Commissioning News

23/05/2018 Sembcorp delivers Culzean fixed platform topsides – Sembcorp Marine has completed three integrated fixed platform topsides the Total-operated high-pressure/high-temperature (HP/HT) Culzean gas field in the UK central North Sea See More…

23/05/2018 Mexico’s energy reform accomplishments – Mexico has managed not only to attract interest from a broad range of companies but is also poised to reverse years of declining production by the early 2020s, according to a new report by Wood Mackenzie See More…

22/05/2018 Heaviest ever land-based crane lift using a jib  ALE claims to have performed the heaviest ever land-based crane lift using a jib while working on Total’s FPSO Egina module integration program in Lagos, Nigeria See More…

14/05/2018 UK Oil, Gas Industry Needs 40,000 New Workers From Now to 2035 – The UK oil and gas industry will likely need to recruit more than 40,000 new people from now to 2035 to offset natural attrition and ensure the sector can support Vision 2035 and the broader energy diversification agenda, according to a new report by global energy skills body Opito See More…

12/05/2018 FPSO Projects in the Pipeline through 2030 – With thanks to information supplied by IHS Markit, FPSO Congress have produced a bird’s eye view on the FPSO projects around the world that are currently under construction See More…

11/05/2018 Culzean FSO vessel delivered by Sembcorp – Ailsa, the world’s first floating storage and offloading (FSO) vessel with a 40-year hull lifespan, will set sail next month for the Culzean gas field in the UK central North Sea where final commissioning and operation will begin See More…

08/05/2018 The battle of the Gas-sucking mega giants is set to begin – Off the coast of Western Australia, a battle between mega giants is unfolding. The combatants involve the world’s biggest semi-submersible platform, the longest sub-sea pipeline in the southern hemisphere, and the largest floating facility ever built See More…

07/05/2018 IOG issues more contracts for southern North Sea gas projects – Independent Oil and Gas (IOG) has contracted Subsea 7 to provide a diving support vessel for the Thames pipeline. intelligent pigging program (IPP) in the UK southern North Sea See More…

05/05/2018 First Oil flows from Atlanta offshore Brazil – QGEP Participações S.A. has produced First Oil from the Atlanta field offshore Brazil. Located in block BS-4 in the Santos basin, Atlanta is a post-salt oil field situated 185 km (115 mi) from Rio de Janeiro, in water depths of approximately 1,500 m (4,921 ft). See More…

04/05/2018 Sverdrup Hook-up in the North Sea Underway – Statoil has started preparations for Hook-up and Commissioning at the Johan Sverdrup field Phase 1 complex in the Norwegian North Sea See More…

03/05/2018 Pressure Builds for Pemex IPO –  The suggestions have come from big hitters in the nation’s political and economic spheres, as well as a chorus of newspaper columnists and participants in energy forums See More…

02/05/2018 Six key issues underpin successful decommissioning strategy – Offshore exploration and production of oil and gas is one of the most prominent business activities across the globe. Capital projects such as offshore platforms, pipelines, and production facilities span from North to South America, Europe, the Middle East, West Africa, and Asia. See More…

01/05/2018 FPSO market recovery under way, says EMA report – After almost two years without an order, 13 FPSOs have been awarded since 4Q 2016, according to Energy Maritime Associates  See More…

30/04/2018 Development starts for West White Rose offshore Newfoundland Construction has started on the facilities for the Husky Energy-operated West White Rose project offshore Newfoundland, work should be completed in 2021, followed by first oil in 2022, with peak production of 75,000 b/d three years later as more development wells are drilled and brought online. See More…

30/04/2018 Pemex Launches Farmout Offensive with 26 Oil & Gas Fields Grouped in Seven Clusters – In what will be the largest auction of its type, Mexico’s state-owned oil company Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) is to offer seven farm-out license contracts in southeastern Mexico, the industry regulator, the National Hydrocarbons Commission (CNH) agreed Thursday See More…

28/04/2018 LNG Canada picks Fluor-JGC for EPC work – LNG Canada, which delayed a final investment decision on its planned natural gas liquefaction plant in Kitimat, BC, in mid-2016, has named an engineering, procurement, and construction contractor for the project See More…

27/04/2018 Egypt Could Become Europe’s Next Big Energy Hub – Egypt’s oil and gas future has been looking bleak for years, as the impact of the Arab Spring, the emergence of a Muslim Brotherhood government and a military coup by current president Sisi brought the country’s economy to a standstill See More…

27/04/2018 Peru plans $ 1bn of investment in hydrocarbon exploration in five years – Peru can achieve US $ 1 billion of investment in hydrocarbons exploration in the next five years, with the extension of contract terms and shorter processing times See More…

26/04/2018 Lumcloon Energy is to invest €150m in two Battery Storage Technology – Irish company Lumcloon Energy is to invest €150m in two battery storage technology centres in the Midlands that will boost use of renewable energy and reduce dependence on fossil fuel-fired power plants See More...

26/04/2018 Santos delivers Scotia LNG final Commissioning of project 16% under budget – Santos has completed the commissioning and start-up of its $400-million Scotia project, in the Bowen basin of Queensland See More...

