Workers in Angola are completing construction of the strongest crane in Africa, with a capacity to lift 2,500 metric tons, to be used at offshore projects for Chevron (CVX), Total (TOT) and SBM Offshore. The second phase of CVX’s $5.6 billion Mafumeira Sul project is expected to produce 110K bbl/day by 2015, and TOT’s Clov project may start pumping crude next year.
Ivanhoe Energy (IVAN +13.8%) and SBM Offshore form a global strategic alliance, combining their respective expertise to produce a design for offshore facilities that will economically produce and upgrade heavy oil from offshore fields with crude oil quality down to 10 API gravity.
Talisman Energy (TLM) and its partners will receive $470M from Holland's SBM Offshore (SBFFF.PK) in a settlement over the termination of the Norwegian YME offshore oil platform project. SBM Offshore was building YME for Talisman and its partners but had to terminate it following technical difficulties. (PR)