Projects

On March 4 production at Cascade and Chinook fields hit 40,000 bpd, a new output record for these oilfields.

The European outlook for the offshore pipe industry in 2014 is positive, according to a recent study conducted by Tata Steel.

The United Arab Emirates is looking at importing natural gas from North America in what would be one of the most striking developments since the start of the U.S. shale boom, Reuters reported.

The Sabertooth double-hull can roam freely for up to 40 miles, is depth-rated to 3,000 meters and has 360-degree orientation.

In December, the 488-meter hull of Shell’s Prelude floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) facility was floated out of dry dock at the Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) yard in Geoje, South Korea where the facility is under construction. Shortly after float out the hull was towed to a nearby dock and readied for installation of the massive LNG facilities.

Eni Norge has selected the Sevan 1000 FPSO, developed by Sevan Marine, to produce the Goliat field in the Barents Sea northwest of Hammerfest at a depth of 400 meters. Italian energy company Eni Norge is operator of the field with an ownership of 65% while Statoil owns 35%.

Pacific NorthWest LNG formally submitted its Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to both the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (CEAA) and the BC Environmental Assessment Office (BC EAO) for the planned LNG export facility on Canada’s Lelu Island in Port Edward, near Prince Rupert, BC.

As part of a recent North Sea pipeline project, EnerMech was contracted to flood and hydro test offshore subsea flowlines. The testing operations were to be conducted in standard industry fashion by using a vessel-based downline spread. This meant the vessel would need to remain connected to the flowlines via the downline throughout the test period, adding to client cost.

Osaka Gas Co., Ltd. and Chubu Electric Power Co., Inc. have entered into an agreement with Freeport LNG to invest $1.2 billion of equity funding for Freeport LNG's proposed natural gas liquefaction and LNG-loading facility on Quintana Island near Freeport, TX. The facility involves the development of three liquefaction plants or trains.

When OLT Offshore LNG Toscana had to move a huge LNG platform from the Middle East to Europe, they knew special preparations were needed. Drydocks World of Dubai had just finalized conversion of the carrier to a floating LNG platform.

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