Norway gives go-ahead for Johan Sverdrup Phase 2

May 15, 2019

The Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy has approved the plan for development and operation of the Equinor-operated Johan Sverdrup Phase 2 project.

Equinor hands out offshore Norway drilling contracts

May 15, 2019

Equinor has awarded drilling service contracts valued at around NOK2.5 billion ($286 million) in total for new and existing field developments offshore Norway.


Floating platforms represent future of offshore wind systems

May 14, 2019

Floating platform technologies will become increasingly important as global energy markets turn to offshore wind systems to meet demand for renewable energy, said a Stanford University official at the recent Offshore Technology Conference in Houston.

Mozambique approves Rovuma LNG development plan

May 14, 2019

The government of Mozambique has approved the development plan for the Rovuma LNG project, according to Mozambique Rovuma Venture.


McDermott awarded Sepia Phase 1 subsea scope

May 14, 2019

Petrobras has awarded McDermott International an EPCI subsea contract for the first-phase Sepia field development in the presalt Santos basin, 174 mi (280 km) offshore Rio de Janeiro state.

Trestakk subsea tieback cleared for start-up

May 14, 2019

Equinor has permission from the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate to start operations at the Trestakk field in license PL091 in the Norwegian Sea.


Far East groups secure long-term Mozambique LNG supplies

May 13, 2019

Mozambique LNG1, the jointly owned sales entity of the Mozambique Area 1 co-venturers, has signed a sale and purchase agreement with Japan’s JERA and CPC Corp., Taiwan.

Cambodia oil barge undergoing refits in Singapore

May 13, 2019

Refurbishment and upgrades continue on the production barge for KrisEnergy’s Apsara oilfield development in Cambodia’s offshore block A.


West of Shetland EPS enters start-up phase

May 13, 2019

Hurricane Energy says first hydrocarbons have flowed into the process system of the FPSO Aoka Mizu west of Shetland.

OTC 2019: Hess VP says offshore oil ‘a growth business’

May 12, 2019

Growing demand for petroleum products will spur offshore activity in the near term, says Gerbert Schoonman, Vice President, Global Production—Offshore, Hess Corp.


Predator states case for Ram Head subsea-shore project offshore Ireland

May 11, 2019

Predator Oil & Gas Holdings has issued a prospective resources update and conceptual development plan for the Ram Head gas field offshore southern Ireland.

SBM to deliver second Fast4Ward FPSO for Liza offshore Guyana

May 10, 2019

Esso Exploration and Production Guyana has awarded contracts for the next phase of the Liza field development in the Stabroek block offshore Guyana.


Write-down of Maria reserves an appraisal issue, consultant claims

May 10, 2019

Wintershall DEA’s Maria field in the Norwegian Sea has undergone a 71% downward revision to the 207 MMboe of reserves estimated at sanction following underperformance, according to consultant Westwood Energy.

Drydocks World delivers fifth AQAM platform

May 10, 2019

Drydocks World has finished construction of the fifth wellhead platform for Dubai Petroleum’s AQAM field development offshore the UAE.


ConocoPhillips lets SPS contract for Barossa offshore Australia

May 09, 2019

ConocoPhillips Australia has awarded Technip Oceania Pty Ltd. an EPC contract to supply the subsea production system and associated installation support for the offshore Barossa project.

Aker BP sanctions infill wells to lift North Sea Valhall recovery

May 09, 2019

Aker BP and its partners in the Valhall field in the southern Norwegian North Sea have taken a final investment decision for the first phase of the Wellhead Platform Production Recovery project.


KBR to manage Greater Tortue Ahemyim hub quarters campaign

May 09, 2019

BP has awarded KBR’s UK subsidiary an engineering, procurement, and construction management contract for Greater Tortue Ahmeyim project offshore Mauritania and Senegal.

McDermott starts design for Umm Shaif facilities expansion

May 09, 2019

ADNOC has contracted McDermott International to provide front-end engineering design services for phase one of the Umm Shaif gas cap condensate development offshore Abu Dhabi.


POGC head outlines South Pars gas targets

May 09, 2019

Gas production from the South Pars field in the Persian Gulf should increase by 60 MMcm/d by end-March 2020, according to news service Shana.

OTC 2019: Equinor official describes future challenges, opportunities of Norwegian Continental Shelf

May 09, 2019

The Norwegian Continental Shelf is expected to remain a viable offshore oil and gas play for many years to come, but future E&P opportunities will not be without challenge and difficulty.


IPC expands offshore Malaysia well line-up

May 08, 2019

IPC has added a well on the Keruing prospect offshore Malaysia to this year’s third-phase infill drilling campaign on the Bertam field.

Nexans umbilical to power North Sea Vigdis subsea boost

May 08, 2019

Nexans has a Eur10-million ($11.2-million) contract to provide a power umbilical for Equinor’s latest life extension program for the Vigdis field in the Norwegian North Sea.


Global offshore development below halfway point, report claims

May 08, 2019

There is plenty of life remaining in the offshore sector over the decade ahead, according to analyst Rystad Energy.

FEED issued for Upper Zakum production expansion

May 07, 2019

ADNOC and its partners in the offshore Upper Zakum oilfield have awarded a front-end engineering design contract to increase the production capacity to 1 MMb/d by 2024.



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