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IKM to support Goliat preparations in Barents Sea

Eni Norge has contracted IKM Testing for services on the Goliat field development in the Barents Sea.

North Sea Butch nears concept selection

Centrica is working on three development alternatives for its Butch oil discovery in the Norwegian North Sea, according to partner Faroe Petroleum.

Compressors extend lifespan of Statoil fields offshore Norway

A new compressor began operating last week on the Statoil-operated Kvitebjørn field platform in the Norwegian North Sea.

Eni reports new oil discovery offshore Angola

Eni has made a new oil discovery in block 15/06, in the Ochigufu exploration prospect, in deep water offshore Angola. Oghigufu is the 10th commercial oil discovery made in block 15/06. The new discovery is estimated to contain 300 MMbbl of oil in place.

Drilling begins on Libra field offshore Brazil

With a target depth of 5,850 m (19,193 ft), the first appraisal well was spudded on Libra field off the coast of Brazil in early August.

Jee secures BP contract extension

Jee Ltd. has signed a three-year contract renewal with BP potentially valued in excess of £4.5 million ($7.3 million).

Riser towers deployed for second block 17 deepwater project

In June, Total started production from CLOV, its fourth large-scale deepwater development in block 17 offshore Angola. The basic concept follows the previous three models, with produced oil and gas routed via a network of subsea wells and interlinked flowlines to a spread-moored FPSO. CLOV is the second project after Girassol to connect the risers to the FPSO via hybrid riser towers designed and supplied by Subsea 7, the sole specialist in this technology.

Integrated software helps optimize FPSO design

Reducing the weight of an offshore platform's topsides is critical when considering the overall economics of a project. Designing and fabricating topsides that reduce the number of modules required – thereby reducing the weight – helps control costs and schedules during the early phase of design. To help with this task, operators are searching for the newest software to incorporate all of the topsides requirements during the designing process. 

Petroceltic re-states case for appraisal drilling offshore Italy

Petroceltic has re-submitted its environmental impact assessment (EIA) for the Elsa-2 appraisal well in the Italian sector of the Adriatic Sea.

SBM Offshore announces Thunder Hawk tiebacks

SBM Offshore has signed a production handling agreement with Noble Energy to produce the Big Bend and Dantzler fields to the Thunder Hawk DeepDraft semi located in 6,060 ft (1,847 m) of water in the Gulf of Mexico.

Offshore Oil Field Development: North Sea & Europe

IKM to support Goliat preparations in Barents Sea

Eni Norge has contracted IKM Testing for services on the Goliat field development in the Barents Sea.

North Sea Butch nears concept selection

Centrica is working on three development alternatives for its Butch oil discovery in the Norwegian North Sea, according to partner Faroe Petroleum.

Compressors extend lifespan of Statoil fields offshore Norway

A new compressor began operating last week on the Statoil-operated Kvitebjørn field platform in the Norwegian North Sea.

Jee secures BP contract extension

Jee Ltd. has signed a three-year contract renewal with BP potentially valued in excess of £4.5 million ($7.3 million).

Petroceltic re-states case for appraisal drilling offshore Italy

Petroceltic has re-submitted its environmental impact assessment (EIA) for the Elsa-2 appraisal well in the Italian sector of the Adriatic Sea.

Up to 50 wells for Johan Sverdrup

Two of the partners in the Johan Sverdrup project in the central Norwegian North Sea have issued more details of the probable development scheme.

More topsides head to V. Filanovsky in Caspian Sea

LUKOIL says transportation has started of the topsides for the riser block to the Vladimir Filanovsky field development in the Russian sector of the Caspian Sea.

Danish operators outline new offshore development proposals

Two companies have submitted proposals for new platform-based developments in the Danish North Sea, according to the Danish Energy Agency (DEA).

Main production facilities in place at Solan oil field

Premier Oil says the subsea oil storage tank, platform jacket, and topsides have all been installed at the Solan field west of Shetland.

Heavy-oil trio consider North Sea gas import pipeline

Xcite Energy Resources (XER) has entered a collaboration agreement with Statoil (U.K.) and EnQuest Heather Ltd. in the UK northern North Sea.

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