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OE Activity: 2016 / January

Thursday, 28 January 2016 11:01

Lankhorst Ropes gets Shell Appomattox contract

Rope manufacturer Lankhorst Ropes, was awarded a contract by Shell to supply the mooring lines for the Appomattox development to be located approximately 140nm southeast…
Thursday, 28 January 2016 07:59

Carnarvon gains West Auz stake

Carnarvon Petroleum has secured 35% stake in license TR/3 in the Barrow sub-basin offshore Austrailia, joining operator Quadrant Energy. Image of the Noble Tom Prosser,…
Thursday, 28 January 2016 04:42

Nylacast to open China facility

Leicester-based engineering polymer firm Nylacast is to open a new production facility in China following a £12 million (US$17.21 million) funding deal from Santander Corp.…
Thursday, 28 January 2016 03:00

Petrofac, GE join up on wind farm

Petrofac and GE have been awarded a contract worth over £110 million to engineer, construct and install a turnkey power system to efficiently connect up…
The Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) of Norway has granted Statoil consent to use the Bideford Dolphin mobile drilling facility to drill a sidetrack on the…
Wednesday, 27 January 2016 11:55

Ecopetrol forms offshore group

Ecopetrol's fully-owned subsidiary, Hocol Petroleum, has formed a new company called Ecopetrol Costa Afuera Colombia, which will now be responsible for offshore exploration and production…
Wednesday, 27 January 2016 11:01

Siemens gets Finnish wind order

Siemens has been awarded its first commercial offshore wind order from Finland. The company will supply, install and commission 10 wind turbines, each with a…
Wednesday, 27 January 2016 08:17

Prosafe takes Safe Zephyrus delivery

Prosafe has taken delivery of Safe Zephyrus semisubmersible accommodation vessel on 27 January 2016. The final delivery installment of the Safe Zephyrus has been reduced…
Wednesday, 27 January 2016 06:04

Subsea Expo: Tackling the UKCS' small pools

According to a recent study by the UK’s Technology Leadership Board, there are 210 “small pools” of hydrocarbons (those containing less than 15 MMboe). While…
Wednesday, 27 January 2016 03:46

Osbit expands Port of Blyth footprint

OSBIT Power has secured additional facilities at the Port of Blyth to deliver its largest project yet to Helix Energy Solutions, a world leading company…
Wednesday, 27 January 2016 03:39

Subsea Expo: setting sights on global growth

As part of the UK Government’s strategy to increase British exports to £1 trillion, Subsea UK is encouraging companies to set their sights on international…
Tuesday, 26 January 2016 14:22

AziNam completes Namibia survey

AziNam, the offshore Namibia focused exploration company, has announced that it has completed a 3D seismic survey on PEL 34, the Guy Block, offshore Namibia.…
Tuesday, 26 January 2016 12:33

QTEC, PFM merger forms FOCUS

Aberdeen headquartered QTEC Energy Services and Calgary headquartered Performance Fluid Management (PFM), both companies specializing in the management of drilling fluids on drilling installations, are…
Tuesday, 26 January 2016 08:22

Farstad bags two Petrobras gigs

Farstad Shipping has been awarded two charter contracts from Petrobras for operations offshore Brazil. There will be a four-year contract for the PSV Far Strider…
Tuesday, 26 January 2016 04:53

Sonardyne acoustics for Brandon Bordelon

Louisiana-based Bordelon Marine is using acoustically-aided inertial navigation technology from Sonardyne for its new ultra-light intervention vessel (ULIV), Brandon Bordelon. The dual Ranger 2 Pro…
Monday, 25 January 2016 08:38

Lundin completes Bambazon well

Lundin Malaysia completed, and will plug and abandon the Bambazon exploration well in Block SB307/SB308, offshore East Malaysia. The well encountered approximately 15m of net…
Monday, 25 January 2016 03:57

Keppel FELS delivers jackup to GDI in Qatar

Singapore-based Keppel FELS, a wholly owned subsidiary of Keppel Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M) has delivered Halul, a KFELS B Class jackup rig, to Gulf…
Aberdeen headquartered engineering consultancy Project Development International (PDi), today announced it is under new ownership following an acquisition by Tattva International Holdings. Tattva International Holdings,…
Friday, 22 January 2016 14:37

Sky-Futures in first GoM drone inspection

Sky-Futures, the provider of drone inspection services for the global oil and gas industry, completed the first ever oil and gas inspection by drone in…
Friday, 22 January 2016 14:32

Schlumberger, Golar LNG enter MOU

Golar LNG signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Schlumberger to co-operate on the global development of greenfield, brownfield and stranded gas reserves.  Under the…
Thursday, 21 January 2016 08:47

Exxon, GEPetrol in Equatorial Guinea PSC

Equatorial Guineas’ Ministry of Mines, Industry and Energy, on behalf of the government of Equatorial Guinea signed a production sharing contract (PSC) with ExxonMobil E&P…
Thursday, 21 January 2016 08:23

Ampelmann opens Aberdeen office

Ampelmann, provider in motion compensation access solutions, opened an office in central Aberdeen as the next step in the continued expansion of the company. Ampelmann…
Thursday, 21 January 2016 08:17

Wood Group, Magma form commissioning duo

Wood Group has established a collaborative agreement with international engineering consultancy, Magma Products to extend its existing commissioning service. Headquartered in Aberdeen and specializing in…
Wednesday, 20 January 2016 17:44

Trelleborg opens seal inspection facility

Trelleborg Sealing Solutions has opened a dedicated climate-controlled swivel stack seal inspection facility for the validation of custom seals for floating production storage and offloading…
Wednesday, 20 January 2016 13:53

Castex to install platform jacket at Hummer

Castex Energy is set to fabricate and install a platform jacket over the Main Pass Block 270 #3 BP 1 well on its Hummer exploration prospect, in the…
A series of talks aimed at young oil and gas industry professionals in Aberdeen launches with a look at risk management and collaboration early next…
Wednesday, 20 January 2016 03:47

Plexus enters Oman with Masirah contract

Wellhead engineering firm Plexus has won a contract with new customer Masirah Oil and its majority owned technology driven oil and gas company REX International…
Tuesday, 19 January 2016 15:25

Statoil upgrades to AVEVA E3D

AVEVA has announced that it has entered a multiyear agreement with Statoil for AVEVA Everything3D (E3D). Statoil has selected AVEVA E3D to be its strategic…
Tuesday, 19 January 2016 14:33

Aqualis Offshore lands BorWin3 gig

Aqualis Offshore has been contracted by Petrofac to perform technical support services for its work on the BorWin gamma topside that is destined for the…
Monday, 18 January 2016 14:41

HitechVision trio forms Point Resources

HitecVision merged three oil companies into Point Resources, a robust mid-sized independent oil company focused on the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS). The new company will…
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