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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)…

Marathon selects Technip for Alvheim

May 13, 2014

Technip was awarded by Marathon Oil Norge a contract for the extension of subsea infrastructure on the Alvheim field, located on the Norwegian Continental Shelf. The scope of work includes installation engineering, procurement, fabrication…

Unmanned buoy concepts grow

May 12, 2014

A 20-year-old concept is receiving increasing attention in the North Sea as operators look for options to develop marginal fields. The concept is for unmanned production buoys, which could cost-effectively support production from small or marginal fields…

Deep Sea Mooring backs new business

May 08, 2014

Norwegian mooring solutions and services firm Deep Sea Mooring (DSM) is backing a new, specialist business dedicated to subsea installation solutions. Deep Sea Installation (DSI), which will initially focus on the floating production, storage and offloading vessel segment…

BW seals Catcher FPSO deal

May 02, 2014

BW Offshore has signed the contract with Premier Oil for the provision of a floating production, storage and offloading vessel to operate on the Catcher oil field in the UK North Sea.  The firm charter period of the contract is seven years…

MODEC selects XPD8 for TEN project

Apr 29, 2014

Asset integrity management firm XPD8 Solutions is to develop the maintenance program and inventory data for MODEC’s TEN MV25 floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel, operated on behalf of Tullow Oil, offshore Ghana. The…

Floating nuclear plant design unnveiled

Apr 21, 2014

A new design for nuclear plants built on floating platforms, modeled after those used in the offshore oil and gas industry, has been created by professors at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). They say such a design could help avoid the disaster at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant…

Total selects Aker for Kaombo

Apr 15, 2014

Total has selected Aker Solutions to provide a subsea production system for the Kaombo Block 32 development in Angola. The NOK14 billion contract will see Aker Solutions deliver 20 subsea manifolds and 65 vertical subsea wellsets. The…

$16bn Kaombo project go-ahead

Apr 14, 2014

Total and its partners are to move ahead with the 650MM bbl, deepwater Kaombo project offshore Angola after cutting US$4 billion from the capex costs on the project. Kaombo will develop six of 12 discoveries made in Block 32, covering 800sq km…

Arup platform for Xcite's Bentley

Apr 09, 2014

Aberdeen-based independent explorer Xcite Energy Resources (XER) has agreed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to use a self-installing platform design on its North Sea Bentley field. The MOU, with engineering firms AMEC and Ove Arup & Partners…

Technip takes KANFA stake

Apr 08, 2014

Sevan Marine has agreed to sell a 49% stake in Norwegian firm KANFA AS to Technip Norge for an undisclosed amount. The deal will leave Sevan Marine with 51% ownership in KANFA AS, with Technip owning the remaining 49%. KANFA is an…

Aibel bags Catcher topsides contract

Apr 08, 2014

Aibel’s Singapore office has been awarded a contract by BW Offshore Singapore to provide topside engineering services for the UK North Sea Catcher project, operated by Premier Oil. The scope includes detailed engineering services for…

Tymor opens Louisiana office

Apr 07, 2014

The expansion follows a second successful year for the naval architecture and marine engineering specialist.  The company, which focuses on marine, subsea and structural design and analysis, is on track to record turnover of £800,000 for the financial year ended March 2014…

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