www.upstreamonline.com http://www.upstreamonline.com/ www.upstreamonline.com Drilling under way on Quad 204 http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1397576/drilling-under-way-on-quad-204 Odfjell Drilling kicked off development drilling work for BP on Tuesday at the Quad 204 field development scheme West of Shetland off the UK using its newbuild semi-submersible rig Deepsea Aberdeen. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1397576/drilling-under-way-on-quad-204 Tue, 21 Apr 2015 06:57:44 +0000 live Technip wins Peruvian pipeline gig http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1397572/technip-wins-peruvian-pipeline-gig Technip's Colombian subsidiary, Tipiel, has been awarded a front-end engineering design and detailed engineering design contract on the Camisea field in Peru. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1397572/technip-wins-peruvian-pipeline-gig Tue, 21 Apr 2015 06:16:43 +0000 live 'More FPSO awards due in 2015’ http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1397527/more-fpso-awards-due-in-2015 At least five more floating production, storage and offloading vessel contract awards are expected to be awarded globally this year, according to a senior executive at floater giant SBM Offshore. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1397527/more-fpso-awards-due-in-2015 Mon, 20 Apr 2015 13:54:44 +0000 live Industry sets new subsea standards http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1397514/industry-sets-new-subsea-standards Operators and contractors have put their collective heads together to come up with new standardised documentation for subsea production systems under a joint industry project led by DNV GL. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1397514/industry-sets-new-subsea-standards Mon, 20 Apr 2015 11:56:46 +0000 live Allseas 'delay' on Pioneering Spirit http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1397503/allseas-delay-on-pioneering-spirit Allseas is reported to be facing delays with final delivery of its behemoth offshore vessel Pioneering Spirit that could hit scheduled removal of the ill-fated Yme platform off Norway this summer. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1397503/allseas-delay-on-pioneering-spirit Mon, 20 Apr 2015 10:03:00 +0000 live Goliat floater arrives in Norway http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1397367/goliat-floater-arrives-in-norway The giant Goliat cylindrical floating production, storage and offloading vessel arrived in Hammerfest on Friday ready for its deployment later this year at the Eni-operated oilfield in the Barents Sea. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1397367/goliat-floater-arrives-in-norway Fri, 17 Apr 2015 08:56:04 +0000 live Santos eyeing GLNG start http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1397350/santos-eyeing-glng-start Australian independent Santos is closing in on the start up of its Gladstone liquefied natural gas (GLNG) project on the east coast of Australia. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1397350/santos-eyeing-glng-start Fri, 17 Apr 2015 07:24:30 +0000 live Sunrise to remain on hold http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1397312/sunrise-to-remain-on-hold Australian operator Woodside Petroleum has reiterated it will not progress the Greater Sunrise Development in the Timor Sea until a maritime boundary is agreed between Australia and Timor-Leste. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1397312/sunrise-to-remain-on-hold Thu, 16 Apr 2015 23:19:25 +0000 live Rig lifeboat launch 'a fatality risk' http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1397287/rig-lifeboat-launch-a-fatality-risk An incident involving the unintentional launch of a lifeboat from the jack-up Maersk Giant during tests earlier this year could have resulted in fatalities if personnel had been onboard at the time, according to Norway’s safety agency. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1397287/rig-lifeboat-launch-a-fatality-risk Thu, 16 Apr 2015 14:33:09 +0000 live Rystad sees 'new wave' offshore http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1397253/rystad-sees-new-wave-offshore A "huge wave" of new offshore projects is expected by a leading Norwegian analyst to be brought to fruition towards the end of the decade, with a raft of field sanctions forecast to top $286 billion in 2020. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1397253/rystad-sees-new-wave-offshore Thu, 16 Apr 2015 11:27:01 +0000 live Madagascar Oil up on Tsimiroro approval http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1397240/madagascar-oil-up-on-tsimiroro-approval Madagascar Oil is planning a round of seismic and drilling after it was handed a development mining title for a large onshore heavy oil play in the eponymous African island nation. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1397240/madagascar-oil-up-on-tsimiroro-approval Thu, 16 Apr 2015 07:46:57 +0000 live Oslo 'slacking' in oil recovery effort http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1397068/oslo-slacking-in-oil-recovery-effort Valuable residual resources in mature fields off Norway risk being untapped due to a lack of follow-up by the authorities to ensure operators maximise recovery from their offshore licences, according to a critical report by the country’s Auditor-General. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1397068/oslo-slacking-in-oil-recovery-effort Wed, 15 Apr 2015 12:23:11 +0000 live Lundin: 'Barents finds can be realised' http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1397056/lundin-barents-finds-can-be-realised Lundin Petroleum is confident that its Barents discoveries will be developed despite low oil prices that have compromised the commerciality of field projects in the harsh-environment Arctic play. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1397056/lundin-barents-finds-can-be-realised Wed, 15 Apr 2015 11:04:08 +0000 live LGO kicks off Goudron campaign http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1397041/lgo-kicks-off-goudron-campaign London-listed LGO Energy has spudded the first of seven development wells at the Goudron field in Trinidad. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1397041/lgo-kicks-off-goudron-campaign Wed, 15 Apr 2015 07:15:08 +0000 live Made in Norway, driven in South Korea http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1397007/made-in-norway-driven-in-south-korea Norwegian suppliers have still managed to capture a substantial slice of value creation on field projects off the country even when fabrication of facilities has been carried out at yards in Asia, according to a new report. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1397007/made-in-norway-driven-in-south-korea Tue, 14 Apr 2015 13:59:15 +0000 live Shell in rig 'leak' probe http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1396996/shell-in-rig-leak-probe Shell has launched a probe into the reported leak of an estimated 60,000 litres of oil-bearing mud into the sea in an incident on the drilling rig Transocean Barents at the Ormen Lange field off Norway. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1396996/shell-in-rig-leak-probe Tue, 14 Apr 2015 12:52:18 +0000 live Bumi in $300m ElectroGas Malta gig http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1396993/bumi-in-usd-300m-electrogas-malta-gig Bumi Armada has won two contracts totalling $300 million from a consortium relating to a floating storage unit and receiving terminal in Malta. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1396993/bumi-in-usd-300m-electrogas-malta-gig Tue, 14 Apr 2015 11:47:09 +0000 live Topsides delivery for Edvard Grieg http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1396980/topsides-delivery-for-edvard-grieg Lundin Petroleum took delivery on Tuesday of the topsides for its Edvard Grieg field platform off Norway after load-out of the deck and living quarters & utility module at the local Kvaerner Stord yard. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1396980/topsides-delivery-for-edvard-grieg Tue, 14 Apr 2015 09:18:17 +0000 live Enegi in marginal field pact http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1396967/enegi-in-marginal-field-pact Enegi Oil is teaming up with technology players and a service provider in a new venture aimed at driving down the cost of marginal field developments. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1396967/enegi-in-marginal-field-pact Tue, 14 Apr 2015 07:55:51 +0000 live Statoil under Trestakk cosh http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1396932/statoil-under-trestakk-cosh The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) is laying down the law on Statoil to develop its small Trestakk discovery off the country after the state-owned operator decided to delay a concept decision earlier this year. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1396932/statoil-under-trestakk-cosh Mon, 13 Apr 2015 15:21:32 +0000 live Ithaca cheers final Stella flows http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1396863/ithaca-cheers-final-stella-flows London-listed Ithaca Energy has wrapped up the flow test of the fifth and final development well at its Stella field in the UK North Sea. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1396863/ithaca-cheers-final-stella-flows Mon, 13 Apr 2015 07:35:41 +0000 live Cairn eyes FPSO for Senegal find http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1396860/cairn-eyes-fpso-for-senegal-find Cairn Energy is favouring a floating production, storage and offloading unit to develop at least one of two oil discoveris it made off Senegal last year, according to a drilling partner. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1396860/cairn-eyes-fpso-for-senegal-find Mon, 13 Apr 2015 07:16:21 +0000 live Bumi, Shapoorji team up for Madura FPSO http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1396857/bumi-shapoorji-team-up-for-madura-fpso Malaysia's Bumi Armada has formed a joint venture with India's Shapoorji Pallonji to build the floating production, storage and offloading vessel that will be used at Husky Energy’s Madura BD field development off Indonesia. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1396857/bumi-shapoorji-team-up-for-madura-fpso Mon, 13 Apr 2015 04:19:42 +0000 live KrisEnergy hands out Lengo contracts http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1396815/krisenergy-hands-out-lengo-contracts Singapore's KrisEnergy has handed out a front-end engineering and design contract on its Lengo gas development off the coast of East Java in Indonesia. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1396815/krisenergy-hands-out-lengo-contracts Mon, 13 Apr 2015 00:37:12 +0000 live WorleyParsons in Block R win http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1396751/worleyparsons-in-block-r-win Australian engineering company WorleyParsons has landed a contract on Ophir's Block R gas development, off the coast of Equatorial Guinea. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1396751/worleyparsons-in-block-r-win Fri, 10 Apr 2015 04:10:38 +0000 live DeepOcean wins Statoil Surf gig http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1396738/deepocean-wins-statoil-surf-gig Norway's DeepOcean has won a riser installation contract from Statoil for two platforms in the Norwegian Sea that will serve as a tie-back destination for the nearby Maria development. Luke.Johnson@upstreamonline.com (Luke Johnson) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1396738/deepocean-wins-statoil-surf-gig Thu, 09 Apr 2015 23:47:02 +0000 live Manora development drilling wraps up http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1396658/manora-development-drilling-wraps-up Abu Dhabi's Mubadala Petroleum has wrapped up development drilling at its offshore Manora oil project in the Gulf of Thailand. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1396658/manora-development-drilling-wraps-up Thu, 09 Apr 2015 01:19:18 +0000 live AWE starts Pateke flows http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1396478/awe-starts-pateke-flows Australian operator AWE has started production from the Pateke-4H development well in PMP 38158, off the coast of New Zealand. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1396478/awe-starts-pateke-flows Wed, 08 Apr 2015 02:25:01 +0000 live McDermott, GE win QGEP Brazil Surf deal http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1396425/mcdermott-ge-win-qgep-brazil-surf-deal McDermott and GE Oil & Gas have landed a subsea umbilicals, risers and flowlines contract for an early-stage heavy oil field development in Brazil's Santos basin. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1396425/mcdermott-ge-win-qgep-brazil-surf-deal Tue, 07 Apr 2015 12:40:00 +0000 live Deep-water spend 'set to surge' http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1396399/deep-water-spend-set-to-surge Deep-water spending is set to increase as much as 69% over the next five years, despite the recent drop in oil prices that has led operators to postpone high-cost projects, according to energy consultancy Douglas-Westwood. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1396399/deep-water-spend-set-to-surge Tue, 07 Apr 2015 07:58:17 +0000 live Woodside seals Apache asset buy http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1396239/woodside-seals-apache-asset-buy Australia's Woodside Petroleum has wrapped up its deal to purchase Apache's stakes in the Wheatstone liquefied natural gas and Balnaves oil projects in Western Australia. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1396239/woodside-seals-apache-asset-buy Thu, 02 Apr 2015 06:19:13 +0000 live Pemex: Abkatun Alpha fire out http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1396237/pemex-abkatun-alpha-fire-out The blaze on the Abkatun Alpha platform in the Bay of Campeche that killed four workers and left another 16 hospitalised has been put out, according to operator Pemex. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1396237/pemex-abkatun-alpha-fire-out Thu, 02 Apr 2015 04:46:21 +0000 live Kiliwani North start-up in sight http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1396032/kiliwani-north-start-up-in-sight Aminex is set to launch commercial production from its Kiliwani North gas field development off Tanzania towards the end of the first half after delayed completion of an export pipeline, according to a partner. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1396032/kiliwani-north-start-up-in-sight Wed, 01 Apr 2015 08:53:46 +0000 live PetroRio extends Polvo floater deal http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1396023/petrorio-extends-polvo-floater-deal PetroRio has signed an extension for the BW Offshore-owned floating production, storage and offloading vessel stationed at the Polvo heavy oilfield in Brazil's Campos basin. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1396023/petrorio-extends-polvo-floater-deal Wed, 01 Apr 2015 06:41:59 +0000 live Apache in Desert drive http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1395962/apache-in-desert-drive US independent Apache is ramping up production from two recently made oil discoveries in Egypt’s Western Desert after recording strong development and appraisal drilling results. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1395962/apache-in-desert-drive Tue, 31 Mar 2015 12:32:45 +0000 live Aphrodite blueprint on table http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1395928/aphrodite-blueprint-on-table Noble Energy intends to declare commerciality for its Aphrodite gas discovery off Cyprus and submit a draft development plan to the authorities in the second half of this year, according to Israeli partner Delek Group. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1395928/aphrodite-blueprint-on-table Tue, 31 Mar 2015 08:59:08 +0000 live Mnazi Bay gas deliveries delayed http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1395918/mnazi-bay-gas-deliveries-delayed Partners in the Mnazi Bay gas field project off Tanzania have been hit with a delay of a few months to first gas as commissioning of an associated pipeline is running late. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1395918/mnazi-bay-gas-deliveries-delayed Tue, 31 Mar 2015 07:43:53 +0000 live Azonto re-tenders Gazelle project http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1395912/azonto-re-tenders-gazelle-project Azonto Petroleum has put the construction package for the Gazelle gas field project off Ivory Coast out to tender once again amid a slump in global energy prices. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1395912/azonto-re-tenders-gazelle-project Tue, 31 Mar 2015 07:03:18 +0000 live Terms changed on Athena FPSO contract http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1395909/terms-changed-on-athena-fpso-contract Ithaca Energy has renegotiated the terms of its contract with BW Offshore for the floating production, storage and offloading vessel being used on the Athena field off the UK. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1395909/terms-changed-on-athena-fpso-contract Tue, 31 Mar 2015 06:23:15 +0000 live Sinopacific delivering first Yamal modules http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1395905/sinopacific-delivering-first-yamal-modules Chinese yard Sinopacific Offshore & Engineering is delivering its first module built for the Yamal liquefied natural gas project in the Russian Arctic, the first delivery among six Chinese yards committed to building similar modules. (Xu Yihe) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1395905/sinopacific-delivering-first-yamal-modules Tue, 31 Mar 2015 03:19:11 +0000 live Hadrian South turns on taps http://www.upstreamonline.com/ONS2014/1395876/hadrian-south-turns-on-taps ExxonMobil has started production from its Hadrian South gas development through a tie-back with the Anadarko-operated Lucius spar. Kathrine.Schmidt@upstreamonline.com (Kathrine Schmidt) http://www.upstreamonline.com/ONS2014/1395876/hadrian-south-turns-on-taps Mon, 30 Mar 2015 15:46:55 +0000 ONS2014 Harvest doubts on Dussafu http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1395854/harvest-doubts-on-dussafu US independent Harvest Natural Resources has dubbed its Dussafu project off Gabon “economically marginal” due to the collapse in oil prices as the failure of an asset sale in Venezuela has left it short of cash to fund ongoing operations. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1395854/harvest-doubts-on-dussafu Mon, 30 Mar 2015 13:10:02 +0000 live Statoil in Gudrun 'restart' http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1395735/statoil-in-gudrun-restart Statoil is reported to have carried out a partial restart of its Gudrun platform off Norway after a prolonged shutdown due to a gas and condensate leak. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1395735/statoil-in-gudrun-restart Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15:01:05 +0000 live Parkmead eyes new UK field hub http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1395706/parkmead-eyes-new-uk-field-hub Parkmead is eyeing a potential new UK North Sea oilfield hub through the joint development of the Perth, Dolphin and Lowlander (PDL) fields after studies revealed it could trigger “significant” value creation, despite low oil prices that have hit the region. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1395706/parkmead-eyes-new-uk-field-hub Fri, 27 Mar 2015 10:15:07 +0000 live Solitaire lays Polarled pipeline http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1395700/solitaire-lays-polarled-pipeline Statoil has begun laying a pipeline that will eventually take gas from the Aasta Hansteen field in the Norwegian Sea to shore. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1395700/solitaire-lays-polarled-pipeline Fri, 27 Mar 2015 09:15:29 +0000 live Aptomar to keep eye on Goliat http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1395222/aptomar-to-keep-eye-on-goliat Field monitoring player Aptomar has forged a local alliance in northern Norway to provide oil spill detection and response services for Eni’s under-development Goliat oilfield in the Barents Sea. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1395222/aptomar-to-keep-eye-on-goliat Tue, 24 Mar 2015 14:54:54 +0000 live FPSO fire halts Knarr http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1395187/fpso-fire-halts-knarr Production has been halted on BG Group’s Knarr field off Norway after a small fire broke out onboard its floating production, storage and offloading vessel less than a week after start-up. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1395187/fpso-fire-halts-knarr Tue, 24 Mar 2015 08:10:20 +0000 live Technip, FMC see 30% lower costs with JV http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1395146/technip-fmc-see-30-percent-lower-costs-with-jv French engineering outfit Technip and subsea specialist FMC Technologies reckon that a new collaborative joint venture could bring cost savings of up to 30% for their combined services at deep-water field developments. Kathrine.Schmidt@upstreamonline.com (Kathrine Schmidt) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1395146/technip-fmc-see-30-percent-lower-costs-with-jv Mon, 23 Mar 2015 16:51:18 +0000 live Det Norske: 'No, minister' http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1395143/det-norske-no-minister The chairman of Det Norske Oljeselskap has called into question an explanation by Norway’s oil minister on the process leading up to a proposed unitisation pact on the Johan Sverdrup field. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1395143/det-norske-no-minister Mon, 23 Mar 2015 15:51:04 +0000 live Martin Linge 'facing delay' http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1395135/martin-linge-facing-delay Total is reported to be facing a possible delay to start-up of its under-development Martin Linge field off Norway as fabrication work on the topsides at a South Korean yard is taking longer than expected. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1395135/martin-linge-facing-delay Mon, 23 Mar 2015 14:14:30 +0000 live Reinertsen 'bags Maria award' http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1395106/reinertsen-bags-maria-award Norwegian engineering consultancy Reinertsen has reportedly secured a Nkr600 million ($75.3 million) contract from Statoil to carry out preparation work on the Kristin platform for tie-in of Wintershall’s Maria field in the Norwegian Sea. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1395106/reinertsen-bags-maria-award Mon, 23 Mar 2015 11:25:09 +0000 live Manora partner in default http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1395046/manora-partner-in-default Northern Gulf Petroleum (NGP) is in default under the terms of the joint operating agreement covering the offshore Manora oilfield development in the Gulf of Thailand Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1395046/manora-partner-in-default Mon, 23 Mar 2015 01:29:07 +0000 live Statoil ready to ride on Rutil http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1394970/statoil-ready-to-ride-on-rutil Statoil has been given the green light by the authorities to proceed with development of the Gullfaks Rimfaksdalen fast-track project off Norway. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1394970/statoil-ready-to-ride-on-rutil Fri, 20 Mar 2015 13:49:47 +0000 live 'Goalpost shift' on Sverdrup http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1394879/goalpost-shift-on-sverdrup Norway’s oil minister has been accused by a former petroleum agency official of wasting the state’s time and money in handling the dispute over unitisation of the Johan Sverdrup field, claiming dissenter Det Norske Oljeselskap is trying to change the rules of the game. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1394879/goalpost-shift-on-sverdrup Thu, 19 Mar 2015 13:19:51 +0000 live PTSC scoops Ghana contract http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1394825/ptsc-scoops-ghana-contract Vietnamese contractor PetroVietnam Technical Services Corporation (PTSC) has won a contract to build topsides modules for the floating production, storage and offloading vessel bound for Eni's Offshore Cape Three Points area of Ghana. (Russell Searancke) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1394825/ptsc-scoops-ghana-contract Thu, 19 Mar 2015 04:13:17 +0000 live Gullfaks South unit in Statoil hands http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1394650/gullfaks-south-unit-in-statoil-hands Statoil has taken delivery of the world’s first subsea multiphase wet gas compressor facility to be used on the Gullfaks South field off Norway and believes the ground-breaking technology could be a “game-changer” to boost recovery from existing fields – as well as develop new ones. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1394650/gullfaks-south-unit-in-statoil-hands Wed, 18 Mar 2015 13:31:00 +0000 live BG starts Knarr output http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1394622/bg-starts-knarr-output UK giant BG Group has started producing first oil from its Knarr field in the Norwegian North Sea. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1394622/bg-starts-knarr-output Wed, 18 Mar 2015 07:51:14 +0000 live Elk-Antelope to make FID in 2017 http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1394618/elk-antelope-to-make-fid-in-2017 The Total-led owners of the Elk-Antelope liquefied natural gas project in Papua New Guinea have laid out to the PNG government the project's development timeline. (Russell Searancke) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1394618/elk-antelope-to-make-fid-in-2017 Wed, 18 Mar 2015 03:49:52 +0000 live Sunbird sets out Ibhubesi GSA terms http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1394615/sunbird-sets-out-ibhubesi-gsa-terms Australian junior Sunbird Energy has signed a gas sales agreement term sheet with energy supplier Eskom Holdings as it takes another step towards commercialising the Ibhubesi gas field in South Africa. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1394615/sunbird-sets-out-ibhubesi-gsa-terms Wed, 18 Mar 2015 01:16:50 +0000 live Aker bags Sverdrup concept study http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1394559/aker-bags-sverdrup-concept-study Aker Solutions has secured a further coveted deal to carry out a concept study for future phases of the Johan Sverdrup field development off Norway. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1394559/aker-bags-sverdrup-concept-study Tue, 17 Mar 2015 09:33:17 +0000 live Noble ‘nears Aphrodite commercial call’ http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1394558/noble-nears-aphrodite-commercial-call Noble Energy is closing in on declaring its Aphrodite gas discovery off Cyprus commercially viable, according to a report. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1394558/noble-nears-aphrodite-commercial-call Tue, 17 Mar 2015 09:23:24 +0000 live ABB wins $155m Sverdrup power deal http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1394471/abb-wins-usd-155m-sverdrup-power-deal Swiss technology giant ABB has won a $155 million contract from Norway’s Statoil to power the first phase of development of the vast Johan Sverdrup North Sea oilfield development. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1394471/abb-wins-usd-155m-sverdrup-power-deal Mon, 16 Mar 2015 08:31:08 +0000 live Big Foot finally sets sail http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1394466/big-foot-finally-sets-sail Chevron's Big Foot tension-leg platform has finally begun its voyage from Texas to the Walker Ridge area of the deep-water Gulf of Mexico. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1394466/big-foot-finally-sets-sail Mon, 16 Mar 2015 07:18:35 +0000 live Origin spuds at Yolla http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1394460/origin-spuds-at-yolla Operator Origin Energy has spudded the first of two development wells on the Yolla field at its BassGas project off the coast of south-east Australia. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1394460/origin-spuds-at-yolla Mon, 16 Mar 2015 02:55:17 +0000 live Statoil halts Veslefrikk drilling http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1394295/statoil-halts-veslefrikk-drilling Statoil has called a temporary halt to drilling at its Veslefrikk field off Norway. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1394295/statoil-halts-veslefrikk-drilling Thu, 12 Mar 2015 15:33:24 +0000 live Buzios launch for Petrobras http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1394275/buzios-launch-for-petrobras Petrobras has launched early production from the giant Buzios pre-salt field in the Santos basin off Brazil. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1394275/buzios-launch-for-petrobras Thu, 12 Mar 2015 13:48:58 +0000 live Petra wins Gumusut-Kakap work http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1394253/petra-wins-gumusut-kakap-work Malaysia’s Petra Energy has been awarded the topside maintenance services contract for Shell’s Gumusut-Kakap oilfield off Sabah. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1394253/petra-wins-gumusut-kakap-work Thu, 12 Mar 2015 10:22:11 +0000 live Timor-Leste 'disappointed' with Sunrise delays http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1394247/timor-leste-disappointed-with-sunrise-delays Timor-Leste’s Minister for Natural Resources says he is disappointed with Woodside Petroleum’s decision to effectively shelve plans for the Sunrise liquefied natural gas development in the Timor Sea. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1394247/timor-leste-disappointed-with-sunrise-delays Thu, 12 Mar 2015 09:44:27 +0000 live Shell progressing on Prelude http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1394227/shell-progressing-on-prelude Anglo-Dutch supermajor is making progress with its Prelude floating liquefied natural gas development off Western Australia. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1394227/shell-progressing-on-prelude Thu, 12 Mar 2015 06:52:33 +0000 live Mammoet installs platform for Shell http://www.upstreamonline.com/incoming/1394062/mammoet-installs-platform-for-shell Mammoet has installed the Malampaya Phase 3 Depletion Compression platform (DCP) off the north-west coast of the Phillippines for Shell Philippines Exploration. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/incoming/1394062/mammoet-installs-platform-for-shell Wed, 11 Mar 2015 14:29:32 +0000 ece_incoming Tommeliten Alpha 'cancelled' http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1394055/tommeliten-alpha-cancelled ConocoPhillips is reported to have shelved its planned Nkr17 billion ($2.24 billion) Tommeliten Alpha field development off Norway due to low oil prices. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1394055/tommeliten-alpha-cancelled Wed, 11 Mar 2015 13:16:55 +0000 live PPGC axes Leviathan supply deal http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1394035/ppgc-axes-leviathan-supply-deal The Palestine Power Generation Company has cancelled a 20-year gas supply deal with the Noble Energy-led Leviathan project in the wake of the US independent’s decision to put the giant project on hold after Israel’s anti-monopoly regulator pressed for the breakup of the venture. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1394035/ppgc-axes-leviathan-supply-deal Wed, 11 Mar 2015 11:00:13 +0000 live Big Foot tow-out delayed again http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1394000/big-foot-tow-out-delayed-again Chevron's Big Foot tension-leg platform has been delayed again and remains docked at a yard in Texas, the supermajor said. Luke.Johnson@upstreamonline.com (Luke Johnson) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1394000/big-foot-tow-out-delayed-again Tue, 10 Mar 2015 21:13:20 +0000 live Pelikan on stream for Premier http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1393895/pelikan-on-stream-for-premier UK independent Premier Oil has launched gas production from its Pelikan field in the Natuna Sea off Indonesia. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1393895/pelikan-on-stream-for-premier Tue, 10 Mar 2015 09:27:13 +0000 live Claxton to deliver for Gina Krog http://www.upstreamonline.com/incoming/1393845/claxton-to-deliver-for-gina-krog UK offshore engineering company Claxton has been awarded a contract for Statoil's Gina Krog development, off Norway. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/incoming/1393845/claxton-to-deliver-for-gina-krog Mon, 09 Mar 2015 16:34:21 +0000 ece_incoming CNOOC Ltd starts up Bohai upgrade http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1393824/cnooc-ltd-starts-up-bohai-upgrade CNOOC Ltd and US supermajor Chevron have commenced production at their Qinhuangdao 32-6 comprehensive adjustment project in Bohai Bay off China. