Offshore

Coronavirus Choppers Evacuate Offshore Workers

Offshore aviation company Bristow Group said it has deployed specially-equipped helicopters from its Search and Rescue (SAR) fleet to transport offshore workers with suspected cases of the novel coronavirus in the North Sea and Americas regions.

Trafigura, Phillips 66 Form JV for Deepwater Texas Oil Port

Global commodities trader Trafigura said on Friday it had formed a joint venture with U.S. refiner Phillips 66 to build a major deepwater port in Texas capable of handling supertankers, ditching its own competing project.

Shell Considering Mars Pipeline Expansion

Shell Midstream Partners LP expects to take final investment decisions on expanding its Mars crude oil pipeline system in the Gulf of Mexico in the first half of the year, Chief Executive Kevin Nichols said on Thursday.

BP halts Output at North Sea ETAP Platform

BP halted production at its ETAP platform, which connects seven oil and gas fields in the British North Sea with the Forties Pipeline System and the CATS gas terminal, after a problem with its power generation system.

Emerging Offshore Pipeline Market in Southern Africa

The increasing exploration for and discovery of oil and gas reserves offshore Africa has raised prospects of growth of the continent’s offshore pipelines market.

Sentinel Midstream, Freepoint Commodities Partner on Deepwater Oil Facility

Sentinel Midstream has announced its partnership with Freepoint Commodities (Freepoint) to construct and operate the Texas GulfLink deepwater crude oil export facility.

Energy Web Atlas Launches EWA Techlink to Enhance Data Offering

Gulf Energy Information, a leading provider of market intelligence and technical information for the international energy industry, today announced the availability of EWA TechLink, a new spatial research tool pairing comprehensive technical content with detailed project data.

Enbridge May Re-file Application for U.S. Deepwater Oil Terminal

Enbridge Inc will consider re-filing its application for federal permits to build a crude export terminal off Freeport, Texas, if market demand picks up, a company spokesman said on Friday.

Israel Gets First Gas from Leviathan; Exports to Follow

Israel's $3.6 billion offshore Leviathan field started production on Tuesday, transporting gas via a subsea pipeline connected to Israel's transmission system and on to consumers throughout the country.

Unmanned Underwater Vehicles Have Role in Pipeline Security

Dramatic developments in the technological development and commercial application of UUVs indicates they have become much more viable within the oil and gas industry since a 2007 PHMSA report said otherwise.

Manipulation of Multi-Phase Flow in Offshore Pipelines

In recent years, offshore oil and gas production is facing an increasing challenge related to the multi-phase flow in the transportation pipelines; the pipelines transporting fluids from the reservoirs to the separation platforms.

Allseas Installs Real-Time Pipelogger for Major Subsea Pipeline Project

Allseas installed WFS Technologies’ new Seatooth Pipelogger for the real-time measurement of process temperature on a subsea pipeline system. The pipeline system is designed to have a total gas throughput capacity of 31.5 Bcm per year.

Woodside Targets FIDs on Browse, Scarborough Gas Projects

Australia's Woodside Petroleum has pushed out the final approval date for its mammoth Browse gas project but slightly brought forward plans to sign off on its smaller Scarborough project. Combined, the projects would require construction of 826 miles of subsea pipeline

Norway Gas Production to Decline in 2020 with Maintenance

Maintenance at Norway's natural gas fields and processing plants is scheduled to cut production capacity by some 5.35 Bcm in 2020, less than in 2019, according to a Reuters calculation based on data from system operator Gassco.

Subsea 7 Awarded Shell Offshore Infrastructure Contract Near Aberdeen, UK

Subsea 7 has announced the award of a sizeable contract by Shell for the Pierce depressurization project, located approximately 160 miles offshore, east of Aberdeen.

Mid-East Group, Russia Split on Caspian Resources, Pipeline

Five countries bordering the energy-rich Caspian Sea met Monday at an economic forum hosted by Turkmenistan in a bid to agree on how to divide the region's oil wealth.

Infrastructure-Led Exploration Reducing Offshore Pipeline Demand

Shell's announced plan to develop the PowerNap deepwater project in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico reflects a broader trend toward "infrastructure-led exploration" that weakens demand for the construction of new subsea export pipelines.

Boskalis to Manage Seabed, Shore Crossing for Scarborough Pipeline

Papendrecht, Netherlands-based Royal Boskalis Westminster said it has been awarded a contract valued at $162 million (145 million euros) for seabed intervention and shore-crossing activities for the proposed Scarborough export gas pipeline in northwestern Australia.

Williams Begins Service on Deepwater Gulf Gathering Pipeline System

Williams announced today that it has acquired and placed into service the 16-inch Norphlet deepwater gathering pipeline system constructed by Shell, operator, and CNOOC Petroleum Offshore extending 54 miles from the Shell-operated Appomattox Floating Production System in 7,400-feet of water to the Transco Main Pass 261A junction platform, located approximately 60 miles south of Mobile, Alabama.

TechnipFMC Awarded Significant Integrated EPCI Contract in North Sea

TechnipFMC has been awarded a significant integrated Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Installation (EPCI) contract from Neptune Energy for the Seagull project, located in the Central North Sea.

Israel's Delek: Pipeline Gas Exports to Egypt by Year End

Israel’s Delek Drilling said it has completed testing of a subsea natural gas pipeline to Egypt, but it did not begin commercial sales by the end of June as it had initially hoped.

TechnipFMC Awarded Subsea Contracts for Reliance MJ1 Field in India

TechnipFMC said it has been awarded significant subsea contracts by Reliance Industries for the MJ1 field offshore India. The contracts cover fabrication and installation of flexible risers, rigid and flexible flowlines and umbilicals.

Syria: Sabotage Damaged Subsea Oil Pipelines

Five underwater pipelines have been damaged and put out of order after a sabotage attack off the coastal town of Banias, Syria's oil ministry.

Phillips 66 Plans Crude Export Terminal, New Pipelines Offshore Texas

Phillips 66 confirmed plans for a deepwater crude export terminal off the Texas Gulf Coast to transport production from the Permian and Bakken basins to international markets via its recently announced Red Oak and Liberty pipelines.

Talks Fall Through Over Shearwater Oil Field

BP is again seeking buyers for its stake in the Shearwater oilfield in the British North Sea after talks with Royal Dutch Shell fell through, industry and banking sources said.

Sentinel Midstream Submits License Application for Deepwater Crude Oil Export Facility

Sentinel Midstream, LLC, through its subsidiary Texas GulfLink, LLC, today announced that on May 30, it submitted a license application with the U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD) to construct and operate a deepwater crude oil export facility.

UK Oil and Gas Authority Releases Data on Over 3,000 Pipelines

The United Kingdom Oil and Gas National Data Repository (NDR) has been launched with more than 130 terabytes of data covering thousands of pipelines, offshore wellbores, and seismic surveys going back more than 50 years.  The repository comes from the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA), which hopes the re..

Occidental Petroleum Submits $57 Billion Bid for Anadarko, Topping Offer From Chevron

Oil and gas producer Occidental Petroleum Corp on Wednesday made a $57 billion bid for Anadarko Petroleum Corp, topping Chevron Corp's $50 billion offer and setting up the first hostile takeover battle for a major oil company in years.

Operational Intelligence Needed in Preparing for Oil and Gas Upswing

In the oil and gas industry, pressure can ramp up twofold during peak times and companies must figure out how to maximize extraction to optimize return.

Growing Offshore Activity Creates Infrastructure Demand

Growing offshore exploration and production activity at locations around the globe is creating stronger demand for construction of pipelines and subsea infrastructure.

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