OE Activity: 2016 / December

 

NRC opens Mexican facility

Dec 28, 2016

National Response Corp. (NRC) has established a Tier 2 oil spill response base in the Bay of Campeche region of Mexico.  Driven by new shallow and deepwater drilling developments in Mexico, NRC’s Tier 2 base will support NRC exploration…

CIMC joins Tianjin Lanshui Offshore partnership

Dec 28, 2016

CIMC Offshore Co., a wholly-owned subsidiary of China International Marine Containers (CIMC) Co., intends to partner with Shenzhen Mangrove Venture Capital Co. and China Industrial International Trust Co. to jointly establish Tianjin Lanshui…

Barakah inks Murphy gig off Malaysia

Dec 23, 2016

Barakah Offshore Petroleum has won a two-year, US$4.4 million (RM20.0 million) contract from Murphy Oil to provide work on the company's Kikeh spar platform, offshore Malaysia. The work will be done by Barakah's wholly-owned subsidiary company…

Hoover Ferguson acquires Uniteam business

Dec 22, 2016

Hoover Ferguson Group (Hoover Ferguson), a provider of container, workspace and packaging solutions for the energy and petrochemical industries and general industrial enterprises, has acquired the rights and obligations of Uniteam Holding’s (Uniteam’s) offshore container rental business…

Statoil to use Deepsea Atlantic for Johan Sverdrup

Dec 22, 2016

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Statoil Petroleum a drilling permit for well 16/2-22 S, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations. Well 16/2-22 S will be drilled from the Deepsea Atlantic drilling facility in position 58°55’33…

Lamprell delivers NDC Al Gharbia jackup

Dec 22, 2016

Lamprell completed the construction on the jackup drilling rig, Al Gharbia, and its delivery to Abu Dhabi’s National Drilling Co. (NDC). Completion and delivery of the jackup rig, on time and on budget, was marked at an inauguration ceremony…

Siemens gets Rentel wind order

Dec 21, 2016

Siemens has entered the offshore wind market in Belgium with a first order for the 309MW Rentel wind project. The customer is Rentel, part of the Otary partnership, a conglomerate of specialists from the Belgian renewable energy industry including investment and development companies…

Imenco launches corrosion business

Dec 21, 2016

In September 2016, privately owned Norwegian contractor Imenco launched a new division Imenco Corrosion Technology to concentrate on the promotion of its field proven anode systems globally to the offshore renewable energy sector and into late life assets in the oil and gas industry…

Penspen, Crestech form Nigerian alliance

Dec 20, 2016

Penspen, a provider of engineering and project management services to the energy industry, has signed a strategic alliance agreement with Nigerian engineering firm Crestech. The partnership will enable the two businesses to provide engineering…

Benthic bags Libra geotechnical gig

Dec 20, 2016

Petrobras, on behalf of the Libra consortium, has awarded geosciences company Benthic a contract for an offshore geotechnical investigation in the Libra field area, some 140mi off the coast of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Benthic’s portable…

GMC wins two caisson fabrications contracts

Dec 19, 2016

GMC was awarded two further caisson fabrications contracts from North Sea operators, following its recent and first caisson installation in the North Sea earlier this year. Image of the GMC SWL Caisson…

Atwood bags Woodside drilling contract

Dec 19, 2016

Woodside Energy awarded a subsidiary of Atwood Oceanics a one-well drilling services contract for the ultra deepwater rig Atwood Osprey, offshore Australia. The contract will start between 24 May 2017 and 7 July 2017 and has an estimated duration of approximately 130 days…

KBR inks global BP work

Dec 19, 2016

Houston’s KBR has been awarded two global agreements by BP International for the provision of conceptual engineering services, and another for the provision of pre-front end engineering design (FEED) and FEED engineering services.  Each…

Lundin, Aker BP get PL 492 ok

Dec 19, 2016

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Lundin Norway a drilling permit for wellbore 7120/1-5, to be drilled from the Leiv Eiriksson drilling facility. The drilling program for wellbore 7120/1-5 relates to the drilling of an appraisal well in production license 492…

Cyberhawk wins Dubai Petroleum framework deal

Dec 19, 2016

Unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) inspection and survey firm Cyberhawk Innovations has won a three-year framework with Dubai Petroleum for UAV inspections across all of its offshore assets. The agreement, which has the option to renew on a yearly basis for two years…

