OE Activity: 2015 / December

 

Songa Endurance starts work

Dec 31, 2015

Songa Offshore's newbuild semisubmersible drilling rig, the Songa Endurance, has today started drilling operations under its eight-year drilling contract with Statoil at the Troll field on the Norwegian Continental Shelf, and the rig is now on operating rate…

Sinopacific delivers Pemex-bound PSVs

Dec 29, 2015

Sinopacific Shipbuilding Group successfully delivered three SPP17A platform supply vessels (PSV) to owner Naviera Petrolera Integral (NPI) at Zhejiang Shipyard. The 3 SPP17A PSVs were contracted in July 2014. All of them are the SP series…

Sovcomflot: keel laid for new arctic PSV

Dec 28, 2015

Arctech Helsinki Shipyards, part of United Shipbuilding Corp., held a keel laying ceremony on 17 December for a new icebreaking platform supply vessel ordered by PAO Sovcomflot under a long-term agreement with Sakhalin Energy. The agreement…

ITC Global wins West Africa gigs

Dec 28, 2015

ITC Global, a provider of satellite communications to remote and harsh environments, has announced that it has been awarded two multi-million dollar contracts, each spanning three years, to provide remote offshore communications to five floating production…

Noreco sells Norway assets

Dec 21, 2015

Norwegian Energy Co. (Noreco) subsidiary Noreco Norway entered into a sale and purchase agreement (SPA) with Djerv Energi for the sale of its exploration license interests, organization and management systems. The owners of Djerv will be a US-based investment fund (70%) and Noreco (30%)…

North Energy acquires Explora

Dec 21, 2015

North Energy acquired Explora Petroleum for a cash payment of US$2.5 million deal. The transaction is being implemented through the purchase of all the shares in Explora from the company's shareholders, who comprise certain employees and individual shareholders…

UTEC NCS Survey wins rig move positioning framework contract

Dec 18, 2015

UTEC NCS Survey, part of UTEC (an Acteon company), has announced the award of a multi-year rig move and positioning framework contract with Total. Total recently awarded the three-year contract with the opportunity to provide positioning…

TPSL, ScottishPower Renewables team up

Dec 18, 2015

Atlantis Resources and ScottishPower Renewables (SPR) are teaming up to develop a joint portfolio of projects for the growing tidal sector, announced Atlantis.  Atlantis’s Scottish project development vehicle, Tidal Power Scotland Limited (TPSL)…

Sevan Marine in UK FPSO deals

Dec 18, 2015

Following the participation in front-end engineering and development (FEED) work over past several months, Sevan Marine has announced that it has signed two agreements related to the FPSO prospects in the UK North Sea. The first agreement…

Polarcus to shoot 4D seismic off Denmark

Dec 18, 2015

Polarcus has received a letter of intent from Maersk Oil on behalf of the Danish Underground Consortium (DUC) for a 4D marine seismic survey offshore Denmark. The project is due to commence in Q2 2016 and will run for approximately three months…

First steel cut on Culzean jackets

Dec 18, 2015

Heerema Fabrication Group has marked the first steel for Maersk Oil's Culzean development jackets at its yard in Vlissingen, the Netherlands. HFG has contracts for fabricating the central processing facility, utilities and livings quarters and well head platform jackets for the high-pressure…

Ice-breaker for Sakhalin takes shape

Dec 17, 2015

Work on a new ice-breaker which will work for Sovcomflot in the Sakhalin-2 project has started at the Arctech Helsinki shipyard with a festive keel laying. The vessel is the first of four icebreaking sister ships Sovcomflot has ordered…

SBM Offshore inks Petrobras FPSO bid

Dec 16, 2015

Amsterdam-based SBM Offshore announced that it received from Petrobras the formal invitation to tender for the Sépia and Libra FPSOs (floating production, storage and offloading), as referenced in the company’s Q3 trading update of 11 November…

Wood Group bags main Statoil deal

Dec 16, 2015

Wood Group has been awarded a main contractor framework agreement worth approximately US$400 million to deliver maintenance and modification services to four Statoil installations on the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS). Wood Group Mustang Norway will provide this support for the Snorre A&B…

Laminaria to test wave technology at EMEC

Dec 15, 2015

The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) has signed Flemish wave energy developer Laminaria to test its innovative wave energy converter at EMEC's grid-connected wave test site at Billia Croo, off the west coast of Orkney, Scotland. Laminaria's technology…

