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OE Press: 2017 / April

Friday, 28 April 2017 10:45

NPD awards AGR support agreement

AGR has been awarded a frame agreement to deliver well and drilling engineering advice to the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) to support evaluation of drilling…
Friday, 28 April 2017 09:44

Inpex CPF sets sail to Ichthys field

The Ichthys Explorer, the Inpex-operated Ichthys LNG project’s central processing facility (CPF), sailed away from its construction site in Geoje, South Korea in route to…
Friday, 28 April 2017 09:14

ABS approves ultra deepwater APS

ABS granted Approval in Principle (AIP) to Frontier Deepwater Appraisal Solutions for an ultra deepwater Appraisal Production System (APS) that will provide critical production data…
Global oil discoveries fell to a record low in 2016 as companies continued to cut spending and conventional oil projects sanctioned were at the lowest…
Halliburton, Trendsetter Engineering and C-Innovations have formed a strategic alliance to provide Gulf of Mexico (GoM) customers with technologically advanced, integrated offshore well intervention packages.…
Friday, 28 April 2017 05:20

Floating wind farm first for Bourbon

French vessel operator Bourbon has been awarded a contract for the mooring installation of, FLOATGEN, the first floating wind turbine in France at the experimental…
Friday, 28 April 2017 05:13

Keppel on track to deliver Catcher FPSO

Keppel Shipyard says it is on track to deliver the Catcher floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel to BW Catcher following a naming ceremony…
Thursday, 27 April 2017 13:36

Yinson awarded Vietnam FPSO contract

Yinson Clover Ltd. (YCL), an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of Malaysian offshore services provider Yinson Holdings, was awarded a contract from Talisman Vietnam 07/03 BV (TLV)…
Thursday, 27 April 2017 08:55

Dresser-Rand wins Mad Dog 2 train deal

The Dresser-Rand business, part of Siemens Power and Gas Division, received an order from BP to provide rotating equipment for the Mad Dog 2 project…
Thursday, 27 April 2017 06:47

HMC inks first contracts for Sleipnir

Heerema Marine Contractors (HMC) has won its first two contract awards for its new crane vessel, Sleipnir. The first contract is from Noble Energy Mediterranean…
Thursday, 27 April 2017 05:50

Schlumberger on 4D seismic for AkerBP

Aker BP has agreed an up to eight year, US$30 million framework contract with Schlumberger for acquisition of 4D seismic data offshore Norway. The framework…
Thursday, 27 April 2017 05:21

Vietnam to have first 3-leg TLP

Keppel Offshore & Marine subsidiary Keppel FloaTEC has won a US$40 million contract for design and management support work on the first three-column tension leg…
Wednesday, 26 April 2017 11:25

Maersk Oil completes Danish reorganization

Maersk Oil’s Danish business unit, located in Esbjerg, is in the second and last phase of a planned organizational restructuring, which will complete the implementation…
Wednesday, 26 April 2017 11:06

Cairn, FAR to drill FAN South-1

FAR Ltd. and the Senegal joint venture are drilling the FAN South-1 exploration well into the Southern FAN prospect in the first pure exploration well…
Wednesday, 26 April 2017 10:45

Safe Zephyrus gets Johan Sverdrup contract

Statoil has awarded Prosafe a contract for the provision of the Safe Zephyrus semisubmersible accommodation vessel for Phase 1 of the Johan Sverdrup hookup and…
Wednesday, 26 April 2017 09:20

eDrilling, Mims Well form partnership

eDrilling, a provider of drilling and well performance solutions, and Mims Well, an integrated solution and service provider, have partnered to support the upstream oil…
Tuesday, 25 April 2017 17:27

TechnipFMC wins Liza contract

ExxonMobil has awarded TechnipFMC a contract for the engineering, manufacture and delivery of the subsea equipment for the Liza deepwater project. The award scope includes…
Houston-based Flotek Industries and IBM have agreed to develop a cognitive reservoir performance system for the oil and gas industry. The new system uses IBM…
The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) have given Statoil consent to put the Gina Krog facility and associated pipeline system into service.  In June 2016,…
Tuesday, 25 April 2017 10:14

SMD signs Van Oord Gemini contract

Soil Machine Dynamics Ltd. (SMD) has signed a contract with Van Oord for the manufacture and delivery of a QTrencher 1600. This contract follows the…
Tuesday, 25 April 2017 09:34

DOF in Canadian Subsea Shipping takeover

DOF Subsea has purchased the remaining shares in Canadian Subsea Shipping Co. Before the transaction, DOF Subsea owned 45 % of the shares in the…
Tuesday, 25 April 2017 09:19

DeepOcean lands UAE trench gig

DeepOcean 1 UK Ltd., a subsidiary of DeepOcean Group Holding BV, has been awarded a contract for the provision of post-lay trenching and backfilling works…
Engineering teams from UK-based subsea connector specialists Hydratight and Norwegian technologists Connector Subsea Solutions (CSS) have completed a milestone deepwater pipeline repair in Western Australia. …
Monday, 24 April 2017 10:35

PSA audits Goliat facility

From 30 January to 3 February 2017, the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) carried out an audit of the planning and execution of work on…
Monday, 24 April 2017 09:05

Fluor inks BP Cassia FEED

Fluor Corp. will perform the front-end engineering and design (FEED) for BP Trinidad and Tobago’s Cassia Compression project off the east coast of Trinidad and…
Monday, 24 April 2017 04:51

BV to verify Leviathan

Bureau Veritas has been appointed by Noble Energy to provide an independent verification of its development executions in the Leviathan project, off the Mediterranean coast…
Monday, 24 April 2017 03:53

OPT launches PowerBuoy off Japan

An Ocean Power Technologies' PB3 PowerBuoy has been deployed off the coast of Kozu-shima Island in Japan as part of its first lease agreement with…
TGS will conduct a new multi-client acquisition project, Crean 3D, on the Irish Atlantic Margin. Crean 3D is a multi-client survey of more than 5400sq…
Friday, 21 April 2017 13:27

Apache fails at Kolibrie off Suriname

Apache Corp. failed to hit commercial hydrocarbons at its Kolibrie-1 well, offshore Suriname.  Kolibrie is in Block 53, about 80mi off Suriname. Block 53 covers…
Canada's SNC-Lavalin Group has finally reached an agreement with UK-based WS Atkins (Atkins) to acquire the company in a cash deal worth US$2.7 billion (CA$3.6…
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