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Sunbird to develop South Africa largest offshore gas field

Sunbird mulls over FPSO for Ibhubesi Phase-1 The Australian company Sunbird Energy (Sunbird) and its local partner, the national oil company (NOC) PetroSA, are considering to use a floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel to develop the Ibhubesi gas field offshore the west coast of South Africa. Discovered in 1981 by Forest Oil Corporation …

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GDF-Suez and Santos to award Bonaparte FLNG FEED on Q1 2014

Australia Bonaparte FLNG to start operations in 2019 The French energy group GDF-Suez and its Australian partner Santos Ltd (Santos) are planning to award the front end engineering and design (FEED) contract on the first quarter 2014 for the development of the Bonaparte floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) to be moored offshore Western Australia. This …

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Chevron intends to stay in the lead in Thailand with Ubon project

Chevron and partners pre-qualify contractors for Ubon The US super major Chevron and its partners, the Thailand national oil company PTT Exploration and Production Public Company Ltd (PTTEP), Hess from USA and Mitsui Oil (Mitsui) are currently running the pre-qualification process to select the contractors to be invited to bid (ITB) for the construction of …

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Hess selects Modec for Stampede project in Gulf of Mexico

Stampede TLP to unitize Pony and Knotty discoveries Hess Corporation (Hess) and its partners, BHP Billiton (BHP) from Australia, Chevron from USA, China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) from China through its Canadian acquisition Nexens, and Statoil from Norway, have selected the Japanese engineering company Modec to provide the Stampede project with a tension leg …

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Shell and Petronas to invest $1 billion in 2013 in Iraq Majnoon oil field

Shell and Petronas to double Majnoon production The super major Shell and its partners, the national oil companies Petronas from Malaysia and South Oil Company (SOC) from Iraq, are planning to invest up to $1 billion capital expenditure to double the production at the Majnoon oil field in the south of Iraq. Shell and its partners …

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CNOOC, Total and Tullow move on Uganda Kingfisher project

Kingfisher to lead Lake Albert and refinery projects After resolving tax and refinery disagreements between Tullow Oil plc (Tullow) from UK, Total from France, the China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) from China and the Uganda Government, the Kingfisher project is ready to take off. The Kingfisher project is to develop the previously called Block-3A …

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Saudi Aramco to award Midyan Gas Compression Project

Mustang-Hejailan completed FEED on Midyan Project Since Mustang–Hejailan completed the front end engineering and design (FEED) contract for the development of the Midyan offshore gas field, Saudi Aramco evaluated the bids submitted for the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract of the Mustang onshore package of the project. Located 135 kilometers northwest of the Port of …

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Marathon deploys gas development program in Equatorial Guinea

Heerema won Alba third compression platform EPCI In April 2013, the Houston-based Marathon Oil Corporation (Marathon) and its partners, Noble Energy (Noble) and the Compania Nacional de Petroleos de Guinea Ecuatorial (GE Petrol) awarded the engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) contract to Heerema Fabrication Group (HFG) for the Alba PSC B3 gas compression platform. To …

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Chevron awards FPSO for $6 billion Rosebank project in UK North Sea

Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) wins Rosebank FPSO The super major Chevron from USA and its partners, Statoil from Norway, OMV  from Austria and Dong from Denmark, have awarded the Floating Production, Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel of the Rosebank project to the South Korean Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI). The Rosebank project is located 175 kilometers northwest of the …

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Tullow nears development decision on Namibia Kudu Gas-To-Power

After years delay Tullow wants Kudu money back After years of uncertainty and delays, the London-based Tullow Oil plc (Tullow) and its partners, Itochu Corporation (Itochu) from Japan and the National Petroleum Corporation of Namibia (Namcor), are decided to move the Kudu Gas-To-Power project ahead in Namibia. Located 130 kilometers offshore the Namibia coast, the …

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