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OE Activity: 2017 / May

Odfjell Drilling, on behalf of Golden Close Maritime Corp., inked a two-well contract for the ultra deepwater drillship, Deepsea Metro I with an undisclosed party…
Friday, 26 May 2017 07:31

Sinwa bags Prelude supply deal

Sinwa has wond several new supply agreements, worth some US$6 million (AUD $8 million), for vessels involved in the Shell Prelude floating liquefied natural gas…
Norway's Magseis and Germany's Seismic Apparition have signed an exclusive technology agreement to jointly develop and implement a new innovative technology that will reduce the…
Vallianz Holdings secured long-term charter contracts for four vessels valued at up to US$115 million in total in the Middle East, Egypt, and Turkmenistan. The…
Monday, 22 May 2017 08:17

C2Wind, Vattenfall ink framework deal

C2Wind and Vattenfall have established a long-term partnership through a two years framework agreement covering design inputs for Vattenfall’s offshore wind projects. C2Wind will support the renewable energy developer…
Monday, 22 May 2017 07:58

Verisk in MAKE takeover

Data analytics provider Verisk Analytics has acquired MAKE, an research and advisory business specializing in wind power. MAKE will become part of Wood Mackenzie, a…
Friday, 19 May 2017 00:00

Argonauts win Total's robot race

Team Argonauts has won French super-major Total's robot challenge Argos (Autonomous Robot for Gas and Oil Sites).  The third and final round of the challenge,…
Thursday, 18 May 2017 14:07

Wild Well buys Shell capping equipment

Wild Well Control purchased subsea capping equipment from Shell EP Wells Equipment Services BV. Wild Well’s WellCONTAINED capping stack located in Singapore. Image from Wild…
Accurate 3-D visualization in the OGAVC will aid subsurface oil and gas extraction and carbon storage opportunities.  Image from Heriot-Watt University. A major funding package from…
Tuesday, 16 May 2017 03:36

Decipher takes on Orlando stake

Atlantic Petroleum has completed the sale of its 25% interest of UK license P.1606 Orlando to Decipher Energy. The Orlando project is a planned subsea…
Gulf Marine Services is close to putting its new cantilever system on its GMS Evolution self propelled jackup barge into system.  The cantilever system will…
Monday, 15 May 2017 13:55

LQT inks GoM, South America work

LQT Industries has been awarded multiple Gulf of Mexico projects including aluminum accommodation rental packages, construction, and refurbishment projects. LQT is providing aluminum accommodation packages for…
Monday, 15 May 2017 02:43

Support for new subsea test centre

A new center of excellence for testing emerging technologies in the subsea sector is to be established with support from Scottish Enterprise.  Balmoral Offshore Engineering,…
Friday, 12 May 2017 03:00

ABB gets subsea power project funding

The Research Council of Norway has awarded ABB a US$1.16 million (NOK10 million) research grant to develop subsea technology for use on the Norwegian continental…
Wednesday, 10 May 2017 06:00

Xodus, Green Marine partner on renewables

Xodus Group has formed a partnership with Orkney-based Green Marine to launch a new integrated service for the maintenance of offshore renewable assets. The lifecycle…
Wednesday, 10 May 2017 02:22

Wood Group inks Kazakhstan agreement

Wood Group has secured a new framework agreement to provide study engineering for North Caspian Operating Company’s (NCOC) offshore and onshore asset portfolio in Kazakhstan.…
Tuesday, 09 May 2017 08:41

SeaBird inks South America 2D LOI

SeaBird Exploration signed a letter of intent for an upcoming 2D seismic survey in South America. The project is estimated to start in the first…
A subsea “sheepdog” robot could herd seals away from piling work at offshore wind farm sites. The idea – using an autonomous underwater vehicle –…
Two affiliates of Edison Chouest Offshore (ECO) have signed a five-year contract with Shell Brazil for light subsea construction and inspection, maintenance and repair (IMR)…
Marathon Oil has renewed a contract for work on its three Brae platforms in the North Sea with Aberdeen-based oilfield equipment firm Archer.   The…
Thursday, 04 May 2017 03:03

BP extends Amec, Qedi services agreement

Amec Foster Wheeler’s completions and commissioning company, qedi, has signed an extension of its global Master Service Agreement with BP, which it has successfully delivered…
Wednesday, 03 May 2017 14:14

Drillship design gets ABS approval

ABS, a provider of classification and technical services to the offshore industry, is working with industry to improve efficiencies in offshore development.    “ABS is…
Wednesday, 03 May 2017 14:01

Siemens, Aker BP in digital partnership

Siemens will deliver advanced digital solutions for Aker BP’s future field development projects as part of a long-term partnership between the two companies focused on…
Ocean Infinity has purchased two more autonomous underwater vehicles (AUV) from Kongsberg Maritime. This will increase Ocean Infinity’s fleet of HUGIN 6000 AUVs from six…
Magseis has successfully completed the initial part of Saudi Aramco’s Red Sea seabed seismic survey together with its partner BGP and is now starting an…
Tuesday, 02 May 2017 02:58

4Subsea inks Shell Norge contract

4Subsea has been awarded a contract for integrity management with Shell, using the digitalized web solution FlexTrack for integrity monitoring on the operator's Draugen, Knarr…
Monday, 01 May 2017 10:39

LR reveals VR Safe Simulator at OTC

Lloyd’s Register (LR), a global provider of engineering and technology-centric professional services, has launched its Virtual Reality (VR) Safety Simulator at the Offshore Technology Conference…
Monday, 01 May 2017 04:13

Lamprell delivers 9th rig to Lamprell

Lamprell has completed construction on the final jackup drilling rig in a series of nine, the Al Lulu, and delivered it to Abu Dhabi’s National…