Most Recent Offshore Oil Field Development

Kvaerner, Dragados scoop remaining Johan Sverdrup jackets

Thu, Oct 8, 2015 Statoil has awarded contracts for two more platform jackets for the Johan Sverdrup complex in the central Norwegian North Sea to Kvaerner Verdal an...

McDermott to supply jackets for Bul-Hanine expansion offshore Qatar

Thu, Oct 8, 2015 Qatar Petroleum has contracted McDermott International (NYSE:MDR) to engineer, procure, construct, and install four wellhead jackets for a brownfie...

Iran concludes oil drilling at South Pars

Thu, Oct 8, 2015

Petro Iran Development Co. has completed a drilling campaign through the oil layers of the South Pars gas field in the Persian Gulf.

PSA grants extension for Goliat accommodation vessel

Thu, Oct 8, 2015 Petroleum Safety Authority Norway has sanctioned extended use of the Floatel Superior on the Goliat field development in the Barents Sea until Nov....

EMAS AMC completes two deepwater GoM subsea tiebacks for Noble Energy

Mon, Oct 5, 2015 EMAS AMC has successfully completed the first two of three Noble Energy-operated subsea tieback projects in the US Gulf of Mexico.

VENTEQ to oversee North Sea Mariner base operations

Mon, Oct 5, 2015 Statoil has contracted VENTEQ to provide third-party inspection services for its Mariner area development east of the Shetland Isles in the UK sect...

TEN FPSO christened in Singapore

Thu, Oct 1, 2015 Tullow Oil has confirmed that it is fully funded to meet its commitments for the deepwater Tweneboa-Enyenra-Ntomme (TEN) development offshore Ghana.

Murphy orders subsea hardware for Rotan offshore Malaysia

Thu, Oct 1, 2015 Murphy Sabah Oil has contracted Aker Solutions to supply the subsea production system for the deepwater Rotan gas field development offshore Malays...

Technip plants to deliver umbilicals for Angola’s East Hub

Thu, Oct 1, 2015

Eni has contracted Technip Umbilicals and Angoflex to supply umbilicals for its block 15/06 East Hub development offshore Angola.

SNH, Perenco sanction Kribi FLNG project offshore Cameroon

Thu, Oct 1, 2015

Golar LNG says it has received final approval for its Cameroon floating liquefied natural gas project, due to be commissioned in 2Q 2017.

Offshore Oil Field Development: Russia

Second well brought into production at Gazprom Neft Prirazlomnoye field

Gazprom Neft has brought its second well into production at the Prirazlomnoye field, with output totaling 1,800 metric tons/d (1,984 tons/d).

Lukoil secures loan for Shah Deniz commitments

Lukoil has signed a 12-year credit-facility agreement with a consortium of banks to borrow $1 billion to fund its share of the Shah Deniz Stage 2 development in the Azeri sector of the Caspian Sea.


Oil and gas production from the world's deepwater fields will grow by 7.7% annually over the next seven years according to analyst Douglas Westwood, reaching 10.2 MMboe/d in 2021.

Arctic E&P activity on the rise

The potential of the offshore Arctic oil and gas market is substantial. While energy analyst Infield Systems suggests the region holds 136.6 Bboe in discovered offshore reserves, a United States Geological Survey report claims there could be another 346 Bboe left undiscovered.

ExxonMobil starts production at Arkutun-Dagi field offshore Sakhalin

ExxonMobil has started light oil production from the Sakhalin-1 project’s Arkutun-Dagi field offshore eastern Russia. This is the last of the three fields to be developed in the concession – the location is 25 km (16 mi) off the northeast coast of Sakhalin Island.

Cathelco wins second V.Filanovsky corrosion protection order

Cathelco says it will supply corrosion protection systems for the second stage of Lukoil’s Vladimir Filanovsky project in the Russian sector of the Caspian Sea.

Caspian Sea operators advance respective development projects

Over the last few years, the Caspian Sea littoral states, former republics of the Soviet Union, have considerably intensified their work on the Caspian shelf. For some, these resources are the basis of national well-being and help meet their budget needs. For others, Caspian Sea development provides a welcome addition to oil and gas supplies as development of conventional fields becomes more complicated and less fruitful.

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.

LQ topsides reach V.Filanovsky in Caspian Sea

Transportation is complete of the topsides of the living quarter platform (LQP-1) for Lukoil’s Vladimir Filanovsky oil development in the northern Caspian Sea.

V.Filanovsky topsides head to Caspian Sea

Transportation began last week of the topsides for Lukoil’s Vladimir Filanovsky field central processing platform (CPP) in the northern Caspian Sea. 

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Assessing Mexico’s new offshore oil & gas exploration opportunities

When Mexico’s historic energy reform legislation became law on Dec. 21, 2013, it opened the country to foreign investment in its oil and gas sector...

Anadarko’s decommissioning of the first-ever cell spar in the Gulf of Mexico

The Red Hawk spar made history throughout its design life, commissioned and decommissioned as the first of its kind. Heralded as the first cell spa...