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Gudrun Officially Opened

SOURCE: Statoil | 19 August 2014

Norwegian prime minister Erna Solberg officially opened the Gudrun platform in the North Sea today, 19 August. This is the first new Statoil-operated platform on the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS) since Kristin in 2005.

FPSO Cidade de Mangaratiba Leaves The Yard For Pre-Salt Operations

SOURCE: Petrobras News Agency | 18 August 2014

This Saturday (August 16th), the Schahin – Modec consortium, hired by Petrobras to build and operate the FPSO Cidade de Mangaratiba, initiated the process of moving the vessel out of the BrasFels shipyard, in Angra dos Reis.

Giant Turret Module For World's Largest Floating Facility Sets Sail For South Korea

SOURCE: Shell | 15 August 2014

The largest piece of the turret for Shell’s Prelude Floating Liquefied Natural Gas (FLNG) facility has set sail from Dubai for the Samsung Heavy Industries shipyard in Geoje, South Korea, where the facility is under construction.

Kvaerner And KBR Join Forces For Johan Sverdrup Contracts

SOURCE: Kvaerner | 15 August 2014

Kvaerner and KBR, Inc announced today they will establish a joint venture to competitively bid on offshore platform topsides contracts for the Johan Sverdrup field development offshore Norway. The alliance combines Kvaerner's expertise and resources as a turn-key contractor for offshore platforms with KBR's competence as a leading international offshore oil and gas contractor.

Noble Energy Announces New Exploration License Offshore Gabon

SOURCE: Noble Energy | 11 August 2014

Noble Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NBL) announced today that it has signed a Production Sharing Contract (PSC) with the Government of Gabon covering Block F15 in the Gabon Coastal Basin. Under the terms of the PSC, Noble Energy will be the Operator with a 60 percent working interest. Noble Energy's partner on Block F15 is Woodside Petroleum Ltd., who will have the remaining 40 percent working interest.

First Oil Produced From SNEPCO-Operated Bonga North West Deep-Water Project In Nigeria

SOURCE: Shell | 06 August 2014

Shell’s deep-water subsidiary in Nigeria, Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company Ltd (SNEPCo) started oil production from the first well at the Bonga North West deep-water development off the Nigerian coast on Tuesday 5 August 2014, another milestone for the country’s energy industry.

Bechtel And Gulf Island Fabrication Partner For New Offshore Projects

SOURCE: Bechtel | 30 July 2014

Bechtel and Gulf Island Fabrication, Inc. announced that they will pursue opportunities together in the offshore market in the Gulf of Mexico and around the world.

Rosneft And PDVSA Signed A Range Of Agreements On Offshore Projects And Drilling Technologies

SOURCE: Rosneft | 29 July 2014

Rosneft President and Chairman of the Management Board Igor Sechin and Venezuelan Minister of Petroleum and Mining and PDVSA President Rafael Ramirez signed a Cooperation Agreement to implement offshore projects in Rio-Caribe and Mejillones blocks (Phase II of the Mariscal Sucre Project).

Valemon Installed - Statoil

SOURCE: Statoil | 28 July 2014

On Monday 28 July the topsides were lifted into place on the steel jacket on the Valemon field in the North Sea.

Production Resumes On Njord A

SOURCE: Statoil | 21 July 2014

Statoil resumed oil and gas production on the Njord A platform in the Norwegian Sea on 19 July, after a major reinforcement of the platform structure. Production has been shut down since last summer.