Eni Begins Hull Work at Coral South FLNG
Italian energy major Eni has started installation works on the hull of the Coral Sul floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) treatment and liquefaction unit that will be moored offshore in Mozambique.According to a press note from ENI, the unit is part of the Coral South project, which will put in production 450 billion cubic meters of gas from the giant Coral reservoir. The hull is expected to be launched in 2020, in line with the planned production startup of the Coral South Project…
Statoil Submits Trestakk Plan for Development and Operation
Statoil, on behalf of the license holders, has submitted a Plan for Development and Operation of the Trestakk discovery on the Halten Bank to the minister for petroleum and energy, Tord Lien, in Bodø. Capital expenditures are estimated at approximately 5.5 billion NOK. The discovery, made in 1986, contains about 76 million barrels of recoverable oil equivalent, mainly oil. The project will be tied back to the Åsgard A oil production vessel, with planned production startup anticipated in 2019.
Offshore Brazil: The Libra Field & Brazil’s Pre-Salt Policy
Brazil’s Libra pre-salt field, in Block SS-AUP1 in the Santos Basin, with estimated recoverable oil volumes of 8-12 billion barrels of oil equivalent (BOE) and in place volumes of between 25-40 billion BOE, was the country’s first pre-salt field to be auctioned. The rules governing this historical auction have been shunned by important super-majors such as Exxon Mobil, Chevron and BP and also by major players such as the BG Group and Statoil. Many industry analysts were surprised that state-owned players from China…
BP Signs Crazy Horse Hull Fabrication Contract
BP Announced it has signed a Letter of Intent with Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Company, Ltd. of South Korea for detailed design, fabrication and transport of a semi-submersible unit for the Crazy Horse project in the Gulf of Mexico. The $380 million contract calls for delivery in the first quarter of 2004, in time for module integration and production startup in early 2005. equipment, a 188 person quarters, and a complete dual-hoist 2 million pound capacity 5th generation drilling system. Daewoo will build the unit at its fabrication yard in Okpo, Korea. The lower hull measures approximately 350 feet by 350 feet and the upper deck box will measure approximately 350 ft. by 450 ft. largest semisubmersible production/drilling unit in the world. (FEED) work.