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FMC Technologies Awards Subsea Frame Agreement

FMC Technologies, Inc. has signed a new five-year frame agreement with Statoil to provide subsea equipment and associated services for the North Sea and potential international developments. The agreement also includes two options to extend the contract for two additional years each. FMC Technologies is one of two subsea suppliers who would receive orders against this frame agreement. Statoil estimates the total value of all orders to be placed under the frame agreement to be within a range of $2.6 to $4.4b. Equipment and services related to this frame agreement will be manufactured and supplied from FMC’s Kongsberg, Norway facility. The award of this frame agreement does not impact FMC’s inbound or backlog. FMC Technologies will record orders when call-offs are received against this frame agreement. In the past two decades FMC has supplied more than 260 subsea trees to Statoil for 40 separate projects. Recent activity includes the Tordis Subsea Processing project, which is the first full-field subsea separation system to be installed, as well as supporting Statoil’s Gjøa and Tyrihans projects in the North Sea.

Aker Kvaerner Awarded Reliance Subsea Contract

Reliance Industries Limited has awarded Aker Kvaerner an engineering, procurement and construction contract to deliver an 18 well subsea production system for the deepwater Block KG-D6 gas development located offshore the east coast of India. The contract is one of the world's largest subsea contracts ever awarded and affirms Aker Kvaerner's position as the leading contractor for deepwater subsea developments. The initial contract value is approximately $400m.

DOF Subsea Awarded IRM Contract

Skandi Hawk (Photo courtesy of DOF Subsea)

DOF Subsea announced today it has been awarded a Letter of Award (LOA) with an unnamed major international oil company in the Asia Pacific region.   According to DOF Subsea, the LOA is for a seven-year IRM contract (plus three-year option), and the vessel Skandi Hawk is planned to be utilized under the contract. The work scope includes project management and engineering, ROV and diving services.   As part of a contract award

Subsea Production Award to Aker Solutions


Aker Solutions has been awarded a job by Statoil for the engineering, procurement and construction of a subsea production system for the Svalin project on the Norwegian continental shelf. The contract value is approximately NOK 400 million.   Scope of work includes two subsea trees, one four-slot integrated template structure with process distribution manifold, subsea and topside production control systems, wellhead systems and remote connection systems.  

Ecoshield Wins Industry Award

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Subsea Industries, a Hydrex company, announced that its Ecoshield coating system, which offers protection from cavitation and corrosion/erosion damage for ship hulls, rudders and ship underwater running gear, has been recognized with an industry award. The 2014 Innovation in Ship Operations Award was accepted for Subsea Industries by David Phillips, Hydrex Group Communications Executive at an awards dinner in London on April 14, 2014.

Subsea 7 Announces Contract With Petrobas

Subsea 7 Inc announced today that it has been awarded a contract by Petrobras America, a subsidiary of Petrobras for installation works in the deepwater Cascade & Chinook fields in the Gulf of Mexico. The contract is valued at $50 million. Subsea 7 will engineer and install 229658 ft. of power cables and control umbilicals and fabricate and install 16 jumpers in the Cascade & Chinook fields, located at Block 425 of Walter Ridge area in water depths ranging from 7545 ft.-9842 ft.

Aker Solutions wins Svalin Umbilical Deal

Aker Solutions has been awarded a contract by Subsea 7 for the design and fabrication of a control umbilical for Statoil's Svalin C project on the Norwegian continental shelf. Contract value is undisclosed. Scope of work includes a six kilometre long control umbilical, connectors, engineering and project management. "We are very pleased to be awarded another contract on the Norwegian continental shelf and look forward to supporting Subsea 7 with this Statoil fast-track project

Aker Kvaerner Signs Subsea Contract

Aker Kvaerner has been awarded its first subsea contract from Spanish oil company Repsol YPF. The deal is for the delivery of a subsea production system to the Montanzo and Lubina projects off the east coast of Spain. This is Aker Kvaerner's first subsea project in the region. Contract value is undisclosed. Scope of work includes engineering, procurement and construction of two subsea trees with control systems, connections and overtrawlable structures

Expro Contract, Ghana’s First Deepwater Field

International oilfield service company Expro is establishing a new base in Ghana following the award of a multi-million dollar contract to deliver subsea, well test and data acquisition services for Tullow Ghana Limited (subsidiary of ‘Tullow Oil’) on the Jubilee Phase 1 Development field, which is the country’s first deepwater development.  Ghana has been a strategic target for Expro since Tullow announced its intention to explore and later develop a major discovery

Aker Kvaerner Subsea Tech wins Award

Officials with the 2006 Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) have selected Aker Kvaerner's Multibooster subsea boosting technology to win an OTC.06 Spotlight on New Technology Award. The award showcases advanced technologies for the offshore oil and gas industry. Companies exhibiting at this year's OTC submitted entries detailing why their innovative technology should be in the spotlight at OTC. Aker Kvaerner's MultiBooster subsea multiphase pump system increases oil recovery and enables

Ulstein Systems Ordered for New Rock Installers

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Ulstein Power & Control announced it has been contracted by Chinese shipbuilder AVIC Weihai Shipyard Co. Ltd. to deliver power and control for two subsea rock installation vessels for offshore dredging and construction specialist Jan De Nul Group.  

