Photo from SBM Offshore.
Prosperity FPSO dry docking ahead of sail away to development offshore Guyana.

ExxonMobil starts production at Payara offshore Guyana

Nov. 14, 2023
ExxonMobil started production at Payara, Guyana’s third offshore oil development on Stabroek block, bringing total production capacity in Guyana to about 620,000 b/d, the company...
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Haewene Brim FPSO on Pierce field in UK North Sea.
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Shell restarts Pierce as redevelopment enables gas production

April 18, 2023
Shell plc subsidiary Shell UK Ltd. completed restart operations at Pierce field in the UK Central North Sea following an upgrade to allow gas to be produced after years of the...
Photo from Equinor/Ørjan Richardsen.
Bauge template picked up by Ocean Installer at Randaberg Industries.
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Equinor begins production at Bauge

April 17, 2023
Equinor Energy AS began production Apr. 8 from Bauge field in the Norwegian Sea. Recoverable reserves at Bauge are estimated at 50 MMboe, mainly oil.
Map from BW Energy.
Fields on Dussafu block, offshore Gabon.
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BW Energy produces first oil from Hibiscus-Ruche Phase I

April 10, 2023
BW Energy has produced first oil from Hibiscus-Ruche Phase 1 in the Dussafu license offshore Gabon.
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Karoon achieves first oil from Patola field, offshore Brazil

March 15, 2023
Karoon Energy Ltd has achieved first oil from its PAT-2 development well in Patola oil field in its 100%-owned BM-S-40 production license offshore Brazil. PAT-2 was brought onstream...
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Vito platform in the US Gulf of Mexico.
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Shell brings Vito online in Gulf of Mexico

Feb. 16, 2023
Shell Offshore Inc., a Shell plc subsidiary, started production from the Vito platform, the operator’s 13th deepwater host in the Gulf of Mexico.