Most Recent Offshore Oil Field Development

Shell to fund Appomattox GoM deepwater development

Wed, Jul 1, 2015

Royal Dutch Shell plc has made the final investment decision to proceed with the Appomattox deepwater development in the Gulf of Mexico. 

Browse FLNG partners commit to FEED

Wed, Jul 1, 2015 Woodside says the partners in the Browse FLNG development offshore northwest Australia have agreed to enter the front-end engineering and design ph...

Jubilee exporting gas to Ghana

Wed, Jul 1, 2015

Tullow Oil says oil production from the Jubilee field offshore Ghana averaged around 105,000 b/d during the first half of 2015.

Restraining frame assists Shah Deniz jacket placements

Wed, Jul 1, 2015 Houlder’s Marine Equipment division has delivered a pin pile installation and restraining frame to Saipem for the Shah Deniz gas field development,...

Development drilling to accelerate at South Pars Phase 13

Tue, Jun 30, 2015 Drilling is expected to speed up at Phase 13 of the South Pars gas field development in the Persian Gulf following delivery of three new drilling r...

Samsung to construct Johan Sverdrup process, riser decks

Tue, Jun 30, 2015 Statoil has contracted Samsung to build the decks for the process and riser platforms for the Johan Sverdrup field in the central Norwegian North S...

Subsea cables deliver power to offshore Safaniya upgrade project

Tue, Jun 30, 2015

Saudi Aramco has connected a 230-kV, 46-km (28.6-mi) submarine composite cable to the TP-20 tie-in platform offshore Saudi Arabia.

Technip to engineer deepwater Libra FPSO topsides

Tue, Jun 30, 2015 Jurong Shipyard has awarded Technip a detailed engineering and procurement services contract for the Libra field FPSO topsides in the Santos basin ...

Statoil to convert Gullfaks wells for Shetland/Lista development

Tue, Jun 30, 2015 Statoil has submitted an amendment to the plan for development and operations for the Gullfaks license in the North Sea to Norway’s Ministry of Pet...

Partners complete Zarat development studies

Tue, Jun 30, 2015

PA Resources and ETAP have completed work on a full-field life development plan for the Zarat southern tract offshore Tunisia.

Offshore Oil Field Development: Russia

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. 

Arkutun-Dagi platform in place offshore Sakhalin Island

The Sakhalin-1 partners Rosneft and ExxonMobil have installed the Berkut drilling platform over the Arkutun-Dagi field in the Okhotsk Sea offshore eastern Russia. 

Caspian platform undergoes transport preparations

Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS) is assisting preparations for Lukoil’s V.Filanovsky field development in the northern Caspian Sea.

Fixed platforms face development challenges in ice-infested waters

The Arctic is increasingly important in securing energy supplies for the future, notwithstanding the economic, environmental, and social challenge. Finding and extracting oil and gas in the Arctic and Subarctic regions is itself challenging due to extreme temperatures, ice conditions, remoteness and a sensitive natural environment.

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