25/04/2018 Shell Green Light Funding for Vito Deepwater Project – Shell Offshore Inc. (Shell), a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell plc, today announces the final investment decision for Vito, a deep-water development in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico with a forward-looking, break-even price estimated to be less than $35 per barrel See More…

23/04/2018 The fastest growing Energy Service jobs of 2018 – Many people find their careers through a serendipitous mix of personal interest, opportunity, and chance, but some take a more strategic approach—deliberately seeking out education and training in those job sectors expected to grow See More…

23/04/2018 BP provisionally commissions Golar for Tortue/Ahmeyin FLNG vessel – Golar LNG has entered agreements with BP concerning front-end engineering design (FEED) for a floating LNG (FLNG) vessel See More…

20/04/2018 Offshore Falklands Sea Lion project enters final planning phase – Rockhopper Exploration and operator Premier Oil have submitted a revised draft field development plan for the Sea Lion Phase 1 project to the Falkland Islands government See More…

20/04/2018 BP sanction Deepwater gas project – BP and Reliance Industries Ltd. (RIL) have sanctioned development of the Satellite cluster deepwater gas fields in block KG D6 See More…

18/04/2018 Mubadala’s Pegaga Gas Project expects first gas by 3Q 2021 – Mubadala Petroleum and its partners Petronas Carigali and Sarawak Shell Berhad have reached the final investment decision for the Pegaga gas field development in block SK 320 offshore Sarawak See More...

 

16/04/2018 Serica Energy to submit develop plan for Columbus gas/condensate field – Serica Energy intends to submit a develop plan for the Columbus gas/condensate field in the UK central North Sea. See More…

14/04/2018 Melbana Energy optimizing oil production Offshore Cuba – Melbana Energy has started work on the Santa Cruz incremental oil accumulation a short distance offshore northern Cuba in block 9. See More…

13/04/2018 OneSubsea scoops Neptun Deep contract OneSubsea has landed a key contract to provide the subsea production system for ExxonMobil’s challenging Neptun Deep gas project in Romania’s Black Sea waters. See More…

12/04/2018 Shell releases its energy transition strategy report – Royal Dutch Shell has released its Energy Transition Report which outlines the firm’s future within a cleaner energy industry. See More…

11/04/2018 $44-billion deal may change the entire oil game – The world’s biggest oil company, on Wednesday announced a $44-billion deal to build a giant refinery complex in India with three Indian oil majors. See More…

09/04/2018 UK Government ‘open’ to £1trillion sector deal for oil industry – The UK Government is “open” to the prospect of agreeing a £1trillion sector deal with the oil and gas industry, according to a Cabinet member. See More…

06/04/2018 Mexico’s Sureste Basin Returns To Super Basin Spotlight – The flurry of bidding activity from oil and gas companies willing to shell out millions of dollars for drilling rights in the shallow waters of the Gulf of Mexico (GoM) during Mexico’s latest bidding round showed there must still be something special about the Sureste (Southeast) Basin. See More…

06/04/2018 Statoil issues LoIs for Johan Sverdrup Phase 2 construction contracts – Statoil has signed two letters of intent (LoI) for construction contracts for the Johan Sverdrup Phase 2 development in the Norwegian North Sea. See More…

06/04/2018 Cost cuts driving new projects – The number of upstream projects sanctioned for a final investment decision (FID) in 2017 was more than double the previous year’s figure, according to Wood Mackenzie. See More...

06/04/2018 The world’s first and only “Fullstream” Company The merger of Baker Hughes and GE Oil & Gas brought together established competencies in a breadth of disciplines. The newly formed entity is drawing on depth of knowledge and experience to develop subsea trees and control systems that are moving back the boundaries of what is possible in deepwater operations. See More…

o5/o4/2018 FIDs For Oil, Gas Projects On The Rise – With market conditions faring better than previous years in recent history, the forecast for final investment decisions (FID) looks bright, according to insight released April 5 by analyst Wood Mackenzie. See More…

04/04/2018 Total authorizes trials of inspection robot on North Sea platform – An autonomous ground robot will be deployed for the first time for inspection purposes offshore on Total’s Alwyn platform in the UK northern North Sea. See More…

 

04/04/2018 Oil, Gas Technology: The Digital Human – BHGE provides field service engineers Smart Helmets, which enable engineers in the field to communicate with staff located at a headquarters facility who can guide the engineers through complex tasks by audio and video. (Source: Baker Hughes, a GE company) See More…

04/04/2018 Spirit starts offshore decommissioning process at Morecambe Bay fields – Spirit Energy plans to remove subsea equipment from Morecambe Bay off northwest England, as part of a program to decommission the Bains field. See More…

03/04/2018 UK offshore recovery needs to be sustained – Up to 16 new oil and gas developments could go forward this year in UK waters with a combined investment cost of around £5 billion ($7.03 billion), according to Oil & Gas UK’s latest Business Outlook report. See More…

02/04/2018 The Workforce Of The Future – In much the same way unconventional production has disrupted the global energy industry, industry leaders believe digital technologies also will impact the oil and gas industry’s workforce. See More…

01/04/2018 Mexican firms eye Qatari market – Qatar and Mexico are working aggressively to deepen and strengthen economic and investment relations by expanding the volume of trade, investment and joint ventures in both the countries. See More…

31/03/2018 New Decommissioning Centre of Excellence to Open in Aberdeen – The UK’s Oil & Gas Technology Centre (OGTC) and the University of Aberdeen will create a new multi-million-dollar Decommissioning Centre of Excellence to tackle current and future challenges within the decommissioning sector. See More…

31/03/2018 Recruitment in oil and gas: New confidence on the shelf – An upswing in the oil price has brought renewed optimism to the North Sea, along with a wave of fresh recruitment in oil and gas. See More…

30/03/2018 Sembcorp Marine to construct Karish FPSO – TechnipFMC has contracted Sembcorp Marine Rigs & Floaters Pte. Ltd. to engineer, procure, and construct the hull and living quarters of the newbuild FPSO bound for the Energean-operated Karish and Tanin gas fields in the Mediterranean Sea. See More…

