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Murphy starts producing Thunder Hawk field

Jul 9, 2009

Murphy Oil Corp. has started producing oil and associated gas from Thunder Hawk field on Mississippi Canyon Block 734 in the Gulf of Mexico.

Tyrihans field off Norway starts production

Jul 8, 2009

StatoilHydro started production from the subsea completed Tyrihans oil and gas field in the Norwegian Sea on July 8.

Petrofac brings Don Southwest field on stream

Jul 6, 2009

Petrofac Energy Developments started oil production from two wells on Don Southwest (Don SW) in the UK northern North Sea, adding to initial output from the nearby West Don field that began in April.

Cabgoc starts oil production from Mafumeira Norte

Jul 2, 2009

Chevron Corp. subsidiary Cabinda Gulf Oil Co. Ltd. (Cabgoc) brought the Mafumeira Norte oil project off Angola on stream ahead of schedule.


Jun 25, 2009

Vermilion Energy Trust, Calgary, plans to acquire Marathon Oil Corp.’s 18.5% nonoperated interest in Corrib field off western Ireland.

Chevron starts oil production from Frade field off Brazil

Jun 23, 2009

Chevron Brasil Upstream Frade Ltda. has started oil production from Frade field, Chevron’s first operated deepwater development off Brazil.

DONG E&P Norge orders Trym subsea equipment

Mar 26, 2009 DONG E&P Norge has awarded an EPC contract to Aker Subsea for subsea production equipment to develop Tyrm gas-condensate field off Norway.

BP lets $100 million subsea production contract

Jan 19, 2009 BP PLC has ordered engineering and project management services and subsea production systems valued at $100 million from Cameron for tieback projects and other operations in the Gulf of Mexico.

Wytch Farm wireless wellhead monitoring network self-organizes

Dec 15, 2008 The smart, self-organizing, wireless transmitters installed recently in Wytch Farm field provide for continuous monitoring of wellhead pressures, thereby eliminating the need for operations personnel to read manually wellhead pressure gauges.

OGJ Newsletter

Dec 8, 2008

Total makes oil find off Congo (Brazzaville)

Dec 2, 2008 Total SA tested 3,000 b/d of 18° gravity oil from its Moho Marine Nord-3 appraisal well, which was drilled 80 km off Congo (Brazzaville).

Special Report: Crude Export Riser— Conclusion: Pipeline design allows continued use beyond field’s life

Nov 24, 2008 The export pipeline system includes two modules permitting future connections and another serving as a contingency for the freestanding hybrid riser (FSHR), making the infrastructure flexible enough to be used in its full capacity after the original field is depleted.

OGJ Newsletter

Nov 24, 2008

CRUDE EXPORT RISER—2: Reliable FSHR use requires advance fatigue assessments

Nov 17, 2008 Analyses assessing the possible use of a free-standing hybrid riser (FSHR) as part of an offshore field development export system should both thoroughly address fatigue damage during installation and determine the allowable sea states for deployment.

Chevron starts oil production from Blind Faith field

Nov 13, 2008 Chevron Corp. reported oil production started from its Blind Faith field in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico.

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