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Norway’s high taxes hinder Arctic oil viability

States and international oil companies are banking on the Arctic as a major source of future oil and gas production, but the high costs and risks involved with operations in the area mean that an attractive fiscal regime is essential if developments are to be commercially viable, says an analyst with research and consulting firm GlobalData.

Statoil proves new oil in Grane area of North Sea

Operator Statoil, together with with its PL169 partners, has proved new oil resources in the D-structure in the vicinity of the Grane field in the North Sea.

Heerema-AF consortium plan to use hybrid removal technique for North Sea Murchison platform

Heerema Marine Contractors has issued more details of its plans to remove CNR International’s Murchison oil field platform in the UK northern North Sea.

Dragon prepares for 3D seismic campaign offshore Egypt

Dragon Oil has invited bids from contractors to acquire 3D seismic over a 100-sq km (38.6-sq mi) area in block 19 East Zeit Bay in the Gulf of Suez offshore Egypt.

Development of a subsea recommended safety practice

API RP 14C has long been the standard for "Analysis, Design, Installation, and Testing of Basic Surface Safety Systems for Offshore Production Platforms."

Subsea power grid accelerating transfer of topsides functions to seafloor

Siemens is close to completing an initial test program on the four main components of a proposed subsea power distribution hub. The Subsea Power Grid will be connected on the seafloor to an array of new equipment emerging for subsea production, processing, and boosting. This should facilitate expansion of field development into deeper water, longer step-outs, and more demanding production environments.

Industry shows renewed interest in float-over installation-full

Float-over installation has become an attractive alternative to heavy-lift crane installation for offshore construction, as increasing size and weight of offshore platform topsides continually exceed the lifting capacity of cranes. Dockwise Ltd. analyzed topsides installation trends from 2005 to 2012, and found that the demand for cost-effective and more flexible alternatives to crane installations has been the driving force behind float-over installation using semisubmersible heavy transport vessels.

From the archives: CDI completing first deepwater decommissioning

Selected from the October 1999 issue of Offshore, this article describes Cal Dive Inc.'s journey to complete the Cooper field, the first deepwater subsea decommissioning project in the Gulf of Mexico.

Ichthys project reaches peak construction activity

Australia's Ichthys project is now officially half way to completion. Three mega-projects in one, the Ichthys project will involve some of the largest offshore facilities in the industry, significant onshore infrastructure, and an 889-km (552-mi) pipeline connecting the two. When complete, the pipeline will become the fifth-longest subsea pipeline in the world.

KD consortium wins offshore Mozambique FLNG FEED

Eni East Africa has contracted the KD consortium of KBR and Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering for front-end engineering and design (FEED) for an FLNG facility.

Offshore Oil Field Development: North Sea & Europe

Statoil proves new oil in Grane area of North Sea

Operator Statoil, together with with its PL169 partners, has proved new oil resources in the D-structure in the vicinity of the Grane field in the North Sea.

Heerema-AF consortium plan to use hybrid removal technique for North Sea Murchison platform

Heerema Marine Contractors has issued more details of its plans to remove CNR International’s Murchison oil field platform in the UK northern North Sea.

Heerema to build North Sea Culzean wellhead platform

Maersk Oil North Sea UK has awarded Heerema an engineering, procurement, and construction contract for the wellhead platform for the Culzean ultra-high-pressure/high-temperature gas field in the central UK North Sea.

Wood Group takes on pre-FEED for Snorre TLP

Statoil has awarded Wood Group Mustang a pre-front-end engineering and design (pre-FEED) contract for the proposed Snorre C TLP in the Norwegian North Sea.

DOT 2014: Statoil takes hard look at Johan Castberg costs

Statoil is targeting a “pretty high level of cost cutting” for the deepwater Johan Castberg development in the Norwegian Barents Sea, said subsea project manager Benedicte Nordang at the DOT International conference.

DOT 2014: Hostile environment, volcanics complicate Rosebank planning

Chevron is having to address an unparalleled combination of issues to make Britain’s first deepwater project economic. 

Report indicates record UK decommissioning costs this year

Industry association Oil & Gas UK has unveiled its latest annual forecast for decommissioning activity and expenditure on the UK continental shelf (UKCS).

UK government approves North Sea Ythan development

EnQuest and partner Ithaca Energy have received approval from the UK government to develop the Ythan field in the UK northern North Sea.

Agreements in place for North Sea Orlando-Ninian tieback

Atlantic Petroleum and operator Iona Energy UK have signed all necessary agreements with CNR International (U.K.) for the Orlando field development in the UK northern North Sea.

Wintershall contracts FMC for Maria subsea spread

Wintershall has awarded FMC Kongsberg a $280-million engineering, procurement, and construction contract for subsea equipment for the Maria development in the Norwegian Sea.

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