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Wood Group Kianda

Jan 10, 2012

Wood Group has launched a new company in Luanda in joint venture with its Angolan business partner Amílcar Nascimento. Wood Group Kianda, through which sister companies Mustang, Kenny and PSN will provide their services, kicks off with a contract…

Super-sizing for market success

Sep 01, 2011

The offshore yard of Hyundai Heavy Industries in Korea will start cutting steel for Dockwise's new marine transportation super vessel in September. David Morgan reports.Previously referred to as ‘Type 0' but officially named as Dockwise Vanguard on 19 August…

Petrobras applies pre-salt pressure

Jun 08, 2011

Planning and information are key to the successful realization of Petrobras’ ambitious plans to hoist pre-salt production levels from the current 100,000b/d to 1.08 million b/d inside ten years. Jennifer Pallanich listened in as José Formigli…

Avoiding the 'Swiss cheese' effect

Apr 02, 2011

Cheese may never be far from the thoughts of the French. But what concerns classification and verification group Bureau Veritas is the holes in cheese – and more precisely how to avoid them. OE hears from BV offshore projects manager Jose Esteve…

Oleg set to join the SHL fleet

Mar 02, 2011

Seaway Heavy Lifting will shortly take delivery of its second heavylift crane vessel, the state-of-the-art Oleg Strashnov. David Morgan looks at some of the new HLV 's novelties and niceties. The Oleg Strashnov has been a while coming…

Spec build FPSOs: dangerously risky

Feb 02, 2011

Floating systems consultant Peter Lovie pinpoints some of the perils of speculative FPS building and wonders if the practice may now have become just too risky for operators or contractors to consider.In the service vessel business and in the…

Deeper, further, colder

Jan 02, 2011

Newly published Polar class vessel rules from French classification society Bureau Veritas are aimed at speeding Arctic and Caspian Sea oil and gas development by facilitating the building of tank, cargo and offshore service vessels which can operate unsupported by icebreakers in very heavy ice…

FPSOs showing their age

Nov 01, 2010

Ageing FPSOs present naval architect with GL – installed March 2000 in 90m potential safety challenges that the oil & gas industry is only now coming to terms with, according to GL Noble Denton. ‘There have been over 200 floating production system deployments…

Support & supply

Oct 26, 2010

Global demand for floating hardware continues apace. David Morgan and Meg Chesshyre review recent support & supply sector initiatives and innovations targeting offshore platforms and rigs.Drilling riser departure A high pressure marine riser…

Heavy work at Shell Park

Sep 01, 2010

Shell's solution for dealing with the heavy oil at the low-energy BC-10 concession offshore Brazil – caisson separator electrical submersible pumps - is working ‘outstandingly' well according to the field's project manager. Jennifer Pallanich…

Full steam ahead off Brazil

Sep 01, 2010

The pre-salt Tupi field may claim most of the interest when it comes to oil activity offshore Brazil, but plenty is going on along the large country's coastline. In the last two months, Petrobras has brought online two fields, updated its files…

The complexities of Marlim Sul

Jun 10, 2010

Brazilian operator Petrobras expects to initiate production from a new reservoir to existing facilities in Modules 1 and 2 of its deepwater Marlim Sul field this summer and bring a third module onstream via the P-56 semi early next year. Asset…

X factor drilling in the fast lane

May 20, 2010

In 2007, OGX was but a dream of Brazilian entrepreneur Eike Batista. In the course of three short years, the company secured financing for leases, bid on and won shallow water blocks, secured drilling rigs, hired about 150 staff, tallied six…

Papa Terra makes the most of family ties

May 20, 2010

When the P-61 tension leg wellhead platform (TLWP) begins operations at Petrobras' Papa Terra offshore Brazil in 2013, it will be the new kid on the block in more ways than one. Not only will the deepwater unit be the first TLWP facility off Brazil…

Poetry in motion

Mar 04, 2010

Banking on customer desire for a round floater that offers drilling, storage, and/or production along with dry tree capabilities, SSP Offshore has made its SSP320+ Plus design ready for the market. Jennifer Pallanich looks at the latest refinements…

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