OE Activity: 2015 / August

 

Attending SPE Offshore Europe?

Sep 03, 2015

At this year’s Offshore Europe, The Lubricant Co. will be hosting ExxonMobil experts to showcase advanced lubrication solutions for the oil and gas industry. Join as experts from both companies give insights into how to improve safety…

Centek announces deepwater division

Aug 31, 2015

Centek Group, a centralizer manufacturer, has formed a deepwater division to focus the sale and support of its specialist deepwater centralizer products. Centek’s deepwater centralizers are designed for use in wells where as many as nine…

OE15: What to wear at Europe's biggest oil show

Aug 31, 2015

If you're an old hand at major oil events you'll know that you're choice of clothing can be key to having a successful show.  For those who are new, not having the right gear on can leave you shivvering in a technical session or baking hot on the exhibition floor…

OEG merges US business with CRT

Aug 28, 2015

OEG Offshore, a global provider of cargo carrying units (CCUs) and A60 modules to the oil and gas industry, has announced the merger of its US business with Louisiana based oilfield equipment provider Cameron Rental and Tank (CRT). The…

IKM obtains Oceaneering Norwegian subsidiary

Aug 28, 2015

Image: on-site machining/IKM Testing The IKM Group announced that IKM Testing has entered into a purchase agreement to acquire Oceaneering’s Norwegian Onsite Machining & Cutting business…

Lukoil opens Scandinavian warehouse

Aug 28, 2015

LUKOIL, a provider of marine lubricants, has expand its global supply network, opening a new warehouse in Gothenburg, Sweden, which will reduce lead time and increase flexibility when delivering lubricants to vessels calling at Scandinavian ports…

Statoil gets approval for Sigrun East

Aug 28, 2015

Statoil has received consent from the Petroleum Safety Authority of Norway to drill exploration well 15/3-10 in a prospect named Sigrun East with the potential of a sidetrack well.  The area where the well is to be drilled is around…

LQT Industries wins work in Trinidad

Aug 27, 2015

LQT Industries, a full-service provider of accommodation facilities, design-build construction services, and support services to the oil and gas industry, has been awarded a contract for the construction of an E-House, a temporary living quarters building…

Canyon Offshore wins Shell trenching contract

Aug 27, 2015

Shell, the operator of the BC-10 field, has awarded a contract to Helix Energy Solutions Group’s robotics subsidiary, Canyon Offshore, to trench and bury over 40km of pipe in 1675m of water in the Campos basin offshore Brazil. The work…

Maersk Oil signs up Amec Foster Wheeler

Aug 27, 2015

Amec Foster Wheeler has been awarded a three-year integrated services contract (ISC) by Maersk Oil covering its North Sea assets. The value of the contract has not been announced. The integrated services will start in September 2015 and will run for three years…

CGG data management open to Diskos group

Aug 27, 2015

CGG's E&P data management solution for the seismic, well and production modules in the Diskos database, Norway’s National Data Repository, is now in production and accessible to all members of the Diskos group. The Diskos implementation…

Danos wins Appomattox contract

Aug 26, 2015

Danos has been selected by Shell to fabricate three boarding valve skid assemblies for its deepwater Appomattox project. The project, which will engage five Danos divisions – coatings, fabrication, instrumentation and electrical, project management and procurement – will begin immediately…

Schoolhill, Trelleborg complete Shah Deniz project

Aug 26, 2015

Trelleborg Sealing Solutions has produced a new innovative seal for a 'ground-breaking' valve designed by Schoolhill Hydraulic Engineering for BP’s Shah Deniz field. The high-flow, high-integrity, safety critical subsea quick exhaust valve (QEV)…

Wood Group Intetech awards multiple contracts

Aug 26, 2015

Wood Group Intetech (WGI), an asset integrity specialist, has been awarded US$1 million worth of work in the form of 11 new contracts from new and existing clients. The agreements span the Americas, Europe and the Middle East, and include…