First Subsea installs Heidelberg mooring connectors

Dec 15, 2015

Deepwater mooring specialist, First Subsea, has completed the installation of subsea mooring connectors for Anadarko Petroleum's Heidelberg truss spar platform moored in 5310ft (1620m) of water in field development in the Gulf of Mexico. The 23…

Rosneft completes 2015 seismic program

Dec 15, 2015

Rosneft has completed its 2015 geological exploration program at offshore licenses using 2D seismic survey methods that covered 20,434km in the Kara Sea, Chukchi Sea, and Laptev Sea. For the first time, 2D seismic exploration was carried out with support of an integrated information system…

Wood Group expands automation services to Asia

Dec 15, 2015

Wood Group is continuing to expand its Automation and Control business, establishing automation capabilities at Wood Group Mustang’s Kuala Lumpur office to serve the Asia Pacific market. With this entry into the Asia Pacific markets,…

Saipem awarded US$196 million in contracts

Dec 15, 2015

Saipem has been awarded new engineering and construction offshore contracts cumulatively valued at US$196 million (€180 million). The most significant initiatives are: Johan Sverdrup Export Pipelines Project  Statoil, on behalf of the Johan Sverdrup partners…

Jumbo transports piles destined for Prelude

Dec 15, 2015

Image from Jumbo. Jumbo's J-class vessels Jumbo Jubilee and Fairpartner were scheduled to transport 16 piles to Shell's Prelude field, site of the world's first FLNG vessel, off the coast of northwest Australia…

Well-Centric bags US$12 million in Apache work

Dec 15, 2015

Wellhead servicing specialist Well-Centric secured a US$12 million (£8 million) contract to provide offshore and onshore maintenance and repair services to Apache’s North Sea subsidiaries. The three-year deal will see Dyce-based Well-Centric provide offshore wellhead maintenance services…

Ampelmann inks first Brazil contract

Dec 15, 2015

Ampelmann, the global leader in motion compensated access solutions, has been awarded its first contract in Brazil.  Under the contract, Ampelmann will provide its E-Type system to Boskalis in support of an extended floating production…

Irish Sea offshore study published

Dec 14, 2015

The UK's Crown Estate has published a study by the British Geological Survey summarizing the geological conditions of the Irish Sea. It is intended that the study will provide a valuable resource for anyone considering development of offshore infrastructure in the region…

Troll C contract for Ocean Installer

Dec 14, 2015

Ocean Installer has signed an amendment with Statoil for riser replacement operations at the Troll C field. This includes options for work at the Vigdis field. The work will be executed under the SLMP Marine installation ontract. “We…

Eidesvik PSVs win Total contracts

Dec 11, 2015

The platform supply vessels Viking Lady and Viking Athene have been awarded a contract with Total E&P Norge for one well starting mid December 2015. The duration of this contract is estimated to 75 days. Viking Prince has also…

Ezra, Chiyoda joint venture approved

Dec 11, 2015

Ezra Holdings announced that it has received approval from shareholders for its proposed 50:50 subsea joint venture with Chiyoda Corp. At the company’s extraordinary general meeting (EGM) held today, 99.97% of shareholders voted in support…

Statoil gets Maria field modification consent

Dec 11, 2015

Statoil has received consent for modifications at Kristin and Tyrihans in connection with tie-in of the Maria field. Kristin is a gas condensate field at Haltenbanken in the Norwegian Sea. Statoil is the operator of the field, which has…

Framo pumps for Maersk Oil platform

Dec 10, 2015

Swedish heat transfer and centrifugal separation and fluid handling firm Alfa Laval has won an order to supply Framo pumping systems to an oil platform in the UK North Sea. The order is worth about SEK 100 million and delivery is scheduled for 2016…

EMGS enters US GoM 3D deal

Dec 09, 2015

Electromagnetic Geoservices (EMGS) announces that the company has entered into a data licensing agreement with an international oil company for the provision of 3D EM data from the multi-client data library over the Daybreak project located in the western US Gulf of Mexico worth a total of US$1…

Fugro awarded PGS positioning contract

Dec 09, 2015

Fugro has been awarded a three-year contract by PGS for the provision of precise satellite positioning systems for its entire seismic vessel fleet. Fugro, a provider of precise satellite positioning to the offshore oil and gas industry…

Amplus, Technip tag team North Sea marginal fields

Dec 09, 2015

Amplus Energy Services, a floating production solutions firm headquartered in Aberdeen’s Grandholm area, has struck a deal with Technip in the UK to work together to develop untapped oil reserves in marginal fields in the North Sea. With…

