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CATS restriction lifting

Nov 28, 2013

Premier Oil says production on the North Sea Huntington field has increased to 20,000 bbl/d as restrictions on the CATS pipeline continue to be lifted.  Full production rates on the Voyageur Spirit FPSO, which produces the Huntington field…

Global Briefs: December 2013

Nov 27, 2013

CGG surveys GOM for Pemex CGG has been selected to carry out a large high-end seismic acquisition survey in the Gulf of Mexico on behalf of Pemex. The survey, in Mexican waters, is phase 5 in Pemex’s Centauro program, the largest ever…

OGN picks up FPSO job

Nov 15, 2013

North east England engineering firm OGN Group has secured a multi-million pound contract with EnQuest to undertake finishing and commissioning works on the EnQuest Producer, a 249m-long floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel…

EnQuest gets Kraken approval

Nov 15, 2013

North Sea focused independent EnQuest's US$3.2billion plan to develop the Kraken heavy oil field has been given the go ahead.  Kraken is in 108-125m water depth, about 135km east of Shetland, and is estimated to contain 137MM bbl gross reserves…

Papa-Terra FPSO starts up

Nov 14, 2013

Chevron Corporation's Brazilian subsidiary and Petrobras have started crude oil production from Papa-Terra’s floating production, storage and offloading vessel (FPSO) offshore Brazil. Chevron holds a 37.5% interest in the Papa-Terra field…

Eni Norge opens Hammerfest office

Oct 31, 2013

Eni Norge has opened a new operations center in Hammerfest as part of its expansion in northern Norway and the Barents Sea.  Eni has been active in the region since the start of the 1990s and is developing the Goliat oil field - the first oil field to be developed in the Barents Sea…

North Sea pipeline glitch nearly resolved

Oct 25, 2013

Production is due to ramp up from a number of fields in the North Sea after a restriction imposed by the operator of the Central Area Transmission System (CATS) gets eased. BP, operator of CATS, initiated the restriction after off-specification…

BMT picked for Stones FPSO mooring system

Oct 25, 2013

BMT Scientific Marine Services Inc (BMT) has been awarded a contract from SBM Offshore to provide an integrated marine monitoring system (IMMS) for the Stones floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel in the US Gulf of Mexico…

Production buoy technology boost

Oct 08, 2013

Two projects aiming to develop small unmanned production facilities for use on marginal fields have been given a boost.  Unmanned Production Buoy (UPB), based in Banchory, near Aberdeen, has signed a memorandum of understanding with engineering firm AMEC to provide engineering…

Aqualis Offshore hits the market

Sep 27, 2013

A new offshore marine and engineering consultancy has been launched with the backing of a Norwegian investment outfit and the company's own management. Aqualis Offshore was set up earlier in the summer and now has 40 staff and offices in offices in London…

Bexco launches test bench first

Sep 25, 2013

Synthetic rope manufacturer Bexco has invested in a new test bench facility capable of automated testing 25m lengths of rope for one week or longer, with remote electronic data interchange and on-site certification of made-to measure rope solutions…

Prelude turret takes shape

Sep 24, 2013

Drydocks World today marked the sailaway of the Prelude floating liquified natural gas (FLNG) vessel turret modules to the owner Shell. The first Module, the bogie support structure, standing 22m high, with a diameter of 30m and weighing…

Siri still offline, says Noreco

Sep 23, 2013

Noreco has said an end could be in sight to some of its production problems across UK, Norwegian and Danish North Sea sector assets.  The firm’s Huntington and Oselvar fields were both shut-in during parts of August. At the E.ON E&P-operated UK North Sea Huntington field…

Norwegian fibre rope first

Sep 19, 2013

The Goliat floating production unit will be the first facility on the Norwegian shelf to be held in place by ropes, says Eni. For the project, the first oil field due to come on stream in the Barents Sea, Eni Norge says it has has developed 'the world's strongest mooring rope'…

Stones FPSO ordered

Sep 19, 2013

Keppel Shipyard has been awarded two floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) conversion contracts, including one for Shell's Stone's project, worth a combined value of US$150 million (S$190 million). The first is from SBM Offshore…

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