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WorleyParsons wins pre-FEED study

Jan 09, 2013

Study assesses FLNG project options off IndiaWorleyParsons has been awarded a significant pre-FEED study by the Andhra Pradesh Floating LNG Terminal developers, GDF SUEZ and Andhra Pradesh Gas Distribution Corporation (APGDC). The pre…

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…

Field of Green

Jan 01, 2013

Helix Energy Solutions Group has encountered 100ft of high-quality net oil pay in the Wang exploration well, 93 miles off the Louisiana coast in Green Canyon block 237. Drilled to a total depth of 18,300ft, Wang will tie-back to the Helix Producer 1 FPU. First production is expected by 2Q 2013.

Technip nets Martin Linge work

Dec 21, 2012

Martin Linge field illustrationTotal picks Technip for Martin Linge topsidesTechnip, leader in a consortium with Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI), was awarded by Total E&P Norge, a contract for the Martin Linge development project located approximately 180km west of Bergen…

Shell, TSC strengthen LNG collaboration

Dec 13, 2012

Shell's PreludeShell and TSC team up on future LNG projects Shell Gas & Power Developments B.V. (Shell) and the Technip Samsung Consortium (TSC) have signed a heads of agreement to enhance collaboration on the design, engineering, procurement…

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…

Proserv wins Cygnus topside controls

Nov 12, 2012

Proserv workerAMEC has chosen Proserv to supply topside control equipment for GDF Suez's Cygnus field development on the southern North Sea, Proserv announced on 8 November 2012.Under the terms of the $1.9 million contract, Proserv will supply the design…

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…

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…

Back to subsea's blue skies

Oct 01, 2012

Blue sky thinking and a bunch of new patents have in recent years heralded Fluor's return with a vengeance to the subsea technology arena after a near two-decade lull. Jennifer Pallanich talks to Fluor Offshore Solutions technology director…

The Valemon field

Aug 01, 2012

The Valemon gas and condensate accumulation, a 1985 discovery 160km off the coast from Bergen, has estimated recoverable reserves equivalent to 210 million barrels of oil. Development is currently priced at NKr20.4 billion by operator Statoil and its partners Petoro…

Handling the heavier crudes

Jun 01, 2012

With heavy oil today representing around 70% of the world’s confirmed oil reserves, extraction of the heavier crudes is growing rapidly and there is an increasing need for flow measurement of high viscosity hydrocarbons. NEL's Chris Mills reviews the technological challenges ahead…

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