OE Activity: 2016 / March

 

WellPerform buys Chris Dykes International

Apr 07, 2016

UK-based well examination services firm Chris Dykes International has been acquired by Danish well management company WellPerform.  Established by Chris Dykes in 2002, following a career with oil majors and the UK's Health and Safety Executive…

Mermaid wins Thai subsea contract

Mar 31, 2016

Mermaid Maritime’s Thailand subsidiary has been awarded a US$10 million subsea remotely operated vehicle (ROV) service contract in the Gulf of Thailand. The scope of work includes, but is not limited to, structure and sea line inspection…

POSH Xanadu get Campos work

Mar 31, 2016

Offshore marine services provider, PACC Offshore Services Holdings (POSH), has secured a one year contract for its POSH Xanadu semisubmersible accommodation vessel (SSAV).  Under the terms of the contract, POSH Xanadu will continue to…

Vallourec gets ADNOC OCTG contract

Mar 30, 2016

Vallourec, a provider of tubular solutions, has signed a contract with the Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. (ADNOC) to supply oil country tubular goods (OCTG) during the 2016-2018 period to its three operating companies (ADMA-OPCO, ADCO, ZADCO)…

Aqualis lands Race Bank gig

Mar 30, 2016

Offshore marine and engineering consultancy Aqualis Offshore has been contracted by A2SEA to perform engineering consultancy services for its offshore wind farm installation work at the Race Bank Offshore Wind Farm offshore the UK. Aqualis…

Marsol gains two Oman contracts

Mar 30, 2016

UAE-based global marine solutions provider Marsol International has been awarded two contracts offshore Oman. The first contract involves a single point mooring (SPM) change out, including the removal of the existing aging structures followed by installation of new buoys…

MX Oil Aje stake sale stalled

Mar 30, 2016

GEC Petroleum Development Co. (GPDC) is delaying a deal with MX Oil to acquire 5% interest in the Aje field offshore Nigeria in order for the company to gather the appropriate funds for the sale. GPDC is in the process of finalizing its…

Cross completes 15,000-psi subsea live well intervention package

Mar 30, 2016

The Cross Group has completed the engineering and design phase of its 7-3/8in 15,000-psi live well intervention package. Utilizing technological advancements along with field-proven technology, the newly designed 15,000-psi subsea live…

Oil & Gas UK publishes well guidelines

Mar 30, 2016

Oil & Gas UK has published an update of its Well Life Cycle Integrity Guidelines. The publication reflects recent changes in the regulatory environment, such as the requirement for well-operators and drilling contractors to integrate…

WJM bags first contract for MOSS V

Mar 29, 2016

William Jacob Management Inc. (WJM) has secured its initial contract to complete the detailed engineering and design of its first mobile offshore support services vessel: the MOSS V. Illustration of the MOSS V…

AGR, Lundin sign consultancy agreement

Mar 29, 2016

AGR have been awarded a frame agreement with Lundin Norway for delivering consultancy services on- and offshore Norway. The four-year agreement has extension options which could see the partnership continue for eight years in total. “We…

Alliance to debut 15K intervention riser system in 2017

Mar 29, 2016

The Subsea Services Alliance (Alliance), a joint collaboration between Helix Energy Solutions, OneSubsea, and Schlumberger, will introduce its first joint project to engineer and manufacture a 15,000psi intervention riser system that will be available in July 2017…

BP picks Aker for subsea frame agreement

Mar 29, 2016

Aker Solutions secured a global framework agreement to deliver engineering and project management services at BP-operated subsea oil and gas fields. The contract has a fixed period of five years and may be extended by two years. It covers subsea engineering services…

Rosneft, Siemens in technical collaboration

Mar 25, 2016

Rosneft and Siemens entered into a cooperation and partnership agreement to study opportunities in the development of technical solutions and manufacturing allocation of equipment for the fuel and energy sector. Kaeser…

Harris CapRock to upgrade Transocean fleet

Mar 25, 2016

Harris CapRock Communications will install its Harris CapRock One system on Transocean’s entire fleet as part of a multi-year contract renewal for complete managed communications services. The contract provides satellite communications…

Schlumberger acquires Meta Downhole

Mar 25, 2016

Schlumberger is adding to its list of takeovers with the announcement of the acquisition of Meta Downhole, a UK-based engineering and service company that offers technology and expertise to provide downhole metal-to-metal isolation solutions in well integrity applications…

