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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…

Marathon picks Aibel for engineering

Aug 05, 2014

Aibel has been awarded a framework agreement by Marathon Oil Norge for the supply of front end engineering design (FEED) and study assignments. The first assignment has already been specified - a study to clarify upgrade solutions on the floating production…

BW inks Catcher loan

Aug 05, 2014

BW Offshore has agreed a US$800 million, 10-year credit facility for the Catcher floating production, storage and offloading project.  The facility is a combined construction and long term financing facility. The credit facility was substantially…

Going down under for anchor innovation

Aug 04, 2014

A Depla during scale testing. Images from Centre for Offshore Foundation Systems (COFS).  Dutch drag anchor specialists Vryhof Anchors have gone down under in a move to develop efficient deepwater anchor systems…

Big gets bigger - and more capable

Aug 01, 2014

Frank Verhoeven  Boskalis is eyeing an increasing role in offshore oil and gas and renewables projects—including the potential to dry dock floating production vessels at sea. Elaine Maslin found out more…

All eyes on deck

Aug 01, 2014

Ellen Fussell Policastro examines how video surveillance meets DCS integration for faster event response. Video surveillance sees use for monitoring coastal traffic monitoring and preventing vandalism…

Heating for Arctic climates

Aug 01, 2014

Work on a Heinen & Hopman HVAC system.  Photo from Heinen & Hopman. Energy efficiency is high on the agenda for both Arctic exploration and in general. Elaine Maslin found out more…

Bringing decommissioning to life

Aug 01, 2014

Sarah Parker Musarra examines decommissioning in the Gulf of Mexico, and how these facilities can become fixtures in the surrounding marine life. Reef site High Island 389, in Galveston’s Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary…

Floating GTL provides stranded gas solution

Jul 29, 2014

Reflecting the overall trends of the industry to go ever-deeper, companies are now attaining first oil through advanced, specialized methods and technologies. GTL FPSO rendering from DSME. Companies’ reaches are ever-lengthening…

Crowley welcomes Ocean Sky

Jul 23, 2014

Crowley Maritime Corp. will christen the new ocean-class tug, the Ocean Sky, in Houston tomorrow. The 156-ft long Ocean Sky is the fourth of Crowley's new ocean-class tugs to leave the Bollinger shipyard, following its sister ship, the Ocean Sun…

Octabuoy on the market

Jul 23, 2014

Singapore-based COSCO Corporation is looking for a buyer for ATP Oil & Gas (UK)’s Octabuoy facility.  COSCO’s Nantong yard ceased work on the project, a semisubmersible dry-tree production platform, which had been due to be used on ATP’s UK North Sea Cheviot field development…

Production resumes at Njord

Jul 22, 2014

Statoil has resumed oil and gas production on the Njord A floating steel platform in the Norwegian Sea after a major reinforcement of the platform structure.  Njord A, which produces the Njord and Hyme fields, had been shut down since…

Sembcorp secures Kaombo FPSO conversion work

Jul 21, 2014

Italian contractor Saipem awarded Singapore-based Sembcorp Marine a US$484 million contract to convert two FPSOs for Total’s Kaombo project offshore Angola. Sembcorp subsidiary Sembawang Shipyard will convert two very large crude carriers…

N'Goma ready for sailaway

Jul 21, 2014

Sonasing's FPSO, the N'Goma, is ready to sail away from the Angolan Paenal Yard, Port Amboim, after a naming ceremony, held Saturday (19 July). The N'Goma will be moved to ENI's West Hub project in Angola offshore Block 15/06, where it…

DNV GL announces compliance road map for floaters

Jul 18, 2014

DNV GL announced a road map to what is necessary to be in compliance with US Coast Guard (USCG) requirements to operate FOIs, FSOs and FPSOs in US waters, the regulatory agency announced on 17 July 2014. The document called “Verification…

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