Offshore Production News


Seatrium Secures FPSO Newbuild Contracts from Petrobras

May 26, 2024

Seatrium has secured a contract from Petrobras, acting as operator of Atapu and Sepia consortiums, for the newbuild supply of FPSO platforms P-84 and P-85.With the contracts valued at approximately S$11 billion, these high throughput FPSOs will be deployed in the Atapu and Sépia fields…

New Dutch Coalition Aims for More Offshore Gas Extraction

May 17, 2024

The incoming Dutch government said on Thursday it will aim to expand offshore natural gas extraction and nuclear energy production as part of plans to reduce the Netherlands' dependence on 'unreliable countries.'In its draft coalition pact,…

Seatrium Awarded Repeat FPSO Integration Contract from SBM Offshore

May 15, 2024

Seatrium has been awarded a contract by Single Buoy Moorings Inc, a SBM Offshore company, for the topsides fabrication and integration of an FPSO.Seatrium’s scope of work includes the fabrication of several topsides modules, riser, mooring and umbilical structures…

Cylindrical FPSO Readied for Liuhua Oilfield

May 13, 2024

On May 12, after nearly 13 hours of preparation, Asia's largest semi-submersible ship - COSCO Shipping Group's Xinguang Hua – loaded the cylindrical FPSO Haikui No. 1 ready for dispatch to the deepwater Liuhua oilfield.A measuring robot was…

First Oil from Shell's Bonga North Tranche 1 in 2027/2028

May 09, 2024

Oil major Shell expects first oil from its Bonga North Tranche 1 project off the coast of Nigeria in 2027/2028 and 'there are opportunities get that stream on earlier,' a Shell executive said on Thursday.Elohor Aiboni, a managing director at Shell Nigeria…

BW Energy Finds Hydrocarbons at Hibiscus South Pilot Well

May 09, 2024

Oil and gas company BW Energy has found hydrocarbons in the DHBSM-2P pilot well, confirming the Hibiscus South deposit offshore Gabon extends into the northern part of the field with good reservoir quality.BW Energy said it plans to complete the well as a production well later in 2024…

Liza Unity FPSO Hits Peak Output

May 08, 2024

An Exxon Mobil led oil consortium has achieved peak production of 252,000 barrels per day from its Liza Unity production vessel, Exxon Guyana Country Manager Alistair Routledge said on Wednesday.The consortium, which includes Exxon, Hess and CNOOC…

Into the Deep: Offshore Production Increasingly Finds Deeper Waters

May 08, 2024

Offshore energy is on a growth trajectory. Rystad Energy wrote in February 2024 that upstream oil majors were diving in to deeper waters. “Despite tightened budgets, frontier drilling is fueling optimism for a productive year, particularly deepwater projects in the Atlantic Margin…

Liza Unity is First FPSO to Earn ABS REMOTE-CON Notation

May 07, 2024

The ABS-classed Liza Unity has received the first REMOTE-CON notation for an floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) from ABS. The notation demonstrates the vessel’s alignment with remote-control functions and signifies that the design…

CNOOC Starts Production at Gas Field in Bohai Sea

May 07, 2024

China’s state-run China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) has brought on stream a gas field in the Bohai Sea, offshore China.CNOOC’s Bozhong 19-6 Gas Field 13-2 Block well site development project is located in central Bohai Sea, with an average water depth of approximately 23 meters…

Tyra II: Reaching Full Technical Capacity Delayed as Equipment Repair Works Begin

May 06, 2024

The technical issue, which has temporarily impacted the commissioning of the facilities at Denmark’s largest offshore gas development, has been identified with repair works currently ongoing as the timeline for reaching Tyra II full technical capacity gets delayed for the third quarter of 2024…

US Oil and Gas Production Rebounds

May 01, 2024

U.S. oil and gas production rebounded sharply in February after extensive disruption the previous month caused by freezing wells and other outages stemming from Winter Storm Heather in the middle of January.Nationwide crude and condensates output jumped by 0…

Exxon to Shut Two Platforms in Guyana for Two Weeks for Pipeline Connection

Apr 30, 2024

Exxon Mobil Corp will shut down two offshore oil production projects in Guyana for two weeks each, between July and August, to connect a natural gas pipeline, the company's country head Alistair Routledge told reporters in Georgetown on Tuesday…

BW Energy Inks $150M Deal for MaBoMo Production Facility Offshore Gabon

Apr 30, 2024

Oil and gas company BW Energy has signed a sale and leaseback agreement with a Minsheng Financial Leasing (MSFL) for the MaBoMo production facility on the Dussafu license, offshore Gabon.The agreement will provide $150 million of gross sales…

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