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OE Activity: 2017 / September

Friday, 29 September 2017 03:03

PSW deploys Norwegian capping stack

Norway's PSW Group mobilized and deployed a new capping stack in Fensfjorden, north of Bergen. The deployment, with Wellesley Petroleum, demonstrated PSW's ability to immediately…
Monday, 25 September 2017 09:36

Mermaid JV inks Middle East extension

Mermaid Maritime’s joint venture company formed between Mermaid and a local offshore services operator has secured a contract extension for offshore inspection, repair and maintenance…
MHWirth has taken a 20% stake in Norwegian technology firm Electrical Subsea & Drilling in exchange for technology it has developed in well barrier technology…
Monday, 25 September 2017 03:09

Plexus inks Centrica production well order

Plexus Holdings was awarded a contract with Centrica North Sea to supply its POS-GRIP "HG" 10,000psi adjustable production wellhead for a gas production well in…
Monday, 25 September 2017 02:43

Topaz inks Ashberon gig

Topaz Energy and Marine has inked a contract with Total to support operations offshore Azerbaijan. Total is operating, on behalf of Joined Operating Company for…
Thursday, 21 September 2017 11:06

LQT completes two single lift projects

LQT Industries has completed the construction and outfitting of two single lift accommodations projects for two oil and gas companies. The first project completed is…
Thursday, 21 September 2017 03:29

M2 opens subsea test tank

ROV services firm M² Subsea has unveiled its recently commissioned purpose-built test tank at the company’s base in Westhill, Aberdeenshire, UK. The indoor fresh water…
Monday, 18 September 2017 09:31

FES completes OCTP work off Ghana

UK oil and gas engineering firm FES International has successfully delivered and supported the installation of equipment to Eni’s Offshore Cape Three Points (OCTP) project…
Monday, 18 September 2017 03:56

Balmoral takes stake in ACE Winches

Northeast Scotland's Balmoral Group has agreed to take a "substantial stake" in mooring and lifting firm ACE Winches for a US$13.56 million (£10 million) investment.…
Monday, 18 September 2017 03:40

Statoil, Eni team up on Barents helicopters

Statoil and Eni have awarded Bristow the contract for one SAR (search and rescue) helicopter, and one transport helicopter, which can be converted to a…
Friday, 15 September 2017 11:04

Fugro to open Houston Hydrography Center

Fugro has announced plans to establish a Hydrography Centre of Excellence for the Americas, supporting its strategic focus on growth in this market sector. Utilizing…
Friday, 15 September 2017 03:39

Searcher Seismic enters Argentina

Searcher Seismic has announced entry into Argentina with four new multi-client projects. Commencing in phases, the first phase comprises of an Offshore Basin Analysis Report…
Thursday, 14 September 2017 04:05

OE17: Azerbaijani opportunities

The UK Department of International Trade (DIT) is urging UK companies to invest in Azerbaijan’s oil and gas sector, citing the opportunities available in the…
Thursday, 14 September 2017 03:13

Qinterra, Altus combine

Qinterra Group’s North Sea well intervention specialist Altus Intervention and its international technology arm, Qinterra Technologies have combined. With headquarters in Stavanger, Norway, the combined…
Thursday, 14 September 2017 03:10

Wood Group supports CNOOC subsea development

Wood Group has been awarded a new contract by China National Offshore Oil Corp. (CNOOC) to support the Lingshui 17-2 gas development in the Qiongdongnan…
Tuesday, 12 September 2017 13:36

Wärtsilä, AW-Energy ink WaveRoller pact

Wärtsilä and Finnish-based AW-Energy have signed a global co-operation agreement covering sales and delivery of WaveRoller, a wave energy technology developed by AW-Energy, on a turnkey basis across the life-cycle. WaveRoller.…
Tuesday, 12 September 2017 12:22

Total extends Safe Caledonia deal

Total E&P has extended the charter of the Safe Caledonia semisubmersible accommodation vessel at the Elgin-Franklin Facility in the UK sector of the North Sea.…
Monday, 11 September 2017 13:05

BiSN completes Valhall P&A

Metal-to-metal downhole sealing solutions provider BiSN has successfully completed its first project, plugging and abandonment (P&A) work for Aker BP's Valhall field.  Using modified thermite…
Statoil has received consent from Norway’s Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) to change the emergency response vessel solution for the Norne field in the Norwegian Sea.…
Friday, 08 September 2017 08:19

Global Maritime inks Taiwan wind MoU

Global Maritime signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with a number of leading Taiwanese organizations to develop closer cooperation on offshore wind technologies including marine warranty…
The one biggest challenge facing the industry – apart from trying to make it profitable – is attracting new young talent, says the former CEO…
Thursday, 07 September 2017 04:49

OE17: Job losses slow - to 13,000

Job losses in the industry have slowed to about 13,000 in 2017, compared to almost 60,000 in 2016, according to a new report by Oil…
Thursday, 07 September 2017 04:46

OE17: £12 million invested, says OGTC

In just seven months since launching, The Oil & Gas Technology Centre (OGTC) has inked £12 million in investment in 21 projects, gained 40 members…
Thursday, 07 September 2017 04:41

OE17: Aker inks Buzzard Phase 2 FEED

Aker Solutions secured a front-end engineering and design contract from Nexen Petroleum UK for a second phase development of the UK’s highest producing oil field. …
Thursday, 07 September 2017 04:38

OE17: Opportunities in Azerbaijan

Thursday, 07 September 2017 03:14

CHC marks inaugural chopper flight

CHC Helicopters has marked the inaugural flight of its new Airbus H175 super-medium aircraft to the Ocean Patriot semisubmersible drilling rig in the North Sea.…
Wednesday, 06 September 2017 02:31

Tata to invest £2 million in UK

Tata Steel has announced a near £2 million program of investments at its 20in high frequency induction (HFI) pipe mill in Hartlepool, UK, to offer…
Wednesday, 06 September 2017 00:10

OE17: Sureflex JIP results published

Wood Group has led a global project to improve industry knowledge and understanding of flexible pipe integrity management.  The findings of the Sureflex joint industry…
Tuesday, 05 September 2017 11:16

PV Drilling, KrisEnergy ink jackup deal

Petrovietnam Drilling & Well Service Corp. (PV Drilling) signed a contract for use of the PV Drilling jackup rig for KrisEnergy in the Gulf of…
Tuesday, 05 September 2017 04:01

OE17: Rig upgrade contract signals optimism

Semco Maritime has won a contract to upgrade the West Elara jackup rig for a new, long-term assignment for ConocoPhillips, starting in 2018, in the…