Offshore FPSO News - page 113


Petrobras to sign ship contract this month

Sep 19, 2014

Brazil's state-run oil company, Petroleo Brasileiro, will sign a contract to build and lease a floating production ship for its Libra offshore project this month, company Chief Executive Maria das Gracas Foster said on 18 September, as reported by Reuters…

Fairmount tows Knarr FPSO to Norway

Sep 19, 2014

Three tugs of Fairmount Marine have towed the new floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel Petrojarl Knarr from South Korea to Norway in just 61 days. Petrojarl Knarr, one of world’s largest FPSOs for harsh environments, was delivered to the port of Haugesund…

2015 Barryroe drilling planned

Sep 19, 2014

Planning is underway for further drilling on the Barryroe discovery in the Celtic Sea offshore Ireland during 2015 with a view to reaching first oil by 2018, according to partner Landsdowne Oil & Gas.  The work is subject to a farm…

Rio Oil and Gas: Pre-salt production to increase by 2020

Sep 18, 2014

Petrobras expects pre-salt production to account for 50% of its total production by 2020, Carlos Tadeu Fraga, Petrobras’ general manager for pre-salt E&P told attendees at Rio Oil and Gas 2014 on Wednesday. Fraga (pictured) stepped in…

Eni finds oil in Angola

Sep 17, 2014

Eni has discovered oil in Block 15/06, in the Ochigufu exploration prospect offshore Angola. ENI said the find was 'important' and would be fast tracked to production through the Ngoma floating production, storage and offloading vessel on the company's West Hub development…

Korea looks to western engineering expertise

Sep 16, 2014

South Korea has become an international shipbuilding power-house – a name-plate for dozens of global mega-projects stretching from New Foundland to Australia.  What is described as “the largest fabrication facility in the world” is in…

Ilhabela sails away from Brasa

Sep 16, 2014

The Cidade de Ilhabela floating production storage and offloading unit (FPSO) sailed from the Brasa shipyard on 15 September, marking the first FPSO to be integrated at Brasa’s quay number two. The departure of the FPSO is a milestone for 2-year-old Estaleiro Brasa (shipyard)…

Ithaca's Stella exceeds expectations

Sep 16, 2014

Ithaca Energy has completed a flow test on the fourth development well on the UK North Sea Stella field, hitting 12,005boe/d. The result takes the total field potential up to 45,000boe/d, exceeding the firm's 30,000boe/d annualised estimate for the field…

Infield: Deepwater and ultra deepwater overview

Sep 15, 2014

The outlook for the deepwater and ultra deepwater market is positive, with a forecast capital growth rate of around 8% between 2014 and 2018, according to Infield Systems Ltd.’s deepwater and ultra deepwater report. Infield Systems anticipates…

Mitsubishi entering Côte d’Ivoire

Sep 12, 2014

Japan’s Mitsubishi Corp. acquired 20% of US-based Anadarko Petroleum’s interest in Block C1-103 off the coast of Côte d’Ivoire, becoming the first Japanese company to enter the oil and gas exploration business in the area. Map of Block C1-103…

Xcite, Statoil, EnQuest sign collaboration agreement

Sep 10, 2014

UK-based heavy oil explorer Xcite Energy has signed an agreement which could pave the way for a common gas export route for the Kraken, Bentley and Bressay heavy oil fields. The collaboration agreement is between with Statoil and a subsidiary of EnQuest…

Expro lands Quad 204 deal

Sep 09, 2014

Expro has landed a major subsea contract with BP for the Quad 204 project, west of Shetland in the UK North Sea. The seven-year multi-million dollar contract will see Expro provide its latest design vertical xmas tree landing string for the installation of BP’s subsea completions…

Suncor resumes Terra Nova production

Sep 03, 2014

Suncor Energy resumed production at the Terra Nova oil field, located approximately 350km southeast of St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada, the company reported on 3 September 2014. Production resumed following planned maintenance on the field’s FPSO facility…

Wireless Networking Offshore

Sep 01, 2014

Networking technology works, but companies need to know the obstacles in order to avoid snares. Ellen Fussell Policastro reports. Communications will be of the essence for the Goliat floating production, storage, and offloading vessel…

Electrical Integration – bringing process and power together

Sep 01, 2014

Managing the process and the power systems that serve it through a single integrated control system can cut costs while giving a much better overview of the total plant. Laya Sathyadevan explains. Managing…

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