Golar LNG said on March 12 it had started production at its floating LNG (FLNG) platform in Cameroon, the world's second working example of the nascent technology and a milestone likely to boost its Fortuna project in Equatorial Guinea.

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The decision would allow output from the Pemex and BHP Billiton project to be offloaded to tankers, instead of transporting it via pipelines to the U.S. An FPSO could be more expensive but offers greater flexibility in export destinations.

Royal Dutch Shell’s final investment decision (FID) on the redevelopment of the Penguins Field in the U.K. North Sea authorizes the construction of an FPSO unit, the company’s first in the northern North Sea in almost 30 years.

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.

The TechnipFMC and JGC Corp. joint venture has selected Baker Hughes, a GE company, to provide rotating equipment for the power and gas refrigeration process of the Coral South floating LNG (FLNG) facility offshore Mozambique.

The last massive component of Australia’s $180 billion LNG construction boom arrived on Aug. 14, stepping up a race between Anglo-Dutch giant Shell and Japan’s Inpex to start chilling gas for export in 2018.

With the necessity of the development of ultradeepwater projects located in the presalt layer, many FPSO unit building companies eye Brazil as a good opportunity to ensure new contracts.

Partners in the Tullow-operated Jubilee Field offshore Ghana are moving forward with work associated with the field’s Kwame Nkrumah FPSO unit.

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.

ITC Global has turned its attention to offshore Brazil following the installation of communications services to four FPSO vessels off the coast of West Africa.

Stavanger, Norway-based Ocean Installer has landed a subsea umbilicals, risers and flowlines project in the Al Jurf oil field offshore Libya, the company said on June 20.