If sanctioned and developed, the deepwater Pecan field would be Ghana’s fourth producing offshore field. First oil is expected 35 months after sanction, which could come as early as this year. The steel pipe manufacturer agrees to deliver outer pipes for pipe-in-pipe flowlines for a pair of recently-announced Aker BP projects in the Norwegian Sea. Oilfield Services: How Much Consolidation is Yet To Come? The recent upswing in M&As in the oilfield services sector may be a harbinger of more to come as operators push for capex and opex control.