OE Activity: 2015 / November

 

Expro enters Qatar with new deal

Nov 30, 2015

Expro is entering Qatar for the first time in a five-year contract for well intervention and slickline services including high deviation and heavy-duty fishing offshore Qatar. “In current market conditions, Expro recognizes the need for operators to lower production costs…

Seajacks Scylla vessel delivered

Nov 30, 2015

The ABS-classed Seajacks Scylla, a wind farm installation and offshore construction vessel, has been delivered by the Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) Shipyard in Geoje, Republic of Korea. 'The cooperation among Seajacks, ABS and SHI was vital to the success of this newbuild effort…

DOF Subsea sells Skandi Protector

Nov 30, 2015

Image: Skandi Protector/DOF Subsea DOF Subsea has entered into agreement for the sale of Skandi Protector to the commonwealth of Australia. Delivery to new owners is expected in Q1 2016 and the sale will release approximately US$34…

Sterling acquires Mauritania interest

Nov 30, 2015

Image: map of Mauritania block C-10/Sterling Energy Sterling Energy has announced that completion has now occurred under the sale and purchase agreement between its wholly owned subsidiary…

Det norske awards Transocean rig contract

Nov 30, 2015

Det norske oljeselskap has, on behalf of the partnerships in PL 203 (Alvheim) and PL 150 (Volund), awarded an agreement to Transocean Offshore for the lease of the semi-submersible drilling rig Transocean Arctic. The contract scope for drilling of four wells in the Alvheim area…

Lundin permitted to drill well 16/4-10

Nov 30, 2015

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Lundin Norway a drilling permit for well 16/4-10. Well 16/4-10 will be drilled from the Island Innovator drilling facility in position 58°35’03.08’’ north 02°10’21.95’’ east. The…

Wind operators co-operate on O&M

Nov 30, 2015

Wind farm owners representing 12 % of global turbine assets have founded a new peer-to-peer online platform called o2o Wind, dedicated to the exchange of knowledge and experience on operation and maintenance issues. The o2o Wind forum…

Fugro lands Fortuna project

Nov 30, 2015

Fugro has been awarded a contract by Ophir for survey services for the development of large scale assets and infrastructure offshore Equatorial Guinea. Under the contract Fugro will deploy three of its specialist vessels - Fugro Searcher…

LR inks Statoil Master Services Agreement

Nov 27, 2015

Lloyd’s Register has been awarded a global Master Service Agreement with Statoil Petroleum.  The Master Service Agreement (MSA) is for platform technology services and HSE studies is effective from 10 November 2015 and will cover Statoil’s…

Largest pipe bending machine delivered

Nov 27, 2015

UK-based Unison has installed and commissioned the world’s largest and most powerful all-electric pipe bending machine, at the Norwegian offshore and maritime services company, Westcon Yard. Capable of generating a colossal 660,000 Nm of continuous…

Drilling commences on Roc-1

Nov 25, 2015

Carnarvon Petroleum has announced that operator Quadrant Energy has spud the Roc-1 well on 24 November 2015. Drilling is expected to reach 4700m total depth, and take about 35-40 days trouble free. Well logging and sidewall coring is expected to take about 5-10 days on success case…

Penspen lands Nigerian engineering study

Nov 25, 2015

Penspen has been awarded a contract from Sirius Group to conduct an engineering study for the monetization of gas reserves from oilfields offshore Niger Delta. A key element of this agreement is the development of gas reserves of the OML 122 field…

First Subsea award wind farm contract

Nov 25, 2015

Subsea connector specialist, First Subsea, has been awarded a contract to supply a cable connector for the third phase of the Fukushima Floating Offshore Wind Farm Demonstration, offshore Japan. In this latest phase of the project, the connector…

IMES invests in new technology

Nov 25, 2015

Marine and subsea firm Inspection Monitoring Engineering Solutions (IMES) has invested US$75,481 (£50,000) in new technology, expanding its existing service offering for clients in the oil and gas industry. The Aberdeen-based company…