Maersk choses Alderley metering systems

Aug 25, 2015

Alderley Systems, a subsidiary of Alderley Group, has been awarded a contract by Maersk Oil Danish Business Unit to supply two fiscal oil metering systems with master metering. The measured oil will then be exported via a pipeline to Fredericia…

Petrex completes BW Athena inspection

Aug 25, 2015

Subsea engineering and project management company Petrex Developments has successfully completed the inspection of the BW Athena dynamic flexible riser/umbilical systems, FPSO mooring system and hull for North Sea operator Ithaca Energy. The…

North Energy sells Barents Sea stake

Aug 24, 2015

North Energy has entered into an agreement with Det norske oljeselskap, whereby Det norske will acquire North Energy's 10% interest in production license 722. The license was awarded in the 22nd licensing round, and is subject to a drill or drop decision in 2Q 2016…

Aptomar inks Statoil contract

Aug 24, 2015

Statoil has opted for Aptomar’s TCMS tactical collaboration and management system at the energy company’s field monitoring centre at Sandsli in Bergen, Norway.   Under the contract, Aptomar will provide Statoil with TCMS (Tactical Collaboration and Management System) workstations…

OE15: How to survive Europe's biggest oil show #3

Aug 24, 2015

With less than two weeks now left to SPE Offshore Europe, Shreyasi Bhaumik, Client Services Director, BCM Public Relations, gives her top 12 tips to surviving Europe's biggest oil show:  Always plan ahead of the event. Review…

DONG acquires Hornsea, project rights

Aug 21, 2015

Image: wind turbines at sea/iStock DONG Energy acquired the Hornsea zone and the project rights to Hornsea Project Two and Three, which have the potential of 3 gigawatts (GW) offshore wind capacity…

Ecopetrol board to form Colombian subsidiary

Aug 21, 2015

Image: Ecopetrol The board of directors of Ecopetrol, in its meeting held on 14 August, 2015, authorized the creation of a Colombian company indirectly wholly-owned by Ecopetrol…

Lime acquires North Sea stake

Aug 21, 2015

Image: North Sea license PL410/Hibiscus Petroleum Hibiscus Petroleum Berhad has announced that its jointly-controlled entity, Lime Petroleum Norway has executed an agreement…

Fluor, COOEC form fabrication JV

Aug 20, 2015

Image: Zhuhai skidway and assembly yard/Fluor Fluor Corp. and Offshore Oil Engineering Co. (COOEC) have formed a new joint venture, COOEC Fluor Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. (CFHI)…

OE15: EIC hosting largest show pavilion

Aug 19, 2015

The Energy Industries Council (EIC), the leading trade association for UK companies that supply goods and services to the energy industries worldwide, will be the focal point of attention at Offshore Europe this September as the largest single exhibitor at the show…

LQT awarded two accommodation projects

Aug 18, 2015

Image: LQT Industries, LLC LQT Industries, LLC has been awarded two projects to upgrade and refurbish single lift accommodations that house a total of 320 personnel on a drillship and a semisubmersible located in the Gulf of Mexico…

Aquatic wins Moho Nord work

Aug 18, 2015

Aquatic Engineering and Construction Ltd. has been awarded a multimillion dollar contract on the US$10 billion Moho Nord subsea project, 75 km off the coast of the Republic of Congo, West Africa. The contract was awarded by a UK-based subcontractor working for Total E&P Congo…

TCO expands workforce

Aug 18, 2015

Image: Paul Betteridge, TCO director/TCO TCO has confirmed a continuation of strong sales results, leading to the expansion of its Aberdeen workforce by a third. Within the past six months…

Prosafe inks another contract

Aug 18, 2015

Lundin Norway has exercised a one month option for the provision of the Safe Boreas semisubmersible accommodation vessel at the Edvard Grieg Project in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea. The one month option extends on site operations…

