Cygnus News

Juliet field hits plateau rate

Mar 13, 2014

France-based GDF Suez announced that the Juliet field in the Southern Gas Basin is now producing at its plateau rate of 80MMsqcfg/d. This is the equivalent to 400,000bbl/month. The fast track project has been executed and successfully…

AMEC to hook up Cygnus

Nov 14, 2013

Engineering group AMEC has been awarded the hook up and commissioning (HUC) support contract for GDF SUEZ E&P UK Ltd’s Cygnus gas field development. The HUC support contract for the four Cygnus platforms follows on from a front end engineering…

OE13: Looking forward to the next 50 years

Sep 04, 2013

At the outset of the plenary session Tuesday morning, conference chair Malcolm Webb led the room in a moment of silent reflection for the victims, survivors, families, and rescue personnel involved in the helicopter crash off Shetland last week…

E.ON: Tolmount bigger than expected

Aug 14, 2013

Energy company E.ON has said a gas discovery in block 42/28d in the UK southern North Sea is bigger than first thought. A well on the Tolmount discovery, 40km off the coast of East Yorkshire and to the west of the E.ON-operated Babbage gas field…

Northern eyes southern Adriatic find

May 16, 2013

Independent explorer Northern Petroleum has revealed well data from Italy’s ENI has given it extra confidence in its southern Adriatic Sea Cygnus prospect. Richard Latham, chairman of Northern Petroleum, said the newly available well…

First cut on Cygnus jackets

May 02, 2013

The ceremonial first cut of steel for the construction of the jackets on the Cygnus gas field project was celebrated today by operator GDF SUEZ E&P UK and partners Centrica Energy and Bayerngas at Burntisland Fabrication’s (BiFab) Methil yard in Fife…

Strength in well invention work for Helix

Apr 22, 2013

Demand for well intervention services has continued to be strong in the Gulf of Mexico and North Sea, says Helix Energy Solutions. The Houston-based firm said that as well as a recent five year contract for its Q5000 semisubmersible, currently under construction in Singapore…

Aberdeen office for Yokogawa

Apr 19, 2013

To underline its commitment to the energy sector and to support the company’s rapidly growing offshore oil and gas business, Yokogawa announces the opening of new North Sea headquarters in Aberdeen, Scotland. The new 500m2 office is based in Westhill…

Asset integrity and life extension: Key themes at SNS

Apr 15, 2013

Elaine Maslin reports on the Southern North Sea 2013 Conference, organized by East of England Group With a large fleet of often unmanned and aging platforms, operators in the predominantly gas producing Southern North Sea (SNS) are having to face asset integrity issues head on…

Cutting steel

Jan 01, 2013

Heerema Fabrication Group has cut first steel for the US$2.26 billion Cygnus gas field located in the southern North Sea. The steel will be used in the 1600t Cygnus Alpha Wellhead Platform, the first of four. GDF Suez E&P operates the Cygnus partnership with 39…

Proserv wins Cygnus topside controls

Nov 12, 2012

Proserv workerAMEC has chosen Proserv to supply topside control equipment for GDF Suez's Cygnus field development on the southern North Sea, Proserv announced on 8 November 2012.Under the terms of the $1.9 million contract, Proserv will supply the design…

Green light for Cygnus gas giant

Sep 01, 2012

A flurry of early contracts marked August's official sanction of the £1.4 billion development of Cygnus, the largest southern North Sea gas discovery in the last 25 years. Meg Chesshyre reports.GDF Suez, which will operate Cygnus on behalf of partners Centrica and Bayerngas…

GDF leveraging UKCS infrastructure

Aug 01, 2012

French-owned utility group GDF Suez is stepping up its UK exploration and production operations with the goal of becoming a major player in the North Sea. The company's UK E&P arm has been involved in the sector for the past 15 years, but is now working up major expansion plans…

Fabrication in focus

Jun 01, 2012

Specialist offshore fabricators continue to innovate in pursuit of an oil & gas market edge. Meg Chesshyre opens this month's yards round-up with a review of progress on the latest additions to Centrica Energy's North Sea infrastructure.Centrica’s…

Hands across the sea

Oct 01, 2011

With power generated from offshore wind farms forecast to grow from 3GW to 75GW over the next decade, operators are looking to tried and true oil & gas practices to help reduce construction costs. Russell McCulley speaks to Canyon Offshore about…

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