Gas News


Contract wins

Aug 01, 2014

The Leman compression module at HSM Offshore, Schiedam. Photos from HSM Offshore.  HSM Offshore has added new contracts to its order book, but more could be done by the industry to reduce costs and more efficiently use assets…

Bringing decommissioning to life

Aug 01, 2014

Sarah Parker Musarra examines decommissioning in the Gulf of Mexico, and how these facilities can become fixtures in the surrounding marine life. Reef site High Island 389, in Galveston’s Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary…

Apache finds gas off Western Australia

Jul 29, 2014

Houston-based Apache Energy found gas and associated liquid hydrocarbons in the Phoenix South-1 well off Western Australia, in the Roebuck basin, before a drill bit failure on 29 July. Over the past two weeks, Apache drilled to a depth…

Lishui 36-1 gas field begins production

Jul 29, 2014

Hong Kong-based CNOOC Ltd. announced the Lishui 36-1 gas field began production. The Lishui 36-1 gas field is located 150km from Wenzhou city Zhejiang province, with an average water depth of approximately 84m. The gas field has four producing wells…

JDR opens center in Cambridge

Jul 25, 2014

JDR is opening a new offshore engineering technology center in Cambridge on 28 July. The new Cambridge R&D team will evolve JDR’s specialist knowledge of subsea production umbilicals and subsea power cables to take on exploration challenges faced by oil…

Turkey approves South Stream EIA

Jul 24, 2014

The Ministry of Environment and Urban Planning of Turkey approved the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) report for South Stream's offshore section in Turkey. The report contains the assessment of potential environmental impacts caused by the gas pipeline construction…

Successful appraisal extends Jade field

Jul 08, 2014

First production from an appraisal well has extended the southern limits of the high-pressure/high-temperature (HPHT) Jade gas condensate field in the UK Central North Sea, Houston-headquartered ConocoPhillips announced today. The Maersk…

Inpex launches Ichthys FPSO hull

Jul 07, 2014

About two-and-a-half years after construction began, Japan’s Inpex Corp. launched the hull of its Ichthys FPSO from the dry dock of the Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering yard in Okpo, South Korea, the Japanese operator announced today…

ProSep opens new facility and appoints new GM

Jul 07, 2014

Houston based oil, gas and water treatment specialist, ProSep has launched a new manufacturing service for third party clients at its purpose-built fabrication facility on Clara Road. ProSep has the capability to construct large structural fabrications…

South Stream granted go-ahead

Jul 02, 2014

The Ministry of Construction, Housing and Utilities of the Russian Federation has granted a construction permit to Amsterdam’s South Stream Transport for the South Stream gas pipeline. The pipeline will originate in Russia, pass under the Black Sea…

Johan Castberg delayed until 2015

Jun 30, 2014

Statoil announced further delay in developing the Johan Castberg project, postponing final concept selection on the Barents Sea project until 2015.  “Unfortunately, the exploration campaign has proven less new oil resources in the Castberg area than expected…

Ichthys hits halfway mark

Jun 25, 2014

Inpex’s Australian Ichthys LNG project has reached 50% completion less than two-and-a-half years after its final investment decision was made, the Japanese operator announced on 25 June 2014. The company said that the semisubmersible pipelay…

Lukoil kicks off Caspian drilling

Jun 23, 2014

Russian national Rosneft and private oil giant Lukoil have started drilling appraisal well №. 1 at the Caspian Oil Co.-operated Ribachya structure in the North Caspian project license. Total prospective resources of the block are estimated at 1…

Mubadala confirms gas discovery in Malaysia

Jun 23, 2014

Mubadala Petroleum announced today that appraisal drilling and testing has confirmed the Pegaga discovery in Block SK320 offshore Malaysia as a substantial gas discovery with significant commercial potential. A third discovery, Sirih-1…

Sensory perception

Jun 20, 2014

In offshore application, the workers’ lives and the asset’s integrity can all come down to the tiny sensors within a gas detector. City Technology’s John Warburton discusses why gas sensors are…

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