Most Recent Offshore Oil Field Development

Latest Rossukon well off Thailand yields more oil

Fri, Apr 17, 2015

KrisEnergy’s final exploration well of its current campaign in the Gulf of Thailand's G6/48 concession has proven more oil and gas.

Lime builds license position offshore Norway

Fri, Apr 17, 2015

Lime Petroleum Norway has agreed to farm into 30% of license PL544 in the central Norwegian North Sea from operator Lundin Norway.

DeepOcean to install subsea facilities for Maria tie-in offshore Norway

Thu, Apr 16, 2015 Statoil has commissioned DeepOcean to handle riser/umbilical and cable installations for the Kristin and Heidrun platforms in the Norwegian Sea, in...

Subsea 7 installs subsea positioning system at Aasta Hansteen offshore Norway

Thu, Apr 16, 2015

Nautronix’s NASNet communications array is fully operational for Statoil’s Aasta Hansteen field development in the Norwegian Sea.

Technip to provide FEED for China’s first TLPs

Thu, Apr 16, 2015

CNOOC has awarded Technip/China Offshore Oil Engineering Co. a front-end engineering and design contract for two TLPs.

Power generation starts at Gorgon LNG project offshore Australia

Thu, Apr 16, 2015

Chevron’s Gorgon Project offshore Western Australia has reached a milestone with the start-up of its first gas turbine generator. 

Norwegian officials open Statoil’s Valemon

Thu, Apr 16, 2015

Norwegian Petroleum and Energy Minister Tord Lien has officially opened Statoil’s Valemon gas and condensate field.

Energean considers buoyant tower for next phase of Prinos offshore Greece

Thu, Apr 16, 2015

GMC has completed basic design for a self-installing buoyant tower for Energean Oil and Gas’ Prinos field development offshore western Greece.

Online exclusive: Subsea Valley Conference opens with Norway’s Minister of Petroleum & Energy remarks

Wed, Apr 15, 2015 Norway’s Minister of Petroleum & Energy, Tord Lien, opened the Subsea Valley Conference, held in Oslo, Norway, with remarks on the state of the...

Wintershall outlines Dutch offshore E&P schedule

Wed, Apr 15, 2015 Wintershall Noordzee expects to start gas production later this year from the L6-B platform, its 25th fixed installation in the Dutch North Sea.

Offshore Oil Field Development: US & Gulf of Mexico

Red Hawk stands as first spar ever decommissioned in GoM

The Red Hawk spar made history throughout its design life, commissioned and decommissioned as the first of a kind. Heralded as the first cell spar ever built, it remains the lone cell spar ever fabricated just slightly 10 years after its inception. Decommissioned in September 2014, it then earned distinction of being the deepest floating production unit retired in the Gulf of Mexico.

Feasibility study assesses two dry tree options for the Gulf of Mexico

Operators in the Gulf of Mexico (GoM) are increasingly looking to ultra-deepwater (5,000-ft/1,524-m water depth) fields and more challenging reservoirs to deliver the hydrocarbons that the energy market demands and to satisfy their production growth objectives. DNV GL was granted an award by the Research Partnership to Secure Energy for America, partially funded by the US Department of Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory, to manage a project to develop dry tree semi concepts for the ultra-deepwater fields in the GoM.

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.



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Offshore Top 5 Projects - 2014

The editors of Offshore have made their choices for the winners of the Five Star Award – the top five offshore field development projects for 2014....