Platform News

Jacobs inks ONEgas decomplexing deal

Mar 30, 2017

Jacobs Engineering signed a contract with ONEgas to perform engineering services for the decomplexing of its K15-FA platform in the North Sea. The decomplexing process involves transitioning K15-FA to an unmanned platform without gas treatment installations…

Njord A upgrade contracts awarded

Mar 17, 2017

Norwegian engineering firm Aker Solutions is to provide design engineering for Statoil's semisubmersible Njord A platform upgrade in Norway under sub-contract to Kvaerner, which in turn has a US$590 million engineering, procurement and construction contract on the job…

Shah Deniz 2 jacket sets sail

Mar 16, 2017

The second jacket for the Shah Deniz Stage 2 platforms has set sail to the Caspian Sea offshore Azerbaijan, the BP-led Shah Deniz consortium announced today (16 March). Sailaway of the QU jacket…

PSA reveals Statfjord A breaches

Mar 07, 2017

Norway’s Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) has identified regulation breaches following its investigation into a fire that broke out on Statoil’s Statfjord A platform in October 2016. Statfjord A…

Wood Group starts detailed Leviathan engineering

Mar 02, 2017

Engineering firm Wood Group has started detailed engineering on the Leviathan field development platform after completing front-end engineering and design (FEED) on the project.  Leviathan is Noble Energy's giant gas field project in the Mediterranean Sea…

HSM bags Borssele Alpha transformer platform contract

Feb 17, 2017

Dutch fabricator HSM Offshore has won a contract to construct the offshore transformer station for the huge 700 MW Borssele Alpha project offshore the Netherlands.  HSM also has an option for the contract to build a transformer station for the 700 MW Borssele Beta project…

ProSep awarded Troll B gig

Feb 15, 2017

Integrated process solutions provider ProSep will supply one ProDry unit to Statoil for the Troll B ZMP Project. ProSep’s project scope of supply – awarded through Aker Solutions – began in January 2017 and is expected to last approximately five months…

Mammoet completes Petrobras P-79 FPSO work

Feb 14, 2017

Mammoet has successfully completed the process of weighing, transporting and lifting the modules of the P-76 FPSO platform for the Technip-Techint consortium at the Techint Offshore Unit in Pontal do Paraná - Brazil. Image of the P-76 FPSO…

Minister Søviknes launches Ivar Aasen field

Feb 13, 2017

The Ivar Aasen field in the North Sea was officially opened earlier today (13 February) by Minister of Petroleum and Energy Terje Søviknes. From left Øyvind Eriksen, chairman of the board in Aker BP and CEO in Aker…

Byron opts for manned facility at South Marsh

Jan 23, 2017

Byron Energy is weighing a change in development concept for the South Marsh Island 71 (SMI-71) discovery, in the US Gulf of Mexico. The new plan sees the operator opting for a manned platform over an unmanned facility, says 50-50 joint venture (JV) partner Otto Energy…

Atkins inks Chevron Alba, Captain gig

Jan 18, 2017

Chevron North Sea awarded Atkins a three-year framework contract for structural integrity services across selected fixed and floating platforms in the UK North Sea. The contract covers assets including the Alba Northern platform and topsides…

Updated: GoM platform fire out, investigation launched

Jan 05, 2017

An investigation has been launched into a fire that broke out on an oil production platform in the US Gulf of Mexico yesterday.  Image from the USCG Twitter. The fire was on Renaissance…

Managing maintenance

Jan 01, 2017

Audrey Leon speaks with Lloyd’s Register about a new cloud-based software aimed at optimizing maintenance programs and reducing operational expenditures by up to 40%. Image from iStock. Managing…

Barakah inks Murphy gig off Malaysia

Dec 23, 2016

Barakah Offshore Petroleum has won a two-year, US$4.4 million (RM20.0 million) contract from Murphy Oil to provide work on the company's Kikeh spar platform, offshore Malaysia. The work will be done by Barakah's wholly-owned subsidiary company…

Ardent completes Troll Solution removal

Dec 07, 2016

Houston’s Ardent completed the removal of the Troll Solution jackup in the Bay of Campeche, off Mexico, that the company is calling the largest wreck removal in 2016.   Ardent deployed assets from several countries…

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