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Technip to supply flexible pipe for Iracema North offshore Brazil

The Tupi BV consortium of Petrobras Netherland, BG, and Galphabe has contracted Technip to supply flexible pipe for the presalt Iracema North field in the Santos basin offshore Brazil.

Pieter Schelte heads to Europe for construction completion

The Pieter Schelte, Allseas new platform installation/decommissioning and pipelay vessel, is on its way to Rotterdam for completion and testing.

Xcite signs MOU for North Sea Bentley jackup

Xcite Energy Resources has entered a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with China Oilfield Services Ltd. (COSL) for the heavy-oil Bentley field development in the UK northern North Sea.

Hess puts deepwater GoM Tubular Bells field on production

Production has begun from the deepwater Tubular Bells field in the Gulf of Mexico.

Technip to supervise Nasr Phase 2 construction program

ADMA-OPCO has awarded Technip a project management consultancy (PMC) services contract offshore Abu Dhabi.

Vallourec to supply tubular solutions for Kaombo offshore Angola

Vallourec has received a contract to supply premium tubes and connections for the ultra-deepwater Kaombo field off Angola. 

Industry collaboration works to advance subsea processing technology

The Research Partnership to Secure Energy for America (RPSEA), operating under the direction of DOE's National Energy Technology Laboratory, is working with GE to develop subsea processing technology to lessen the need for deepwater surface production facilities and extended tiebacks.

Integrated system enables oil platform to be remotely controlled

The Solan oil field covers 7 sq km (2.7 sq mi) in the North Sea, west of the Shetland Islands in 135 m (420 ft) of water. Premier Oil is developing the field, which at peak will consist of two production wells drilled horizontally through the reservoir, plus two horizontal water injection wells to help maintain pressure in the reservoir.

Sea Lion partners consider lower-cost FPSO option

Premier Oil and partner Rockhopper have agreed to switch to a phased, lower-cost development solution for the Sea Lion field in the offshore North Falkland basin.

Studies continue to maximize TGT field potential offshore Vietnam

SOCO International says the H5 development project in block 16/1 offshore southern Vietnam is on course for first oil in September or October 2015.

Offshore Oil Field Development: North Sea & Europe

Pieter Schelte heads to Europe for construction completion

The Pieter Schelte, Allseas new platform installation/decommissioning and pipelay vessel, is on its way to Rotterdam for completion and testing.

Xcite signs MOU for North Sea Bentley jackup

Xcite Energy Resources has entered a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with China Oilfield Services Ltd. (COSL) for the heavy-oil Bentley field development in the UK northern North Sea.

Integrated system enables oil platform to be remotely controlled

The Solan oil field covers 7 sq km (2.7 sq mi) in the North Sea, west of the Shetland Islands in 135 m (420 ft) of water. Premier Oil is developing the field, which at peak will consist of two production wells drilled horizontally through the reservoir, plus two horizontal water injection wells to help maintain pressure in the reservoir.

EnQuest details UK offshore field development activities

EnQuest has issued updates on its incremental field development programs in the UK North Sea.

North Sea Pegasus West tests prove gas deliverability

Atlantic Petroleum has updated test operations at the Centrica-operated 43/13b-7 Pegasus West gas discovery in the UK southern North Sea.

Xcite selects AGR planning software for North Sea Bentley field

Xcite Energy has selected AGR’s well construction planning software, P1, to support development of the Bentley field, one of the largest fields in the UK continental shelf.

 

Production drilling progresses at Cladhan in North Sea

Sterling Resources says the first production well has been drilled and completed at the TAQA-operated Cladhan field in the UK northern North Sea.

Aquablast completes North Sea platform tower-cut operation

Jet Edge’s UK distributor Aquablast has safely cut up obsolete contactor towers on a live gas platform operated by Perenco in the UK southern North Sea.

Britain awards 134 licenses in Seaward Round

Britain’s government has awarded 134 licenses covering 252 blocks and part-blocks under the 28th Seaward Licensing Round.

Drilling under way at new Eldfisk platform

The Mærsk Innovator has started drilling at the new Eldfisk 2/7 S platform for ConocoPhillips Norge’s Eldfisk II project in the southern Norwegian North Sea.

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