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OE Activity: 2015 / December

Thursday, 31 December 2015 04:34

Songa Endurance starts work

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…
Tuesday, 29 December 2015 11:39

Sinopacific delivers Pemex-bound PSVs

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…
Monday, 28 December 2015 16:02

Sovcomflot: keel laid for new arctic PSV

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…
Monday, 28 December 2015 15:50

ITC Global wins West Africa gigs

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…
Monday, 21 December 2015 14:11

Noreco sells Norway assets

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…
Monday, 21 December 2015 13:39

North Energy acquires Explora

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…
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…
Friday, 18 December 2015 13:57

TPSL, ScottishPower Renewables team up

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…
Friday, 18 December 2015 10:43

Sevan Marine in UK FPSO deals

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…
Friday, 18 December 2015 10:23

Polarcus to shoot 4D seismic off Denmark

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…
Friday, 18 December 2015 03:16

First steel cut on Culzean jackets

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…
Thursday, 17 December 2015 03:27

Ice-breaker for Sakhalin takes shape

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…
Wednesday, 16 December 2015 11:26

SBM Offshore inks Petrobras FPSO bid

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),…
Wednesday, 16 December 2015 10:49

Wood Group bags main Statoil deal

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…
Tuesday, 15 December 2015 14:53

Laminaria to test wave technology at EMEC

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…
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…
Tuesday, 15 December 2015 13:48

Rosneft completes 2015 seismic program

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,…
Tuesday, 15 December 2015 13:24

Wood Group expands automation services to Asia

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…
Tuesday, 15 December 2015 13:21

Saipem awarded US$196 million in contracts

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…
Tuesday, 15 December 2015 12:25

Jumbo transports piles destined for Prelude

  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…
Tuesday, 15 December 2015 10:12

Well-Centric bags US$12 million in Apache work

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.…
Tuesday, 15 December 2015 03:15

Ampelmann inks first Brazil contract

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…
Monday, 14 December 2015 04:06

Irish Sea offshore study published

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…
Monday, 14 December 2015 03:37

Troll C contract for Ocean Installer

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…
Friday, 11 December 2015 15:06

Eidesvik PSVs win Total contracts

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.…
Friday, 11 December 2015 14:50

Ezra, Chiyoda joint venture approved

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…
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…
Thursday, 10 December 2015 03:28

Framo pumps for Maersk Oil platform

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…
Wednesday, 09 December 2015 11:43

EMGS enters US GoM 3D deal

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…
Wednesday, 09 December 2015 11:30

Fugro awarded PGS positioning contract

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…
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