Offshore Engineer Floating Production News


Point by point: The business of FPSOs

Sep 01, 2014

In advance of OE’s 2014 Global FPSO Forum, Managing Editor Audrey Leon spoke with Peter Lovie, Senior Advisor, Floating Systems for Peter M Lovie PE, LLC, and program chair for Global FPSO Forum; Arjan Voogt, MARIN USA; and Bruce Crager, Endeavor Management…

Alfa Laval picks up Egina gig

Aug 29, 2014

Heat transfer, centrifugal separation and fluid handling firm Alfa Laval has won an order to supply Framo pumping systems to Samsung Heavy Industries in South Korea for use on Total's Egina FPSO. The order, worth about SEK 240 million…

Kongsberg wins Catcher contract

Aug 28, 2014

Kongsberg Maritime division Kongsberg Maritime Engineering (KME) has won a contract to deliver an integrated control and safety system for the new BW Offshore Catcher FPSO. The contract follows BW Offshore’s signing of a lease and operate…

Sunbird final scoping for Ibhubesi gas project

Aug 27, 2014

Australia's Sunbird Energy has the final scoping report under review for development of the Ibhubesi gas project off South Africa's Atlantic coast. South Africa granted final approvals in June for Sunbird Energy's acquisition of Block 2A from Denver-based Forest Oil Corp…

ABS to class ultra deepwater offloading unit

Aug 25, 2014

Houston-based ABS has been selected to class the Remora HiLoad dynamic positioning (DP) BR loading unit, a second generation of the HiLoad DP system that connects to and keeps conventional tankers in position during crude oil offloading from floating production installations…

Bureau Veritas gets Kaombo contract

Aug 22, 2014

Bureau Veritas has been awarded a contract by Saipem to provide classification and certification services for the two FPSOs destined for the Kaombo development offshore Angola.  The US$4 billion project for the FPSOs was awarded to Saipem by Total for the engineering…

ENI inks Angola East Hub FPSO

Aug 21, 2014

ENI has confirmed a contract with Malaysia's Bumi Armada for an FPSO to be used on its deepwater East Hub field, in Block 15/06 offshore Angola.  The contract, worth in total about US$3 billion, is a 12 year charter with eight yearly…

Sevan Marine eyes FLNG opportunities

Aug 20, 2014

Cylindrical floating vessel firm Sevan Marine says it has a positive outlook with multiple leads for its technology, including FLNG technology and potential deals for floating production units on Premier Oil’s North Sea Bream field and Shell’s Penguins…

Bumi to supply FPSO off Indonesia

Aug 19, 2014

Husky-CNOOC Madura awarded Malaysia-based Bumi Armada Offshore Holdings and its joint venture company PT Armada Gema Nusantara a contract to provide the floating production, storage and offloading vessel (FPSO) for the Madura BD Field, approximately…

Salamander announces first oil at Bualuang

Aug 19, 2014

Salamander Energy received the first oil in the tanks of the Suksan Salamander floating storage and offtake vessel (FSO) at the Bualuang field in the Gulf of Thailand. Greater Bualuang work. Image: Salamander…

Divestment option for Northern Producer

Aug 14, 2014

Houston based drilling and floating production firm Northern Offshore is still considering options for its sole floating production platform (FPF), including divestment, as operator EnQuest eyes additional tie-ins to the unit. The semisubmersible…

2H secures Kaombo contract

Aug 13, 2014

Heerema Marine Contractors chose 2H Offshore to engineer hybrid risers for Total’s Kaombo Block 32 project offshore Luanda, Angola in 1400-1900m water depth. 2H Offshore's scope of work includes performing part of the detailed engineering…

Alma/Galia start-up delayed

Aug 13, 2014

First oil from EnQuest’s Alma/Galia development in the North Sea is now not expected until next year, the firm said today (August 13).  First production from the field, due to be developed using the EnQuest Producer floating production…

Lundin frustrated at Brynhild delays

Aug 07, 2014

Lundin's CEO has slated Shell and FPSO operator Bluewater for delays on the Brynhild project startup.  Brynhild, which sits in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea, will be a four-well subsea tieback to Bluewater’s Haewene Brim, which produces the Shell-operated Pierce field…

Petrobras sinks bit on Libra

Aug 07, 2014

Petrobras announced drilling has started on the first exploration well on the Libra pre-salt area in the Santos basin offshore Brazil. Drilling on Libra, discovered in 2010, and estimated to contain 8-12 billion boe, comes as marine production…

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