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OE Activity: 2014 / December

 

MacGregor gets ZPMC contract

Dec 30, 2014

Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industry Co. (ZPMC) awarded MacGregor a contract for four offshore cranes, including a 400-tonne SWL active heave-compensated crane capable of deploying 3000m of wire rope. All four cranes will be fitted to a new…

BG’s QCLNG loads first LNG cargo

Dec 29, 2014

BG Group started loading the first cargo of LNG from its Queensland Curtis LNG (QCLNG) facility this week on the Methane Rita Andrea tri-fuel diesel electric (TFDE) LNG carrier.   The Methane Rita Andrea…

Rock installation record set

Dec 29, 2014

Dutch contractor Van Oord’s flexible fallpipe vessel Stornes has set a world record. During a period of four weeks, Stornes, built at CIMC Raffles, placed rock in water depths of up to 1277m. The subsea rock installation works were executed…

Indonesian green light for KrisEnergy

Dec 29, 2014

Indonesian authorities have approved a plan of development (POD) for the Lengo gas field in the Bulu production sharing contract (PSC) offshore East Java. Approval of the POD paves the way for the operator, KrisEnergy, to pursue formal…

African Petroleum Liberia farm-in almost complete

Dec 23, 2014

African Petroleum signed a non-binding term sheet agreement with a private London-based independent oil and gas company to farm-in to African Petroleum’s 100% owned Liberian LB-08 license. LB-08 is situated in a highly prospective region offshore Liberia…

GasLog acquiring two BG LNG vessels

Dec 23, 2014

BG Group is selling two modern tri-fuel diesel electric (TFDE) LNG carriers to GasLog for US$460 million, a  deal that will help the company pay down its debt. Methane Becki Anne. From BG Group.   The…

Nova Scotia tidal projects win funding

Dec 23, 2014

Nova Scotia's government has granted four awards that will help tidal energy developers deploy the first turbine arrays in the Bay of Fundy. In October, developers at the Fundy Ocean Research Centre for Energy (FORCE) applied to the Department…

Ocean Yield delivers Geco Triton

Dec 23, 2014

Ocean Yield delivered the survey vessel Geco Triton to Schlumberger subsidiary WesternGeco, netting US$8.2 million for the vessel. Geco Triton was built in 1991 and remains under a charter arrangement to WesternGeco until December 2015…

Hess, NWS sign Australia LOI

Dec 22, 2014

Hess’s Australian subsidiary, Hess Exploration Australia Pty Ltd. and the North West Shelf (NWS) signed a non-binding letter of intent (LOI) for Hess to develop its natural gas discoveries in its deepwater permits offshore northwestern Australia…

BP, SOCAR to explore Caspian Sea

Dec 22, 2014

BP and the state oil company of the Republic of Azerbaijan, SOCAR signed a production sharing agreement (PSA) for the exploration and development of the potential prospects in the shallow water area around the Absheron Peninsula located in the Azerbaijan sector of the Caspian Sea…

Neon passes MEO for Evoworld

Dec 22, 2014

The Neon Energy board is moving forward with the “superior proposal” from Evoworld and calling off its merger plans with MEO Australia. Image from Neon.   Neon entered into a bid implementation agreement (BIA) with Evoworld on 19 December…

Sub-Atlantic scores multiple ROV deal

Dec 22, 2014

Forum Energy Technologies subsidiary Sub-Atlantic has secured three international contracts with a combined value of over £3.5 million for the manufacture of three specialist remotely operated vehicles (ROVs). The firm will provide IKM Subsea in Norway…

OAA trophy design chosen

Dec 22, 2014

Alexandra Pate, a Robert Gordon University student, has won a competition to design the trophy for the 2015 Offshore Achievement Awards (OAA), taking place in March.   The brief was to design a trophy which encompassed the key themes of the OAA…

DONG building UK offshore wind farm

Dec 19, 2014

DONG Energy is constructing the offshore wind farm Burbo Bank Extension located 8km off the United Kingdom coast in Liverpool Bay. Image of DONG's Barrow Offshore Wind Farm. From DONG.    Burbo…

