Norway Gives the Go Ahead for Equinor’s Hywind Tampen Wind Farm
The Norwegian wind farm is expected to start up in 2022. The wind farm is also expected to create spinoff effects during the project’s life.
OGUK Survey Aims To Find Supply Chain Solutions
Results of the survey will provide support for the UK’s initiatives to help businesses affected by the industry downturn and the COVID-19 pandemic.
Further Cuts Announced Due to Low Oil Price, Supply/Demand Imbalance
ExxonMobil and Halliburton made additional cuts in spending and personnel.
2020 Offshore Technology Conference Has Been Canceled
Amid continued health and travel concerns, the OTC Board of Directors felt this decision was the most feasible and responsible.
UPDATE: Schlumberger Cuts Executive Salaries, Workforce
The company's North American business will accelerate a restructuring that includes job cuts and furloughs over the next couple of months.
After a Decade of Waiting, the Keystone XL Will Be Built
The $8-billion pipeline project has been held up for years, but amid a historic price crash, the Canadian government is stepping in with funding to support exports.
Equinor Leaves Petroleum Lobby Group Over Lack of Climate Position
The company’s departure from the Independent Petroleum Association of America is in line with its climate roadmap.
Aker Solutions Joins Ranks of Service Companies To Reduce Capex and Workforce
Sandvik and SNC-Lavalin made similar announcements in late March and would take further action if necessary.
Oil and Gas in the Perfect Storm
The market in 2020 will be oversupplied by 3–5 million B/D and global inventory will surpass 400 million bbls over the next few months, according to ADI Analytics.
McDermott Wins Pre-FEED Contract for Trion Project
McDermott was selected previously for a study of the FPU. Completion of the Trion project is expected in Q3.
PROJECT AND MARKET TRENDS
Current Challenges for the UK and Norway in the Face of COVID-19
Westwood Global Energy’s analysis looks at production, cost, and revenue estimates in the UK and Norway, should oil prices remain low. The research group also provided an outlook on drilling activity.
SAVVY SEPARATOR SERIES
The Savvy Separator: Lessons for Installation of Separator Internals
Process design of separation internals is just one step in improving the vessel performance. Just as important are the support design and installation steps. These lessons learned help to guide good off- and on-site planning to minimize separator turnaround.
Savvy Separator: 5 Lessons To Simplify Separator Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting and solving separation problems takes a combination of analytical tools, experience, and a knack for investigation. These 5 lessons provide a starting point for assessment.
TECHNICAL PAPER SYNOPSES
A selection of technical papers on offshore tiebacks by Oil and Gas Facilities’ technical paper editor Gerald Verbeek, Verbeek Management Services.
Deeper, Longer: The Olympics of Offshore Tiebacks
The motto of the Olympic Games is “Citius, Altius, Fortius,” Latin for “faster, higher, stronger,” which emphasizes the concept of pushing the limits. As an engineer, that approach really speaks to me—and offshore installations, and especially offshore tiebacks, illustrate that concept very well.
Extra-Long Tiebacks for Deepwater Development: A Review of Enabling Technologies
Eni conducted a research project to explore the maturity of new technologies to enable economical development of deepwater prospects with tieback distances longer than 50 km and 150 km, respectively, for oil and gas fields.
Project Execution of Multiphase Boosting System in the Gulf of Mexico
The Dalmatian project is a brownfield development and represents the world’s longest multiphase tieback by boosting at some 35 km; the boosting system is installed at approximately 6,000 ft water depth.
Pseudo Dry-Gas Technology Proves Feasible and Valuable for Ultralong Subsea Gas Condensate Tiebacks
This case study describes how gas condensates within a subsea tieback system behave very differently to condensed water from a wet-gas system and therefore a pseudo dry-gas system needs to be configured differently for gas-condensate developments.
Boosting Uncovers True Value of Subsea Assets
This paper identifies potentially significant hidden value of subsea multiphase boosting technology, or aspects of it that have not received adequate attention during the field-development decision-making process.
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ExxonMobil Delays FID on Rovuma LNG, Moves Forward With Coral FLNG in Mozambique
The Rovuma LNG project was expected to reach FID later this year, with startup in 2025.
Successful String Test of Calcasieu Pass System Moves Project Forward
The successful string test comes 7 months after the company's FID on the Calcasieu Pass LNG project.
Global Gas Prices Expected To Drop Further Than Expected in 2020
The drop in gas prices, although greater than forecast, will not be to the same extent as oil prices.
InterMoor Recovers PowerBuoy After Successful North Sea Trial
InterMoor’s Marine Project team in Aberdeen successfully recovered the Ocean Power Technologies PowerBuoy after a 7-month trial in harsh North Sea winter conditions.
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