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Go-ahead for Van Gogh Infill Phase 2

Mar 02, 2020

Australian energy company Santos announced a Final Investment Decision (FID) had been made on the Van Gogh Infill Development Phase Two Project, which will involve the drilling and completing of three new horizontal, dual-lateral production wells and subsea tieback into existing infrastructure…

FPSOs: The New Business Model

Feb 29, 2020

As New Year 2020 unfolds, there are 21 floating production, storage and offloading units (FPSO) on order, and unlike a year ago, these — and not floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) — are the unheralded story. Driven by a decent price for oil…

Wood to Design Chevron's Anchor Offshore Platform

Feb 28, 2020

Engineering company Wood has secured a multimillion-dollar engineering design project for Chevron’s Anchor deepwater development in the Gulf of Mexico.The scope of the project included the preliminary, front end engineering and design (Pre-FEED)…

DEME: Orion's New Crane Can Lift Nine Airbus Planes

Feb 28, 2020

Offshore installation specialist DEME Offshore has shared that its flagship offshore vessel Orion has been fitted with a huge crane boom.The crane boom, delivered by Liebherr, measures more than 145 meters and has a lifting capacity of 5,000 tonnes at more than 35 m outreach…

Endur Saves Endur Industrier

Feb 27, 2020

Norwegian company Endur has struck a deal with the bankruptcy estate to buy back Endur Industrier, a part of the recently bankrupted Endur Energy Solutions.As previously reported, Endur Energy Solutions, a provider of maintenance, modification…

Opinion: Driving Competitiveness in Subsea Supply Chain

Feb 27, 2020

By Chris Thompson, chairman of engineering firm Express EngineeringWe all know that the global oil and gas industry operates in a shifting and challenging business environment.Variations in supply and demand linked to global geopolitical issues…

Maersk Decom P&A Services for Tullow's Mauritania Wells

Feb 27, 2020

Denmark's Maersk Decom has won a contract for complete plugging and abandonment of Tullow Oil’s Banda and Tiof fields offshore Mauritania.This is Maersk Decom's first project where the company will provide an end-to-end plugging and abandonment solution under one single contract…

Iran to Boost Gas Output Capacity with New Offshore Platform

Feb 26, 2020

Iran will be able to produce more than 1 billion cubic meters (bcm) of gas per day once the final platform is installed at the South Pars offshore field, its oil minister was quoted as saying on Monday by the official IRIB news agency.South Pars…

Global Marine Taps IHC for Normand Clipper Cable Lay Spread

Feb 26, 2020

Dutch offshore equipment and vessel builder Royal IHC has secured a contract with Global Marine Group to design and delivery of an integrated power cable lay spread.The equipment will be installed on its newly chartered vessel, Normand Clipper…

Saipem in Saudi JV Push

Feb 26, 2020

Italian oilfield services firm Saipem has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Saudi construction company Abdel Hadi Abdullah Al Qahtani & Sons Company (AHQ). Saipem said Tuesday that the memorandum set the path to towards the creation of a Joint Venture in Saudi Arabia…

CNOOC, ASCO Extend North Sea Relationship

Feb 26, 2020

The Chinese oil company CNOOC has, via its European subsidiary, extended a contract for logistics management with ASCO. Under the five-year extension worth over 100 million pounds, ASCO will continue supporting CNOOC Petroleum Europe Limited's North Sea assets…

Saipem Raises Outlook After Beating Targets

Feb 26, 2020

Italian oil services group Saipem said on Wednesday it expected higher sales this year after it beat its 2019 targets and introduced a dividend for the first time in seven years.But it warned that concerns over the impact of the coronavirus…

Fussey Engineering Backs Hornsea 2

Feb 25, 2020

Siemens Energy has selected UK-based Fussey Engineering to supply and install steel framework and cladding at the National Grid 400kV substation site adjacent to the Hornsea Two offshore wind project.The steelworks, which will involve the construction…

LQ Installed at Qatargas' North Field Bravo

Feb 25, 2020

The 4,000-metric-ton jacket and topside has been installed for Qatargas' North Field Bravo Living Quarters Expansion project, Heerema Marine Contractors announced on Tuesday.Heerema said the installation was completed by its vessel Aegir, which…

McDermott Breaks Ground on Fabrication Facility in Saudi Arabia

Feb 25, 2020

Offshore oil and gas engineering and construction company McDermott has broken ground on the new fabrication facility in Saudi Arabia in which it will build offshore and onshore oil and gas platforms and modules.The company is building the fabrication…

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