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Keppel Shipyard Named SBM's Preferred Yard in FPSO conversions

Keppel Shipyard, the wholly owned subsidiary of Keppel Corporation Limited (KCL) through Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd (Keppel O&M), has been chosen as the preferred shipyard in the Far East for the conversion of Floating Production Storage and Offloading facilities (FPSOs) for Single Buoy Moorings Inc (SBM). This follows SBM’s satisfaction with Keppel’s performance and safety record in the two FPSO conversions for them in 2000. This was disclosed by Mr Choo Chiau Beng Executive Director of KCL and Chairman & CEO of Keppel O&M, at a ceremony to celebrate the successful completion of an FPSO for SBM, the owner and operator of the largest fleet of FPSO/FSOs. At the ceremony at Keppel Shipyard on June 28, 2002, the FPSO was named FPSO Falcon. It is built for SBM’s client, ExxonMobil, and will be deployed to the Yoho field off the coast of West Africa. Said Mr Didier Keller, CEO of SBM, “FPSO conversions are highly complex, and we are pleased to find in Keppel Shipyard a yard with a special attitude and expertise to work hand in glove with us to deliver high quality facilities on time every time. FPSO Falcon is a product of this close partnership.”

FPSO Conversion Begins in Brazil

In working on what is claimed to be the largest and most complex offshore conversion project undertaken to date in Brazil, the conversion of the FPSO P-48 (formerly the VLCC Stena Concordia), FELS Setal SA, the Brazilian subsidiary of Singapore’s Keppel Offshore & Marine, has achieved five million work hours without a Lost time Incident. US-based Kellogg Brown & Root’s subsidiary Halliburton Produtos Ltda awarded FELS Setal the contract for the marine conversion of the FPSO in February 2001

Keppel Shipyard Completes Vanguard FPSO

Keppel Shipyard, the wholly owned subsidiary of Keppel Corporation Limited (KCL), has delivered the first Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel for the joint venture of Vanguard and Premuda. Said Michael Barraclough, Managing Director of Vanguard Floating Production Limited (Vanguard), “We are very pleased with the quality of work and the safety performance of this FPSO and have decided that Keppel Shipyard should be a preferred yard to undertake future FPSO projects

Jurong Wins $80M FPSO Conversion From Kellog Brown & Root

SembCorp Marine Ltd. said its wholly-owned subsidiary Jurong Shipyard Pte Ltd. won a project worth about $80 million from U.S.-based Kellog Brown & Root Inc. to convert a crude oil tanker into an oil platform. The project, which involves the conversion of a 270,000 dwt crude carrier to a floating production, storage and offloading platform to be stationed offshore from Brazil. After the project's completion in the third quarter of 2002, the platform will have the capacity to produce 150

Singapore’s Shipyards Reflect Booming FPSO Trend

Traditional shipyards in Singapore are benefitting from booming oil and gas business, as work orders flow in for Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) and Floating Storage and Offloading (FSO) conversions, states a new report by business intelligence experts GBI Research. The new report  cites Singapore as the location of around 70% of conversions for the FPSO industry globally, with traditional shipyards such as Keppel, Sembawang, Jurong

Wärtsilä and Emerson Announce Expansion

Jaakko Eskola

Wärtsilä and Emerson Process Management at the Offshore Technology Conference in Houston announced yesterday an expansion of their global offshore alliance. Under this expansion, they can now deliver integrated energy and automation systems for Floating Production Storage and Offloading vessels and semi submersible oil and gas drilling rigs. The companies' expanded relationship combines the process automation knowledge and state-of-the-art measurements and digital automation

Wärtsilä Hamworthy Wins Petrobras Contract

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Wärtsilä Hamworthy has won a contract to supply its Flare Gas Recovery packages to four floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) units under construction for Petrobras. The units, each of which will be able to handle 150,000bpd, are to be deployed on the pre-salt fields, off Santos, Brazil. Three of the FPSOs will be utilised for Block BM-S-11 Lula (Tupi) and one will go to Block BM-S-9 Guara.


What About Cuba? Political allegiance notwithstanding, continuing unrest and war in the energy critical Middle East continues to wreak havoc with world oil prices, with consumers around the world struggling to keep up with fast escalating gasoline prices. While (at press time) the benchmark prices for a barrel of crude have settled just under $40, the situation has spurred new exploration and production ventures, one such speculation in the Gulf of Mexico off of Cuba.

Keppel Completes Conversion Poject for Prosafe

Keppel Shipyard, the wholly owned subsidiary of Keppel Corporation Limited (KCL) through Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd (Keppel O&M), has successfully converted a 132,500 dwt tanker into a Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel for Prosafe Production. The vessel, previously known as Grey Warrior, was named ABO FPSO by Ms AmaI Pepple, Permanent Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Petroleum Resources, Nigeria, at a ceremony held at Keppel Shipyard this morning.