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1393824/cnooc-ltd-starts-up-bohai-upgrade Mon, 09 Mar 2015 11:50:40 +0000 live Sentinel vessel on Mariner guard duty http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1393801/sentinel-vessel-on-mariner-guard-duty Sentinel Marine has secured a contract from Statoil to provide a newbuild emergency response and rescue vessel for the under-development Mariner heavy oil field off the UK. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1393801/sentinel-vessel-on-mariner-guard-duty Mon, 09 Mar 2015 09:14:27 +0000 live 'Lean times' for floater players http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1393710/lean-times-for-floater-players Floating production players offering leased units are likely to have the edge as oil companies exercise tighter capital discipline on new projects amid low oil prices that are also putting pressure on contractors to cut costs, a conference was told. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1393710/lean-times-for-floater-players Fri, 06 Mar 2015 15:40:53 +0000 live BP to develop West Nile Delta gas fields http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1393689/bp-to-develop-west-nile-delta-gas-fields British supermajor BP has signed the final agreements to develop Egypt’s West Nile Delta gas fields. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1393689/bp-to-develop-west-nile-delta-gas-fields Fri, 06 Mar 2015 10:05:30 +0000 live Statoil hits brakes on project pair http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1393686/statoil-hits-brakes-on-project-pair Statoil is postponing key decisions on development of its Johan Castberg and Snorre 2040 field projects off Norway as extra time is required to find more cost-effective solutions for the two schemes. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1393686/statoil-hits-brakes-on-project-pair Fri, 06 Mar 2015 10:01:44 +0000 live Work starts on Pateke tie-back http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1393661/work-starts-on-pateke-tie-back The subsea tie-back of the Pateke-4H well has begun at the Tui area fields in New Zealand's offshore Taranaki basin. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1393661/work-starts-on-pateke-tie-back Fri, 06 Mar 2015 03:11:52 +0000 live Big Foot set to sail Friday night http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1393653/big-foot-set-to-sail-friday-night Hopes are high that the waylaid Big Foot tension-leg platform built by a group led by Chevron will finally sail from a yard in Texas to its new home in the deep-water Gulf of Mexico as soon as Friday night. Luke.Johnson@upstreamonline.com (Luke Johnson) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1393653/big-foot-set-to-sail-friday-night Fri, 06 Mar 2015 00:53:00 +0000 live Statoil targets FPSO for Castberg http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1393630/statoil-targets-fpso-for-castberg Norway’s Statoil has revealed that a ship-shaped floating production, storage and offloading vessel is now the base-case for its stalled Johan Castberg field development project in the Barents Sea. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1393630/statoil-targets-fpso-for-castberg Thu, 05 Mar 2015 15:02:45 +0000 live Honeywell gains Te Giac Trang work http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1393620/honeywell-gains-te-giac-trang-work Honeywell Process Solutions has been hired by Hoang Long Joint Operating Co to provide project management and engineering for the third platform at the Te Giac Trang ('White Rhino') field off southern Vietnam. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1393620/honeywell-gains-te-giac-trang-work Thu, 05 Mar 2015 14:36:10 +0000 live Kvaerner shares work on Sverdrup jacket http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1393417/kvaerner-shares-work-on-sverdrup-jacket Norwegian fabricator Kvaerner has handed a subcontract to Drydocks World in Dubai for the prefabrication of steel nodes to be used on a steel jacket for Statoil’s Johan Sverdrup field off Norway. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1393417/kvaerner-shares-work-on-sverdrup-jacket Wed, 04 Mar 2015 13:07:34 +0000 live Missing three found on FPSO http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1393341/missing-three-found-on-fpso The three remaining missing crew members have now been recovered from the Cidade de Sao Mateus floating production, storage and offloading vessel off Brazil after an explosion onboard the unit last month, according to vessel owner BW Offshore. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1393341/missing-three-found-on-fpso Tue, 03 Mar 2015 15:00:29 +0000 live Johan Sverdrup lift for Allseas http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1393222/johan-sverdrup-lift-for-allseas Statoil has confirmed it has awarded Allseas a contract for transport and installation of topsides on three platforms at the Johan Sverdrup field off Norway. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1393222/johan-sverdrup-lift-for-allseas Mon, 02 Mar 2015 13:33:07 +0000 live Petoro in Sverdrup 'stake switch' http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1393219/petoro-in-sverdrup-stake-switch Norway’s state oil holding company Petoro reportedly backpedalled on its demand for a higher stake in the Johan Sverdrup project in an apparent compromise to prevent last month’s submission of the field development plan being delayed  – resulting in a significant loss in value for state coffers. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1393219/petoro-in-sverdrup-stake-switch Mon, 02 Mar 2015 11:52:25 +0000 live Total takes on Elk-Antelope http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1393191/total-takes-on-elk-antelope French energy giant Total has been chosen to take over as the operator of the Elk-Antelope gas resource in Papua New Guinea, replacing joint venture partner InterOil. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1393191/total-takes-on-elk-antelope Mon, 02 Mar 2015 07:35:33 +0000 live Allseas wins Sverdrup platform job http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1393099/allseas-wins-sverdrup-platform-job Allseas president Edward Heerema revealed on Friday that he signed a deal with Statoil this week for the installation of three platforms on the Johan Sverdrup field off Norway. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1393099/allseas-wins-sverdrup-platform-job Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:26:50 +0000 live BP 'faces legal action' over In Amenas http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1393049/bp-faces-legal-action-over-in-amenas The family of two Britons killed in a terrorist attack on the In Amenas gas plant in Algeria reportedly intend to sue UK supermajor BP over an alleged lack of adequate security measures at the facility. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1393049/bp-faces-legal-action-over-in-amenas Fri, 27 Feb 2015 09:07:33 +0000 live Peregrino 2 out of blocks http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1393039/peregrino-2-out-of-blocks Statoil has submitted the development plan to the authorities for the second phase of its Peregrino field development off Brazil after formally sanctioning investments in the $3.5 billion project. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1393039/peregrino-2-out-of-blocks Fri, 27 Feb 2015 08:21:13 +0000 live Statfjord C in 'shutdown' http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1392995/statfjord-c-in-shutdown Statoil is set to shut down production from its veteran Statfjord C platform off Norway next month after discovering cracks in the facility’s flare tower, according to a report. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1392995/statfjord-c-in-shutdown Thu, 26 Feb 2015 15:47:38 +0000 live Asco nets Mariner supply base work http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1392972/asco-nets-mariner-supply-base-work UK oilfield services player Asco Group has won a pair of long-term contracts from Statoil for supply base and warehousing services at the Norwegian player’s $7 billion Mariner heavy-oilfield development in the UK North Sea. Bill.Lehane@upstreamonline.com (Bill Lehane) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1392972/asco-nets-mariner-supply-base-work Thu, 26 Feb 2015 12:12:11 +0000 live Fluor JV wins Brazil work http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1392745/fluor-jv-wins-brazil-work A joint venture between engineering firm Fluor and Brazilian counterpart Construcap Engenharia has won an engineering and design contract for an onshore field development in Brazil operated by independent Parnaíba Gas Natural (PGN). Luke.Johnson@upstreamonline.com (Luke Johnson) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1392745/fluor-jv-wins-brazil-work Wed, 25 Feb 2015 23:15:18 +0000 live Further delay on Greater Stella http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1392679/further-delay-on-greater-stella Ithaca Energy is facing a further delay of almost a year to start-up of its Greater Stella Area (GSA) development hub project off the UK due to stalled modification work by Petrofac on the field’s floating production unit. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1392679/further-delay-on-greater-stella Wed, 25 Feb 2015 08:46:22 +0000 live Aibel snatches Sverdrup topsides win http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1392583/aibel-snatches-sverdrup-topsides-win Statoil has confirmed it has awarded local contractor Aibel the coveted Nkr8 billion ($1 billion) fabrication contract for the topsides of the drilling platform for the Johan Sverdrup field project off Norway. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis), Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1392583/aibel-snatches-sverdrup-topsides-win Tue, 24 Feb 2015 07:51:46 +0000 live Technip lands Glenlivet gig http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1392582/technip-lands-glenlivet-gig French engineering company Technip has landed a subsea contract on Total's Glenlivet gas condensate project on the UK Atlantic Margin, West of Shetlands. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1392582/technip-lands-glenlivet-gig Tue, 24 Feb 2015 07:10:11 +0000 live Oseberg Delta 2 launch for Statoil http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1392469/oseberg-delta-2-launch-for-statoil Statoil has started production from the Oseberg Delta 2 field to mark the launch of its tenth fast-track project off Norway. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1392469/oseberg-delta-2-launch-for-statoil Mon, 23 Feb 2015 08:51:54 +0000 live Cheniere eyes Sabine Pass trains FID http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1392219/cheniere-eyes-sabine-pass-trains-fid US player Cheniere Energy says it will “contemplate” a final investment decision (FID) on the fifth and sixth trains of its Sabine Pass liquefaction facility in Louisiana. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1392219/cheniere-eyes-sabine-pass-trains-fid Fri, 20 Feb 2015 14:04:20 +0000 live