TOPICS OF INTEREST
US Sanctions Hit New Russia Projects, Add Uncertainty
The new US sanctions against Russia will place added restrictions on international companies taking part in oil development projects with Russian companies and raise doubts about Russia’s plans to expand pipeline exports.
First Oil From Kraken: Offshore Project To Increase UK Production by 15%
30 years after being discovered in the North Sea, this heavy-oilfield is now flowing.
Growing Number of Projects Go Forward, but the Global Backlog Is Still Building
The number of delayed projects getting final investment approvals is rising, but the number not clearing that tough bar is rising as well.
Sustainable Building Blocks for Cost-Effective Deepwater-Field Development
This paper reviews clusters of information that will be termed “building blocks” for deepwater-field-development planning, discussing how they are currently used and exploring more-affordable, but technically robust, alternatives.
Optimism and Activity Rising in the Vaca Muerta
Shale explorers in Argentina are reporting that improving performance and activity is set to rise this year to boost the country’s gas production.
US Gulf of Mexico Hits Record Production
New figures show that the facilities working in the Gulf of Mexico achieved higher crude output in 2016 than at any other period.
Sapinhoá Field, Santos Basin Presalt: From Design to Execution and Results
This paper presents the development of Sapinhoá field, covering the fast-track transition and decision-making process, from appraisal to conceptual and basic engineering of the Sapinhoá pilot project and on to its subsequent execution, highlighting the challenges, lessons learned, and results.
Improving Megaproject Economics Through the Use of Early Production
A key aspect of the project discussed in this paper is the use of minimal initial-production facilities to achieve significant early production from each of four preconstructed artificial islands.
Offshore Europe: Statoil North Sea Discovery Moves Toward Production
Statoil is going to work to put its enormous Johan Sverdrup discovery into production, showing that even one of the most explored parts of the North Sea still has significant potential.
19 September 2017
19 September 2017
18 September 2017