Offshore Production News - page 252


Setting sights on Tunisia

Sep 01, 2014

Audrey Leon takes a look at recent exploration and production activities occurring offshore Tunisia. Top: The Ashtart platform offshore Tunisia. Bottom: The Maamoura platform operated by Eni Tunisia…

Sensing systems

Sep 01, 2014

Optical and even quantum sensing is being assessed to help monitor the subsea oilfields of the future as part of remote sensor networks. Elaine Maslin reports on work in the field by the University of Aberdeen. A…

Well surveillance in ultra-deepwater

Sep 01, 2014

As the industry advances into ultra-deepwater, an increasing number of tight tolerance wells require an efficient system for determining early influxes or losses during drilling, tripping, and cementing operations. Scott Hilliard of Statoil and Florian Le Blay…

New technologies for changing environments and reservoirs

Sep 01, 2014

SBM Offshore discusses some of the company’s developing technologies and how it is working toward unlocking reserves in the Gulf of Mexico. Exploration for fields further offshore and in deeper waters is leading to the development of more complex reservoirs…

Vaalco resumes Etame off Gabon

Aug 29, 2014

Vaalco Energy has resumed production from the Etame Marin block after completing maintenance work on its leased floating, production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel.  The vessel had the fire and gas detection systems upgraded along with other routine maintenance work…

ONS: "Don't sacrifice safety to reduce costs"

Aug 28, 2014

Norway's oil industry has been warned by Anne Myhrvold, director-general of the country's Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA), against making cost cuts and savings at the expense of safety. “I’m convinced it’s possible to look after safety in a good way while also cutting costs…

ONS: Aasta Hansteen on schedule

Aug 26, 2014

The Aasta Hansteen project, one of biggest and most complex industrial projects in Europe, is on schedule to begin production in 3Q 2017, says Statoil. Statoil, which made a presentation about the project at ONS, in Stavanger, this week…

CNOOC begins Wenchang 13-6 production

Aug 25, 2014

CNOOC Ltd. began production at its Wenchang 13-6 oilfield, offshore the Western South China Sea. The Wenchang 13-6 oilfield, located in the west of Pearl River Mouth basin has an average water depth of approximately 120m. The main…

Petrobras FPSO leaves yard for Lula field

Aug 22, 2014

The Cidade de Mangaratiba FPSO has begun its journey from the BrasFels shipyard in Angra dos Reis to the Iracema South area of Petrobras’ Lula field, offshore Rio de Janeiro. The FPSO will be connected to wells in the pre-salt layer of the Santos basin…

Pemex begins post-reform restructure

Aug 21, 2014

Mexico's Pemex has started a corporate restructure to become a more 'flexible and efficient,' it announced today. The announcement comes after Mexican president Enrique Pena Nieto approved the country's historic energy reform earlier this month…

Saudi Aramco invests in Siluria

Aug 21, 2014

Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures is investing US$30 million in Siluria Technologies, a pioneer commercial production of fuels and chemicals made from clean and abundant natural gas. Siluria announced the initial close of its Series D financing round with this news on 20 August…

BP, Eni begin production in Egypt

Aug 21, 2014

Eni announced the start of production from the Denise-Karawan project (DEKA) with partner BP, through the new subsea well Denise South 6 at a gas rate of 1.8 MMcm/d and approximately 800bbl/d of associated condensates. The Denise South…

Statoil shuts down Troll C

Aug 20, 2014

Statoil shut down production on the Troll C platform in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea on 17 August after an inspection program on the platform detected corrosion damage to a pipe connected to the oil export system. Troll C…

GOM lease sale attracts US$110M in bids

Aug 20, 2014

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) opened the Gulf of Mexico Western Planning Area Lease Sale 238 in New Orleans on 20 August 2014, offering  21.6 million acres for oil and gas exploration and development offshore Texas. The sale attracted more than US$109…

Salamander announces first oil at Bualuang

Aug 19, 2014

Salamander Energy received the first oil in the tanks of the Suksan Salamander floating storage and offtake vessel (FSO) at the Bualuang field in the Gulf of Thailand. Greater Bualuang work. Image: Salamander…

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