Offshore Engineering News - page 122


Self-installing buoyant tower offers production solution

Dec 03, 2013

GMC Inc.’s Clyde Crochet discusses a self-installing tower, currently deployed off Peru, which offers a new substructure solution compared to conventional jackets/piles. The buoyant tower concept represents an innovative bridging design…

CIMC launches Brazil-bound units

Nov 25, 2013

CIMC Raffles today held naming ceremonies for the OOS Gretha and OOS Prometheus semisubmersible drilling rigs, built at its yard in Yantai, China, and due to work for Petrobras offshore Brazil. The two units were designed and built by CIMC Raffles…

Keppel enters R&D partnership

Nov 25, 2013

Keppel Corporation and the National University of Singapore have agreed to set up the Keppel-NUS Corporate Laboratory, with backing from the National Research Foundation (NRF), to develop technological solutions for the offshore industry…

Rethinking Chevron's Rosebank

Nov 22, 2013

Chevron and its partners on the multi-billion dollar Rosebank development in the UK North Sea have revealed they are going back to the drawing board on the project. Partner OMV said, at its annual media summit today in Vienna, that it had “been vocal” to Chevron…

Ensco orders KFELS jackup

Nov 21, 2013

Keppel has won another contract to build a KFELS Super A Class harsh encironment jackup rig for a subsudiary of Ensco plc. The contract, worth about US$265 million, will see FELS Limited (Keppel FELS), part of Keppel Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M)…

Bien Dong topside loadout

Nov 19, 2013

Mammoet released this video detailing the load out of the Bien Dong topside, a 12,000 ton structure, destined for its home in the Nam Con Son basin offshore southern Vietnam.

Saipem opens Edmonton yard

Nov 19, 2013

Saipem has opened its new Edmonton indoor fabrication yard in Alberta, Canada. The new facility will allow Saipem to accelerate project delivery by maintaining workforce activity and a safe working environment during bad weather. The yard is northeast of Edmonton…

OGN picks up FPSO job

Nov 15, 2013

North east England engineering firm OGN Group has secured a multi-million pound contract with EnQuest to undertake finishing and commissioning works on the EnQuest Producer, a 249m-long floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel…

AMEC to hook up Cygnus

Nov 14, 2013

Engineering group AMEC has been awarded the hook up and commissioning (HUC) support contract for GDF SUEZ E&P UK Ltd’s Cygnus gas field development. The HUC support contract for the four Cygnus platforms follows on from a front end engineering…

Halvorsen sends Akal C4 WHRUs to Mexico for Cantarell

Nov 12, 2013

Halvorsen Kanfa-Tec recently finished and shipped four 20MW Circular Waste Heat Recovery Units (WHRU) to Mexico. The highly efficient WHRUs, in terms of weight and volume, will be utilized by Pemex in the Cantarel Complex in the Gulf of Mexico…

Halvorsen expanding topside processing, services

Nov 12, 2013

Norway's Halvorsen Group AS, specializing in providing topside processing equipment and engineering services to the international offshore oil & gas industry, is planning further expansion following a substantial strategic investment from Blue Water Energy…

Lamprell delivers in Caspian

Nov 08, 2013

Lamprell has completed and delivered the first of two Caspian Sea jackup rigs following tow out from the Astrakhan re-assembly yard. The new rig will now start its first contract in the Caspian Sea.  Good progress is being made on a second Caspian Sea jackup…

Long series for IHC Merwede

Nov 07, 2013

Over recent months, IHC Merwede’s Offshore Division has been successful in securing orders for the design, engineering and construction of a total of 10 pipe-laying vessels. These vessels will be built in the covered hall at the IHC Krimpen facility…

Ivar Aasen first steel cut

Nov 07, 2013

Det norske oljeselskap ASA has celebrated first steel cutting on both the topsides and jacket of its Ivar Aasen platform for the North Sea.  Image: First steel cutting at Arbatax, Sardinia. First steel for the 14,400-ton jacket was cut at Arbatax…

Gaming technology goes upstream

Nov 07, 2013

Through its development in the gaming and defense sectors, gaming technology is being adopted by various industries, including oil and gas. Elaine Maslin reports. The gaming industry has become big business - bigger than the movie business…

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