Engineering News


Xcite inks Aibel MOU

Jul 04, 2014

Xcite Energy has agreed a memorandum of understanding with Norway's Aibel, setting out the principles for executing the engineering, procurement and construction self installing platform for its UK North Sea Bentley heavy oil field. The platform…

Technip bags Edradour contract

Jul 04, 2014

Total E&P UK has picked Technip to perform work on the West of Shetland Edradour subsea development.  The development will form part of a new West of Shetland hub, taking in the Laggan-Tormore, Edradour, and Glenlivit fields, all…

Enegi looks to self-installing tower

Jul 03, 2014

UK-based exploration junior Enegi Oil says a self-installing floating tower (SIFT) would be the best development option for the central North Sea Phoenix discovery.  Enegi’s preference for a SIFT follows a work program by Azimuth Limited…

New West of Shetland hub emerging

Jul 03, 2014

A cost reduction program has meant Total has now decided to move forward with its West of Shetland Edradour subsea development, the French oil major said today.  Edradour, in Block 206/4a, in about 300m water depth, 75km northwest of the Shetlands…

ABS, DSME to develop LNG drillship

Jul 02, 2014

The American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), a provider of classification services to the global offshore industry, has entered into a joint development project (JDP) with South Korea’ s Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) to develop the industry’ s first LNG-fueled drillship…

Kvaerner and COOEC join forces

Jul 02, 2014

Norway's Kvaerner and China Offshore Oil Engineering Co. (COOEC) have officially opened an engineering joint venture, Kvaerner COOEC Engineering & Technology (KCET), in Qingdao, Shandong, China.  KCET will carry out and further develop…

EMAS AMC installs 50th platform for Chevron in Thailand

Jul 01, 2014

EMAS AMC, announced it has installed its 50th platform for Chevron in the Gulf of Thailand. Under a multi-year contract that began in 2011, EMAS AMC has also successfully laid 376km of subsea pipes utilizing the construction vessel Lewek Champion…

Hess selects Bergading fabricator

Jul 01, 2014

Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) has received a Letter of Award (LOA) from Hess Exploration and Production Malaysia for engineering, procurement, construction, transportation, installation, hook-up, and commissioning (EPCIC) services for the Bergading complex…

Keppel lands Kraken and Shah Deniz jobs

Jul 01, 2014

Keppel Offshore & Marine subsidiaries Keppel Shipyard and Keppel Singmarine Pte have secured contracts worth a total of S$368 million for North Sea and Caspian Sea projects. Keppel Shipyard has won the contract for the conversion…

UK suppliers nab Mariner contracts

Jun 28, 2014

Statoil (UK) has awarded two five-year contracts to two UK firms for the Mariner ultra-heavy oil field, in the East Shetland Platform in part-block 9/11a in the UK North Sea. Aker Solutions' Aberdeen operations will perform maintenance and modification services for the US$7 billion project…

Technip and DeepOcean awarded Statoil contract

Jun 27, 2014

Statoil announced it has awarded a joint venture contract to Technip and DeepOcean for Pipeline Repair System (PRS) Pool services. The contract was sent out on competitive tender by Statoil in December 2013 and will replace the existing one…

Kvaerner inks Johan Sverdrup deal

Jun 26, 2014

Statoil has entered a frame agreement with Kvaerner for the delivery of jackets for the North Sea in the period up to 2020. The companies have also agreed a letter of intent for a first project under the frame agreement - two steel jackets for the giant…

Core commissions high strength grout mixer

Jun 25, 2014

Core Grouting Services, an Acteon company, has successfully commissioned a new high volume, high strength grout mixing and pumping unit. The equipment is specifically designed for mixing and pumping high strength grout with a compressive strength of >100 MPa…

Mubadala spuds Rojana-A

Jun 25, 2014

Mubadala Petroleum began drilling operations on the Rojana-A exploration well in block G11/48 in the Gulf of Thailand, partner KrisEnergy Ltd. announced on 23 June 2014. The company is drilling the Rojana-A well using Atwood Oceanics' Atwood Orca jackup rig…

Technip takes Inocean stake

Jun 25, 2014

Technip has agreed to take a majority stake in Norwegian firm Inocean after entering into a strategic cooperation agreement with the firm, to further develop offshore floater engineering services for the Norwegian continental shelf and other offshore markets worldwide…

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