28/03/2018 UK offshore production could extend beyond 2050, report claims – Investments in facilities across the UK North Sea could reach £268 billion ($378 billion) over the next three decades, according to industry analyst Professor Alex Kemp See More…

27/03/2018 Commissioning Complete, Ichthys preparations enter final phases – Commissioning has finished of the FPSO, subsea production systems, and the first train of the onshore liquefaction plant for the Ichthys project offshore northwest Australia See More…

26/03/2018 Oil industry’s female pay gap is worse among the explorers – Only 5 percent of people in the top pay quartile at the U.K. operations of Premier Oil Plc were women, according to figures the North Sea-focused explorer submitted to the government See More…

26/03/2018 Could $70 Oil Spark An Offshore Oil Boom – Geopolitical risk bearing down on global oil markets is increasingly taking hold and weighing on oil prices as Saudi Arabia and Iran jockey for influence and position in the Middle East See More…

23/03/2018 BP On Schedule To Drill First Deepwater Mexican Well By 2020 – BP will begin drilling for oil in a Mexican deepwater offshore block in two years, after its drilling plan was approved by Mexico’s oil and gas regulator, the National Hydrocarbons Commission (CNH). See More…

22/03/2018 Mubadala sanctions Pegaga gas project offshore Malaysia – Mubadala Petroleum and its partners Petronas Carigali and Sarawak Shell Berhad have reached the final investment decision for the Pegaga gas field development in block SK 320 offshore Sarawak. See More…

 

22/03/2018 Mexican President Inaugurates Technology Center for Deep Water Exploration – Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto will inaugurate the “Center for Deepwater Technology” (CTAP) today, a key step forward in the in developing competitiveness within the energy and economic sector of the Mexican republic. See More…

21/03/2018 Lancaster Subsea equipment rolls off production lines – Hurricane Energy has issued an update on its Lancaster oil field early production system (EPS) project west of Shetland. See More…

21/03/2018 Oil Majors bid on less than 1% of the 14,431 blocks made available in GOM Auction – Results of the largest offshore lease sale to date in terms of acreage offered for the U.S. show oil and gas companies are still investing in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico with the number of bids up compared to last year as market conditions improve. See More…

20/03/2018 Deepwater Ochigufu Onstream off Angola – Eni and Sonangol have started oil production from the Ochigufu project in block 15/06 offshore Angola. See More…

18/03/2018 BP Says Boosting Gender Diversity and STEM Pathways Crucial For ‘Big Oil’ – Improving gender diversity and attracting millennials to science and engineering career pathways are business imperatives for the oil and gas sector, according to Dame Angela Strank, energy giant BP’s Chief Scientist and Head of Downstream Technology. See More…

17/03/2018 Could Wastewater From Oil and Gas Production Help Solve Our Water Crisis? – Climate change is drastically raising demands on the world’s fresh water supplies, and as a result, governments, scientists, and others are actively searching for new ways to manage and preserve our water resources. See More…

16/03/2018 Iran to Boost Output From 22 Oil, Gas Fields – Talks between the National Iranian Oil Company and domestic and foreign upstream firms to increase output from 22 oil and gas fields have gained momentum, a senior official said See More…

15/03/2018 Can the North Sea go back to its heyday – The North Sea is now back to a ‘new normal’ but we are never likely to go back to the heyday of 2014, according to Kevin Swann, Wood Mackenzie (WoodMac) UK upstream research analyst See More…

14/03/2018 Chevron Phillips Chemical starts up Baytown ethane cracker – At peak production, the ethane cracker will produce 3.3 billion pounds per year, and the release states it is “one of the largest and most energy-efficient crackers in the world.” See More…

13/03/2018 Naming and delivery ceremony as MMHE delivers FSO Benchamas 2 – The FSO Benchamas 2 for has undergone a naming and delivery ceremony at the MMHE West Yard in Pasir Gudang, Johor, Malaysia, according to MISC Berhad See More…

12/03/2018 PEMEX, Talos-led group progressing appraisal of Zama discovery – Talos Energy, Premier Oil, and Sierra Oil & Gas are in talks with PEMEX on appraisal drilling of last year’s Zama oil discovery in the Sureste basin offshore Mexico See More…

12/03/2018 Sonatrach To Invest $250 Million To Boost Output At Tinhert Gas Field – Algerian state energy firm Sonatrach will invest $250 million to boost output at the Tinhert gas field to 20 million cubic metres (mcm) per day by 2020 up from 5 million cubic metres, its CEO said on Monday See More…

10/03/2018 Premier plans Commissioning & Start-up for Natuna Subsea Tiebacks for 2019 – Premier Oil expects to start development drilling early next year on the Bison, Iguana, and Gajah Puteri (BIGP) gas fields in the Natuna Sea offshore Indonesia See More…

09/03/2018 Total finalizes takeover of Maersk Oil – otal has completed its acquisition of Maersk Oil, first announced last August. See More…

08/03/2018 NNPC reels out seven critical gas projects to quicken power generation – The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has identified Seven Critical Gas Development Projects (7CGDP) scheduled to deliver about 3.4 billion standard cubic feet of gas per day See More…

08/03/2018 SNC-Lavalin awarded EPC contract with NOVA Chemicals – SNC-Lavalin announces that it has, in consortium with TechnipFMC, been awarded a lump sum EPC contract to supply NOVA Chemicals with two gas cracking furnaces. See More…    

07/03/2018 Dominican Republic to Join Caribbean Energy Exploration Rush – The Dominican Republic expects to draw interest from energy titans BP Plc and Exxon Mobil Corp. when it opens the country to natural gas and oil exploration for the first time later this month See More…

07/03/2018 Shell’s gas production could be triple oil by 2050 – Royal Dutch Shell could boost its share of natural gas production to triple that of oil in order to meet self-imposed goals to halve carbon emissions by 2050, Chief Executive Ben van Beurden said See More…

