Most Recent Offshore Oil Field Development

Iona negotiating farm-out of Orlando in North Sea

Fri, Aug 28, 2015 Iona Energy expects cost for the Orlando tieback to the Ninian Central platform in the UK northern North Sea during 2015-2016 to be reduced from $2...

McDermott nets second major contract from Aramco

Thu, Aug 27, 2015

Saudi Aramco has awarded McDermott International a lump sum contract for brownfield work on various fields offshore Saudi Arabia.

Al Shaheen well campaign passes halfway mark

Thu, Aug 27, 2015 The current development of the Al Shaheen field offshore Qatar is progressing as planned, according to operator Maersk Oil, with the 50-well progra...

Undeveloped UK fields deserve attention, report claims

Thu, Aug 27, 2015

Consultants Hannon Westwood (HW) have issued a new report on near-term developments affecting the UK continental shelf (UKCS).

Second well brought into production at Gazprom Neft Prirazlomnoye field

Wed, Aug 26, 2015 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).

Eni, NCA to collaborate on emergency response in Barents Sea

Wed, Aug 26, 2015 Eni Norge has entered a mutual assistance agreement with the Norwegian Coastal Administration on support vessels for the Goliat field in the Barent...

Seal protects Shah Deniz subsea HIPPS valve

Tue, Aug 25, 2015 Trelleborg Sealing Solutions has developed a new type of seal for a valve designed by Aberdeen-based Schoolhill Hydraulic Engineering for BP’s Shah...

Martin Linge flow meters to monitor MEG injection

Mon, Aug 24, 2015

Litre Meter has supplied 14 displacement flow meters for Total’s Martin Linge field development in the Norwegian North Sea.

Oriental takes the reins at Ebok offshore Nigeria

Mon, Aug 24, 2015

Oriental Energy Resources and Afren have concluded a transition plan for the shallow-water Ebok field offshore Nigeria.

Petrex surveys integrity of North Sea Athena risers, moorings

Mon, Aug 24, 2015 Petrex Developments has completed inspection of the Athena FPSO’s dynamic flexible riser/umbilical systems, mooring system, and hull in the UK cent...

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.

GLOBAL E&P

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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