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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…

Intertek on Ichthys

Sep 18, 2013

Intertek has been awarded the dimensional control contract for INPEX Ichthys floating production storage offloading (FPSO) turret development.   The contract invoves the assurance and verification of fabrication and integration of the FPSO turret…

OE13: ExxonMobil and GL seminars filmed

Sep 16, 2013

As part of SPE Offshore Europe 2013, ExxonMobil Fuels & Lubricants and Caterpillar Marine & Petroleum Division (CAT) joined forces for an interactive breakfast seminar, hosted by Offshore Engineer’s Paul Hutton.  Maintenance and engineering…

Cortez works on FPSO

Sep 16, 2013

Subsea services and technology company Cortez Subsea has been awarded £1.5million of contracts across its pipeline installation and decommissioning services during Q3, 2013. The Aberdeen-based firm has completed the first phase of work on a North Sea floating production…

OneSubsea on Quad 204 gig

Sep 11, 2013

OneSubsea has been awarded a £65 million contract to manufacture subsea trees for BP’s west of Shetland Quad 204 project. The Quad 204 project is a re-development of the Schiehallion and Loyal fields, involving a new floating production…

Marathon cashes in Angola

Sep 11, 2013

Marathon Oil is to sell its 10% interest in deepwater Block 32 offshore Angola to Sonangol for about US$590 million. The firm also announced plans to repurchase US$1 billion of its common stock and buy about 4800 acres in the core of its south Texas Eagle Ford position…

Teekay picks Petrotechnics' Proscient

Sep 10, 2013

Petrotechnics has been awarded a €2 million contract by Teekay Petrojarl to deploy its Proscient across its global fleet. Petrotechnics will provide work management tools to support Teekay Petrojarl’s goal of creating a standardized approach to work management across their global operations…

Centrica extends Chestnut field life

Sep 09, 2013

Centrica Energy is to extend its contract for the Hummingbird Spirit until March 2016. The cylindrical FPSO, owned by Teekay, has been operating on the Centrica-operated Chestnut field, north east of Aberdeen, in the central North Sea since 2008…

The Gryphon Alpha rises

Sep 01, 2013

Twenty years after it came online, the UK’s longest serving permanently-moored FPSO has been given a new lease on life. Elaine Maslin reports on the extent the UK’s largest offshore project in 2012. When production from the central North Sea Gryphon field came online in October 1993…

Bluewater’s Haewene Brim in Cromarty

Sep 01, 2013

Bluewater’s Haewene Brim floating production and offloading vessel (FPSO) has been in dry dock for an upgrade at the Nigg fabrication yard in the Cromarty Firth, northeast Scotland. It is the first time the yard, operated by Global Energy Group…

Technip wins Egina flexi-pipe work

Jul 26, 2013

Technip has been awarded two contracts to supply flexible pipes for Total's Egina field offshore Nigeria. These contracts cover the qualification and supply of 12 dynamic flexible jumpers from 3.5' to 12.5' for oil production, gas lift…

Wood Group PSN to work on ABT buoy

Jul 24, 2013

Engineering services firm Wood Group PSN has been contracted to carry out engineering studies on a plan to deploy a production buoy facility design in the UK North Sea. Under the contract with ABTechnology (ABT), the firm behind the production buoy design…

ABT buoy lined up for North Sea field

Jul 02, 2013

North Sea independent Antrim Resources has agreed a deal which could see the use of new buoy technology to develop its Fyne field. Fellow independent Enegi, along with its joint venture partner ABTechnology, is to work up a new field development plan (FDP) for Fyne…

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