Most Recent Offshore Oil Field Development

Nexans dispatches first Shah Deniz Stage 2 DEH cables

Thu, Dec 18, 2014 Nexans has delivered its first subsea direct electrical heating (DEH) system consignment to BP for use in the Shah Deniz Stage 2 project in the Aze...

Petrojarl I to be converted for early production operations offshore Brazil

Thu, Dec 18, 2014

Teekay Offshore Partners has entered an agreement to provide an FPSO for the Atlanta field in the Santos basin offshore Brazil.

Husky targets mid-year start-up for South White Rose offshore Newfoundland

Wed, Dec 17, 2014

Husky Oil expects first oil in mid-2015 from the South White Rose satellite extension offshore Newfoundland & Labrador.

Vaalco reassesses offshore Gabon plans following H2S inflow

Wed, Dec 17, 2014 Vaalco Energy says the jackup Transocean Constellation II has completed the first development well drilled from the newly installed Etame platform ...

HitecVision establishes new service group

Tue, Dec 16, 2014

HitecVision is establishing a new oil service group under the name Global Maritime Group by merging five companies in its portfolio.

Statoil sanctions Rutil-Gullfaks tieback offshore Norway

Tue, Dec 16, 2014 Statoil and partners Petoro and OMV have committed to develop the Rutil gas/condensate discovery in the Gullfaks Rimfaks valley in the North Sea.

Chevron commissions Captain Phase 4 subsea engineering

Tue, Dec 16, 2014 Chevron has contracted Wood Group Kenny Caledonia Ltd. for subsea engineering on its fourth-phase Captain oil field development in the UK central N...

Browse FLNG moves to FEED phase

Tue, Dec 16, 2014 Woodside Petroleum says the Browse Joint Venture has agreed to a revised schedule for front-end engineering and design (FEED) for the Browse FLNG d...

Chevron chooses polymer injection for Captain Phase IV in North Sea

Mon, Dec 15, 2014 Chevron North Sea has awarded Amec Foster Wheeler a front-end engineering and design (FEED) contract for the Captain enhanced oil recovery (EOR) de...

DSME contracts Aker Solutions for North Sea Mariner hookup

Mon, Dec 15, 2014 Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering has contracted Aker Solutions to provide engineering, construction, and commissioning services for the h...

Offshore Oil Field Development: US & Gulf of Mexico

DeepStar study assesses cost-effective dry tree solutions

DeepStar evaluated a large number of novel concepts for a common design basis, focusing on identification and characterization of key technical performance parameters, constructability, and economic factors. The economic factors are most important for these designs to be considered attractive for development of marginal fields with short field life and fewer wells. The authors present the alternative development themes for obtaining dry tree and direct vertical access capability.

InterMoor completes Delta House hook-up in Gulf of Mexico

InterMoor, an Acteon company, has successfully installed and hooked up a permanent mooring system for the Delta House field floating production system (FPS) in the Gulf of Mexico. 

Hess puts deepwater GoM Tubular Bells field on production

Production has begun from the deepwater Tubular Bells field in the Gulf of Mexico.

InterMoor completes Red Hawk spar decommissioning contract

InterMoor, an Acteon company, has completed its contract supporting the decommissioning of Anadarko Petroleum Corp.’s Red Hawk spar in the Gulf of Mexico.

LLOG Exploration updates GOM operations

LLOG Bluewater, a joint venture between LLOG Exploration LLC and Blackstone Energy Partners, has completed installing the Delta House floating production system in Mississippi Canyon 254.

Noble Energy contracts EMAS AMC for three GoM subsea tiebacks

EMAS AMC, the subsea division of EMAS, has finalized three contracts with Noble Energy worth a combined total of more than $300 million.

Online exclusive: Mexico’s 2015 Round 1 auction bid is approaching

Mexico is slated to host its first public auction bid, Round 1 in 1Q 2015, and expects to see international and private oil firms vie for rights to 109 blocks.

Cook Inlet platform evacuated

The US Coast Guard has safely evacuated all four crew on the Baker platform in Cook Inlet following report of a fire on the gas drilling facility.

Saipem awarded new offshore E&C contracts in GoM

Saipem has won new offshore Gulf of Mexico engineering and construction contracts in the total amount of $750 million.

LLOG begins GoM Delta House hub installation

LLOG Exploration has begun installing its Delta House floating production hub in the Gulf of Mexico. According to the New Orleans Times Picayune, this part of the $2 billion project is expected to start producing oil and gas in early 2015.

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