Offshore Floating Production News - page 48


AIM for life - and beyond

Mar 01, 2015

Floating production systems are on the hard edge of asset integrity management, says Jonathan Boutrot. The business case for having an asset integrity management (AIM) system in place for offshore assets is getting more and more cogent every day…

Greater Stella Area delayed again

Feb 25, 2015

First production from the Greater Stella Area development in the UK North Sea has hit a further set back as delays continue on the project's floating production facility. Operator Ithaca Energy said the rate of progress of modifications…

KANFA wins Cape Three Points contracts

Feb 16, 2015

Sevan Marine subsidiary KANFA has been awarded a letter of award for the engineering, procurement and construction  (EPC) of four process modules for the FPSO Yinson Production. The contract is expected to last 15 months and be worth about US$50 million…

Eni selects TOOLS to supply Goliat

Feb 13, 2015

Norway's TOOLS has won a contract from Eni Norge for the provision of services and supplies to the Goliat FPSO/ The three-year contract, which has extension options, includes the provision of tools, pipes and fittings, transmissions,…

Goliat en-route to Barents Sea

Feb 10, 2015

Eni's Goliat cyclindrical floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) platform, built in South Korea and now destined for the Barents Sea, has finally been loaded ready for transport to Norway. The 107m-diameter Goliat platform…

BW Offshore uses SafeEx systems

Feb 10, 2015

Danish saftware specialist SafeEx has developed software for Ex inspection and registration now deployed on three FPSOs, with more orders expected.  Traditionally, Ex inspections have been conducted with pen and paper as well as subsequent…

Challenges in the deep

Feb 04, 2015

Gas has been found in great quantities offshore East Africa. What will be the challenges around getting it to shore? Alex Hunt takes a look. The East African coastline. Image from the GRID-Arendal Continental Shelf Programme…

Conversion work

Feb 04, 2015

Alan Thorpe recently paid a visit to Singapore’s shipyards. He gives a rundown of some of the current floating production and storage unit conversions underway in Singapore and in Malaysia. The…

Caribbean FLNG delayed

Feb 03, 2015

Belgium’s Exmar announced in its quarterly report that operator Pacific Rubiales Energy will delay start-up for the Caribbean FLNG project offshore Colombia, which was to be the first operational FLNG facility. Exmar said that Pacific…

GE launches marine division

Jan 30, 2015

GE has launched GE Marine, a new organization focusing on the merchant, offshore and naval industries, to be led by Tim Schweikert, VP, GE Marine.  This new organization brings together GE’s commercial and technological expertise in the…

SBM poaches Technip exec

Jan 30, 2015

Technip's president and chief operating officer (COO) is joining Netherlands-based floating production specialists SBM Offshore as COO. Philippe Barril (pictured) will start on 1 March. Barril had joined Technip five years ago and had been named president and COO in January last year…

Yinson inks Ghana FPSO deal

Jan 28, 2015

Malaysia's Yinson Holdings has won a US$2.5 billion FPSO charter and operation contract with Eni on the deepwater Offshore Cape Three Points Block (OCTP), offshore Ghana. The contract, agreed between Eni and Yinson companies Yinson Production…

EnQuest ups production

Jan 23, 2015

North Sea oil independent EnQuest is expecting its 2015 production to be at least 10% above previous expectations, and announced a 40% cut in capital spending, easing concerns the firm could breach debt covenants.  EnQuest said 2014 production was up 17% compared to 2013…

Cairn completes Catcher farm-out

Jan 21, 2015

Cairn Energy has completed a farm to Dyas UK, comprising a 10% interest in the Premier Oil-operated Catcher development and adjacent acreage in the UK North Sea. In return for the 10% stake, Dyas will carry Cairn’s exploration and development costs up to a cap of US$182 million…

Problems persist at Huntington

Jan 20, 2015

An incident on the BP-operated Central Area Transmission System (CATS) riser platform during a restart in the middle of December means output on the Huntington field, and others, remains restricted.  Partners in the E.ON operated Huntington field…

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