Offshore Maintenance News - page 9


OTC Spotlight Awards reward technological advances

Apr 29, 2015

This year’s OTC Spotlight Awards showcases innovation in offshore seismic, drilling, subsea operations, inspection, performance maintenance and monitoring, and more. Congratulations to the recipients!   MultiNode…

Drop in spending means shrinking backlogs

Apr 29, 2015

Oilfield services companies are putting a brave face on the continuing market downturn, despite some reporting shrinking order books.  Subsea 7 and Fugro reported shrinking order books in their 1Q results this morning.  Subsea 7’s…

KML adds second Cougar ROV

Apr 27, 2015

Keynvor MorLift (KML) added a second Saab Seaeye Cougar XT to their ROV fleet. Cougar XT ROV with detachable tooling skid. From KML. This new addition comes fully containerized and can be easily transported…

Petrofac develops Golden Eagle maintenance program

Apr 16, 2015

Petrofac completed a project for Nexen Petroleum UK Golden Eagle Development Area, delivered through its Plant Asset Management consulting business that involved the development and implementation of a maintenance program for the Golden Eagle installation…

Amec Foster Wheeler gets US$73.9 million BP work

Apr 15, 2015

BP awarded Amec Foster Wheeler a US$73.9 million, five-year contract to provide operations, maintenance and project support for the Forties Pipeline System (which includes the Unity offshore platform and onshore pumping stations in Aberdeenshire…

Bumi Armada signs US$300 million FSU deal

Apr 14, 2015

Malaysia-based Bumi Armada Berhad’s wholly owned subsidiaries Armada Floating Gas Storage Malta (AFG Storage) and Armada Floating Gas Services Malta (AFG Services) entered into a US$300 million deal with ElectroGas Malta (EGM) for the conversion…

Technip in Triton subsea gig

Apr 14, 2015

Dana Petroleum awarded Technip a brownfield subsea contract for the Triton floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel in the central North Sea. Image from Dana Petroleum. This…

BW Offshore uses SafeEx systems

Feb 10, 2015

Danish saftware specialist SafeEx has developed software for Ex inspection and registration now deployed on three FPSOs, with more orders expected.  Traditionally, Ex inspections have been conducted with pen and paper as well as subsequent…

Restoring production efficiency

Feb 04, 2015

A three phase asset management strategy could help counter costs, says ABB’s Will Leonard. In mid-December, the price of oil fell further after the International Energy Agency (IEA) forecast weaker demand in 2015. Brent crude fell to around US$60 a barrel…

DEME orders two new vessels

Jan 16, 2015

Belgian dredging, engineering and environmental group DEME has ordered two new vessels to serve the offshore energy market. Shipyards La Naval in Spain and Uljanik in Croatia will build the multipurpose vessel Living Stone and the self-propelled jackup Apollo…

Shell charters Ocean Alliance

Jan 14, 2015

Oceaneering International entered into a two-year, multi-service vessel charter agreement with Shell for use of the Ocean Alliance in the US Gulf of Mexico (GOM) commencing January 1, 2015. The Ocean Alliance is a US-flagged vessel built in 2010…

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…

Optimizing options

Dec 01, 2014

Late life production optimization is hard, but interesting, according to those tackling the issue. Elaine Maslin provides an overview of recent trends. As natural production rates wane and assets start to age, optimizing production rates offshore becomes a key challenge for operators…

Deadly GOM blast occurred during maintenance

Nov 21, 2014

Workers involved in the deadly accident at Fieldwood Energy’s Echo platform at West Delta 105 on Thursday, worked for contractors conducting routine maintenance on the platform, according to the US Bureau of Environmental Enforcement (BSEE)…

Platform explosion kills 1, injures 3

Nov 21, 2014

One person is dead and three are injured after an explosion at Fieldwood Energy's Echo Platform at West Delta 105 in the US Gulf of Mexico. The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) said it is currently responding to the incident in cooperation with the US Coast Guard…

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