Offshore Engineering News - page 184


Schnitger chief calls for early engineering analysis

Jan 13, 2015

Schnitger President Monica Schnitger urged oil and gas companies to explore and exploit the latest technologies to have successful projects at the 2014 Bentley Systems Year in Infrastructure conference. Meg Chesshyre has more.   “I’m…

Lamprell - challenging year ahead

Jan 12, 2015

Depressed oil prices are going to make 2015 a challenging year as the “industry adjusts to the new realities,” rig, engineering and fabrication firm Lamprell has said.  The Dubai-based company had an “exceptionally strong” 2014, with…

Van Oord receives Damen vessel

Jan 09, 2015

Van Oord took delivery of Damen’s offshore carrier (DOC) 8500 cable laying vessel, the Nexus. The Nexus. From Damen.   The Nexus is a 126-m vessel that will be used for the installation…

Octabuoy project discontinued

Jan 09, 2015

Singapore-based COSCO (Nantong) Shipyard Co. is to scrap the Octabuoy project after failling to find a buyer for the unit.  COSCO (Nantong) Shipyard was contracted to build the Octabuoy unit for ATP Oil & Gas' Cheviot field in the UK North Sea…

Det norske picks Alphstrut for Ivar Aasen

Jan 09, 2015

Offshore aluminium support system provider Alphastrut has been awarded a six figure contract with Det norske to provide raised access flooring on the Ivar Aasen Northern North Sea development. The Alphastrut system will cover a total…

EMAS lines up work for flagship

Jan 09, 2015

EMAS AMC's subsea division EMAS has secured a subsea construction contract for its newbuild flagship vessel with Apache Energy in Australia valued worth more than AUZ$130 million (approximately US$105 million). The work scope includes project management…

Pieter Schelte arrives in Rotterdam

Jan 08, 2015

A unique and long-awaited sight arrived at one of Europe's busiest ports today - Allseas' 382m-long, 124m-wide platform installation/decommissioning and pipelay mega-vessel Pieter Schelte. The giant €2.2billion, twin-hull vessel left…

AVEVA gets Promer project

Jan 07, 2015

Turkey-based Promer Consultancy and Engineering selected AVEVA’s Integrated Engineering & Design solutions for major engineering projects. AVEVA Everything3D. From AVEVA.   In…

Keppel Singmarine secures US$48.7 million contracts

Jan 06, 2015

Keppel Singmarine Pte Ltd. secured two contracts worth a total of approximately US$48.7 million. The first contract was awarded by Dubai-based Seaways International Pte Ltd. to build a multi-task anchor handling tug (AHT) vessel suitable for an array of offshore activities…

McDermott Altamira first free trade zone in Mexico

Jan 06, 2015

McDermott International received authorization from the Central Administration of Customs in Mexico to operate its Altamira fabrication facility near Tampico, Mexico, as a free trade zone. The Altamira fabrication yard…

Shell Brunei ups Plexus orders

Jan 06, 2015

Aberdeen-based wellhead engineering firm Plexus Holdings has received purchase orders from Brunei Shell Petroleum to supply both high-pressure/high-temperature (HP/HT) and standard pressured wellhead systems and services for three additional exploration wells under an existing four year contract…

Valemon comes on stream

Jan 04, 2015

The Statoil-operated, NOK 22.6 billion Valemon high-pressure, high-temperature, gas and condensate development in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea started first production yesterday (3 January).  The Valemon field, containing an estimated 192 MMboe recoverable reserves…

Unlocking marginal fields

Jan 01, 2015

The pressure is on to find economically viable ways to develop marginal fields, in the UK North Sea and further afield. Ben Smith and Ed Randall look at the challenges and options. More and more emphasis is being placed by operators and…

Integrity verification

Jan 01, 2015

It is possible to verify that the integrity of a well is robust by analyzing and comparing the reliability of its existing components with those in a reliability database. Engineers can compare new technology against that used in existing components…

Call for more developed ROV classification system

Jan 01, 2015

As ROVs are given tasks in more and more challenging environments, there has been a call for the industry to develop a classification system. Meg Chesshyre reports. Saipem’s Innovator ROV. Image from Saipem…

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