06/03/2018 Mexico Unconventionals Auction Promises Big Prizes – The invitation for Round 3.3, the third auction in the third round of the nation’s energy reform was published Friday, the Mexican equivalent of the Federal Register See More…

06/03/2018 Petronas makes Deepwater oil and gas discovery in Gabon – Petronas has made a deepwater oil and gas discovery in Gabon through its subsidiary PC Gabon Upstream (PCGUSA) after drilling the Boudji-1 exploration well in Block F14 (Likuale) See More…

03/03/2018 NTPC to commission 250 Mw Bongaigaon Thermal Power unit in Assam by June – The country’s largest power producer, NTPC Ltd, plans to commission the 250 Mw Bongaigaon thermal power project (TPP) in Kokrajhar in Assam in the first quarter of the ensuing financial year See More…

03/03/2018 Enec starts Commissioning of first UAE nuclear unit – Barakah is progressing at a steady pace with the first of the four units currently undergoing Commissioning and testing See More…

02/03/2018 330 MW Kishanganga project enters final phase of Commissioning – the 330 MW Kishanganga Hydro-electric power project has reached the final stage of its Commissioning. The 330-MW Kishanganga HEP being being constructed in Gurez area of Bandipora district has reached its final stages of Commissioning  See More…

02/03/2018 First LNG Commissioning Cargo Departs From Dominion Energy Cove Point Terminal – A transport ship carrying the first cargo of liquefied natural gas produced for export departed Thursday, March 1, from the Dominion Energy Cove Point LNG terminal See More…

02/03/2018 Mombasa-Nairobi pipeline set for April Commissioning – Mechanical and electrical works for the new Mombasa-Nairobi pipeline are now complete paving the way for the completion of the project by the Kenya Pipeline Company (KPC) later this month. See More…

01/03/2018 Golar Offshore Cameroon FLNG vessel prepares for final Commissioning & Start-up – Golar expects first LNG production soon through the FLNG vessel Hilli Episeyo offshore Cameroon. See More…

01/03/2018 Deepwater Production Advances – Industry needs are advancing, and topsides size and weight are increasing. This 3-D rendering illustrates the past, present and future (top to bottom) using the F4W hull See More…

01/03/2018 Sasol ethane cracker project to start phased Commissioning this year – Early stages of work are done in New Iberia on part of the Sasol ethane cracker project being built in Westlake. The company has hired 550 plant workers. Phased Commissioning of the plant is set to begin this year. See More…

28/02/2018 Bibby Offshore successfully completes multi-million-pound contract for BP North Sea – Bibby Offshore, a leading subsea services provider to the oil and gas industry, has successfully completed a contract worth more than £2million for BP in the North Sea. See More…

27/02/2018 BP starts up Atoll gas field offshore Egypt – BP has started gas production from the Atoll Phase One project in the North Damietta offshore concession in the East Nile Delta. See More…

24/02/2018 Construction starts on Afghan leg of Turkmenistan gas pipeline – Construction has begun on the Afghanistan stretch of an ambitious pipeline that is to carry natural gas from Turkmenistan to Afghanistan, Pakistan and India See More…

24/02/2018 IEnova green light for new LNG Terminal on Mexico’s West Coast – Infraestructura Energetica Nova (IEnova) is moving ahead with a project to convert its Energia Costa Azulliquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminal in Mexico See More…

23/02/2018 Nuclear Plant Start-up and Commissioning operations to be completed in 2018 – The main construction and installation operations, start-up and commissioning operations will have to be completed in 2018 in addition to delivering nuclear fuel. See More…

22/02/2018 Middle East jobs a bright spot for offshore – Amid the ongoing oil market downturn, some oil and gas industry service providers are still managing to eke out a decent living See More…

22/02/2018 The world’s first, purpose-built FSRU to start production mid 2018 – Exmar’s 25,000 m3 floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) barge has departed the Wison Offshore Marine shipyard at Nantong in China See More…

22/02/2018 Three EPC packages awarded for the 230,000 bpd Duqm Refinery – The award of three engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) packages was confirmed last week for the development of the 230,000 bpd Duqm refinery on Oman’s Al-Wusta coast. See More…

19/02/2018 BP Sees Electric Future With Oil Demand Peaking in 2030s – The British company bumped up its forecast for electric vehicles by 80 percent to 180 million by 2035, according to an energy outlook released See More…

19/02/2018 Energy World Corp to Start up by end-2018 – Energy World Corp expects to Start up a gas-fired power plant in the Philippines by end-2018, its chief executive said, fed by the country’s first liquefied natural gas (LNG) imports. See More…

18/02/2018 Mexico’s oil and gas regulator expects 43 new wells to be drilled by private sector operators – Oil and gas exploration in Mexico’s offshore will reach record levels in the next three years, the country’s energy regulator said See More…

17/02/2018 Larsen & Toubro secure EPC Installation and Commissioning Contract from Adnoc – L&T Hydrocarbon Engineering said the the scope of the contract includes engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning See More…

16/02/2018 Siemens Gamesa’s 1,386 MW Offshore Wind Farm to be the world’s Largest when its is commissioned in 2022 – being developed in British waters, SG will install its SG 8.0-167 DD turbines with total capacity of 1,386 MW. See More…

16/02/2018 Trans-Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline to start gas delivery July – The pipeline will start operating before July for the transfer of natural resources in the Caspian and Mediterranean to the huge target markets like Europe. See More…

16/02/2018 Renewable energy: best lessons learned in oil & gas – Were heading in the direction of a low carbon future – the way the world thinks about renewable energy has undergone a remarkable change See More…

