OE Activity: 2015 / June

 

African Petroleum farm out updates

Jun 30, 2015

African Petroleum, an independent oil and gas exploration company, is seeking strategic partners on its ten licenses in Côte d’Ivoire, Liberia, Senegal, The Gambia and Sierra Leone in order to share risk and potential reward of their exploration program…

Spectrum finalizes Fugro library acquisition

Jun 30, 2015

Spectrum has finalized the purchase of Fugro's multi-client library for a cash consideration of US$115 million on a cash- and debt-free basis. The transaction has increased Spectrum’s 2D library by 115% in line km and increase its market position within 3D multi-client market…

Songa Equinox to depart South Korea

Jun 30, 2015

Songa Offshore has taken delivery of Songa Equinox from Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering in Korea. Songa Equinox will shortly depart South Korea en route to Norway for commencement of an eight-year drilling contract with Statoil…

Logan to supply CCTLF to Maersk

Jun 30, 2015

Logan Industries, based in Hempstead, Texas, will supply a compensated coiled tubing lift frame (CCTLF) to Maersk Drilling, which provides drilling services to oil companies around the world. The CCTLF system will be designed and built in…

Seabird starts Gigante seismic

Jun 30, 2015

SeaBird Exploration will now commence the Gigante survey for TGS Nopec, after receiving all necessary permits. The vessels Osprey Explorer and Hawk Explorer have commenced acquisition while Northern Explorer is currently mobilizing to Mexico…

Wood Group acquires BETA

Jun 30, 2015

Wood Group acquired BETA Machinery Analysis (BETA), a Calgary-based engineering consultancy specializing in advanced vibration analysis in a deal valued at US$14.3 million. BETA’s expertise in advanced vibration, pulsation stress…

Samsung bags Johan Sverdrup gig

Jun 30, 2015

Statoil, on behalf of the Johan Sverdrup license, awarded Korea's Samsung Heavy Industries Shipyard the US$892 million (NOK 7 billion) contract for decks for both the process and riser platforms.  Johan Sverdrup…

Mitra sizes up Vietnamese prospects

Jun 30, 2015

Mitra Energy has completed the acquisition of 533sq km of full-fold 3D seismic data in the Block 127 Production Sharing Contract area, offshore Vietnam.   The survey was undertaken by PTSC CGGV Geophysical Survey Co. using the 3D seismic survey vessel Amadeus…

Wild Well to offer new training program

Jun 29, 2015

Wild Well Control announced the start-up of a new well control training certification program that will offer a selection of action-oriented well control training curricula, which includes both team and individual well control simulator exercises…

Altas secures Dolphin contract

Jun 29, 2015

Dolphin Drilling selected learning technologies provider Atlas Knowledge to deliver a new system to manage the competence and training of its workforce in the UK. The contract will employ Atlas to oversee the installation and development…

Xodus awarded vibration contract

Jun 29, 2015

Xodus Group has secured a contract for the vibration assessment and analysis on the oil train piping and structures for Zakum Development Co. at Zirku Island, 140km northwest of Abu Dhabi. The work, valued at over US$600,000, will pull in services from Xodus’ process…

Fugro, Cross Group awarded intervention contract

Jun 29, 2015

Fugro’s multi-purpose drilling, well intervention and geotechnical vessel, Fugro Synergy, is proving her capabilities on a multi-well intervention campaign which recently started in the Gulf of Mexico. The campaign involves utilization of a top-tensioned 6…

Siemens, Dresser-Rand merger approved

Jun 29, 2015

The European Commission has cleared the proposed US$7.6 billion merger between Dresser-Rand and Siemens, the Houston-based equipment supplier announced on 29 June. All of the conditions precedent regarding regulatory matters have now been satisfied…

Brinded speaks out on sustainable and accessible energy

Jun 26, 2015

Speaking this week as the 2015 recipient of the Energy Institute (EI)'s Cadman Award, Malcolm Brinded, chairman of Shell Foundation, has called for increased focus on breakthrough technology and business innovations to respond to the challenges of international development…

