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N'Goma FPSO docks in Angola

Jul 01, 2014

The N'Goma FPSO has berthed at Porto Amboim Estaleiros Navais yard (Paenal yard) at Port Amboim  in Angola, following a 7331mi voyage (13,577km) from Singapore. Once the FPSO, a conversion project, is complete, it will be relocated to…

Intecsea plans New Zealand expansion

Jun 27, 2014

INTECSEA will expand into New Zealand, choosing Philip Furr to lead the upstream offshore and subsea business in the country as its new offshore and subsea manager, the company announced on 25 June 2014. Furr will be based in the New Plymouth office…

Ichthys hits halfway mark

Jun 25, 2014

Inpex’s Australian Ichthys LNG project has reached 50% completion less than two-and-a-half years after its final investment decision was made, the Japanese operator announced on 25 June 2014. The company said that the semisubmersible pipelay…

FES inks Western Isles project

Jun 24, 2014

UK oil and gas engineering firm, FES International, has secured a US$2.5million contract to supply its automated Diverless Bend Stiffener Connector (DBSC) to NOV Flexibles, for use by Subsea 7 on the Western Isles Development (WID) project in the northern North Sea area…

Ithaca spends $170m on assets

Jun 23, 2014

UK-based exploration and production firm Ithaca Energy has agreed to buy non-operated stakes in three producing fields from Sumitomo Corporation.  The deal, worth about US$170 million, will see Ithaca take a further 20% interest in the Shell-operated central North Sea Cook field…

Bonaparte may not be FLNG

Jun 20, 2014

Santos (40%) and GDF SUEZ (60% and operator) have said that the Bonaparte LNG project partners will consider other potential development options, in addition to the floating LNG concept, to develop the Petrel, Tern and Frigate natural gas fields…

CLOV in production

Jun 12, 2014

Total’s CLOV deepwater oil development offshore Angola in Block 17, began production on schedule, the French company announced on 12 June. The development is expected to reach daily production capacity of 160,000bbl in the coming months…

Go-ahead for Premier's Catcher

Jun 12, 2014

Premier Oil's central North Sea Catcher field development plan has been approved by the UK Department of Energy and Climate Change.  The Catcher area is expected to produce 96MM boe, with a peak production rate of around 50,000 bo/d. The…

FLNG rolling paper leads to JIP

Jun 11, 2014

Research into second-order rolling on floating LNG vessels has led a joint industry project (JIP) involving 19 companies, including majors, and picked up an industry award. The JIP is being managed by Bureau Veritas and follows a paper…

Brynhild production set back

Jun 09, 2014

First production from Lundin’s Brynhild subsea tieback development has been set back to due commissioning issues on the Haewene Brim FPSO.  Brynhild, which sits in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea, will be a four-well subsea tieback to Bluewater’s Haewene Brim…

Bluewater wins Kaombo project

Jun 06, 2014

Bluewater Energy Services has been picked by Saipem to provide engineering, procurement and construction work on the turret systems on Total's two Kaombo converted floating production units, destined for offshore Angola. Bluewater will…

Salamander inks Bualuang part-sale

Jun 05, 2014

Salamander Energy has signed a non-binding heads of agreement with SONA to sell an effective 40% working interest in both the B8/38 concession (containing the Bualuang field) in the Gulf of Thailand and the surrounding G4/50 concession…

Analyst offers Johan Castberg solution

Jun 03, 2014

UK-based energy analysts Wood Mackenzie have suggested Statoil and its partners use a floating production, storage, and offloading (FPSO) vessel option for on the Johan Castberg development in the Norwegian Barents Sea.  The firm undertook an analysis of the project…

NOV selects FES stiffener connectors

Jun 03, 2014

UK oil and gas engineering firm FES International has won a US$1.2million (£700,000) contract to supply four diverless bend stiffener connectors to contractor NOV Flexibles. This is FES’ third project for NOV Flexibles this year, with a combined value of almost $5million…

Marathon keeps UK North Sea assets

Jun 02, 2014

Marathon Oil has announced it is no longer marketing its UK business after agreeing a deal to sell off its Norwegian unit.  Marathon Oil Norge is to be sold to Norway’s Det norske oljeselskap in a US$2.1 billion cash deal. The sale…

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