15/02/2018 CNOOC expect five new projects to come on stream this year – CNOOC announced the start up of production at the Stampede field, located in the deepwater US Gulf of Mexico earlier in February. See More…

14/02/2018 Delayed Project Sanctions in 2017 More Than Double the 2015–16 Count – delayed projects sanctioned during 2017 more than doubled over the combined count in 2015 and 2016 See More…

13/02/2018 BP Begins Production From Egypt’s Atoll Gas Field Seven Months Ahead Of Schedule – BP has begun gas production from the Atoll Phase One project, offshore Egypt, the company said on Feb. 12 See More…

09/02/2018 UK’s Floating Rig Decommissioning ‘At Minimal Levels’ – The market for decommissioning floating oil and gas infrastructure is currently dominated by five countries, India, Bangladesh, Turkey, China and Pakistan. See More…

08/02/2018 Commissioning of Chernobyl’s liquid radioactive treatment plant to tackle 22,000 tons of Irradiated Water – workers at Chernobyl have begun moving much of the stricken facility’s liquid nuclear waste into long term storage See More…

08/02/2018 Fluor’s EPC and Commissioning services has helped restore Power to over 230,000 People in Puerto Rico since October – Fluor Corp.’s crews supporting the mission in Puerto Rico of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have helped to restore power to more than 232,000 customers See More…

08/02/2018 Oman’s PDO signs $86m contract extension for EPC Pre-Commissioning & Commissioning – Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) has as renewed a contract it signed with Al Baraka Oilfield Services in 2013, the contract value by more than $85.7m (OMR33m) to cover the three-year extension. See More…

08/02/2018 Siemens Gamesa bags 160MW of solar EPC Installation & Commissioning – Renewable energy firm Siemens Gamesa today said it has bagged 160MW of solar EPC orders from two customers from Tamil Nadu and Karnataka, respectively. See More…

08/02/2018 Biomass plant begins its Commissioning process next week – BIOMASS UK No.2 Ltd is set to begin operating next week following Natural Resources Wales’ (NRW) announcement that it has granted an environmental permit See More…

08/02/2018 ExxonMobil’s new US cracker mechanically complete, Commissioning underway – ExxonMobil’s new ethane cracker at Baytown, Texas, is mechanically complete, with commissioning progressing well, the US-based chemicals major said on Tuesday. See More…

07/02/2018 Iraq to build twin oil and gas pipeline to Jordan – Jordan approved an agreement with Iraq to build a twin oil and gas pipeline from Iraq’s city of Basra to Aqaba that will help to meet Jordan’s energy needs and generate revenues for both countries See More…

06/02/2018 Petrofac to supply operations services in decommissioning of Tullow’s Thames gasfield in the North Sea – See More…

04/02/2018 Tulip Oil Q10 gas field expecting first gas in 2019 – Tulip Oil Netherlands Offshore has committed to develop the Q10 gas field in the Dutch North Sea. The main facilities will comprise an unmanned offshore platform with a pipeline tieback to the TAQA-operated P15d platform See More…

03/02/2018 Shell to Commission Sevan 400 FPSO for Penguins Field – hell will commission a newbuild Sevan 400 FPSO for its re-development of the Penguins oil and gas field in the UK northern North Sea. See More…

02/02/2018 Mexico is one of the most attractive regions on the planet for solar – Mexico has emerged as a top market for solar in Latin America. In the wake of the country’s energy market reform, solar projects are more competitive than ever. See More…

31/0-1/2018 Dominion Energy said January 31 it has begun producing LNG from its $4bn, 5.25 metric tons/year (mt/y) Cove Point project in Lusby, Maryland, Shell NA LNG provided the gas feedstock for the commissioning phase at Cove Point, and will off-take all LNG volumes produced from that supply. See More…

31/01/2018 Lukoil has begun phase two production at its Filanovsky offshore oil field in the Russian Caspian, slightly behind its original schedule of late 2017. The Russian company said January 31 it had completed construction and commissioning of the first well of phase 2 of the Caspian Sea field See More…

30/01/2018 Hinkley Point C will come on line in 2025 and that Sizewell C will be 20% cheaper to build – See More…

30/01/2018 Booster device could raise tidal energy output by 200% – Larry Donaghey, who invented the so-called marine deflector, claims the device can increase the power output of marine turbines (tidal or river) by up to 200%. See More…

29/01/2018 Oil, Gas Industry Outlook ‘A Lot Brighter’ in 2018 – The oil and gas industry outlook in 2018 looks a lot brighter than last year, Lorenzo Simonelli, chairman and CEO of Baker Hughes, a GE company, has confirmed. See More…

28/01/2018 What to Look for in Oil, Gas in 2018 – Rigzone speaks with Brian Williams, partner at Carl Marks Advisors, an investment banking and financial restructuring firm, to acquire insight on what to expect in terms of investments, deal-making and more. See More…

27/01/2018 Rentel Topside Installed at the Otary’s Wind Farm ready for final Commissioning – The topside for the offshore substation has been installed at Otary’s 309MW Rentel offshore wind farm off the coast of Belgium. See More…

27/01/2018 Albatros Offshore Windfarm set for Commissioning late 2019 – Albatros is a 112MW offshore windfarm being developed 90km north of Borkum island in the exclusive economic zone of the German North Sea. Construction of the windfarm is expected to begin by 2018, while operations are expected to begin by 2019. See More…

26/01/2018 Husky Energy to resume SeaRose FPSO operations – Husky Energy is resuming SeaRose operations, the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board (CNLOPB) announced late Friday afternoon. See More…

