Aker Solutions to Provide Dynamic and Static Subsea Umbilicals for ExxonMobil’s Uaru Project

Norwegian offshore engineering and construction firm Aker Solutions said Friday it had won a sizeable contract from ExxonMobil to provide dynamic and static subsea umbilical for the Uaru project in Guyana.  Aker Solutions defines a sizeable contract as between NOK 0.5 billion (currently around $45,9 million) and NOK 1.5 billion (currently around $137,7 million). The... Continue Reading →

SBM commits to eighth `replica’ FPSO hull

(OM) SBM Offshore has ordered the eighth Fast4Ward MPF FPSO hull under its Fast4Ward program. CMHI (China Merchants Heavy Industry Co.) will construct the hull. To date, SBM has delivered six hulls to confirmed field developments and has granted exclusivity for the seventh to ExxonMobil Guyana. In its latest results review, the company provided an... Continue Reading →

ExxonMobil orders TechnipFMC subsea production system for Guyana project

TechnipFMC has secured a “large” contract by ExxonMobil to deliver a subsea production system for a recently sanctioned oil development project in Stabroek block offshore Guyana. Under the contract awarded by ExxonMobil affiliate Esso Exploration and Production Guyana, TechnipFMC will provide project management, engineering, and manufacturing to deliver the overall subsea production system for the Uaru project. The... Continue Reading →

MODEC’s Guyana-bound FPSO destined for ExxonMobil’s fifth oil project goes to EPCI stage

Japan’s FPSO provider MODEC is moving to the engineering, procurement, construction, and installation (EPCI) phase for ExxonMobil’s floating production storage and offloading vessel (FPSO), which will work on the U.S. energy giant’s recently sanctioned fifth offshore development project in Guyana. MODEC disclosed on Monday, 8 May 2023, that it would proceed with engineering, procurement, and construction on the Uaru FPSO, following a final... Continue Reading →

ExxonMobil’s first development off Guyana found to be in breach of oil spill insurance obligations

A Guyanese court recently ruled that ExxonMobil failed to provide adequate insurance for the costs of recovering from a potentially catastrophic oil spill from its first oil development project located off the coast of Guyana. According to High Court Justice, Sandil Kissoon, ExxonMobil “engaged in a disingenuous attempt” to dodge the full responsibility under its environmental permit for the Liza Phase I... Continue Reading →

Noble drillship cleared to operate offshore Mexico

(OM) Noble Corp drillship Noble Globetrotter I should start a contract offshore Mexico shortly following an extended permitting delay, the company said in its latest results statement. As for other vessels in the company’s 16-strong fleet, the Noble Gerry de Souza has sailed from the US Gulf of Mexico (GoM)  to Nigeria. Noble Discoverer is due to begin a one-well contract... Continue Reading →

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