Fabrication News


Catcher costs reduced further

Nov 17, 2016

Premier Oil says it has further reduced costs on the Catcher floating production development in the North sea, to a forecast total US$1.7 billion. The drop, a 24% reduction on the original sanctioned estimate, comes after costs had been reduced 20% to $1…

Danos completes skid fabrication for Appomattox

Nov 15, 2016

Danos has completed the fabrication of three boarding valve skids and one service line skid for Shell deepwater Appomattox facility. Requiring approximately 12 months to complete, the project engaged four Danos service lines, including project management…

Sembcorp buys out Sembmarine SLP

Oct 24, 2016

Singapore's Sembcorp Marine has agreed to buy the remaining 30% stake in Sembmarine North Sea that it doesn't already own.  The firm owns UK fabrication yard Sembmarine SLP, once SLP Engineering, and will allow the yard to expand its footprint in the UK…

ABS, SHI reveal TLP concept

Oct 20, 2016

Certification and technical services firm ABS and South Korean shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) has concluded a joint development project (JDP) for a new tension leg platform (TLP) design. The new TLP hull concept, the Samsung Enhanced hull for Tendon (SET) TLP…

Kvaerner focuses on resilience

Oct 19, 2016

Kvaerner can deliver such projects at a cost which is attractive even with oil prices at levels around US$50/bbl, but the timing of new projects remains uncertain, says Norwegian engineering and fabrication group Kvaerner.  The firm,…

Saudi Aramco taps NPCC

Oct 13, 2016

Saudi Aramco's offshore projects department has awarded a long-term agreement (LTA) to National Petroleum Construction Co. (NPCC) of Abu Dhabi for the execution of its offshore development program. It is the fifth LTA awarded by Saudi Aramco…

Made in Malaysia

Oct 01, 2016

Audrey Raj speaks to Shell and Technip about Malikai’s TLP, a first-of-its-kind designed and built in Malaysia for the field offshore Sabah. Malikai TLP onboard Dockwise White Marlin HTV. Photos from Shell…

Lamprell wins Haven work

Sep 26, 2016

Lamprell has received a new contract from Jacktel, a wholly owned subsidiary of Master Marine, for the upgrade of the mobile operating unit Haven as an accommodation service vessel for the Statoil Johan Sverdrup field, offshore Norway. The scope of works includes procurement…

Njord arrives at Kvearner for overhaul

Aug 26, 2016

Statoil's Njord A semisubmersible production platform has been towed to the Kværner Stord yard in Norway for reinforcement and renovation works, which will enable it to return to production up to and beyond 2030. The facility, which was built at the same yard in 1997…

HHI to keep delayed rig, reimburse Fred. Olsen

Aug 22, 2016

Bollsta Dolphin, Fred. Olsen Energy and Hyundai Heavy Industries have resolved their dispute and differences relating to the newbuilding contract for the semisubmersible drilling rig Bollsta Dolphin. Ownership of the platform will be retained by HHI…

How Shell used 3D printing on its Stones development

Aug 22, 2016

As Shell's Stones development inches closer to first production, the Anglo-Dutch supermajor released a video on how the company used 3D printing to ensure that the disconnectable buoy on the project came together flawlessly during the construction process…

Petrovietnam delivers jackup

Aug 12, 2016

Petrovietnam Marine Shipyard (PV Shipyard) is due to deliver the Tam Dao 05 jackup drilling rig to its client today (12 August). Earlier this week, the firm completed full height jacking trials on the rig.  Tam Dao 05 is a Friede and Goldman JU-2000E design…

Teekay cancels flotel newbuilds

Aug 04, 2016

Teekay Offshore is to take a hit of US$43.7 million after cancelling construction contracts for two flotels, described by Teekay as units for maintenance and safety (UMS). The firm also says it suffered a drop in income due to its Arendal…

Petrofac exec moves to Lamprell

Aug 03, 2016

UAE-based engineering and fabrication firm Lamprell has recruited Petrofac exec Christopher McDonald to become its CEO as of 1 October 2016. McDonald will succeed Jim Moffat, who is retiring from the company. McDonald has held the…

Aasta Hansteen Spar reaches complete form

Aug 01, 2016

Statoil's Aasta Hansteen Spar development substructure has reached its complete form in its yard in South Korea. The Spar will be the world's largest Spar platform weighing in at a whopping 70,000-tonne, and Norway's first Spar development…

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