25/01/2018 Tacoma LNG faces delays in Commissioning Start up currently forecast for late 2019 – Environmental activists and the Puyallup Tribe are chalking up a win in their fight against the Puget Sound Energy liquefied natural gas plant being built on Tacoma’s Tideflats. See More…

25/01/2018 Rostechnadzor approves start-up of Rostov 4 – he Russian regulator, has issued a permit required for start-up operations at unit 4 of the Rostov nuclear power plant, state nuclear corporation Rosatom said yesterday. See More…

24/01/2018 Premier progressing equipment Commissioning on North Sea Catcher floater – he first export cargo of oil from the Catcher Area development in the UK central North Sea – around 500,000 bbl – was lifted yesterday, according to operator Premier Oil. See More…

24/01/2018 Aker Solutions secures EPC Installation and Commissioning for Statoil’s Troll Phase 3 – Aker Solutions has won subsea orders ($190-260m) for the Troll Phase 3 and Askeladd natural gas development projects offshore Norway from Statoil See More…

23/01/2018 NPCC secures EPC Hook up & Commissioning of five well platforms, pipelines and cables – (ONGC) has awarded an (EPC) contract to (NPCC) for five well platforms and pipeline for the Ratna field in India. See More…

22/01/2018 Edinburgh Waste to Energy Plant to enter Commissioning phase late 2018 – Construction will continue through the rest of 2018 and the two Councils are expected to start delivering waste to the facility at the end of the year See More…

22/01/2018 BP Valhall Flank West project set for Hook-up & Commissioning Q3 2019 – Kvaerner has been awarded a US$120 million (NOK1 billion) contract for delivery of the topside and steel jacket substructure for Valhall Flank West by operator Aker BP See More…

22/01/2018 BP’s new approach to working with its suppliers have led to quicker project Commissioning & Start-up – “We’re not goldplating anymore,” stated BP’s Global Projects Organization Head See More…

21/01/2018 Likely Commissioning of 10 Major FLNG Projects over the next 5 Years – a look at some of the ongoing and proposed FLNG projects around the globe See More…

21/01/2018 Egina FPSO due Offshore Nigeria 2Q following Commissioning of Topsides amidst Activist Threats – Mr. Sheriff Mulade has appealed to members of the dreaded Niger Delta Avengers not to carry out its planned attacks on deep sea oil facilities See More…

21/01/2018 Yinson Commissioning Layang FPSO for Ghana? – The Layang FPSO charter award to Yinson Holdings Bhd may take a longer time to materialise See More…

21/01/2018 Commissioning more than 160 GW of solar and wind energy capacity by 2022 – India’s renewable energy push, if done properly, could mean a lot of jobs, implemented properly, India’s renewable energy push could do more than just slow down global warming.See More…

21/01/2018 Nicolas-Riou Wind project Commissioned In Quebec – Régie intermunicipale de l’énergie Gaspésie-Îles-de-la-Madeleine pleased to announce the commissioning of the Nicolas-Riou wind projectSee More…

20/01/2018 World’s largest CSP project set for Commissioning in 2020 – Construction of world’s largest CSP project to start in 2018. The 700 megawatt facility will provide solar power day and night to power 568,000 houses. See More…

20/01/2018 Offshore platforms ‘should be cleaned and left behind’ – il and gas platforms in the North Sea should be cleaned up and left in position rather than removed, according to a leading academic. See More…

20/01/2018 Oil & Gas jobs to make a major comeback in 2018 – Entering into a new year, the oil and gas industry is hoping to continue pressing forward after 2017 indicated some positive signs of slow progression in activity and employment. See More…

20/01/2018 Oil, Gas Apprentice Program Encourages More Young Women to Join Sector – UK’s Oil and Gas Technical Apprentice Programme (OGTAP) is marking its 2oth Anniversary encouraging more young women to join the oil and gas industry. See More…

20/01/2018 BP SCP Expansion facility is on track for start-up in 2018 – During the third quarter of 2017, SCP Expansion (SCPX) Project activities continued successfully along the pipeline route across Azerbaijan and Georgia. See More…

19/01/2018 Testing and commissioning of Trans Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline to start this month – The overall progress of the Trans Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline (TANAP) is 96.6 percent See More…

19/01/2018 Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy will supply US its G132-3.465MW for Commissioning 2019signing two orders with different developers. In total, the manufacturer will provide 95 turbines to two separate projects with a combined capacity of 330MW See More…

18/01/2018 Cianbro Corp. has completed the construction and commissioning of the largest solar energy facility in New England, which keeps electricity flowing across the six-state New England region. See More…

18/01/2018  Installation & Commissioning of Merkur Offshore Wind substation marks milestone – The topside for the offshore substation has been installed. This piece of technology is the result of a close cooperation between Belgian companies that are major players in the international offshore wind energy market.  See More…

18/01/2018 Power Mech secures Erection, Testing, Installation, Pre-commissioning, Commissioning contract – It includes, civil work for Maitree STPP unit – 1&2 of coal, ashlime and gypsum handling plant, including supply of materials, labors tools and plants etc See More…

18/01/2018 Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has won a prestigious order for construction, erection, testing and commissioning of 1×660 MW supercritical thermal set and civil works. BHEL has won a prestigious order for setting up a 660 MW coal-based thermal power project  See More…

17/01/2018 Exmar to complete the final commissioning and start-up of the unit World’s First FSRU – Black & Veatch  has delivered the regasification system for the world’s first barge-based FLNG regasification and storage unit. See More…

17/01/2018 Money erosion in commissioning and operation of Kudankulam plant – Implementation of the first two units of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project had several deficiencies, says the office of the Union comptroller and auditor-general (CAG). See More…

