for new Barents Sea wildcat

Statoil has clearance from the Norwegian Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) for exploration drilling in the Barents Sea.

Solan set for offshore construction phase

Premier Oil says construction and onshore commissioning of the platform for its Solan oilfield development West of Shetland are nearing completion.

South October nears start-up in Gulf of Suez

Dana expects to bring onstream the South October oil field development in the Gulf of Suez this summer.

ConocoPhillips adds well to HP/HT Jade development in North Sea

ConocoPhillips has achieved first production from an appraisal well that extends the limits of the Jade gas/condensate field in the J-Area of the UK North Sea.

Aibel in line to build North Sea Bentley platform

Xcite Energy Resources has a memorandum of understanding with Norwegian fabricator Aibel concerning the heavy-oil Bentley field in the UK northern North Sea.

RDS wins Sverdrup offshore drilling platform FEED

Aker Solutions has contracted RDS to provide front-end engineering and design (FEED) work on Statoil’s Johan Sverdrup field drilling platform in the Norwegian North Sea.

Technip to supply subsea pipelines for Edradour west of Shetland

Total E&P UK has awarded Technip a services contract for the newly launched Edradour subsea development 75 km (47 mi) northwest of the Shetland Islands in around 300 m (984 ft) of water. 

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