Maintenance can only be held off so long, spending recovery expected

Dec 16, 2016

A sustained low oil price environment has led to a large number of delayed maintenance activities as operators continue to look to reduce costs wherever possible. The offshore maintenance, modifications and operations (MMO) market experienced…

SNS gas resources under spotlight

Dec 16, 2016

A new “think tank” has been launched to explore ways of tapping remaining gas supplies in the Southern North Sea. The SNS Rejuvenation Special Interest Group will look at ways of getting energy from reserves previously considered too tricky and expensive to exploit economically…

Norvestor invests in READ Cased Hole

Dec 15, 2016

Norvestor VII L.P. and Norvestor VII OS L.P., funds managed by Norvestor Equity, has signed an agreement to invest in Aberdeen-based READ Cased Hole, an independent provider of production logging and well integrity evaluation services.  “In READ Cased Hole…

Wärtsilä, Cassiopeia expand support contract

Dec 15, 2016

Wärtsilä will provide extensive technical support and advisory services for Singapore-based large cutter dredger Cassiopeia V. The five-year technical management agreement includes dynamic maintenance planning (DMP) and is complemented by…

CS Wind builds UK tower manufacturing facility

Dec 15, 2016

CS Wind will build a new offshore tower manufacturing facility in Campbeltown, Scotland as a result of a multi-million-dollar investment from DONG Energy. This investment will give DONG Energy preferred access rights to towers for its offshore wind farms…

AGR, Netscenario form digitalization pact

Dec 15, 2016

AGR Software and Norway-based Netscenario have joined forces to bring digital and automation expertise to companies across the oil and gas industry. Image from AGR. The partnership…

Gazprom to get stake in OMV Norway

Dec 14, 2016

Gazprom and OMV signed an agreement that will see Gazprom acquire stake in OMV Norway. According to the agreement, Gazprom will receive a 38.5% stake in OMV (Norge), a company focused on geological exploration and production in Norway…

Subsea UK Awards finalists unvieled

Dec 14, 2016

Industry body Subsea UK has revealed the finalists for its annual awards event, to be held early 2017.  The awards, which seek to recognize companies and individuals who are leading the way in Britain’s £9 billion subsea sector, will…

Wärtsilä, CSSC sign licensing agreement

Dec 13, 2016

Wärtsilä has signed a manufacturing license agreement with Jiujiang Precision Measuring Technology Research Institute, a subsidiary of China State Shipbuilding Corp. (CSSC), based in Jiujiang, China. The two-way agreement provides CSSC with…

Nucore Group forms, appoints CEO

Dec 13, 2016

A new company, Nucore Group, has been established to create a topside engineering services group of companies.  Backed by Lonsdale Capital Partners, Nucore Group currently oversees the management of Oteac and HVAC & Refrigeration Engineering (HVAC&R)…

Lokring Northern expands Aberdeen office

Dec 13, 2016

Lokring Northern (UK), a provider of advanced fluid and gas transfer connectors, has expanded its Aberdeen office. The new premises are double the size of the previous Aberdeen headquarters, with capacity for improved training facilities and office space…

Azinor Catalyst grabs operatorship, stake in UKCS license

Dec 13, 2016

Azinor Catalyst signed an agreement to acquire a 50% operated interest in UKCS license P.2243, containing Block 14/17a from Zennor North Sea. Map from Azinor Catalyst. The license is adjacent to Azinor’s Partridge licence P…

ALE launches lightweight crane

Dec 13, 2016

ALE launched its latest innovation, the lightweight service crane, which is fully designed out of light modular parts that can be assembled by hand.  Each part can fit in an elevator or transported over an access walkway or stairs, making…

UKCS operators agree to reduce legal, commercial complexity

Dec 13, 2016

A rising number of UK operator companies are demonstrating their commitment to working smarter by signing up to two initiatives designed to reduce the legal and commercial complexity of offshore operations. As a result of collaboration between UK operators…

Geokinetics to acquire Geotrace IP and assets

Dec 12, 2016

Geokinetics, a provider of integrated seismic data acquisition, processing and reservoir analysis solutions, will acquire the intellectual property and legacy assets of Geotrace Technologies, a provider of seismic imaging and reservoir analysis services…