Accenture to buy Schlumberger unit

Aug 18, 2015

Global management consultancy and services firm Accenture has agreed to acquire Schlumberger Business Consulting (SBC), Schlumberger's management consulting unit. Accenture says the acquisition will expand its capabilities in helping…

Shell, COSCOL sign transport contract

Aug 17, 2015

COSCO Shipping Co. Ltd. (COSCOL) has signed a contract with Shell Offshore Inc. for the transportation of the Appomattox semisubmersible offshore platform hull from South Korea to Ingleside, Texas. This contract was awarded as part of an enterprise frame agreement between Shell and COSCOL…

SUT to host two sessions at Offshore Europe

Aug 17, 2015

The Society for Underwater Technology (SUT) will host two deepwater technical sessions at Offshore Europe, providing a platform for organizations to demonstrate innovations that are pushing boundaries at new depths. The first session…

Sonardyne opens French office

Aug 17, 2015

Sonardyne, a specialists in subsea navigation and positioning technology, has opened its first permanent office in France to expand its presence in the region. The announcement follows the opening of a second Sonardyne office in Brazil earlier this year…

Helicopter pilots to ballot for strike action

Aug 17, 2015

Helicopter pilots in Aberdeen have agreed to run a ballot for strike action over offshore helicopter operator redundancies in the North Sea. Helicopter operators have been feeling the brunt of the oil market downturn, precipitated by low oil prices…

Sparrows increases Middle East footprint

Aug 17, 2015

Lifting, handling and cable and pipeline and fluid power firm Sparrows Group has expanded its reach in the Middle East after forming a local partnership with Zamil Group in Saudi Arabia. The strategic alliance will see Sparrows Group’s…

OE15: How to survive Europe's biggest oil show #2

Aug 17, 2015

SPE Offshore Europe starts just three weeks today! To help you plan, we have asked some show veterans for their tips on how to survive and thrive at Europe's biggest oil show: Rachel Creegan, PR and marketing director, ThinkPR “Being…

SOCO marks H5 start-up off Vietnam

Aug 13, 2015

First oil and gas was produced from the H5 wellhead platform (H5-WHP) on the Te Giac Trang (TGT) field 10 August offshore Vietnam, says SOCO.   The start of production was achieved one month ahead of schedule and the H5 development project has been completed with zero lost time accidents…

JOGMEC funds Vietnamese exploration

Aug 13, 2015

Japan's JOGMEC is to provide equity financing to fellow Japanese firms Idemitsu Kosan and Sumitomo Corporation, which acquired participating interests in the exploration Blocks 39 and 40/02 offshore, Vietnam. Idemitsu and Sumitomo signed the production sharing contract (PSC)…

TAM restructures regional support

Aug 12, 2015

Image: TAM International TAM International has restructured its regional businesses into two individual hemisphere-based groups in order to achieve higher performance rates and streamline its business objectives…

Trendsetter completes containment project

Aug 12, 2015

Trendsetter Engineering has completed work on a containment toolkit that can be deployed to minimize the environmental impact of a subsea well incident. This follows their delivery of four subsea well capping stacks, designed to shut in an uncontrolled subsea well…

Carisbrooke adds to fleet

Aug 12, 2015

Image: TIP OSLO/Carisbrooke Shipping Carisbrooke Shipping recently welcomed eight modern, high quality 8000 dead weight tonne general cargo vessels to their commercially-managed fleet…

InterMoor completes Heidelberg hook-up

Aug 12, 2015

InterMoor provided Anadarko Petroleum Corp. with rapid hook-up services for their Heidelberg truss spar in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico after stepping in at short notice for another contractor. The company hooked up the 80,000 b/d spar to three mooring lines in Green Canyon block 860…

IWCF launches online training system

Aug 11, 2015

Image: IWCF employees review FORUM/IWCF The International Well Control Forum (IWCF), the independent organization that sets international well control standards, has launched a new online administration system called “FORUM…

