Maintenance News


Digital twin for marine drilling risers

May 01, 2017

Greg Myers, of GE Oil & Gas, explains how the digital transformation of offshore assets enables a competitive advantage by reducing excessive inspection and maintenance costs and increasing uptime with real-time operational data. Fig…

Hydratight, CSS diverless clamp repairs WA pipeline

Apr 24, 2017

Engineering teams from UK-based subsea connector specialists Hydratight and Norwegian technologists Connector Subsea Solutions (CSS) have completed a milestone deepwater pipeline repair in Western Australia.  A 4in MEG line, owned by a major national oil company (NOC)…

Aker to buy Reinertsen

Mar 30, 2017

Aker Solutions has agreed to acquire oil-services provider Reinertsen for nearly US$25million in a move to build on its position as a leading maintenance and modifications supplier offshore Norway. Image from Aker Solutions…

Sparrows wins three-year Ichthys deal

Mar 28, 2017

Sparrows Group has won a three-year deal to deliver fixed crane maintenance and lifting and rigging services for the Inpex-operated Ichthys liquefied natural gas (LNG) project in Australia. The agreement includes maintenance, servicing and inspection of lifting equipment and cranes…

Video: GE, Noble Corp. in DigitalRig partnership

Mar 27, 2017

GE and Noble Corp. have entered a partnership to collaborate on the Digital Rig(SM) solution, enabling data-driven operational efficiency by using data analytics, with the target of a 20% reduction in operational expenditure across the rigs…

Premier awards topside O&M contract to Wood Group

Mar 27, 2017

Wood Group has been awarded a US$50 million contract with Premier Oil, to deliver topside operations and maintenance services to the Balmoral floating production vessel (FPU) in the central North Sea and the Solan installation, West of Shetland…

Actemium wins Total maintenance work off Angola

Feb 08, 2017

Actemium Angola and Actemium Oil & Gas Maintenance have been awarded an offshore multidisciplinary maintenance contract by Total E&P Angola. Under the multi-year agreement, Actemium will continue the offshore maintenance of the Girassol…

Petrofac gets BP North Sea extension

Feb 07, 2017

BP awarded Petrofac a three-year extension to its existing contract in the North Sea. The contract, worth in the region of US$25million, was awarded following a competitive tender process. Under the agreement, Petrofac will continue to…

Wood Group inks Hess Malaysia contract

Jan 31, 2017

Wood Group has been awarded a five-year contract with Hess Exploration & Production Malaysia. The operations and maintenance contract is to support Hess’ newbuild fixed and floating offshore facilities in the North Malay Basin development…

IRM in offshore wind

Jan 06, 2017

Audrey Leon speaks with Tom Adams, vice president, Power Business Development, at ABS Group, to find out how the firm is offering its inspection and quality assurance services to the offshore wind industry. Image from iStock…

Maintenance can only be held off so long, spending recovery expected

Dec 16, 2016

A sustained low oil price environment has led to a large number of delayed maintenance activities as operators continue to look to reduce costs wherever possible. The offshore maintenance, modifications and operations (MMO) market experienced…

OMS adds internal grinding service

Dec 08, 2016

OMS has added a new internal grinding service to address the many difficult challenges faced by welding engineers. Now, areas of corrosion which were once left to degrade, or the problems associated with excessive weld root penetration can be addressed from within the pipe…

Maersk Drilling, NOV tackle drilling equipment maintenance

Nov 21, 2016

Maersk Drilling and National Oilwell Varco (NOV) have entered into a five-year partnership to improve maintenance predictability for drilling equipment. The shared vision behind the partnership is to implement a new maintenance mind-set which…

Lloyds Register acquires maintenance services firm

Nov 14, 2016

Engineering, technical and business services organization Lloyds Register has acquired RTAMO, a software-enabled consultancy based in Aberdeen which provides data-driven solutions designed to reduce maintenance costs for asset owners.  Murray Douglas…

"Fix on failure" not sustainable

Oct 24, 2016

A sustained low oil price environment is a challenging one, with 'survival of the fittest' being an undeniable reality of the sector. Upstream exploration and production (E&P) operators, in the past two years, have scurried to re-evaluate their operational Business as Usual (BAU) practices…

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