05/01/2018 US Anellotech completes Commissioning of bio-aromatics pilot plant – Anellotech completed the Commissioning of its pilot plant in Texas, which it will use to further test its renewable aromatics technology, the company said on Thursday. See More…

 13/01/2018 Chevron Phillips starts Commissioning new Texas ethane cracker – Chevron Phillips Chemical has finished building its world-scale ethane cracker at the Cedar Bayou complex in Baytown, Texas, and begun commissioning activities late December. See More…

13-01-2018 STAR refinery’s Commissioning to allow Petkim save millions – Petkim petrochemical complex expects to save $70 million annually on logistic costs after the STAR refinery is commissioned, according to the international ratings agency Fitch Ratings. See More…

 13-12-2018 Taishan schedule factors in Commissioning tests – The Taishan 1 EPR has finished the hot functional tests of its Commissioning and will be the first EPR to operate, owner China General Nuclear (CGN) announced to the Hong Kong stock exchange.  See More…

 12-01-2018 Is Confidence returning to Floating Production market – Demand for floating production systems is growing, according to Westwood Energy’s updated World Floating Production Systems Tracker. Capex for both installations and orders has increased by 12% and 22% respectively, compared to findings of the 1Q 2017 edition. See More…

11/01/2018 Dominion Cove Point LNG Facility Delay Start Up Until March – Bloomberg reported Wednesday that supplies aren’t expected to start until April at the earliest. The report cited sources with knowledge of the situation, but asked not to be identified because they weren’t authorized to make the information public. See More…

08/01/2018 Maersk Drilling awarded a four year contract covering accommodation for hook-up and commissioning of the Martin Linge production topside. The contract, which was signed in December 2017, is expected to commence in February and covers development drilling on the Jubilee and TEN fields offshore Ghana. See More…

08-01-2018 Power-starved Meghalaya adds 40 MW power by formally commissioning the New Umtru Hydro Electric Project in Ri- Bhoi District bordering Assam. The commissioning of the 2×20 MW power project at Dehal is expected to ease the power deficit in the state. See More

07/01/2018 BW Offshore will host a presentation on planned development of the Dussafu field offshore Gabon. a presentation with main focus on the company’s field development activities through the joint venture company BW Energy and the planned development of the Dussafu field offshore Gabon. See More…

07/01/2018 The US $30 billion Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant, located on the coast some 300 kilometers west of Abu Dhabi, is a source of national pride as well as a strategic investment in energy diversification to produce more than 5 gigawatts of low-carbon power in a region best known for filling megatankers with oil and liquefied natural gas.. See More…

07/01/2018 State-owned gas utility GAIL India Ltd has commissioned the country’s second largest rooftop solar power plant. The firm has installed a 5.76 MWp (Mega Watt peak) solar plant at its petrochemical complex. See More…

03/01/2018 RIL commissions world’s largest ROGC complex at Jamnagar – In one of the largest capital expenditure programmes globally in the oil & gas sector, Reliance Industries Limited has Commissioned the world’s largest refinery off-gas cracker (ROGC) complex at Jamnagar. See More…

01/01/2018 Petron refinery expansion seen completed by 2020 – The refinery expansion of Petron Malaysia Refining & Marketing Bhd. could be finished in two years, its top official said. “If it is a go, it will be finished in year 2020,” Petron President Ramon Ang said. “The Malaysian expansion, if we will add 90,000 barrels per day [bpd], then it would cost $3.5 billion. See More…

27/12/2017 First Oil Produced by the BW Catcher FPSO – safely achieved on 23 December 2017. The initial hydrocarbon volumes were produced following a very effective hook-up and Commissioning period. The FPSO arrived at the Premier Oil-operated Catcher field offshore UK on 18 October, after sail-away from the Keppel Shipyard in Singapore in late August and a brief stopover at Nigg. See More…

29/12/2017 The headaches of decommissioning oil installations – The West Africa coast has undoubtedly a long and rich oil industry history spanning many decades. It is however pitiable that most energies have been trained on just getting the oil out as it yields quick and ready money, while a relatively lucrative undertaking in the same industry decommissioning is paid scant attention. See More…

22/12/2017 McDermott to Commission Tyra Redevelopment Project – McDermott International, Inc. today announced a substantial* contract award from Mærsk Olie og Gas A/S (Maersk Oil) for engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning (EPCC) services for the Tyra Redevelopment project, located offshore in the Danish sector of the North Sea. See More…

21/12/2018 Statoil Snorre expansion project to start up by 2021 – Statoil is planning to start production from a US$2.27 (NOK19 billion) expansion project on its Snorre field in the Norwegian North Sea by 2021 See More…

20/12/2017 ‘Supergiant’ Zohr Gas Field Offshore Egypt Comes On Stream – Eni confirmed on 20 December that the Zohr field has started gas production from the Shorouk block offshore Egypt. The launch comes less than 2 1/2 years after the Italian firm discovered the enormous deposit, which is estimated to hold more than 30 Tcf of gas in place. See More…

19/12/2018 Top 10 Projects by Capex 2017 – a look through some of the industry’s biggest ongoing projects by capex in 2017. Five of the 10 biggest projects by capex were offshore projects in 2017 See More…

18/12/2017 Reggane Nord Gas Fields commenced successfully on Dec. 13, 2017. The first wells have been put in production. A total of ten wells are planned to come on stream in the coming few days. A ramp up of production commenced targeting a flow rate of more than 280 MMcfd (DEA share: 55 MMcfd, which corresponds to about 9,000 boed). See More…

11/12/2018 BrasFELS shipyard secures commissioning of marine systems for the P-69 FPSOhe jobs, through its Keppel FELS Brasil and Keppel Shipyard units, are from Petrobras and SOFEC for additional work on the P-69 Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel See More…