OceanWorks wins subsea contract

Aug 11, 2015

Safe Marine Transfer (SMT), under an initiative to develop a “Deepwater Permanent Subsea Pressure Compensated Chemical Storage and Injection System” has awarded OceanWorks a contract for a substantial engineering effort to define, engineer and quantify the equipment required…

Keppel O&M secures FPSO conversion and more

Aug 11, 2015

Keppel Offshore & Marine’s (Keppel O&M) wholly owned subsidiary Keppel Shipyard  has secured a floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) conversion contract as well as three repair, upgrade and modification contracts worth a total of about US$89 million (S$125 million)…

Helix to use OSBIT Power for new vessels

Aug 11, 2015

Helix Well Ops UK awarded OSBIT Power a contract to deliver new support structures and deck equipment for two of its new well-intervention vessels.  The design of the deck layout of the Siem Helix…

Harkand completes Swordfish upgrade

Aug 11, 2015

Harkand has successfully completed the US$10.5 million upgrade of its Gulf of Mexico based dive support vessel (DSV) Swordfish. Originally built in 2007, the Swordfish is the youngest DSV in this region and has been upgraded to the highest safety standards in the offshore industry…

Ireland, UK cross-border survey underway

Aug 11, 2015

GeoPartners, in partnership with MAGE, Seabird Exploration and DownUnder GeoSolutions, have acquired a new regional multiclient 2D (MC2D) seismic survey entitled North Celtic Sea 2015. This Ireland/UK cross-border project is located mostly in the Irish North Celtic Sea and St…

Offshore Wind Consultants opens Hamburg office

Aug 11, 2015

Offshore Wind Consultants, part of Oslo-listed Aqualis ASA, has opened a new office in Hamburg, Germany.  The new Hamburg office will be used as the operating base for the company’s growing client and project work based in the region…

Offshore Wind Consultants opens Hamburg, Germany office

Aug 11, 2015

Offshore Wind Consultants, part of Oslo-listed Aqualis ASA, has opened a new office in Hamburg, Germany.  The new Hamburg office will be used as the operating base for the company’s growing client and project work based in the region…

Reflex Marine adds Wiltrading

Aug 11, 2015

Reflex Marine has added Wiltrading to its global network of accredited service centers. Wiltrading, maritime safety company located in Australia, has been representing Reflex Marine as a regional partner for over 10 years. The company has now achieved accredited service center status…

OE15: How to survive Europe's biggest oil show #1

Aug 11, 2015

SPE Offshore Europe starts just four weeks today! To help you plan, we have asked some show veterans for their tips on how to survive and thrive at Europe's biggest oil show: Alexander MacLeod, founder and project services manager at…

MCG buys Polaris seismic database

Aug 11, 2015

MultiClient Geophysical (MCG) has entered into an agreement with Polaris E&E Services to acquire their Post Stack Reprocessed Atlantic Margin seismic 2D data. MCG will pay Polaris for this transaction through revenue share of futures sales…

OE15: SPE to poll graduates

Aug 11, 2015

The Society of Petroleum Engineers Aberdeen's Young Professional Committee has launched an online survey to gather the opinions of students, graduates and young professionals about their preconceived ideas about the industry. The results…

Dong signs up Maersk Giant for Siri, Nini

Aug 10, 2015

Denmark's Maersk Drilling has been awarded a new contract for the jackup rig Mærsk Giant with Danish energy utility DONG Energy. The firm contract covers 150 days of work on the Nini and Siri field in the Danish part of the North Sea…

Freeport McMoran awards DOF Subsea IMR contract

Aug 07, 2015

DOF Subsea North America has been awarded an inspection, maintenance, and repair (IMR) contract with Freeport McMoran for a period of six months firm. The operations will commence immediately and the vessel Harvey Deep Sea will be utilized under the contract…

Sound Oil changes name

Aug 07, 2015

Sound Oil, the Mediterranean focused upstream gas company, announces that it is to change its registered name to 'Sound Energy plc.' Following the company's increasing gas focus and expected first production from its Nervesa field in 2015…

