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Brynhild production set back

Jun 09, 2014

First production from Lundin’s Brynhild subsea tieback development has been set back to due commissioning issues on the Haewene Brim FPSO.  Brynhild, which sits in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea, will be a four-well subsea tieback to Bluewater’s Haewene Brim…

Bluewater wins Kaombo project

Jun 06, 2014

Bluewater Energy Services has been picked by Saipem to provide engineering, procurement and construction work on the turret systems on Total's two Kaombo converted floating production units, destined for offshore Angola. Bluewater will…

Salamander inks Bualuang part-sale

Jun 05, 2014

Salamander Energy has signed a non-binding heads of agreement with SONA to sell an effective 40% working interest in both the B8/38 concession (containing the Bualuang field) in the Gulf of Thailand and the surrounding G4/50 concession…

Analyst offers Johan Castberg solution

Jun 03, 2014

UK-based energy analysts Wood Mackenzie have suggested Statoil and its partners use a floating production, storage, and offloading (FPSO) vessel option for on the Johan Castberg development in the Norwegian Barents Sea.  The firm undertook an analysis of the project…

NOV selects FES stiffener connectors

Jun 03, 2014

UK oil and gas engineering firm FES International has won a US$1.2million (£700,000) contract to supply four diverless bend stiffener connectors to contractor NOV Flexibles. This is FES’ third project for NOV Flexibles this year, with a combined value of almost $5million…

Marathon keeps UK North Sea assets

Jun 02, 2014

Marathon Oil has announced it is no longer marketing its UK business after agreeing a deal to sell off its Norwegian unit.  Marathon Oil Norge is to be sold to Norway’s Det norske oljeselskap in a US$2.1 billion cash deal. The sale…

Subsea 7 wins Catcher prize

May 21, 2014

Subsea 7 has been awarded its largest UK engineering, procurement, installation, and commissioning (EPIC) services contract, by Premier Oil. The contract, worth more than US$460 million, will be for work on Premier Oil's Catcher Area development…

DOF bags Gina Krog gig

May 21, 2014

DOF Subsea has been awarded a contract for installation of the turret mooring and riser system for the Gina Krog FSO by Teekay Shipping Norway.  The scope of work includes installation of 12 suction anchors complete with chain/wires, STL buoy hook-up…

HRT advances Polvo field

May 20, 2014

Brazilian independent HRT Participacoes em Petroleo SA announced plans to focus on the offshore Polvo field, in the Campos basin.  HRT operates the field with 60% interest along with partner Maersk (40%). In 4Q 2013, the National Petroleum Gas and Biofuels Agency (ANP)…

Teekay to acquire Logitel, signs FSO extension

May 16, 2014

Bermuda-headquartered Teekay Offshore filed a letter of intent to acquire Norway-based Logitel Offshore Holdings Ltd., the company announced in its first quarter results released on 15 May 2014. The acquisition, Teekay said, should close in 3Q 2014…

Goliat delivery rescheduled

May 16, 2014

Delivery of the Goliat floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) platform has been delayed until early 2015, operator Eni Norge announced today.  Eni said that conditions to depart at the end of June 2014, and complete commissioning in Norway in Q4 2014…

EnQuest makes Malaysia move

May 16, 2014

UK-based independent EnQuest says it has made a discovery in the North Sea and agreed a field development project with Malaysia’s Petronas.  Drilling on the North Sea Avalon prospect confirmed a discovery. EnQuest said preliminary analysis…

Northern mull FPF spin

May 15, 2014

Houston based drilling and floating production firm Northern Offshore is considering spinning off its sole floating production platform (FPF) into a new business (pictured).  The firm operates the semisubmersible Northern Producer FPF…

Nippon to use FPSO on Layang

May 14, 2014

Japan's JX Nippon Oil & Gas Exploration Corp., a wholly-owned unit of JX Holdings, says Petronas has approved the field develoment plan for the Layang gas field. JX Nippon intends to develop the field off the coast of the Malaysia's Sarawak state on Borneo…

Premier close to Catcher sanction

May 14, 2014

Premier Oil says government approval for its UK North Sea Catcher development is expected soon and that the FEED and drilling contracts on Sea Lion in the Falklands will be issued this quarter. Premier said key service contracts covering the Catcher FPSO (pictured)…

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