Cyprus offers three offshore blocks

Mar 25, 2016

The Republic of Cyprus announced its third Licensing Round for offshore exploration consisting of three blocks.  The areas up for grabs include Blocks 6, 8 and 10, lolcated in the Mediterranean Sea.  The application deadline is 22 July…

IMES wins Bibby frame agreement

Mar 24, 2016

Bibby Offshore has awarded a frame agreement for rigging equipment inspection and wire rope management to marine and subsea business IMES following a lengthy and competitive tender process. The agreement, potentially worth a seven-figure sum…

CLNR, Parkmead sign Heads of Terms

Mar 23, 2016

Cluff Natural Resources (CLNR) has signed heads of terms with Verus Petroleum UK for 25% participating interest in three licenses located in the Central North Sea and the Moray Firth. These licenses, two of which are effectively drill ready…

Seadrill gains Petrobras extension

Mar 23, 2016

Petrobras has awarded Seadrill an 18-month contract extension for the West Tellus drillship offshore Brazil, commencing in April 2018, and securing work for the unit through the end of October 2019.  The total backlog for the contract extension is approximately US$164 million…

Polarcus buys Dolphin Streamer Package

Mar 22, 2016

Polarcus has announced the purchase of a complete marine seismic in-sea acquisition system (Streamer Package) from Dolphin Geophysical, for a price of US$11.5 million. The Streamer Package comprises 12 x 8100m active streamers and all peripheral in-sea equipment…

IHS, Markit merger forms IHS Markit

Mar 22, 2016

IHS and Markit has announced the signing of a definitive agreement under which the companies will combine in an all-share merger of equals. Based on the closing prices of IHS and Markit common stock on 18 March 2016, the implied equity value of the transaction is more than US$13 billion…

Total, CNPC extend collaboration efforts

Mar 22, 2016

France’s Total and China’s China National Petroleum Co. (CNPC) signed a strategic cooperation agreement to extend the two companies’ existing collaboration. The agreement was signed on 20 March between Patrick Pouyanné, chairman and CEO of Total…

WGI expands Malaysia team

Mar 22, 2016

Asset integrity specialist Wood Group Intetech (WGI) is growing its team with new technical staff in Malaysia in response to heightened demand for its services, the company said.   Though known for its software solutions, the demand for WGI’s materials selection…

Fugro inks Dana Western Isles gig

Mar 22, 2016

Dana Petroleum awarded Fugro to supply ROV drilling support services on board the Ocean Guardian MODU at the Dana-operated Western Isles developments in the northern North Sea. Operating one of its fleet of FCV 600 ROVs, specifically designed for North Sea drill support activities…

Woodside switches Atwood rigs

Mar 21, 2016

Atwood Oceanics’ Australia subsidiary has amended its drilling services contract with Woodside Energy for the semisubmersible Atwood Eagle.  The contract for the Atwood Eagle has been suspended by mutual agreement effective 19 March,…

Bourbon Arctic delivered, completes first operation

Mar 21, 2016

Bourbon has taken delivery of the Bourbon Arctic from the Vard Brattvåg shipyard (Norway) and completed her first anchor handling operation. The vessel was engaged in the disconnection and unmooring operation of the Island Innovator located at the Fosen field in the central North Sea…

HB gains accommodation module certification

Mar 18, 2016

Offshore accommodation and workspace specialist HB Rentals was granted an ABS Certification of Design Assessment for its high demand 11ft by 32ft– eight-man sleeper – accommodation module. This achievement now sees this latest generation…

Prosafe in Talisman Monstrose start up

Mar 18, 2016

Prosafe’s Safe Boreas harsh environment accommodation vessel has commenced an eight-month contract with Talisman Sinopec Energy in the North Sea. The US$60 million contract comes with options. The Safe Boreas commenced operations…

Siem wins North Sea, Auz gigs

Mar 18, 2016

Siem Offshore has been awarded two contracts for operation in the North Sea, and off Australia. Image of the MV Siem Marlin, from Siem. Contractors GmbH (SOC), a wholly owned…

PGS names third and highest spec Ramform

Mar 17, 2016

The third of geoscience firm PGS' four Ramform new-build Titan-class seismic acquisition vessels, the Ramform Tethys, has been named at the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Shipbuilding Co. yard in Nagasaki, Japan. PGS' two first Ramform Titan-class vessels…

