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OE Activity: 2017 / April

Kongsberg Maritime Inc., the North American division of Norway headquartered marine and offshore technology company Kongsberg Maritime, and Houston headquartered Stress Engineering Services have formed…
Materia, a developer and manufacturer of catalysts and advanced polymers, is supporting growth in its Proxima thermoset resins by expanding its manufacturing capacity fivefold in…
Thursday, 27 April 2017 05:28

Wave energy firms net $3.66 million funding

Four wave energy technology developers are to be awarded a total of US$3.66 million (£2.84 million) by Wave Energy Scotland (WES) after successfully competing to…
Tuesday, 25 April 2017 09:32

SeaBird inks West Africa 2D

SeaBird Exploration signed a letter of award for an upcoming 2D seismic survey in West Africa. The project is due to start in Q2 2017,…
Tuesday, 25 April 2017 09:22

AGR bags NPD reservoir management job

AGR has been awarded a new framework agreement with the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) to deliver reservoir management studies in subsurface technology, reservoir geology and…
Tuesday, 25 April 2017 09:11

GE, Halvorsen JV in Castberg SRU deal

Statoil has selected a consortium led by GE Water & Process Technologies and Halvorsen TEC to supply a complete seawater sulfate removal unit (SRU) to help protect production wells…
The Future Energy Asia Exhibition & Conference was launched by Areepong Bhoocha-Oom, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Energy of Thailand today (24 April), in…
Monday, 24 April 2017 10:46

ASV Global opens mission control center

Mark Garnier MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, has opened a Mission Control Center developed by ASV Global, an autonomous vessel technology developer, at its…
Monday, 24 April 2017 09:33

Altus bags Osprey, Merlin P&A work

Altus Intervention has been awarded a contract for the provision of wireline and coiled tubing services with Fairfield Betula Ltd. for 16 well plugging and…
Monday, 24 April 2017 03:47

CHC inks Druid, Drombeg support contract

Helicopter operator CHC Group has signed a contract to provide Providence Resources helicopter services in support of its exploration well program on the Druid/Drombeg prospect…
Norway's Polarcus has delivered its Polarcus Amani seismic vessel, without streamers, to Russia's Sovcomflot in Bergen.  The vessel has been chartered by Sovcomflot under a…
Friday, 21 April 2017 09:07

Deepsea Bergen inks one-well deal

Odfjell Drilling has received a letter of intent from an undisclosed party for further employment for its third-generation semisubmersible, the Deepsea Bergen, for one firm…
Friday, 21 April 2017 04:40

Rolls Royce on Njord A mooring spread

Rolls-Royce has been chosen by Norway-based engineering and construction services firm Kvaerner to provide a mooring system for Norwegian oil and gas company Statoil’s oil…
Friday, 21 April 2017 03:59

Total, Heriot-Watt form partnership

Edinburgh's Heriot-Watt University Institute of Petroleum Engineering has signed a five-year partnership agreement with Total. Worth at least US3.2 million (£2.5 million), the agreement was…
Thursday, 20 April 2017 03:45

Siem Helix 1 starts work for Petrobras

Helix Energy Solutions Group's Siem Helix 1 light well intervention vessel has started operations offshore Brazil on contract to Petrobras. However, Helix has agreed with…
Wednesday, 19 April 2017 03:40

Tendeka inks Malaysian AICD contracts

Tendeka, a global provider of completions systems and services for the upstream oil and gas industry based in Aberdeen, has secured a two-year contract with…
Wednesday, 19 April 2017 03:35

Skandi Búzios PLSV starts Petrobras charter

TechnipFMC and DOF Subsea's jointly owned Skandi Búzios pipelay support vessel (PLSV) has started its 8-year charter with Petrobras. Skandi Búzios is the sistership of…
A project to use wind turbines to power water injection facilities on oil fields is to move into a second testing phase, says joint industry…
Tuesday, 18 April 2017 11:23

Interocean, FMS form alliance

First Marine Solutions (FMS) has signed an official alliance with Interocean Marine Services (a Rigmar Group company) combining their equipment and technical capabilities to offer…
Tuesday, 18 April 2017 08:57

Solstad hires Normand Cutter

Solstad Offshore (SOFF) signed a four-year frame agreement with Saipem (Portugal) Comercio Maritime for the Normand Cutter construction support vessel (CSV). Through this deal, Saipem can…
Tuesday, 18 April 2017 08:37

TechnipFMC, Tenaris SURF Moho Nord

Tenaris and TechnipFMC teamed up to take on Total’s Moho Nord project, offshore the Republic of Congo. Image of Moho Nord A, from Tenaris. Tenaris…
Monday, 17 April 2017 09:13

ABS to open new Houston facility

ABS has broken ground on its new global headquarters in the Houston area. Image from ABS. In the CityPlace 2 development, the new headquarters will…
Monday, 17 April 2017 04:34

EC-OG's power hub produces

EC-OG switched on the Subsea Power Hub (SPH) for the first time yesterday (13/04). The ocean current energy conversion system was successfully installed Friday, 14…
Wednesday, 12 April 2017 11:07

Siemens opens Gulf Coast facility

Siemens has officially opened the doors of a new service center in Geismar, Louisiana, devoted to serving the region’s oil and gas industry, and related…
Hansa Heavy Lift has successfully transported two dozen reels, as well as a range of subsea equipment for the Jangkrik Complex Project, off the coast…
Tuesday, 11 April 2017 07:58

Aqualis Offshore opens Taiwan office

Marine and offshore engineering consultancy Aqualis Offshore, part of Oslo-listed Aqualis, has opened up an office in Taiwan to support local offshore wind and oil…
Monday, 10 April 2017 13:07

GMS lands Europe, Asia work

Gulf Marine Services was awarded two new long-term contracts in Europe to support wind farm projects for an international energy company. The new contracts, scheduled to start in…
Monday, 10 April 2017 10:19

Dolphin inks further Bideford extension

Dolphin Drilling, a subsidiary of Fred. Olsen Energy, signed an estimated US$8.6 million one-well contract extension, including one optional well, with Statoil for use of…
TechnipFMC, a longstanding engineering partner of Sulzer, has won the Hydraulic Institute Award for Innovation and Technology for its innovative products and solutions. The company…
Friday, 07 April 2017 07:27

BP hires West Aquarius

Seadrill has secured a one-well contract with BP Canada Energy Group for the West Aquarius in eastern Canada. The contract is expected to start in…