Keppel Awarded $2.2M Bonus for Conversion

Keppel Shipyard has won a $2 million bonus for delivering a FPSO (Floating Production Storage Offloading) vessel 10 days ahead of its fast-track contract schedule for Single Buoy Moorings (SBM) Inc. The wholly-owned subsidiary of Keppel Corporation through Keppel Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M) also received a US$200,000 safety incentive. The yard achieved more than three million man-hour work without lost-time accident during the conversion of the 307,431dwt FPSO Serpentina.

ABS Grants AIP for MES FPSO Design

New design and construction method aim to accelerate time to production   ABS, a provider of classification services to the global offshore industry, has granted Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. (MES) approval in principle (AIP) for a floating production

SBM Offshore Invited to Participate in Petrobras Tenders

Netherlands-based floating production solutions provider SBM Offshore announced that its main Brazilian subsidiary has received written notification from Petrobras of its ability to participate in the recently issued Libra and Sépia FPSO tenders in Brazil.  

FPSO: Guide to Life Extension

Maersk Peregrino FPSO off Brazil.  Photo: Oeyvind  Hagen Statoil

There are new-builds, and there are conversions. In lean times, there’s also “life-extension” for FPSOs increasingly seen as the best hope of developing oilfields too pricy as platform projects.   Life extension is about making first-time money

Flexibility Key to MES’ New FPSO Hull Platform

Japanese shipbuilder Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. (MES) announced it has developed a next generation hull platform for floating production, storage and offloading system (FPSO) that aims to offer improved flexibility between projects.  

Massive FPSO Modules Installed at Brasa Shipyard

Mammoet worked closely with SBM Offshore to optimize the lifting schedule (Photo: Mammoet)

Mammoet and SBM Offshore complete FPSO module installation at the Brasa Shipyard in Brazil; module integration process optimized on small quayside for the FPSO Cidade de Maricá   Mammoet, a service provider specializing in engineered heavy lifting and transport

MODEC FPSO Achieves First off Brazil

FPSO Cidade de Itaguai MV26 (Photo: MODEC)

MODEC, Inc. announced today that its FPSO Cidade de Itaguai MV26, operating in the Iracema Norte area of Lula field, in the Pre-Salt layer of Santos Basin offshore Brazil, has achieved First Oil production on July 31, 2015, five months ahead of the schedule anticipated under the contract.  

The FPSO Cost Discussion

Packed with “optimized technology”: The ENI FPSO at tow-out from its Korean yard.  Credit: Courtesy Eni Norge

At first, the oil-price and project-cancellation forecasts had hushed the audience at FPSO Europe Congress 2015. Speaker No. 1 had delegates looking at each other for signs of fear. Then, rival contractors — veterans of many a bitter tender — piled on the logic of their own methods for

Keppel Shipyard Wins FPSO Conversion Contract

Keppel Shipyard

Even as world energy prices continue to maintain low pricing levels, offshore contracts are there to be won. Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd has secured a Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) conversion contract as well as three repair

Bluewater to Supply Turret Mooring System for Rosebank FPSO

Rosebank FPSO (Image: Chevron)

Bluewater Energy Services B.V. informs it was awarded a contract from shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) for the engineering, procurement, construction and integration (EPCI) of a turret and mooring system for a floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel to be part of the

BG Group Starts up Sixth FPSO in the Santos Basin

FPSO Cidade de Itaguaí (Photo: BG Group)

BG Group announced first oil from the Cidade de Itaguaí floating, production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel, the sixth unit to start production across the group's discoveries in the Santos Basin, offshore Brazil. The FPSO will produce from the Iracema North area of the Lula field in

Golar Receives Financing Commitment for GoFLNG Hilli

Golar LNG Limited has received an underwritten financing commitment for its first GoFLNG project from CSSC (Hong Kong) Shipping Co. Ltd (CSSCL) in relation to a conversion financing and sale and leaseback transaction for the GoFLNG Hilli, the company announced today.  

Golar Acquires Financing for GoFLNG

Golar LNG

  Golar LNG Limited announced today that it has received an underwritten financing commitment for its first GoFLNG project from CSSC (Hong Kong) Shipping Co. Ltd ("CSSCL") in relation to a conversion financing and sale and leaseback transaction for the GoFLNG Hilli.

NYK, MC to Form JV for Stones O&G Project in GoM

Stones Ultra-deep-water Oil and Gas Project in the Gulf of Mexico Photo Shell

  NYK has made the decision to invest jointly with the Mitsubishi Corporation (MC) in the chartering, operation, and maintenance of a floating production, storage, and offloading (FPSO) vessel* in the Stones project, an ultra-deep-sea field in the Gulf of Mexico 2

SBM Offshore Divests Stake in Turritella Project

FPSO Turritella (Image: SBM Offshore)

SBM Offshore has entered an agreement with Mitsubishi Corporation (MC) and Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK Line) for the acquisition of a stake in the joint venture companies incorporated for the purpose of owning and operating Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) Turritella

Sea Trucks Wins First Contract in Brazil

Jascon 28 (Photo: Sea Trucks)

Sea Trucks Group announced the award of its first contract in Brazil.   Sea Trucks, a global provider of offshore installation services to the oil and gas industry, said it will provide accommodation support services to Saipem for 300 POB, including lifting operations

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