VIDEO: Aasta Hansteen heavy lift

Nov 25, 2015

Statoil has released a video of a heavy lift as part of its Aasta Hansteen spar integration in Hyundai Heavy Industries' yard in South Korea. Weighing 2200-tonne and measuring 50 X 20 X 25m, the heavy lift of this 'mega module' was a…

UH elevates petroleum engineering

Nov 23, 2015

The University of Houston (UH) petroleum engineering program – started in 2009 with just 20 undergraduate students – has been elevated to a full department within the UH Cullen College of Engineering. The move was announced this month. The new department…

Benthic wins Browse job

Nov 23, 2015

Geosciences company Benthic has been awarded two contracts by Woodside to undertake offshore geotechnical site investigations for the proposed Browse floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) development and the Greater Enfield development located off the coast of Western Australia…

Statoil cleared for Oseberg drilling

Nov 23, 2015

Statoil is the operator for production license 104 and has received consent to drill exploration well 30/89 S on the Oseberg field. Statoil has allocated 54 days for the activity and will be drilling with the Songa Delta, in approximately 99m water depth…

OMV, Aptomar sign field service agreement

Nov 20, 2015

OMV Norway signed a three-year frame agreement with Aptomar to deliver its integrated field monitoring services for the operator’s future drilling activities.  As part of the frame agreement OMV will have access to the Aptomar’s 24/7 environmental monitoring services…

Polarcus wins Egypt work

Nov 20, 2015

Polarcus has announced it has signed a contract with an undisclosed client for a 3D marine seismic project offshore Egypt utilizing Polarcus' RightBAND technique for broadband data acquisition. The project will commence in Q4 2015 and run for approximately two and a half months.

Fugro inks Total underwater gig

Nov 19, 2015

Fugro has been awarded a five-year contract for the provision of underwater services to Total E&P UK (TEP UK). Under the contract, which runs from July 2015 and includes extension options for a further two years, Fugro is providing a full range of ROV services to conduct inspection…

Claxton, LR Senergy form alliance

Nov 18, 2015

Claxton Engineering Services, an Acteon company, has formed a collaborative alliance with energy services firm LR Senergy to provide clients with an offshore rig-based decommissioning service. The new alliance builds on a long-established relationship between the two companies…

OE supports best MSc paper competition

Nov 18, 2015

The Aberdeen, Highlands & Islands branch of the Energy Institute (EI) is hosting its annual MSc Student Best Paper competition for postgraduate students in Aberdeen later this month, with support from OE (Offshore Engineer). The event…

Total picks Fugro for ROV services

Nov 18, 2015

Fugro has been awarded a five-year contract for the provision of underwater services to Total E&P UK (TEP UK). Under the contract, which runs from July 2015 and includes extension options for a further two years, Fugro is providing a…

Visuray completes first commercial well operation

Nov 17, 2015

Visuray announced a first commercial application of their X-ray wireline technology for downhole imaging in wells filled with opaque fluid. In a well, managed by TAQA Energy in Holland, Visuray’s VR90 tool successfully imaged the top of a coiled tubing disconnect with millimeter accuracy…

Aker, MAN Diesel & Turbo form alliance

Nov 17, 2015

Image from Aker Solutions Aker Solutions and MAN Diesel & Turbo agreed to form an alliance to develop the next generation in subsea compression systems that can be used at even the smallest…

BMI takes delivery of M/V Brandon Bordelon

Nov 17, 2015

Image: Brandon Bordelon/Bordelon Marine Bordelon Marine has taken delivery of the MV Brandon Bordelon a DP2 ultra-light intervention vessel (ULIV) this month.  The vessel features a helideck…

E Plug wins ICoTA award

Nov 17, 2015

E Plug has been named 2015 winner of the Intervention & Coiled Tubing Association (ICoTA) European Chapter’s Innovation Award. Scott Mitchell, Chair of the European Chapter of ICoTA (left), presents the award to Thomas Johansen…

Schlumberger in FIT takeover

Nov 16, 2015

Schlumberger is at it again with another acquisition, this time of US-based Fluid Inclusion Technologies (FIT), which specializes in laboratory analysis of trapped fluids in rock material, and advanced borehole gas analysis on drilling wells…

