Reuters said the main oil firms involved in South Sudan, which produced about 245 Mbbl/d until fighting flared at the end of 2013, are China National Petroleum Co., Malaysia's state-run oil and gas firm Petronas, and India's ONGC Videsh. 

Two sources told Reuters the estimated cost of the gas-oil separation plant expansion alone is about $1.7 billion. Front-end engineering typically takes as long as a year to complete from the day of the award of contracts.

The vessel will be performing well intervention services under a multiyear contract with Petrobras, according to a Business Wire news release.

Under the contract, KBR’s engineering offices in multiple locations worldwide may provide Chevron with engineering and procurement services across all phases of Chevron’s major capital projects program. This includes field development planning and conceptual engineering through FEED, detailed engineering and final design.

The agreement includes a three-year extension for utilization of BP’s Gulf of Mexico (GoM) Preservation and Maintenance facility in Louisiana, and the vessel alliance includes a new supply vessel, according to a news release.

North Atlantic Drilling Ltd. (NADL) has secured 10-year contract awards from ConocoPhillips Skandinavia AS for the West Elara and West Linus jackups for work in the Greater Ekofisk Area in the Norwegian North Sea, a news release stated.

Sandvik Materials Technology, a developer and producer of advanced stainless steels and other high-performance materials, has secured the contract to be the sole provider of stainless steel umbilical tubes for the Leviathan gas field, the company said in a news release.

The contract includes engineering, preparation, removal and disposal of four platforms with a total tonnage of about 36,000 tonnes, AF Gruppen said in a news release.

Statoil has awarded Wood Group a FEED contract for the Snorre Expansion Project’s subsea flowline system, Wood Group said in a news release.

They said the new deal would allow them to expand their partnership on new upstream projects as well as settle amicably earlier disputes between the two companies.

The contract covers onshore, offshore, subsea, drilling, greenfield and brownfield upstream engineering services in Alaska, Angola, Azerbaijan, Egypt, Gulf of Mexico, Indonesia, Oman, Trinidad and the United Kingdom.

The scope is for a range of fixed facilities from small wellhead platforms to complete oil and gas field centers. The contract covers work in all project phases and includes early-phase studies, FEED, detail engineering and follow-on engineering, the release said.

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