www.upstreamonline.com http://www.upstreamonline.com/ www.upstreamonline.com 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 Global wins Woodside contract http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1405399/global-wins-woodside-contract Norway's Global Maritime has been awarded a mooring contract by Australian operator Woodside Petroleum. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1405399/global-wins-woodside-contract Wed, 08 Jul 2015 06:52:12 +0000 live Stone makes progress on Pompano tie-backs http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1405380/stone-makes-progress-on-pompano-tie-backs US independent Stone Energy reported solid progress in the development of two deep-water fields in the Gulf of Mexico that will tie back to the company's Pompano platform. Luke.Johnson@upstreamonline.com (Luke Johnson) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1405380/stone-makes-progress-on-pompano-tie-backs Tue, 07 Jul 2015 18:22:57 +0000 live McDermott confirms Aramco LTA award http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1405363/mcdermott-confirms-aramco-lta-award McDermott International has confirmed that it was one of a number of contractors to win the lucrative long-term agreements (LTA) awards from Saudi Aramco. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1405363/mcdermott-confirms-aramco-lta-award Tue, 07 Jul 2015 13:26:20 +0000 live Gudrun helideck 'could be scrapped' http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1405360/gudrun-helideck-could-be-scrapped Statoil is looking at possible replacement of the entire helicopter deck of its Gudrun platform off Norway after cracks were discovered in its sub-structure less than a year after start-up of the facility. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1405360/gudrun-helideck-could-be-scrapped Tue, 07 Jul 2015 13:09:45 +0000 live Rig collapses off Qatar http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1405328/rig-collapses-off-qatar A newbuild rig has keeled over into the water after one of its jack-up legs collapsed while working on the Maersk Oil-operated Al Shaheen field off Qatar. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1405328/rig-collapses-off-qatar Tue, 07 Jul 2015 09:52:48 +0000 live Wintershall work for DNV GL http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1405325/wintershall-work-for-dnv-gl DNV GL has secured a frame agreement with Wintershall to carry out global inspection services for the German operator’s projects, starting with the under-development Maria field off Norway. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1405325/wintershall-work-for-dnv-gl Tue, 07 Jul 2015 09:19:40 +0000 live Duo battle for Repsol’s Ca Rong Do TLP prize http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1405320/duo-battle-for-repsols-ca-rong-do-tlp-prize Spain’s Repsol is putting two major contractors through their paces during talks to provide a tension-leg wellhead platform for the Ca Rong Do (Red Emperor) oil and gas development off Vietnam. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1405320/duo-battle-for-repsols-ca-rong-do-tlp-prize Tue, 07 Jul 2015 08:15:27 +0000 live Woodside dishes out Browse subsea FEED http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1405307/woodside-dishes-out-browse-subsea-feed Cameron and Schlumberger joint venture company OneSubsea has been awarded a front-end engineering and design contract on Woodside Petroleum's proposed Browse floating liquefied natural gas development, off Western Australia. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1405307/woodside-dishes-out-browse-subsea-feed Tue, 07 Jul 2015 01:17:06 +0000 live Pilenko: Slow contract flow likely to drag on http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1405293/pilenko-slow-contract-flow-likely-to-drag-on The slow flow of new contract awards will likely last longer than many in the industry are expecting, according to Technip chief executive Thierry Pilenko. Luke.Johnson@upstreamonline.com (Luke Johnson) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1405293/pilenko-slow-contract-flow-likely-to-drag-on Mon, 06 Jul 2015 20:59:06 +0000 live ISS nets Rashid C work http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1405271/iss-nets-rashid-c-work UK-based Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) has signed a contract with Technip to provide marine agency services and offshore logistics on Dubai Petroleum Establishment's Rashid C project in the Persian Gulf. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1405271/iss-nets-rashid-c-work Mon, 06 Jul 2015 13:17:59 +0000 live Heerema scoops Oranje-Nassau platform job http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1405265/heerema-scoops-oranje-nassau-platform-job Dutch contractor Heerema Fabrication Group has bagged a contract to build the topsides and jacket for an unmanned North Sea gas platform from compatriot Oranje-Nassau Energie. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1405265/heerema-scoops-oranje-nassau-platform-job Mon, 06 Jul 2015 13:04:55 +0000 live Talisman calls time on Yme http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1405268/talisman-calls-time-on-yme Talisman Energy has ditched the idea of a revamped development of the Yme field off Norway and now plans to fully decommission all infrastructure at the field after removal of its ill-fated platform later this year. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1405268/talisman-calls-time-on-yme Mon, 06 Jul 2015 12:50:52 +0000 live Drydocks World finishes Prelude Turret http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1405256/drydocks-world-finishes-prelude-turret United Arab Emirates yard Drydocks World has completed the massive turret for Shell’s Prelude floating liquefied natural gas project off Western Australia. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1405256/drydocks-world-finishes-prelude-turret Mon, 06 Jul 2015 12:00:06 +0000 live Nexen takes Buzzard back to drawing board http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1405227/nexen-takes-buzzard-back-to-drawing-board Chinese-owned operator Nexen Petroleum has gone back to the drawing board to re-think phase two of its prolific Buzzard development off the UK. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1405227/nexen-takes-buzzard-back-to-drawing-board Mon, 06 Jul 2015 09:03:52 +0000 live Baker Hughes well pleased on Sverdrup http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1405213/baker-hughes-well-pleased-on-sverdrup Baker Hughes has secured a Nkr1.5 billion ($186.7 million) award from Statoil to provide integrated drilling and well services for the under-development Johan Sverdrup field off Norway. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1405213/baker-hughes-well-pleased-on-sverdrup Mon, 06 Jul 2015 07:05:33 +0000 live FPSO arrives at Iracema Norte http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1405208/fpso-arrives-at-iracema-norte The Cidade de Itaguai floating production, storage and offloading vessel has arrived at the Lula field in Brazil's offshore Santos basin. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1405208/fpso-arrives-at-iracema-norte Mon, 06 Jul 2015 03:30:16 +0000 live Shell dishes out Appomattox deals http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1405152/shell-dishes-out-appomattox-deals Shell is awarding contracts to US and South Korean players to provide a large semi-submersible production platorm for the Appomattox field development in the Gulf of Mexico it sanctioned this week. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1405152/shell-dishes-out-appomattox-deals Fri, 03 Jul 2015 14:04:06 +0000 live QGI 'rescues Petrobras topsides deal' http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1405132/qgi-rescues-petrobras-topsides-deal Brazilian yard QGI has salvaged a previously-awarded deal for the supply and integration of topsides modules for a pair of floating production storage and offloading units for state giant Petrobras, according to a report. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1405132/qgi-rescues-petrobras-topsides-deal Fri, 03 Jul 2015 11:32:11 +0000 live Sasol drives on in Mozambique http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1405106/sasol-drives-on-in-mozambique South Africa’s Sasol Petroleum has launched the tender process for an engineering, procurement and construction management contract related to its PSA Expansion project onshore Mozambique. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1405106/sasol-drives-on-in-mozambique Fri, 03 Jul 2015 07:34:48 +0000 live Technip, Samsung confirm Browse award http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1405104/technip-samsung-confirm-browse-award Technip and Samsung have been confirmed as the winners of the front-end engineering and design contract for Woodside's Browse floating liquefied natural gas project off Western Australia, and will also build the FLNG vessels if the project goes ahead. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1405104/technip-samsung-confirm-browse-award Fri, 03 Jul 2015 06:19:17 +0000 live Origin hits TD in Yolla well http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1405101/origin-hits-td-in-yolla-well Australian operator Origin Energy has reached total depth in the second development well at its BassGas project off the sout-east coast of Australia. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1405101/origin-hits-td-in-yolla-well Fri, 03 Jul 2015 03:07:26 +0000 live Gulf Island wins Trinidad jacket prize http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1405057/gulf-island-wins-trinidad-jacket-prize US contractor Gulf Island Fabrication has clinched a contract to provide key equipment for a project off Trinidad & Tobago but has remained mum on details of the deal. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1405057/gulf-island-wins-trinidad-jacket-prize Thu, 02 Jul 2015 14:58:59 +0000 live Total's Elk-Antelope plan confirmed http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1405032/totals-elk-antelope-plan-confirmed InterOil and its partners are behind Total's selected development concept for the French operator's Elk-Antelope liquefied natural gas project in Papua New Guinea. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1405032/totals-elk-antelope-plan-confirmed Thu, 02 Jul 2015 11:28:16 +0000 live Johan Sverdrup spoils divvied up http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1405002/johan-sverdrup-spoils-divvied-up Two partners in the Johan Sverdrup field development have seen their ownership stakes reduced while another two have increased their share as authorities decided on the apportioning of interests in the giant field off Norway. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1405002/johan-sverdrup-spoils-divvied-up Thu, 02 Jul 2015 07:38:25 +0000 live Wood Group wins Origin contract http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1404993/wood-group-wins-origin-contract Wood Group Kenny has won a detailed design contract linked to the onshore pipelines for Origin Energy's Halladale, Black Watch and Speculant (HBWS) gas project in south-east Australia. russell.searancke@upstreamonline.com (Russell Searancke) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1404993/wood-group-wins-origin-contract Thu, 02 Jul 2015 02:27:48 +0000 live OMV completes Maari redevelopment http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1404992/omv-completes-maari-redevelopment Austria’s OMV has completed its redevelopment project at the Maari oilfield, off the coast of New Zealand, which is expected to nearly double production. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1404992/omv-completes-maari-redevelopment Thu, 02 Jul 2015 02:24:18 +0000 live KMG ‘to sell half of Kashagan stake’ http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1404843/kmg-to-sell-half-of-kashagan-stake Kazakhstan’s KazMunaiGas (KMG) is selling one half of its stake in the giant Kashagan project in the Caspian Sea to the state sovereign wealth fund as it looks to pay down debt, according to a report. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1404843/kmg-to-sell-half-of-kashagan-stake Wed, 01 Jul 2015 15:20:42 +0000 live Shell pulls Appomattox trigger http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1404827/shell-pulls-appomattox-trigger Shell has pushed the button on the Appomattox development in the US Gulf of Mexico after taking a final investment decision (FID). Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1404827/shell-pulls-appomattox-trigger Wed, 01 Jul 2015 12:12:49 +0000 live ExxonMobil moves on Ca Voi Xanh plan http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1404806/exxonmobil-moves-on-ca-voi-xanh-plan ExxonMobil is busy with early design work in its efforts to solidify a development plan for the Ca Voi Xanh deep-water gas resource off Vietnam’s central coast. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1404806/exxonmobil-moves-on-ca-voi-xanh-plan Wed, 01 Jul 2015 08:37:57 +0000 live Golar, Perenco agree commercial terms http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1404795/golar-perenco-agree-commercial-terms London-based Golar LNG has agreed material commercial terms with Anglo-French company Perenco for a floating liquefied natural gas export project in Cameroon. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1404795/golar-perenco-agree-commercial-terms Wed, 01 Jul 2015 04:50:44 +0000 live Browse FLNG enters FEED phase http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1404790/browse-flng-enters-feed-phase Operator Woodside Petroleum has entered the front-end engineering and design phase for its Browse floating liquefied natural gas project off Western Australia. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1404790/browse-flng-enters-feed-phase Wed, 01 Jul 2015 00:30:47 +0000 live Maersk Oil awaits approval for Culzean http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1404745/maersk-oil-awaits-approval-for-culzean Denmark’s Maersk Oil has approved internally its $5 billion ultra-high-pressure high-temperature Culzean project off the UK, taking the technically challenging scheme a step closer to formal sanction. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1404745/maersk-oil-awaits-approval-for-culzean Tue, 30 Jun 2015 15:10:34 +0000 live Israel airs Leviathan outline deal http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1404731/israel-airs-leviathan-outline-deal Noble Energy and Delek Group will now await the outcome of a public consultation after Israel’s government submitted an outline gas agreement that, as expected, will let the pair retain control of the Leviathan gas field. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1404731/israel-airs-leviathan-outline-deal Tue, 30 Jun 2015 13:47:13 +0000 live Statoil submits new Gullfaks area plan http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1404730/statoil-submits-new-gullfaks-area-plan Statoil on Tuesday submitted, as expected, an amended development plan for the Gullfaks area off Norway. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1404730/statoil-submits-new-gullfaks-area-plan Tue, 30 Jun 2015 11:17:35 +0000 live Samsung lands $888m Sverdrup deals http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1404692/samsung-lands-usd-888m-sverdrup-deals Samsung Heavy Industries has been confirmed as winner of a contract to build topsides for two platforms for Statoil's Johan Sverdrup field development off Norway. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1404692/samsung-lands-usd-888m-sverdrup-deals Tue, 30 Jun 2015 08:32:48 +0000 live Technip wins Libra topside gig http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1404661/technip-wins-libra-topside-gig French engineering company Technip has been awarded a contract by Singapore's Jurong Shipyard related to the floating production, storage and offloading vessel which will be stationed at Petrobras' Libra field off Brazil. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1404661/technip-wins-libra-topside-gig Tue, 30 Jun 2015 05:52:53 +0000 live Total selects Elk-Antelope plan http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1404658/total-selects-elk-antelope-plan Total has selected its preferred development concept for the Elk-Antelope liquefied natural gas project in Papua New Guinea including the crucial issue of where to locate the LNG plant. russell.searancke@upstreamonline.com (Russell Searancke) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1404658/total-selects-elk-antelope-plan Tue, 30 Jun 2015 04:23:00 +0000 live Statoil to tap Gullfaks finds http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1404582/statoil-to-tap-gullfaks-finds Statoil is moving ahead with exploitation of the Shetland and Lista discoveries near its Gullfaks field off Norway, with a development plan to be submitted to the authorities on Tuesday. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1404582/statoil-to-tap-gullfaks-finds Mon, 29 Jun 2015 12:35:33 +0000 live Build-up on Johan Sverdrup http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1404570/build-up-on-johan-sverdrup The starting gun has been fired on platform construction work for the giant Johan Sverdrup field development off Norway after first steel was cut for the jacket of the riser facility on Monday. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1404570/build-up-on-johan-sverdrup Mon, 29 Jun 2015 08:26:05 +0000 live Final sprint for Sverdrup topsides contracts http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1404384/final-sprint-for-sverdrup-topsides-contracts Three South Korean yard giants have been locked in battle over contracts to build two giant platform topsides for Statoil’s Johan Sverdrup development off Norway — and one of them has gained the upper hand on the eve of awards being made. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1404384/final-sprint-for-sverdrup-topsides-contracts Fri, 26 Jun 2015 08:46:37 +0000 live Noble, Delek to keep control of Leviathan http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1404451/noble-delek-to-keep-control-of-leviathan Israel's security cabinet has voted in favour of a plan to let a US-Israeli energy group keep control of most of the country's natural gas deposits, but also put some others up for sale. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1404451/noble-delek-to-keep-control-of-leviathan Fri, 26 Jun 2015 05:48:48 +0000 live Israel gas ruling 'imminent' http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1404381/israel-gas-ruling-imminent Israel’s Security Cabinet is expected to issue a ruling on Thursday that will allow US-Israeli partners Noble Energy and Delek Group to retain most of their natural gas assets off the country, while putting some up for sale, to resolve a problematic anti-trust issue. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1404381/israel-gas-ruling-imminent Thu, 25 Jun 2015 13:04:57 +0000 live Korean tipped for Sverdrup topsides duo http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1404328/korean-tipped-for-sverdrup-topsides-duo Three South Korean yard giants have been locked in battle over contracts to build two giant platform topsides for Statoil’s Johan Sverdrup development off Norway - and one of them has gained the upper hand on the eve of awards being made. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1404328/korean-tipped-for-sverdrup-topsides-duo Thu, 25 Jun 2015 08:28:40 +0000 live Minister faces Aasta Hansteen questions http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1404321/minister-faces-aasta-hansteen-questions An update on the status of Statoil’s troubled Aasta Hansteen field project has been demanded from Norway’s Petroleum & Energy Ministry amid mounting concerns over its marginal economics and reported platform fabrication issues. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1404321/minister-faces-aasta-hansteen-questions Thu, 25 Jun 2015 07:41:28 +0000 live Heidelberg spar hull sets sail http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1404152/heidelberg-spar-hull-sets-sail Anadarko's Heidelberg truss spar hull has set sail from Ingleside, Texas, ahead of installation in the Gulf of Mexico. Kathrine.Schmidt@upstreamonline.com (Kathrine Schmidt) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1404152/heidelberg-spar-hull-sets-sail Wed, 24 Jun 2015 16:51:26 +0000 live L&T nets ONGC field deal http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1404058/landt-nets-ongc-field-deal Indian engineering giant Larsen & Toubro (L&T) has been awarded a contract by Oil & Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) for one of the state-owned player's projects off India's west coast. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1404058/landt-nets-ongc-field-deal Wed, 24 Jun 2015 08:18:16 +0000 live Alfa Laval in $24m Sverdrup deal http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1404051/alfa-laval-in-usd-24m-sverdrup-deal Swedish equipment player Alfa Laval has picked up a contract worth almost $25 million to supply fire-water pumping systems to platforms at Statoil’s giant Johan Sverdrup field off Norway. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1404051/alfa-laval-in-usd-24m-sverdrup-deal Wed, 24 Jun 2015 07:29:34 +0000 live Browse retention lease renewals offered http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1404045/browse-retention-lease-renewals-offered Australia's Woodside Petroleum has been offered renewals on the retention leases covering its planned Browse liquefied natural gas development in Western Australia. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1404045/browse-retention-lease-renewals-offered Wed, 24 Jun 2015 04:37:15 +0000 live Nyhamna plant 'risks power drain' http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1403969/nyhamna-plant-risks-power-drain The expansion of the Nyhamna gas processing plant on Norway’s west coast to handle fresh output from the Aasta Hansteen field threatens to create a regional power shortage due to higher electricity consumption, according to an official document obtained by Upstream. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1403969/nyhamna-plant-risks-power-drain Tue, 23 Jun 2015 11:22:11 +0000 live Petrofac in further Laggan-Tormore loss http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1403915/petrofac-in-further-laggan-tormore-loss Petrofac is booking a further loss on the Total-operated Laggan-Tormore gas field development contract off the UK as costs stack up. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1403915/petrofac-in-further-laggan-tormore-loss Tue, 23 Jun 2015 07:29:19 +0000 live Browse agreements signed http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1403913/browse-agreements-signed Woodside Petroleum has signed agreements with the West Australian state government related to its planned Browse floating liquefied natural gas development, clearing the way for the extension of retention leases covering the project. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1403913/browse-agreements-signed Tue, 23 Jun 2015 07:19:41 +0000 live Shah Deniz 2 subsea deals 'awarded' http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1403809/shah-deniz-2-subsea-deals-awarded OneSubsea and FMC Kongsberg Subsea have won deals totalling $363 million to work on the Shah Deniz 2 gas field development in Azerbaijan’s Caspian Sea, according to a report. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1403809/shah-deniz-2-subsea-deals-awarded Mon, 22 Jun 2015 15:14:22 +0000 live Westcon in Martin Linge subsea gig http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1403790/westcon-in-martin-linge-subsea-gig Westcon has secured a contract with Subsea 7 to deliver subsea equipment for Total’s under-development Martin Linge field off Norway as the local rig modification yard diversifies into a new business area. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1403790/westcon-in-martin-linge-subsea-gig Mon, 22 Jun 2015 10:56:35 +0000 live Heerema delivers Gina Krog jacket http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1403779/heerema-delivers-gina-krog-jacket The steel jacket for Statoil’s Gina Krog platform to be installed off Norway has now departed Heerema Fabrication Group’s yard in the Netherlands. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1403779/heerema-delivers-gina-krog-jacket Mon, 22 Jun 2015 10:02:30 +0000 live Gazprom: 'Total has first dibs on Shtokman' http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1403736/gazprom-total-has-first-dibs-on-shtokman Gazprom would welcome French supermajor Total back into its costly Shtokman gas development in the Barents Sea, which the Russian gas monopoly has shelved. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1403736/gazprom-total-has-first-dibs-on-shtokman Fri, 19 Jun 2015 15:27:39 +0000 live Oseberg C extension for Statoil http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1403724/oseberg-c-extension-for-statoil Statoil has secured consent from Norway’s safety agency to extend the producing lifetime of its Oseberg C platform in the North Sea by another 16 years to 2031. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1403724/oseberg-c-extension-for-statoil Fri, 19 Jun 2015 13:31:13 +0000 live Johan Sverdrup plan approved http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1403683/johan-sverdrup-plan-approved Norway’s parliament has formally approved the development plan for the first phase of the Johan Sverdrup field – but the jury is still out on a disputed ownership pact for the giant project. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1403683/johan-sverdrup-plan-approved Fri, 19 Jun 2015 08:27:09 +0000 live Clear leader in Bonga South-West race http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1403678/clear-leader-in-bonga-south-west-race An Asian shipyard has moved into a clear lead in the race to supply Shell with a major floating production, storage and offloading vessel for its huge Bonga South-West project off Nigeria. Eoin.Ocinneide@upstreamonline.com (Eoin O'Cinneide) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1403678/clear-leader-in-bonga-south-west-race Fri, 19 Jun 2015 07:21:13 +0000 live PetroVietnam takes Chevron's Block B stake http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1403568/petrovietnam-takes-chevrons-block-b-stake State-run PetroVietnam has taken over Chevron's stake in the Block B - O Mon project and a pipeline in Vietnam. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1403568/petrovietnam-takes-chevrons-block-b-stake Thu, 18 Jun 2015 03:54:50 +0000 live Mnazi Bay well 'a gas booster' http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1403333/mnazi-bay-well-a-gas-booster Strong results from the latest development well drilled at the Mnazi Bay concession onshore Tanzania have boosted the production potential of the gas field that is due online later this year, according to partner Wentworth Resources. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1403333/mnazi-bay-well-a-gas-booster Wed, 17 Jun 2015 07:23:33 +0000 live Wintershall in L6-B launch http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1403252/wintershall-in-l6-b-launch Wintershall has launched gas production from a low-cost unmanned facility off the Netherlands that is the first of its kind for the German operator. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1403252/wintershall-in-l6-b-launch Tue, 16 Jun 2015 10:25:20 +0000 live First steel cut on PFLNG2 http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1403227/first-steel-cut-on-pflng2 First steel has been cut on Petronas' second floating liquefied natural gas vessel which is destined for the Rotan field off the coast Sabah, Malaysia. Josh.Lewis@upstreamonline.com (Josh Lewis) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1403227/first-steel-cut-on-pflng2 Tue, 16 Jun 2015 05:42:52 +0000 live Jotun extension for ExxonMobil http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1403163/jotun-extension-for-exxonmobil ExxonMobil has gained a new lease on life for a pair of facilities on the Jotun field off Norway that was due to halt production this year. Steve.Marshall@upstreamonline.com (Steve Marshall) http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/1403163/jotun-extension-for-exxonmobil Mon, 15 Jun 2015 12:36:40 +0000 live