IMCA reveals 2014 ROV stats

Aug 07, 2015

The International Marine Contractors Association’s (IMCA) 2014 survey of remotely operated vehicles (ROV), and ROV personnel reveals that in February 2014 a total of 3369 ROV personnel (superintendents, supervisors, pilot techs and other offshore ROV support personnel) were working…

FMC delivers Egina subsea wellheads

Aug 07, 2015

FMC Technologies recently delivered four subsea wellheads in Nigeria for Total’s Egina project – the first to be entirely fabricated in country.  The wellheads were fabricated for FMC Technologies by Oiltools Africa Limited (OAL), a Nigerian company…

Horizon adds new geoscience vessel

Aug 07, 2015

UAE-headquartered Horizon Geosciences has added a new vessel to its fleet for work in the North Sea and West Africa. A multi-disciplinary IMCA and OVID approved DP1 survey vessel with a proven track record in the North Sea and Arctic…

EMGS inks Malaysian survey

Aug 07, 2015

Electromagnetic Geoservices (EMGS) has received a letter of award (LOA) for a contract worth approximately US$4.2 million from an oil company for 3D EM data acquisition over their operated area in Malaysia. The two parties have entered into a two-year contract…

Global SCS opens Dubai office

Aug 06, 2015

Aberdeen-based oil service company Global SCS today revealed further worldwide expansion.  The firm, part of Scotland's Global Energy Group, has just opened an office in Dubai to handle growing demand for its services in the Middle East and Africa…

Lime Petroleum acquires two Norwegian Sea licenses

Aug 05, 2015

Rex International Holding Ltd. has announced that its jointly-controlled entity, Lime Petroleum Norway, signed an agreement with EnQuest Norge to acquire their 50% stake in licenses PL760 and PL760B in the Norwegian Sea. Following the transaction…

Aqualis wins Chinese liftboat contract

Aug 05, 2015

Image from Aqualis Offshore Aqualis Offshore has been awarded a contracted by Mekers Offshore Ltd. to supervise the construction of the Zhejiang-based company’s two new liftboats…

Bechtel, Delfin sign FEED contract

Aug 05, 2015

Image: Delfin LNG Bechtel announced it has been selected by Delfin LNG, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fairwood Peninsula Energy Corp., to perform front-end engineering and design (FEED)…

Ceona partners with Interoil Angola

Aug 03, 2015

Ceona, a SURF contractor with heavy subsea construction capabilities, has expanded its West African reach after entering into a strategic partnership with Interoil Angola. The partnership will see Interoil Angola, which is a key player in offshore support vessel management in West Africa…

Former ADTI staff joins Exceed

Aug 03, 2015

Exceed, a well management and performance improvement specialist, has announced that it has joined forces with eight former members of senior staff from Applied Drilling Technology International (ADTI).  ADTI ceased trading in May 2015…

Atlantic Petroleum, Third Energy complete Pegasus sale

Aug 03, 2015

Atlantic Petroleum has announced that its subsidiary, Atlantic Petroleum UK Ltd., has completed the sale and purchase agreement with Third Energy Offshore for the sale of Atlantic Petroleum’s interests in P1724 (UK Block 43/13b which contains the Pegasus West Gas Discovery)…

Fugro awarded BG International MBES survey

Aug 03, 2015

Fugro has been awarded a contract by BG International Ltd. Sucursal Honduras to conduct an integrated multibeam echosounder (MBES) survey and seabed coring campaign over its offshore acreage (block) in the Honduran Caribbean. As part of BG’s exploration license commitments…

Paradigm support Forties deluge system

Aug 03, 2015

Paradigm Flow Services has successfully completed a deluge remediation and replacement project for Apache North Sea in the Forties field. The remediation work was carried out as part of the company’s Deluge Integrity Management service on four of the Forties assets…

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