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Wison-WorleyParsons eye Asian FLNG

Jul 17, 2014

Australia-head quartered WorleyParsons has agreed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Wison Offshore & Marine to jointly work on ship-shaped floating LNG (FLNG), FPSO and other similar offshore oil and gas projects, targeting Australasia…

MacGregor inks multiple contracts

Jul 11, 2014

Macgregor, a Cargotec company, has secured contracts from Bumi Armada Berhad, a Malaysia-based international offshore oilfied services provider, to supply equipment for two projects that will be booked into the company’s Q2 2014 order intake…

Inpex launches Ichthys FPSO hull

Jul 07, 2014

About two-and-a-half years after construction began, Japan’s Inpex Corp. launched the hull of its Ichthys FPSO from the dry dock of the Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering yard in Okpo, South Korea, the Japanese operator announced today…

Kobe Steel enters Brazil compressor market

Jul 07, 2014

Kobe Steel, Ltd. announced that its subsidiary company, Kobelco Machinery do Brasil Servicos Empresariais Ltda., has begun full-scale marketing of nonstandard compressors. Based in Sao Paulo, Kobelco Machinery do Brasil (KMB) is Kobe Steel's first location established in Brazil…

Enegi looks to self-installing tower

Jul 03, 2014

UK-based exploration junior Enegi Oil says a self-installing floating tower (SIFT) would be the best development option for the central North Sea Phoenix discovery.  Enegi’s preference for a SIFT follows a work program by Azimuth Limited…

Keppel lands Kraken and Shah Deniz jobs

Jul 01, 2014

Keppel Offshore & Marine subsidiaries Keppel Shipyard and Keppel Singmarine Pte have secured contracts worth a total of S$368 million for North Sea and Caspian Sea projects. Keppel Shipyard has won the contract for the conversion…

Tullow selects WGK for TEN work

Jul 01, 2014

Wood Group Kenny (WGK) has been awarded an engineering services contract to support Tullow Ghana and its partners through the execution phase of the Tweneboa, Enyenra and Ntomme (TEN) project, offshore Ghana. WGK will provide subsea, umbilical…

N'Goma FPSO docks in Angola

Jul 01, 2014

The N'Goma FPSO has berthed at Porto Amboim Estaleiros Navais yard (Paenal yard) at Port Amboim  in Angola, following a 7331mi voyage (13,577km) from Singapore. Once the FPSO, a conversion project, is complete, it will be relocated to…

Intecsea plans New Zealand expansion

Jun 27, 2014

INTECSEA will expand into New Zealand, choosing Philip Furr to lead the upstream offshore and subsea business in the country as its new offshore and subsea manager, the company announced on 25 June 2014. Furr will be based in the New Plymouth office…

Ichthys hits halfway mark

Jun 25, 2014

Inpex’s Australian Ichthys LNG project has reached 50% completion less than two-and-a-half years after its final investment decision was made, the Japanese operator announced on 25 June 2014. The company said that the semisubmersible pipelay…

FES inks Western Isles project

Jun 24, 2014

UK oil and gas engineering firm, FES International, has secured a US$2.5million contract to supply its automated Diverless Bend Stiffener Connector (DBSC) to NOV Flexibles, for use by Subsea 7 on the Western Isles Development (WID) project in the northern North Sea area…

Ithaca spends $170m on assets

Jun 23, 2014

UK-based exploration and production firm Ithaca Energy has agreed to buy non-operated stakes in three producing fields from Sumitomo Corporation.  The deal, worth about US$170 million, will see Ithaca take a further 20% interest in the Shell-operated central North Sea Cook field…

Bonaparte may not be FLNG

Jun 20, 2014

Santos (40%) and GDF SUEZ (60% and operator) have said that the Bonaparte LNG project partners will consider other potential development options, in addition to the floating LNG concept, to develop the Petrel, Tern and Frigate natural gas fields…

CLOV in production

Jun 12, 2014

Total’s CLOV deepwater oil development offshore Angola in Block 17, began production on schedule, the French company announced on 12 June. The development is expected to reach daily production capacity of 160,000bbl in the coming months…

Go-ahead for Premier's Catcher

Jun 12, 2014

Premier Oil's central North Sea Catcher field development plan has been approved by the UK Department of Energy and Climate Change.  The Catcher area is expected to produce 96MM boe, with a peak production rate of around 50,000 bo/d. The…

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