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Technip to supply flexible pipe for Iracema North offshore Brazil

The Tupi BV consortium of Petrobras Netherland, BG, and Galphabe has contracted Technip to supply flexible pipe for the presalt Iracema North field in the Santos basin offshore Brazil.

Pieter Schelte heads to Europe for construction completion

The Pieter Schelte, Allseas new platform installation/decommissioning and pipelay vessel, is on its way to Rotterdam for completion and testing.

Xcite signs MOU for North Sea Bentley jackup

Xcite Energy Resources has entered a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with China Oilfield Services Ltd. (COSL) for the heavy-oil Bentley field development in the UK northern North Sea.

Hess puts deepwater GoM Tubular Bells field on production

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

Technip to supervise Nasr Phase 2 construction program

ADMA-OPCO has awarded Technip a project management consultancy (PMC) services contract offshore Abu Dhabi.

Vallourec to supply tubular solutions for Kaombo offshore Angola

Vallourec has received a contract to supply premium tubes and connections for the ultra-deepwater Kaombo field off Angola. 

Industry collaboration works to advance subsea processing technology

The Research Partnership to Secure Energy for America (RPSEA), operating under the direction of DOE's National Energy Technology Laboratory, is working with GE to develop subsea processing technology to lessen the need for deepwater surface production facilities and extended tiebacks.

Integrated system enables oil platform to be remotely controlled

The Solan oil field covers 7 sq km (2.7 sq mi) in the North Sea, west of the Shetland Islands in 135 m (420 ft) of water. Premier Oil is developing the field, which at peak will consist of two production wells drilled horizontally through the reservoir, plus two horizontal water injection wells to help maintain pressure in the reservoir.

Sea Lion partners consider lower-cost FPSO option

Premier Oil and partner Rockhopper have agreed to switch to a phased, lower-cost development solution for the Sea Lion field in the offshore North Falkland basin.

Studies continue to maximize TGT field potential offshore Vietnam

SOCO International says the H5 development project in block 16/1 offshore southern Vietnam is on course for first oil in September or October 2015.

Offshore Oil Field Development: US & 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.

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.

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