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Bualuang production restarts

Feb 13, 2014

Salamander Energy has said damaged risers on the Rubicon Vantage floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel have been repaired and production from the Bualuang field has restarted. Bad weather had slowed work to replace riser sections…

Boost for Baobab

Feb 11, 2014

CNR International (CNRI) is preparing to make a significant investment in the next phase of development drilling at its Baobab field, offshore Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast). The Aberdeen-based operator, which is the international division of Canadian Natural Resources…

Deltamarin on Kraken FPSO

Feb 10, 2014

Deltamarin has signed a contract with Bumi Armada for the basic design of a floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) unit. The move comes after Bumi Armada secured a contract to supply the FPSO to operate on EnQuest's Kraken field…

Giant Olympus starts-up

Feb 04, 2014

Shell announced it has begun production from the Mars B development through Olympus, its seventh, and largest, floating deepwater platform in the Gulf of Mexico.   It is the first deepwater project in the region to expand an existing oil and gas field with significant new infrastructure…

Shell selling BC-10 stake

Jan 29, 2014

Shell has agreed to sell a 23% stake in the Parque das Conchas (BC-10) project, offshore Brazil, to Qatar Petroleum International, for about US$1 billion. Shell will continue to operate BC-10, with a 50% working interest, and retains a significant upstream presence in Brazil…

BG cuts guidance

Jan 27, 2014

BG Group has cut its 2014-15 production forecasts and issued a series of force majeure notices under its LNG agreements in Egypt.  The notices are due to the diversion of gas volumes to domestic markets in excess of existing pooling arrangements…

Bualuang repairs delayed

Jan 27, 2014

Bad weather has slowed work to replace riser sections damaged when an FPSO came off station.  The Rubicon Vantage FPSO drifted into an exclusion zone designed to protect the Bualuang oil field production infrastructure in the Gulf of Thailand in bad weather…

Shell picks Prelude power systems

Jan 17, 2014

Emerson Network Power has been selected as the main uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems provider for Shell’s Prelude floating LNG project. Prelude is the world’s first floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) project, currently under construction in Korea…

Kvaerner to upend Aasta Hansteen

Jan 17, 2014

Technip Norge AS has awarded Kvaerner a sub-contract for the fjord base and support services related to the upending and make-ready for mating operations of the substructure for the Aasta Hansteen spar platform (pictured at right). Kvaerner's…

Shell invests in Anasuria

Jan 15, 2014

Oil major Shell is planning to breath new life into its oldest North Sea floating production unit after acquiring new 4D seismic data last year.  According to a partner on one of the fields produced by the Anasuria floating production…

FPSO damages riser

Jan 08, 2014

A floating production (FPSO) vessel moored over the Bualuang oil field in the Gulf of Thailand damaged a production riser after drifting off station in bad weather. The Rubicon Vantage FPSO drifted into the exclusion zone designed to protect the production infrastructure…

Bumi inks Kraken deal

Dec 30, 2013

Malaysia-based international offshore oilfield services provider, Bumi Armada Berhad has signed a bareboat charter contract with EnQuest for a floating production, storage and offloading vessel (FPSO) to be deployed at the Kraken field in the UK North Sea…

Qatar buys into Total E&P Congo

Dec 27, 2013

Total announced that Qatar Petroleum International (QPI) is now a shareholder of Total E&P Congo, holding 15% of its capital. The news follows a framework agreement that was previously signed in May. The US$1.6 billion increase of Total E&P…

Keppel lands S$150m contracts

Dec 16, 2013

Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd's (Keppel O&M) subsidiaries Keppel Shipyard Ltd (Keppel Shipyard) and Keppel Nantong Shipyard Co. Ltd (Keppel Nantong) have secured five contracts worth about S$150 million in total. Keppel Shipyard's contracts are FPSO and FSO projects from Armada C7 Pte Ltd…

BW to take Polvo stake

Dec 13, 2013

BW Offshore has signed a letter of intent to acquire 30% of the Polvo oil field in Brazil.  Following the ongoing sale of BP's stake in the Polvo field to HRT Participações em Petróleo S.A. (HRT), BW Offshore has the intention to acquire half of HRT's stake…

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