OE Activity: 2015 / October

 

Bilfinger, Maersk Oil sign maintenance contract

Oct 30, 2015

Following a period of competitive tender, industrial services company Bilfinger Salamis UK has been awarded a contract for the provision of fabric maintenance and associated services by Maersk Oil North Sea (Maersk Oil).   Image…

Pacific Drilling rescinds Zonda contract

Oct 29, 2015

Pacific Drilling announced that it has exercised its right to rescind the construction contract for ultra-deepwater drillship Pacific Zonda due to the failure by Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) to timely deliver a vessel that substantially…

Jumbo delivers McDermott modules

Oct 29, 2015

Jumbo's heavy lift vessel Jumbo Vision transported subsea pump modules for McDermott International from the OneSubsea facility in Horsoy, Norway to Ingleside, Texas this month. The cargo consisted of several modules with a maximum cargo lift weight of nearly 350t…

Keppel FELS delivers jackup to ADC

Oct 28, 2015

Keppel FELS, a wholly owned subsidiary of Keppel Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M) delivered the ARABDRILL 70 jackup rig to Arabian Drilling (ADC).  ARABDRILL 70 is the fourth KFELS B Class jackup rig to work for ADC. Keppel FELS had previously delivered two jackup rigs…

Badger Explorer technology in development

Oct 28, 2015

Badger Explorer and the University of Glasgow, supported by the Oil & Gas Innovation Centre (OGIC), will collaborate on the development of the Badger Explorer technology, a rig-less formation and reservoir evaluation tool. The device drills down to the target reservoir…

Atwood, Mubadala extend contract

Oct 28, 2015

Houston-based Atwood Oceanics, announced that one of its subsidiaries had agreed to a nine-month extension and rate adjustment to its existing contract with Southeast Asia's Mubadala Petroleum for the ultra premium jackup, the Atwood Orca…

Ashtead invests in underwater technology

Oct 28, 2015

Image: Chris Echols/Ashtead Technology Ashtead Technology invested more than US$300,000 in the latest generation of visual inspection tools for deep sea exploration. The investment…

Eni sells Saipem stake

Oct 28, 2015

Italian giant Eni has sold 12.5% interest in its subsidiary Saipem, to Fondo Strategico Italiano (FSI) in a move that is expected to enhance Eni’s financial flexibility and development. Image from Saipem…

FMC develops subsea technology

Oct 28, 2015

FMC Technologies has developed and patented a technology to replace the orbital welding process used to connect small bore hydraulic tubing used in subsea equipment — the shape memory alloy subsea fitting. The technology is based on shape…

Galp gains operatorship off Africa

Oct 27, 2015

Galp Energia entered into an agreement with the Government of São Tomé and Príncipe, and Kosmos Energy for the award of Block 6 offshore São Tomé and Príncipe, offshore Africa. Galp Energia will be the operator of the block with 45% interest…

Deep Sea Mooring bags Lundin gig

Oct 27, 2015

Global Maritime Deep Sea Mooring (DSM) has been awarded a three-year contract with Lundin Norway to provide services and products supporting Lundin’s activities on the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS) including mooring equipment for drilling rigs and accommodation units…

GE Marine upgrades Egypt training facility

Oct 27, 2015

Image: crane simulator in Egypt/GE Marine In 2012, the AAST-GE DP Center was established through a joint effort between GE and the Arab Academy for Science, Technology & Maritime Transport…

Bureau Veritas to class Yamal LNG carriers

Oct 27, 2015

International classification society Bureau Veritas announced it will class the series of Arctic-capable LNG carriers that will be built in Korea's DSME yard to service the Yamal LNG project in Russia's high arctic. Exporting LNG from Yamal calls for a type of LNG carrier never built before…

Unique Group acquires Oceanwide

Oct 26, 2015

Image: Oceanwide S.a.S. selfpropelled hyperbaric lifeboat/Unique Group Unique Group, an integrated subsea and offshore solution provider, has acquired Oceanwide Safety at Sea in a deal that joins two global providers in the diving industry…

Sandvik opens South American facility

Oct 26, 2015

Image: Sandvik Sandvik, a developer and producer of advanced stainless steels, special alloys, titanium and other high-performance materials, has announced the opening of its South American…