OneSubsea, BP sign two EPC GFAs

Mar 16, 2016

OneSubsea, a Cameron and Schlumberger company, has signed two 5-year global frame agreements (GFA) with BP to provide engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) of subsea production systems (SPS) and subsea aftermarket services. Continuing previous supply agreements with BP…

Frames finishes Petrobras FPSO work

Mar 16, 2016

Frames Flow Control & Safeguarding has completed the flow control and safeguarding equipment for the Petrobras FPSO Cidade de Campos dos Goytacazes MV29. Modec Offshore Production Systems (Singapore), a Modec group company, awarded Frames…

Blackhawk opens Mexico facility

Mar 16, 2016

Blackhawk Specialty Tools expanded its international operations in Mexico with the opening of a new subsidiary and operating facility in Villahermosa, Mexico. The new facility will located at Cardenas S/N KM 8 R/A. Anacleto Canabal 2da…

Statoil upgrading Vigdis jumper

Mar 16, 2016

Statoil has exercised an option with Ocean Installer for flexible jumper replacement at the Vigdis field. The option falls under an amendment to the previously awarded SLMP Marine Installation contract. Vigdis is in block 34/7 in the…

Harkand on Flyndre commissioning campaign

Mar 15, 2016

UK-based subsea inspection, repair and maintenance (IRM) firm Harkand has been awarded a multi-million pound contract with Maersk Oil to deliver subsea support services. The contract includes a commissioning support campaign for the Flyndre…

West Epsilon to P&A on Huldra

Mar 14, 2016

The Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) Norway has given Statoil consent to use the West Epsilon jackup drilling facility for permanent plugging of wells at Huldra 30/2-A, in production license 051. Statoil has allocated 215 days for the activity…

Viking Supply Ships lays up two PSVs

Mar 14, 2016

Due to a continued weak platform supply vessel (PSV) market, Viking Supply Ships has decided to lay up the PSV vessels Sol Viking and Freyja Viking with immediate effect. Sol Viking and Freyja Viking are medium sized PSVs equipped for…

OneSubsea bags BP West Nile Delta subsea gig

Mar 14, 2016

OneSubsea was awarded a contract from BP Exploration (Delta) and partner DEA (Deutsche Erdoel AG), to supply subsea production systems for the West Nile Delta Giza/Fayoum and Raven fields, situated offshore Egypt. The scope of supply…

Fugro lands DONG Walney survey

Mar 14, 2016

DONG Energy has appointed Fugro to perform offshore pre-construction surveys at the Walney Extension offshore wind farm off the UK’s Cumbria coast. The pre-construction and engineering survey will provide detailed information to the Walney Extension project team…

ION acquires Global Dynamics

Mar 14, 2016

ION Geophysical Corp. today announced that it has acquired Global Dynamics Inc. (GDI), an Ontario-based company that designs and develops marine towing systems and equipment, including its proprietary SailWing technology. ION plans to…

Petrofac to operate Anasuria

Mar 11, 2016

Petrofac has been appointed as duty holder to support UK joint venture Anasuria Operating Co. (AOC) to take over operatorship of Anasuria cluster in the North Sea. Anasuria Operating Co. is a joint venture company formed between Hibiscus Petroleum Berhad and Ping Petroleum…

Williams wins Appomattox gathering gig

Mar 11, 2016

Williams Partners reached an agreement with Shell Offshore and Nexen Petroleum Offshore to provide deepwater gas gathering services to the Appomattox development, in the Gulf of Mexico. Appomattox is located 80mi offshore from the nearest shoreline in Louisiana…

Semco inks Paragon MSS 1 work

Mar 11, 2016

Semco Maritime has been awarded a contract by Paragon Offshore for intermediate classification and service works on the Paragon MSS1 semisubmersible drilling rig. The service works will be performed at Semco Maritime’s rig facilities at Invergordon…

Statoil scraps business center plans

Mar 11, 2016

Statoil, in an effort to further improve efficiencies and reduce costs, has decided to not to proceed with the evaluations of a potential business center in Europe. “Employee representatives and management must continue their efforts to identify other actions to achieve this…