Ingen inks Marathon engineering contract

Dec 09, 2015

Ingen Ideas, an Amec Foster Wheeler company, has been awarded an £8 million contract by Marathon Oil for multi-discipline engineering contract on Marathon Oil’s Brae Complex in the North Sea. The contract started in October 2015 and will run for five years…

Trendsetter gets high pressure capping contract

Dec 08, 2015

Trendsetter Engineering was awarded a contract to design, manufacture and test the industry’s first 20,000 psi valve‐based capping stack. This capping stack will be capable of containing high pressure, high temperature subsea oil wells in the event of a subsea well‐control incident…

eDrilling launches engineering simulator

Dec 08, 2015

Image from eDrilling. eDrilling announced that they have launched a simulator for drilling and well engineering and training of all engineering disciplines, to help the industry with efficient and safe well delivery…

McDermott lands Trinidad development contract

Dec 08, 2015

McDermott International announced it has been awarded a sizeable transport and installation contract by an upstream oil and gas operator for a project offshore Trinidad, West Indies. The contract award includes the transport and installation of a 1000-tonne deck and 1600-tonne jacket…

Statoil commissions Songa Equinox in Troll field

Dec 08, 2015

Songa Equinox has commenced drilling operations under its eight-year drilling contract with Statoil at the Troll Field on the Norwegian continental shelf, and the rig is now on operating rate. Songa Equinox is the first rig in a series of four Category D semisubmersible drilling rigs…

Seadrill, Chevron extend rig contracts

Dec 08, 2015

Seadrill Partners has secured one-year contract extensions for the T-15 and T-16 tender rigs with Chevron Thailand E&P.   The contracts will now expire in July and August 2019, respectively.  The total backlog of the two contract extensions is approximately US$80 million…

NorSea inks Wild Well deal

Dec 08, 2015

NorSea Group (UK) has won a five-year contract with Wild Well Control for the storage of its emergency response WellCONTAINED System at NorSea Group’s facilities in South Base, Montrose.   The WellCONTAINED system of services includes…

Atlantis, JDR focus on subsea cables

Dec 08, 2015

Tidal power firm Atlantis has entered into a five-year collaboration agreement with JDR Cable Systems to develop solutions for storage, installation, monitoring, connection, termination and testing of offshore subsea cables, as well as advancing the engineering design of the cables…

Subsea 7 inks Centrica decom work

Dec 07, 2015

Subsea 7 will provide decommissioning services for the second phase of Centrica’s Rose and Stamford gas field decommissioning programs, located in the southern North Sea. Photo of the Seven Atlantic DSV…

OSD develops new RLWI / IMR vessels

Dec 07, 2015

OSD-IMT, the UK division of Netherlands-based Offshore Ship Designers (OSD), is designing two 120m IMT9120 riserless light well intervention / IMR vessels for Austin Offshore, the shipping arm of Upstream Drilling, Singapore. The…

Maersk Guardian heads to Denmark

Dec 07, 2015

Maersk Drilling has been awarded a contract with Maersk Oil for the jackup rig Maersk Guardian for accommodation on various fields in the Danish part of the North Sea. The firm contract duration is five years with commencement in September 2016…

COSLInnovator wins Troll gig

Dec 07, 2015

Statoil Petroleum has received consent from the Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) of Norway to use the COSLInnovator mobile drilling facility for drilling, completion, intervention, workover and well plugging on the Troll field. COSLInnovator…

PDi secures Chevron Agbami Phase 3 work

Dec 07, 2015

Project Development International (PDi), a provider of multi-discipline engineering, project management and project services to the international energy industry, has secured a $2.25 million (£1.5million) contract with Nigerian oil service company Marine Platforms Limited (MPL)…

Northern Explorer to leave Gigante survey

Dec 07, 2015

SeaBird Exploration has announced that Northern Explorer has been commissioned for work in the greater Caribbean area and will leave the TGS Gigante survey in the beginning of January 2016 for an estimated 6-8 weeks. Phase one of the survey…

SPT Offshore gets LOI for Ophir wellhead platform

Dec 07, 2015

SPT Offshore has received the letter of intent (LOI) for the detailed design of the suction pile foundation, design supervision of the jacket and full transportation and installation of the Ophir wellhead platform from Muhibbah Engineering…

Transocean, Husky sign two year contract

Dec 07, 2015

Transocean announced that the harsh-environment semisubmersible Henry Goodrich was awarded a two year contract with Husky Oil Operations offshore Canada at a dayrate of US$275,000. The estimated contract backlog excluding mobilization is $200 million…