Nexans delivers first DEH system to Shah Deniz 2

Dec 19, 2014

Nexans provided its first delivery for the subsea direct electrical heating (DEH) system to be used at BP's Shah Deniz Stage 2 development off Azerbaijan in the Caspian Sea. Nexans is tasked with supplying a comprehensive subsea DEH system…

Gentle Giant headed for Sandbank wind farm

Dec 19, 2014

MENCK’s “Gentle Giant” will be used to assist Bilfinger Marine & Offshore Systems with the installation of subsea foundations for Project Sandbank, a new 72 turbine strong wind farm in the North Sea. The Gentle Giant…

Boskalis in US$91 million offshore wind farm gig

Dec 19, 2014

Iberdrola Renewables Offshore Deutschland GmbH awarded Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis) in partnership with Volker Stevin International (VolkerWessels) a US$91.8 million contract for the partial construction of the Wikinger Offshore Wind Farm in the German section of the Baltic Sea…

Thrustmaster delivers Petrobras vessel

Dec 19, 2014

Thrustmaster of Texas delivered the BS Camburi vessel to Petrobras. Image from Thrustmaster.    The BS Camburi is a 36m monohull crewboat built in Brazil by Arpoador Engenharia to the Petrobras type P2 specification…

Ocean Installer opens Brazil office

Dec 19, 2014

Norwegian subsea contractor Ocean Installer has opened an office in Brazil stating that the country represents significant growth opportunities in the years ahead.  “We have seen the need to establish an office to serve the Brazilian oil and gas market…

FMC to supply Eni's East Hub

Dec 18, 2014

FMC Technologies received an order worth $393 million from Eni Angola to supply subsea production systems for its deepwater Block 15/06 East Hub development. Eni is the operator of Block 15/06, while Sonangol EP is the concessionaire…

Prospect joins Wild Well Control

Dec 18, 2014

Prospect Flow Solutions is joining Wild Well Control to serve as its new advanced engineering group.    Since Prospect’s founding in 1999, Wild Well and its parent company have partnered with Prospect on a number of projects to deliver…

Lamprell marks rig delivery record

Dec 18, 2014

Dubai-based rig builder Lamprell has completed the jackup drilling rig, the Shuwehat for Abu Dhabi’s National Drilling Company (NDC) on time, budget and schedule. The delivery to NDC follows a 12 November announcement of a new contract with the firm…

Rodi Marine building two FSVs for Swiftships

Dec 17, 2014

Rodi Marine Service signed a contract with Swiftships to build two additional 175 Foot DP-2 fast supply vessels (FSVs). The two additional vessels will be an extension of the two-boat order made by Rodi Marine in 2013. The Riley Claire…

GE buys Oceaneering line

Dec 17, 2014

GE has agreed to acquire the Subsea Electric Actuator product line of Oceaneering, a global provider of engineering services and products to the oil and gas industry. The product line goes to market under the Oceaneering Subsea All Electric and Ifokus brand…

2H supplies platform offshore Malaysia

Dec 17, 2014

2H Offshore will deliver a lightweight conductor supported platform for EnQuest subsidiary, EQ Petroleum Developments Malaysia Sdn Bhd, for installation in the Tanjong Baram field, offshore Malaysia. The award follows completion of a competitive tender process…

Aqualis Offshore signs Atwood deal

Dec 17, 2014

Aqualis Offshore, signed a master service agreement (MSA) with offshore drilling company Atwood Oceanics.  The MSA covers jackup rig moving services, towmaster and marine warranty services, and can include condition and valuation services…

M.A.C. Solutions introduces Lantech ethernet switches

Dec 17, 2014

Providing the latest security and surveillance systems and onboard entertainment technologies (Infotainment) such as passenger WiFi services to the demanding rail sector is a challenge. Reliability of these onboard technologies is critical for both train operators and passengers…

Wärtsilä acquires L-3 Marine Systems

Dec 17, 2014

Wärtsilä is acquiring L-3 Marine Systems International (L-3 MSI) from L-3 Communications Holdings in a US$353 million deal. L-3 MSI is a business sector within L-3's Electronic Systems business segment primarily focused on the commercial ship industry…

Peak gets two new ISO test facilities

Dec 17, 2014

Peak Well Systems (Peak) commissioned two new ISO test facilities in Perth (Western Australia) and Aberdeen (UK). The new facilities provide a controlled environment in which to test downhole plug systems under extreme conditions for prolonged periods of time…