Bestobell Marine secures order for second Yamal vessel

Oct 26, 2015

Bestobell Marine, a manufacturer of cryogenic valves, has secured an order for its cryogenic globe and check valves for the second LNG carrier in the Yamal series of vessels being built at DSME shipyard in South Korea.  After successfully…

QGEP, Shell sign COSA

Oct 26, 2015

QGEP Participações has announced that Queiroz Galvão Exploração e Produção has signed a Crude Oil Sales Agreement (COSA) with Shell Western Supply and Trading for the early production system (EPS) of the Atlanta Field. This contract refers to QGEP's 30% share in the production from the field…

Dong picks DeepOcean for cable installation

Oct 26, 2015

Dong Energy has awarded a contract for the provision of cable installation and trenching work for its Race Bank offshore wind farm to DeepOcean. Offshore work will be carried out in 2016/2017 from DeepOcean’s in-house fleet of dedicated cable installation and trenching vessels…

Proserv wins Johan Sverdrup contract

Oct 26, 2015

UK-based energy services company Proserv has secured a £1.6 million plus contract to provide topside control equipment at one of the largest field discoveries on the Norwegian Continental Shelf. The agreement will see Proserv supplying Aibel…

EMGS gets Malaysia extension

Oct 22, 2015

Electromagnetic Geoservices EMGS signed a US$7 million contract extension with an oil company in Malaysia. The vessel BOA Thalassa commenced the extension of the survey on 21 October, and expected duration of the survey is approximately 1…

Damen, Delta Marine construct new vessel design

Oct 21, 2015

Image: RSV 3315 artist's design/Damen Shipyards Group The close working relationship between Delta Marine and the Damen Shipyards Group has produced a new vessel design – called a Damen Renewables Service Vessel 3315…

EMEC inks Chinese agreement

Oct 21, 2015

The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) based in Orkney, Scotland, has strengthened its ties with China having signed a Memorandum of Understanding with organizations based in Qingdao to support the development of a marine energy test site in the area…

Halliburton, CGG collaborate

Oct 21, 2015

Landmark, a Halliburton business line and provider of software for the upstream oil and gas industry, and French geoscience firm CGG, today announced a geosciences technology collaboration. The collaboration will allow shared customers…

EMAS secures Africa, Asia contracts

Oct 20, 2015

EMAS Offshore secured additional options for extensions on an existing contract, as well as new awards for charters with an oil major and independent oil company in West Africa and Asia valued at more than US$33 million (including options)…

Asset integrity under focus

Oct 20, 2015

Low oil prices and demands for industry wide efficiencies are driving the need to make the most of offshore oil and gas assets. On 27 October, the Energy Institute (EI) will host a conference in Aberdeen to discuss Asset integrity, ageing…

TRIYARDS profits boost

Oct 20, 2015

Singapore’s fabrication and engineering service provide TRIYARDS Holdings made a 59% year-on-year jump in net attributable profit to US$8.4 million in the fourth quarter, driven mainly by liftboat construction, the company said. Work done on liftboats…

TGS completes 25% of Gigante seismic

Oct 19, 2015

TGS announced that it has acquired 46,500km (25%) of the 186,000km 2D seismic project, Gigante.  The survey is being acquired with four Seabird vessels and the fifth vessel, m/v Aquila, will join the survey in early November.  Gigante…

Gemini foundations installed in record time

Oct 19, 2015

Van Oord has completed the installation of the 150th foundation at the Gemini Wind Park in a record time of 3.5 months. On the 1 of July 2015, Van Oord’s newbuild installation vessel Aeolus, together with Swire Blue Oceans Pacific Osprey…

IMarEST offers free student membership

Oct 15, 2015

The Institute of Marine Engineering Science and Technology (IMarEST) will be offering free student membership to all students (undergraduate and postgraduate), cadets and apprentices for the duration of their studies or training. This…

KNOT acquires Ingrid Knutsen

Oct 15, 2015

KNOT Offshore Partners announced that it has completed its acquisition of the ownership interests in the company that owns and operates the shuttle tanker Ingrid Knutsen for an aggregate purchase price of $115.0 million. KNOT has financed the purchase price with cash in hand…

