Offshore Construction News - page 70


Dutch sector package deal

Aug 01, 2012

Just as its current workload was drawing to a close, the HSM Offshore yard picked up a substantial construction contract from GDF Suez E&P Nederland for the operator's Dutch sector L5 and D18 projects. Tenders included three (two x 1200te, one x 1800te) topsides plus jackets…

Exmar team eyes first FLRSU

Jul 01, 2012

Wison Offshore & Marine, Exmar and longtime LNG consulting and engineering firm Black & Veatch have teamed up on what the companies promise will be the first floating LNG liquefaction, regasification and storage unit (FLRSU), to be installed 3km offshore Colombia…

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…

Riser replacement

May 27, 2012

The first of several riser replacements for Statoil on the Norwegian continental shelf was successfully completed recently by Emas AMC using the construction vessel AMC Connector. This one took place on Snorre B and the Emas AMC contract…

Gudrun enters construction phase

Apr 01, 2012

Operator Statoil and contractor Aker Solutions jointly hosted an open house in Stavanger recently to review progress on Gudrun – currently the biggest project in Statoil and now ramping up for the construction phase – and share learnings on this and other areas of Norwegian offshore activity…

Perth presence expands

Apr 01, 2012

Asia Pacific has become the latest happy hunting ground for Bergen-headquartered construction vessel operator DOF Subsea, which already employs 220 professionals at its project management and engineering centre in Perth, Western Australia. Well established in the North Sea and Brazil…

Location, location, location

Dec 01, 2011

Offshore rig and vessel repair continues to produce attractive returns for yards that are well placed strategically and geographically. OE checks out the latest developments at two players – one in Bahrain, the other in Gibraltar – still relatively…

Rig building writ large

Dec 01, 2011

Despite a brief interruption post-Macondo, the rig newbuilding boom that started in 2005 is gathering momentum. Jennifer Pallanich talks to IHS about the latest trends in the drilling contractor market.One of the trends that Tom Kellock, Houston's head of consulting for IHS Petrodata…

Managing risk in offshore well construction

Dec 01, 2011

Risk management processes are fundamental to making decisions that improve the well construction process. Halliburton’s Hamayun Raja, Aijaz Rizvi and John Walters review the way risk management can be used in offshore projects to improve safety and on-target performance…

Analysis points the way to project savings

Dec 01, 2011

Design by analysis rather than the traditional formula approach is the way forward for pipeline operators and contractors looking to cut project costs and timescales, argues TRaC Global consultant Dr Peter Moir.Analysis to validate the design…

Dual-fuel first for Gulf newbuilds

Dec 01, 2011

Two platform supply vessels under construction at Louisiana's Harvey Gulf International Marine will use LNG as a propulsion fuel, a first for the US. Russell McCulley hears from Harvey Gulf and others about the move to LNG fuel in the offshore oil & gas market…

Dong clears the decks for Siri redevelopment

Oct 01, 2011

Siri field operator Dong Energy is now forging ahead with a DK r2 billion ($384 million) permanent repair programme that virtually constitutes a redevelopment of the Danish North Sea field in 60m of water. Meg Chesshyretalks to Dong's executive vice president E&P Søren Gath Hansen…

Signposting safety

Oct 01, 2011

Materials and long-lead items are only two of the challenges offshore yards must juggle. Regulations and their impact on operators also keep fabricators on their toes. Jennifer Pallanich calls on Kiewit Offshore Services to see how the Gulf…

Hands across the sea

Oct 01, 2011

With power generated from offshore wind farms forecast to grow from 3GW to 75GW over the next decade, operators are looking to tried and true oil & gas practices to help reduce construction costs. Russell McCulley speaks to Canyon Offshore about…

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