API published three new integrity management standards on Sept. 10 to assure continued reliable and efficient operation of offshore floating production platforms, including facilities designed to produce crude oil and natural gas as well as export LNG.
Hurricane Energy has suspended for possible completion as an oil producer its 205/26b-14 Lincoln Crestal well in the West of Shetlands area offshore the UK. The well flowed on tests with an electric submersible pump at a maximum stable rate of 9,800 b/d.
Western Gas Corp. reported that its Equus gas project offshore Western Australia is on track for coming on stream in 2024. The estimate follows completion of an “upstream-to-LNG development plan” and the commencement of project financing and partnering.
The Alberta government has approved the development plan for MEG Energy Corp.’s Surmont oil sands project 53 miles south of Fort McMurray. The phased project is to have ultimate production capacity of about 120,000 b/d of bitumen from SAGD.
Crude oil production from horizontal wells increased at a higher rate year-to-year during the second quarter than for horizontal wells producing natural gas in the Buckeye State, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) reported on Sept. 3.
The start-up of Johan Sverdrup oil field in the Norwegian North Sea has been approved by the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate. Equinor plans start up this fall for Phase 1 development. Construction Phase 2 is expected to start in fourth-quarter 2022.
The Lisa Destiny, Guyana’s first oil production vessel, has arrived at the ExxonMobil Corp.-operated Stabroek block, partner Hess Corp. reported. The floating production, storage, and offloading vessel arrived following a 42-day journey from Singapore.