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First LNG Cargo Shipped from Prelude FLNG

Shell, along with its Joint Venture Partners INPEX, KOGAS and OPIC, announced that the first shipment of Liquefied Natural Gas has sailed from Shell’s Prelude Floating Liquefied Natural Gas (FLNG) facility located 475kms North East of Broome in Western Australia. This shipment will be delivered by the Valencia Knutsen to…


Woodside Petroleum Ltd.: Extension of Pluto LNG Turnaround

The Pluto LNG turnaround was completed as planned but the mixed refrigerant compressor has experienced vibration on restart. As a result, further activities extending the turnaround have commenced to achieve the restart of production, targeted for the end of June 2019.Woodside has made arrangements to meet obligations to our customers,…


SBM Offshore Awarded Letter of Intent for FPSO Mero 2 Lease and Operate Contracts by Petrobras

SBM Offshore announced that it has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) together with Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. (Petrobras) for a 22.5 years lease and operate of FPSO Mero 2, to be deployed at the Mero field in the Santos Basin offshore Brazil, 180 kilometers offshore Rio de Janeiro.The Libra block,…


LUKOIL Signs Heads of Agreement on Project in Kazakh Sector of Caspian Sea

On 7 June, at the 23rd St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, President of LUKOIL Vagit Alekperov and Chairman of the Management Board of JSC NC KazMunayGaz Alik Aidarbayev signed Heads of Agreement on the I-P-2 block located in the Kazakh Sector of the Caspian Sea.The Heads of Agreement call for…


Total Starts up Production of the Culzean Field

Total has started up production from the Culzean gas condensate field located on Block 22/25a, 230 kilometers off the coast of Aberdeen, in the UK. With a plateau production of 100,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day (boe/d), Culzean will account for around 5% of the UK’s gas consumption, bringing…


BP and Partners Confirm Investment in Angola

On 6 June, BP and partners confirmed they have agreed further investment into deepwater Block 15, offshore Angola as part of an agreement with Angola's National Agency for Petroleum, Gas and Biofuels (NAPGB).The agreement will extend the production sharing agreement for the Block 15 through 2032 The deal will also…


SMD to Supply Multi-mode Pre Lay Plough to Boskalis nv

Soil Machine Dynamics Ltd announced that they have signed a contract to supply a 200Te Multi-Mode Pre Lay Plough to leading marine service provider Boskalis N.V.Set for delivery in spring 2020, the Pre Lay Plough comes with SMD’s latest surface control equipment which will be mobilised on the bridge of…


Nigg Energy Park Welcomes Seven Borealis

Nigg Energy Park has welcomed Seven Borealis from the Subsea 7 fleet for a short term stay. The vessel built in 2012, made its first-ever UK dock when it entered the Cromarty Firth this afternoon supported by Global Port Services.Seven Borealis will have a 4 day stay at Nigg before…


Jadestone Energy Announces Start of Montara Riserless Light Well Intervention Campaign

Jadestone Energy Inc., an independent oil and gas production company focused on the Asia Pacific region, announced the start of a riserless light well intervention (“RLWI”) campaign at the Montara complex, offshore Australia.The Sapura Constructorlight well intervention vessel was mobilised to the field on May 30, 2019 and, after conducting…


Hunting Micro-Continents Offshore East Africa and in the West Indian Ocean

New 2D Regional Multi-client Survey will Assess True Hydrocarbon Potential of this Frontier RegionAs industry interest in hydrocarbon exploration offshore East Africa increases, attention is turning to frontier areas in the region such as the West Indian Ocean. At first glance, this area looks like a barren oceanic crust with…


Sovcomflot Extends Charter for Vyacheslav Tikhonov

Polarcus Limited refers to its announcement dated 25 March 2019 describing the exercise of an option to redeliver "Vyacheslav Tikhonov" (originally named "Polarcus Selma") by Sovcomflot ("SCF") under the bareboat charter and to its announcement dated 3 June 2019 confirming an award of a wide-azimuth project in the Americas.A subsidiary…


Eco (Atlantic) Oil & Gas Ltd.: Mobilisation of Stena Forth Drillship to Orinduik Block, Guyana

Eco (Atlantic) Oil & Gas Ltd., the oil and gas exploration company with licences in highly prospective regions in Guyana and Namibia, announced the mobilisation of the Stena Forth drillship which is now en route to Guyana from West Africa where it has been operating for Tullow. The drillship is…


Success from High Impact Drilling Badly Needed to Revive Flagging Exploration Performance in Norway

Exploration performance in Norway has dropped significantly in the last five years, reflecting a deterioration of quality of the prospect portfolio. Despite this, a dramatic increase in high impact drilling is planned for 2019 – results will be a key test of Norway’s ability to sustain exploration into the future.Westwood…


Apache: Decommissioning Programme for the Removal of the Nevis South Field Subsea Wellhead Protection Structure

Apache's document contains the decommissioning programme forthe removal of the Nevis South Field Subsea Wellhead Protection Structure (WHPS) on well N11 in block 9/13a. The decommissioning of the WHPS is being treated as a standalone project as part of the Garten installation campaign. The pipelines and stabilisation materials are not…


DNV GL, Kongsberg and Subsea7 Finish DP Remote Digital Survey Pilot

Classification society DNV GL, Kongsberg Maritime and Subsea7 have successfully concluded the pilot testing of Kongsberg Maritime’s (KM) DP Digital Survey (KMDS) application on board the Subsea7 vessel Seven Kestrel. The pilot tested the use of a remote digital verification tool for testing dynamic positioning (DP) systems as part of…


Van Oord Installs Deutsche Bucht Inter Array Cables

Van Oord has installed more than 40 kilometres of inter array cables for the 269 MW Deutsche Bucht offshore wind farm. These cables form the connection between the turbines and the offshore substation and enable smooth dispatch and transfer of electricity to the mainland.Every offshore wind park has a unique…


New Offshore and Onshore Orders for Welcon

Welcon announced that they have been awarded to deliver 70 bottom sections, 34 middle sections and 34 top sections for the MHI Vestas offshore project named Moray East. The project is located north of Scotland and consists of 100 x 9.5 MW wind turbines. The sections shall be delivered from…


Cue Exploration Pty Ltd: Ironbark Agreements Completion

Completion of all agreements between Cue Exploration Pty Ltd and BP Developments Australia Pty Ltd, Beach Energy Limited and New Zealand Oil & Gas has been achieved, resulting in the formation of a joint venture to drill the Ironbark-1 well in exploration permit WA-359-P, offshore Western Australia. The well is…


Anglo African Oil & Gas plc Provide Operational Update on Tilapia Oil-field

Anglo African Oil & Gas plc, an independent oil and gas developer, provided the following operational update.Competent Persons Report ("CPR")Since the announcement of 25 April 2019, the Company has been working on the publication of a CPR covering the Tilapia oil-field in the Republic of Congo. The primary purpose of…


Another Offshore Renewables Win for Global Energy’s Port of Nigg

Global Energy Group are set to win their next staging port award and the new client will be DEME Offshore, for the Moray East Offshore Wind farm development for what will be an estimated £10 to £12 million contract. Global’s Port of Nigg has been earmarked to provide the services…