Engineering News


Technip

Jun 26, 2012

Technip has entered into an agreement to acquire Stone & Webster process technologies and the associated oil and gas engineering capabilities from The Shaw Group for a cash consideration of approximately €225 million.

West Engineering Services

Jun 26, 2012

Newly acquired West Engineering Services joined the Lloyd’s Register stable on 1 May in a move the class society believes will secure its position as the premier independent risk-management organisation supporting the global offshore drilling industry…

Life on Mars

Jun 01, 2012

Galveston, Texas-based offshore living quarters and high blast/high fire rated shelters provider LoneStar Marine Shelters has been contracted by Shell Offshore to fabricate the 607 ton, 76 bed auxiliary living quarters for the Mars A expansion project in the Gulf of Mexico…

Making the irish sea connection

Jun 01, 2012

The newbuild DP3 ultra-deepwater multipurpose flex-lay subsea construction vessel Lewek Connector recently wrapped up her first working voyage in the Irish Sea, laying two power cables and a fibre optic cable for the final phase of EirGrid's East-West Interconnector project…

Fabrication in focus

Jun 01, 2012

Specialist offshore fabricators continue to innovate in pursuit of an oil & gas market edge. Meg Chesshyre opens this month's yards round-up with a review of progress on the latest additions to Centrica Energy's North Sea infrastructure.Centrica’s…

Conwy connection

Jun 01, 2012

HSM Offshore’s Schiedam yard in the Netherlands recently completed a wellhead platform for UK independent EOG Resources’ Conwy field in Irish Sea block 110/12. The topsides weight was 850t, the jacket 690t and the piles 700t. HSM started platform…

Bowless Vanguard adds new strings

Jun 01, 2012

Deepwater discharge of major offshore structures and dry-docking FPSOs while still attached to their turret moorings are among the more exotic possibilities now under serious consideration for the huge, bowless marine transport vessel Dockwise is building in Korea…

Core Values

May 27, 2012

Equipment at Schlumberger’s new Geoengineering Laboratory in Houston allows scientists to obtain electrical properties for log calibrations at reservoir temperature and pressure. The 30,000ft2 facility enables highly complex core analysis covering permeability…

Shah Deniz 2 raises Caspian profile

May 01, 2012

The land-locked Caspian Sea returned to offshore industry centre-stage last month with BP’s confirmation that front end engineering and design had begun for stage two of the huge Shah Deniz gas field development. Terry Knott reports.The Shah Deniz consortium…

Vessels in action

May 01, 2012

Jumbo bolsters heavylift fleetJumbo Shipping last month confirmed that it has ordered a second new K-class vessel, with an option on a third, to complement its existing fleet. And following engineering studies, the Rotterdambased specialist…

Helix Qs up for deepwater role

May 01, 2012

While the Q4000, star of the Macondo response,was in dock recently for some much-deserved TLC, Helix Energy Solutions Group chairman and CEO Owen Kratz spoke with analysts about the company’s bet on a burgeoning well intervention market and…

Conventional mooring in Brazilian depth

May 01, 2012

The water depth record for conventional mooring offshore Brazil was improved by another 12m – to 2027m – by InterMoor recently under its one-year mooring and positioning support operations contract with Shell using the mobile offshore drilling unit Noble Clyde Boudreaux (pictured)…

Going deeper with HMPE rope

May 01, 2012

Low creep synthetic ropes made from high modulus polyethylene (HMPE) hold the key to overcoming the engineering and installation issues facing naval architects and installation contractors arising from ultra-deepwater, permanent moorings. Lankhorst…

Deepwater rope trick

Apr 28, 2012

The offshore division of mooring rope specialist Lankhorst Ropes is unveiling a new ultra-low creep, high modulus polyethylene (HMPE) mooring rope for 2000m-plus water depths at OTC 2012 in Houston.Based on the Lankhorst Gama 98 rope construction…

ABB

Apr 28, 2012

ABB and Norwegian naval architect Inocean are to set up an engineering services joint venture offering design, engineering, project management and fabrication supervision for offshore wind projects. ABB Inocean AB will operate under CEO Jon Erik Borgen from premises in Gothenburg, Sweden.

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