Most Recent Offshore Oil Field Development

Nexans to supply power cables for Nasr expansion project

Thu, Sep 3, 2015 The new production complex for the Nasr oil field offshore Abu Dhabi will be powered by Nexans’ subsea cables, under a €90-million ($100-million) c...

Crondall joins Fortuna LNG subsea FEED team

Thu, Sep 3, 2015 Crondall Energy has secured a contract with Aker Solutions and Subsea 7 for Ophir Energy’s Fortuna LNG project offshore Equatorial Guinea.

Maersk contracts Amec Foster Wheeler for North Sea engineering services

Thu, Sep 3, 2015

Maersk Oil has awarded Amec Foster Wheeler a three-year integrated services contract in the UK North Sea.

Noble updates Israel field discussions

Thu, Sep 3, 2015 Noble Energy (NYSE: NBL) continues to work with Israel’s government to progress development of its deepwater discoveries and to ensure a stable inv...

INPEX offers expanded Abadi gas development plan

Thu, Sep 3, 2015 INPEX Corp. has sent to the Indonesian Special Task Force on Upstream Oil and Gas Business Activities (SKK Migas) a revised development plan for th...

DCP compression platform in place at Malampaya

Wed, Sep 2, 2015 Installation has been completed of the 13,000-ton Malampaya depletion compression platform at Shell’s Malampaya field offshore the Philippines.

Xodus to study decommissioning options for two North Sea fields

Wed, Sep 2, 2015 Nexen Petroleum U.K. has contracted Xodus Group to undertake front-end engineering and design services for decommissioning of the Ettrick and Black...

SMOE, Subsea 7 clinch North Sea Culzean topsides/subsea contracts

Tue, Sep 1, 2015 Maersk Oil has issued two major contracts for its Culzean high-pressure/high-temperature gas/condensate field development in the UK central North S...

Maersk Oil gets go-ahead for UK North Sea Culzean project

Mon, Aug 31, 2015 The UK Oil & Gas Authority has approved the development of the Maersk Oil-operated high-pressure/high-temperature Culzean field in the UK centr...

Iona negotiating farm-out of Orlando in North Sea

Fri, Aug 28, 2015 Iona Energy expects cost for the Orlando tieback to the Ninian Central platform in the UK northern North Sea during 2015-2016 to be reduced from $2...

Offshore Oil Field Development: US & Gulf of Mexico

Shell taps OneSubsea for Stones 15,000-psi subsea processing systems

Shell Offshore Inc. has awarded OneSubsea a contract to supply subsea processing systems for the Stones project in the Gulf of Mexico.

More good news, bad news for Gulf E&P

Exploration activity in the Gulf of Mexico continues to see new positive milestones, driven by past discoveries and recent field development; and more discouraging ones, owing to the continued state of low oil prices.


Shell aimed to re-start exploration drilling offshore Alaska last month, assuming sea ice had cleared.

InterMoor completes mooring support project for Heidelberg spar in GoM

InterMoor Inc. has provided Anadarko Petroleum Corp. with rapid hook-up services for its Heidelberg truss spar in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico after stepping in at short notice for another contractor.

Wood Group to review future PEMEX field needs

PEMEX Procurement International has awarded Wood Group a three-year offshore engineering contract for field development in Mexico’s Gulf of Mexico waters.

EIC Monitor records decline in worldwide contracting activity

The most recent EIC Monitor report shows a continuing decline in contracting activity.

Chevron pushes Big Foot first production into 2018

Chevron now expects first oil from its deepwater Big Foot TLP in the Gulf of Mexico in 2018. 

Stone to proceed with two Pompano tiebacks

Stone Energy Corp. has provided a drilling and production update on its deepwater Gulf of Mexico operations.  

2H Offshore receives multiple contracts for Hess’ Stampede development

2H Offshore has won two separate contracts to verify the design, fabrication, and installation phases of the steel catenary risers (SCR) for the Stampede field development in the central US Gulf of Mexico. 

Shell to fund Appomattox GoM deepwater development

Royal Dutch Shell plc has made the final investment decision to proceed with the Appomattox deepwater development in the Gulf of Mexico. 

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Assessing Mexico’s new offshore oil & gas exploration opportunities

When Mexico’s historic energy reform legislation became law on Dec. 21, 2013, it opened the country to foreign investment in its oil and gas sector...

Anadarko’s decommissioning of the first-ever cell spar in the Gulf of Mexico

The Red Hawk spar made history throughout its design life, commissioned and decommissioned as the first of its kind. Heralded as the first cell spa...

Offshore Design Optioneering using Cloud Computing

Cloud computing opens up to offshore engineering teams the opportunity to take advantage of almost unlimited computing power and data storage capab...

Falling oil prices and the offshore oil and gas industry: assessing the state of the market

The precipitous decline in oil prices has brought many areas of the oil and gas industry to a standstill. Yet while some sectors are feeling the pi...
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