Offshore Construction News - page 73


Green light for Cygnus gas giant

Sep 01, 2012

A flurry of early contracts marked August's official sanction of the £1.4 billion development of Cygnus, the largest southern North Sea gas discovery in the last 25 years. Meg Chesshyre reports.GDF Suez, which will operate Cygnus on behalf of partners Centrica and Bayerngas…

Subseas strategic enabler

Sep 01, 2012

Purpose-built to match the evolving needs of deepwater subsea developments, the Seven Borealis promises to set a new benchmark in the subsea world. Terry Knott was invited to visit the vessel as it neared completion in the Netherlands.When Subsea…

Topside travels

Sep 01, 2012

The North Sea platform reuse opportunity was exemplified by Perencos removal of the UK southern North Sea Welland 53/4a platform and the reappearance of its refurbished topsides earlier this year on another of the operators structures, Sanaga 01…

Lean Valemon hits the fast track

Aug 01, 2012

An impressive example of lean design and fast-track construction of a major offshore structure is now standing in 133m of water in the Norwegian North Sea. Adrian Cottrill looks at the technology-stretching jacket at the heart of Statoil's NKr20…

Versatile model supporters

Aug 01, 2012

IHC Merwede, better known for its high-end sophisticated construction vessels, has developed a versatile in-house IHC Supporter class, targeting the light construction market, ROV construction support market and in particular the growing cable lay market associated with wind farms…

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…

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