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Kongsberg to supply systems for BW Offshore FPSO

Kongsberg Maritime Engineering will deliver an integrated control and safety system for the new BW Offshore Catcher FPSO.

ONS 2014: Johan Sverdrup in final planning stages

More platforms could be featured in later phases of the Johan Sverdrup development in the central Norwegian North Sea.

Mzia well test supports potential hub development offshore Tanzania

BG Group plc reports that results from a recently completed second drillstem test on the Mzia discovery in block 1 offshore southern Tanzania provided further support for a hub development to supply a potential onshore LNG project.

Dong expects production delays in Hejre, Laggan-Tormore

DONG E&P UK Ltd. updates North Sea operations.  

ONS 2014: Statoil moves to prove more gas at Aasta Hansteen

Statoil plans to drill three exploration wells during 2014-15 in an attempt to prove more gas for the deepwater Aasta Hansteen field development in the Norwegian Sea.

TGS to begin new 3D survey offshore Sierra Leone

TGS is set to begin acquisition of a 3D multi-client survey offshore Sierra Leone, and is chartering the 12-streamer Polarcus Alima for this survey.  

 

ONS 2014: Wood Mackenzie sees positives for incremental projects offshore Norway

A new analysis released by Wood Mackenzie at ONS 2014 examines the role incremental offshore projects could play in Norway over the next 10 years and sees spending of $200 billion in upstream development.

CNOOC begins Wenchang 13-6 oil production

CNOOC Ltd. reports that its Wenchang 13-6 oil field has begun production. CNOOC holds 100% of the field and acts as operator.

Bureau Veritas to class and certify Kaombo FPSOs

Saipem has awarded Bureau Veritas a contract to provide classification and certification services for the two Kaombo FPSOs offshore Angola.

More contracts awarded for Sea Lion offshore Falklands

Premier Oil has updated progress on the Sea Lion project, the first field development offshore the Falkland Islands.

Offshore Oil Field Development: Russia

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.

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.

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