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Sembcorp inks LOI for Shell's Vito development

Dec 05, 2017

Sembcorp Marine and Shell have signed a letter of intent for Sembcorp to construct the hull and topside for Shell’s Vito floating production unit (FPU). Sembcorp Marine subsidiary Sembcorp Marine Rigs & Floaters also will handle integration of the FPU…

Opportunities in Mexican mature fields

Dec 01, 2017

Gaspar Franco Hernández, of CNH, discusses the abundant opportunity to develop Mexico’s over 200 mature fields (First published in the December 2017 OE, access the full issue here). Map of Mexico’s mature fields. Image from CNH. There are several definitions of mature fields…

New Decom North Sea CEO appointed, ahead of annual conference

Nov 24, 2017

Decommissioning industry trade organization Decom North Sea has appointed an interim CEO following the appointment of Roger Esson to the Oil & Gas Technology Centre. Interim Decom North Sea CEO Dr Tom Leeson (pictured, right) will start immediately…

NKT develops wave power cables

Nov 23, 2017

German cable firm NKT is testing power cables for a wave power project in Norway. For the project in Norway, NKT has developed a dynamic 1 kV cable as well as a semi-dynamic 24 kV export cable for power export. The cables are currently…

Port of Blyth takes on decommissioning, wins environmental license

Nov 22, 2017

The Port of Blyth in northeast England is set to make a strategic move into decommissoning following being awarded a decommissioning license from the UK Environment Agency.  During 2018, the port will ready a site at its Battleship Wharf terminal for decommissioning operations…

Energy ministers meet in Houston

Nov 15, 2017

Trilateral cooperation between the US, Canada, and Mexico is needed, says US Energy Secretary Rick Perry. Rick Perry. Photos from OE Staff. Perry was speaking at the University of Houston’s…

UK offshore robotics center launched

Nov 08, 2017

A new research centre focused on robotics for the offshore industry is to be set up in the UK with nearly US$19 million (£14.3 million) UK Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF) funding.  The Offshore Robotics for Certification of…

Siccar Point to sell HPHT Jackdaw stake

Nov 06, 2017

Siccar Point Energy will sell to Dyas UK Limited its 26% equity interest in three production contract licenses covering the Jackdaw discovery in the central UK North Sea. While Jackdaw operator Shell has conducted excellent work progressing the opportunity…

Offshore Achievement Awards deadline weeks away

Nov 06, 2017

The trophy for this year's Offshore Achievement Awards in Aberdeen has been picked, with less than a month to go now until entries close for the Society of Petroleum Engineers' organized event, supported by OE (Offshore Engineer).  Each year the organizers of the awards…

A new Qatar?

Nov 01, 2017

With the entry of ExxonMobil, East Africa has entered the gas business for the long term. Can South Africa catch up? EIC’s Andrew Scutter sets the scene. Over the last decade, recent oil and gas discoveries across East Africa have made the region a key frontier for hydrocarbon exploration…

Improving recovery

Nov 01, 2017

Last month (October 2017), Chevron approved plans for a commercial polymer EOR project on its UK North Sea Captain heavy oil field. Elaine Maslin looks at the broader prospects for EOR projects on the UKCS. For many fields on the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS) the clock is ticking…

Decom dollars

Oct 30, 2017

More than 700 offshore fields are expected to cease production in the next five years, according to forecasts. Elaine Maslin reports. Two major events appeared to fire the starting gun for the UK’s offshore decommissioning market to take…

Assessing all options

Oct 30, 2017

As the North Sea enters the decommissioning era, should complete removal remain the default option? And what is the impact of the process on North Sea ecosystems? Emma Gordon reports.  The oil and gas industry must address its knowledge…

Perfecting PWC

Oct 30, 2017

Perforate, wash and cement technologies are offering operators an alternative to milling. Elaine Maslin reports. When OE headlined an article about plugging and abandonment (P&A) “Pain in the annulus” back in 2016, it was with just cause…

Nexans inks 3000km cable contract with HHI for Nasr Phase II, UAE

Oct 24, 2017

French cabling firm Nexans has been chosen to supply 3000km cables for the Nasr Phase II full field development project offshore Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates. The Nasr field is a large oil field about 130km northwest of Abu Dhabi…

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