Rotork actuates sub-sea safety valve installations at Egyptian gas field
Rotork Fluid Systems has supplied the specialised hydraulic actuator package for a second sub-sea safety isolation valve (SSIV) installation on the same offshore gas gathering project off the coast of Egypt.
The single acting, spring-return rack and pinion actuator, model number GSR-2-490-110F/CX, will operate a 16 inch ANSI Class 900 ball valve installed on the eleven kilometre export pipeline from the Seth Platform. This pipeline connects to the Tuna Platform export pipeline end manifold for onward transport to the shore via the TNW2 Platform.
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The FPSO Sevan Piranema has today commenced oil production on the Piranema field, off the coast of Aracaju, in the state of Sergipe, Brasil.
Q is located in Mississippi Canyon block 961. The natural gas field is developed as a subsea tieback to the Anadarko-operated Independence Hub facility in the eastern US Gulf of Mexico. StatoilHydro has a 50% working interest in the Q field.
The Piranema field, 25 km off the coast of Sergipe, started producing oil this Wednesday (10/10), in deep Northeastern Brazil waters. With operations going online in this field, Petrobras is taking another step towards maintaining Brazil’s oil self-sufficiency. The Piranema oil, of excellent quality, at 44º API, is the lightest oil produced in deep waters in Brazil.
The first tanker with a cargo of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the Snøhvit field left port at Melkøya near Hammerfest, northern Norway
Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) announced today that its subsidiary, Esso Exploration Angola (Block 15) Limited, has started production from the Marimba North project, designed to develop 80 million barrels of oil in approximately 3,900 feet (1,300 meters) of water more than 90 miles (145 kilometers) off the coast of Angola.