Two Topaz OSCV Order for Vard

VARD 3 for Topaz Energy and Marine

  Vard Holdings Limited (“VARD”), one of the major global designers and shipbuilders of offshore and specialized vessels, has secured new contracts for the design and construction of two Offshore Subsea Construction Vessels (“OSCV”) for a new customer

2 Mobile WROVs with LARS for Swire Seabed

Kystdesign Supporter WROV and Lidan Launch and Recovery Systems

Subsea operation specialist, Swire Seabed, has placed an order for the acquisition of two Kystdesign Supporter Work-Class Remotely Operated Vehicles (WROVs) with Lidan Launch and Recovery Systems (LARS), for delivery in February 2016.  Swire Seabed has the option to purchase two more WROVs

NMA Prohibits CO2 Firefighting on MODU's

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Statutory Alert: The Norwegian Maritime Authority (NMA) has updated Regulation No.227 on precautionary measures against fire and explosion on mobile offshore units, with effect from 1 January, 2015. Section 10.2.1 prohibits using carbon dioxide or other gases which are toxic to humans in the

Ceona Ship Goes to Court Appointed Administrator

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 UK offshore vessel owner  Subsea contractor Ceona has gone into administration, with the loss of 102 jobs.   Ceona and Ceona Services (UK) Ltd have been hit by the depressed subsea market caused by the low price of Brent crude oil.  

D’Appolonia Takes Majority Stake in SeaTech

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D’Appolonia, the independent engineering consulting company of RINA Group, headquartered in Italy, announced it has acquired a majority stake in Fano-based SeaTech Srl. According to D’Appolonia, the acquisition aims to strengthen its position in the marine offshore oil and gas sector

Fugro to Install Cables for Rampion Wind Farm

The Fugro Symphony cable-lay vessel (Photo: Fugro)

Geotechnical, survey, subsea and geosciences services firm Fugro informs it has secured a contract for the installation and burial of array cables at the Rampion Offshore Wind Farm being built in the English Channel, 13 kilometers off the Sussex coast, by E

Technip Awards EPIC Offshore Malaysia Contract from Petronas

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 French oilfield services provider Technip SA  said it has been awarded an engineering, procurement, installation and commissioning contract by PETRONAS Carigali Sdn Bhd or PCSB for D18 Project.    The project covers the procurement and installation of two 8” water

Subsea 7 Bags $150 million Offshore UK Contract Maersk

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 Offshore contractor Subsea 7 has been awarded a $150 million subsea, umbilical, riser and flowline (SURF) contract by Maersk Oil for the development of the Culzean field in the UK North Sea.   The ultra-high pressure, high temperature field

Farstad Shipping Dives into Loss

Subsea vessel Far Sentinel. Photo: Farstad Shipping

 Norway’s Farstad Shipping ASA has seen red in the second quarter of 2015 as impairments and currency losses drove the company into a loss.   Farstad’s profit after taxes (PAT) was negative NOK 119.5 million, versus positive PAT of NOK 46.7 million a year earlier

Vroon Inks Communications Deal with Speedcast

VOS Shine (Photo: Vroon)

SpeedCast International Limited (SpeedCast), a global satellite telecommunications service provider, announced that it has been awarded a multi-year communications contract by international shipping company, Vroon. The new Ku-band satellite service will facilitate high-performance broadband

Fire on Subsea Viking

Subsea Viking. Image: Subsea 7

 An exclusion zone was set up around Hatston Pier earlier as the offshore support vessel Subsea Viking which was tied up alongside at the time caught fire at Hatson Pier in Orkney Islands in Scotland’s Orkney Island.    The fire started from the diesel generator due to short

Nautilus Awards Contract for Dewatering Plant Design

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Nautilus Minerals Inc. has awarded a contract for the design of the Solwara 1 dewatering plant to be used on the company’s production support vessel to the Brisbane office of engineering specialist DRA Group.    Nautilus CEO, Mike Johnston, commented

Sea Trucks Returns to the Gulf of Mexico

Jascon 31 (Photo: Sea Trucks)

Offshore installation services provider Sea Trucks Group announced it has been awarded a charter contract for its accommodation construction vessel Jascon 31 to operate in the Gulf of Mexico, marking the groups return to the region.  

Subsea 7, KBR Team Up

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 Oslo-listed offshore shipowner Subsea 7 has signed an agreement with Houston-based company, KBR and its subsidiary Granherne, to form an alliance in the delivery of concept and front end engineering and design (FEED) services.  

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