Offshore FPSO News - page 117


Petrobras sinks bit on Libra

Aug 07, 2014

Petrobras announced drilling has started on the first exploration well on the Libra pre-salt area in the Santos basin offshore Brazil. Drilling on Libra, discovered in 2010, and estimated to contain 8-12 billion boe, comes as marine production…

Shell produces first oil at Bonga North West

Aug 06, 2014

Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company Ltd. (SNEPCo) began oil production from the first well at the Bonga North West deepwater development, off the Nigerian coast, approximately 120km offshore the Gulf of Guinea, on 5 August. Oil…

Marathon spuds Key Largo

Aug 06, 2014

Marathon Oil is due to spud an exploration well on the Key Largo prospect, on Walker Ridge Block 578, Gulf of Mexico, in Q3. It will be the first well drilled with a new-build deepwater drillship. Marathon Oil is operator and holds a 60% working interest in the prospect…

Marathon picks Aibel for engineering

Aug 05, 2014

Aibel has been awarded a framework agreement by Marathon Oil Norge for the supply of front end engineering design (FEED) and study assignments. The first assignment has already been specified - a study to clarify upgrade solutions on the floating production…

BW inks Catcher loan

Aug 05, 2014

BW Offshore has agreed a US$800 million, 10-year credit facility for the Catcher floating production, storage and offloading project.  The facility is a combined construction and long term financing facility. The credit facility was substantially…

From simulation to WRR

Aug 01, 2014

ENI’s Goliat FPSO. Image from ENI Norge.  Offshore lifting combines heavy offshore assets with detailed analysis and product care. Elaine Maslin found out more at the North Sea Offshore Crane and Lifting Conference…

Precision parts

Aug 01, 2014

TrustLube installed an automatic greasing system on EMAS’ newbuild ice-classed ultra-deepwater pipelaying and construction vessel Lewek Constellation in June. The newbuild is shown here in July sailing along the Queensland…

Big gets bigger - and more capable

Aug 01, 2014

Frank Verhoeven  Boskalis is eyeing an increasing role in offshore oil and gas and renewables projects—including the potential to dry dock floating production vessels at sea. Elaine Maslin found out more…

All eyes on deck

Aug 01, 2014

Ellen Fussell Policastro examines how video surveillance meets DCS integration for faster event response. Video surveillance sees use for monitoring coastal traffic monitoring and preventing vandalism…

Lampung receives first LNG cargo

Jul 28, 2014

The Hoegh LNG-owned Perusahaan Gas Negara (PGN) floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) Lampung received its first cargo of LNG through ship-to-ship transfer on 27 July offshore Indonesia. It entered its final commissioning phase…

Octabuoy on the market

Jul 23, 2014

Singapore-based COSCO Corporation is looking for a buyer for ATP Oil & Gas (UK)’s Octabuoy facility.  COSCO’s Nantong yard ceased work on the project, a semisubmersible dry-tree production platform, which had been due to be used on ATP’s UK North Sea Cheviot field development…

FES, Francis Brown complete Ichthys work

Jul 22, 2014

Flexible Engineered Solutions International (FES) and Francis Brown Ltd. completed contracted work on Inpex’s Ichthys liquefied natural gas project off Australia. FES supplied diverless bend stiffener connectors (DBSC) for the floating production…

Odebrecht Oil & Gas names Simoes new CEO

Jul 22, 2014

Brazilian drilling contractor Odebrecht Oil & Gas (OOG) announced that Roberto Simões will take over as the company CEO. Simões has been VP at Odebrecht since 2012, replacing Roberto Ramos. Odebrecht SA incorporated Odebrecht Óleo e Gás in 2006…

Tank support for the LNG revolution

Jul 22, 2014

A modern descendant of the first LNG containment system for ships could become one of the key technologies carrying gas transport and trading into tomorrow. Joe Evangeilsta reviews its evolution.  When the new Panama Canal opens in late 2015…

Sembcorp secures Kaombo FPSO conversion work

Jul 21, 2014

Italian contractor Saipem awarded Singapore-based Sembcorp Marine a US$484 million contract to convert two FPSOs for Total’s Kaombo project offshore Angola. Sembcorp subsidiary Sembawang Shipyard will convert two very large crude carriers…

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