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Aibel to engineer North Sea Catcher topsides

Aibel’s Singapore office will perform topside engineering services for Premier Oil’s Catcher project in the UK central North Sea with BW Offshore Singapore.

Production stimulation measures under review for North Sea Breagh gas field

Production has been shut down at the Breagh facilities in the UK southern North Sea to remove fouling within the slug catchers and to replace level control instrumentation.

Technip, Heerema land giant Kaombo SURF contract

Total E&P Angola has awarded the Technip/Heerema Marine Contractors (HMC) consortium a $3.5-billion contract for the deepwater Kaombo project in block 32 offshore Angola.

Diega field set to go to development offshore Equatorial Guinea

A long-term drillstem test has been completed on the Diega oil field in block I off Equatorial Guinea.

Saipem to convert two FPSOs for Kaombo offshore Angola

Total has contracted Saipem to provide two FPSOs for the Kaombo project in block 32 offshore Angola.

FMC wins BP contract for subsea systems

FMC Technologies Inc. has received an order from BP to supply subsea systems for BP’s Shah Deniz Stage 2 project in the Caspian Sea. The order has an estimated value of $322 million.

ASV demonstrates C-Worker subsea capabilities

Autonomous Surface Vehicles (ASV) Ltd. has recently demonstrated its C-Worker in Houston. More than 40 major oil and gas companies were represented at the two-day demonstration of the new unmanned surface vehicle.

Aker Solutions nets Kaombo subsea production spread

Total has awarded Aker Solutions a $2.34-billion contract for a subsea production system at the newly launched Kaombo project in block 32 offshore Angola.

KCA wins first contract for offshore Hebron project

The Platform Services division of KCA Deutag has entered the offshore Canada drilling sector following the award of a multi-million-dollar contract with ExxonMobil Canada Properties.

Biffi provides electric actuator for Ichthys

Biffi Italia has shipped four EGR 50K electric actuators for installation on the Ichthys gas project, the largest oil and gas development offshore Australia’s Northern Territory.

Offshore Oil Field Development: US & Gulf of Mexico

Noble Energy contracts subsea installation work for Gunflint

Noble Energy has signed a letter of agreement with EMAS AMC for offshore installation of pipelines, umbilicals, and ancillary equipment for the Gunflint development in the Gulf of Mexico.

Williams Partners reports progress on Gulfstar One FPS in deepwater GoM

Williams Partners LP has reported key construction milestones and progress on a tieback expansion as its proprietary Gulfstar floating production system nears completion in the eastern deepwater Gulf of Mexico.

New Industries completes 173-ton manifold for offshore facility

New Industries Inc. has completed the fabrication, inspection, coating, testing, delivery, and installation of the 173-ton Big Foot Intermediate Manifold.

LQT completes offshore GoM platform accommodations

LQT Industries LLC, which provides accommodation buildings to the oil and gas industry, has provided a seven-building package to be installed on a fixed platform in the Gulf of Mexico.

Crowley delivers Jack/St. Malo semisubmersible production facility to deepwater Gulf of Mexico

Crowley Maritime Corp. reports that its ocean class tugs and 455 series high-deck-strength barges have successfully delivered, moored, and made storm safe the Jack/St. Malo semisubmersible floating production facility in the US Gulf of Mexico.

Topsides 2014: Oil States features Nautilus Model 7000L marine crane

Oil States Industries Inc. has been presenting the capabilities of its Nautilus Model 7000L marine crane at the Topsides, Platforms and Hulls Conference & Exhibition being held at the Moody Gardens Hotel & Convention Center in Galveston, Texas.

Topsides 2014: Weatherford showcases leak detection service

Weatherford Pipeline & Specialty Services featured its nitrogen and helium leak detection services for the offshore platform and floating production facility market at the Topsides, Platforms and Hulls Conference & Exhibition at the Moody Gardens Hotel & Convention Center in Galveston, Texas.

Topsides 2014: McDermott discusses its work on Papa Terra TLP

McDermott International Inc., is highlighting its recent work on the Papa Terra TLP at the Topsides, Platforms and Hulls Conference & Exhibition being held at the Moody Gardens Hotel & Convention Center in Galveston, Texas.

Saipem vessel Castorone lays pipe for major offshore Gulf of Mexico project

Saipem’s newest pipelay vessel Castorone is taking on its first project in the Gulf of Mexico.

Lucius spar installation complete in deepwater GoM

Anadarko has completed installation of the 80,000 b/d of oil capacity Lucius spar in deepwater Gulf of Mexico.

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