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Floating production to reach $130B

Feb 25, 2014

Energy Maritime Associates (EMA) predicts US$130 billion will be spent on floating production units by 2018. A report by the Society of Petroleum Engineers said that continued expansion in the use of subsea production technologies, coupled…

Saipem wins new E&C deals

Feb 24, 2014

Saipem has won new engineering & construction offshore contracts in Indonesia and in the Republic of Congo, for a total amount of about US$520 million. In Indonesia, Eni has awarded a consortium led by Saipem the EPCI contract for a new…

Ophir looks to FLNG

Feb 20, 2014

UK-listed explorer Ophir Energy is eying floating LNG to develop its Equatorial Guinea gas fields and has signed a letter of intent with Petrofac to help it draw up a field development plan. Ophir has an 80% interest in Block R, in the south-eastern part of the Niger Delta complex…

CAMAC inks FPSO deal

Feb 19, 2014

CAMAC Energy announced today that a long-term contract has been signed for the floating, production, storage, and offloading vessel (FPSO) Armada Perdana for continued use offshore Nigeria. The contract provides for an initial term of five years…

BGP completes Madagascar 2D survey

Feb 18, 2014

BGP's seismic vessel SRV Challenger has just completed a 2700 line-km 2D seismic survey for a major international oil company offshore Madagascar in early February 2014. Within two years, BGP Challenger has acquired more than 21,986 km of 2D seismic survey offshore Madagascar…

Ophir starts Gabon drilling

Feb 18, 2014

UK-based explorer Ophir Energy has started drilling operations on the Padouck Deep-1 well on the Ntsina Block, offshore Gabon, using the Vantage Titanium Explorer drillship. Padouck Deep-1 is the first well targeting the pre-salt play offshore in the North Gabon basin…

LNG for Lindi, Tanzania?

Feb 16, 2014

Statoil ASA and BG Group Plc will build Tanzania’s first liquefied natural gas plant in Lindi, according to Tanzania's Minister of Energy and Minerals, Sospeter M. Muhongo, speaking in Oslo on Friday. Muhongo, previously a professor of geology at the University of Dar es Salaam…

Aibel on TEN topsides

Feb 14, 2014

Aibel Thailand has signed the contract for the topside procurement and fabrication of the Tweneboa, Enyenra & Ntomme (TEN) project with MODEC. The scope includes seven modules weighing in total 9400-tonne. Image: Nick Routledge, VP…

Fecon orders KFELS jackups

Feb 13, 2014

Keppel FELS Limited (Keppel FELS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Keppel Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M), has secured contracts to build three high-specification KFELS B Class jackup rigs worth about US$650 million from Fecon International Corp (Fecon)…

Eni ups Congo field estimate

Feb 13, 2014

Eni has doubled its estimated size of a field offshore Congo after drilling a third exploration well. The company says it is planning first production from the field in 2016. The well, Nene Marine 3, in the Marine XII Block, about 17km offshore Congo…

Oilfield spending conundrum

Feb 12, 2014

The past few weeks have seen a string of profit warnings and capital spending cutbacks from global oil and gas exploration majors. Should oilfield service companies be worried that the good times are coming to an end?  According to bank and investment company Investec…

Activity OE February

Feb 11, 2014

GE Oil & Gas opens Brazilian logistics base With an area of 590,000sq. ft and investments that exceed US$100 million, GE’s base in Niteroi in the state of Rio de Janeiro was designed primarily to load and unload installer ships. These vessels carry heavy equipment…

Boost for Baobab

Feb 11, 2014

CNR International (CNRI) is preparing to make a significant investment in the next phase of development drilling at its Baobab field, offshore Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast). The Aberdeen-based operator, which is the international division of Canadian Natural Resources…

Chemical injection – maintaining flow assistance

Feb 10, 2014

Charles Wemyss discusses positive displacement meters and how they can benefit flow measurement in chemical injection applications. VFF meter. Images: Litre Meter Keeping up with the global…

Murphy spuds offshore Cameroon

Feb 10, 2014

Murphy Oil has started drilling the Bamboo-1 exploration well on the Ntem concessions, offshore Cameroon, using the Ocean Confidence(pictured) fifth generation semisubmersible drilling rig. The well, about 56km off the coast, has an estimated…

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