www.upstreamonline.com http://www.upstreamonline.com/ www.upstreamonline.com Eni probes Goliat incident http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1409931/eni-probes-goliat-incident A collision between two crane booms on Eni’s Goliat platform in the Barents Sea resulted in a heavy searchlight crashing onto a gangway, posing the risk of serious human injury, according to an incident report from the Italian operator. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1409931/eni-probes-goliat-incident Fri, 28 Aug 2015 13:47:14 +0000 live McDermott wins 'record' Aramco deal http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1409873/mcdermott-wins-record-aramco-deal McDermott International has scooped what it says is the "largest single award" in its history in the Middle East, with a deal from Saudi Aramco. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1409873/mcdermott-wins-record-aramco-deal Thu, 27 Aug 2015 12:06:28 +0000 live Danos wins Appomattox gig http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1409700/danos-wins-appomattox-gig Anglo-Dutch operator Shell has tapped Louisiana-based Danos to fabricate three boarding valve skid assemblies for the supermajor's Appomattox project in the deep-water US Gulf of Mexico. Luke.Johnson@upstreamonline.com (Luke Johnson) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1409700/danos-wins-appomattox-gig Wed, 26 Aug 2015 16:41:41 +0000 live ONGC submits offshore block FDP http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1409682/ongc-submits-offshore-block-fdp India's state-owned Oil & Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) has submitted the much awaited draft field development plan (FDP) to the country's upstream regulator for developing oil and gas discoveries in deep-water block KG-DWN-98/2, off the eastern coast. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1409682/ongc-submits-offshore-block-fdp Wed, 26 Aug 2015 13:39:38 +0000 live Chinese investor in 'Yamal LNG deal' http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1409677/chinese-investor-in-yamal-lng-deal Russian independent gas producer Novatek is reported to be close to finalising a deal with a Chinese investor to sell a 10% stake worth an estimated $1.4 billion in its under-development Yamal LNG project in West Siberia. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1409677/chinese-investor-in-yamal-lng-deal Wed, 26 Aug 2015 12:50:34 +0000 live Kuwait and Iran cross swords on Dorra http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1409668/kuwait-and-iran-cross-swords-on-dorra The Kuwaiti Foreign Ministry summoned the Iranian charge d'affairs and handed him an official protest over reports that Tehran had published a brochure on investment opportunities at the Dorra field. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1409668/kuwait-and-iran-cross-swords-on-dorra Wed, 26 Aug 2015 09:51:23 +0000 live Eni in Goliat vessel pact http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1409555/eni-in-goliat-vessel-pact Eni is making available four vessels working at its Goliat oilfield in Norway’s Barents Sea for emergency response in the area under a mutual assistance pact with the Norwegian Coastal Administration (NCA). Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1409555/eni-in-goliat-vessel-pact Tue, 25 Aug 2015 12:09:56 +0000 live Indian players ‘submit new Farzad B plan’ http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1409435/indian-players-submit-new-farzad-b-plan Indian player ONGC Videsh and two compatriot partners have already submitted a revised development plan for a gas field off Iran, according to a report. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1409435/indian-players-submit-new-farzad-b-plan Mon, 24 Aug 2015 13:58:56 +0000 live Israel approves amended gas plan http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1409366/israel-approves-amended-gas-plan Israel’s Cabinet approved an amended national gas plan on 16 August that will pave the wave for a revival of the Leviathan gas project if parliament (Knesset) also gives the plan a green light. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1409366/israel-approves-amended-gas-plan Mon, 24 Aug 2015 07:35:12 +0000 live Xcite sinks price for Bentley http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1409367/xcite-sinks-price-for-bentley Xcite Energy is bringing down costs on its stalled Bentley heavy oil field development off the UK as contractors cut prices in a low oil price environment, with the project now commercially viable at an oil price of only $35 a barrel. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1409367/xcite-sinks-price-for-bentley Mon, 24 Aug 2015 07:34:16 +0000 live Yme removal enters rough waters http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1409326/yme-removal-enters-rough-waters Disposal of the Yme platform off Norway has been pushed back to the fourth quarter due to commissioning delays on giant installation and removal vessel Pioneering Spirit – putting the work more at the mercy of the weather. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1409326/yme-removal-enters-rough-waters Fri, 21 Aug 2015 13:05:28 +0000 live IHC launches fifth Petrobras PLSV http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1409325/ihc-launches-fifth-petrobras-plsv Petrobras has moved a step closer to getting its hands on the fifth of six flexible pipelaying support vessels ordered by Sapura Navegacao Maritima after it was launched by Royal IHC in the Netherlands. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1409325/ihc-launches-fifth-petrobras-plsv Fri, 21 Aug 2015 12:33:09 +0000 live Polarled crosses Arctic Circle http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1409317/polarled-crosses-arctic-circle Statoil’s Polarled pipeline, which will take gas from the Norwegian Sea to European markets, has reached a milestone by crossing the Arctic Circle. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1409317/polarled-crosses-arctic-circle Fri, 21 Aug 2015 11:10:26 +0000 live North Sea small field solution http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1409302/north-sea-small-field-solution The Kroonborg vessel went to work this spring in the UK and Dutch sectors of the southern North Sea, where Shell’s ONEgas business unit and the Shell-ExxonMobil joint venture NAM operate 56 gas producing platforms, 44 of them unmanned. The bespoke support vessel is a key piece of the company’s operational strategy in the region, where production is shifting from mature, declining reservoirs to smaller gas deposits. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1409302/north-sea-small-field-solution Fri, 21 Aug 2015 08:00:24 +0000 live Green light for Johan Sverdrup http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1409297/green-light-for-johan-sverdrup The Norwegian authorities have formally approved the plan for development and operation of the first phase of the giant Johan Sverdrup field, although major contract awards have already been made and construction work has started on the project. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1409297/green-light-for-johan-sverdrup Fri, 21 Aug 2015 07:19:52 +0000 live Maersk lines up Culzean prize winners http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1409295/maersk-lines-up-culzean-prize-winners Danish operator Maersk Oil is preparing to hand out imminently the major fabrication contracts for its $5 billion high-profile ultra high-pressure, high-temperature Culzean development in the UK North Sea. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1409295/maersk-lines-up-culzean-prize-winners Fri, 21 Aug 2015 07:00:09 +0000 live AWE books Waitsia reserves http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1409290/awe-books-waitsia-reserves Australian operator AWE has booked initial proven plus probable reserves for the Waitsia field in Western Australia's onshore Perth basin. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1409290/awe-books-waitsia-reserves Fri, 21 Aug 2015 04:12:20 +0000 live JGC ‘wins Saudi shale gas deal’ http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1409241/jgc-wins-saudi-shale-gas-deal Japanese contractor JGC has won a contract from Saudi Aramco to build facilities for a shale gas development in Saudi Arabia, according to a report. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1409241/jgc-wins-saudi-shale-gas-deal Thu, 20 Aug 2015 15:27:18 +0000 live Vette rig deal 'up for grabs' http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1409231/vette-rig-deal-up-for-grabs Work-starved rig contractors are likely to be champing at the bit after Premier Oil reportedly issued a tender for drilling work at its proposed Vette field development off Norway. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1409231/vette-rig-deal-up-for-grabs Thu, 20 Aug 2015 14:07:01 +0000 live Fluor in COOEC tie-up http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1409201/fluor-in-cooec-tie-up US offshore engineering contracting firm Fluor has set up a joint venture with China’s Offshore Oil Engineering Company (COOEC). Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1409201/fluor-in-cooec-tie-up Thu, 20 Aug 2015 08:12:17 +0000 live Eni sticks to 'end of summer' deadline at Goliat http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1409187/eni-sticks-to-end-of-summer-deadline-at-goliat Italian operator Eni insists it will start up oil production from the Goliat project, Norway's first Arctic oil development, in "a few weeks" despite continued delays. Luke.Johnson@upstreamonline.com (Luke Johnson) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1409187/eni-sticks-to-end-of-summer-deadline-at-goliat Wed, 19 Aug 2015 21:25:25 +0000 live Al-Abadi in West Qurna 2 visit http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1409041/al-abadi-in-west-qurna-2-visit Russian player Lukoil has welcomed Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to its operated West Qurna 2 oilfield development in the south of Iraq. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1409041/al-abadi-in-west-qurna-2-visit Wed, 19 Aug 2015 15:16:18 +0000 live OneSubsea bags Stones gig http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1409023/onesubsea-bags-stones-gig OneSubsea has won a deal from Shell to supply subsea processing systems for the Anglo-Dutch supermajor’s Stones development in the US Gulf of Mexico. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1409023/onesubsea-bags-stones-gig Wed, 19 Aug 2015 11:51:56 +0000 live EnQuest sees Alma-Galia oil ‘in weeks’ http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1409002/enquest-sees-alma-galia-oil-in-weeks EnQuest expects first production from its Alma-Galia field in the UK North Sea within weeks as the London-listed player also kept its full-year output guidance intact. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1409002/enquest-sees-alma-galia-oil-in-weeks Wed, 19 Aug 2015 08:11:51 +0000 live Four invited for Ain Tsila EPC http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1408993/four-invited-for-ain-tsila-epc The list of companies invited to tender for the engineering, procurement and construction contract for the Ain Tsila gas and condensate development in Algeria has been revealed. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1408993/four-invited-for-ain-tsila-epc Wed, 19 Aug 2015 06:53:56 +0000 live Progress continues on Browse http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1408987/progress-continues-on-browse Woodside Petroleum has made further progress as it moves towards a final investment decision on its proposed Browse floating liquefied natural gas project in Western Australia. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1408987/progress-continues-on-browse Wed, 19 Aug 2015 03:21:59 +0000 live Acteon in Moho Nord deal win http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1408940/acteon-in-moho-nord-deal-win UK services player Acteon has scooped a 10-month contract to work on Total’s Moho Nord development off Congo-Brazzaville. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1408940/acteon-in-moho-nord-deal-win Tue, 18 Aug 2015 14:29:42 +0000 live Amec Foster Wheeler in Upper Zakum deal http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1408907/amec-foster-wheeler-in-upper-zakum-deal Amec Foster Wheeler has won a project management consultancy contract at the Upper Zakum (UZ) field in waters off Abu Dhabi. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1408907/amec-foster-wheeler-in-upper-zakum-deal Tue, 18 Aug 2015 06:56:02 +0000 live Wood wins Ca Rong Do FEED http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1408852/wood-wins-ca-rong-do-feed Wood Group has secured a front-end engineering and design (FEED) contract from Talisman Energy for the Ca Rong Do field off Vietnam. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1408852/wood-wins-ca-rong-do-feed Mon, 17 Aug 2015 08:41:52 +0000 live Israel approves Leviathan deal http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1408768/israel-approves-leviathan-deal Israel's cabinet has approved a deal with a US-Israel consortium that would move forward development of the huge Leviathan natural gas field off Israel's Mediterranean coast. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1408768/israel-approves-leviathan-deal Mon, 17 Aug 2015 02:22:38 +0000 live Boa booster at Alvheim http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1408681/boa-booster-at-alvheim Det Norske is ratcheting up output from its Greater Alvheim field cluster off Norway, despite low oil prices, after recently bringing online the satellite Boa discovery as part of an increased recovery project. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1408681/boa-booster-at-alvheim Fri, 14 Aug 2015 08:58:13 +0000 live Aramco launches huge Hasbah tender http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1408672/aramco-launches-huge-hasbah-tender Saudi Aramco has begun a tender that is expected to be worth as much as $1.5 billion for investment in new offshore infrastructure to expand the Hasbah natural gas field. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1408672/aramco-launches-huge-hasbah-tender Fri, 14 Aug 2015 06:51:50 +0000 live Israel in 'Leviathan pact' http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1408638/israel-in-leviathan-pact Israel’s government has reportedly finalised a pact with a US-Israeli consortium for development of the giant Leviathan gas field that is set to be submitted for Cabinet approval. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall), (News Wires) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1408638/israel-in-leviathan-pact Thu, 13 Aug 2015 14:05:52 +0000 live ONGC approves Neelam development plan http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1408623/ongc-approves-neelam-development-plan Indian state player Oil & Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) has fired the starting gun on the Neelam field redevelopment project off the country's west coast. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1408623/ongc-approves-neelam-development-plan Thu, 13 Aug 2015 12:08:23 +0000 live Ophir hunts Fortuna partners, gas buyers http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1408588/ophir-hunts-fortuna-partners-gas-buyers Ophir has begun the formal process of finding gas buyers and equity partners for its proposed Fortuna floating liquefied natural gas project off Equatorial Guinea. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1408588/ophir-hunts-fortuna-partners-gas-buyers Thu, 13 Aug 2015 07:56:48 +0000 live Template installed at Johan Sverdrup http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1408587/template-installed-at-johan-sverdrup The pre-drilling template has been installed subsea at the under-development Johan Sverdrup field off Norway, making it the first building block to be put in place at the giant project. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1408587/template-installed-at-johan-sverdrup Thu, 13 Aug 2015 07:37:27 +0000 live H5 online off Vietnam http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1408583/h5-online-off-vietnam First oil has been delivered from the H5 platform on the Te Giac Trang field (TGT) off southern Vietnam more than a month ahead of schedule, according to partner Soco International. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1408583/h5-online-off-vietnam Thu, 13 Aug 2015 07:04:37 +0000 live Statoil's leases at Logan expire http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1408418/statoils-leases-at-logan-expire The leases comprising Statoil's Logan discovery have expired, apparently shutting the door on what was the Norwegian operator's first find in the deep-water US Gulf of Mexico. Luke.Johnson@upstreamonline.com (Luke Johnson) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1408418/statoils-leases-at-logan-expire Wed, 12 Aug 2015 18:32:44 +0000 live Intermoor swoops for Heidelberg assist http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1408412/intermoor-swoops-for-heidelberg-assist Houston-based mooring specialist Intermoor said it filled in on short notice to help Anadarko Petroleum secure its Heidelberg truss spar in the US Gulf of Mexico, confirming a previous Upstream report on the delays rippling out from Chevron's problems at Big Foot. Luke.Johnson@upstreamonline.com (Luke Johnson) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1408412/intermoor-swoops-for-heidelberg-assist Wed, 12 Aug 2015 15:49:28 +0000 live Sverdrup lifesaver for Harding http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1408353/sverdrup-lifesaver-for-harding Another local player has picked up a supply deal on the giant Johan Sverdrup field that is in the works off Norway, with operator Statoil awarding a coveted lifeboat contract to Harding. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1408353/sverdrup-lifesaver-for-harding Wed, 12 Aug 2015 08:26:09 +0000 live Amec Foster Wheeler nets Algeria deal http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1408349/amec-foster-wheeler-nets-algeria-deal Amec Foster Wheeler has been handed a consultancy contract by Sonatrach to work at the Algerian state players Hassi R’Mel gas field in the south of the country. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1408349/amec-foster-wheeler-nets-algeria-deal Wed, 12 Aug 2015 08:11:54 +0000 live Statoil’s Mariner jacket sets sail http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1408279/statoils-mariner-jacket-sets-sail Statoil’s largest ever jacket is on its way to the Mariner field in the UK North Sea after leaving Spanish shipyard Dragados Offshore. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1408279/statoils-mariner-jacket-sets-sail Tue, 11 Aug 2015 11:03:03 +0000 live Keppel in Madura BD floater win http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1408269/keppel-in-madura-bd-floater-win Keppel Offshore & Marine has netted a coveted vessel conversion contract for a floating production, storage and offloading unit to be used on the Madura BD field development off Indonesia. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1408269/keppel-in-madura-bd-floater-win Tue, 11 Aug 2015 10:28:50 +0000 live Podcast: Extreme Fast Track http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1408218/podcast-extreme-fast-track This week on The Bit, we look at BP's top-secret Hopkins discovery, and talk to WoodMac analyst Jonathan Garrett about US onshore production. Luke.Johnson@upstreamonline.com (Luke Johnson) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1408218/podcast-extreme-fast-track Mon, 10 Aug 2015 15:06:04 +0000 live Ramba gets Sumatra field go-ahead http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1408201/ramba-gets-sumatra-field-go-ahead Singapore’s Ramba Energy has moved closer to production at its Akatara field in Sumatra, Indonesia after getting approval for its first field development plan. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1408201/ramba-gets-sumatra-field-go-ahead Mon, 10 Aug 2015 12:08:36 +0000 live Rockhopper closes on Adriatic concession http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1408153/rockhopper-closes-on-adriatic-concession Rockhopper Exploration has moved a step closer to getting its Ombrina Mare discovery off Italy up and running after being handed approval by two Italian ministries. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1408153/rockhopper-closes-on-adriatic-concession Mon, 10 Aug 2015 07:35:02 +0000 live Statoil chooses slow lane at Trestakk http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1408151/statoil-chooses-slow-lane-at-trestakk Statoil is in no hurry to push through a development decision for the Trestakk field in the Norwegian Sea, despite calls from the authorities to bring the discovery on stream by 2018. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1408151/statoil-chooses-slow-lane-at-trestakk Mon, 10 Aug 2015 07:11:29 +0000 live BP puts Hopkins find on ‘extreme fast track’ http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1408078/bp-puts-hopkins-find-on-extreme-fast-track UK supermajor BP is quietly gearing up for a fast-track development of a closely guarded discovery in the deep-water Gulf of Mexico off the US, using a standalone floater concept based on a previous design. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1408078/bp-puts-hopkins-find-on-extreme-fast-track Fri, 07 Aug 2015 14:02:26 +0000 live Inpex ‘behind schedule at Ichthys’ http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1408049/inpex-behind-schedule-at-ichthys Inpex is running slightly behind schedule at its giant Ichthys liquefied natural gas project off Australia but still aims for start-up by the end of next year, according to a report. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1408049/inpex-behind-schedule-at-ichthys Fri, 07 Aug 2015 09:29:30 +0000 live Lukoil gets $1bn Shah Deniz 2 funds http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1408039/lukoil-gets-usd-1bn-shah-deniz-2-funds Russia’s Lukoil has secured financing worth $1 billion to help fund its portion of costs in the Shah Deniz 2 gas field development in the Azerbaijan section of the Caspian Sea. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1408039/lukoil-gets-usd-1bn-shah-deniz-2-funds Fri, 07 Aug 2015 08:31:36 +0000 live Bluewater wins Rosebank turret prize http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1408002/bluewater-wins-rosebank-turret-prize Dutch player Bluewater Energy Services has won a contract from Hyundai Heavy Industries of South Korea for the engineering, procurement, construction and integration of a major turret and mooring system for the Rosebank floating production, storage and offloading vessel. Luke.Johnson@upstreamonline.com (Luke Johnson) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1408002/bluewater-wins-rosebank-turret-prize Thu, 06 Aug 2015 16:45:49 +0000 live BP kicks off ETAP investment http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1407760/bp-kicks-off-etap-investment Supermajor BP is pouring cash into its Eastern Trough Area Project (ETAP) in the UK North Sea as it looks to extend the field’s life for more than 15 years. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1407760/bp-kicks-off-etap-investment Wed, 05 Aug 2015 15:53:12 +0000 live Aasgard costs hike worth it for Statoil http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1407754/aasgard-costs-hike-worth-it-for-statoil Statoil is facing a cost overrun of around 30% on its prestigious Aasgard subsea gas compression project off Norway, with start-up now delayed to the third quarter. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1407754/aasgard-costs-hike-worth-it-for-statoil Wed, 05 Aug 2015 13:07:39 +0000 live Bechtel in Port Delfin FLNG win http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1407695/bechtel-in-port-delfin-flng-win San Francisco-based Bechtel has been awarded the front-end engineering and design contract on the proposed Port Delphin floating liquefied natural gas project off the coast of Lousiana. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1407695/bechtel-in-port-delfin-flng-win Tue, 04 Aug 2015 23:56:53 +0000 live Swiber nets $80m LatAm deal http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1407670/swiber-nets-usd-80m-latam-deal Singaporean offshore contractor Swiber has signed a deal with a mystery client for pipeline installation work in Latin America. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1407670/swiber-nets-usd-80m-latam-deal Tue, 04 Aug 2015 15:21:56 +0000 live Major upstream awards ‘provide optimism’ http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1407651/major-upstream-awards-provide-optimism Major upstream contract awards bucked the trend of low oil prices in the second quarter to increase on those seen in the first three months of the year, with Brazil and Norway featuring highly, according to a report. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1407651/major-upstream-awards-provide-optimism Tue, 04 Aug 2015 11:19:08 +0000 live Krafla 'on radar screen' off Norway http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1407645/krafla-on-radar-screen-off-norway Noway’s petroleum agency is reportedly screening options for a possible new area-wide development scheme in the North Sea centred on Statoil’s Krafla discovery. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1407645/krafla-on-radar-screen-off-norway Tue, 04 Aug 2015 09:42:35 +0000 live Det Norske jettisons Jette north http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1407636/det-norske-jettisons-jette-north Det Norske has secured official approval to ditch development of the northern part of its problematic Jette field off Norway as production wanes only two years after it was brought on stream. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1407636/det-norske-jettisons-jette-north Tue, 04 Aug 2015 08:11:05 +0000 live Output starts at second Iracema FPSO http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1407536/output-starts-at-second-iracema-fpso Brazilian operator Petrobras has started production from a floating production, storage and offloading vessel in the Iracema North area, at the Lula field, in Brazil's offshore Santos basin. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1407536/output-starts-at-second-iracema-fpso Mon, 03 Aug 2015 06:30:54 +0000 live Cooper in Sole gas sales agreement http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1407493/cooper-in-sole-gas-sales-agreement Adelaide-based Cooper Energy has signed its first sales agreement covering the Sole gas project off the coast of south-east Australia. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1407493/cooper-in-sole-gas-sales-agreement Mon, 03 Aug 2015 01:56:08 +0000 live Chevron could face LNG delays in Oz http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1407491/chevron-could-face-lng-delays-in-oz The start-up of Chevron's Gorgon liquefied natural gas development in Western Australia could slip back to 2016, while the US company is also feeling pressure on its schedule for the start-up of its Wheatstone LNG project. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1407491/chevron-could-face-lng-delays-in-oz Mon, 03 Aug 2015 00:28:17 +0000 live Three in race for ADOC’s Hail development job http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1407420/three-in-race-for-adocs-hail-development-job At least three leading engineering, procurement and construction players are in the frame for the development of the Hail field operated by Abu Dhabi Oil Company (ADOC) off the United Arab Emirates. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1407420/three-in-race-for-adocs-hail-development-job Fri, 31 Jul 2015 07:23:29 +0000 live Bids in Aramco’s Fadhili gas plant job http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1407383/bids-in-aramcos-fadhili-gas-plant-job Saipem, Petrofac and a clutch of Far Eastern contractors have submitted bids to compete for the construction of a gas plant for Saudi Aramco, according to a report. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1407383/bids-in-aramcos-fadhili-gas-plant-job Thu, 30 Jul 2015 14:49:54 +0000 live Anadarko reveals Coronado plans http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1407313/anadarko-reveals-coronado-plans US independent Anadarko Petroleum revealed plans for the Coronado discovery in the deep-water US Gulf, having re-secured the leases that had previously been terminated. Luke.Johnson@upstreamonline.com (Luke Johnson) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1407313/anadarko-reveals-coronado-plans Wed, 29 Jul 2015 21:56:41 +0000 live Dynamic confirms Aramco LTA deal http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1407182/dynamic-confirms-aramco-lta-deal Confirmation of contract leaves just Saipem to speak up on lucrative awards in Saudi Arabia Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1407182/dynamic-confirms-aramco-lta-deal Wed, 29 Jul 2015 12:32:58 +0000 live Mad Dog 2 for under $10bn http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1407153/mad-dog-2-for-under-usd-10bn BP said it believes its Mad Dog 2 project in the Gulf of Mexico can be built for less than $10 billion, which is 50% less than the original estimates some years ago. russell.searancke@upstreamonline.com (Russell Searancke) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1407153/mad-dog-2-for-under-usd-10bn Wed, 29 Jul 2015 03:39:29 +0000 live Husky completes Madura platform http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1407151/husky-completes-madura-platform Husky Energy said construction of a wellhead platform for its Madura BD field development is now complete, and project start-up is planned for 2017. russell.searancke@upstreamonline.com (Russell Searancke) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1407151/husky-completes-madura-platform Wed, 29 Jul 2015 02:26:35 +0000 live Dragados loads out Statoil’s Mariner jacket http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1407063/dragados-loads-out-statoils-mariner-jacket Norwegian operator prepares for installation on North Sea field in September as unit loaded out at Spanish yard Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1407063/dragados-loads-out-statoils-mariner-jacket Tue, 28 Jul 2015 09:28:54 +0000 live White Rose extension clears regulatory hurdle http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1407015/white-rose-extension-clears-regulatory-hurdle Husky Energy has been given conditional regulatory approval to proceed with its revised plan for the West White Rose extension offshore Newfoundland & Labrador. Luke.Johnson@upstreamonline.com (Luke Johnson) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1407015/white-rose-extension-clears-regulatory-hurdle Mon, 27 Jul 2015 22:51:25 +0000 live CNOOC poised to reopen FPSO bid http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1406907/cnooc-poised-to-reopen-fpso-bid CNOOC Ltd is planning to restart tendering later this year for a floating, production, storage and offloading vessel to be used in the development off China. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1406907/cnooc-poised-to-reopen-fpso-bid Mon, 27 Jul 2015 07:23:44 +0000 live Saipem semisub spuds Aje well http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1406906/saipem-semisub-spuds-aje-well Yinka Folawiyo Petroleum has spudded the first of two development wells in the first phase of an oilfield development off Nigeria. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1406906/saipem-semisub-spuds-aje-well Mon, 27 Jul 2015 07:05:32 +0000 live KBR in Suncor oil sands project win http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1406757/kbr-in-suncor-oil-sands-project-win US contractor KBR has landed a deal to work on Suncor Energy’s Fort Hills oil sands mining project in Albert, Canada. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1406757/kbr-in-suncor-oil-sands-project-win Fri, 24 Jul 2015 12:26:09 +0000 live Eni seeks Egypt terms change http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1406753/eni-seeks-egypt-terms-change Eni is looking to renegotiate and extend the terms of an onshore concession in Egypt following a significant gas discovery this month. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1406753/eni-seeks-egypt-terms-change Fri, 24 Jul 2015 12:06:17 +0000 live Ande Ande Lumut FPSO gets players’ attention http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1406736/ande-ande-lumut-fpso-gets-players-attention Australian joint venture partners Santos and AWE have piqued the interest of the floating production, storage and offloading sector by starting a new pre-qualification exercise for the Ande Ande Lumut oil project off Indonesia. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1406736/ande-ande-lumut-fpso-gets-players-attention Fri, 24 Jul 2015 07:30:17 +0000 live Cygnus modules leave BiFab yard http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1406682/cygnus-modules-leave-bifab-yard More key modules for GDF Suez E&P UK’s Cygnus gas development are on their way to the North Sea field after two more structures left Burntisland Fabrications (BiFab)’s Methil yard in Scotland. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1406682/cygnus-modules-leave-bifab-yard Thu, 23 Jul 2015 13:17:16 +0000 live Cygnus module leaves Heerema UK yard http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1406417/cygnus-module-leaves-heerema-uk-yard GDF Suez E&P UK’s Cygnus field in the North Sea continues to come together as a fourth major module this week left a Heerema yard in the UK. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1406417/cygnus-module-leaves-heerema-uk-yard Tue, 21 Jul 2015 09:30:35 +0000 live Technip wins TAP onshore contract http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1406398/technip-wins-tap-onshore-contract Technip has been awarded a project management consultancy services contract for the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) project which will transport gas from the Shah Deniz field to the European market. russell.searancke@upstreamonline.com (Russell Searancke) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1406398/technip-wins-tap-onshore-contract Tue, 21 Jul 2015 05:58:45 +0000 live Citic's discovery looking good http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1406395/citics-discovery-looking-good Citic Resources has suspended its material Lofin-2 gas discovery on Indonesia's Seram Island and is working on a commercialisation plan. russell.searancke@upstreamonline.com (Russell Searancke) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1406395/citics-discovery-looking-good Tue, 21 Jul 2015 03:22:26 +0000 live Centrica in $25m UK gas boost project http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1406252/centrica-in-usd-25m-uk-gas-boost-project Centrica Energy is looking to unlock up to an additional 8.8 billion cubic feet of gas from a UK field through a small-scale brownfield development project. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1406252/centrica-in-usd-25m-uk-gas-boost-project Fri, 17 Jul 2015 12:33:58 +0000 live Edvard Grieg topsides in place http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1406147/edvard-grieg-topsides-in-place Lundin Petroleum has completed installation of the topsides modules on its Edvard Grieg platform in the south-eastern part of the Norwegian North Sea. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1406147/edvard-grieg-topsides-in-place Thu, 16 Jul 2015 08:21:22 +0000 live Cooper outlines new offshore project http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1406137/cooper-outlines-new-offshore-project Australian independent Cooper Energy said it will opt for either an all-subsea concept or a floating production, storage and offloading concept to develop its Manta wet gas field in the Gippsland basin. russell.searancke@upstreamonline.com (Russell Searancke) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1406137/cooper-outlines-new-offshore-project Thu, 16 Jul 2015 03:50:50 +0000 live Balder arrives late to work at Heidelberg http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1405990/balder-arrives-late-to-work-at-heidelberg Heerema Marine Contractors' deep-water construction vessel Balder has arrived on site to continue installation work at Anadarko Petroleum's Heidelberg spar project, having been delayed in the aftermath of Chevron's Big Foot fiasco. Luke.Johnson@upstreamonline.com (Luke Johnson) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1405990/balder-arrives-late-to-work-at-heidelberg Wed, 15 Jul 2015 17:36:20 +0000 live Aker wins ExxonMobil Hebron deal http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1405922/aker-wins-exxonmobil-hebron-deal Aker Solutions has scooped a contract from ExxonMobil for the US supermajor’s Hebron project off the east coast of Canada. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1405922/aker-wins-exxonmobil-hebron-deal Wed, 15 Jul 2015 07:20:13 +0000 live SembCorp finalises US$1bn semisub deal http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1405918/sembcorp-finalises-us-usd-1bn-semisub-deal Singapore's Sembcorp Marine has finalised a US$1 billion contract to build a massive semi-submersible crane vessel for Dutch company Heerema Marine Contractors. russell.searancke@upstreamonline.com (Russell Searancke) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1405918/sembcorp-finalises-us-usd-1bn-semisub-deal Wed, 15 Jul 2015 01:31:57 +0000 live Murphy makes moves in Vietnam http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1405916/murphy-makes-moves-in-vietnam Murphy Oil has signed a co-operation agreement with PetroVietnam regarding oil and gas projects in Vietnam, the US and elsewhere. russell.searancke@upstreamonline.com (Russell Searancke) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1405916/murphy-makes-moves-in-vietnam Wed, 15 Jul 2015 00:58:35 +0000 live Nene-Loango talks heat up for Eni http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1405872/nene-loango-talks-heat-up-for-eni Five contractors are locked in talks with Eni over the next tender phase of its multi-platform Nene-Loango project off Congo-Brazzaville, with the Italian operator due to hand out work within weeks. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1405872/nene-loango-talks-heat-up-for-eni Tue, 14 Jul 2015 12:31:25 +0000 live BP inks $124m Khazzan deal http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1405848/bp-inks-usd-124m-khazzan-deal BP has handed UK construction firm Carillion a contract worth around $124 million for work at its Khazzan onshore tight gas field development project in Oman. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1405848/bp-inks-usd-124m-khazzan-deal Tue, 14 Jul 2015 08:45:42 +0000 live India pay day for SapuraKencana http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1405838/india-pay-day-for-sapurakencana Malaysia's SapuraKencana Petroleum has, as expected, been awarded a $273 million contract by India's Oil and Natural Gas Corporation for the third phase of the Mumbai High South (MHS) re-development. russell.searancke@upstreamonline.com (Russell Searancke) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1405838/india-pay-day-for-sapurakencana Tue, 14 Jul 2015 05:00:39 +0000 live Galoc owners target new production http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1405824/galoc-owners-target-new-production The joint venture owners of the Galoc oilfield offshore the Philippines are eyeing up a new two-well satellite tie-back to their existing floating production, storage and offloading vessel. russell.searancke@upstreamonline.com (Russell Searancke) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1405824/galoc-owners-target-new-production Tue, 14 Jul 2015 03:52:37 +0000 live Saudi Arabia hits record oil production http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1405787/saudi-arabia-hits-record-oil-production Saudi Arabia has hit a record high in monthly oil production, according to data released Monday by Opec. caroline.evans@upstreamonline.com (Caroline Evans) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1405787/saudi-arabia-hits-record-oil-production Mon, 13 Jul 2015 20:34:26 +0000 live Ophir plans second FLNG unit for Block R http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1405763/ophir-plans-second-flng-unit-for-block-r Independent’s scheme involves another FLNG unit coming online during next decade Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1405763/ophir-plans-second-flng-unit-for-block-r Mon, 13 Jul 2015 12:23:40 +0000 live Question mark on Qatar rig collapse http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1405704/question-mark-on-qatar-rig-collapse Maersk Oil and rig contractor Gulf Drilling International (GDI) are remaining reticent on details surrounding the collapse of a jack-up liftboat on a field off Qatar earlier this week. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1405704/question-mark-on-qatar-rig-collapse Fri, 10 Jul 2015 13:34:59 +0000 live Petrobras FPSO reaches Rio yard http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1405660/petrobras-fpso-reaches-rio-yard The Cidade de Marica floating production, storage and offloading unit set to work for Petrobras in Brazil’s Santos pre-salt basin has finally docked at a yard in Rio de Janeiro state. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1405660/petrobras-fpso-reaches-rio-yard Fri, 10 Jul 2015 08:10:24 +0000 live Adco sorts bids for Bab expansion http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1405656/adco-sorts-bids-for-bab-expansion Abu Dhabi Company for Onshore Operations (Adco) has opened price bids from up to seven contractors for the nearly $3 billion Bab integrated facilities job aimed at expanding the large development’s production by nearly 10% to 450,000 barrels per day. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1405656/adco-sorts-bids-for-bab-expansion Fri, 10 Jul 2015 07:00:11 +0000 live Anadarko upends Heidelberg hull http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1405637/anadarko-upends-heidelberg-hull Anadarko has upended the hull of its Heidelberg spar in the US Gulf of Mexico, the latest step towards start-up on the second of its design one, built two production unit development concept. Kathrine.Schmidt@upstreamonline.com (Kathrine Schmidt) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1405637/anadarko-upends-heidelberg-hull Thu, 09 Jul 2015 17:26:44 +0000 live Chevron, OneSubsea in HPHT tie-up http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1405615/chevron-onesubsea-in-hpht-tie-up Chevron and OneSubsea are teaming up in a joint venture to develop subsea systems for high pressure, high temperature (HPHT) environments. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1405615/chevron-onesubsea-in-hpht-tie-up Thu, 09 Jul 2015 12:52:14 +0000 live Gina Krog jacket installed http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1405614/gina-krog-jacket-installed Statoil has installed the steel jacket for the platform to be deployed at its under-development Gina Krog field off Norway. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1405614/gina-krog-jacket-installed Thu, 09 Jul 2015 12:29:42 +0000 live Goliat faces further delay http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1405592/goliat-faces-further-delay Start-up of Eni’s heavily delayed Goliat project in the Barents Sea off Norway is set to be stalled further due to the amount of work required to commission the field’s cylindrical floating production unit. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1405592/goliat-faces-further-delay Thu, 09 Jul 2015 10:05:57 +0000 live Ophir awards Fortuna FEED contracts http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1405571/ophir-awards-fortuna-feed-contracts UK-listed Ophir Energy has awarded two upstream front-end engineering and design contracts for its Fortuna floating liquefied natural gas project off Equatorial Guinea. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1405571/ophir-awards-fortuna-feed-contracts Thu, 09 Jul 2015 06:47:20 +0000 live Four vie for Shell’s Malikai contract http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1405400/four-vie-for-shells-malikai-contract Four players are in the running for a contract to carry out development drilling on Shell’s deep-water Malikai field off Sabah, Malaysia. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1405400/four-vie-for-shells-malikai-contract Wed, 08 Jul 2015 07:35:32 +0000 live