BOEM, National Academies to form environmental committee

Jun 26, 2015

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) announced an agreement to have the National Academies establish a new standing committee on environmental science and assessment for offshore energy and mineral resources. The committee will…

Raytheon Anschütz wins COSCO contract

Jun 26, 2015

German navigation system manufacturer Raytheon Anschütz announced new contracts for the delivery of Synapsis Integrated Navigation Systems (INS) to five 14,500TEU container vessels built at Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding Co.. The new…

Deepsea Bergen scheduled for yard stay

Jun 26, 2015

Odfjell Drilling awarded Aibel the yard stay contract for the rig Deepsea Bergen. The rig will arrive at Aibel's yard in Haugesund early autumn 2015. During the stay of approximately one month, Aibel will be performing various tasks in connection with special periodic survey…

PSA gives Statoil consent to use Scarabeo 5

Jun 26, 2015

The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) has given Statoil consent to use the Scarabeo 5 mobile drilling facility for drilling and completing well 7121/4-G-4 H located at Snøhvit field. Scarabeo 5 is a type ME 4500 mobile drilling…

IOG, Baker Hughes remapping agreement extended

Jun 26, 2015

Independent Oil and Gas (IOG) is extending its seismic remapping agreement with Baker Hughes’ Reservoir Development Services (RDS) group to better understand resource potential for its Blythe and Cronx/Elgood projects in the Southern North Sea (SNS)…

L&T wins EPCI contract

Jun 26, 2015

L&T Hydrocarbon Engineering (LTHE), a wholly owned subsidiary of Larsen & Toubro (L&T), has won an offshore contract for the Bassein Development Project from the Oil and Natural Gas Corp. (ONGC) valued at US$427 million (2715 crores).  The contract encompasses total engineering…

Red Emperor planning Filipino program

Jun 26, 2015

Red Emperor Resources is raising US$4.4 million (AU$5.76 million) for its upcoming drilling a appraisal program offshore the Philippines.  The Maersk Venturer. From Maersk. The activity will take place in the deepwater Block SC55…

Suncor's Niobe comes up empty

Jun 25, 2015

Suncor Energy will plug and abandon the Niobe exploration prospect after failing to find significant hydrocarbons, according to partner Trap Oil. Niobe is located in license P.1989, in Blocks 12/26b and 27b in the UK North Sea. The…

Umbilicals International invests in cables

Jun 25, 2015

Umbilicals International (UI), part of the Seanamic Group, has invested over US$2 million in new cable manufacturing lines at its Houston production facility. The two lines will streamline cable production, and marks a significant expansion…

GE‘s Newcastle innovation center unveiled

Jun 25, 2015

GE Oil & Gas announced the official opening of its new innovation center in Newcastle, UK, designed to drive technology development for the subsea fields of the future. The center houses GE’s full suite of testing equipment for flexible pipelines…

Wood Group to run CATS

Jun 25, 2015

Wood Group has entered into a US$250million agreement with Antin Infrastructure Partners (Antin IP) to provide operating services for the Central Area Transmission System (also known as CATS) in the North Sea for up to 10 years, subject to certain regulatory and other consents…

DONG, JDR sign subsea contract

Jun 24, 2015

DONG Energy has awarded UK-based JDR a contract to supply subsea power cables for the Race Bank offshore wind farm. Additionally, both companies have collaborated on a comprehensive frame agreement for offshore wind farm cable and accessory supply…

Fugro assists Alvheim project

Jun 24, 2015

Fugro is providing wave measurements to support construction operations at an improved oil recovery (IOR) project on the Norwegian continental shelf, around 225km west of Stavanger. The subsea infrastructure on the Alvheim field…

Unique Group plans business expansions

Jun 24, 2015

Unique Group, formerly known as Unique Maritime Group, has set in place measures to double its size and global infrastructure by 2019 through capital investment, acquisitions and expansion into key markets. With a current turnover in excess of US$100 million…

Expro wins Jubilee and TEN contracts

Jun 24, 2015

UK-based Expro Group has been awarded new contracts from Tullow Oil worth more than US$100 million over three years. The contracts will see Expro work across Tullow Oil’s assets in Ghana, including the Jubilee field and the Tweneboa-Enyenra-Ntomme (TEN) field project (see map)…

Harkand supports Solan commissioning

Jun 24, 2015

UK-based subsea inspection, repair and maintenance sector firm Harkand has started work with Premier Oil supporting the Solan field development, West of Shetland. Harkand's multi-purpose service vessel Siem Spearfish, which is on long-term charter to Harkand…

Framo wins $24 million Johan Sverdrup contract

Jun 24, 2015

Sweden's Alfa Laval has won an order to supply its Framo pumping systems to the Johan Sverdrup field development in the Norwegian North Sea. The order, booked in the Marine & Offshore Pumping Systems segment, has a value of approximately SEK 200 million (US$24…

Petrofac to install Alfa Laval products

Jun 23, 2015

Oil and gas industry service provider Petrofac has selected a range of Alfa Laval environmental products for the new Petrofac JSD6000. Alfa Laval PureDry, PureBilge and PureBallast will all be installed aboard this derrick lay vessel. “One…

Siemens' delivers HelWin2 link

Jun 23, 2015

With HelWin2, Siemens has handed over the fourth North Sea grid link to the customer TenneT. This marks the start of commercial operation of the grid connection by the German-Dutch transmission grid operator. There are now four Siemens grid links with a transmission capacity of over 2…

McDermott wins Otis subsea work

Jun 23, 2015

Louisiana-based LLOG Exploration Offshore (LLOG) awarded Houston-based McDermott International a lump sum contract to support LLOG’s Otis development located in the Gulf of Mexico. LV 105. From McDermott…

Optimus Seventh Generation secures decommissioning contract

Jun 23, 2015

Optimus Seventh Generation, an Aberdeen-headquartered behavioral change consultancy, has strengthened its safety portfolio by securing its first decommissioning contract in a six-figure agreement with a major North Sea operator. The four-month contract…

Wintershall approved for North Sea well

Jun 23, 2015

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate granted Wintershall Norge a drilling permit for exploration well 10/4-1 in the North Sea. Well 10/4-1. From NPD. 10/4-1 is located in production license 734…

ONS 2016: Transition on the cards

Jun 23, 2015

The main theme of ONS 2016 has been decided. Transition will set the scene for the conference when the world’s energy industry gets together for ONS 2016 in Stavanger, Norway. According to the organizers, transition is a relevant theme today in both the energy industry and the world…

Erha North Phase 2 on track

Jun 23, 2015

Aveon Offshore has successfully completed fabrication, supported testing and load-out of subsea equipment for Esso's Erha North Phase 2 project offshore Nigeria. The load out and sail away of the five suction piles, production and…

Zumba fails Tullow

Jun 22, 2015

Tullow Oil is plugging and abandoning its Zumba exploration well (6507/11-11) in license area PL 591 in the Norwegian Sea, after failing to encounter hydrocarbons. The primary objective of the well was to prove hydrocarbons in the Upper…

Edison Norge spuds Haribo

Jun 22, 2015

Edison Norge spudded its first well as operator in the Norwegian Continental Shelf on the Haribo prospect. Exploration drilling started 21 June 2015 in the production license PL616 in the southern portion of the Norwegian North Sea at 8km southwest of the Valhall Field…

Antrim to plug, abandon North Sea wells

Jun 22, 2015

Canada’s Antrim Energy entered into a contract with Offshore Installation Services (OIS) to permanently plug and abandon Antrim's four suspended subsea wells in the United Kingdom Central North Sea. United Kingdom Seaward Licenses require…

Dolphin in Aussie seismic

Jun 22, 2015

Dolphin Geophysical is initiating seismic operations on the North West shelf with a large 3D SHarp Broadband Multi-Client survey covering approximately 15,000sq km, offshore Australia. Sanco Swift…

Kongsberg offers new DP course

Jun 19, 2015

Kongsberg Maritime’s training center in Houston, Texas has become the first maritime training facility in North America to offer the Nautical Institute-accredited Sea Time Reduction Course for dynamic positioning operators (DPO). Kongsberg…

GulfSlope grabs two GoM blocks

Jun 19, 2015

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) awarded GulfSlope Energy two offshore lease blocks for which it was the high bidder at offshore lease sale 235 in the central Gulf of Mexico. The company will control 107,961 acres covering 19 prospects…

Premier targets 2016 Bagpuss spud

Jun 19, 2015

Premier Oil is hoping to spud an exploration well on the Baguss prospect in Block 13/24c in the UK North Sea in H1 2016, according to partner North Sea Energy.  The Bagpuss well targets lower cretaceous sands, jurassic sands and a granite wash formation about 1400ft subsurface…

Maersk Integrator to drill at Gina Krog

Jun 18, 2015

Statoil received consent from the Petroleum Safety Authority to use the Maersk Integrator jackup to drill and complete 14 new production wells at Gina Krog. Gina Krog is an oil and gas discovery situated around 250km west of Stavanger and 30km northwest of the Sleipner A facility…

Harkand begins Maersk decommissioning work

Jun 18, 2015

Harkand began decommissioning work on the UK Continental Shelf at Maersk Oil UK’s Leadon field. The Harkand Da Vinci DSV. From Harkand. In March, the IRM firm secured a multi-million dollar…

ConocoPhillips to use Maersk Gallant at Eldfisk

Jun 18, 2015

The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway has granted ConocoPhillips consent to use the Maersk Gallant mobile drilling facility for plugging and abandoning a production well at Eldfisk 2/7 A. Eldfisk is an oil field lying due south of Ekofisk in 70-75m of water in the southern North Sea…

Petrobras halts production of Marlim Sul

Jun 18, 2015

Brazil's state-run oil company Petroleo Brasileiro stopped production from its P-40 platform in the offshore Marlim Sul field after a gas leak was discovered, reports Reuters Africa. Reuters quoted Petrobras’ statement that the leak was quickly controlled…

Petrobras halts production of Marlim Sul

Jun 18, 2015

Wood Group gets Saudi Aramco contract

Jun 18, 2015

Wood Group has been awarded an offshore maintain potential program contract by Saudi Aramco for greenfield and brownfield engineering services, procurement and construction management support for new facilities in the Arabian Gulf.  The six-year contract…

ITC completes Shelf Drilling fleet transition

Jun 17, 2015

ITC Global completed installation and commissioning of communications systems for 35 rigs in the Shelf Drilling, Ltd.’s fleet. Shelf Drilling is the world’s second largest contractor of independent-leg cantilever jackup rigs. Headquartered in Dubai…

WGK secures KPOC work

Jun 17, 2015

Wood Group Kenny (WGK) will support the Kebabangan Petroleum Operating Co. (KPOC) in pipeline engineering and flow assurance engineering studies for the Kamansu East (KME) field offshore Sabah, Malaysia. The scope of work will include…

Zamakona ups capacity at Repnaval

Jun 17, 2015

Zamakona Yards’ Repnaval shipyard has increased its capacity by operating an additional slipway. Repnaval Shipyard. From Repnaval. Repnaval is located in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria…

Baoham Offshore gets new vessels

Jun 17, 2015

Baoham Offshore (HK) Ltd. will acquire new vessels for its fleet, including a newbuild semisubmersible and liftboat, reports the American Bureau of Shipping. Baoham selected ABS to provide classification services for the newbuilds in China…

JV establishes North Sea decommissioning facility

Jun 17, 2015

Peterson and UK-based Veolia announced a US$1.5 million investment in the development of a new, purpose built decommissioning facility in Great Yarmouth.  The new site in Great Yarmouth port, operated with joint venture partner Veolia…

MEO, Brooke Dockyard form consortium

Jun 17, 2015

MEO Australia Malaysian-based Brooke Dockyard & Engineering Work Corp. signed an agreement to form a consortium to cooperate to identify and jointly bid on oil and gas exploration and development opportunities within Sarawak and the whole of Malaysia…

Strapped Seadrill sells drillship

Jun 17, 2015

Seadrill Ltd. is selling the West Polaris ultra deepwater drillship to Seadrill Operating in a US$204 million cash deal. The West Polaris. From Seadrill. Seadrill Partners LLC owns 58% of its subsidiary Seadrill Operating…

Petro Vista will sell Tartaruga Block

Jun 16, 2015

Petro Vista Energy entered into a binding memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Maha Energy for the sale of its all of its 37.5% undivided working interest in the exploration and production contract covering the Tartaruga offshore…

Petro Vista will sell Tartaruga Block

Jun 16, 2015

Petro Vista Energy entered into a binding memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Maha Energy for the sale of its all of its 37.5% undivided working interest in the exploration and production contract covering the Tartaruga offshore…

Petro Vista will sell Tartaruga Block

Jun 16, 2015

Petro Vista Energy entered into a binding memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Maha Energy for the sale of its all of its 37.5% undivided working interest in the exploration and production contract covering the Tartaruga offshore…

Petro Vista will sell Tartaruga Block

Jun 16, 2015

Petro Vista Energy entered into a binding memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Maha Energy for the sale of its all of its 37.5% undivided working interest in the exploration and production contract covering the Tartaruga offshore…

Petro Vista will sell Tartaruga Block

Jun 16, 2015

Petro Vista Energy entered into a binding memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Maha Energy for the sale of its all of its 37.5% undivided working interest in the exploration and production contract covering the Tartaruga offshore…

Petro Vista will sell Tartaruga Block

Jun 16, 2015

Petro Vista Energy entered into a binding memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Maha Energy for the sale of its all of its 37.5% undivided working interest in the exploration and production contract covering the Tartaruga offshore…

Petro Vista to sell Tartaruga Block

Jun 16, 2015

Petro Vista Energy entered into a binding memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Canada-based Maha Energy for the sale of its all of its 37.5% undivided working interest in the exploration and production contract covering the Tartaruga offshore…

DeepOcean, BG Group sign five-year IMR contract

Jun 16, 2015

BG Group awarded DeepOcean a five-year inspection, maintenance, and repair (IMR) contract. The contract covers all ROV-based IMR work for BG Group on its UK and Norwegian subsea assets. DeepOcean will use vessels from its North Sea-based fleet for work under this contract…

Sterling Resources sells Black Sea Muridava Block

Jun 16, 2015

Sterling Resources transferred its 40% interest in Block 27 Muridava in the Romanian Black Sea, held by its wholly-owned subsidiary Midia Resources SRL, to Petroceltic's Romanian subsidiary. Approval of the transaction has been received…

Sound Oil gets environmental go ahead

Jun 16, 2015

Sound Oil, the European- and Mediterranean-focused upstream oil and gas company, has announced the approval of the environmental impact assessment for the award of the D503-BR-CS permit, covering Sound Oil's Dora and Dalla assets in the Adriatic Sea…

MacGregor wins DSME supply

Jun 16, 2015

MacGregor, part of Cargotec, signed a contract with Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. in South Korea to supply a range of Hatlapa deck machinery for 10 172,600cu m liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers. MacGregor will deliver electrically-driven deck machinery…

Europa in US$1.6 billion Irish bounty

Jun 16, 2015

Europa Oil & Gas' Porcupine basin off Ireland is valued at US$1.6 billion and potential resources of 1.49 billion boe, according to an independent assessment by ERC Equipoise (ERCE). Map from Europa…

Ocean Installer bags Balder deal

Jun 16, 2015

ExxonMobil awarded Ocean Installer its first call-off contract for subsea well tie-back, engineering, IRM (inspection, maintenance and repair), ROV and associated services at the Balder field. The Normand Mermaid…

J2 Subsea opens subsea tooling facility

Jun 15, 2015

J2 Subsea opened a new subsea tooling facility at sister Acteon company, Seatronics’, subsea electronics location in Houston. The new facility marks the next stage in J2 Subsea’s global expansion plan. North American customers can…

Energean in Greek 3D seismic survey

Jun 15, 2015

Energean Oil & Gas announced that it is to conduct a new 3D seismic survey over the Prinos oil field and its surrounding licenses, in the Gulf of Kavala, northeastern Greece. The 3D survey will cover an area of 400sq km and will last approximately three weeks…

Dron & Dickson expands in the Middle East

Jun 15, 2015

Following its acquisition of Abu Dhabi-based Totus Energy, in October 2012, Dron & Dickson has announced strategic plans to continue growth in the Middle East. Previously Totus Energy, the Middle East operation will now trade under the Dron & Dickson name…

ABB wins Bumi Angola automation deal

Jun 15, 2015

Malaysia-based Bumi Armada Berhad awarded ABB a contract to supply electrical and automation systems for a floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel for a recently discovered oilfield off the coast of Angola. Bumi is reconfiguring the former Armada Ali supertanker…

ClassNK releases amendments to rules

Jun 12, 2015

Leading classification society ClassNK released amendments to its “Rules and Guidance for the Survey and Construction of Steel Ships” on 8 May 2015. ClassNK continuously reviews, updates, and amends its technical rules and guidance as…

Newpark Drilling Fluids expands Port Fourchon

Jun 12, 2015

Newpark Drilling Fluids is extending its offshore reach with enhanced, customized fluids technology, expanded facilities infrastructure and a team of professionals dedicated exclusively to deepwater products and services. Newpark Drilling Fluids is expanding its Port Fourchon facility…

Intellian opens R&D in Seoul

Jun 12, 2015

Intellian, a provider of stabilized marine satellite antenna systems, opened a second R&D center in Seoul’s Technology Valley, in conjunction with the relocation of its administrative office from Gangnam. The site was chosen to be closer…

SOCAR-AQS, Archer, Nobel form JV in Azerbaijan

Jun 12, 2015

SOCAR-AQS signed a joint venture (JV) agreement with Archer Assets UK and Nobel Oil Services to establish Oğuz Drilling, a new platform drilling company in Azerbaijan, with a focus on the Caspian Sea. With support from SOCAR-AQS, Archer and Nobel Oil Services…

Johan Sverdrup gets MudCube

Jun 12, 2015

Cubility, a provider of solids control and solutions around drilling operations, has announced a multimillion dollar (US) deal to provide the MudCube solution to Statoil for installation on the Johan Sverdrup field. The MudCube is the…

Aqualis Offshore provides support for ONGC

Jun 12, 2015

Aqualis Offshore has been reappointed by United India Insurance Co. to provide marine warranty services to the Oil and Natural Gas Corp. (ONGC), offshore India.   Under the agreement, Aqualis will provide marine warranty services to ONGC´s…

Cubility gets Johan Sverdrup deal

Jun 12, 2015

Statoil awarded Cubility a US multi million dollar deal to provide the MudCube solution for installation on the Johan Sverdrup field in the North Sea. The MudCube. From Cubility. The MudCube…

IPB receives exploration permit extension

Jun 12, 2015

IPB Petroleum announced that the company’s application for a 12-month suspension and extension to the WA-471-P exploration permit work program has been approved by the Commonwealth–Western Australia Joint Authority. Following IPB’s application in May 2015…

Tullow, Pancontinental extend “drill or withdraw” deadline

Jun 12, 2015

Tullow and Pancontinental Oil & Gas subsidiaries entered into an agreement to amend the farm-out agreement for exploration license 0037 (EL 0037) which covers 17,295sq km (4.2 million acres) in water depths extending to 1800m in the Walvis basin offshore northern Namibia…

MX Oil, Geo, revise joint venture agreement

Jun 12, 2015

MX Oil announced a number of amendments to its joint venture agreement with its local partner Geo Estratos (Geo), which include an increase in MX Oil's interest in any concessions or exploration and production contracts to 55% from 51%…

Spectrum kicks off Mexico 2D survey

Jun 11, 2015

Spectrum announced that their vessel has arrived in Mexico and started the acquisition of their Gulf of Mexico 2D campaign, in collaboration with Schlumberger. The first phase of the acquisition program Mexico Campeche-Yucatan 2D Regional…

Baker Hughes awarded Mariner contract

Jun 11, 2015

Statoil awarded an eight-year contract for the design and supply of production chemicals and services for the Mariner Field to Baker Hughes in the UK. Contract start date is anticipated to start in July 2015 and also includes an extension option of four years…

Stolt-Nielsen, Golar LNG in LNG-focused JV

Jun 11, 2015

Stolt-Nielsen and Golar LNG jointly announced the formation of a 50/50 joint venture to pursue opportunities in small-scale LNG production and distribution. Stolt-Nielsen has made a strategic investment in Golar LNG through open-market purchases…

Swiber establishes Singapore subsidiary

Jun 11, 2015

Swiber Holdings announced that its subsidiary Swiber Offshore Construction (SOCPL) has established a wholly-owned subsidiary in Singapore known as Whitmer Offshore (WOPL). The initial issued share capital of WOPL is US$100. WOPL…

Technip gets GoM subsea decommissioning, installation gig

Jun 10, 2015

Chevron awarded Technip a lump sum project for the decommissioning of the brownfield development and installation of new subsea equipment supporting a floating production system located in Mississippi Canyon, Gulf of Mexico, in a water depth of approximately 2000m…

ALE continues Malaysia project

Jun 10, 2015

ALE is half way through the Malikai project in Malaysia, which is expected to include the world’s highest jackup and skidding operation. The global heavylift specialist was awarded the contracts for the Malikai project on behalf of TMJV…

EMAS secures West Africa work

Jun 10, 2015

EMAS Offshore secured a US$30 million contract for support services off West Africa.  Under the job scope, four of EMAS Offshore’s marine vessels, including an accommodation barge, PSV and AHTSs, will be chartered to EMAS AMC, to provide accommodation…

Badger Explorer, Statoil sign development agreement

Jun 10, 2015

Badger Explorer (BXPL) signed an agreement with Statoil, whereby the Norwegian giant will sponsor the first phase of the Badger Explorer Development program. The objective of the development program is to further develop, design…

Maersk, Seadrill sign training agreement

Jun 09, 2015

Maersk Training entered into an agreement with Seadrill to deliver its Well Control training globally under the accreditation of The International Well Control Forum. The agreement will cover more than 2000 assistant drillers, drillers…

Fugro concludes wellhead monitoring project

Jun 08, 2015

Fugro completed a year-long wellhead monitoring project for BP Americas measuring BOP stack motions and calculating wellhead fatigue during a deployment in the Gulf of Mexico. The drilling campaign was conducted throughout 2014 in…

CSA, EEH announce Qatar joint venture

Jun 08, 2015

Doha-based Energy & Environment Holding (EEH) and CSA Ocean Sciences Inc. (CSA), announced the formation of their new joint venture CSA Ocean Sciences (Doha) LLC. The board of directors for the joint venture is chaired by HE Sheikh Jabor bin Yusef bin Jassim al-Thani…

McDermott awards software contract to AGSL

Jun 08, 2015

Asset Guardian Solutions (AGSL) announced that it received a contract from McDermott Asia Pacific provide its Asset Guardian software management toolset to protect and manage the software installed on the process control systems that…

Seven Arctic on track for 2016 delivery

Jun 04, 2015

Construction of Subsea 7’s heavy construction vessel, the Seven Arctic, is proceeding on schedule with the vessel targeted for delivery in 2016. The vessel, which is in dry dock at Hyundai Heavy Industries in South Korea, is being readied…

Alfa Laval lands FPSO contract

Jun 04, 2015

Alfa Laval, a provider of heat transfer, centrifugal separation and fluid handling solutions, won an US$10.2 million (SEK 85 million) order for separation modules. The order, booked in the Energy & Process segment, is scheduled for delivery this year…

Fugro to analyze wind farm sites

Jun 04, 2015

Fugro and the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO.nl), part of the Ministry of Economic Affairs, have signed two contracts to investigate the Borssele wind area, off the Zeeland coast. The work scope includes measuring meteorological…

OMV selects ASCO for Norway base coverage

Jun 04, 2015

UK-based ASCO Group is to provide supply base services for Austrian operator OMV's operations in the Norwegian Sea and Barents Sea. The contract, ASCO's first with OMV, will last three years from 1 January 2016 with two, one-year option periods…

IOG acquires Skipper

Jun 03, 2015

North Sea-focused Independent Oil and Gas (IOG) signed a sale and purchase agreement to acquire the 50% of license P1609 containing the Skipper discovery from Alpha Petroleum Resources (Alpha). This transaction will result in IOG’s independently verified 2C resources increasing by 13…

BOURBON completes pipelay operation

Jun 03, 2015

BOURBON completed laying 30 tons of submarine cable as part of the Sabella D10 project off the island of Ushant, part of Brittany, France. The cable will link the Sabella D10 tidal turbine to the Ushant power grid. Utilizing a Falcon series ROV and the support vessel Argonaute…

BG Group finalizes QCLNG pipeline sale

Jun 03, 2015

BG Group completed the sale of its wholly-owned 543km pipeline network linking natural gas fields and the Queensland Curtis Liquefied Natural Gas (QCLNG) export facility to APA Group. This transaction has resulted in gross proceeds for BG Group of around US$4…

Subsea Solutions opens Brazil training facility

Jun 03, 2015

In response to nine years of consistent growth, Subsea Solutions expanded Brazilian operations with the opening of a subsea well-control equipment training center in Barra da Tijuca. Classes are scheduled to start 30 June 2015.  The…

Novatek, Engie ink Yamal LNG contract

Jun 03, 2015

Novatek Gas & Power and Engie finalized a long-term contract for the supply of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the Yamal LNG project. Yamal LNG. From Novatek. The 23-year contract…

ETI awards CO2 storage contract to Costain

Jun 03, 2015

UK engineering Costain has been selected to work in a project to identify UK offshore CO2 storage sites as part of a project commissioned by the Energy Technologies Institute (ETI).  The 12-month project started in May and is funded by the Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC)…

Strainstall tension monitoring for Kaombo FPSOs

Jun 03, 2015

Floating production vessel operator Bluewater has picked Strainstall to supply chain tension monitoring systems on the two vessels being used on Total's Kaombo development.  Bluewater is supplying two floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessels for the Kaombo development…

Torque-industry pros start EnerQuip

Jun 02, 2015

EnerQuip, a new oil and gas services business being launched in Aberdeen, to provide torque machines and associated services to the drilling and downhole tools sectors. The business, which is to make an initial investment commitment of US$9 million (£6 million)…

Forsys Subsea goes live

Jun 02, 2015

FMC Technologies and Technip new joint venture Forsys Subsea is now operational after receiving all regulatory approvals. Forsys Subsea is a joint venture formed as part of a broader alliance between FMC Technologies and Technip, which…

Omega Subsea in Aberdeen

Jun 01, 2015

On 1 June 2015, Omega Subsea UK opened an office and established a subsidiary in Aberdeen, Scotland. Its parent company, Omega AS, provides project personnel and project systems, primarily to the oil and gas and energy sectors. The Norway…

Atlas secures INPEX contract

Jun 01, 2015

Atlas Knowledge has been awarded a contract by INPEX to provide training for production workers involved in the US$34 billion Ichthys LNG project.  The INPEX-operated project includes some of the world’s largest offshore facilities off the coast of Western Australia…

Tyco, FGS form Brazilian partnership

Jun 01, 2015

Tyco Fire & Integrated Solutions announced a new strategic partnership with FGS Commercial e Serviços Técnicos Eletrônicos to provide operators and end-users in the Brazilian marine and oil and gas markets with a range of life safety and asset integrity solutions from a single supplier…

Topaz Energy and Marine adds new vessel

Jun 01, 2015

Topaz Energy and Marine, a offshore support vessel company, has bolstered its emergency response and recovery vessel fleet with the addition of a new vessel, Topaz Responder. The newly-built, Topaz Responder will primarily provide…

Gibdock opens new fabrication facility

Jun 01, 2015

Gibralter's Gibdock shipyard has officially opened its new Pad 1, a specialized area for land-based fabrication projects, including pre-fabrication prior to vessel arrival. The 2940sq m purpose-built pad supported 12-tonne/sq m load-bearing workspace to support the firm's project scopes…

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