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Most Recent Offshore Oil Field Development

More South Pars platforms near start-up offshore Iran

Gas injected into Iran’s national grid is set to increase as two new platforms come onstream this winter at the South Pars Phase 12 development in the Persian Gulf.

BMT to monitor Egina risers offshore Nigeria

Saipem has contracted BMT Scientific Marine Services to supply the riser integrity monitoring systems for Total’s deepwater Egina development, 150 km (93 mi) offshore Nigeria. 

Noble Energy sets early 2018 target for Leviathan start-up

Noble Energy says reservoir and facility performance has been strong at its Tamar development offshore Israel, with only two hours of downtime reported during 3Q 2014. 

BP expands Tangguh offshore/onshore gas development

BP has awarded the RKV joint partnership the onshore front-end engineering and design contract for a third liquefaction train at the Tangguh LNG project in West Papua province, Indonesia.

Golden Eagle nearing startup in North Sea

Suncor Energy expects first oil from the Nexen-operated Golden Eagle project in the UK central North Sea before year-end.

Mid-2015 startup for North Sea Cladhan project

Sterling Resources says the first production well (P1) has been drilled and completed at the TAQA-operated Cladhan oil field development in the UK northern North Sea.

Weather slows Ebok facilities expansion off Nigeria

Afren has issued an update on its development and exploration campaigns offshore West and East Africa.

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.

DONG Energy updates on divestiture, joint development with Total

DONG Energy has agreed to divest 5% of the UK Edradour field to Total E&P UK Ltd., which will result in an aligned DONG Energy participation of 20% in the four UK West of Shetland fields: Laggan, Tormore, Edradour, and Glenlivet. DONG Energy and Total have decided on a joint development of the Edradour and Glenlivet fields, by way of tie-in to the Laggan and Tormore infrastructure.

PGNiG set for stake in Gina Krog project offshore Norway

Total E&P Norge has agreed to sell interests in various North Sea fields to Poland’s PGNiG Upstream International for $317 million.

Offshore Oil Field Development: US & 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.

MWCC conducts first system integration test on Eagle Texas

As deepwater basin exploration and development activity increases, so does the need for more capable and reliable equipment and innovative technology – two subjects of technical sessions at the recent 2014 SPE Deepwater Drilling and Completions Conference in Galveston, Texas.

SBM Offshore announces Thunder Hawk tiebacks

SBM Offshore has signed a production handling agreement with Noble Energy to produce the Big Bend and Dantzler fields to the Thunder Hawk DeepDraft semi located in 6,060 ft (1,847 m) of water in the Gulf of Mexico.

BOEM to modernize financial assurance and risk management

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has issued an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Risk Management, Financial Assurance, and Loss Prevention to seek public input as it considers modernizing its risk management program and bonding regulations for offshore oil and gas operations on the outer continental shelf.

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