M Vest buys Atlantic Petroleum North Sea fields

Mar 10, 2016

Atlantic Petroleum has agreed to sell its Norwegian activities to M Vest Energy - a company partly owned by Atlantic's existing management. The Norwegian activities include all of Atlantic's assets and licenses, the liabilities of the licenses…

Baker Hughes enrolls in ROIP

Mar 09, 2016

Baker Hughes has enrolled in the new Regional Operational Integrity Program (ROIP) for the petroleum and natural gas industry to receive Gold Recognition for its Gulf of Mexico (GoM) Center of Excellence from the Wollam Petroleum Advisory Group (WPAG)…

Exceed gets Fairfield P&A support contract

Mar 08, 2016

Exceed has secured a contract to support Fairfield Energy in its forthcoming North Sea well plugging and abandonment campaign. Fairfield’s program includes 45 platform wells and 16 subsea wells, all of which will be plugged and permanently abandoned…

SeaBird extends Hawker Explorer lease

Mar 08, 2016

SeaBird Exploration has signed an addendum to the charter party relating to M/V Hawk Explorer to further extend the lease on current payment terms from 31 May 2016 to 28 February 2017. At the end of the lease, the company will have the…

Boskalis bags Abu Dhabi pipeline gig

Mar 08, 2016

Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. has been awarded a contract from the National Petroleum Construction Co. of Abu Dhabi, UAE for dredging work related to the installation of an offshore gas pipeline of the Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. as well as to an existing offshore gas pipeline…

DONG splits Hornsea wind park in four

Mar 08, 2016

DONG Energy has reached an agreement with The Crown Estate to reconfigure the Hornsea zone as part of the Round 3 offshore wind development zones.   Following its acquisition of the remainder of the Hornsea zone from Mainstream Renewable Power and Siemens Financial Services in 2015…

Petrofac awards HFG platform fabrication contract

Mar 04, 2016

Petrofac has awarded Heerema Fabrication Group (HFG) an AFC contract to fabricate the substation platform for Galloper Wind Farm (GWFL). Heerema Hartlepool is fabricating the unmanned offshore substation platform. Project engineering…

Farstad sells, delivers two vessels

Mar 04, 2016

Farstad Shipping has recently sold and delivered two vessels. The PSV Lady Grete was sold on behalf of Farstad Shipping’s Singapore subsidiary, and delivered to the new owner on 29 February 2016. The AHTS Far Sea was sold through Farstad Supply…

Total extends Eidesvik vessel contract

Mar 04, 2016

Eidesvik has been awarded contract extension for the supply vessels Viking Lady and Viking Athene from Total on the Solaris well. The contract is in direct continuation with the current contract, which began in December 2015 with an estimated duration of 75 days…

Subsea 7 installs SeeByte's CoPilot

Mar 04, 2016

Unmanned marine systems software firm SeeByte's CoPilot system has been integrated into the workclass ROVs on Subsea 7's Normand Oceanic.  CoPilot is an advanced, plug-and play software that makes piloting any ROV a much simpler task…

OAA trophy unveiled

Mar 04, 2016

With just under two weeks until the 2016 Offshore Achievement Awards (OAA) take place, support by OE (Offshore Engineer) the trophy which will be presented to winners on the night has been revealed.  Last year saw Gray’s School of Art student…

Santos completes Kipper sale

Mar 03, 2016

Australia's Santos has completed a deal to sell its 35% non-operated interest in the Kipper gas and condensate field, in the Gippsland Basin, offshore southern Australia, to Mitsui for AU$520 million. The Kipper field, operated by ExxonMobil…

Trendsetter completes Gunflint subsea delivery

Mar 02, 2016

Trendsetter Engineering has completed delivery of the subsea equipment for Noble Energy’s Gunflint project. Trendsetter’s scope consisted of five subsea pipeline end termination (PLET) and inline sled (ILS) structures, three jumper kits…

Asset Guardian selected for Total UK

Mar 02, 2016

Asset Guardian Solutions Ltd. (AGSL), which specializes in protecting companies’ process control software assets, announced that Total has selected its software management platform Asset Guardian.  The software will help to secure the integrity…

ONE funding for UK Oil and Gas Technology Centre

Mar 01, 2016

Opportunity North East (ONE) is working with oil and gas industry leaders to establish Aberdeen as a global center for offshore technology research and development. The funding announced by the UK and Scottish governments through the…

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