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Drilling & Completion

Second deepwater Liwan pipelay under way offshore China

Construction vessels have started work offshore China installing a second deepwater production pipeline from the main Liwan 3-1 field to the Liwan shallow-water central platform. 

KCA wins first contract for offshore Hebron project

The Platform Services division of KCA Deutag has entered the offshore Canada drilling sector following the award of a multi-million-dollar contract with ExxonMobil Canada Properties.

Enegi to drill its first well offshore eastern Canada

The Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board has extended Period 1 of an exploration license held by Enegi Oil by one year.

Field Development

North Sea Golden Eagle project on schedule

Suncor Energy says the Nexen-operated Golden Eagle project in the UK central North Sea remains on track to achieve first oil in late 2014 or early 2015.

Second deepwater Liwan pipelay under way offshore China

Construction vessels have started work offshore China installing a second deepwater production pipeline from the main Liwan 3-1 field to the Liwan shallow-water central platform. 

Apply wins North Sea, offshore Canada quarters work

Apply has won living quarters contracts for two offshore projects. 

Subsea

Technip to continue subsea work with Statoil, Exxon Mobil, Gassco

Technip has received a new framework agreement by Statoil, Exxon Mobil, and Gassco to supply diving, subsea intervention, and repair contingency services.

Kvaerner leads arctic subsea separation/storage study

Kvaerner Canada is leading a new R&D project into adapting subsea separation and storage facilities for harsh/arctic conditions.

Jee wins subsea pipeline design contract

Jee Ltd., a multi-discipline subsea engineering and training firm, has been awarded a contract in support of a seven-year development. The contract, with a major offshore pipelay and subsea constru...

Geology & Geophysics

Second deepwater Liwan pipelay under way offshore China

Construction vessels have started work offshore China installing a second deepwater production pipeline from the main Liwan 3-1 field to the Liwan shallow-water central platform. 

TGS, PGS to expand offshore frontier eastern Canada 2D seismic coverage

TGS plans to expand its multi-client 2D seismic surveys offshore eastern Canada this season.

TGS, PGS to expand seismic coverage offshore Newfoundland

TGS and PGS will co-operate on a new 2D seismic survey offshore eastern Canada.

Pipeline & Transportation

Jee wins subsea pipeline design contract

Jee Ltd., a multi-discipline subsea engineering and training firm, has been awarded a contract in support of a seven-year development. The contract, with a major offshore pipelay and subsea constru...

Accurate stone dumping protects Deep Panuke facilities offshore Canada

Tideway has completed an offshore installation program for EnCana’s Deep Panuke gas development offshore Nova Scotia, eastern Canada.

SolveiG set to join Norway pipeline group

Statoil is selling a 24.1% direct and indirect stake in the Gassled pipelines joint venture to SolveiG Gas Norway for NOK 17.35 billion ($3.2 billion).

Production

Second deepwater Liwan pipelay under way offshore China

Construction vessels have started work offshore China installing a second deepwater production pipeline from the main Liwan 3-1 field to the Liwan shallow-water central platform. 

Fixed platforms face development challenges in ice-infested waters

The Arctic is increasingly important in securing energy supplies for the future, notwithstanding the economic, environmental, and social challenge. Finding and extracting oil and gas in the Arctic ...

Next-phase Hibernia subsea facilities in place

Detailed engineering and construction continues on the gravity-based structure and topsides for the Hebron platform offshore Newfoundland & Labrador, according to partner Suncor Energy.

Rigs/Vessels

Damen PSV 5000 vessels to work in sub-arctic waters

Atlantic Towing Ltd (USA) has selected newly designed, ice-strengthened PSV 5000 vessels from Damen Shipyards Group to meet its demanding 10-year offshore support contract with ExxonMobil Canada Pr...

Top Topsides 2013 conference moments

Checkout a slideshow covering the highlights of last year's 2013 Topsides Conference.

Deep Panuke offshore Nova Scotia builds to full capacity

SBM Offshore has completed debottlenecking EnCana’s Deep Panuke production platform offshore Nova Scotia.

Canada Offshore Oil & Gas News

DSI Thru-Tubing joins ALS Oil & Gas

Canadian well intervention specialist, DSI Thru-Tubing Inc., has agreed to become part of new international oilfield services company, ALS Oil & Gas.

 

Tracerco opens new lab in Canada

Tracerco, part of Johnson Matthey, has commissioned a new high-tech laboratory in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, to enhance its reservoir technologies offering across Canada.

North Sea Golden Eagle project on schedule

Suncor Energy says the Nexen-operated Golden Eagle project in the UK central North Sea remains on track to achieve first oil in late 2014 or early 2015.