Offshore Engineering News - page 136

AGR wins Statoil frame agreement

Oct 11, 2013

AGR's drilling and well consultancy has won a five-year frame agreement, starting January 2014, with Noway's Statoil. The agreement mainly covers Statoil’s operations in Norway, but the services may be performed globally. The contract has extension options…

Wood Group and Siemens create JV

Oct 09, 2013

UK-based engineering firm Wood Group is to form a joint venture with Germany’s Siemens to provide integrated rotating equipment services.  The JV will comprise the maintenance and power solutions businesses of Wood Group GTS (excluding its Rolls Wood Group…

Enermech lands £90m funding package

Oct 08, 2013

Two banks have joined Bank of Scotland to provide a £90 million funding package for oil and gas engineering group EnerMech. EnerMech said the addition of backing from Norwegian bank DNB and HSBC to that of its support from Bank of Scotland reflected its recent growth…

Ramboll takes over Excel

Oct 03, 2013

Engineering consultancy Ramboll has acquired Houston-based Excel Engineering, giving it an entry to the US oil and gas market. The agreement was signed in Houston by John Sørensen, managing director, Ramboll Oil & Gas and Mostafa Jamal…

RWE Dea UK extends work with ODE

Sep 26, 2013

German operator RWE Dea UK has agreed a five year, £40 million, contract with engineering and operations support services contractor Offshore Design Engineering (ODE) to support its southern North Sea fields.  ODE has already been working for RWE…

Fugro TSM Q1400 trenching system

Sep 17, 2013

Fugro provides this video of its Q1400 Trenching system, which is capable of performing jet trenching in soils up to 100KPA and mechanical chain cutting of soils up to 250KPA.

Technip signs frame agreement with Petrobras

Sep 03, 2013

Technip has signed a four-year frame agreement with Petrobras for projects modifications services for the Rio de Janeiro Operations Unit (UO-RIO)*, including existing offshore platforms located in the Campos Basin area, Brazil. The services comprise basic and detailed design…

Concrete mattresses offer more than just pipeline protection

Sep 01, 2013

There are many methods used to protect offshore pipelines: sand, grout or cement bags, burying, concrete or cathode coating, and trenching, to name a few. Most methods address ancillary issues like separation, support, erosion, expansion of infrastructure…

Aker Solutions acquires International Design Engineering And Services

Sep 01, 2013

Aker Solutions acquired Glasgow, Scotland-based International Design Engineering And Services Ltd. (I.D.E.A.S.), an engineering company that has developed software and technology to improve the quality and accuracy of integrity and life time analysis for oil and gas assets…

Bucket foundation may cut wind turbine costs

Sep 01, 2013

Suction piles have anchored offshore oil and gas production for years, but a new type - called a bucket foundation - is being promoted for offshore wind turbines in an effort to reduce costs. In February, Forewind, a consortium planning a huge turbine farm in the North Sea…

Voices: “How can the industry help foster an interest in engineering among children?”

Sep 01, 2013

Next Generation. Faced with global staffing shortages, OE asked: “How can the industry help foster an interest in engineering among children?” Math and science are a requirement for filling the pipeline of future engineers…

DOF wins subsea install in New Zealand

Aug 30, 2013

OMV New Zealand Ltd. awarded DOF Subsea Group a contract for subsea installation services to the Maari Field, Raroa FPSO offshore Taranaki, New Zealand.  The project, worth approximately NOK 150 million, will be executed from DOF Subsea’s…

Technip wins US LNG FEED

Aug 27, 2013

Trunkline LNG Export, LLC awarded Technip a front-end engineering and design (FEED) contract for the potential expansion of the existing liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminal located in Lake Charles, Louisiana. The potential expansion project includes a LNG liquefaction plant…

IADC forms well control institute

Aug 27, 2013

The International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC) announced the formation of the Well Control Institute (WCI), a new industry body which will provide the drilling industry with a single, universal well control training and assessment standard…

Harland & Wolff to drydock Blackford Dolphin

Aug 23, 2013

Aberdeen-based Dolphin Drilling Ltd has awarded Harland and Wolff the contract for the dry docking of the Blackford Dolphin mobile offshore drilling unit (MODU). The project will include upgrade work and repairs and renewals for its class renewal survey…

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