Posts Tagged ‘platform’

Shell, Chevron and PNOC to kick off Malampaya Phase 3

Keppel Subic to build Malampaya compression platform On December 7th 2012, Shell Philippines Exploration B.V. (Shell), Chevron Malampaya LLC (Chevron), Philippines National Oil Company Exploration Corporation (PNOC) will celebrate the kick off of the Malampaya Phase 3 project with a “Strike steel” ceremony in the Keppel Subic Shipyard in Zampales, Philippines. […]

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Technip in brief

Take it further Headquartered in Paris, France, Technip is one of the largest engineering companies with more than 32,000 people covering all sectors of the oil and gas and petrochemical industry offshore and onshore, upstream, midstream and downstream. Established in 1958, Technip is today listed in NYSE Euronext Paris and […]

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Tie-Back

Definition Tie-back in the offshore oil and gas upstream activities refer to the connection of additional risers to the floating vessel or platform. Comments Originally the offshore oil and gas industry used to focus on large fields that could be explored and produced in drilling strait below the floating vessel or […]

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Drilling Charter

Definition Drilling charter refers to the decision of an operator to lease or hire the drilling rigs instead of using its own ones. The service company renting its drilling rig to an operator is called the charterer. Comments In the past each operating company used to have their own drilling […]

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Topsides

Definition The Topsides are the surface installations allowing the drilling and/or production and/or processing of offshore hydrocarbons. Comments Normally used as a plural the Topsides comes from the ship building industry to designate all the portion of the ship coming on the top of the hull or above the waterline. […]

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Statoil Dagny Jack-up drilling rig awarded to Maersk

Statoil validated concept for $4 billion Dagny and Eirin oil and gas fields development       Partners and actual interests in Dagny are split between:  – Statoil 58.5%  – ExxonMobil 33%  – Total 6.5%  – Det norske oljeselskap 2%. The final distribution of ownership interests will be subject to negotiations in […]

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“FPSO”

Definition FPSO is the acronym of Floating Production Storage and Offloading. A FPSO unit is a floating vessel used in the oil and gas industry to treat the oil and gas and condensates offshore before their transportation to the land by pipeline or shuttle vessels. Comments The FPSO is a multi-functions vessel for […]

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Statoil Skrugard and Havis oil discoveries justify feasibility studies

Statoil, ENI and Petoro expect more to come from Skrugard and Havis exploration The Skrugard and Havis fields are located 5 kilometers from each other at a vertical depth of 1740 meters below sea level at a water depth of 388 meters in the PL532 licence area which was awarded in […]

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Riser

Definition A Riser is a pipe carrying up the subsea oil and gas from the wellheads on the seabed to the floating unit on the surface. The risers may be used for drilling or production purposes.    Comments Drilling risers are categorised into two types: – Marine drilling risers used with subsea blow […]

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Aker and CB&I design $5.6 billion Spar for Statoil Aasta Hansteen

Statoil, ExxonMobil and ConocoPhillips rename Luva project into Aasta Hansteen During the concept selection Statoil estimated the development capital expenditure in the Aasta Hansteen field  (formerly named Luva) at some $5.6 billion (NOK 34 billion). With a total hull weight of 45,000 ton, a length of 193 meters and a draught […]

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