Ranger 2 commissioned for Pieter Schelte

Dec 17, 2014

The Swiss-based Allseas Group selected Sonardyne’s Ranger 2 Ultra-Short Baseline (USBL) acoustic positioning system for the world’s largest pipelay and platform installation/decommissioning vessel, Pieter Schelte. The Ranger 2 USBL system…

Vard to build CSV for Farstad/Technip

Dec 17, 2014

Norway-based ship builder Vard is to design and build a new offshore subsea construction vessel for fellow-Norwegian firm Farstad Shipping. The 98m-long, 21.5m-beam vessel will be of VARD 3 17 design has been developed especially for subsea and inspection…

Danos gets Bristow contract

Dec 16, 2014

Bristow awarded Danos a contract to provide field support for Bristow’s six Gulf of Mexico bases. Five of the bases are located in Louisiana – Galliano, Houma, Intercoastal City, New Iberia and Venice – and one in Galveston, Texas.    Executives…

Technip sells US diving assets

Dec 16, 2014

Technip has completed the previously announced sale of its diving assets in the US Gulf of Mexico to Ranger Offshore Inc. As part of this transaction, Technip USA and Ranger Offshore have entered into a multiyear Diving Services Agreement covering Technip’s North America Region…

Kleven, MacGregor sign major contract

Dec 15, 2014

Norway’s Kleven awarded MacGregor a contract for 
six comprehensive deck handling equipment packages.  Image from Cargotec.   The contract will see MacGregor deliver Triplex 42 Multi-deck handlers…

Swiber breaks into West African market

Dec 15, 2014

Singapore-based offshore construction and support services firm Swiber Holdings has made its first foray into the offshore oil and gas market in West Africa. The firm has secured an award from a Houston-based oil and gas company to provide engineering…

Alfa Laval supplies Angolan FPSOs

Dec 12, 2014

Swedish heat transfer, centrifugal separation and fluid handling firm Alfa Laval has won an order to supply compact heat exchangers for two FPSOs to be moored offshore Angola. The order is worth about SEK 50 million (US$6.6 million) and delivery is scheduled for 2015…

Nexans umbilicals installed at Jack/St. Malo

Dec 11, 2014

Nexans' power umbilicals that integrate HV power supply and umbilical functions within a single cable cross-section were installed for the Chevron-operated Jack/St. Malo gas fields in the Gulf of Mexico. From Nexans…

EMGS extends EM Leader contract

Dec 10, 2014

EMGS and Seatrans signed an extended charter agreement for the EM Leader vessel. From EMGS.   EMGS will charter the vessel for two years and has two options for a one-year extension…

CNOOC, KUFPEC sign three PSCs

Dec 10, 2014

China National Offshore Oil Corp. (CNOOC) and Kuwait Foreign Petroleum Exploration Co. (KUFPEC) signed three production sharing contracts (PSC) for Blocks 52/22, 52/26, and 63/13 located in the Yinggehai basin, in the South China Sea. According to the terms of the PSCs…

Tendeka wins Statoil contract for sand screens with ICDs

Dec 10, 2014

Tendeka has secured a four-year contract extension with Statoil for the supply of sand-face completion equipment for the Troll field, as well as other fields under Statoil’s operation in the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS). The agreement will see Tendeka install up to 40…

Schneider Electric, EPD partner for US IEC equipment production

Dec 09, 2014

Schneider Electric and Electronic Power Design (EPD) are creating a partnership to produce Schneider Electric IEC equipment in the United States. Through this partnership, Schneider Electric will manufacture Okkenglobal products in the US for the first time…

GMS secures contract for newbuild

Dec 09, 2014

Self-propelled self-elevating support vessels (SESV) firm Gulf Marine Services (GMS) has secured its first contract award for its new Mid-Size Class vessel GMS Shamal. The vessel, the first of its kind, is currently being built at GMS’…

Tritech opens Ulverston facility

Dec 08, 2014

Aberdeenshire-based Tritech International has relocated its design and production operations to a new site within the Cumbrian town of Ulverston. The company has been operating in Ulverston since 1986 and in July 2013 began ground works on a new purpose-built building…