Technip, 3D at Depth form LiDAR alliance

Oct 14, 2015

Technip USA, Inc., an affiliate of Technip SA of France and 3D at Depth, a global technology provider of advanced subsea LiDAR systems and solutions, announced that they have signed a joint development agreement to expand and commercialize the LiDAR technology for subsea metrology…

Archer inks Talisman work

Oct 14, 2015

Archer (UK) announced the award of a three-year contract with two,  two-year  extension  options,  for  the  provision  of  platform drilling services  for  Talisman  Sinopec  Energy  UK. The contract, which is scheduled to commence on 1 November 2015…

OMS completes Kaombo subsea project

Oct 14, 2015

Image: Kaombo Ultra-Deep Offshore Project/Optical Metrology Services Optical Metrology Services (OMS) completed a series of pipe measurement surveys for the Kaombo Ultra-Deep Offshore…

Jee contract with BP extended

Oct 13, 2015

Jee Ltd, an independent multi-discipline subsea engineering and training firm, has secured a contract extension with BP for the provision of integrity management services and in-line inspection engineering support in the North Sea. The contract involves project coordination…

Primeline gets contract extension

Oct 13, 2015

Primeline Energy Holdings Inc. has announced that China National Offshore Oil Corp. (CNOOC) has agreed to extend the exploration period under the petroleum contract for Block 33/07 to facilitate Primeline’s exploration drilling program in the East China Sea…

SAAM SMIT inks Damen tug

Oct 13, 2015

Image: ASD Tug 2913/Damen Shipyards  SAAM SMIT Towage, the joint venture between SAAM of Chile and Dutch company Royal Boskalis Westminster, has signed a contract for the purchase of a Damen Tug 2913 for delivery in early 2016…

LR, TWI launch 3D printing JIP

Oct 13, 2015

Lloyd’s Register (LR) Energy and TWI launched a joint industry project (JIP) inviting companies from across the world to tackle the current and future issues faced by manufacturers supplying the energy industry. This latest JIP focuses on additive manufacturing…

Bourbon to use Kongsberg E-LARS

Oct 12, 2015

Kongsberg Evotec, a fully owned subsidiary of Kongsberg Maritime, signed an agreement with Bourbon Offshore Norway for the delivery of the E-LARS launch and recovery system for remote operated vehicles (ROV). The delivery will take place in December 2015…

Fugro wins Blue Stream pipeline work

Oct 12, 2015

Fugro has been awarded a contract by Blue Stream Pipeline Co. for the provision of survey support vessels and associated survey services to perform the 2015 external pipeline inspection for the offshore, shore approach, and dry section components of the Blue Stream Pipeline System…

North Energy, Pure in Barents Sea farm out

Oct 12, 2015

North Energy has signed a sale and purchase agreement with Pure E&P Norway, whereby North Energy sells its 10% interest in production license (PL) 708 to Pure. The effective date of the agreement is set at 1 January 2015, and the transaction…

Saipem racks up $680 million in new contracts

Oct 09, 2015

Saipem announced it has won new engineering and construction contracts cumulatively worth approximately US$680 million (€600 million). Included are contracts awarded by Saudi Aramco and Eni. The contract with Saudi Aramco is an EPCI job…

PTTEPI inks EDrill-2 for Zawtika

Oct 09, 2015

PTT Exploration & Production International (PTTEPI) has contracted high specification tender barge rig, EDrill-2, for a firm term of 18 months with an option period of 30 months. Zawtika Development Drilling Campaign (Phase 1B + Infield…

Lundin approved for Barents well

Oct 09, 2015

Lundin Norway, operator for production license 708, has received consent from the Petroleum Safety Authority to drill exploration well 7130/4-1 in the Barents Sea. Drilling is scheduled to begin in November 2015 and estimated to last 56 days…

Qatar Petroleum awards McDermott EPCI project

Oct 08, 2015

McDermott International has been awarded a brownfield project by Qatar Petroleum for the engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) of four wellhead jackets. Installation of two jackets in the Bul-Hanine field offshore…

KRS representing AIMS in NCS

Oct 08, 2015

AIMS Global Consulting, part of the Whiterock Group, has appointed KR Solutions (KRS), Norway, to represent them in Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS). KRS is based in Stavanger and is headed by Kjell Roverud who has many years’ experience in the oil and gas service sector…