YFP completes Aje operations

Nov 16, 2015

Yinka Folawiyo Petroleum (YFP) completed well operations on the Aje field on the OML 113 license offshore Nigeria, according to partner Panoro Energy. The Aje-4 well, which was previously drilled in 2008, has been successfully completed as an oil production well…

CIS completes Technip subsea piling campaign

Nov 16, 2015

Conductor Installation Services (CIS) successfully completed its second subsea piling campaign for Technip in Norway.  Deck Layout close-up. Image from Technip. CIS used its remotely operated Subsea Piling System…

Airborne inks flexibles deal with Wild Well

Nov 16, 2015

Airborne Oil & Gas will supply non-collapsible flexible jumpers to Wild Well Control for the deepest riser less plug and abandonment in the Gulf of Mexico Wild Well Control awarded Airborne Oil & Gas (AOG) a contract for the supply of two flexible TCP Jumpers…

Lundin gets Barents Sea consent

Nov 13, 2015

Image from Lundin Petroleum. Lundin Norway, as operator for production license 708, has received consent 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…

Polarcus completes Capreolus 3D

Nov 13, 2015

The Capreolus 3D multi-client project, the largest single 3D seismic survey ever acquired offshore Australia was recently completed by Polarcus ahead of schedule after a successful 11 month acquisition campaign.  This basin-wide broadband…

Quadrant to spud Roc-1

Nov 13, 2015

Quadrant Energy received the Noble Tom Prosser drilling rig that will mobilize to the Roc-1 well site in WA-437-P offshore Western Australia, and prepare for spud around 17 November 2015, according to partner Carnarvon Petroleum. The Roc-1 well…

READ bags Maersk contract

Nov 12, 2015

Maersk Oil awarded Aberdeen-based production and integrity evaluation specialist READ Cased Hole a multi-million dollar contract, five-year contract to be the primary service provider for cased hole logging services, including production evaluation and well integrity domains…

TGS, PGS complete Newfoundland Labrador seismic

Nov 12, 2015

TGS completed the fifth consecutive acquisition season offshore Newfoundland Labrador in partnership with PGS.  The successful 2015 season was the biggest yet with the acquisition of over 27,000km of 2D multi-client seismic data and two multi-client 3D surveys…

Civmec lands Prelude FLNG gig

Nov 12, 2015

Technip Oceania has awarded Civmec a fabrication contract for 17 subsea jumper spools and associated lifting equipment for Shell’s Prelude FLNG project. Civmec said it has gained valuable experience through the delivery of spools for…

Haewene Brim overhaul complete

Nov 12, 2015

A team from diesel power specialist Royston has completed the engine overhaul on the Bluewater-owned Haewene Brim floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel. The facility has operated in the Pierce field in the UK sector of the North Sea since 1999…

Nabirm, NAMCOR complete Namibia 2D

Nov 11, 2015

Nabirm announced that in conjunction with its partner, NAMCOR (10%) that it has concluded the interpretation of a 2D seismic survey on Block 2113A located in the Walvis basin, offshore Namibia, by US-based ION Geophysics. The license…

Atwood inks GoM, Brazil contracts

Nov 11, 2015

Atwood Oceanics has announced two contract activities in the Gulf of Mexico (GoM) and offshore Brazil. The Atwood Advantage. From Atwood Oceanics. An Atwood Oceanics subsidiary…

Ceragon, Statoil sign communications agreement

Nov 10, 2015

Ceragon Networks announced that Statoil, has formally awarded Ceragon Networks a five-year frame agreement, with an option to extend for five consecutive two-year periods. Most recently, Statoil has placed orders for Ceragon's IP-20 platform…

Atwood, Noble Energy extend rig contract

Nov 10, 2015

Atwood Oceanics announced that one of its subsidiaries agreed to an extension and rate adjustment to its existing contract with Noble Energy for the ultra deepwater rig, the Atwood Advantage, effective 9 November, 2015.  The agreement…

