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GE Oil & Gas, SBM ink FPSO agreement

Feb 01, 2016

GE Oil & Gas and SBM Offshore have agreed to what they are calling the first ever global maintenance agreement for an entire fleet of floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessels. Under the agreement, GE Oil & Gas will provide spare parts…

Aker wins two Asgard A gigs

Jan 25, 2016

Aker Solutions won a front-end engineering design (FEED) contract from Statoil for the Trestakk field tie-in to the Åsgard A production vessel in the Norwegian Sea. The company also secured a separate concept study order for a low well-pressure project at Åsgard A…

Austin Allegro or Aston Martin? Time for change in oil and gas.

Jan 20, 2016

The North Sea oil and gas industry is at a critical stage in its life-span.  In a similar way that the automotive industry here in the UK was battered by lower cost imports, old technology and methodology in the 1980s, the offshore industry is being battered by a similar perfect storm…

Aker takes knife to MMO business

Jan 15, 2016

Aker Solutions is to 'streamline' its maintenance, modifications and operations (MMO) unit in Norway from four units to one regional unit, the firm announced today. The company said it was taking 'necessary steps to reposition the business…

Chevron, Neptune enter diving deal

Jan 14, 2016

Chevron Australia awarded Neptune a marine maintenance diving contract under a recently awarded master services agreement (MSA). The contract, which is due to commence imminently, includes the provision of diving services for the facilities…

Beerenberg, Prezioso win Statoil contracts

Jan 05, 2016

Statoil has awarded two new, long-term contracts with estimated value of NOK 11 billion for insulation, scaffolding and surface treatment services to Beerenberg Corp and Prezioso Linjebygg. They will provide services to 20 of the company’s…

Well-Centric bags US$12 million in Apache work

Dec 15, 2015

Wellhead servicing specialist Well-Centric secured a US$12 million (£8 million) contract to provide offshore and onshore maintenance and repair services to Apache’s North Sea subsidiaries. The three-year deal will see Dyce-based Well-Centric provide offshore wellhead maintenance services…

Alvheim production restored

Dec 15, 2015

Det Norske's Alvheim floating production, storage and offloading vessel has returned to full capacity after an electric fault was fixed. The fault, which occurred late November, was in the high voltage drive motor for one of the gas export compressors on Alvheim…

Preparing for a successful 20K BOP campaign

Dec 01, 2015

Athens Group’s Daniel Marquez discusses why new 20K control systems require a new approach to specification, acquisition, operation and maintenance procedures. Acquisition, operations, and maintenance…

Cutting the umbilical

Dec 01, 2015

Eliminating the umbilical has been targeted as a way to help make the exploitation of small pools more viable. Elaine Maslin reports on a string of new technologies which aim to do just that. An Exnics collar…

Aker inks BP frame agreement

Nov 26, 2015

Aker Solutions won a framework agreement to provide maintenance and modifications services at BP-operated oil and gas fields offshore Norway. The contract has a fixed period of five years valued at as much as NOK 3.2 billion. It also…

PSA audits Gullfaks A maintenance management

Nov 20, 2015

From 2-4 September 2015, the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) carried out an audit of Statoil Petroleum's maintenance management at Gullfaks A (GFA). The audit is part of the processing of the application for consent for an operating life extension for GFA…

OMS completes Kaombo subsea project

Oct 14, 2015

Image: Kaombo Ultra-Deep Offshore Project/Optical Metrology Services Optical Metrology Services (OMS) completed a series of pipe measurement surveys for the Kaombo Ultra-Deep Offshore…

TDW replaces joints simultaneously in GOM

Oct 02, 2015

T.D. Williamson (TDW) was contracted by an operator in the Gulf of Mexico to replace two flexible joints connecting two steel catenary risers on a tension leg platform 120km (75mi) off the coast of Louisiana. TDW performed simultaneous…

Wood Group wins Peregrino maintenance

Sep 21, 2015

Wood Group has been chosen by Statoil to provide four-year operations and maintenance at the Peregrino field offshore Brazil. The contract covers two wellhead platforms (Alpha and Bravo) and modification services for both units and the Peregrino FPSO…

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