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Technip awarded renewal of subsea service contract

Jul 08, 2014

Technip announced it has been awarded a new framework agreement by Statoil, Exxon Mobil and Gassco for diving, subsea intervention and repair contingency services. Under the terms of this framework agreement, a replacement of an existing frame agreement held for eight years…

Aker reacts to MMO slump

Jul 07, 2014

A slowdown in the Norwegian maintenance and modifications (MMO) market has led Aker Solutions to seek alternative work for more than 200 staff at the business.  About 100 engineers are to be transfered to a new subsea engineering hub in Stavanger…

UK suppliers nab Mariner contracts

Jun 28, 2014

Statoil (UK) has awarded two five-year contracts to two UK firms for the Mariner ultra-heavy oil field, in the East Shetland Platform in part-block 9/11a in the UK North Sea. Aker Solutions' Aberdeen operations will perform maintenance and modification services for the US$7 billion project…

EnQuest extends Petrofac contract

May 29, 2014

Petrofac is set to continue to support EnQuest’s North Sea assets, after securing an operations and maintenance contract for up to 10 years. The contract, worth an estimated US$630 million, supersedes an initial five-year contract awarded to Petrofac in 2013…

Rowan drillship down for repairs

May 28, 2014

Rowan Companies plc said the Rowan Renaissance drillship has been pulled from service off West Africa after experiencing equipment problems, the company announced in its monthly fleet status report released on 27 May 2014. Rowan said…

BP inks Aker frame agreement

May 28, 2014

Aker Solutions has secured a framework agreement to provide engineering, modifications and maintenance services for BP-operated oil and gas fields offshore Norway. The two-year contract is valued at a maximum NOK1.8 billion, with options to extend the work by up to four years…

De-risking Gulf of Mexico operations and maintenance practices

Apr 22, 2014

Maintenance, like safety, is everyone's business. Even a cursory examination of successful energy companies reveals a strong commitment to a maintenance and safety hierarchy that goes from employees in the field all the way to the executive offices…

Wood Group names new MD

Feb 19, 2014

Wood Group PSN (WGPSN) appointed a new regional managing director to lead its Australia & Asia Pacific business. Andrew Stewart previously the southern operations business manager in Australia, and now will step into the position as part of a planned handover from Matt Gavin…

Petrofac lands North Sea extensions

Feb 18, 2014

Oilfield service provider Petrofac has secured contract extensions in the North Sea worth £65 million. Total E&P UK (Total) has awarded a two-year contract extension following a five-year contract for technical services on the Alwyn and Dunbar platforms…

Africa wins for Wood Group

Jan 21, 2014

WGPSN has secured a five year contract extension to provide operations, maintenance and construction management services for asset facilities in central Africa, in a deal worth more than $140 million. The contract employs about 580 people…

TDW’s Clamp Installation Tool

Nov 11, 2013

T.D. Williamson Offshore Services (TDW) introduced the Clamp Installation Tool (CIT), a lightweight, remote-controlled system that installs any proprietary clamps or fittings on subsea pipelines in need of repair or to prepare for tie-ins to new pipelines…

Ceramic coatings can prevent corrosion

Oct 21, 2013

Corrosion has long been the bane of the oil industry. Now new approaches and coatings are resolving the difficulties and providing intriguing possibilities for offshore pipelines, explains Tony Collins of EonCoat. In the oil and gas industry…

BP's North Sea renewal campaign

Oct 15, 2013

After two years of planning, BP is about to launch a major renewal program on its North Sea Magnus and ETAP facilities. BP explained the program—and its long term aims—to Elaine Maslin. Operators in the North Sea are tackling a thorny…

Asset integrity – a global perspective

Oct 11, 2013

Atkins’ Ramsay Fraser looks at offshore asset integrity assessment techniques and how acceptance criteria depend on geographic region. Evaluation of the integrity of an offshore structure is one of the four key functions of an integrity…

Structural integrity management – from cradle to grave

Oct 11, 2013

Properly implemented, structural integrity management can provide structural integrity assurance from design to decommissioning, explains Mohammad Nabavian of Wood Group PSN. The concept of structural integrity management (SIM) for offshore installations is maturing…

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