MMA bags Woodside vessel work

Nov 10, 2015

Woodside Energy awarded MMA Offshore a US$35 million (A$50 million) contract to provide three vessels to support Woodside’s offshore Northwest Shelf, Pluto and AusOil production assets in Australia’s North West region. The three vessels…

Mitsui acquires Kipper stake

Nov 09, 2015

Mitsui has reached an agreement with Santos concerning the acquisition of Santos' 35% working interest in the Kipper gas and condensate field offshore Southern Australia. The sales and purchase agreement was signed on 6 November 2015 between…

Schlumberger, Ikon Science in software agreement

Nov 09, 2015

Schlumberger and Ikon Science has announced an agreement to further develop the existing quantitative seismic interpretation capability in the Petrel exploration and production software platform. The collaboration will make high-value seismic…

Verisk snaps up Infield Systems

Nov 09, 2015

Verisk Analytics today announced the acquisition of Infield Systems, a leading independent provider of business intelligence, analysis, and research to the oil, gas, and associated marine industries. Infield Systems will become part of Wood Mackenzie…

Darcy inks Statoil frame agreement

Nov 09, 2015

Aberdeen-based sand control technology firm has secured a contract with Statoil following a successful trial of its downhole well completions technology. Darcy has signed a framework agreement with Statoil to supply its unique hydraulic…

UTEC, LDD collaborate on Baltic windfarm

Nov 06, 2015

UTEC NCS Survey was awarded a contract for heavy lift support services for a major project in the Baltic Sea. Partnering with LDD the contract is to deliver, in January 2016, a pile guide frame monitoring system, which will be used for…

Ashtead secures glider agreement

Nov 06, 2015

Image from Ashtead Technology. Ashtead Technology has secured a global asset management agreement with Blue Ocean Monitoring to store, maintain and supply underwater gliders for ocean data monitoring…

OAA trophy design challenge

Nov 06, 2015

With under four weeks until entries close for the 2016 Offshore Achievement Awards (OAA), Robert Gordon University students have been set a challenge to design the trophy which will be presented to winners at the 30th awards ceremony. Image: Last year's trophy…

EMGS announces India work

Nov 05, 2015

A letter of award has been announced and signed by Electromagnetic Geoservices (EMGS), worth approximately US$15.3 million, with a repeat customer in India. The survey, which is located off the eastern coast of India, is expected to start in early January 2016 by the vessel BOA Thalassa…

Fugro Aquarius delivered

Nov 04, 2015

Fugro has taken delivery of the new ROV support vessel (RSV) Fugro Aquarius.     The new DP-2 diesel-electric vessel is 83m is length with a deck area of 520sq m and accommodation for 60 people…

Seatronics, LateraL enter subsea tooling partnership

Nov 04, 2015

Seatronics has formed a new partnership with Norwegian subsea tooling firm LateraL, which specializes in improving offshore performance through its product range. The LateraL FlexiCal ROV mounted caliper…

Goliat FPSO mooring lines installed

Nov 03, 2015

Image: Eni Goliat illustration overview/Eni Lankhorst Ropes Offshore has overseen the installation of the mooring ropes for the Goliat FPSO (floating production storage and offloading) for Eni Norge…

Farstad gets GoM subsea contract

Nov 03, 2015

Image: Far Sentinel/Farstad Shipping Farstad Shipping has been awarded a three-year contract with up to three years options for CSV Far Sentinel by Subtec de C.V. for delivery of light construction work…

Searcher starts 2D off PNG

Nov 03, 2015

Image: PNG seismic/ Searcher Seismic Searcher Seismic has announced the Haere 2D Seismic Survey offshore Papua New Guinea (PNG). The survey, in cooperation with the Department of Petroleum and Energy (DPE) and project partner BGP…

Ororo drilling gets approval

Nov 03, 2015

Nigeria’s Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) granted approval to partners Guarantee Petroleum, Sirius Petroleum, and Owena Oil & Gas to drill the proposed Ororo-2A well on the Ororo Field offshore Nigeria. The Ororo Field is located within OML 95…

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