Central Area Transmission System’s riser platform is next to Everest platform, Block 22/10. Pipeline connects riser platform to Seal Sands, Teesside, gas terminal. CATS transports 8% of UK’s gas demand.

A Chevron Corp. unit will start on May 9 to shut oil fields Saudi Arabia is developing jointly with Kuwait after parties failed to resolve differences to keep the project running.

The aim is to start production from the field via the geostationary FPSO unit in late summer this year, Dalan added. Currently, two wells are being drilled; five wells have already been drilled and completed.

Downhole tool manufacturer Peak Well Systems’ new gas pressure testing facility in Aberdeen can conduct in-house ISO14310 validation testing of Peak products, up to the highest V0-Grade (zero gas leak). 

Halliburton Co. will separately sell its fixed cutter and roller cone drillbits, directional drilling and LWD/measurement while drilling businesses. It is currently working to acquire Baker Hughes Inc.

The contracts total $4.8 million, the company added. Engineering and fabrication of subsea isolation valve systems, and supplying the patented NHU umbilical, will be completed over the next year.  

SEA’s subsidiary J+S will provide the units, power, communication and hydraulics infrastructure for Apache’s Ness Nevis project. Apache North Sea is upgrading subsea controls architecture in nearby Beryl Field area.

The ROVs will work in the Moho Nord field offshore the Republic of Congo. There are four, and they were designed with a BOP skid that meets Total’s requirements.

McDermott will handle subsea equipment for Chevron USA Inc.’s brownfield development of the Jack and St. Malo fields in the Walker Ridge area of the U.S. GoM.

The Switzerland-based company said it will scrap 18 floaters in all, and might identify other rigs to be scrapped as it evaluates its fleet’s long-term competitiveness. 

Activity slowdown from falling commodity prices is hitting both component manufacturers and well stimulation equipment fabricators. Both sectors cite a steep drop in new orders. Most new orders are only to replace retiring equipment.

Northern Offshore Ltd. has negotiated a nine-month delay in the deliveries of its high specification jackups, Energy Engager and Energy Encounter, from a shipyard in China, the company said in a news release.

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