Zamakona Yards, GS-Hydro sign agreement

Dec 08, 2014

Zamakona Yards has signed an initial two-year agreement with Finnish multinational GS-Hydro. The contract has an initial duration of two years. The agreement was signed 5 December in Zamakona Yards' Las Palmas Port offices by Borja Garaygordobil…

EMGS gets 3D EM contract in Uruguay

Dec 08, 2014

BG Group awarded Electromagnetic Geoservices ASA (EMGS) a US$27 million contract for 3D EM data acquisition in Uruguay. EMGS says the data acquisition is scheduled to begin around 15 December using the EM Leader vessel. The survey is expected to last three and a half months…

Seaway to install Sandbank substation

Dec 08, 2014

Bladt Industries, Aalborg, Denmark has awarded Seaway Heavy Lifting the contract for the transportation and installation of the Sandbank substation. The substation platform consists of a jacket, skirt piles and deck and requires to be installed in the Sandbank Offshore Wind Farm…

Pemex, Reliance Industries sign MOU

Dec 05, 2014

Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) and India’s Reliance Industries (RIL) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU), in which both companies will explore business opportunities in exploration, production, refining and industrial processing in Mexico…

Petrotrin faces strike, Energy Minister responds

Dec 03, 2014

Petrotrin workers called for a strike by the Oilfields Workers’ Trade Union (OWTU) after management refused wage increases. The action could shutter the country's refinery. Energy Minister Kevin Ramnarine addressed the Trinidad and Tobago Parliament today on the financial status of Petrotrin…

2H invests in new Malaysia, Australia facilities

Dec 03, 2014

2H Offshore invested in improved office facilities in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Perth, Australia, to support ongoing growth in the Asia Pacific region. “The subsea oil and gas industry in Asia Pacific continues to grow rapidly,' says Hugh Howells…

McDermott installs single point mooring tower off Indonesia

Dec 02, 2014

McDermott International has concluded the transportation and installation of a Yoke-type single point mooring tower and hook-up to a floating storage offloading (FSO) vessel for PT Rekayasa Industri offshore Indonesia in the Banyu Urip field…

Cameron wins Hebron equipment supply contract

Dec 02, 2014

Cameron has been awarded a multi-year contract by ExxonMobil Canada Properties for wellhead equipment and production trees for the Hebron project, a 52-well development located offshore Newfoundland. Cameron will supply large-bore, high-pressure equipment including wellheads…

ENAP gets helicopters for rigs in Strait of Magellan

Dec 02, 2014

Chilean helicopter services operator EcoCopter has prepared for a new contract with ENAP (Empresa Nacional del Petróleo), the Chilean national petroleum company, which started on 1 December 2014. Eurocopter…

Statoil, EMGS enter multi-client agreement

Dec 02, 2014

Electromagnetic Geoservices ASA (EMGS) entered into a data licensing agreement with Statoil ASA worth US$10 million for the provision of 3D EM data from EMGS' multi-client data library in Norway. After adjustment for partner's share of the revenues…

Statoil using Nexans DEH in Norwegian Sea

Dec 01, 2014

Statoil, on behalf of Wintershall, signed a contract with Nexans for the supply of direct electrical heating (DEH) technology. The DEH riser will connect the Kristin and Maria fields in the Norwegian Sea with the Kristin platform, ensuring the constant flow through pipelines…

Proserv gets US$20 million Hess subsea contract

Dec 01, 2014

Hess Corp. awarded Proserve a contract worth in excess of US$20 million for the provision of a 12-well subsea control system along with associated topside and subsea interface equipment for the deepwater Stampede development, in the Gulf of Mexico (GoM)…

EMGS gets Asian contract

Dec 01, 2014

PTTEP International awarded Electromagnetic Geoservices ASA (EMGS) a US$7 million contract in Thailand and Myanmar. In October, EMGS received the letter of intent for the 3D EM data acquisition. The survey will be done using the vessel BOA…

Lubrizol buying Weatherford businesses for US$825 million

Dec 01, 2014

Weatherford International plc signed a definitive agreement with an affiliate of the Lubrizol Corp. for the sale of the Weatherford’s engineered chemistry and integrity drilling fluids business. The businesses will be sold for US$750 million in cash…

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