Norwegian authorities approve North Sea drilling, intervention requests

May 15, 2019

ConocoPhillips Skandinavia has permission from Norway’s Petroleum Safety Authority to use a new submarine cable at the Eldfisk complex in the southern Norwegian North Sea.

Study to assess new topology for downhole rotating systems

May 14, 2019

DeepStar has selected Upwing Energy and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries to perform a feasibility and conceptual study of Upwing’s magnetic drive system for electric submersible pumps.


System shows real-time condition of North Sea Grieg platform

May 14, 2019

Eigen has supplied a new safety barrier management system to Lundin Norway, designed to deliver real-time health status of the Edvard Greig platform in the Norwegian North Sea.

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.


Shallow intervention system in fast deployment offshore Tunisia

May 14, 2019

Unity has introduced what it claims is the first multi-functional, near-surface intervention system.

Mixers to cut salt content for North Sea Vale-Heimdal tieback

May 14, 2019

Aker Solutions has contracted ProSep to supply two MAX+ ProSalt mixers to Equinor’s Heimdal Gas Centre platform in the Norwegian North Sea.


Equinor increases stake in Caesar Tonga

May 13, 2019

Equinor has exercised its preferential rights to acquire an additional 22.45% interest in the Caesar Tonga oil field from Shell Offshore Inc. for $965 million in cash.

OGTC provides further funding for subsea liquid removal technique

May 11, 2019

Worley’s INTECSEA consultancy has funding from the Oil & Gas Technology Centre for prototype testing of its Pseudo Dry Gas liquid removal system.


OGTC supporting heavy oil recovery prototype

May 10, 2019

Cavitas Energy has secured funding from the Oil and Gas Technology Centre for a new solution for heavy oil.

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.


OGIC supports two decommissioned well techniques

May 10, 2019

Clearwell Technology is working on Therm-X-Mill, a thermal energy device for downhole, in situ removal of production tubing components.

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.


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.

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.


Petrobras continuing on path to debt reduction

May 08, 2019

Petrobras’ strict focus on capital discipline and portfolio rationalization in recent years has improved its financial condition, and this should continue into the next decade, according to a report by IHS Markit.

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.

Topsides installation next milestone at Leviathan offshore Israel

May 07, 2019

Gas production from Noble Energy’s fields offshore Israel exceeded 1 bcfe/d during 1Q, due to higher domestic demand.


BP retains Emerson for long-term west of Shetland operations support

May 07, 2019

BP has awarded Emerson a five-year contract to provide predictive maintenance and operational support services for the fixed Clair Ridge platform and the FPSO Glen Lyon west of Shetland.

Water injection well re-pressurizing North Sea Cook field

May 07, 2019

A newly drilled water injector well on the Cook oil field in the UK central North Sea has reached TD of 13,045 ft (3,976 m) MD, according to partner Hibiscus Petroleum.


BP sanctions Thunder Horse South Expansion Phase 2

May 06, 2019

BP has sanctioned development of the Thunder Horse South Expansion Phase 2 project in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico.

Occidental to offload Anadarko’s Africa interests to Total if bid is successful

May 06, 2019

Total has reached an accord with Occidental to acquire Anadarko’s E&P interests in Africa for $8.8 billion, if Occidental succeeds in its bid for Anadarko.


Expro expands intervention capability

May 06, 2019

Expro has introduced two new well access solutions to its intervention system portfolio.

OTC 2019: BMT, Sonardyne monitoring Aasta Hansteen spar risers

May 06, 2019

BMT has teamed up with Sonardyne to supply its riser monitoring system to Subsea 7 for use on the Aasta Hansteen field spar platform in the Norwegian Sea.



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