Most Recent Offshore Oil Field Development

Aptomar to monitor Knarr traffic, spill detection for BG

Wed, Apr 1, 2015

BG Group has awarded Aptomar a contract to provide field monitoring services at the operator’s Knarr field on the Norwegian continental shelf.

McDermott to install subsea equipment for Chevron at Jack/St. Malo

Tue, Mar 31, 2015 Chevron USA Inc. has awarded McDermott International Inc. (NYSE:MDR) a contract to transport and install subsea umbilicals, manifolds, jumpers, and...

Azonto seeks to improve economics of gas plan offshore Côte d’Ivoire

Tue, Mar 31, 2015

Azonto Petroleum has issued a progress report on its shallow-water Gazelle gas field development in block CI-202 offshore Côte d’Ivoire.

North Sea Stella drilling draws to a close

Tue, Mar 31, 2015

Ithaca Energy says completion operations are on-going on the fifth and final development well on the Stella field in the UK central North Sea.

Total engages Wood Group for UK North Sea engineering support

Tue, Mar 31, 2015

Total has awarded Wood Group a five-year contract in the UK North Sea, with an option for two one-year extensions.

Oceaneering to supply umbilicals for deepwater OCTP development off Ghana

Tue, Mar 24, 2015 Eni Ghana has contracted the Oceaneering International/GE Oil & Gas consortium to supply subsea equipment for the Offshore Cape Three Points (O...

Centrica reviewing three options for Butch offshore Norway

Tue, Mar 24, 2015 Centrica is working to complete development studies for the Butch field in the southern Norwegian North Sea, according to partner Faroe Petroleum.

Det norske questions Johan Sverdrup alignment process

Tue, Mar 24, 2015 Det norkse oljeselskap Chairman Sverre Skogen has issued an open letter voicing his concerns over the distribution of interests in the Johan Sverdr...

Statoil contracts Reinertsen to ready Kristin for tie-in to Maria

Tue, Mar 24, 2015

Statoil has contracted Reinertsen to prepare the Kristin platform for tie-in with Wintershall’s Maria field.

Gullfaks subsea compressor nears installation

Fri, Mar 20, 2015

Statoil expects the world’s first subsea wet gas compression system to be installed offshore Norway next month.

Offshore Oil Field Development: US & Gulf of Mexico

McDermott to install subsea equipment for Chevron at Jack/St. Malo

Chevron USA Inc. has awarded McDermott International Inc. (NYSE:MDR) a contract to transport and install subsea umbilicals, manifolds, jumpers, and flying leads for the brownfield expansion of the Jack and St. Malo fields in the GoM.

Big Foot on way to Walker Ridge in GoM

Chevron’s Big Foot semisubmersible production platform is on its way to installation in the Walker Ridge area of the US Gulf of Mexico. 

North Sea Huntington partners look to improve recovery

Iona Energy says the E.ON-led joint venture continues progressing solutions for the Huntington oil field development in the UK central North Sea.

Chevron taps INTECSEA for Buckskin-Moccasin tieback in the GoM

Chevron has selected INTECSEA to provide engineering and long-lead procurement services for the front-end engineering and design (FEED) phase of its Buckskin-Moccasin development in the Gulf of Mexico.

New prototype device advances decommissioning technology

As mandated by the federal government, so-called "idle iron" -- wells, platforms, and pipelines that are no longer producing or serving exploration or support functions related to the company's lease -- are being removed from the Gulf of Mexico. Versabar and Chevron teamed up with the intent of producing a safer, more efficient, and environmentally-friendly method of severing subsea structures. Their goal was to find a way to cleanly sever jackets and conductors 15 ft below the mudline with a minimum of direct personnel exposure and at the same time remove the accompanying structures following completion of the cutting operation.

Topsides 2015: Seaway installs four topsides for PEMEX in the Gulf of Mexico

Seaway Heavy Lifting has installed four topsides and one jacket in the Gulf of Mexico for Protexa/PEMEX. 

McDermott’s DB50 makes record lift in GoM

McDermott International Inc.’s Derrick Barge 50 recently completed the installation of a drilling and production platform in the US Gulf of Mexico continental shelf that included the heavy lift of a 3,250-ton jacket.

Technip receives GoM subsea contracts

Stone Energy Corp. has awarded Technip both a flexible pipe supply contract and an installation contract for the Amethyst field in Mississippi Canyon 26 in the Gulf of Mexico.

OneSubsea announces Jack/St. Malo involvement

Chevron Corp. recently achieved first oil from the Jack and St. Malo fields in the Gulf of Mexico. OneSubsea, a Cameron and Schlumberger company, supplied the subsea production and processing systems for these deepwater fields.

Hess orders Stampede umbilicals from Oceaneering

Hess Corp. (NYSE:HES) has contracted Oceaneering International Inc. (NYSE:OII) to supply umbilicals and umbilical distribution hardware to the Stampede project. 

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