Engineering News


Bureau Veritas gets Kaombo contract

Aug 22, 2014

Bureau Veritas has been awarded a contract by Saipem to provide classification and certification services for the two FPSOs destined for the Kaombo development offshore Angola.  The US$4 billion project for the FPSOs was awarded to Saipem by Total for the engineering…

Statoil eyes dry tree alternative

Aug 22, 2014

Statoil has put its money where its mouth is and awarded engineering firm Kvaerner a concept study related to a standardized, unmanned dry tree wellhead platform for the Oseberg Future Development project. Having an unmanned dry tree…

C & C appoints senior geotech engineer

Aug 21, 2014

Jill Rivette joins C & C Technologies Inc. Geotechnical Division in Houston TX as a senior geotechnical engineer.  Rivette is a licensed professional engineer in the State of Texas and brings with her many years of experience in geotechnical engineering…

Solan jacket installation nears

Aug 21, 2014

Jacket installation operations on Premier Oil’s Solan oil field development west of Shetland are due to start.  The four-legged steel jacket for the field, in Block 205/26a, in 135m water depth, left the  construction yard at Methil, Fife…

Wild Well announces Asia Pacific expansion

Aug 19, 2014

Stennes, Haustead. Images from Wild Well. Wayne Stennes and Christian Haustead join Wild Well Control, Inc. to further increase the company’s service offerings and presence in the Asia Pacific region…

Gudrun officially launched

Aug 19, 2014

Statoil and Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg officially opened the company's new Gudrun platform, on the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS).   Gudrun installation. Photo from Statoil…

Drydocks World completes two turret modules for Shell Prelude

Aug 18, 2014

Dubai's Drydocks World has successfully completed turret modules 1 and 2 for the world’s largest floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) facility. This innovative FLNG facility will be stationed at Shell's Prelude gas field off the northwest coast of Australia…

Vard acquires STX Canada Marine

Aug 15, 2014

VARD has acquired STX Canada Marine Inc., a leading marine engineering and design company with more than 30 years history in North America, for approx. NOK 65 million (US$10.6 million). Headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, with branch…

Kvaerner/KBR join forces for Johan Sverdrup

Aug 15, 2014

Kvaerner and KBR are setting up a joint venture to competitively bid on offshore platform topsides contracts for the Johan Sverdrup field development offshore Norway. The Johan Sverdrup field is one of Norway's largest offshore oil and gas fields…

2H secures Kaombo contract

Aug 13, 2014

Heerema Marine Contractors chose 2H Offshore to engineer hybrid risers for Total’s Kaombo Block 32 project offshore Luanda, Angola in 1400-1900m water depth. 2H Offshore's scope of work includes performing part of the detailed engineering…

Kongsberg wins Johan Castberg FEED

Aug 13, 2014

Kongsberg Oil & Gas Technologies has been awarded a contract for delivery of an extended concept study and pre-front end engineering design (FEED) on infield flowline and riser systems for the Statoil-operated Johan Castberg project in the Barents Sea…

Aker signs new Aberdeen offices

Aug 12, 2014

Aker Solutions has agreed to lease a new office complex in Aberdeen on a 20-year contract as part of an expansion in the UK. The facility is under development and will consist of three interconnected buildings in the new Aberdeen International Business Park near Aberdeen airport…

Aker/DNV GL ink frame agreement

Aug 12, 2014

Aker Solutions has awarded DNV GL a global frame agreement to pave the way for better technology collaboration, more efficient project execution and considerable cost savings. The frame agreement covers the following business segments:  Subsea…

Woods Hole Group names new President

Aug 06, 2014

Woods Hole Group today announced the appointment of Robert (Bob) P. Hamilton Jr. to President. Dennis Aubrey, who served as President since 2001, transitioned the office to Hamilton, and will serve as CEO. Hamilton joined Woods Hole Group in 1994…

Expo announces position changes

Aug 06, 2014

Expo Technologies announces position changes including a new managing director, director for the Americas and director of business systems. John Paul de Beer is the new managing director. De Beer joined Expo Technologies in 2006 and rose to engineering manager and in 2009…

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