Benefits of Standardizing Specifications
A new video by IOGP mixes animations with personal stories to illustrate the benefits of using standardized specifications in the oil and gas industry.
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.
Liza Destiny FPSO
A VLCC converted to FPSO, Liza Destiny has a production capacity of 120,000 B/D of oil.
Meet Spot, the Quadruped Robot for Offshore Inspections
Aker BP showcased the Spot robot recently. Spot will be part of the company's initiative that will explore how robotics systems can be used to make offshore operations safer.
Peregrino C Platform Topsides Installed
Topsides for the Peregrino C Platform in the Campos Basin offshore Brazil was installed by the world’s largest crane vessel, Heerema’s Sleipnir.
Israel Approves Gas Exports From Leviathan Project to Egypt
With production set to begin from the large Leviathan field by the end of this year, the Israeli government signed off on the final permits to allow for its first exports. Leviathan contains approximately two-thirds of all the gas resources discovered offshore Israel so far.
ALE Crane Expedites P-74 FPSO Lifts in Brazil
The company performed the heavy lifting and installation of 40 modules, including a 3,000-t module that it said was the largest commercial lift by a land-based crane.
Equinor's Peregrino Phase 2 Topside Heads to Brazil
The new platform will be installed in the Peregrino Phase 2 development in the Campos Basin, approximately 85 km offshore Brazil, sometime in December. It is expected to come on stream in late 2020.
Work Continues on Liza Unity FPSO
SBM Offshore began construction on the vessel following ExxonMobil’s sanction of the Liza Phase 2 development offshore Guyana in May. It is designed to produce 220,000 BOPD after it starts up in 2022.
Main Topsides Lifted Onto Leviathan Platform
One of the largest deepwater gas discoveries of the past decade moves closer to its expected startup at the end of the year, as 24,500 tonnes of topside units have been installed on the Leviathan platform offshore Israel. Operator Noble Energy expects to produce up to 1.2 Bcf/D from 4 subsea wells.
Equinor Installs Templates for Troll, Other North Sea Fields
After seeing a significant increase in the price level for subsea equipment, Equinor says it is realizing the ways in which standardized subsea templates help build financial competitiveness. The new standard allowed for the installation of 14 templates in one month.
Building the Energean Power FPSO
Upon completion, the FPSO will be the first permanently fiber rope-moored offshore facility in the Mediterranean, processing the reservoir fluids and export sales gas from the Karish and Tanin gas fields offshore Israel.
ALE Completes Record Lift for Total’s Egina FPSO
At nearly 3,000 tonnes, the company said its lift of an FPSO module was one of the heaviest land-based crane lifts ever performed. ALE was contracted to lift six modules for Total’s FPSO module integration project in Nigeria.
Leviathan Platform Sets Sail From Texas to Israel
The Leviathan gas platform has set sail from Corpus Christi, Texas, in the Gulf of Mexico to Israel, partners in the project said on 14 July.
Valhall Flank West Topsides Installed
The Valhall Flank West topsides were installed on the Valhall field on 22 June, 14 months after the first steel was cut at Kværner’s yard in Verdal.
Statfjord A Platform To Be Decommissioned in 2022
After producing for 43 years, the Statfjord A platform will cease production in 2022.
#Platformlife: A Look Inside Hebron, the World’s Largest Offshore Platform
From the drill room to the music room, this video takes you on a tour inside the Hebron platform.
AkerBP’s Valhall Flank West Development Progresses
Watch Valhall Flank West topsides move outside at the Kvaerner Verdal yard.
Record-Breaking Lift Completes the Johan Sverdrup Field Center
Equinor marked the installation of the last pieces of the Johan Sverdrup field center with the heaviest lift ever performed offshore. Two final platform topsides, a bridge, and a flare stack were installed last week.
First Gas Production From BP's Angelin Development
BP Trinidad and Tobago began first gas production from its Angelin development on 26 February.
Watch: Heerema Launches Noble Energy’s Leviathan Jacket Offshore Israel
The jacket, constructed in Texas over 18 months, completed the journey on a 180-m-long barge across the Atlantic Ocean to the Mediterranean site in 28 days, arriving in late January.
The Trials of an Ice-Breaking LNG Carrier
LNG carrier Vladimir Rusanov is capable of sailing in seas with ice up to 2.1 m thick, allowing year-round transport of Yamal’s LNG to worldwide markets.
Watch: Constructing One of the World’s Largest Offshore Platforms
Here’s a fast-forward glimpse of the 4-year construction of the Hebron platform.
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20 May 2020