Offshore

Gas production has begun from Jack/St. Malo project in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, a major step in Statoil’s plan to have more than a fourfold increase in offshore production from the U.S. Gulf of Mexico by 2020.

Installation of Gulfstar One is complete - 21,500 tons of proof that American engineering and construction are alive and well. Gulfstar’s standard design approach allows customers to reduce cycle time from discovery to first oil. From sanctioning a project to completion, Gulfstar can be delivered in 30 months.

Construction of ExxonMobil’s PNG LNG Project in Papua New Guinea began in 2010 and delivered its first cargo of LNG in May 2014, ahead of schedule.

The project took over 200 million work hours to complete and employed 21,000 people at its peak.

There are 700 km of pipelines connecting the LNG facilities, which include a gas conditioning plant in Hides and liquefaction and storage facilities near Port Moresby with a capacity of 6.9 million tons per year.

Technip was awarded a subsea contract by Chevron Indonesia for the Bangka Development, located in Rapak PSC area, 70 km off the province of East Kalimantan. The contract covers engineering, procurement, construction, installation, commissioning and pre-commissioning of flexibles, umbilical, and subsea structures.

Honeywell Process Solutions is upgrading the process control and alarm management systems at the Molikpaq platform on the Sakhalin Shelf.

A subsidiary of McDermott International, Inc. is the first to install rigid reel-lay pipe-in-pipe in Asia-Pacific for the Siakap North-Petai (SNP) development project offshore Malaysia. Located in more than 3,900 feet of water, the SNP development is one of the industry’s most challenging deepwater projects.

UPI reported strong bipartisan majorities of registered North Carolina voters support increased production of U.S. oil and natural gas, citing a poll by the North Carolina Petroleum Council.

T.D. Williamson (TDW) has completed a pipeline pressure isolation operation in the southern part of the Norwegian North Sea on behalf of a major operator.

McDermott International, Inc. installed the P-61 Tension Leg Wellhead Platform (TLWP) off Brazil for the PPT BV joint venture, consisting of Petrobras and Chevron.

Drilling and deal activity on the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS) will remain at a steady low for at least the next year, suggests a new report from business advisory firm Deloitte. Poor weather and high costs have affected the amount of exploration and appraisal (E&A) work conducted in the region during the first quarter.

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