Subsea 7 awards EnerMech Australian contract

Dec 12, 2016

EnerMech has been awarded its first contract by Subsea 7 in the Australian oil and gas market. The mechanical engineering group will perform a range of subsea flowline and umbilical pre-commissioning on the Woodside-operated North West Shelf…

ALE in final stages of UZ750 operation

Dec 12, 2016

ALE is approaching the final stages of its load-out operations for the Upper Zakum 750 Island Surface Facilities (UZ750) Project, based 84km offshore, northwest of Abu Dhabi, UAE. The heavy lifting contractor secured the scope to deliver almost 100 different modules to the north…

RINA bags Chevron Indonesia work

Dec 12, 2016

RINA Indonesia, in consortium with PT Depriwangga, has been awarded a  contract by Chevron Indonesia to provide QA/QC inspection services as part of the offshore Bangka Field development project. The Bangka Field is located approximately…

DeepOcean inks Statoil ROV gig

Dec 12, 2016

DeepOcean was awarded a contract from Statoil for survey and light construction services in 2017.  Image of the Superior ROV, from DeepOcean. Offshore work will be undertaken in 2017 with a vessel from DeepOcean’s in-house fleet…

Ecosscope deploys subsea glider in Gulf of Papua

Dec 12, 2016

In conjunction with geophysical and geochemical surveys currently being acquired by sister company Searcher Seismic, Ecosscope is using cutting edge technology to acquire valuable environmental baseline data in the Gulf of Papua. Ecosscope…

Atlantic gains operatorship of Orlando and Kells

Dec 12, 2016

Faroe Islands-based Atlantic Petroleum is to take over as operator of the Orlando and Kells licenses in the UK North Sea following operator Iona Energy going into administration.  Orlando and Kells are in UK North Sea licenses P.1606 and P…

SeaBird in South America deal

Dec 09, 2016

SeaBird Exploration has signed an agreement for the Northern Explorer vessel for an upcoming 2D seismic survey in South America. The project is anticipated to commence in late December 2016 and will have a duration of approximately 45 days.

IOG gets extension for Blythe

Dec 08, 2016

Independent Oil and Gas (IOG) has extended the licenses for Blocks 48/22b and 48/23a in the Southern North Sea (SNS) containing the Blythe gas discovery (P1736) until 31 December 2017, following discussions with the UK Oil & Gas Authority…

Zilift installs ESP in a live well

Dec 08, 2016

Zilift, a developer of permanent magnet technologies for innovative artificial lift applications for the energy sector, has successfully achieved the installation, operation and retrieval of a slim-line cable deployed electrical submersible pump (ESP)…

Tampnet awards Global Marine fiber contract

Dec 08, 2016

Global Marine Systems secured a contract from Tampnet.  The contract is designed to further enhance inter oil-field communication networks in the North Sea. Work will be undertaken in 2018 by one of the company’s key installation vessels…

Polarcus bags two South America projects

Dec 08, 2016

Polarcus received two letters of intent from two undisclosed clients for two additional marine seismic projects offshore South America. The projects, one 3D using Polarcus' RightBAND technique for broadband data acquisition and one 4D monitoring survey…

AzEire awarded multiple Irish blocks

Dec 08, 2016

AzEire has been awarded licensing options over multiple blocks and part-blocks in the North Celtic Sea and Fastnet Basins offshore Ireland. The combined area of these awards totals around 3163sq km and will be held under a petroleum prospecting license for the duration of the licensing option…

Mitra changes name to Jadestone Energy

Dec 07, 2016

Mitra Energy has changed its name to Jadestone Energy, effective immediately.  'We are moving in a new direction and we want to be defined by our actions in the years ahead rather than by the past,” said Paul Blakeley, executive chairman…

Novenco awarded second Culzean order

Dec 07, 2016

Novenco has signed a contract with Singaporean contractor SMOP for delivery of all HVAC Equipment related to in-line installation for the Culzean gas field in the UK sector. The deliveries include dampers, sound attenuators, cabin units/extract-supply devices…

