OE Activity: 2013 / September

 

ArcelorMittal to supply steel wires to Technip

Oct 21, 2013

ArcelorMittal has been selected by Technip to supply highly-resistant steel wires for the development of offshore fields. ArcelorMittal’s site located in Bourg-en-Bresse is currently developing a partnership to supply highly-resistant…

SPE Offshore Europe – Standing room only

Oct 18, 2013

The strength and the level of activity in the oil and gas industry was clear at this year’s record-beating 40th anniversary SPE Offshore Europe. The event attracted more than 63,000 people—a number significantly higher than the anticipated 50…

Ceona contracts ROVOP for ROVs

Oct 04, 2013

Subsea construction firm Ceona has awarded a five-year contract worth over £45million to ROV provider ROVOP. The contract will see ROVOP provide hydraulic, work-class ROV services on board Ceona’s fleet of new, purpose-built deepwater…

CGG announces African seismic contract

Oct 01, 2013

CGG has received a Letter of Award for a large, high-end seismic acquisition program off West Africa. The survey will mobilize the Geo Coral, Geo Barents and Pacific Finder vessels to conduct a 1484sq km BroadSeis, wide-azimuth survey…

2H Offshore contract for TEN

Sep 30, 2013

2H Offshore, an Acteon company, has been appointed by Tullow Oil as lead riser engineering consultancy for the delivery of the flexible riser system for its Tweneboa, Enyenra and Ntomme (TEN) field development, offshore Ghana. The TEN development is located in the deepwater Tano block…

Ceona awards contract to ROVOP

Sep 30, 2013

Ceona has awarded a 5-yr contract worth over £45million to independent ROV provider ROVOP. The contract will see ROVOP provide hydraulic, work-class ROV services on board Ceona’s fleet of new, purpose-built deepwater pipelay and construction vessels including the Ceona Amazon and the Polar Onyx…

Sonar Equipment delivers multi-sensor ROV

Sep 26, 2013

Great Yarmouth-based Sonar Equipment Services (SES) delivered its first multi-sensor ROV survey package to Calecore’s marine survey division, Calesurvey. SES has integrated, tested and mobilized a complex array of survey and subsea equipment…

C-MAR wins EMAS contract

Sep 26, 2013

C-MAR Group has announced that it has won a major crewing contract with EMAS AMC, which will see the business provide the marine crew for the 520ft, reeled pipelay vessel the Express, until summer 2015. The agreement means that C-MAR…

RWE Dea UK extends work with ODE

Sep 26, 2013

German operator RWE Dea UK has agreed a five year, £40 million, contract with engineering and operations support services contractor Offshore Design Engineering (ODE) to support its southern North Sea fields.  ODE has already been working for RWE…

CGG delivers GOM IBALT StagSeis survey

Sep 24, 2013

CGG announced that the Fast TraxTM TTI RTM (tilted transverse isotropy reverse time migration) processed data from its IBALT broadband, full-azimuth survey covering over 5,000sq km (221 blocks) in the Keathley Canyon area of the Gulf of Mexico (GOM) has been delivered on schedule…

Offshore Solutions signs Maersk contract

Sep 24, 2013

Offshore Solutions BV (OS), the joint venture between AMEC and Cofely Nederland NV, has signed a North Sea contract with Maersk Oil UK to provide marine access support to the floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) unit Global Producer III…

EMGS wins Malaysian LOI

Sep 24, 2013

Electromagnetic Geoservices (EMGS) received a letter of intent for approximately one month of 3D EM acquisition in Malaysia. The survey will be performed using the vessel BOA Thalassa, which is expected to complete its current work program in Brunei by mid-October…

Sandvik acquires TPS

Sep 24, 2013

Sandvik Venture has acquired the German company TechnoPartner Samtronic (TPS), a manufacturer of scattering machines and double belt presses. The company’s core capabilities are reinforced Teflon belt-based double belt press machines…

Keppel contracts for FPSO conversions

Sep 19, 2013

Keppel Shipyard Ltd (Keppel Shipyard) has secured two FPSO conversion contracts worth a combined value of S$190 million (US$154.54 million). The contracts are from SBM Offshore N.V. (SBM Offshore) and M3nergy Offshore Ltd. (M3nergy Offshore)…

US Government holds EITI public meeting

Sep 19, 2013

A federal advisory committee tasked with improving extractive industry reporting transparency, will host a public meeting from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24, at the Fire Fighters Conference Center, The Greer & Lowdermilk Conference Center, 4225 Interwood North Pkwy…

