Offshore Floating Production News


Tullow Oil Shifts Its Focus to West Africa

Nov 25, 2020

Britain's Tullow Oil will commit 90% of its investments in coming years on its producing offshore oilfields in West Africa and put exploration on the back burner to reduce debt.Tullow, which was set up in the 1980s produce oil and gas in Africa…

ARMS Reliability Wins Contract with MODEC

Nov 23, 2020

ARMS Reliability said it has reached an agreement with floating production solutions provider MODEC to assist with optimization and rapid strategy development of asset maintenance management philosophy for MODEC’s newest floating production…

BW Offshore, New Zealand Gov't Reach Umuroa FPSO Settlement

Nov 20, 2020

FPSO operator BW Offshore has reached a settlement with the New Zealand government over the FPSO Umuroa, which has been stuck at the Tui field, around 50 kilometers off the coast of Taranaki, for months.BW Offshore has been unable to remove…

Golar LNG, Black & Veatch in Green, Blue Floater Tech Push

Nov 19, 2020

Liquefied natural gas shipping firm Golar LNG and the engineering giant Black & Veatch on Thursday said they would expand their long-standing FLNG relationship, and start working on projects involving floating ammonia production, carbon capture…

Brazil: BP Sells Stake in Two Campos Basin Offshore Blocks to PetroRio

Nov 19, 2020

British oil major BP has agreed to sell its stake in two pre-salt offshore blocks in Brazil's Campos Basin to the Brazilian oil company PetroRio.Petro Rio said Thursday that it would acquire 35.7% interest in the BM-C-30 Block containing the Wahoo discovery…

Bumi Armada Declares 'Force Majeure' on ONGC FPSO Deal as Virus Hits Construction Schedule

Nov 19, 2020

Malaysian FPSO contractor Bumi Armada has declared a 'force majeure' event related to the FPSO contract it has with India's ONGC, citing the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on the FPSO construction schedule.ONGC, in a joint venture with Shapoorji Pallonji…

Vaalco Buys Sasol's Interests in Offshore Assets in Gabon

Nov 18, 2020

Africa-focused oil and gas company Vaalco Energy has agreed to buy Sasol's 27.8%  interest in the Etame Marin block, and a 40% stake in Block DE-8, offshore Gabon. Vaalco said that the acquisition would almost double its total production and reserves…

Topside Integration Works Kick Off on Liza Unity FPSO in Singapore

Nov 16, 2020

SBM Offshore, a Dutch FPSO specialist, has informed that the topside integration phase has kicked off in Singapore on the Liza Unity FPSO. Once completed the FPSO will be deployed at ExxonMobil's Stabroek offshore block in Guyana, and will be Guyana's second FPSO in production…

Modec Takes Delivery of Carioca MV30 FPSO

Nov 13, 2020

Chinese shipbuilder Cosco Dalian has completed the construction of the Carioca MV30 FPSO for Japan's Modec.The 332 meters long Carioca FPSO - converted from Flandre VLCC - will be deployed at the Sépia field operated by Petrobras, located in…

Aker BP Starts Production from Ærfugl Phase 1

Nov 13, 2020

Norwegian oil and gas firm Aker BP has started up production from the Ærfugl field phase 1 in the Norwegian Sea.Ærfugl, a gas reservoir, holds a total of around 300 million barrels of producible oil equivalents. It is a subsea project being developed in two phases…

Equinor, Partners Eye Shore-Powered Cylindrical FPSO for Wisting Field in Barents Sea

Nov 12, 2020

Norwegian oil firm Equinor has awarded contracts for concept studies for the development of the Wisting discovery in the Barents Sea, off Norway. The studies are expected to further progress the project development towards a final concept select decision…

SBM Offshore Raises Profit Guidance, Starts Work on Floating Wind Project

Nov 12, 2020

Oil and gas services firm SBM Offshore raised its full-year core profit guidance on Thursday on the back of a 23% increase in nine-month revenue and said it had started work on a pilot floating offshore wind project in France.The Dutch company…

Dyna-Mac Nets $116,9M Worth in New Contracts. Loses Offshore Vessel Deal

Nov 10, 2020

Singapore-based oil and gas module building firm Dyna-Mac has won new contract worth S$157.50 million ($116,9 million) but has also said it has lost a contract for work on an offshore vessel, which was awarded in April 2020.Dyna-Mac said Tuesday…

McDermott Ships Second Batch of Topside Modules for Modec FPSO

Nov 05, 2020

Offshore engineering and construction firm McDermott on Thursday announced the second shipment of topside modules for a floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) unit for Japans' Modec.The new shipment comes just weeks after the first…

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