Gas Field Development News

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Sapura Commences Production at B15 Gas Field

Sapura Exploration and Production (Sarawak) Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sapura Energy Berhad (SEB), informed that it has commenced production at the B15 field. The B15 gas field development is a maiden gas development project for Sapura E&P and the first gas milestone was achieved within two years of the sanction of its Field Development Plan (FDP). The B15 field was discovered in December 2010 and is located within the SK310 Production Sharing Contract (PSC) area, offshore Sarawak, East Malaysia. The development comprises a processing platform with a 35 kilometre evacuation pipeline tied

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Subsea 7 Bags Offshore Norway Deal

Subsea 7 S.A. announced the award of a  contract by Wintershall for the Nova (formerly known as Skarfjell) oil and gas field development. Nova is located in the north-eastern part of the North Sea, 16 kmfrom the Gjøa field, in a water depth of approximately 360m. The Nova field development is a subsea tie-back to the existing Gjøa semi-submersible production facility. The contract award comprises the Engineering Procurement Construction Installation (EPCI) delivery of the pipeline and riser systems, and the transport and installation of subsea production systems and umbilical system.

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NYK Buys Stake in EMAS Chiyoda Subsea

(ECS), based on an agreement signed on June 10 with Ezra Holdings Limited (Ezra) and the Chiyoda Corporation (Chiyoda).   ECS is a global player in the engineering, procurement, construction, and installation (EPCI) of subsea facilities — essential components in offshore oil and gas field development. After this acquisition, ECS’s shareholding structure will shift to Ezra 40 percent, Chiyoda 35 percent, and NYK 25 percent.   Based on its medium-term management plan emphasizing differentiation through the use of creative solutions, NYK has been expanding its business in offshore

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Umbilicals International Invests in Dynamic Cable Production

production facility. The two lines will streamline cable production, and marks a significant expansion of the company’s dynamic cable manufacturing capability. Umbilicals International (UI) designs and manufactures high performance cable, hose and umbilical systems for subsea oil and gas field development, oceanographic and environmental research and naval defense. The new machines are a 56 position dual purpose planetary cabling and armouring line and a 12 position large reel capacity cabling line suitable for production of dynamic cables of 4km and longer. UI is now well placed to meet

Pictured on the opening day at Subsea Expo 2015 in Aberdeen: Richard Main, Global Asset Manager, Forum Subsea Rentals (Left), Barry Cairns, VP Sonardyne Europe and Africa (Right). (Photo courtesy of Sonardyne International Ltd.)

Sonardyne, FSR Close Deal at Subsea Expo

6 transponders, RovNav 6 and Dunker 6 transceivers and iWand portable test and configuration devices, Sonardyne said. The new equipment will replace the previous fifth generation LBL equipment held by Forum Subsea Rentals in its Aberdeen rental pool and will be available to support oil and gas field development projects worldwide.    6G products incorporate Sonardyne’s ultra-wideband width digital ranging and telemetry protocols that were developed to increase the precision, speed and reliability of subsea positioning operations. In 2014, Sonardyne 6G was awarded the Queen&rsquo

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Tesla Offshore Orders Bluefin-21 AUV

Robotics of Quincy MA. Bluefin Robotics develops, produces and operates Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs) and related technologies for defense, commercial and scientific customers worldwide. This purchase coincides with Tesla’s intent to expand its presence in deepwater oil and gas field development, as well as positioning itself to pursue governmental, environmental and academic applications support. Tesla Offshore will operate their AUV on a global basis and, specifically, in the Gulf of Mexico where U.S. government regulatory agents are considering proposals that mandate archeological

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