Platform News

RDS inked for Sea Lion study

Sep 02, 2014

Rig design and engineering firm RDS has been awarded a front-end engineering design (FEED) contract by AMEC for Premier Oil’s Sea Lion development in the North Falklands Basin. The FEED work is part of AMEC’s overall FEED contract for…

Wireless Networking Offshore

Sep 01, 2014

Networking technology works, but companies need to know the obstacles in order to avoid snares. Ellen Fussell Policastro reports. Communications will be of the essence for the Goliat floating production, storage, and offloading vessel…

Setting sights on Tunisia

Sep 01, 2014

Audrey Leon takes a look at recent exploration and production activities occurring offshore Tunisia. Top: The Ashtart platform offshore Tunisia. Bottom: The Maamoura platform operated by Eni Tunisia…

Electrical Integration – bringing process and power together

Sep 01, 2014

Managing the process and the power systems that serve it through a single integrated control system can cut costs while giving a much better overview of the total plant. Laya Sathyadevan explains. Managing…

The perils of offshore power quality

Sep 01, 2014

Unacceptable power quality can have significant impacts on safety, the productivity of operations and profitability. Ian C. Evans explains. An Ex motor. Photos from Harmionic Solutions. Electrical…

ONS: Aasta Hansteen on schedule

Aug 26, 2014

The Aasta Hansteen project, one of biggest and most complex industrial projects in Europe, is on schedule to begin production in 3Q 2017, says Statoil. Statoil, which made a presentation about the project at ONS, in Stavanger, this week…

Statoil eyes dry tree alternative

Aug 22, 2014

Statoil has put its money where its mouth is and awarded engineering firm Kvaerner a concept study related to a standardized, unmanned dry tree wellhead platform for the Oseberg Future Development project. Having an unmanned dry tree…

ONS - opens Monday

Aug 22, 2014

One of the biggest oil events in the global calendar opens in Stavanger on Monday, with speakers, exhibitors and delegates expected from all corners of the globe.  The last event, held in 2012, attracted nearly 60,000 visitors, 1264 companies…

Gudrun officially launched

Aug 19, 2014

Statoil and Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg officially opened the company's new Gudrun platform, on the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS).   Gudrun installation. Photo from Statoil…

Kvaerner/KBR join forces for Johan Sverdrup

Aug 15, 2014

Kvaerner and KBR are setting up a joint venture to competitively bid on offshore platform topsides contracts for the Johan Sverdrup field development offshore Norway. The Johan Sverdrup field is one of Norway's largest offshore oil and gas fields…

Permanent Siri repair close

Aug 14, 2014

Production from the entire Siri area offshore Denmark is hoped to resume in Q3 on finalization of permanent  structural repair to the Siri platform (right).  Noreco, a partner in the Cecile License, which relies on Siri for offtake, said…

KrisEnergy spuds Mancharee-1 well

Aug 08, 2014

Singapore-based KrisEnergy Ltd. announced Seadrill Ltd.’s West Cressida jackup rig spud the Mancharee-1 exploration commitment well in block G10/48 in the Wassana oil field, in the Gulf of Thailand. Seadrill's…

Hebron GBS towed to construction site

Aug 07, 2014

The ExxonMobil-operated Hebron oil field hit a milestone in late July when the gravity based structure (GBS) was towed from the dry dock to the project’s Bull Arm construction site. The 180,000-tonne structure arrived 10 hours after tow-out operations began…

Siemens shows wind turbine products

Aug 06, 2014

Siemens is showing its software and hardware products for more cost-effective production and more efficient operation of wind turbines at the WindEnergy Hamburg 2014 trade fair. Siemens can offer an integrated protection concept made…

Simplifying decommissioning

Aug 04, 2014

An ILT being placed inside a pile. IHC Handling Systems has a tool which may prove useful removing no longer required platform jackets. Elaine Maslin reports. Operators are finally…

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