Most Recent Offshore Oil Field Development

Technip installs ONGC process platform

Fri, Feb 27, 2015 Technip has completed installation of the 8,200-metric ton (9,038 ton) HRD process platform for Oil and Natural Gas Corp. Ltd. (ONGC) with Technip’...

Partners submit Peregrino Phase 2 plan of development

Fri, Feb 27, 2015 Statoil and partner Sinochem have submitted the plan of development for the Peregrino Phase 2 project offshore Brazil to the National Agency of Pet...

Schneider to supply E-Houses to Kaombo FPSO

Fri, Feb 27, 2015 Saipem has contracted Schneider Electric to design, fabricate, and pre-commission two technical buildings in support of the Kaombo FPSO project off...

Jumbo installs MEG riser for PetroSA

Fri, Feb 27, 2015 Jumbo has completed the subsea installation of a replacement MEG riser at the FA platform on the Ikhwezi project offshore South Africa for PetroSA.

Chevron taps INTECSEA for Buckskin-Moccasin tieback in the GoM

Thu, Feb 26, 2015 Chevron has selected INTECSEA to provide engineering and long-lead procurement services for the front-end engineering and design (FEED) phase of it...

Neptune Marine grouts riser support at Ichthys

Thu, Feb 26, 2015 Neptune Marine Services Ltd. has completed the structural grouting of the riser support structure at the Ichthys LNG Project offshore Australia.

Revised Sea Lion design studies under way offshore Falklands

Thu, Feb 26, 2015

Work has started on assessing the FPSO design options for the first phase of the Sea Lion development in the offshore North Falkland basin.

Asco to support Mariner drilling campaign in North Sea

Thu, Feb 26, 2015 Statoil (U.K.) has contracted Asco UK to provide supply base and warehousing services for the Mariner field development in the East Shetland basin.

Pelikan nears start-up offshore Indonesia

Thu, Feb 26, 2015 Premier Oil says three development wells have been completed from the new Pelikan wellhead platform in the Natuna Sea block A offshore Indonesia.

Planning completed for southern Zarat field offshore Tunisia

Thu, Feb 26, 2015 PA Resources (PAR) says it has completed detailed work with state oil company ETAP on a full field life plan of development (POD) for the Zarat fie...

Offshore Oil Field Development: US & Gulf of Mexico

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.

OneSubsea announces Jack/St. Malo involvement

Chevron Corp. recently achieved first oil from the Jack and St. Malo fields in the Gulf of Mexico. OneSubsea, a Cameron and Schlumberger company, supplied the subsea production and processing systems for these deepwater fields.

Hess orders Stampede umbilicals from Oceaneering

Hess Corp. (NYSE:HES) has contracted Oceaneering International Inc. (NYSE:OII) to supply umbilicals and umbilical distribution hardware to the Stampede project. 

Lucius enters production in the ultra-deepwater GoM

Petrobras has started production at the Lucius field in the ultra-deepwater Gulf of Mexico.

Enbridge plans new GoM pipeline to Hess’ Stampede development

Enbridge Inc. says it plans to build, own, and operate a crude oil pipeline in the Gulf of Mexico to connect Hess Corp.’s planned Stampede development to an existing third-party pipeline system.

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.

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