www.upstreamonline.com http://www.upstreamonline.com/ www.upstreamonline.com Anadarko lifts Heidelberg topsides http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1413618/anadarko-lifts-heidelberg-topsides Anadarko has lifted the topsides onto the hull of its Heidelberg spar in the deep-water US Gulf of Mexico. Kathrine.Schmidt@upstreamonline.com (Kathrine Schmidt) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1413618/anadarko-lifts-heidelberg-topsides Thu, 08 Oct 2015 20:46:04 +0000 live Norway tax relief 'to lift oil activity' http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1413582/norway-tax-relief-to-lift-oil-activity Norway’s oil minister has rebutted industry criticism the proposed state Budget for 2016 fails to offer incentives for increased resource recovery, claiming tax relief will stimulate higher offshore activity, according to a report. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1413582/norway-tax-relief-to-lift-oil-activity Thu, 08 Oct 2015 13:13:01 +0000 live Statoil hands out Sverdrup jacket contracts http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1413535/statoil-hands-out-sverdrup-jacket-contracts Norwegian operator Statoil has awarded contracts for the final two steel jackets for its Johan Sverdrup development in the North Sea. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1413535/statoil-hands-out-sverdrup-jacket-contracts Thu, 08 Oct 2015 06:14:31 +0000 live Aasta Hansteen start-up 'delay risk' http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1413276/aasta-hansteen-start-up-delay-risk Start-up of Statoil’s under-development Aasta Hansteen gas field in the Norwegian Sea could be pushed back to 2018 due to delays on construction of its giant spar platform at a South Korean yard, according to an official document. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1413276/aasta-hansteen-start-up-delay-risk Wed, 07 Oct 2015 10:47:51 +0000 live Costs hike for Martin Linge http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1413269/costs-hike-for-martin-linge Total costs have increased by a further Nkr8 billion ($970.4 million) on field projects under development off Norway, with Total’s stalled Martin Linge scheme showing the biggest year-on-year hike, according to figures released in Norway’s state Budget on Wednesday. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1413269/costs-hike-for-martin-linge Wed, 07 Oct 2015 09:08:23 +0000 live AWE starts Waitsia testing http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1413246/awe-starts-waitsia-testing Operator AWE has flowed gas from the first of two zones during testing of the onshore Waitisia discovery in Western Australia's Perth basin. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1413246/awe-starts-waitsia-testing Wed, 07 Oct 2015 00:09:51 +0000 live SBM denies reaching Brazil deal http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1413168/sbm-denies-reaching-brazil-deal SBM Offshore has denied that it has already reached a settlement with Brazilian authorities that will let it participate in floater tenders for state giant Petrobras. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1413168/sbm-denies-reaching-brazil-deal Tue, 06 Oct 2015 10:59:56 +0000 live Butch Main 'on track' off Norway http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1413154/butch-main-on-track-off-norway Centrica has confirmed it is on course to select a development concept for its Butch Main discovery off Norway this autumn and that the field remains economically viable even at current low oil prices. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1413154/butch-main-on-track-off-norway Tue, 06 Oct 2015 10:07:33 +0000 live Leader in race for Sasol contract http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1413138/leader-in-race-for-sasol-contract A European player has emerged as Sasol Petroleum’s preferred bidder for a major engineering, procurement and construction management contract related to its $2 billion PSA Expansion project onshore Mozambique. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1413138/leader-in-race-for-sasol-contract Tue, 06 Oct 2015 07:07:47 +0000 live New Malampaya platform starts production http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1413130/new-malampaya-platform-starts-production Anglo-Dutch supermajor Shell has started gas production from a recently installed platform at its Malampaya field, off the Philippines. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1413130/new-malampaya-platform-starts-production Tue, 06 Oct 2015 02:03:15 +0000 live Shell in Bonga Phase 3 start-up http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1413007/shell-in-bonga-phase-3-start-up Shell is aiming for peak production of around 50,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day at its Bonga Phase 3 development off Nigeria after announcing a start to output. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1413007/shell-in-bonga-phase-3-start-up Mon, 05 Oct 2015 10:41:18 +0000 live Ithaca cuts capex, eyes Stella first oil http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1412990/ithaca-cuts-capex-eyes-stella-first-oil Ithaca Energy has chopped its full-year capital expenditure as it cut subsea installation costs and sold off its Norwegian assets. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1412990/ithaca-cuts-capex-eyes-stella-first-oil Mon, 05 Oct 2015 07:28:41 +0000 live TPDC to take Kiliwani North stake http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1412987/tpdc-to-take-kiliwani-north-stake Tanzanian national oil company Tanzania Petroleum Development Corporation (TPDC) has exercised its right to acquire a 5% working interest in the Kiliwani North development licence. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1412987/tpdc-to-take-kiliwani-north-stake Mon, 05 Oct 2015 07:02:19 +0000 live Stone eyes Lamprey jump-start http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1412966/stone-eyes-lamprey-jump-start Stone Energy is carrying out an early concept study for a floating production facility at the undrilled Lamprey prospect in the ultra-deepwater Gulf of Mexico regarded as a potential “company changer” project by the US independent. Luke.Johnson@upstreamonline.com (Luke Johnson) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1412966/stone-eyes-lamprey-jump-start Fri, 02 Oct 2015 19:11:22 +0000 live Steelhead gets LNG export approval http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1412939/steelhead-gets-lng-export-approval Canada’s Steelhead LNG has won national approval for the export of liquefied natural gas from two proposed projects in Vancouver that together envisage five trains. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1412939/steelhead-gets-lng-export-approval Fri, 02 Oct 2015 13:39:27 +0000 live Statoil eyes Alfa Sentral FID http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1412931/statoil-eyes-alfa-sentral-fid Statoil is aiming for a final investment decision on the Alfa Sentral gas and condensate field in the North Sea late next year as it bought out one player in the UK portion of the acreage. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1412931/statoil-eyes-alfa-sentral-fid Fri, 02 Oct 2015 12:10:18 +0000 live Rivals join the fray for Kingfisher FEED deal http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1412889/rivals-join-the-fray-for-kingfisher-feed-deal Half-a-dozen rivals are set to battle it out to land a prestigious front-end engineering and design contract covering CNOOC Ltd’s Kingfisher project in Uganda. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1412889/rivals-join-the-fray-for-kingfisher-feed-deal Fri, 02 Oct 2015 06:32:43 +0000 live Technip wins Stones subsea gig http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1412885/technip-wins-stones-subsea-gig French engineering company Technip has landed another contract on Shell's Stones project in the Gulf of Mexico. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1412885/technip-wins-stones-subsea-gig Fri, 02 Oct 2015 05:39:45 +0000 live Gulf Keystone rethinks Shaikan on reserves hike http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1412826/gulf-keystone-rethinks-shaikan-on-reserves-hike Gulf Keystone Petroleum has updated its development plan at the Shaikan field in Iraqi Kurdistan after a new report significantly boosted reserves. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1412826/gulf-keystone-rethinks-shaikan-on-reserves-hike Thu, 01 Oct 2015 07:47:02 +0000 live Technip nets Eni Angola umbilicals deal http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1412824/technip-nets-eni-angola-umbilicals-deal Technip has secured an umbilicals contract from Eni for one of the Italian’s field development projects off Angola. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1412824/technip-nets-eni-angola-umbilicals-deal Thu, 01 Oct 2015 07:21:03 +0000 live Aker wins Rotan subsea gig http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1412820/aker-wins-rotan-subsea-gig Norway’s Aker Solutions has, as expected, won the contract to supply the subsea production system for Murphy Oil’s deep-water Rotan gas development in Block H off Sabah, East Malaysia. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1412820/aker-wins-rotan-subsea-gig Thu, 01 Oct 2015 06:56:51 +0000 live Cameroon FLNG gas deal inked http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1412647/cameroon-flng-gas-deal-inked The Cameroon floating liquefied natural gas project is moving towards start-up in the first half of 2017 after parties signed a gas convention on Wednesday. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1412647/cameroon-flng-gas-deal-inked Wed, 30 Sep 2015 13:33:35 +0000 live Schneider plugs into Sverdrup http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1412630/schneider-plugs-into-sverdrup Schneider Electric has signed a pair of deals worth a total of more than Nkr100 million ($11.8 million) to supply components for the power distribution system on the under-development Johan Sverdrup field off Norway. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1412630/schneider-plugs-into-sverdrup Wed, 30 Sep 2015 09:04:59 +0000 live Technip faces Norway boycott http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1412619/technip-faces-norway-boycott Norway’s biggest offshore union Industri Energi (IE) is threatening to boycott Technip vessels working off the country over alleged social dumping of "underpaid" workers. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1412619/technip-faces-norway-boycott Wed, 30 Sep 2015 08:01:41 +0000 live Tecnicas Reunidas in $310m ADOC Hail win http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1412565/tecnicas-reunidas-in-usd-310m-adoc-hail-win Spain's Tecnicas Reunidas has landed an engineering, procurement and construction contract from Abu Dhabi Oil Company (ADOC) for work at two of the Middle Eastern player's fields. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1412565/tecnicas-reunidas-in-usd-310m-adoc-hail-win Tue, 29 Sep 2015 14:46:43 +0000 live 'Electrical glitches' hit Goliat FPSO http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1412562/electrical-glitches-hit-goliat-fpso Eni is reported to be facing technical glitches with electrical installations on its newbuild Goliat floating production unit that have hit commissioning and testing work – and threaten to further delay start-up of the Barents Sea field off Norway. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1412562/electrical-glitches-hit-goliat-fpso Tue, 29 Sep 2015 13:56:26 +0000 live Polarled ‘well under budget’ http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1412525/polarled-well-under-budget Statoil’s giant Polarled pipeline project linking the Aasta Hansteen field to shore is expected to come in significantly under budget as the last pipe is installed on the Norwegian Sea field. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1412525/polarled-well-under-budget Tue, 29 Sep 2015 10:20:14 +0000 live Emas completes tieback work for Noble http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1412493/emas-completes-tieback-work-for-noble Offshore services player Emas AMC has completed installation of two tieback projects in the deep-water US Gulf of Mexico for independent operator Noble Energy. Luke.Johnson@upstreamonline.com (Luke Johnson) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1412493/emas-completes-tieback-work-for-noble Mon, 28 Sep 2015 23:51:32 +0000 live Podcast: Tight Times http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1412475/podcast-tight-times Listen to The Bit, Upstream's weekly podcast, for a preview of our US Onshore focus and an update on BP's top-secret Hopkins project in the US Gulf. Luke.Johnson@upstreamonline.com (Luke Johnson) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1412475/podcast-tight-times Mon, 28 Sep 2015 17:52:03 +0000 live Statoil extends modular rig deal http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1412352/statoil-extends-modular-rig-deal Statoil has extended its contract with Archer for use of modular drilling rig Archer Topaz after achieving a significant efficiency gain in plug-and-abandonment work with the unit at the Heimdal field off Norway. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1412352/statoil-extends-modular-rig-deal Mon, 28 Sep 2015 09:12:14 +0000 live Ithaca in Stella pact with Petrofac http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1412341/ithaca-in-stella-pact-with-petrofac Ithaca Energy and its partners have hammered out a financial pact with contractor Petrofac aimed at preventing any further slippage in delivery of the FPF-1 floating production unit for the Greater Stella Area project off the UK. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1412341/ithaca-in-stella-pact-with-petrofac Mon, 28 Sep 2015 07:45:01 +0000 live SBM back in Petrobras tenders http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1412338/sbm-back-in-petrobras-tenders SBM Offshore has been welcomed back into the tender process for projects for Brazilian state giant Petrobras after a suspension was lifted. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1412338/sbm-back-in-petrobras-tenders Mon, 28 Sep 2015 07:03:21 +0000 live Sverdrup costs 'cut by $1bn' http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1412176/sverdrup-costs-cut-by-usd-1bn Estimated nominal capital expenditure for the first development phase of the giant Johan Sverdrup field project off Norway has been cut by Nkr9 billion ($1 billion) to around Nkr114 billion due to lower contractor prices, according to partner Det Norske. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1412176/sverdrup-costs-cut-by-usd-1bn Fri, 25 Sep 2015 08:19:49 +0000 live Samsung launches Ichthys CPF http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1412080/samsung-launches-ichthys-cpf Samsung Heavy Industries has launched the central processing facility (CPF) for the Inpex-operated Ichthys liquefied natural gas project off Australia, which was recently revealed to be delayed and is costing US$3.4 billion more than planned. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1412080/samsung-launches-ichthys-cpf Thu, 24 Sep 2015 07:24:48 +0000 live Bechtel, Hoegh in Malahat win http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1412073/bechtel-hoegh-in-malahat-win Bechtel and Hoegh LNG have been awarded a pre-front end engineering and design contract for the proposed Malahat liquefied natural gas project in British Columbia, Canada. russell.searancke@upstreamonline.com (Russell Searancke) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1412073/bechtel-hoegh-in-malahat-win Thu, 24 Sep 2015 01:39:16 +0000 live Santos cheers GLNG startup http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1412072/santos-cheers-glng-startup The US$18.5 billion Santos-operated Gladstone liquefied natural gas (GLNG) project in the Australian state of Queensland has started up on schedule and within budget. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1412072/santos-cheers-glng-startup Thu, 24 Sep 2015 01:30:54 +0000 live Vallourec gets Stampede foothold http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1411920/vallourec-gets-stampede-foothold European services player Vallourec has landed a contract to supply pipes and tubes for Hess’ Stampede development in the US Gulf of Mexico. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1411920/vallourec-gets-stampede-foothold Wed, 23 Sep 2015 14:41:45 +0000 live Nymo finds work off Ghana http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1411838/nymo-finds-work-off-ghana Norwegian yard Nymo has reportedly secured a contract with GE Oil & Gas for fabrication of subsea structures in connection with Eni’s Offshore Cape Three Points (OCTP) deep-water field development project off Ghana. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1411838/nymo-finds-work-off-ghana Tue, 22 Sep 2015 13:25:14 +0000 live NOV nets OCTP pipe deal from Eni http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1411834/nov-nets-octp-pipe-deal-from-eni US oilfield services player National Oilwell Varco (NOV) has landed a contract from Eni to supply flexible pipes for the Italian major’s Offshore Cape Three Points (OCTP) deep-water oil and gas project off Ghana. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1411834/nov-nets-octp-pipe-deal-from-eni Tue, 22 Sep 2015 12:40:25 +0000 live OneSubsea scoops Greater Enfield FEED http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1411827/onesubsea-scoops-greater-enfield-feed Woodside Petroleum has handed OneSubsea the front-end engineering and design contract for the subsea element of its Greater Enfield development off Western Australia. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1411827/onesubsea-scoops-greater-enfield-feed Tue, 22 Sep 2015 12:16:55 +0000 live Two players in race for Hopkins prize http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1411778/two-players-in-race-for-hopkins-prize The field has narrowed to two contenders to supply BP’s proposed semi-submersible production platform for the fast-track Hopkins field development project in the deep-water Gulf of Mexico. Luke.Johnson@upstreamonline.com (Luke Johnson) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1411778/two-players-in-race-for-hopkins-prize Mon, 21 Sep 2015 16:43:17 +0000 live Wood Group wins Statoil Peregrino gig http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1411763/wood-group-wins-statoil-peregrino-gig UK contractor Wood Group has won a deal from Statoil to work on two platforms and a floater at the Norwegian major’s Peregrino field off Brazil. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1411763/wood-group-wins-statoil-peregrino-gig Mon, 21 Sep 2015 14:33:04 +0000 live Cost cuts 'short of mark' for field projects http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1411737/cost-cuts-short-of-mark-for-field-projects A total of 46 oil and gas projects have been deferred worldwide due to the oil price crash, with as much as $1.5 trillion in new field investments off the menu at a price of $50 a barrel, and oil companies need to think smarter to cut costs, according to Wood Mackenzie. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1411737/cost-cuts-short-of-mark-for-field-projects Mon, 21 Sep 2015 08:06:44 +0000 live FMC diving in to sink subsea costs http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1411662/fmc-diving-in-to-sink-subsea-costs Statoil believes a new standardisation initiative with FMC Technologies in connection with the Johan Sverdrup project off Norway could significantly shift the cost curve to make other field schemes commercially viable even at low oil prices. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1411662/fmc-diving-in-to-sink-subsea-costs Fri, 18 Sep 2015 13:18:30 +0000 live FMC wins Sverdrup subsea gig http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1411626/fmc-wins-sverdrup-subsea-gig FMC Technologies has been awarded a lucrative Nkr1.3 billion ($160.5 million) contract to supply subsea equipment on the Johan Sverdrup field off Norway, as well as optional deals for further similar deliveries both on the giant project and other field schemes. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1411626/fmc-wins-sverdrup-subsea-gig Fri, 18 Sep 2015 07:30:24 +0000 live Trio vying for Mad Dog 2 http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1411624/trio-vying-for-mad-dog-2 A trio of fabricators are preparing to submit bids before the end of November to provide BP with a large semi-submersible platform for its revamped $10 billion Mad Dog 2 development in the Gulf of Mexico. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1411624/trio-vying-for-mad-dog-2 Fri, 18 Sep 2015 07:18:34 +0000 live Karoon revises Kangaroo estimates http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1411620/karoon-revises-kangaroo-estimates Karoon Gas Australia has more than halved its best estimate for contingent resources at its Kangaroo discovery in Brazil's offshore Santos basin but could still develop the field alongside its recent Echidna discovery. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1411620/karoon-revises-kangaroo-estimates Fri, 18 Sep 2015 03:04:01 +0000 live Nexans wins Taurus-Libra gig http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1411554/nexans-wins-taurus-libra-gig Nexans has secured a deal to deliver static umbilicals for subsea development of the Taurus and Libra fields as part of BP’s West Nile Delta off Egypt. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1411554/nexans-wins-taurus-libra-gig Thu, 17 Sep 2015 09:30:46 +0000 live Tata nets Culzean export pipe deal http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1411553/tata-nets-culzean-export-pipe-deal Industrial player Tata Steel has landed a contract from Maersk Oil to build a gas export pipeline for the Danish player’s Culzean oil development in the UK North Sea. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1411553/tata-nets-culzean-export-pipe-deal Thu, 17 Sep 2015 09:30:23 +0000 live SacOil steams up at Lagia http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1411549/sacoil-steams-up-at-lagia London-listed producer SacOil has kicked off the second phase of development of its wholly owned and operated Lagia oilfield in Sinai onshore Egypt. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1411549/sacoil-steams-up-at-lagia Thu, 17 Sep 2015 08:09:10 +0000 live Aasgard compression online for Statoil http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1411543/aasgard-compression-online-for-statoil Statoil has brought online the world’s first subsea gas compression facility at its Aasgard field in the Norwegian Sea in a major technological leap that paves the way for full processing and production on the seabed. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1411543/aasgard-compression-online-for-statoil Thu, 17 Sep 2015 07:10:48 +0000 live Maersk cuts more Chissonga jobs http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1411377/maersk-cuts-more-chissonga-jobs Danish player Maersk Oil is chopping a further 60 personnel working on its Chissonga oilfield development after delaying sanctioning of the costly project off Angola. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1411377/maersk-cuts-more-chissonga-jobs Wed, 16 Sep 2015 13:25:38 +0000 live Pair ‘win $4.7bn Fadhili plant deals’ http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1411376/pair-win-usd-47bn-fadhili-plant-deals Spain’s Tecnicas Reunidas and Petrofac of the UK have between them scooped $4.7 billion of contracts to build the new Fadhili gas plant for Saudi Aramco, according to a report. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1411376/pair-win-usd-47bn-fadhili-plant-deals Wed, 16 Sep 2015 12:26:55 +0000 live ABB powers up on Sverdrup http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1411351/abb-powers-up-on-sverdrup ABB has secured a Nkr700 million ($85.44 million) award from Statoil to manufacture and install a pair of high-voltage cables to supply power from shore for the under-development Johan Sverdrup field off Norway. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1411351/abb-powers-up-on-sverdrup Wed, 16 Sep 2015 07:42:23 +0000 live Woodside hands Aibel Greater Enfield FEED http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1411348/woodside-hands-aibel-greater-enfield-feed Norwegian contractor Aibel has confirmed an award from Australian company Woodside covering frontend engineering and design work on the latter's Greater Enfiled development off Western Australia. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1411348/woodside-hands-aibel-greater-enfield-feed Wed, 16 Sep 2015 06:10:33 +0000 live Modec wins Culzean prize http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1411346/modec-wins-culzean-prize Tokyo-based floater supplier Modec has landed a contract from Maersk Oil to supply the floating storage and offloading vessel for the Culzean high-pressure high-temperature development in the UK North Sea. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1411346/modec-wins-culzean-prize Wed, 16 Sep 2015 03:47:28 +0000 live Malikai topside mated with hull http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1411268/malikai-topside-mated-with-hull The topside for Shell's Malikai tension leg platform have been mated with the hull at Malaysia Marine & Heavy Engineering's (MMHE) yard in Johor Darul Takzim, Malaysia. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1411268/malikai-topside-mated-with-hull Tue, 15 Sep 2015 02:29:40 +0000 live Magma in BP, Subsea 7 pipe pact http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1411214/magma-in-bp-subsea-7-pipe-pact UK technology player Magma Global has signed a joint development agreement with BP and Subsea 7 concerning composite subsea pipelines for deep-water projects. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1411214/magma-in-bp-subsea-7-pipe-pact Mon, 14 Sep 2015 12:08:08 +0000 live IKM wins Sverdrup gig http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1411207/ikm-wins-sverdrup-gig IKM Ocean Design has secured an engineering, procurement and construction contract to deliver a component for the gas export solution on the under-development Johan Sverdrup field off Norway. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1411207/ikm-wins-sverdrup-gig Mon, 14 Sep 2015 10:23:38 +0000 live Skarfjell on Wintershall radar screen http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1411206/skarfjell-on-wintershall-radar-screen Wintershall is firming up plans for a further operated field development off Norway despite low oil prices, with a final concept decision on its Skarfjell discovery lined up for early next year. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1411206/skarfjell-on-wintershall-radar-screen Mon, 14 Sep 2015 09:55:39 +0000 live Tendeka nets $10m Middle East deals http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1411195/tendeka-nets-usd-10m-middle-east-deals Technology services player Tendeka has landed a duo of contracts in the Middle East for zonal isolation and inflow control systems worth up to $10 million. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1411195/tendeka-nets-usd-10m-middle-east-deals Mon, 14 Sep 2015 08:33:04 +0000 live LNGL eyes Magnolia LNG deal firm-up http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1411191/lngl-eyes-magnolia-lng-deal-firm-up Australian player LNG Ltd (LNGL) aims to firm up in the fourth quarter an engineering, procurement and construction contract with a joint venture between US giant KBR and SK E&C of South Korea for its Magnolia LNG project in Louisiana. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1411191/lngl-eyes-magnolia-lng-deal-firm-up Mon, 14 Sep 2015 07:40:46 +0000 live KKB confirms Kinabalu award http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1411178/kkb-confirms-kinabalu-award Malaysian company KKB Engineering has confirmed it is set to win an engineering, procurement and construction contract on Talisman Energy's Kinabalu Deep wellhead platform. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1411178/kkb-confirms-kinabalu-award Mon, 14 Sep 2015 05:29:39 +0000 live Citic increases Seram oil output http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1411153/citic-increases-seram-oil-output Hong Kong-listed Citic Resources has boosted production at the Seram (Non-Bula) production sharing contract in eastern Indonesia. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1411153/citic-increases-seram-oil-output Mon, 14 Sep 2015 02:21:51 +0000 live Ichthys start-up delayed, cost rises http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1411100/ichthys-start-up-delayed-cost-rises Start-up of Inpex's giant Ichthys liquefied natural gas project off Australia is being delayed, while the total cost of the development is also on the rise. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1411100/ichthys-start-up-delayed-cost-rises Fri, 11 Sep 2015 10:52:01 +0000 live Three ready pitch for Umm Shaif work http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1411068/three-ready-pitch-for-umm-shaif-work Three leading international engineering, procurement and construction contractors are gearing up to submit commercial bids to Abu Dhabi Marine Operating Company (Adma-Opco) for its Umm Shaif oil expansion project, valued at more than $500 million. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1411068/three-ready-pitch-for-umm-shaif-work Fri, 11 Sep 2015 07:15:33 +0000 live Hurricane progressing Lancaster plan http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1410969/hurricane-progressing-lancaster-plan London-listed Hurricane Energy has taken the first step in progressing its submission for an early production system field development plan for the offshore Lancaster discovery West of Shetland. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1410969/hurricane-progressing-lancaster-plan Thu, 10 Sep 2015 07:10:42 +0000 live WoodMac: UK decommissioning spend to soar http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1410845/woodmac-uk-decommissioning-spend-to-soar Decommissioning activity and spend are forecast to increase over the next five years as mature fields are no longer economically viable in a low oil price environment, according to analysts. Noah.Brenner@nhst.no (Noah Brenner) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1410845/woodmac-uk-decommissioning-spend-to-soar Wed, 09 Sep 2015 18:07:00 +0000 live Stop ‘over-engineering’ in the North Sea http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1410825/stop-over-engineering-in-the-north-sea Oil companies and contractors need to stop over-engineering on projects if the industry is to ride out the current commodity price malaise, a services executive has said. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1410825/stop-over-engineering-in-the-north-sea Wed, 09 Sep 2015 13:57:29 +0000 live New delay for Pioneering Spirit http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1410823/new-delay-for-pioneering-spirit Allseas has been forced to further delay delivery of its giant platform installation and removal vessel Pioneering Spirit until next year, pushing back its first job to remove the Yme facility off Norway into the first half of 2016. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1410823/new-delay-for-pioneering-spirit Wed, 09 Sep 2015 13:32:12 +0000 live Class outfits hunt industry savings http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1410816/class-outfits-hunt-industry-savings Classification companies are investigating ways to save the industry “millions” of dollars and improve efficiency by introducing new projects and platforms. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1410816/class-outfits-hunt-industry-savings Wed, 09 Sep 2015 12:54:02 +0000 live 'North Sea cost cuts bearing fruit' - OGUK http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1410754/north-sea-cost-cuts-bearing-fruit-oguk The body representing the UK North Sea industry reckons efforts to bring the sector's spiralling costs under control are starting to pay off. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1410754/north-sea-cost-cuts-bearing-fruit-oguk Tue, 08 Sep 2015 23:23:40 +0000 live Statoil eyes Sverdrup tree options http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1410752/statoil-eyes-sverdrup-tree-options Statoil is evaluating the use of either subsea or dry trees to develop the second phase of its huge Johan Sverdrup field off Norway. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1410752/statoil-eyes-sverdrup-tree-options Tue, 08 Sep 2015 15:09:46 +0000 live SAL completes Kitchen Lights platform job http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1410743/sal-completes-kitchen-lights-platform-job Deutsche Oel & Gas will soon start output from a new facility in Cook Inlet off Alaska after platform installation was completed by SAL Heavy Lift. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1410743/sal-completes-kitchen-lights-platform-job Tue, 08 Sep 2015 13:32:15 +0000 live Expro wins $25m Wintershall deal http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1410728/expro-wins-usd-25m-wintershall-deal Expro has secured a $25 million contract with Wintershall to provide oilfield services for the Maria project in the Haltenbanken area of the Norwegian continental shelf. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1410728/expro-wins-usd-25m-wintershall-deal Tue, 08 Sep 2015 12:14:16 +0000 live Petronas awards Technip flexible pipe gig http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1410704/petronas-awards-technip-flexible-pipe-gig French engineering company Technip has been awarded a engineering, procurement, installation and commissioning contract by Malaysian state-run oil company Petronas on the D18 project offshore Sarawak, Malaysia. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1410704/petronas-awards-technip-flexible-pipe-gig Tue, 08 Sep 2015 05:31:27 +0000 live Development wells provide BassGas boost http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1410702/development-wells-provide-bassgas-boost Australia's Origin Energy has tied in the latest development well to production at its Yolla gas field off the south-east coast of Australia. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1410702/development-wells-provide-bassgas-boost Tue, 08 Sep 2015 02:18:07 +0000 live Karoon gets nod for Brazil appraisal plans http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1410700/karoon-gets-nod-for-brazil-appraisal-plans Brazilian authorities have approved Karoon Gas Australia's revised appraisal plan covering five blocks in the offshore Santos basin. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1410700/karoon-gets-nod-for-brazil-appraisal-plans Tue, 08 Sep 2015 00:25:13 +0000 live Israeli lawmakers back Leviathan plan http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1410677/israeli-lawmakers-back-leviathan-plan Israel’s parliament reportedly gave its approval on Monday to a pact that would pave the way for development of the giant Leviathan offshore gas field, though significant regulatory hurdles remain. (News Wires) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1410677/israeli-lawmakers-back-leviathan-plan Mon, 07 Sep 2015 14:32:35 +0000 live Statoil kicks off Smorbukk South http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1410643/statoil-kicks-off-smorbukk-south Statoil has brought on stream its Smorbukk South Extension project as a subsea tieback to its operated Aasgard field in the Norwegian Sea. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1410643/statoil-kicks-off-smorbukk-south Mon, 07 Sep 2015 07:41:28 +0000 live Madagascar still hunting for Tsimiroro partner http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1410642/madagascar-still-hunting-for-tsimiroro-partner UK-listed junior Madagascar Oil & Gas says it is making “steady progress” in the search for a partner to help it develop the Tsimiroro heavy oilfield in Madagascar. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1410642/madagascar-still-hunting-for-tsimiroro-partner Mon, 07 Sep 2015 07:39:58 +0000 live Lekoil flows Otakikpo oil http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1410638/lekoil-flows-otakikpo-oil UK-listed Lekoil has flowed first oil from the Otakikpo marginal oilfield in OML 11 off Nigeria. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1410638/lekoil-flows-otakikpo-oil Mon, 07 Sep 2015 06:55:19 +0000 live Ezra wins Angostura subsea gig http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1410591/ezra-wins-angostura-subsea-gig Singapore's Ezra Holdings has been awarded a subsea contract on BHP Billiton's Angostura project, off the coast of Trinidad & Tobago. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1410591/ezra-wins-angostura-subsea-gig Mon, 07 Sep 2015 00:19:08 +0000 live Wintershall gets Maria green light http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1410556/wintershall-gets-maria-green-light Wintershall is set to launch the Nkr15.3 billion ($1.85 billion) development of its Maria field in the Norwegian Sea after gaining government approval on Friday, triggering investments in one of the few projects actually moving forward off the country. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1410556/wintershall-gets-maria-green-light Fri, 04 Sep 2015 11:17:42 +0000 live Aibel in Greater Enfield 'FEED win' http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1410527/aibel-in-greater-enfield-feed-win Norwegian contractor Aibel is understood to have won a front-end engineering and design contract for Woodside Petroleum's Greater Enfield deep-water oil project off Western Australia. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1410527/aibel-in-greater-enfield-feed-win Fri, 04 Sep 2015 08:45:55 +0000 live Statoil eyes slimmed-down Bressay solution http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1410517/statoil-eyes-slimmed-down-bressay-solution Norwegian operator Statoil is pursuing plans to revive its Bressay heavy oil field development in the UK North Sea via a slimmed down first-phase development centred on a production and drilling jack-up linked to a floating storage unit. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1410517/statoil-eyes-slimmed-down-bressay-solution Fri, 04 Sep 2015 08:03:11 +0000 live Horizon weighing up PNG development options http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1410494/horizon-weighing-up-png-development-options Australian company Horizon Oil has narrowed down three development options for its resources in Papua New Guinea's Western Province. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1410494/horizon-weighing-up-png-development-options Fri, 04 Sep 2015 02:10:56 +0000 live WoodMac: ‘Dearth of delays despite LNG supply’ http://www.upstreamonline.com/incoming/1410458/woodmac-dearth-of-delays-despite-lng-supply The number of liquefied natural gas projects proposed to take a final investment decision (FID) in 2015 and 2016 has not been reduced, despite the outlook for global demand looking increasingly subdued, analysts said. (Anamaria Deduleasa) http://www.upstreamonline.com/incoming/1410458/woodmac-dearth-of-delays-despite-lng-supply Thu, 03 Sep 2015 14:14:55 +0000 ece_incoming Noble urges Israel over gas framework http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1410456/noble-urges-israel-over-gas-framework Noble Energy has implored Israel’s government to push through a new framework setting out a roadmap for development of the countries large gas fields, which has already been approved by the Cabinet. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1410456/noble-urges-israel-over-gas-framework Thu, 03 Sep 2015 13:40:48 +0000 live Inpex unveils enlarged Abadi floater plans http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1410438/inpex-unveils-enlarged-abadi-floater-plans Inpex has submitted a revised plan of development for its Abadi gas field project off Indonesia, which will see the Japanese operator and partner Shell go for a vastly increased size of floater than previously expected. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1410438/inpex-unveils-enlarged-abadi-floater-plans Thu, 03 Sep 2015 08:06:56 +0000 live AWE planning Perth basin appraisal wells http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1410263/awe-planning-perth-basin-appraisal-wells AWE is looking to build on its success in the Perth basin with an appraisal campaign next year as it looks to develop its gas resources in Western Australia. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1410263/awe-planning-perth-basin-appraisal-wells Wed, 02 Sep 2015 22:43:24 +0000 live Heerema confirms Culzean deal http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1410264/heerema-confirms-culzean-deal Dutch contractor Heerema Fabrication Group (HFG) has confirmed the award to build two remaining jackets for Maersk Oil’s ultra-high pressure, high-temperature Culzean gas field in the central North Sea. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1410264/heerema-confirms-culzean-deal Wed, 02 Sep 2015 15:58:38 +0000 live Xodus nabs Nexen North Sea decom FEED http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1410197/xodus-nabs-nexen-north-sea-decom-feed UK contractor Xodus has been handed a front-end engineering and design deal to support the decommissioning of two Nexen Petroleum fields in the North Sea. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1410197/xodus-nabs-nexen-north-sea-decom-feed Wed, 02 Sep 2015 10:58:21 +0000 live Modec FPSO starts up in Brazil http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1410166/modec-fpso-starts-up-in-brazil Modec has announced that its latest floating production, storage and offloading vessel achieved first oil in the Iracema Norte ultra deep-water area of Brazil's Lula field five months ahead of schedule. russell.searancke@upstreamonline.com (Russell Searancke) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1410166/modec-fpso-starts-up-in-brazil Wed, 02 Sep 2015 03:01:51 +0000 live New Malampaya platform installed http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1410130/new-malampaya-platform-installed Contractor Arup has completed installation of the depletion compression platform for Shell’s Malampaya Phase 3 gas field project off the Philippines. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1410130/new-malampaya-platform-installed Tue, 01 Sep 2015 15:39:31 +0000 live GPK to start Shewashan drill http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1410113/gpk-to-start-shewashan-drill Gas Plus Khalakan (GPK) is set to kick off development drilling at its Shewashan oilfield in Iraqi Kurdistan with a view to bringing it on stream next year. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1410113/gpk-to-start-shewashan-drill Tue, 01 Sep 2015 13:44:48 +0000 live Players line up for Johan Sverdrup work http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1410082/players-line-up-for-johan-sverdrup-work Two marine pipelay contractors and five line pipe manufacturers from Europe and Asia are preparing to submit bids for major contracts connected to Statoil’s Johan Sverdrup project off Norway. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1410082/players-line-up-for-johan-sverdrup-work Tue, 01 Sep 2015 08:48:11 +0000 live Subsea 7 Surfin' on Culzean http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1410073/subsea-7-surfin-on-culzean Subsea 7 has secured a coveted deal worth more than $150 million to supply subsea umbilicals, risers and flowlines for Maersk Oil’s newly approved Culzean field development off the UK. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1410073/subsea-7-surfin-on-culzean Tue, 01 Sep 2015 06:52:33 +0000 live Petronas approves Ophir revisions http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1410069/petronas-approves-ophir-revisions Malaysian state-run oil company Petronas has approved a revised oilfield development plan for the offshore Ophir oilfield. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1410069/petronas-approves-ophir-revisions Tue, 01 Sep 2015 03:56:04 +0000 live SMOE confirms Culzean payday http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1410065/smoe-confirms-culzean-payday Singapore offshore fabricator SMOE has confirmed the receipt of a mega contract valued at more than US$1 billion to build three topsides for the Culzean project in the UK North Sea. russell.searancke@upstreamonline.com (Russell Searancke) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1410065/smoe-confirms-culzean-payday Tue, 01 Sep 2015 02:58:59 +0000 live