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Van Oord Bags Husky Energy's West White Rose Project

Oct 19, 2018

Dutch offshore and dredging services specialist Van Oord has been awarded the contract to carry out offshore installation works for the West White Rose Project of the east coast of Newfoundland, Canada.The project will give Canadian oil company…

Aqualis Offshore Completes Bahrain Floatover

Oct 10, 2018

Aqualis Offshore has completed the floatover installation of the REGAS topside offshore Bahrain as part of the Bahrain LNG Import Terminal, said a press release.Aqualis Offshore, part of Oslo-listed energy consultancy group Aqualis ASA was contracted…

Lundin Acquires Equinor's Luno II Stake

Oct 04, 2018

Lundin Petroleum AB through its wholly-owned subsidiary Lundin Norway has entered into an agreement with Equinor Energy, under which Lundin Norway will acquire Equinor’s entire 15 percent working interest in the Lundin Norway operated licence PL359…

Apache inks Archer for North Sea services

Jan 16, 2018

Archer has been awarded a new, three-year contract by Apache for platform drilling management services in the North Sea.  The contract includes operations and maintenance on Apache's Forties and Beryl fields. This will include the Forties Alpha…

L&T picks up ONGC EPCIC deal

Jan 08, 2018

Larson & Toubro subsidiary L&T Hydrocarbon Engineering (LTHE) has won an engineering, procurement, construction, installation and commissioning (EPCIC) contract with India's Oil & National Gas Corp. (ONGC) for work in the country's western offshore basin…

Kvaerner lands Valhall Flank West wellhead platform

Dec 18, 2017

Norwegian engineering and fabrication firm Kvaerner has been awarded a US$120 million (NOK1 billion) contract for delivery of the topside and steel jacket substructure for Valhall Flank West by operator Aker BP.  Kvaerner's scope includes procurement…

Woodside, ABB plan offshore battery first

Dec 14, 2017

Australia's Woodside Energy is setting out to achieve a world first by installing a microgrid with a 1MW lithium-ion PowerStore Battery energy storage system on an offshore platform.  Working with power and automation group ABB, the solution will be installed on Woodside's Goodwyn A platform…

VIDEO: Culzean installation highlights

Dec 06, 2017

Danish oil firm Maersk Oil has published a video with timelapse footage and interviews with key people, showing the main 2017 milestones in the UK North Sea Culzean development. The Culzean field - discovered in 2008 - is in the UK central North Sea…

Video: Aibel completes Sverdrup assembly

Sep 07, 2017

Aibel lifted the final three modules into place for the Johan Sverdrup drilling platform earlier this week. The platform arrived in Haugesund on 5 September, where the facility will remain for hook-up and preparation work, until it is handed over to Statoil in mid-2018…

Video: Sverdrup coming into focus

Jul 31, 2017

Statoil successfully installed the largest jacket on the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS) at its Johan Sverdrup project, giving the Norwegian giant the first visible sign of the field. The jacket…

Murchison platform removal scope completed

Jul 12, 2017

CNR's Murchison platform removal in the UK North Sea has been completed, according to Heerema Marine Contractors, part of the Heerema - AF (HAF) Offshore Decom Consortium. Heerema Marine Contractors (HMC) and AF Offshore Decom (jointly called HAF Decom) for the full engineering…

Aquaterra installs Sea Swift off Egypt

Jun 05, 2017

Aquaterra Energy has designed, fabricated and installed a new Sea Swift platform for PICO Petroleum Integrated Services, the lead contractor for Amal Petroleum Co.’s (AMAPETCO) Amal field in the Gulf of Suez, offshore Egypt. Image of the Sea Swift…

North Sea awe

Jun 01, 2017

The awe inspired during the early days of the North Sea industry was back and in full force for the world’s heaviest offshore lift. Elaine Maslin reports. Pioneering Spirit, closing in on Brent Delta…

Updated: Hebron platform to leave Bull Arm in May

Apr 19, 2017

ExxonMobil’s Hebron platform will be towed from the Bull Arm construction site next month, on its way to the Hebron field offshore Newfoundland and Labrador. The Hebron platform being towed from Bull Arm…

BP, Edison Chouest ink GoM alliance

Apr 11, 2017

UK supermajor BP and Edison Chouest Offshore have created a new 30-month for a “broad range of services” in the Gulf of Mexico. Items in the alliance agreement include a three-year extension for utilization of BP’s Gulf of Mexico preservation and maintenance facility…

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