Offshore Engineering News - page 115

Unlocking marginal fields

Jan 01, 2015

The pressure is on to find economically viable ways to develop marginal fields, in the UK North Sea and further afield. Ben Smith and Ed Randall look at the challenges and options. More and more emphasis is being placed by operators and…

Integrity verification

Jan 01, 2015

It is possible to verify that the integrity of a well is robust by analyzing and comparing the reliability of its existing components with those in a reliability database. Engineers can compare new technology against that used in existing components…

Call for more developed ROV classification system

Jan 01, 2015

As ROVs are given tasks in more and more challenging environments, there has been a call for the industry to develop a classification system. Meg Chesshyre reports. Saipem’s Innovator ROV. Image from Saipem…

Great expectations

Jan 01, 2015

As the offshore industry grows in complexity – in terms of projects and geographies – software is playing an increasing role in engineering, both to aid engineering and collaboration, as projects increase in complexity and diversity. Meg…

Taking well control training to new levels

Jan 01, 2015

In October 2012 the International Association of Oil & Gas Producers (OGP) published Report 476 entitled “Recommendations for enhancements to well control training, examination and certification.” This report was produced as a result of the Macondo and Montara well control incidents…

Keppel converting second Golar FLNG

Dec 31, 2014

Golar LNG awarded Keppel Shipyard a US$705 million contract for the conversion of a second Moss liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier, the GIMI, into a floating liquefaction vessel (FLNGV) for Golar’s subsidiary Golar Gimi. Image of Keppel Shipyard…

Wärtsilä donates engine to South Africa

Dec 29, 2014

Wärtsilä donated its Wärtsilä 20 engine to the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) in an initiative to support and stimulate the maritime economy in South Africa. The donation handover. People in the picture from left to right…

Orwell/FES win FPSO turret contract

Dec 24, 2014

Orwell Offshore and FES International have landed a multi-million dollar contract from TH Heavy Engineering Berhad for the supply of an external turret system for the FPSO Layang. The combined contract value is estimated at US$40 million…

EXMAR orders second FLNG unit

Dec 22, 2014

EXMAR is ordering its second floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) unit from China’s Wison Offshore & Marine. Wison's yard. From Wison.   Wison will be responsible for the turnkey engineering…

2H supplies platform offshore Malaysia

Dec 17, 2014

2H Offshore will deliver a lightweight conductor supported platform for EnQuest subsidiary, EQ Petroleum Developments Malaysia Sdn Bhd, for installation in the Tanjong Baram field, offshore Malaysia. The award follows completion of a competitive tender process…

Technip drops CGG approach

Dec 15, 2014

French engineering firm Technip has dropped its big to make an offer for fellow French seismic acquisition and services firm CGG. Technip's shares rose 6% on the announcement, while CGG's dropped 30%.  Technip, which first approached CGG over a possible offer on 10 November…

Swiber breaks into West African market

Dec 15, 2014

Singapore-based offshore construction and support services firm Swiber Holdings has made its first foray into the offshore oil and gas market in West Africa. The firm has secured an award from a Houston-based oil and gas company to provide engineering…

Aker on Mariner hook-up

Dec 15, 2014

Aker Solutions is to provide engineering, construction and commissioning services for the hook-up phase of the Mariner oilfield development in the UK North Sea under a contract Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering worth more than GBP120 million…

KBR announces restructure

Dec 12, 2014

Less than one year into his tenure as the President and CEO of KBR, Stuart Bradie will spend up to US$1 billion to streamline and reorganize the energy engineering and construction giant following the results of a strategic review he initiated in June…

Wood Group wins $750m BP contract

Dec 11, 2014

Wood Group PSN (WGPSN) has been awarded a five year contract worth about $750million by BP for engineering, procurement and construction services on six UK continental shelf (UKCS) offshore upstream assets and the Forties Pipeline System (FPS) onshore midstream facilities in Grangemouth…

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