Category: Offshore

Huntington first oil pushed back to 2013

Noreco (BØRS:NOR) says two of five risers are now installed on the FPSO Voyageur Spirit, which has been on location at the Huntington field in the UK central North Sea since early October.  More »

Trapoil, Caithness agree to UK asset transfer

Trapoil has signed an agreement with Caithness Oil and its parent company Caithness Petroleum to exchange equity interests and to vary certain farm-in obligations in the UK North Sea.  More »

Tank corrosion halts operations at Troll C in North Sea

Statoil (OSE:STL) has temporarily suspended production on the Troll C platform in the Norwegian North Sea pending investigation of corrosion identified during an inspection program.  More »

Further delays for East Panuke platform

SBM Offshore (AMS:SBMO) says commissioning of the long-delayed platform for the Deep Panuke field offshore eastern Canada is making slow progress.  More »

Sound Oil cleared to re-appraise offshore Italy gas field

Italy’s Ministry of Economic Development has reopened Sound Oil’s applications for two of its offshore permits.  More »

Appraisal drilling, 3D surveys continue offshore Tanzania

BG and partner Ophir Energy have completed ahead of schedule drilling on the Jodari South-1 well and the Jodari South-1 sidetrack.  More »

North Sea Gudrun platform ready for assembly

The deck for Statoil’s Gudrun platform in the Norwegian North Sea has arrived in Haugesund, Norway, following a month-long voyage from Thailand.  More »

Songa Mercur rig heads to Cuba

Songa Offshore’s drilling rig Songa Mercur left its recent base in Trinidad last week to begin mobilization to Cuban waters.  More »

Startup close for two UK gas fields

Centrica has brought onstream the Seven Seas field in the UK southern gas basin.  More »

DNO applies for next phase of Tunisia license

Evaluation is under way of newly acquired 3D seismic data collected on the Hammamet license offshore Tunisia.  More »

Chevron signs ultra-deepwater drillship for West Africa duty

Chevron (NYSE:CVX) has contracted the ultra-deepwater drillship Pacific Khamsin for a program offshore West Africa.  More »

Deepwater Horizon: BP, US government resolve all criminal charges, SEC claims

BP has reached agreement with the US government, subject to court approval, to resolve all federal criminal charges and all claims by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) against the company from the Deepwater Horizon accident, oil spill, and r…  More »

Cameron, Schlumberger join to offer subsea products, systems, services

Cameron and Schlumberger have created a joint venture to manufacture and develop products, systems, and services for subsea oil and gas applications.  More »

Cameron, Schlumberger announce subsea joint venture

Cameron and Schlumberger Thursday announced a joint venture to serve the subsea oil and gas market, with a goal of gaining market share in offshore drilling and increasing reservoir recovery rates.  More »

FLNG capex to grow to 2019 predicts Douglas-Westwood

Floating liquefaction capex growth will exceed that for regasification from 2013 to 2019, predicts Douglas-Westwood.  More »