Falklands farm-out hampered

Sep 16, 2013

Desire Petroleum has said a farm out process on its Falklands acreage has been held back by uncertainty over the timing and scope of the development of the Sea Lion oil field. A lack of a firm date for the mobilisation of a rig to the…

Nor-Ocean opens Houston office

Sep 13, 2013

Oslo-based offshore shipbroking and consultancy company Nor-Ocean Offshore has opened a new office in Houston. The new office offers brokerage and advisory services globally in relation to newbuilding, sale and purchase, chartering projects for offshore drilling rigs (jack-up…

NOAA funds 11 marine debris removal projects

Sep 11, 2013

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Marine Debris Program announced on Sept. 4, that it provided US$967,000 through NOAA’s Restoration Center to support locally driven, community-based marine debris prevention and removal projects…

ViChem increases MHA production

Sep 11, 2013

ViChem Specialty Products, LLC, developer of the Multi-Hydroxyl Alcohol (MHA) Drilling Fluid System, announced that it is has increased its production and storage capacity 10 times for MHA base fluid, shale inhibitor, lubricant, and soil stabilizer…

Acteon acquires Probe Oil Tools

Sep 10, 2013

Acteon announced that it has completed the acquisition of Probe Oil Tools Ltd., which is based in Great Yarmouth, UK. Established in 1973 and still being run by its managing director, Keith Ford, Probe Oil Tools is a specialist provider of high-specification pressure-control equipment…

Seatronics do Brazil signs sales agreement with CodaOctopus

Sep 09, 2013

Seatronics do Brazil, an Acteon company, has been appointed as the exclusive distributor for CodaOctopus Ltd in Brazil, a decision that will widen the portfolio of specialist subsea marine equipment that it can now offer to the Brazilian market…

Ocean Installer awarded SURF

Sep 06, 2013

Ocean Installer has been awarded a SURF (subsea structures, umbilicals, risers, flowlines) contract for subsea lines modification work at several Statoil operated fields on the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS). The total contract value is about US$55million…

OE13: Skills challenge - more needs to be done

Sep 06, 2013

More needs to be done to attract new talent into the industry, says Patrick Phelan, managing director of Aquaterra Energy, and a member of the Oil and Gas Industry Council. The council, set up earlier this year, recently helped develop the UK Government’s Industrial Strategy…

Halliburton opens Multi-Chem Blend Plant

Sep 05, 2013

Halliburton announced the official opening of its Multi-Chem business line’s Acadiana Blend Plant in Maurice, Louisiana. The new facility will help meet growing business demands in the Gulf of Mexico market and provide expanded local service capabilities…

OE13: GE to power Gina Krog

Sep 05, 2013

Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) has awarded GE Oil & Gas a contract to provide turbomachinery equipment and services for the Gina Krog platform in the Norwegian North Sea. The Gina Krog development (previously known as Dagny) will be about 250 km southwest of Stavanger…

Seatronics announces global agreement with Zetechtics

Sep 04, 2013

Seatronics Ltd., an Acteon company, and Zetechtics Ltd. have signed a global representative agreement for the Jupiter range of subsea ROV intervention control systems and associated products. The agreement includes the provision of rental…

FoundOcean opens Houston office

Sep 04, 2013

FoundOcean announced the opening of its newest office in Houston, Texas to support its expansion overseas. 'Houston is recognized as the energy capital of the world, with almost half of its economic activity driven by the energy industry – particularly oil and gas…

Harkand closes Veolia Marine Services acquisition

Sep 04, 2013

Harkand has confirmed the acquisition of the main assets and business of Veolia Marine Services (VMS). The transaction is in line with the announcement of May 21, 2013. The acquisition adds 150 onshore and offshore staff, three dynamically…

OE13: African market briefings

Sep 04, 2013

UK Trade & Investment presented a varied session on petroleum investment opportunities in East and West Africa today, focusing on Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Mozambique, and Ghana.   Mrs. Wanjiku Manyara, general manager of the Petroleum Institute of East Africa…

OE13: Looking forward to the next 50 years—risks and costs

Sep 04, 2013

“The future is about volume and value”, George Osborne, the UK’s Chancellor of the Exchequer, told yesterday’s opening plenary session at SPE Offshore Europe. Osborne said government and industry have a shared interest in maximizing returns from the North Sea…

Technip signs frame agreement with Petrobras

Sep 03, 2013

Technip has signed a four-year frame agreement with Petrobras for projects modifications services for the Rio de Janeiro Operations Unit (UO-RIO)*, including existing offshore platforms located in the Campos Basin area, Brazil. The services comprise basic and detailed design…