07/12/2017 Cove Point LNG Facility Almost at the Finish Line – Dominion Energy Cove Point introduced feed gas into its new LNG facility this week. The facility has been under design, permitting and construction for the past several years and it is finally undergoing the Commissioning process in Lusby, MD. When Cove Point is greenlighted to export liquefied natural gas, it will officially become the second U.S. LNG project to load ships and export LNG abroad. See More…

07/12/2017 Commissioning of the Bluff Point Wind Energy Center – NextEra Energy Resources, a subsidiary of NextEra Energy (NYSE: NEE), and American Electric Power (AEP) to celebrate the Commissioning of the Bluff Point Wind Energy Center, which has created hundreds of construction jobs as well as millions of dollars in economic benefits for the region. See More…

07/01/2018 Is carrier commissioning the beginning of the end for UK shipbuilding? – Commissioning is a symbolic part of a ship’s life, representing the day she moves from being under construction to becoming a formal part of the fleet. See More…

06/12/2017 RGU Launches World’s First Decommissioning Simulator – Aberdeen’s Robert Gordon University (RGU) has today (Monday, Dec. 4) launched a state-of-the-art decommissioning simulator to service the growing sector. See More…

06/12/2017 SOCAR commissions 2 wells on platform restored after fire – Azneft production union of Azerbaijan’s state oil company SOCAR has commissioned two wells on the offshore platform #10 of the Gunashli field after overhaul. “After overhauling the platform, damaged as a result of the fire in December 2015, wells are being repaired and put into operation,” Azneft said in a message Dec. 6. “Thus, wells #185 and #186 have been commissioned.” See More…

06/12/2017 Gazprom Neft has commissioned a new gas processing plant at its Badra field in Iraq – The plant, which has begun commercial operations, has a capacity to process 1.6 billion cubic metres of gas. It has been designed for the compression, treatment and dehydration of associated petroleum gas (APG). See More…

30/11/2017 Teekay Offshore Partners Announces First Oil and Contract Start-up for the Libra FPSO – FPSO Pioneiro de Libra (Libra), has successfully achieved first oil and commenced its 12-year charter contract See More…

28/11/2017 Nigeria’s Senate has halted the scheduled commissioning of a gas-fired power plant – The 215 MW dual-fuel plant in Kaduna state was planned to be commissioned in January and is already three years behind its original commissioning date. Once online, the N45bn ($186m) plant is expected to help revive Kaduna’s languishing textile industry. See More…

13/11/2017 GATE Energy awarded Leviathan Commissioning The associated scope includes topside Commissioning planning, onshore Commissioning execution and offshore Commissioning services of the Production Platform for the Leviathan Field Development Project. See More…

19/09/2018 Many conventional Upstream projects targeted for 2018 for sanction – There are clear, positive signs that the more competitive conventional projects are moving down the cost curve sufficiently to attract new investment. See More…

26/06/2017 BP starts production at $16bn Oman gas field – BP, together with the Ministry of Oil & Gas of Oman, has announced that production has begun from the giant $16 billion Khazzan gas field. The field, which is operated by BP in partnership with Oman Oil Company Exploration and Production. See More…

23/08/2017 Prolonged Commissioning delays Kraken production ramp up – Commissioning of the FPSO vessel topsides equipment continues and, despite good well deliverability, has been constraining production so far, EnQuest expects operational uptime to improve accordingly and to deliver plateau production of about 50,000 b/d gross in 1H 2018. See More…

14/08/2017 World’s Largest Chemicals Complex Commemorates Commissioning of All 26 Plants – a joint venture between Saudi Aramco and The Dow Chemical Company, today celebrates the commissioning of the last of its 26 plants See More…

31/07/2017 First Steam at the Sturgeon Refinery as progressive Start up underway – achieving the milestone of first steam entering the plant Commissioning of some units at the refinery, which will process 50,000 bbl/s of bitumen into 80,000 bbls/d of ultra-low sulphur diesel, began earlier this year. See More…

26/07/2017 Petrofac announces Iraq contracts worth $100 million – Petrofac has announced a new contract and the extension of an existing agreement to provide construction management, engineering, Commissioning and Start-up services for two International Oil Companies (IOCs) in Iraq, with a combined value of more than US100 million. See More…

03/07/2017 £1.5bn Over Budget and Commissioning Delayed by over a year at Hinkley Point C – The UK’s first nuclear power station for more than two decades is at least £1.5bn over budget and could be completed 15 months behind schedule, its developer has admitted. See More…

07/06/2017 Total’s Martin Linge project delayed following tragic accident in South Korea – Following the tragic accident at the Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) Total has assessed the status of some of its projects given that the yard is being used for construction works related to three of its major projects: Martin Linge (Norway), Egina (Nigeria), Ichthys (Australia). See More…

28/04/2017 Inpex Says Ichthys LNG, Condensate Start Up Delayed Several Months – Japan’s biggest oil and gas explorer Inpex Corp said on Friday it would delay the start up of its Ichthys liquefied natural gas (LNG) export plant in Australia by several months at least from its original target of the third quarter this year. See More…

19/04/2017 Chevron under pressure to meet Wheatstone target – Hookup and Commissioning activities continue including the start-up of utility systems at the offshore processing platform, as Chevron prepares to receive a 600-bed accommodation vessel to allow workers to continue fixing piping systems on the offshore platform. See More…

17/02/2017 Ithaca Energy Starts Production from North Sea Stella Field announcing Friday the successful start-up of production from the Stella field. The production ramp-up phase will begin when the on-going Commissioning of the gas processing and compression facilities is complete, Ithaca Energy said in a company statement. See More…

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