Production News

BSEE cites 12 for SEMS non-compliance

Nov 26, 2013

Brian Salerno, director of the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE), cited 12 Gulf of Mexico (GOM) operators for failure to comply with the Safety and Environmental Management Systems (SEMS) requirements of the Workplace Safety Rule…

PetroVietnam enters new partnerships

Nov 26, 2013

PetroVietnam has signed new agreements with India's ONGC Videsh, and Russia's Rosneft. PetroVietnam's new memorandum of understanding with ONGC Videsh extends one previously signed in 2011. The MOU covers the joint exploration of hydrocarbons in Vietnam and India…

Defrosting Arctic technology

Nov 12, 2013

The Arctic is one of the few areas remaining with large finds to be made. In order to operate and develop fields in the Arctic, new technologies are needed and are being developed, from ice-management systems to innovations in drilling. The…

SE Asia comes to LAGCOE

Nov 11, 2013

Laissez les bons temps rouler. Deep in the heart of Louisiana oil country, US representatives from two Asian trade organizations made the case for local investment at the 2013 Louisiana Gulf Coast Oil Exposition (LAGCOE), held in Lafayette…

First gas from Ruby field

Nov 08, 2013

Production at Indonesia’s Ruby field kicked off Oct. 27. The field has been in development since June 2011 and is expected to produce natural gas at a rate of 17,000boe/d. Located within the Sebuku Production Sharing Contract (PSC) 300km south of Balikpapan City…

Exxon gets Madagascar extensions

Nov 06, 2013

Exxon Mobil Corp. has received extensions on three of its production sharing contract licenses offshore Madagascar, the company announced on 6 November 2013. The supermajor said the extensions will enable the resumption of exploration activities on the Ampasindava…

OE13: Real-time integrity

Nov 06, 2013

Angus Lugsdin, business development manager at Tritech International, outlined the value of multibeam sonar technology for real-time integrity monitoring at a technical session on structural integrity at Aberdeen’s Offshore Europe Conference in September…

Eni Norge opens Hammerfest office

Oct 31, 2013

Eni Norge has opened a new operations center in Hammerfest as part of its expansion in northern Norway and the Barents Sea.  Eni has been active in the region since the start of the 1990s and is developing the Goliat oil field - the first oil field to be developed in the Barents Sea…

CNOOC's Suizhong 36-1 Phase II starts production

Oct 30, 2013

China’s CNOOC announced that the Suizhong 36-1 Phase II adjustment project has commenced production. The Suizhong 36-1 oil field is located in the south region of Liaodong Bay in Bohai in an average water depth of approximately 30m. Four…

OTC Brasil: Innovation and sustainability

Oct 30, 2013

Innovation was a key theme at the opening plenary at OTC Brasil 2013 this week. Renato Bertani, CEO of Barra Energia do Brasil and president of the World Petroleum Council discussed how innovation has changed the oil and gas industry for the better…

Israel attempts to balance regulations, infrastructure with LNG growth

Oct 22, 2013

Israel first hit the international stage as an oil and gas country in 2003, when Houston-based Noble Energy discovered the Mari-B field. The Tamar and Leviathan fields were discovered 2009-2011. All are located in the Levant basin, which encompasses about 83…

Bureau Veritas classes Brazil’s largest FPU

Oct 22, 2013

Petrobras’ P-55 Floating Production Unit (FPU), the largest and the first of this kind entirely built in Brazil, is on its way to the Roncador field, Campos basin, where it will be installed in a water depth of 1,790m.  The column-stabilized semisubmersible has a capacity of 180…

CNOOC duo in production

Oct 17, 2013

CNOOC Ltd started production at two of its offshore fields, the Wenchang 19-1 North and Weizhou 12-8 West. The Wenchang 19-1 North oil field is located in the western Pearl River Mouth Basin with an average water depth of about 120-130m…

ONGC Videsh increases stake in BC-10

Oct 15, 2013

India’s ONGC Videsh Ltd. (OVL) acquired a 12% interest in Parque das Conchas (Block BC-10), located in the Campos Basin offshore Brazil’s southeastern coast. Production from the second development phase began earlier this month. Block BC-10 includes four offshore deepwater fields - Ostra…

RWE Dea brings Breagh online

Oct 15, 2013

Production has begun on RWE Dea UK's Breagh gas field in the UK Southern North Sea, the German operator announced on October 14 2013. The first three wells brought into production had an initial total flow rate of 2.75 MMcm/d of natural gas…

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