MacGregor lands Chinese AHTS deal

Oct 08, 2015

MacGregor entered into an agreement with Guangzhou Shunhai Shipyard to deliver anchor handling winch packages for five 48m anchor handling tug supply (AHTS) vessels. Each will have a 75-tonne bollard pull and one 40m AHTS vessel with a 70-tonne bollard pull…

Aqualis opens Malaysia office

Oct 08, 2015

Aqualis Offshore opens an office in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The Kuala Lumpur office will offer the group’s full range of services with support from other group offices.  However, its initial focus will be on transportation and installation…

Fugro wins Pemex extension

Oct 06, 2015

Fugro (Mexico) in conjunction with long-time associates, Diavaz, has been awarded an extension of the ongoing offshore geophysical and geotechnical campaign by the Mexican national oil company, Pemex. Geotechnical field operations, laboratory…

Pulse wins NOV contract

Oct 06, 2015

Pulse Structural Monitoring (Pulse), an Acteon company, has been awarded a contract with National Oilwell Varco (NOV) Arendal in Norway to provide an acoustic mooring line subsea monitoring system to measure mooring line inclination and tension…

GMC Ltd. wins DeepStar funding, ASME recognition

Oct 05, 2015

GMC Ltd. has announced that they have received an award for their Intelligently Connected Pipe (ICP) technology from DeepStar as part of DeepStar Phase XII-B funding. The project titled ‘Testing of High-Strength Mechanically Connected Steel…

Fugro Scout completes Middle East project

Oct 05, 2015

Fugro Scout, the new 83m geotechnical drilling vessel, has completed its maiden project in the Middle East. Since its maiden project in the Persian Gulf it has been successfully deployed in the Arabian Sea and the Red Sea, completing several…

Lundin spuds Malaysian well

Oct 02, 2015

With the spud of the Mengkuang-1 exploration well, in license PM307, Lundin Petroleum has resumed exploration offshore Malaysia. Lundin says the well will target hydrocarbons in Miocene-aged sands 75km to the northwest of the Lundin-operated Bertam field…

2016 Offshore Achievement Awards open for entries

Oct 02, 2015

Following the launch during last month’s Offshore Europe, entries have opened Thursday, 1 October, for the 2016 Offshore Achievement Awards, sponsored by TAQA. Supported by Offshore Engineer (OE), the annual awards are organized and hosted…

Technip gets Stones contract

Oct 02, 2015

Image: Deep Blue/Technip Shell awarded Technip a contract for the development of subsea infrastructure for the Stones project. Included in the service are two subsea production tie-backs to the floating production…

EMGS, BOA ink charter agreements

Oct 02, 2015

Electromagnetic Geoservcies (EMGS) signed an extended charter agreement for the vessel BOA Thalassa with BOA SBL (owner of the vessel) at new and improved commercial terms. The new terms are valid as of 1 October 2015. The Galatea and Thalassa vessels…

Fugro rebrands geotechnical companies

Oct 02, 2015

Fugro has integrated and rebranded its geotechnical companies under the name Fugro GeoServices Ltd. The renaming completes the integration of Fugro Seacore, Fugro Engineering Services, EM Drilling, Fugro Loadtest, Fugro Instrumentation & Monitoring and Fugro Aperio…

Technip bags Eni Angola contract

Oct 01, 2015

Technip Umbilicals Ltd. and Angoflex Ltda., Technip subsidiaries, have been awarded a contract by Eni to supply umbilicals to the Block 15/06 East Hub Development offshore Angola. This field is located approximately 350km north of Luanda…

Aker awards Murphy Rotan contract

Oct 01, 2015

Aker Solutions has been awarded a contract from Murphy Sabah Oil Co., Ltd. to deliver the subsea production system for the Rotan deepwater natural gas development offshore Malaysia. The delivery includes hardware for four subsea wells…

Nominations open for Subsea UK Awards

Oct 01, 2015

Nominations have opened for the 2016 Subsea UK Awards. Now in its 10th year, the awards seek to recognise companies and individuals who are leading the way in Britain’s successful £9billion subsea sector. Entries are being sought for the best subsea company of the year (large and small)…

2H bags Chevron production riser work

Oct 01, 2015

2H Offshore has been awarded a contract by Chevron to manage a production riser weld qualification testing program.  Image from Chevron. The aim of the development of 20,000 psi…

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