Offshore

BP, on behalf of the Kinnoull field co-venturers, announced the start of production from the Kinnoull field in the central North Sea. Kinnoull was BP’s seventh and final major upstream project start-up in 2014.

The Kinnoull reservoir, developed as part of a wider rejuvenation of the Andrew field area, is tied back to BP’s Andrew platform, 230-km east of Aberdeen, and is expected to enable production there to be extended by a further decade.

In order to access the reservoir, a new subsea system has been installed, together with a 700 ton topside processing module on the Andrew platform. Production is now carried from the Kinnoull field to the Andrew platform via a 28-km subsea pipeline bundle – the longest such system in the world – for processing and onward export via the Forties pipeline system (oil) and the CATS pipeline system (gas).

CNOOC Limited recently began production from its Liuhua 34-2 gas field in the Eastern South China Sea. The field is located in water depths ranging from 850 to 1,250 meters and consists of one producing well and shares the existing facilities of Liwan 3-1 gas field for overall development. The gas field is producing approximately 30 MMcf/d and is expected to reach its designed peak production of approximately 45 MMcf/d in 2015.

Enbridge and upstream partners at Hess Corp. are working to develop a pipeline from a Gulf of Mexico oil field. Enbridge said it will build, own and operate the $130 million system that will start in the deepwater Stampede project and end 16 miles away with a connection to a third-party pipeline system.

ABS was awarded a contract from South Korean shipyard Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) to develop subsea pipeline design criteria and associated training materials.

Studies by the National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) and the American Petroleum Institute (API) show significant potential added energy and economic benefits to the United States if the eastern Gulf of Mexico and the Pacific outer continental shelf (OCS) were opened to offshore oil and natural gas development.

Technip has unveiled the name for its latest newbuild diving support vessel (DSV), being built by Vard. The vessel will be known as the Deep Explorer. The high-specification vessel will be equipped with terms of navigation Dynamic Positioning Class 3 navigation equipment and feature a 24-man saturated dive system. With a large deck area, working moon pool, work-class ROVs and a 400Te offshore crane, the vessel will provide diverless construction activities.

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.

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