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Saudi Arabia to increase natural gas production capacity

Saudi Aramco to evaluate Fadhili gas plant FEED bids The national oil company Saudi Aramco is currently evaluating the tenders submitted by the qualified engineering companies in competition to provide the Fadhili Gas Processing Plant project with the front end engineering and design (FEED) work. This project is part of Saudi Arabia program to develop …

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Occidental and Qatar Petroleum prepare Idd el-Shargi North Dome Phase-5

Oxy and QP to call for tender ISND expansion contracts The US international oil company (IOC) Occidental Petroleum Corporation (Oxy) and the national oil company (NOC) Qatar Petroleum (QP) have approved the Field Development Plan (FDP) for the Idd el-Shargi North Dome expansion (ISND Phase-5) offshore the Qatar peninsula. Since 1994, Oxy is cooperating with QP to …

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ExxonMobil, Chevron, Suncor, Statoil and Nalcor go for Canada Hebron

ExxonMobil and partners to invest $14 billion by 2017 ExxonMobil, Chevron, Suncor Energy (Suncor), Statoil and Nalcor Energy Oil and Gas (Nalcor) made the final investment decision (FID) to develop the Hebron offshore oil field project in Canada. The Hebron oil field is located offshore the Newfoundland and Labrador on Canada East Coast, in the …

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Adma-Opco moves ahead on Umm al Lulu and Satah al Razboot (Sarb)

Adma-Opco evaluates bids for Umm al Lulu EPC-1, Umm al Lulu EPC-2, Sarb EPC-3 and Sarb EPC-4 Abu Dhabi Marine Operating Company (Adma-Opco), a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) is working on commercial bid for the development of the Umm al Lulu and Satah al Rasboot (Sarb) offshore oil and gas fields. In Abu Dhabi, Adma-Opco is the national …

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Tie-Back

Definition Tie-back in the offshore oil and gas upstream activities refer to the connection of additional risers to the floating vessel or platform. Comments Originally the offshore oil and gas industry used to focus on large fields that could be explored and produced in drilling strait below the floating vessel or the platform. But the high …

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Ma’aden rethinks its strategy for the $6 billion Phosphates city project

Ma’aden awards FEED and reconsiders PMC contracts Although the PMC contract for the Ma’aden Phosphate city project was intended to be awarded together with the FEED contract to Jacobs, Ma’aden has decided finaly to separate both contracts. Ma’aden Phosphate Company (MPC) is a joint venture with SABIC in which the Saudi Arabian Mining Company (Ma’aden) owns 70% and SABIC 30%. The Al Khabra Project, …

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Topsides

Definition The Topsides are the surface installations allowing the drilling and/or production and/or processing of offshore hydrocarbons. Comments Normally used as a plural the Topsides comes from the ship building industry to designate all the portion of the ship coming on the top of the hull or above the waterline. Then it applies on the …

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Aker and CB&I design $5.6 billion Spar for Statoil Aasta Hansteen

Statoil, ExxonMobil and ConocoPhillips rename Luva project into Aasta Hansteen During the concept selection Statoil estimated the development capital expenditure in the Aasta Hansteen field  (formerly named Luva) at some $5.6 billion (NOK 34 billion). With a total hull weight of 45,000 ton, a length of 193 meters and a draught of 170 meters, the Aasta …

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