Aqualis gets Horns Rev 3 contract

Dec 07, 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 Horns Rev 3 wind farm offshore Denmark.  Aqualis…

Aker completes Brazil CSE acquisition

Dec 07, 2016

Aker Solutions completed the acquisition of 70% of Brazilian CSE Mecânica e Instrumentação Ltda. The agreement includes an option for Aker Solutions to purchase the remaining 30% of the company three years from now. The acquisition…

Petrofac inks Cygnus extension

Dec 07, 2016

Petrofac has been given a four and a half year contract extension on its integrated support services contract on the Cygnus gas field. The extension to December 2021 is worth about US$70 million and includes the provision of enhanced construction services and production supervision…

N-Sea, Strathclyde Uni collaborate on pipeline inspection

Dec 07, 2016

Subsea services firm N-Sea and the University of Strathclyde’s Institute of Sensors Signals and Communications at the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering have secured funding from the Data Lab Innovation Centre for a research project to automate subsea pipeline inspection…

CGG completes near real-time Morocco survey

Dec 06, 2016

CGG has delivered the near real-time imaging results for a 4200sq km BroadSeis 3D marine seismic survey acquired offshore Morocco. CGG delivered the very fast-track (VFT) RTM PSDM volume to the client only 4 days after the last shot. The crew of the CGG Geo Caspian worked in a safe…

Wood Group, HFG sign NCS MOU

Dec 06, 2016

Wood Group and Heerema Fabrication Group (HFG) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for joint efforts to offer wellhead platform development, from design to installation, hook-up and commissioning, to clients on the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS)…

Bibby inks Shell Gannet G work

Dec 06, 2016

Bibby Offshore secured a significant contract with Shell to provide engineering and subsea construction activities in the Gannet G field in the Central North Sea. The campaign, due to commence in Q1 2017, will utilize Bibby's multipurpose dive support and offshore construction vessel…

Fugro, Shelf Subsea cancel agreement

Dec 05, 2016

Fugro has decided to no longer pursue the divestment of its subsea services business in Asia Pacific to Shelf Subsea. On 4 August 2016, Fugro announced that it had signed an agreement for the sale of its subsea services business in Asia Pacific to Shelf Subsea…

OWC consults on Taiwanese wind sector

Dec 05, 2016

Offshore Wind Consultants Ltd. (OWC) has been appointed by a Taiwanese renewables company to provide consultancy services related to wind turbine installation vessels and their suitability for different wind turbines and site locations offshore Taiwan…

Subsea 7 bags Woodside GWF-2 gig

Dec 02, 2016

Woodside Energy awarded Subsea 7 a sizeable contract valued between US$50 to $150 million for the Greater Western Flank Phase 2 (GWF-2) project, offshore Australia. The Greater Western Flank is on the North West Shelf of Australia, 60km southwest of the Goodwyn Alpha (GWA) platform…

Statoil handed Heimdal safety orders

Dec 02, 2016

Norway’s Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) carried out an audit of operations, maintenance and pressure safety focused on Statoil's and Gassco's land organizations and the Heimdal main platform (HMP) and Heimdal riser platform (HRP). The audit was conducted between 22 and 29 September 2016…

Höegh gets Tema FSRU deal

Dec 02, 2016

Höegh LNG inked a floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) contract with Quantum Power Ghana Gas for the Tema LNG import terminal located close to Accra in Ghana. The Tema LNG Project is supported by the Ghana National Petroleum Corp…

Renco to spud Indonesian well

Dec 02, 2016

Renco Elang Energy is set to spud the Amanah Timur-1 exploration well in the South Block A PSC, in the North Sumatra basin of Indonesia. Assuming satisfactory rig inspection by government officials, the well is currently scheduled to spud on 5 December…

Triyards bags US$45.5 million in contracts

Dec 17, 2015

Triyards inked a string of contracts worth US$45.5 million. One of the newly minted contracts will see the group construct its scientific research vessel for new client Taiwan Ocean Research Institute, National Applied Research Laboratories (TORI)…

Peak invests in Aberdeen Technology Centre

Dec 16, 2015

Peak Well Systems has made a further investment in its Aberdeen Technology Centre in support of ongoing research and development and commercialization of its newly launched SIMULTRA range. The range is a new generation of flow control…

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