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KCA Deutag Wins UK North Sea Contract Extension

Dec 02, 2019

Canadian Natural Resources International (CNRI) has awarded KCA Deutag a five-year extension to a drilling operations and maintenance services contract.The UK-based international oil and gas services company said that multi-million pound contract…

SeaPlanner Wins Formosa 1 O&M Gig

Dec 02, 2019

SeaPlanner has been selected to support the operations and maintenance phase of the Formosa 1 offshore wind farm in Taiwan.The SeaRoc Group’s marine management system unit said that under the 10-year contract, SeaPlanner will be deployed by…

SSE Picks Montrose for Seagreen O&M

Oct 08, 2019

Dublin-based SSE Renewables, a renewable energy subsidiary of Airtricity, has selected the port of Montrose on the east coast of Scotland to serve as the operations and maintenance (O&M) base for its 1100MW Seagreen offshore wind farm.Situated over 27km off the Angus coastline…

Atlantic Shores Launches Ocean Survey Ops

Sep 24, 2019

Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind, a 50/50 partnership between Shell New Energies US LLC and EDF Renewables North America, announced the launch of ocean survey operations today within the Atlantic Shores lease area, in order to inform future turbine development…

Swan Hunter Completes MOG Project

May 22, 2019

UK-based shipbuilding design, engineering, and management company Swan Hunter, along with partners DOC, have successfully completed load-in spooling operations for the Elia Modular Offshore Grid (MOG) project.The contract was awarded to load…

Construction Begins at Galloper Offshore Wind Farm

Nov 19, 2018

A ground-breaking ceremony was held at Harwich International Port, North Sea seaport in Essex, to mark the official start of construction of the GBP 10 million operations & maintenance (O&M) base for Galloper Offshore Wind Farm.Representatives from the wind farm…

Bumi suspends Erin work over payment issues

Jun 21, 2017

Bumi Armada has suspended the bare-boat charter (BBC) and operations and maintenance (O&M) contracts on the FPSO Armada Perdana to Erin Energy Corp. due to delayed and irregular payments. The deals are between Bumi Armada’s wholly owned subsidiaries Armada Oyo Ltd…

Premier awards topside O&M contract to Wood Group

Mar 27, 2017

Wood Group has been awarded a US$50 million contract with Premier Oil, to deliver topside operations and maintenance services to the Balmoral floating production vessel (FPU) in the central North Sea and the Solan installation, West of Shetland…

Wood Group inks Hess Malaysia contract

Jan 31, 2017

Wood Group has been awarded a five-year contract with Hess Exploration & Production Malaysia. The operations and maintenance contract is to support Hess’ newbuild fixed and floating offshore facilities in the North Malay Basin development…

IRM in offshore wind

Jan 06, 2017

Audrey Leon speaks with Tom Adams, vice president, Power Business Development, at ABS Group, to find out how the firm is offering its inspection and quality assurance services to the offshore wind industry. Image from iStock…

Maersk inks Altus for intervention

Nov 14, 2016

North Sea intervention firm Altus Intervention has won a fixed term, five-year contract to provide well intervention services for Maersk Oil UK. Altus Intervention was awarded the contract for the provision of slickline services, coiled tubing services…

"Fix on failure" not sustainable

Oct 24, 2016

A sustained low oil price environment is a challenging one, with 'survival of the fittest' being an undeniable reality of the sector. Upstream exploration and production (E&P) operators, in the past two years, have scurried to re-evaluate their operational Business as Usual (BAU) practices…

Brazilian uptick

Sep 01, 2016

A number of key contracts were awarded in 1H 2016 in Brazil, pointing to a recovery of the local oil and gas sector. The Polvo FPSO (right) while docked at Keppel FELS shipyard. Photo from Keppel…

Gulf of Mexico opex under spotlight

Jul 11, 2016

Reducing drilling and development spend has largely been the focus of services and equipment providers in the Gulf of Mexico – with the aim of lowering costs at the most capital intensive period of asset lifecycles. Often overlooked,…

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