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Skarv start-up

Feb 01, 2013

BP is celebrating production from the Skarv field in the Norwegian Sea. CEO Bob Dudley called the start-up a “key operational milestone” for the supermajor. The Skarv development includes an FPSO (pictured), five subsea drilling templates, and a 26in diameter…

Basins bounty sought

Feb 01, 2013

As oil and natural gas production continues to fluctuate at a level well below demand, John Mueller looks at New Zealand’s growing need to aggressively explore the nation’s vast and extensive offshore sedimentary basins.Taranaki Basin, located along the west coast of New Zealand’s North Island…

Gas to the fore

Feb 01, 2013

Although Papua New Guinea has a strong economy resulting from exploitation of its extensive petroleum deposits and abundance of other natural resources ranging from minerals to forest products, the nation is one of the least developed countries in the Asia Pacific region…

Installation initiative increases industry involvement

Feb 01, 2013

As the oil & gas industry ventures into deeper waters and more extreme environments, operators, umbilical equipment designers and manufacturers, and installation companies, have been working together to ensure umbilical installation is as smooth an operation as possible…

Valhall in production

Jan 29, 2013

BP starts production at Valhall redevelopment Valhall field (Photo: BP)Production has begun at BP's Valhall redevelopment project in the southern portion of the Norwegian North Sea, the supermajor announced on 28 January 2013. BP Group…

Dana wins Egyptian approval

Jan 29, 2013

Egypt approves Dana's Nefertiti development The Egyptian government has approved Dana Petroleum's plan to develop the Nefertiti oil field in the Gulf of Suez, the company announced on 29 January 2013.The lease was approved 20 January…

Eni, Kogas win Cyprus acreage

Jan 24, 2013

Licensing round awards three deepwater blocksClick to view larger mapA consortium made up of Eni and Kogas has won three deepwater blocks during the Republic of Cyprus' second offshore licensing round, Eni announced on 24 January 2013.The consortium walked away with Blocks 2…

Chevron scores Chinese PSCs

Jan 18, 2013

Chevron signs up for South China Sea acreageChevron China and China National Offshore Oil Corp. (CNOOC) have entered into production sharing contracts (PSC) for two exploration blocks in the South China Sea, the company announced on 16 January 2013…

Norway awards APA licenses

Jan 16, 2013

Statoil receives 14 licenses during APA roundMinister of Petroleum and Energy Ola Borten Moe (Photo: Lise Rist / OED)Forty companies walked away with shares in 51 new production licenses as part of Norway’s 2012 APA Round, the country’s…

Striking Thai oil

Jan 10, 2013

Salamander Energy announced first oil at its Bualuang Bravo platform in the Gulf of Thailand. The Atwood Mako drilled development well BB-04-H, which is expected to produce 1500b/d. With a 15-well development planned, Salamander expects production to increase to around 14,000b/d in 2013.

Overcoming the global weakness

Jan 09, 2013

During the past few years, annual change in global oil demand has been running 0.8-1%/year and the International Energy Agency (IEA) forecasts it to continue in that range in 2013 – well below the previous 20-year 1.5% average annual increase seen before the global banking crisis…

Planning on a better future

Jan 09, 2013

Andrew McBarnetIf there was such a thing as an annual horoscope for the marine seismic and related geophysical businesses, then in the coming year we can expect at least some improvement on 2012. In other words, unless there is some totally unexpected destabilizing economic…

Sapinhoá in production

Jan 08, 2013

Sapinhoá field begins production off BrazilSapinhoá mapCommercial production has begun at Sapinhoá field, Repsol announced on 8 January 2013.The field, run by a consortium of Repsol, Petrobras and BG Group, is located in Block BM-S-9 in Brazil’s pre-salt region…

Optimising FPSOs for extreme environments

Jan 04, 2013

Understanding the environmental conditions at a site are important to determine when offloading operations need to be suspended or when an offloading tanker needs to be disconnected. BMT Argoss naval architect Wojciech Misiag explains why optimising…

Sobering thought

Jan 04, 2013

In his keynote speech at the ITF technology showcase, BP North Sea regional president Trevor Garlick spoke of his personal determination to ensure his company takes a leadership role in technology in the North Sea. He noted that relative to…

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