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LLOG Exploration updates GOM operations

LLOG Bluewater, a joint venture between LLOG Exploration LLC and Blackstone Energy Partners, has completed installing the Delta House floating production system in Mississippi Canyon 254.

FMC subsea equipment to tie in Laggan-Tormore satellites

Total has contracted FMC Technologies for subsea systems for the Edradour and Glenlivet fields in the UK’s west of Shetland area.

KBR to support Statoil field developments

Statoil has awarded KBR a three-year master services agreement (MSA) for engineering and procurement services worldwide.

Husky targets first oil from South White Rose in early 2015

Husky updated its development/exploration programs offshore Newfoundland & Labrador.

NEL invests in wet-gas test facility

NEL has invested in excess of £500,000 ($800,862) in the development of its Glasgow-based wet-gas facility.

Baker Hughes joins North Sea Bentley development team

Xcite Energy Resources has a memorandum of understanding with Baker Hughes to provide oilfield services for the heavy-oil Bentley project in the UK northern North Sea.

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 plans 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.

Offshore Oil Field Development: North Sea & Europe

FMC subsea equipment to tie in Laggan-Tormore satellites

Total has contracted FMC Technologies for subsea systems for the Edradour and Glenlivet fields in the UK’s west of Shetland area.

Baker Hughes joins North Sea Bentley development team

Xcite Energy Resources has a memorandum of understanding with Baker Hughes to provide oilfield services for the heavy-oil Bentley project in the UK northern North Sea.

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 plans 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.

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