The battle to win the contract to design and build a world-class FLNG unit to be used by Eni and its partners on a mega-gas project offshore Mozambique is coming to the boil.

An FPSO, export pipeline and floating liquefaction solution is on the drawing board for an ultradeepwater gas discovery in the South China Sea operated by CNOOC.

Total has delayed indefinitely its conceptual plans to develop the estimated 100 MMbbl oil rim of its deepwater Laggan-Tormore field west of Shetland.

Conceptual plans for a new deepwater floating production hub in the emerging Paleogene trend of the GoM have been revealed by Chevron.

The large but long-stalled $12 billion West Nile Delta subsea project in Egypt’s Mediterranean deep waters is to be fully revived.

Plans for a newbuild semisubmersible production facility off North Western Australia look to be back on the development path.

Samsung Heavy Industries and Hyundai Heavy Industries are in the final showdown for the multibillion dollar prize of engineering and building the giant FPSO vessel planned for one of Shell’s flagship deepwater West African fields.

Delek Drilling says the discovery in Block 12 – based on the latest data available from the Aphrodite-2 well in License Area 370 (Ishai) – is still under study for various development options.

Details of the bidding battle to win the full contract for one of the most prized offshore projects up for grabs next year are starting to emerge.

Teekay is due to sign a LoI with Petrobras to supply an FPSO for the operator’s ultradeepwater Libra Field offshore Brazil.

Shell's CEO Ben van Beurden says, "there is a lot more to do" in its North American deepwater sectors. 

ConocoPhillips is diving deep for new reserves.

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