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Sulzer to Supply Pumps for Brazilian FPSOs

Aug 20, 2013

Sulzer Pumps will supply 42 pumps for installation on two floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) vessels (P-66 and P-69) that will operate in the pre salt Iracema cluster areas located in the Santos Basin, off the coast of Rio de Janeiro…

Emerson Acquires UK's Groveley Detection Ltd.

Aug 08, 2013

St. Louis, Missouri-based Emerson Process Management, a business of Emerson, acquired Groveley Detection Ltd., a leading innovator and developer of ultrasonic gas leak detection solutions for both offshore and onshore oil and gas installations…

Aberdeen's Meta wins Shell contract for tiebacks in GoM

Jul 30, 2013

Aberdeen-based Meta Downhole Ltd., a downhole isolation company offering complete integrity across the life of the well, announced a contract with Shell for high-performance liner tieback solutions in the Gulf of Mexico. Meta will supply its V0 ISO14310-certified Meta Liner Tieback…

Fabricating an 8-leg launch jacket in record time

Jul 16, 2013

Using multiple work centers and close project management, L&T delivered the MNP jacket on schedule. Larsen & Toubro (L&T), India was awarded the Mumbai High North (MHN) process platform, living quarters, and process gas compressor module project by ONGC…

UTC presenters tackle hydrate flow challenges

May 21, 2013

Dealing with hydrate formation in pipelines is becoming a hot topic. The issue will be the focus of multiple papers at this year’s Underwater Technology Conference.Statoil intends to have a “full subsea factory” by 2020 and one of its key…

Corac wins Tullow North Sea study

Apr 29, 2013

Corac Group plc, a group of innovative UK based engineering companies, active in energy and environmental technologies, is pleased to report that its subsidiary Corac Energy Technologies (CET) will commence a funded feasibility study on behalf of FTSE 100 global oil and gas explorer…

Subsea cable overheating risk reduced by monitoring

Apr 15, 2013

A 278km-long highvoltage power cable was recently installed between Ireland and Wales. Gary Parker of Sensa, a Schlumberger company, describes how a distributed temperature sensor (DTS) system is monitoring the performance and safety of critical parts of the cable in real-time…

CX-15 tower installation

Mar 05, 2013

Offshore engineering firm GMC Ltd. provides this video of the 2,500-ton CX-15 buoyant tower, touted at the world's largest, being installed at Corvina Field off Peru for BPZ Energy. The tower hull measures 69.9m with four, ring-stiffened…

Chevron cheers St. Malo flow

Mar 01, 2013

Chevron Corp. conducted a successful production test on the St. Malo PS003 well in the Lower Tertiary trend in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico. Oil flow rates, though limited by testing equipment constraints, exceeded 13,000 b/d. Click to view largerThe test…

Tony Duncan to manage global subsea at McDermott

Feb 27, 2013

McDermott International Inc. announced that Tony Duncan will join the company as Vice President and General Manager, Subsea on 1 April 2013.Tony Duncan (Image: McDermott)“In this role, Tony is responsible for driving and growing our global Subsea business…

Baúna production starts up

Feb 20, 2013

FPSO Cidade de Itajaí connects to Baúna field Cidade de Itajaí (Photo: OOG)Production has begun at Petrobras' Baúna field, in the Southern Santos Basin, off Brazil, the company announced on 19 February 2013. Petrobras connected the FPSO Cidade de Itajaí…

Chevron advances Mafumeira Sul

Feb 07, 2013

By 2015 production to top 110,000 b/d of oil The central processing platform of the Mafumeira Sul project offshore Angola (Image: Chevron)Chevron subsidiary Cabinda Gulf Oil Co. Ltd. will proceed with the development of the Mafumeira Sul project located offshore Angola…

Saipem, JGC in Abadi contest

Jan 24, 2013

Saipem and JGC fight for Abadi FLNG contract Click to view largerSubsidiaries of Saipem and JGC Corp. have won FEED contracts for Inpex's Abadi FLNG facility off Indonesia, Inpex announced on 23 January 2013.PT Saipem Indonesia and PT…

Statoil welcomes Hebron

Jan 16, 2013

Hebron estimated to hold 700 million barrelsThe Hebron Gravity Based Structure (GBS), is the 4th offshore development offshore Newfoundland. The project is to be sanctioned in 2012, and start-up is expected in 2017.On December 31st, 2012…

Western Isles approval

Jan 10, 2013

The UK has approved Dana Petroleum’s US$1.6 billion Western Isles project, which seeks to develop the Harris and Barra oil fields. The nine-well northern North Sea development is expected to produce 40,000b/d in 2015. Both fields hold an estimated 45 million barrels.

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