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Woodside: Sangomar on Track for First Oil in 2023

June 23, 2020

Australian oil and gas Woodside has reiterated that its $4.2 billion Sangomar project offshore Senegal, is still on track to produce first oil in 2023. The company was responding to media reports stating that Senegal has been forced to delay…

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Husky Spills Anti-microbial Agent from SeaRose FPSO

June 22, 2020

Canadian oil and gas company Husky Energy last week accidentally spilled 1098 liters of an anti-microbial agent from its SeaRose FPSO, located in the Atlantic Ocean, 350 kilometers to the southeast of St. John’s. The incident happened on Thursday morning, June 18.

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Guyana: ExxonMobil Ramps Liza Output Back Up after Gas Compressor Issues Fixed

June 22, 2020

Exxon Mobil Corp has restored crude output at its nascent project off Guyana's coast after addressing problems with gas reinjection equipment, the South American country's environmental regulator said on Friday. Output at the offshore Liza field…

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Exxon Cuts Guyana Crude Output to Avoid Gas Flaring

June 15, 2020

ExxonMobil Corp has reduced crude output at its nascent project off Guyana's coast due to problems with gas reinjection equipment, a move meant to avoid excessive gas flaring, the South American country's environmental regulator said on Monday.

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AF Gruppen to Dismantle Curlew FPSO

June 15, 2020

Oil company Shell has awarded Norway's AF Gruppen a contract for the dismantling and recycling of the Curlew FPSO. The Curlew is an FPSO which was deployed at the Curlew field in the UK North Sea in 1997, approximately 210km east of the Aberdeenshire coastline…

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Vår Energi Takes Jotun FPSO Ashore for Upgrades

June 15, 2020

Norwegian oil company Vår Energi is taking the Jotun FPSO ashore for upgrades, as part of a project designed to extend the life of the Balder Area in the Norwegian part of the North Sea. The FPSO, which has been producing oil from the Jotun field in the North Sea since 1999…

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Aker Solutions' Umbilicals for Murphy's King’s Quay FPS

June 10, 2020

Norwegian offshore engineering and construction company Aker Solutions will deliver umbilicals for Murphy's King's Quay offshore project in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. Aker Solutions said Wednesday that the contract for the delivery of umbilicals was awarded to it by Subsea 7.

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VIDEO: Drone Inspects FPSO Tank. It Could Soon Do It On Its Own

June 9, 2020

Autonomous drones could soon be used for tank inspections on offshore installations, with data immediately analyzed by AI. This would boost safety and cut costs, as the need for scaffolding, and for technicians climbing on an into tanks for inspection would be eliminated.

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Four-month Extension for BW Offshore FPSO in Brazil

June 8, 2020

BW Offshore has received a notice from Petrobras extending the lease and operation agreement of BW Cidade de São Vicente with 120 days. With the extension, the contract is now set to expire on October 9, 2020. BW Offshore has started planning…

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Hurricane Energy CEO Resigns

June 8, 2020

Hurricane Energy's CEO Robert Trice has resigned as Chief Executive Officer and a director of Hurricane by mutual agreement with the Board. Trice will remain available to assist the Company during a transition period of six months. He will be replaced by Beverley Smith…

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Energean Power FPSO Topside Installation Work Kicks Off

June 8, 2020

Work on Energean's Energean Power FPSO in Singapore has begun as Sembcorp Marine Admiralty Yard, Singapore, reopened on June 2, after the COVID-19 lockdown. The FPSO hull arrived from China in April for topside integration works in Singapore…

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Down But Not Out: Aker Energy Committed to Developing Ghana Offshore Oil Field Despite Delay

June 5, 2020

Norwegian oil firm Aker Energy, which operates the Pecan offshore oil field development offshore Ghana, is not giving up on the project, despite having recently delayed a Final Investment Decision 'indefinitely' due to the plunge in oil prices. The development concept, however, is likely to change.

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Allseas Debuts in China

June 4, 2020

Offshore installation firm Allseas has started pipelaying operations at the Lingshui 17-2 gas field in the South China Sea using two of its vessels Audacia and Calamity Jane. It is interesting to note that, while the company has over the years conducted work around the globe…

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Suncor Extinguishes Fire on Terra Nova FPSO

June 1, 2020

A fire broke out on Saturday aboard Suncor Energy-operated Terra Nova FPSO offshore Canada, the offshore oil and gas regulator C-NLOPB said. Suncor told C-NLOPB that everyone onboard was accounted for and safe, and that the fire had been extinguished.

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Tullow Says 58 Workers Test Positive for COVID-19 Offshore Ghana

May 29, 2020

Fifty-eight workers tested positive for COVID-19 at an oil production facility run by Tullow Oil off Ghana's Atlantic coast, the company said in a statement on Friday, Fifty-seven workers tested positive on a support vessel for a floating production and storage (FPSO) unit.

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Petrobras to Issue Global Bonds

May 28, 2020

Brazil's state-controlled oil firm Petroleo Brasileiro SA has hired banks to coordinate a global bond issue of an unspecified amount, according to a securities filing on Wednesday. Banks BNP Paribas, Itau BBA, JPMorgan & Chase, Scotia Capital and SMBC Nikko will manage the offering.

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Photo: Johan Castberg Anchor System Installation Underway

May 27, 2020

Norwegian offshore vessel contractor Island Offshore has shared photos of what it says is one of the most comprehensive anchoring projects globally in 2020 - the installation of an anchor system for Equinor's Johan Castberg project in the Barents Sea, offshore Norway.

First Topside Module Lifted on Coral South FLNG Hull

May 27, 2020

Eni-operated Coral South FLNG project is making progress with the first topside module installed aboard the hull of the under-construction FLNG unit destined to develop offshore gas fields in Area 4 of the Rovuma Basin, Mozambique. Coral FLNG SA…

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Workers Test Positive for COVID-19 at Tubarao Martelo Field in Brazil

May 26, 2020

About 50 workers were infected by the novel coronavirus during an outbreak in recent weeks at a production well owned by Brazilian oil firm Dommo Energia SA, two regulatory sources with knowledge of the matter told Reuters. The production well…

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Guyana Received $4.9M in Oil Royalties in 1Q

May 26, 2020

Guyana received $4.9 million in royalty payments for oil production at the offshore Stabroek block in the first quarter, the finance ministry said on Monday, a period that included the South American country's first crude exports. The crude…

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Energean: Karish Pipelaying Works Set to Begin

May 25, 2020

The Mediterranean-focused oil and gas company Energean is gearing up to begin pipelaying works as part of its Karish development, offshore Israel. The company on Monday said in a social media post that the Solitaire vessel, owned by Allseas…

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