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Oil & Gas

DOF Subsea wins $60million upgrade work on Maari FPSO

OMV has awarded DOF Subsea a contract to complete a mooring upgrade on its FPSO (Floating, Storage, Offloading and Production) vessel in the Maari oilfield. The upgrade work at the Maari system, off New Zealand is expected to cost around $60million in total. It is expected to be carried out between February and April next year and will help future proof the mooring system for the next decade.

Other News

California shuts down more oilfield wells

The US State of California has shut down 33 oilfield wells which were allegedly improperly permitted to inject into federally protected water supplies. The move was put into effect late last week affecting oilfield injection wells in the state’s Kern County.

Oil & Gas

Planned Buzzard shutdown pushed back one month

A planned shutdown of the Buzzard oilfield in the North Sea is likely to be rescheduled for November. The move would boost next month's supply of crude which helps underpin the Brent benchmark. The shutdown had originally been planned for next month instead.

Europe

Full speed ahead for Hurricane’s Lancaster plans

Hurricane Energy is cracking on with plans to extract oil from 4,000 feet beneath the seabed after its North Sea Lancaster asset was officially designated as an oilfield. The Surrey-based company was founded in 2005 by chief executive Robert Trice to discover and develop oil from naturally fractured “basement” reservoirs in rock that was formed more than 2billion years ago. It has just achieved official oilfield status for Lancaster, located west of Shetland, from the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA).