OE Activity: 2015 / September

 

Searcher completes Barents Sea seismic

Sep 30, 2015

Image: silver-eye/Searcher Seismic Searcher Seismic announced that the acquisition of the Silver-Eye 3D seismic survey in the Hammerfest Basin, Norwegian Barents Sea is now complete. The…

Amec Foster Wheeler expands UAE operations

Sep 30, 2015

Image: Garry Dryburgh, Amec Foster Wheeler’s president for the Middle East and Africa with engineering manager Bindu Satheesh at the opening of the company’s new office in Abu Dhabi/Amec Foster Wheeler Amec…

Oceaneering wins vessel contract off India

Sep 30, 2015

Oceaneering International announced that its subsidiary Oceaneering International GmbH has entered into a two-year, subsea field support vessel services agreement with an oil and gas company in India for use of the Island Pride. Anticipated…

Shell to explore Black Sea

Sep 29, 2015

The Bulgarian Ministry of Energy awarded Shell E&P a permit for deepwater exploration of oil and natural gas in Blocks 1-14 Silistar in the Black Sea, according to Energy Minister Temenuzhka Petkova. Image from Shell…

GMS newbuild gets first contract

Sep 29, 2015

Gulf Marine Services' GMS Scirocco newbuild has been completed ahead of schedule and under budget and has been awarded its first contract.  The vessel will commence a four-month contract (three months firm with a one-month option) in October for an engineering…

VBMS installs Wintershall umbilical

Sep 28, 2015

VBMS, a strategic joint venture of VolkerWessels and Boskalis, successfully completed the offshore installation of an 18.5km control umbilical for Wintershall Noordzee B.V. The umbilical connects platform RAVN to A6A, located in the Danish and German sectors of the North Sea…

DOF Subsea awarded subsea, IMR contracts

Sep 28, 2015

Image from DOF Subsea. DOF Subsea has been awarded several major contracts with a total value in excess US$351 million (NOK 3 billion), including options, securing both short-term and long-term utilization of assets and personnel…

J2 Subsea, WeSubsea renew distribution partnership

Sep 28, 2015

J2 Subsea has renewed its global sales and rental distribution partnership with WeSubsea. The partnership provides customers around the world with technical support from J2 Subsea, and global access to the WeSubsea range of baskets…

Xodus enters phase 2 of multiphase flow JIP

Sep 28, 2015

International energy consultancy Xodus Group and Dutch innovation company TNO have completed the first phase of a pioneering joint industry project (JIP) into the dynamic forces that affect the integrity of piping systems, in particular through multiphase flow…

NOCK requests EOI for MC 3D survey

Sep 25, 2015

The National Oil Corp. of Kenya (NOCK) has invited expressions of interest (EOI) from eligible companies to acquire a multi-client 3D broadband seismic survey including processing over the shallow waters of the offshore Lamu basin, Kenya…

FMC wins Appomattox work

Sep 24, 2015

FMC Technologies has received an award from Shell Offshore, Inc. (Shell) for its Appomattox deepwater development in the Gulf of Mexico. FMC Technologies will provide enhanced vertical deepwater trees, subsea manifolds, topside controls…

EMGS inks India survey

Sep 24, 2015

Electromagnetic Geoservices ASA (EMGS) signed a multi-client acquisition agreement with the Directorate General of Hydrocarbons (DGH) in India. The agreement grants EMGS a two-year permit to acquire 3D EM multi-client data within a 325,000sq km area off West coast India…

CGG completes survey offshore Indonesia

Sep 24, 2015

All four phases of CGG’s BandaSeis 2D BroadSeis multi-client program targeting the Banda Arc around East Indonesia and Timor Leste have now been fully processed and are ready for delivery. BandaSeis data coverage…

Maersk Resilient gets US$110 million contract

Sep 23, 2015

Maersk Drilling has been awarded a new three-year contract worth US$110 million for the jackup rig Maersk Resilient with Danish oil company Maersk Oil. The Maersk Resilient. From Maersk. Commencement is expected in October 2015…

Njord Offshore gets new CTV

Sep 23, 2015

Njord Offshore have taken delivery of Njord Magni – the third 26m Quad IPS crew transfer vessel (CTV). Njord Magni is the third of four sister vessels to be delivered to Njord Offshore this year and is due to be shipped back to Europe from Singapore with Njord Thor in October 2015…

Eidesvik, Technip enter Viking Neptun deal

Sep 23, 2015

Eidesvik Offshore and Technip have entered into an agreement for the charter of the offshore construction vessel MV Viking Neptun for work to be performed on the TEN URF Development Project offshore Ghana. The firm contract period…

Vallourec begins Stampede gig

Sep 23, 2015

Vallourec delivered 14,000-tonne of premium tubes in the scope of a contract with Hess Corp. for the Stampede project in the US Gulf of Mexico. Stampede is a deepwater subsea development which is located in the Green Canyon Block area…

Landmark, Palantir form software alliance

Sep 22, 2015

Landmark, a Halliburton business line and provider of software for the upstream oil and gas industry, and Palantir Solutions, a provider of asset and corporate-level scenario planning software, have formed an alliance to develop a fully integrated economics…

Wood Group Mustang acquires ATG

Sep 22, 2015

Wood Group has acquired Automated Technology Group (ATG), an independent suppliers of control and power solutions for industrial automation.   ATG will perform within Wood Group Mustang’s automation and control business unit, providing…

OneSubsea secures Woodside FEED contract

Sep 22, 2015

OneSubsea has been awarded a front-end engineering and design (FEED) contract for the Greater Enfield Area Development offshore northwest Australia. The FEED study, which will be conducted by OneSubsea’s local team in Perth, will include…

Claxton installs drilling riser system

Sep 21, 2015

Claxton has installed a high-pressure drilling riser system as part of a multimillion-dollar contract for the Catcher area field development in the central North Sea.  “Claxton was the only company to offer Premier Oil a fully-forged…

Harkand JV awarded Technip contract

Sep 18, 2015

A joint venture between Harkand and Consolidated Shipping Agencies (Conship) Ltd. has resulted in its first contract win in Ghana, West Africa. The award will see the delivery of onshore and offshore support to Technip in the region. Having formed a strategic alliance with Conship…

Schaeffler secures Allseas contract

Sep 18, 2015

Schaeffler, a precision bearing manufacturer, will supply more than 240 ELGES spherical plain bearings with outside diameters ranging from 400mm to 1060mm, for the topsides lift system (TLS) on the Pioneering Spirit, a purpose-built ship…

Primeline mobilizes to East China Sea

Sep 18, 2015

Primeline Energy Holdings announced that its drilling contractor China Oilfield Service (COSL) started the mobilization of the rig for the drilling operation of LS23-1-1 well, in the East China Sea. Following the signing of the drilling…

Polaracus gets West-Africa seismic contract

Sep 18, 2015

Polarcus announced that the company has received a letter of intent from an undisclosed client to execute a 3D marine seismic project in West Africa utilizing Polarcus' RightBAND technique for broadband data acquisition. The project…

Ashtead recognized for safety, quality in GoM

Sep 17, 2015

Ashtead Technology’s Houston office has secured an industry seal of approval from ISNetworld (ISN) for maintaining the highest oil and gas safety and quality standards within the Gulf of Mexico.  ISNetworld is a global resource for connecting companies with safe…

RINA acquires majority stake of SeaTech

Sep 17, 2015

Italy-based D’Appolonia, the independent engineering consulting company of RINA Group has acquired a majority stake of 68% in Fano-based SeaTech Srl. Vega A. Image from SeaTech. SeaTech provides analysis and design services…

SPP extends business in Norway

Sep 17, 2015

Centrifugal pumps and systems manufacturer SPP Pumps has confirmed the expansion of its business in Norway, with the announcement of a partnership with Hillevag Elektro-Diesel - specifically for the oil and gas market.  Ian Burrows (Head…

Tata picks up Culzean contract

Sep 17, 2015

Tata Steel has been awarded a multi-million pound contract for the Maersk Culzean project in the UK central North Sea – one of the largest discoveries in the region in the last 10 years.  The company will be responsible for providing more than 18…

Fugro, Coremar form strategic alliance

Sep 16, 2015

Fugro has formed a strategic alliance with Coremar, a Colombian turnkey port, marine services, and logistics provider. The objective is to provide life-of-field solutions to the oil and gas industry in Colombia and the Caribbean, particularly in the delivery of geophysical…

Tower Resources signs Thali PSC

Sep 16, 2015

Africa-focused Tower Resources announced the signing of the shallow water Thali (formerly known as Dissoni) production sharing contract (PSC), offshore Cameroon. The PSC signing ceremony took place on 15 September 2015 at the offices of Société Nationale des Hydrocarbures (SNH) in Yaoundé…

Seaway, Cortland in topside installation

Sep 16, 2015

Cortland Co. delivered a precision lifting solution for the successful installation of a topsides module offshore in the UK North Sea Cortland worked with Seaway Heavy Lifting who were contracted for the transportation and installation of the module…

Aquatic awarded Vancouver power cable contract

Sep 16, 2015

Image: Aquatic's multi-reel solution designed to enable the barge to transit 250km to the project site/Aquatic Engineering and Construction Aquatic Engineering and Construction…

Stork installs North Sea erosion monitors

Sep 15, 2015

Stork successfully installed Emerson Process Management’s Roxar SandLog wireless sand erosion monitoring solutions on a major North Sea operator’s installation.    The collaboration with Stork marks the first installation of the Roxar…

Red Marine delivers load test system to Technip

Sep 15, 2015

Red Marine delivered a high capacity load test system, to Technip, for the periodic load testing of the pipelay system onboard the Skandi Africa, a newly built pipelay and construction vessel. The vessel has been specifically designed for…

ADMA-OPCO picks Sparrows

Sep 15, 2015

Offshore lifting products and services related firm Sparrows Group has won a five-year deal with Abu Dhabi Marine Operating Co. (ADMA-OPCO) in the Middle East. The successful retender through the company’s local partner, Abu Dhabi Oilfield Services…

DeepOcean lands Shell survey contract

Sep 14, 2015

DeepOcean has been awarded a call-off contract for provision of ROV-based survey services by Shell in the North Sea. This contract is for three years plus options and reflects the current strong focus on cost efficient solutions in Shell’s operations…

Shell comes up dry in Norwegian wildcat

Sep 14, 2015

Norske Shell, operator of production license 793, came up dry at the wildcat well 6407/10-5, offshore Norway. The well has been drilled about 20km southwest of the Draugen field, less than 10km southeast of the Njord field in the southern…

Global Marine completes repeater installation

Sep 14, 2015

Image: Lagos shore end landing/Global Marine Systems Global Marine Systems has just completed a major fiber optic installation project in the Gulf of Guinea.  This telecommunications project for customer Huawei Marine Networks (HMN)…

Erin Energy completes Gambia 3D seismic

Sep 14, 2015

Erin Energy Corp. has announced that it has successfully completed acquisition of a new 3D seismic survey off the coast of The Gambia. The A2 and A5 blocks are located approximately 28mi (45km) offshore The Gambia and are on-trend with…

DONG to divest 50% in Gode Wind 1

Sep 11, 2015

DONG Energy signed an agreement to divest 50% of the 330 MW German offshore wind construction project, Gode Wind 1, to Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP) for a total of approximately US$884 million (€ 780 million), which will be paid in the period 2015 to 2016…

Cameron opens new facility in Aberdeen

Sep 11, 2015

Oil & Gas UK chief executive Deirdre Michie formally opened the new Aberdeen base for Cameron Flow Control Technology (UK) Ltd.
on 10 September 2015. Cameron's Aberdeen facility. Image from Cameron…

AIMS, HCG form alliance

Sep 11, 2015

AIMS Global Consulting has established a strategic partnership with The Houston Consulting group (HCG), a process safety and reliability-focused practice with broad experience in oil and gas, chemical process, and process manufacturing industries…

OE15: Regulation and legislation, mother of invention?

Sep 10, 2015

Discussions at Offshore Europe 2015 point to UK and Europe’s energy security, innovation and safety which are considered to be an increasingly important driver of policy, allied with the need to meet stricter environmental targets. So…

CO2 storage research revealed

Sep 10, 2015

The secure and permanent storage of carbon dioxide (CO2) within a single geological storage formation can be optimised by injecting CO2 at more than one point simultaneously, according to results from an innovative study of rocks beneath the UK North Sea…

GE, Statoil sign subsea deal

Sep 09, 2015

GE Oil & Gas signed a framework agreement with Statoil to provide subsea operations services for the Statoil’s operated fields Tordis, Vigdis, Snorre and Troll, located northwest of Stavanger. The agreement will be effective on 1 October 2015…

Oceaneering wins Appomattox work

Sep 08, 2015

Oceaneering International has secured a contract from Shell to supply umbilicals for the deepwater Appomattox development located in the Mississippi Canyon area of the US Gulf of Mexico. The order is for electro-hydraulic steel tube control umbilicals…

Autronica snags Johan Sverdrup contract

Sep 08, 2015

Autronica Fire and Security has announced that Statoil has selected the Autro Safe integrated fire and gas detection system for operations in the Johan Sverdrup oil field in the North Sea.  As part of the four-year framework agreement…

EMAS bags BHP T&T gig

Sep 08, 2015

Ezra’s subsea services division, EMAS AMC, finalized a contract with BHP Billiton for the Angostura phase 3 development offshore Trinidad and Tobago in the eastern Trinidadian sector of the Venezuela basin. The total scope of work includes the project management…

OE15: Opportunities in Azerbaijan

Sep 08, 2015

Azerbaijan represents around $17billion of bidding opportunities for UK oil and gas companies, according to UK Trade and Investment (UKTI). At the government department’s Azerbaijan market briefing yesterday, the agency said skills developed…

OE15: Opportunities for ambitious, social minds

Sep 08, 2015

The past year has highlighted a significant change in landscape for the industry, but there is still hope, UK chairman and managing partner of Ernst and Young (EY), Steve Varley told yesterday’s SPE Offshore Europe breakfast session.  “Where there is hope…

Technip bags EPIC off Malaysia

Sep 08, 2015

PETRONAS Carigali Sdn Bhd (PCSB) awarded Technip an engineering, procurement, installation and commissioning (EPIC) contract for the D18 project, offshore Malaysia. The project covers the procurement and installation of two 8in water injection flexible pipes totaling 9…

Apache extends Archer contract

Sep 08, 2015

Apache has exercised the first of two options to extend its existing contract with Archer for the provision of platform drilling services for one year. 'We are very pleased to have been awarded this contract extension.  It is excellent…

OE15: GE wins Statoil service work

Sep 08, 2015

GE Oil & Gas has signed a framework agreement with Norway's Statoil to provide subsea operations services for the company's operated fields Tordis, Vigdis, Snorre and Troll, located north west off the coast of Stavanger. GE Oil & Gas will run the services from their Dusavik site…

OE15: Realising value in aging assets

Sep 08, 2015

An aging asset doesn’t mean unmanageable, unprofitable and inoperable. There is still potential to be realized from the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS), despite the challenges of the current climate. In terms of oil alone, it is estimated that there are around 25 billion barrels to be recovered…

OE15: Top tips to get the best from SPE Offshore Europe 2015

Sep 07, 2015

After months of build-up and a frenzy of activity at Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre this past week, Europe's biggest oil show is less than 24 hours from opening. To help you get the most out of the show, each week we have been posting tips on how to survive the oil show…

Aqualis Offshore opens Doha office

Sep 04, 2015

Aqualis Offshore, an offshore marine and engineering consultancy, has opened a new office in Doha, Qatar.  Aqualis Offshore, part of Oslo-listed Aqualis ASA, has opened 16 offices in 11 countries worldwide since its establishment just over two years ago…

Red Marine expands testing capabilities

Sep 04, 2015

Only two months after announcing the launch of their expanded test facilities, Hexham based Red Marine has announced another expansion of its testing capabilities with the development of a new high capacity test rig. The 200-tonne capacity…

Magseis begins Barents multi-client program

Sep 02, 2015

Magseis announced that it has started a multi-client program in the Barents Sea. The survey builds on previous work conducted in the Barents Sea for Statoil and Lundin Petroleum and where the company’s Marine Autonomous Seismic System…

Aptomar establishes field monitoring center

Sep 02, 2015

Image: Apotmarin marine control center in Trondheim, Norway/Apotomar Aptomar officially opened its “Aptomarin” marine control center in Trondheim, Norway. The 24/7 field monitoring operation…

Offshore renewables foundations under focus

Sep 02, 2015

SMD is set to contribute to a major offshore wind research project lead by The University of Dundee. The project will look to determine whether cheaper, more environmentally friendly and more effective foundations can be developed for the offshore renewables industry…

Nexen picks Xodus for decommissioning

Sep 02, 2015

Nexen has awarded Xodus Group a contract to provide front end engineering and design (FEED) services in support of the decommissioning of the Ettrick and Blackbird fields in the central North Sea.   The workscope will assess the best…

OE15: Beat the rush bar

Sep 02, 2015

Attending SPE Offshore Europe 2015? Not looking forward to sitting in Traffic? Come and Beat the Rush, with 3M and Offshore Engineer each evening during the show. Now a staple of the biannual event, 2015 sees the return of the ever popular…

HAL, Eni enter multi-year software contract

Sep 01, 2015

Landmark, a Halliburton (HAL) business line, has announced that Eni, a major integrated energy company, has entered into a multi-year contract for Landmark’s entire suite of exploration and production applications. Eni chose Landmark’s…

Malampaya DCP installation completed

Sep 01, 2015

Arup, a multidisciplinary engineering and consulting firm has announced the completion of the installation of the Malampaya depletion compression platform (DCP), a new offshore natural gas platform installed in the West Philippine Sea off the coast of Palawan…

Bureau Veritas approved Balmoral equipment

Sep 01, 2015

Balmoral Offshore Engineering, a deepwater buoyancy and polymer specialist, has been approved by Bureau Veritas (BV) in line with American Petroleum Institute (API) specification for its SURF-related bend stiffeners and restrictors. The…

OFG completes gas hydrate survey

Sep 01, 2015

Ocean Floor Geophysics Ltd. (OFG), in cooperation with Fukada Salvage and Marine Works Co. Ltd. (Fukada), has completed another high resolution CSEM survey of near surface gas hydrates using the Scripps Institution of Oceanography Vulcan…

ORE Catapult, CENSIS in sensor collaboration

Sep 01, 2015

A new type of sensor could soon be installed on the blades of subsea tidal turbines to monitor the interaction between marine life and renewable energy installations, as a result of a new collaborative project involving the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult and CENSIS…

Sandvik gets two Middle East contracts

Sep 01, 2015

Sandvik Materials Technology, a division within the Sandvik Group, developer and producer of stainless steels, special alloys, titanium and other materials, has been awarded two important contracts for control lines for the oil and gas industry in the Middle East…

Pile testing to the limits

Sep 01, 2015

DONG Energy and ESG have just completed what they have described as the largest testing of wind turbine piles completed. DONG Energy and ESG tested 28 piles on two different onshore sites in order to assist the development of new design methods for offshore wind farms…

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