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Husky and Suncor completed Canada White Rose Platform design

Husky adopts concrete gravity platform for WREP The Calgary-based Husky Oil Operations Limited (Husky) and its partners, Suncor Energy Inc. (Suncor), also from Calgary, and Nalcor Energy (Nalcor) from Newfoundland and Labrador, completed the design for the White Rose Expansion Project (WREP) offshore the Newfoundland and Labrador Province on the Canada east Coast. Close to …

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Petrobras to test Libra Pre-Salt field offshore Brazil with first FPSO

Petrobras Shell and Total qualify Libra FPSO bidders The national oil company (NOC) Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras) and its partners, the majors Royal Dutch Shell (Shell), from The Netherlands, Total from France, and the Chinese champions China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC or PetroChina) and China National Oil Offshore Corporation (CNOOC) are qualifying the engineering companies and …

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Sete Brasil confident to deliver its 29 pre-salt oil-rigs program ontime

Sete Brasil secured financing for nine first drilling ships Sete Brasil Participacoes SA (Sete Brasil) secured $3.7 billion loan to finance the first series of nine drilling rigs out of its $20 billion capital expenditure program for the construction of 29 rigs required by Petroleo Brasileiro (Petrobras) to develop the pre-salt crude oil in the …

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JX Nippon and Petronas to develop Malaysia Layang offshore Sarawak

Nippon to run fast track for Layang FPSO conversion The Japanese-owned joint venture JX Nippon Oil & Gas Exploration Ltd (JX Nippon) and its local partner Petronas Carigali (Petronas) are now running on the fast track to develop the Layang gas field, offshore Sarawak in Malaysia, with a converted floating storage production and offloading (FPSO) …

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Chevron evaluates new-build against converted FPSO for Angola Lucapa

KBR to complete FEED on Lucapa new-build FPSO On first quarter 2012, the international oil company Chevron through its local subsidiary Cabinda Gulf Oil Company (Cabinda) and its partners, the national oil company Sonangol, Eni from Italy, Total from France, and Galp from Portugal,  had awarded the front end engineering and design (FEED) contract to …

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Statoil Total and Det norske award Dagny Topsides in Norway

Daewoo and Aker Solutions to share Topsides contract Statoil and its partners Total and Det norske selected a combination of Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) from South Korea with the local engineering company Aker Solutions to design and build the topsides of the Dagny offshore platform project in Norway. Discovered in 1974 within the …

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Statoil goes for execution with Aasta Hansteen offshore project

Hyundai Heavy Industries books $1.1 billion Topsides  Statoil and its partners, OMV from Austria and ConocoPhillips from USA made the final investment decision (FID) and awarded the topsides, the most critical package, of the Aasta Hansteen project to Hyundai Heavy Industries. Previously named Luva, the Aasta Hansteen is located 300 kilometers offshore Norway by 1,300 …

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State Oil Company of the Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR) in brief

Producing oil and gas for the world Established in 1992 from the Azerineft State Concern and Azerneftkimya Production Association, the State Oil Company of the Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR) received the mandate as national oil company to :  – Improve the management structure of the oil and gas industry  – Develop the energy industry In this …

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Petrobras, Sete and Keppel select electrical solution for new drilling rigs

GE to power pre-salt semisubmersible drilling vessels The Brazilian national oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras), Sete Brazil Participaçoes SA (Sete) and its contractor Keppel Fels do Brazil SA (Keppel) have selected GE’s Power Conversion electrical solutions to power and propel the first series of six semisubmersible drilling rigs. Petrobras is the operator imposing the key requirements …

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