Procurement News


Swiber inks US$215 million in contracts

Jun 07, 2016

Singapore-based Swiber secured three new contracts worth a total of US$215 million for separate projects in the Middle East and Southeast Asia regions. Swiber was awarded an engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI)…

North Sea opportunity knocks

Jun 01, 2016

The UK North Sea is expected to dominate the decommissioning market from 2016-2040. How much it will cost depends on the success of vessels such as Allseas’ Pioneering Spirit, says Douglas-Westwood’s Ben Wilby. Pioneering Spirit with the Lorelay…

Mud, glorious mud

Jun 01, 2016

How to deal with drill cuttings piles as part of the decommissioning process has been a subject of study for some years. Meg Chesshyre examines how North West Hutton may show the way forward. The day grab used in the 2013 survey…

Put a plug in it

Jun 01, 2016

ConocoPhillips is working to plug and abandon 130 wells in the southern North Sea, reducing the number of days it takes as it works through the program. But, it wants to improve further, Elaine Maslin reports. The GMS Endurance jackup…

Floating prospects

Jun 01, 2016

Laurentino Rangel, a consultant with Poten & Partners, provides an overview of current floating LNG projects around the globe. PFLNG SATU. Photo from Petronas. A floating LNG…

Mermaid wins 7 subsea gigs, delays newbuilds

May 27, 2016

Mermaid Maritime’s Western Hemisphere business unit (MSSW) has been awarded seven different subsea projects in the Middle East with an estimated value of US$11 million. In addition, Mermaid has also secured extensions for three newbuild deliveries…

Majors join forces in engineering JIP

May 18, 2016

Fifteen leading offshore companies, including Shell, Chevron, and McDermott International, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to establish engineering industry standards known as the Standardization Unified Joint Industry Project (JIP)…

More than mini eyeballs

May 01, 2016

Meg Chesshyre reports on how mini ROV systems have advanced significantly and, thanks to their size, they can get up close and personal. Deep Trekker’s DTG2.  Images from Deep Trekker. “It’s not just a camera in the water anymore…

Small is beautiful

May 01, 2016

Tapping small fields and coming up with economic early production system solutions offers engineers an interesting challenge. Elaine Maslin reports. Amplus’ VPU. Image from Amplus.  There…

DeepOcean bags Repsol EPRD for Varg

Apr 21, 2016

Repsol Norge awarded DeepOcean a contract for provision of engineering, procurement, removal and disposal (EPRD) of Varg Subsea facilities in the North Sea. Image of the Edda Freya, from DeepOcean…

Bibby bags first Norwegian contract

Apr 14, 2016

Bibby Offshore’s Norway division, Bibby Offshore, secured its first contract in the Norwegian region with ConocoPhillips Skandinavia. Managed from Bibby Offshore’s Stavanger office, the workscope involves project management, installation engineering…

Saipem inks TAP EPCI gig

Apr 14, 2016

The Trans Adriatic Pipeline joint venture has awarded Saipem an engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) contract for the offshore section of the Trans Adriatic Pipeline project. Image of the Castoro 10…

Life goes on

Apr 01, 2016

Elaine Maslin takes a look at the Dan Bravo complex offshore Denmark, which, at 44 years old, has a new lease on life thanks to some serious steel reinforcement. Divers installing the conductor guide frame…

Hejre in limbo as DONG terminates EPC contract

Mar 29, 2016

DONG Energy's flagship high-pressure, high-temperature Hejre field development is in a state of limbo after operator DONG Energy said it was terminating a contract for the topsides, despite being well into construction. Contractors Technip and Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering…

Embracing nanotechnology’s potential

Mar 01, 2016

Elaine Maslin examines some of the potential uses for nanoscale manufacturing in the oil and gas industry. Image provided by Repsol. Source: 'Commercial scale production of inorganic nanoparticles…

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