Exmar and LNG partners solidify BC LNG alliance

Sep 03, 2013

Following execution of a Letter of Intent (LOI) by EXMAR with LNG Partners, LLC and LNG BargeCo BVBA for the long-term charter of a floating liquefaction and storage unit (FLSU) to serve the BC LNG Project near Kitimat, British Columbia, Canada…

OE13: Exceed launches new units

Sep 03, 2013

Deepwater drilling and performance improvement firm Exceed has set up new business units in Canada and Ghana on the back of recent contract wins. The firm, on stand 3D210 at SPE Offshore Europe, is now also setting up new units in Angola…

Aker Solutions acquires International Design Engineering And Services

Sep 01, 2013

Aker Solutions acquired Glasgow, Scotland-based International Design Engineering And Services Ltd. (I.D.E.A.S.), an engineering company that has developed software and technology to improve the quality and accuracy of integrity and life time analysis for oil and gas assets…

EnerMech acquires Vicon Services

Sep 01, 2013

Aberdeen-based EnerMech acquired Australian industrial sector firm Vicon Services, and UK-based pump equipment specialist Total Reclaim Systems Ltd, for a combined US$15.34 million. EnerMech will introduce new business lines and significantly…

BassDrill changes name to Atlantica Tender Drilling

Sep 01, 2013

Houston-based BassDrill Ltd. is changing its name to Atlantica Tender Drilling Ltd. This change is part of a larger rebranding effort designed to reflect the growing strength of the company. “Atlantica is the name given to an ancient continent…

ION Geophysical establishes seismic data processing center in Perth

Sep 01, 2013

ION Geophysical established a GX Technology (GXT) seismic data processing center in Perth, to serve the needs of oil & gas companies in Australia and throughout the Asia- Pacific region. The new center is staffed with geoscience professionals…

Emerson Process Management opens new European education facility

Sep 01, 2013

Emerson Process Management opened a new European education facility at the valve manufacturing center of excellence in Cernay, France, in May. A unique feature of the facility is its flow laboratory, which provides a training infrastructure for control valves and instrumentation…

Clariant inaugurates a new research a new development in Suzano

Sep 01, 2013

Clariant inaugurated a new research a new development in Suzano, Brazil. The laboratory begins operations with a complete infrastructure, state-ofthe- art equipment with a team of researchers dedicated to develop new generations of catalysts…

Vallourec will launch a new research center in Rio de Janeiro

Sep 01, 2013

Vallourec will launch a new research center in Rio de Janeiro, expected to be operational next month. The Rio center will focus on all pre-salt activities. Located next to Petrobras’ CENPES research center in the Technological Park of Rio de Janeiro…

Accelerated Production Systems acquires Texas Systems & Controls

Sep 01, 2013

Accelerated Production Systems Inc. acquired Texas Systems & Controls, Inc., strengthening Accelerated’s capabilities in the design and manufacturing of well testing, artificial lift, pumping, and process and filtration equipment for their energy-industry customers…

Technical consultancy NEL invests in development of new high pressure multiphase flow facility

Sep 01, 2013

Technical consultancy NEL, a division of TÜV SÜD, invested US $767,700 in the development of a new high pressure multiphase flow facility at its Glasgow laboratories in the UK. The facility will operate at pressures up to 60 bar (equivalent…

ALS acquires Reservoir Group

Sep 01, 2013

ALS Ltd moved to acquire Reservoir Group for US$533 million from SCF Partners. Reservoir’s existing senior management team has committed to continue in the business and is rolling over approximately 50% of their equity in Reservoir into ALS shares…

STM Group will expand its Brazil operations

Sep 01, 2013

STM Group Inc (STM), a global satellite communications and engineering company, will expand its Brazil operations by adding a third teleport in Hortolandia, complementing its existing teleports in Sao Paulo and Belo Horizonte. The satellite…

QTEC will implement regulatory compliance service for the US market

Sep 01, 2013

Aberdeen-based oil and gas service company QTEC will implement a regulatory compliance service for the US market in response to the environmental focus on operations in the Gulf of Mexico. The firm opened offices in the US in 2011 and sees…

Global Briefs: September 2013

Sep 01, 2013

Alaska states Arctic needs Alaska’s Lt. Governor Mead Treadwell stated the case for the state’s needs at the Ice-Diminished Arctic Conference in Washington, D.C. He emphasized the need for safety, security, and economic development in the region…

Contract Briefs: September 2013

Sep 01, 2013

Höegh FLNG awarded pre-FEED Höegh FLNG Ltd. has been awarded a pre-FEED study for a jetty-moored 2MMTA FLNG near-shore barge for a North American LNG export project. The study will be executed in 2H 2013. Meta wins Shell tiebacks Meta Downhole Ltd…

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