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Etame platforms due in 2H

Jan 09, 2014

VAALCO Energy Inc. has said construction work on two production platforms for the additional development of the Etame Marin block offshore Gabon is continuing on schedule. One platform is due to be installed in the Etame field, and the…

Badger gets funding boost

Jan 08, 2014

Norwegian technology development firm Badger Explorer ASA has been awarded a NOK13.2 million funding to develop high pressure high pressure technology in its drilling units. Stavanger-based Badger is development rigless drilling technology…

AMEC wins North Sea EPC work

Jan 07, 2014

Nexen Petroleum UK Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of CNOOC, awarded AMEC a six-year contract to provide engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) services for Nexen's North Sea offshore assets. The work will cover operational modifications and brownfield projects…

KBR on Shah Deniz II

Dec 31, 2013

KBR is to provide detailed engineering and procurement support services for the Shah Deniz Stage 2 project in the Caspian Sea under a contract with BP Exploration (Shah Deniz) Limited. This contract follows the completion of FEED services…

Filanovsky topsides work starts

Dec 30, 2013

Astrakhan’s Krasnye Barrikady shipyard has started constructing the living quarter platform (LQP-2) for the second stage of Vladimir Filanovsky field developed by LUKOIL in the Russian sector of the Caspian Sea. The shipyard will construct two bearing blocks…

Aker wins Johan Sverdrup FEED

Dec 20, 2013

Statoil awarded Aker Solutions a 10-year framework contract worth approximately US$105.8 million (NOK 650 million) for the North Sea Johan Sverdrup field. The first call-off is the front-end engineering design (FEED) work of the field center…

Johan Sverdrup delayed

Dec 20, 2013

Partners behind the giant Johan Sverdrup discovery have said that a decision on the development has been delayed until the New Year. Statoil, Lundin and Det Norske had been due to agree concept selection on licenses PL501, PL265 and PL502 by the end of 2013…

White Rose job for Wood Group Mustang

Dec 19, 2013

Wood Group Mustang Canada has been awarded the detailed engineering and design of an integrated topsides facility as part of the White Rose Extension Project (WREP), offshore Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada. Subject to partner, company and regulatory approvals…

R&M gets £5million investment

Dec 18, 2013

An Aberdeenshire engineering company has been given a £5 million injection by Maven Capital Partners in return for a majority stake. R&M Engineering (R&M) provides integrated engineering and fabrication services to the North Sea oil & gas industry…

Gina Krog jacket project starts

Dec 11, 2013

Heerema Fabrication Group’s (HFG) Vlissingen yard in the Netherlands celebrated the first steel cut on the Gina Krog jacket, the largest launch jacket built at HFG. The 17,000-ton jacket is being built for Statoil Petroleum AS and is…

Wood Group mulls unmanned technology

Dec 09, 2013

ABTechnology Ltd. and partner Enegi have signed an option agreement with energy services firm Wood Group PSN to increase its participation in the ABT Oil and Gas project. ABT Oil and Gas is a joint project by Enegi and ABTechnology to…

Dealing with pipeline expansion

Dec 04, 2013

DNV GL has developed a new concept to deal with HPHT pipeline expansion design. Chia Chor Yew explains. Transporting oil and gas through pipelines from high pressure and high temperature (HPHT) reservoirs continues to be a major challenge as the industry pushes into new energy frontiers…

Proposed advancements in probabilistic ice gouge analysis

Dec 04, 2013

Alternate probability distributions could provide a better fit for Arctic ice gouge depth data, impacting design depths for future subsea pipeline projects. Pipelines installed in ice-prone regions require specialized designs for the unique environmental conditions…

AMEC wins Umm Lulu extension

Dec 04, 2013

AMEC has won a project management consultancy services contract by Abu Dhabi Marine Operating Company (ADMA OPCO) for their Umm Lulu Phase-2 full field development projects offshore United Arab Emirates (UAE). The contract is worth $124 million (£76 million)…

Arctic operations at what temperature?

Dec 04, 2013

The concept of temperature seems simple enough. Everyone knows that a thermometer can be used to measure the temperature of a substance such as air and that by knowing the forecast, people can adequately prepare for the day’s outdoor activities…

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