Posts Tagged ‘Tie-back’

Premier Oil to decide soon on Catcher in the UK North Sea

Premier Oil to award Catcher FPSO EPC contract The London-based company Premier Oil (Premier) and its partners, Cairn Energy (Cairn) from Scotland and the Basf subsidiary Wintershall from Germany, are on the point to make the final decision to award the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for a floating, […]

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Brunei Shell Petroleum evaluates options for Geronggong development

Shell to compare FPSO with tie-back on Gumusut The Netherlands-based major company Shell is investigating through its joint venture Brunei Shell Petroleum (BSP) the optimized solution to develop the Geronggong oil field offshore the Sultanate of Brunei Darussalam (Brunei). Located 100 kilometers offshore Brunei by a water depth of 1,000 […]

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Technip and HHI win $660 million Aasta Hansteen (ex Luva) SPAR hull

OMV to replace ExxonMobil in Aasta Hansteen partnership with Statoil and ConocoPhillips Aasta Hansteen field was previously named Luva and is one of the largest field in the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS) with a development planned to cost some $5.6 billion (NOK 34 billion) of capital expenditure. Aasta Hansteen is the start of deepwater development […]

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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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Statoil launches Svalin $750 million project on fast-track

Statoil, Petoro and Exxon to tie-back Svalin to Grane Svalin is made of two fields, Svalin M which was discovered in 2008 and Svalin C which was discovered in 1992. Svalin is located in Block 25/11 in the North Sea, between the Grane and Balder fields, about six kilometers south-west […]

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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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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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