Transocean inks Henry Goodrich contract

Dec 07, 2015

Transocean announced that the harsh environment semisubmersible Henry Goodrich was awarded a two-year contract with Husky Oil Operations offshore Canada at a dayrate of US$275,000. The rig will be used for ongoing development drilling…

Amec's Ingen Ideas wins Brae contract

Dec 07, 2015

Marathon Oil has awarded Ingen Ideas, an Amec Foster Wheeler company, a contract worth approximately £8million. The five-year multi-discipline engineering contract covers Marathon Oil’s Brae Complex in the North Sea. The contract started in October 2015 and will run for five years…

Fluor to acquire Stork

Dec 07, 2015

Fluor Corp. and Stork has announced that Fluor has signed an agreement with UK-based private equity firm Arle Capital Partners to acquire 100% of Stork Holding B.V., based in the Netherlands, for an investment of approximately US$755 million (€695 million)…

EMGS sells Brazil EM data

Dec 04, 2015

Electromagnetic Geoservices (EMGS) has announced that the company has entered into a data licensing agreement with an international oil company for the provision of 3D EM data from the multi-client data library over the Foz de Amazonas and Ceara basin in Brazil worth a total of US$ 4.1 million.

Petronas inks Ross Offshore for drilling services

Dec 04, 2015

Ross Offshore won a global umbrella contract with Petronas Caligari for drilling and well services, from single projects to engineering, well Studies, company representation, auditing, evaluation; to the full scope of total well management of drilling a well…

Xodus inks Ichthys operating manuals contract

Dec 04, 2015

Xodus Group has won a project to a deliver a suite of more than 40 offshore operating manuals for the Ichthys LNG project operated by INPEX off the coast of Western Australia. The Ichthys field was the largest discovery of hydrocarbon liquids in Australia for 40 years…

Belize moves to ban exploration in reef areas

Dec 04, 2015

The Belize government has approved a policy that will legally ban offshore exploration in all seven areas that make up the Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System World Heritage area, according to global heritage organization UNESCO. The decision…

CNOOC, Husky in South China Sea PSC

Dec 03, 2015

China National Offshore Oil (CNOOC) signed a production sharing contract (PSC) with Husky Oil Operations (China) for Block 15/33 in the South China Sea. Block 15/33 is located in the Pearl River Mouth Basin of the South China Sea. The…

Seatronics, Meridian complete Mexico pipeline gig

Dec 03, 2015

Seatronics completed a project with marine services organization Meridian Ocean Services in Mexico to inspect and chart existing pipelines along the coast of Ciudad Del Carmen, which required a full survey equipment spread utilizing a Forum Comanche ROV…

NADL inks West Rigel standstill deal

Dec 03, 2015

North Atlantic Drilling  (NADL) entered into a standstill agreement, effective until June 2016, with Jurong Shipyard for the delivery of the sixth generation harsh environment semisubmersible drilling rig, the West Rigel. During the standstill period until June 2016…

EHL enters extension period

Dec 02, 2015

Image from iStock. African Petroleum's wholly-owned subsidiary European Hydrocarbons Ltd. (EHL) entered into the first extension period on the SL-03 license, offshore Sierra Leone. The…

Hydratight seals deal with Subsea 7

Dec 02, 2015

Image: MORGRIP mechanical connector/Hydratight Hydratight has won a pipeline connector order from Subsea 7 to support their Emergency Pipeline Repair System (EPRS) project in Australia…

North Energy sells PL 707 stake

Dec 02, 2015

North Energy has signed a sale and purchase agreement with Lime Petroleum Norway, whereby North Energy sells its 10% interest in production license (PL) 707 to Lime. This transaction forms part of North Energy's current strategic process…

WCS moves Lafayette training center

Dec 01, 2015

Accredited well control training provider, Well Control School (WCS),  has relocated its training center in Lafayette, Louisiana to 425 Settlers Trace Boulevard. WCS will hold its first classes in the new center on 30 November, 2015. The…

Total inks Maersk Venturer deal

Dec 01, 2015

Image: Maersk Venturer/ Maersk Drilling Maersk Drilling has been awarded a contract for the drillship Maersk Venturer with oil major Total. The contract covers one exploration well (estimated duration 120 days) in block 14 offshore Uruguay…

VIDEO: The Gryphon Recovery Story

Dec 01, 2015

In February 2011, Maersk Oil's Gryphon FPSO suffered significant damage in heavy storms in the turbulent North Sea. After nearly 20 years of uninterrupted service, the FPSO had to leave the Gryphon field for the first time for repairs and upgrade…

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