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Sapinhoá in production

Jan 08, 2013

Sapinhoá field begins production off BrazilSapinhoá mapCommercial production has begun at Sapinhoá field, Repsol announced on 8 January 2013.The field, run by a consortium of Repsol, Petrobras and BG Group, is located in Block BM-S-9 in Brazil’s pre-salt region…

Optimising FPSOs for extreme environments

Jan 04, 2013

Understanding the environmental conditions at a site are important to determine when offloading operations need to be suspended or when an offloading tanker needs to be disconnected. BMT Argoss naval architect Wojciech Misiag explains why optimising…

Cidade de Itajai arrives

Jan 02, 2013

Cidade de Itajaí (Photo: OOG)OOG-TNK unit arrives at Brazil's Santos BasinThe FPSO Cidade de Itajaí has arrived in the Santos Basin, Petrobras announced on 2 January 2013.The OOG-TKP vessel arrived on 29 December and will be connected to…

Ichthys gas generators

Dec 07, 2012

Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) tapped Wärtsilä Moss to supply inert gas generator (IGG) units for the FPSO destined for the Inpex-operated Ichthys LNG project in the Browse Basin offshore western Australia.Wärtsilä Moss'…

Antrim to take circular route at Fyne

Dec 03, 2012

Hummingbird Spirit FPSOHummingbird FPSO heads to Antrim’s Fyne FieldAntrim Energy is to charter the circular FPSO Hummingbird Spirit for operations on its Fyne field in the UK's Central North Sea when it comes off its current program working for Centrica at Chestnut…

How best practices optimize topsides design

Nov 21, 2012

Adhering to best practice in areas such as process optimization and piping, electrical and structural design will help to deliver safe and operable FPSO topsides that minimize capital and operating expenditures. Alliance Engineering’s Norb Roobaert…

What next for the offshore sector?

Nov 20, 2012

‘BW Offshore's Yùum K'ak' Náab FPSO has been producing Pemex' KMZ field in the Mexican sector of the Gulf of Mexico since 2007. BW is also supplying the first FPSO for the US sector of the Gulf of Mexico. The BW Pioneer is moored at Petrobras'…

Southern exposure

Nov 20, 2012

Rolls-Royce is betting big on Brazil, where the company's energy business, recently bolstered by lucrative contracts with Petrobras, is setting up a $100 million-plus purpose-built gas turbine assembly and test facility. Russell McCulley reports…

Pre-salt hose delivery

Nov 10, 2012

Flexomarine is slated to deliver 44 hoses for Modec’s FPSO Cidade de Mangaratiba in November. A mix of the floating and subsea varieties, the hoses will be 10.7m long by 500mm in diameter and are meant for the pre-salt Cernambi Sul project in 2300m of water…

Flexible Friend

Nov 10, 2012

Dana Petroleum (E&P) last month took over the operatorship of the Triton FPSO from Hess in a move that according to Dana's UK MD Paul Griffin 'underlines our strategy to move from largely non-operated activities to full-operated field management on the UKCS '…

FPSO tales of the unexpected

Oct 24, 2012

Floating systems consultant Peter Lovie offers his personal take on the debt crisis facing round FPSO pioneer Sevan and the unexpected challenges encountered by the US Gulf of Mexico's first FPSO .Sevan brought the first round FPSOs into operation…

OGX discoveries

Oct 01, 2012

Maintaining a steady level of exploration activity, OGX has marked a number of successes.The Itacoatiara well, or OGX-79, found a hydrocarbon column of about 150m with 64m of net pay in the Albian section in the Campos Basin. The block BM-C-39 well…

Revitalising the Norwegian shelf

Oct 01, 2012

A number of operators on the Norwegian shelf revealed updates of their field development plans at the recent Offshore Northern Seas conference in Stavanger, with a substantial list of projects and refurbishments going forward as part of the revitalisation of the Norwegian shelf…

Waimea well test

Oct 01, 2012

Brazilian independent OGX kicked off 2012 with production at its offshore Waimea development. First oil came in January via an extended well test (EWT) to the FPSO OSX-1 just over two years after the field was discovered with OGX-3 in December 2009…

FPSO repair at the double

Sep 12, 2012

Off station planned maintenance and upgrade work on the SeaRose FPSO, which serves Husky Energy’s White Rose oil field off Newfoundland, were completed recently in the Belfast repair dock of Harland & Wolff. Maritime and offshore engineers Harris Pye…

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