Exclusives

Rockhopper Exploration, Sea Lion Field, Premier Oil, Falkland Islands oil and gas, North Falkland Basin, oil and gas FID

Developers of the field, located in the North Falkland Basin, hope to sanction the first phase of the project by year-end 2018 as costs fall.

subsea cables, subsea engineering news

Submarine cable market activity is set to grow and make the North Sea—and other regions—an even busier place in which to operate in years to come.

Espen Alegria Ulimoen, head of technical advisory, control and safety at ABB, gave Hart Energy insight into the company’s work in subsea automation and digitization.

subsea oil and gas, subsea technology, dual pipe separator, Seabed Separation

Norwegian subsea technology firms are pushing ahead with technologies to enable a new wave of seafloor field development.

FlatFish AUV, Shell Brazil

FlatFish is an AUV dedicated to the inspection of subsea structures and pipelines.

Floater Briefs

Floater Briefs For March 22

Floater Briefs For March 8

Floater Briefs For Jan. 25

Floater Briefs For Jan. 11

Bermuda-based Golar LNG has declared that the shipping market recovery has begun.

Floater News

The ship is scheduled for integration of its six topsides at Tarkwa Bay in Lagos, Nigeria. Failing to reach an agreement with the NPA would reduce Nigerian content in the project and erode confidence about its viability.

SBM Offshore has reached a milestone with its Fast4Ward program that aims to make deepwater projects more attractive with optimized design and standard specifications.

Delfin Midstream and Golar LNG Ltd. said they have signed an agreement to develop the Delfin LNG project off the coast of Cameron Parish, La., utilizing Golar’s floating LNG (FLNG) technology.

For the first time, the U.S. Department of Energy has granted approval for a floating gas terminal to export LNG to countries not in a free-trade agreement with the U.S.

Petronas marked an important milestone in the LNG industry in late March by shipping the first cargo from a floating liquefaction unit.

Policy

On the back of the U.K. government’s recent move to allow the transfer of tax history on assets sales, confidence is surging that the industry will experience growth in many areas, such as plugging and abandonment (P&A) work, thus spurring jobs growth and increased spending.

A small gas field on the edge of the British North Sea could become a litmus test for U.S. policy toward Iran.

Policy Briefs For July 27

Policy Briefs For July 13

A regulatory move by the U.S. Bureau of Safety and Environment Enforcement (BSEE) gives offshore drillers more time for development operations.

Project Briefs

Development Briefs For Nov. 18

Exploration Briefs For Nov. 4

Development Briefs For Nov. 4

The 205/21a-7Z horizontal sidetrack well on the Lancaster Field offshore the U.K. has achieved a sustainable flow rate using an electrical submersible pump, according to Hurricane.

Development Briefs For Oct. 21

Project Updates

Work on the next generation of all-electric subsea production systems is being advanced, albeit not swiftly, as there is a three-way competition amongst big hardware companies.

Statoil and its partners will make a decision before year-end 2016 to proceed with the expansion of the $3 billion to $3.3 billion Snorre Field in the Norwegian Sea.

Aker Solutions and MAN Diesel & Turbo have revealed plans to cut the size and weight of subsea compression systems by “at least 50%,” with the new generation system capable of bringing many medium- and small-sized gas fields into the realm of economic viability.

Finding new cost-saving, quicker subsea solutions for deepwater projects are part of the quest for most oil and gas companies.

India’s state-run ONGC Ltd. is preparing to launch an integrated development plan for gas fields in two adjacent shallow-water blocks—KG-OSN-2004/1 and GS-49-2—in the Bay of Bengal.

Technology

A fresh take on production systems introduces expanded capabilities and new applications.

When the issue of subsea wells is broached all too often the top-hole construction is a neglected area. But if Norwegian-based Neodrill get its way that will soon change.

The use of AI to monitor subsea operations is growing.

Subsea 2.0, TechnipFMC, subsea oil and gas, oil and gas technology

TechnipFMC is aiming to take subsea oil and gas production to the next level by reducing the weight and size of equipment on the seafloor while also simplifying configuration for flowlines and installation.

The subsea factory has long been the aim of E&P companies, and step by step it is becoming a reality. One of the key components is technology for the distribution, delivery and control of the subsea power system.