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Most Recent Offshore Oil Field Development

Tamar Southwest development plan blocked

Delek Group says the partners in the Tamar I/12 lease offshore Israel have filed a petition to the Israeli High Court.

North Sea Golden Eagle project on schedule

Suncor Energy says the Nexen-operated Golden Eagle project in the UK central North Sea remains on track to achieve first oil in late 2014 or early 2015.

AWE updates global offshore projects

AWE Ltd provided its 2Q 2014 production and development update.

Tullow on course for goals offshore Ghana

Tullow Oil has issued an update on its various programs offshore West Africa and South America.

BG enters exploration concession offshore Aruba

BG Group has agreed to take a 30% stake in an exploration block offshore Aruba, subject to approval from state-owned Compania Arubano di Petroleo.

Centrica expects more gas to flow from Grove, York in North Sea

Centrica has completed fracking on its Grove gas project in the UK southern North Sea and expects first production later this year.

KBR to engineer Al Nasr oil field expansion offshore Abu Dhabi

Hyundai Heavy Industries has issued a letter of award to KBR to perform engineering design services for ADMA-OPCO’s Al-Nasr full field development project offshore Abu Dhabi.

BP assigns Shah Deniz maintenance management to Petrofac

BP has contracted Petrofac for maintenance work for the Shah Deniz Stage 2 project in the Azeri sector of the Caspian Sea.

Hess updates offshore operations

Hess Corp. recently reported operational highlights for 2Q 2014.

Eco Atlantic set to acquire interest in block offshore Ghana

Eco (Atlantic) Oil & Gas Ltd reports that the Parliament of the Republic of Ghana has ratified a petroleum agreement pursuant to which the company may acquire a 50.51% interest in the Deepwater Cape Three Points West block, located in the Tano Cape Three Points basin, offshore Ghana, adjacent to Tullow Oil plc’s producing Jubilee oil field.

Offshore Oil Field Development: Russia

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.

Arctic E&P operations continue to advance

Despite the technological and environmental challenges, operators continue to propel exploration, development, and production operations across this frontier region.

Valvitalia wins orders for Shah Deniz II, South Stream

Valvitalia - Vitas Division has won contracts to supply through conduit gate valves (slab and expanding type) for the Shah Deniz II project offshore Azerbaijan.

Consortia issue more contracts for Shah Deniz 2 in Caspian Sea

BP says the Shah Deniz and South Caucasus Pipeline consortia has awarded more contracts for the Shah Deniz Stage 2 development in the Azeri sector of the Caspian Sea and the related and South Caucasus pipeline expansion (SCPX) project.

Keppel to supply turret for TEN FPSO offshore Ghana

SOFEC has commissioned Keppel Shipyard to fabricate an external turret mooring system for the FPSO that will serve the Tweneboa-Enyenra-Ntomme (TEN) fields offshore Ghana.

Work under way on V.Filanovsky offshore accommodations

Lukoil says the Krasnye Barrikady shipyard has begun construction of the living quarter platform (LQP-2) for the second stage of the Vladimir Filanovsky field development in the Russian sector of the Caspian Sea.

Lukoil achieves offshore Caspian early installation targets

Assembly has been completed of bearing blocks for the main offshore installations at Lukoil’s Vladimir Filanovsky field in the Russian sector of the Caspian Sea.

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