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GOM major projects have blossomed-a picture IS worth a thousand words

Oct 16, 2013

The US Gulf of Mexico (GOM) has clearly returned to the spotlight as one of the hottest offshore regions in the world. The impact of Macondo appears to be in the past and the number of both drilling rigs and major production projects are increasing…

Fabrication grows in Northeast England

Oct 15, 2013

Increasing construction and installation activity globally is driving a demand for fabrication and manufacturing capabilities. With its shipbuilding and petrochemical heritage, northeast England is rising to meet the challenge. From a cluster of towns centering on Newcastle…

BP picks up acreage off Morocco

Oct 15, 2013

Kosmos Energy has entered into three farm-out agreements with BP plc covering three blocks in the Agadir Basin, offshore Morocco. Under the agreement, BP will pick up 30% non-operating interest in Essaouira, 26.325% in Foum Assaka, and 45% in Tarhazoute…

Overview of wellhead fatigue monitoring

Oct 14, 2013

Wellhead fatigue is acknowledged as a technical challenge in the oil and gas industry. In an effort to advance industry capabilities and better inform operational decisions, BP is developing a system for instrumentation and data interpretation…

Contract Briefs: October 2013

Oct 10, 2013

Subsea 7 on Cardona Subsea 7 was awarded a contract worth more than US$70 million by Stone Energy for Cardona field in the US GOM. Scope includes engineering, procurement, installation, and flowlines commissioning, risers, pipeline structures…

Maersk names new UDW drillship

Oct 10, 2013

Maersk Drilling held a naming ceremony for its first ultra-deepwater drillship at Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) in Geoje-Si, South Korea. The ship, called the Maersk Viking, was named by Nathalie Newman, wife of Harry E. Newman Jr., ExxonMobil Global Drilling Manager…

Ceona contracts ROVOP for ROVs

Oct 04, 2013

Subsea construction firm Ceona has awarded a five-year contract worth over £45million to ROV provider ROVOP. The contract will see ROVOP provide hydraulic, work-class ROV services on board Ceona’s fleet of new, purpose-built deepwater…

Jumbo launches K3000 class

Oct 03, 2013

Heavy lifting, transport and installation firm Jumbo has launched its new K3000 class vessels with the launch of the Jumbo Kinetic from the Brodosplit shipyard in Split, Croatia. The vessels have a large, unobstructed hold and flush decks and are certified 1A Finnish Swedish Ice Class…

Aquatic introduces modular carousel system

Oct 03, 2013

Aquatic Engineering & Construction Ltd, an Acteon company, has unveiled its 1500 te carousel (AQCS‐01‐1500) a powerful, modular drive system representing a significant capability extension for customers requiring installation or replacement of flexibles…

Shell's BC-10 phase 2 in production

Oct 02, 2013

Shell announced that production has begun from the second development phase of the Parque das Conchas (BC-10) project, located off Brazil’s southeast coast. The BC-10 project is comprised of several subsea fields which are tied back to the Espírito Santo FPSO vessel…

Prysmian wins Petrobras umbilicals job

Oct 01, 2013

Petrobras awarded Prysmian Group a contract worth approximately US$260 million for umbilicals. The award is related to a previous frame agreement covering 360km of umbilicals, most of it to be used in pre-salt fields. The contract comes…

W&T picks up Dantzler stake

Sep 30, 2013

W&T Offshore announced that it has acquited 20% interest in the Noble Energy's Dantzler prospect in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico. The Dantzler prospect is located in Mississippi Canyon blocks 738/782 off Louisiana. Noble has begun drilling…

ATCE13: Archer launches gas-tight storm plug

Sep 30, 2013

Oilfield service provider, Archer, has released STORMLOCK—an ISO 14310 V0-rated, gas-tight storm plug specifically designed for suspension operations in the Gulf of Mexico and other deepwater markets. STORMLOCK is being launched at Archer's…

Aqualis Offshore hits the market

Sep 27, 2013

A new offshore marine and engineering consultancy has been launched with the backing of a Norwegian investment outfit and the company's own management. Aqualis Offshore was set up earlier in the summer and now has 40 staff and offices in offices in London…

3DTV comes to Aberdeen oil industry

Sep 26, 2013

Leading players in the 3DTV industry will converging on Aberdeen next month for a conference focusing on use of such technologies in the oil and gas and renewables industries.  The 3DTV Conference: Vision Beyond Depth event has been organised by Aberdeen University…

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