OSX raised $500 million by issuing Senior Secured Bonds in the international market, the net proceeds of which shall be used for the construction of its FPSO OSX-3. “The issue of a $500 million Bond by OSX in the private international market reaffirms the soundness and consistency of OSX’s projects. In addition to launching our presence in the international fixed income market, this operation consolidates the partnerships OSX has been building with global financial institutions. The construction of FPSO OSX-3 moves steadily towards its oil production in Brazil.” said Luiz Carneiro, CEO of OSX. The FPSO OSX-3 will have an oil production capacity of 100.000 bopd and a storage capacity of up to 1.300.000 bbls. The unit will be chartered to its client OGX for operation in the Campos Basin during a 20 year-period. The construction of the FPSO OSX-3 is currently underway in Singapore, at the Jurong Shipyard, pursuant to the turn-key contract for its engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI), entered into between OSX-3 Leasing B.V. and Modec International Inc. in July, 2011. The financial terms of the Bond issued by OSX-3 Leasing B.V. provide for final maturity in March, 2015, at an interest rate of 9.25% pa, payable quarterly. OSX-3 Leasing B.V. will have a call option, exercisable between 15 and 24 months from the date of issuance, at 103% of the face value, or between 24 and 36 months at 102% of the face value
The disconnectable buoy that comprises the mooring system of the FPSO OSX-1 (floating production, storage and offloading unit for oil and gas) belonging to OSX, an EBX Group company, has already departed Batam in Indonesia and will arrive in Rio de Janeiro in September. It will be used for producing the first oil by OGX at Waimea in the Campos Basin. This is a large scale piece of equipment, with a height of approximately 17m, a diameter of 14m and weighing over 700 tons
Keppel Shipyard Limited (Keppel Shipyard) has secured a contract for the modification of the Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel OSX-1, worth approximately S$50 million. The FPSO OSX-1 is owned by OSX 1 Leasing B.V., a subsidiary of OSX Brasil S/A. Commencing in the third quarter of 2010, Keppel Shipyard’s scope of work includes procurement, detailed engineering and the modification of the topside process modules
According to a Sept 14 report from The Wall Street Journal, OSX Brasil SA, the shipbuilding and ship-services company controlled by Brazilian billionaire Eike Batista, will decide on the location of its first shipyard by year end and plans to be producing oil platforms in 2013-2014, a company official. OSX’s main client is oil company OGX Petroleo e Gas Participacoes SA (OGXPY,OGXP3.BR), also controlled by Batista.
Keppel Shipyard Ltd (Keppel Shipyard), a unit of Keppel Corporation Limited through Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd (Keppel O&M), has delivered FPSO Capixaba, with a conversion contract value of over S$90 million. The 13-month fast-track project is the sixth Floating Production Storage Offloading (FPSO/FSO) conversion project for Keppel Shipyard from Single Buoy Moorings (SBM), member of the SBM Offshore N.V. Group, since 2000.
Jurong Shipyard, a wholly owned subsidiary of SembCorp Marine, has secured two Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) conversion contracts worth a total of $58m from Tanker Pacific Offshore Terminals Pte Ltd (Tanker Pacific). The first contract involves the conversion of the 92,802 dwt tanker, the M.T. Andaman Sea, which will be renamed FPSO Raroa upon completion in 4Q 2007. Modification works on the FPSO Raroa will commence immediately involving the installation of an internal
The Qingdao Beihai Shipbuilding Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. and the China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) have recently signed a contract on the building of a 100,000-ton FPSO (floating, production, storage and offloading) vessel in Haixi Bay of Qingdao. Qingdao will thus become China's third FPSO vessel building base after Dalian and Shanghai. FPSO, used for offshore oil exploitation and production, has a high technology content and is difficult to build
KBR awarded FEED for FPSO topsides and hull, Luanda Office to play major role in supplying local content. KBR announce that it has been awarded a FEED contract to perform work for the topsides and hull associated with a new-build, double-sided, single-bottom hull Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel. The FPSO will be located offshore Angola and FEED is scheduled to start immediately, with a duration of 12 months.
SBM Offshore receives interim award for Fram FPSO from Shell under framework agreement SBM Offshore announces that it has received a letter of interim award (LOIA) from Shell for the supply, lease and operation of a FPSO for the Fram field in the UK sector of the North Sea. The LOIA allows SBM Offshore to commence engineering and procurement of long lead items to ensure timely completion of the planned Fram FPSO project, which is subject to a final investment decision.
The 'Voyageur Spirit' FPSO has achieved first oil on the Huntington field in the United Kingdom. Teekay describe the event as an important milestone for on of its largest projects. The production unit has been installed for its new charter contract with E.ON Ruhrgas UK E&P (E.ON) and the charter is expected to last for a firm period of five years, with extension options. Teekay acquired the 2009-built Voyageur Spirit as part of the acquisition of three FPSO units from Sevan in October
In its capacity as Focal - MOOG Components Group representative in Scandinavia and Holland, the MacArtney Group has recently passed a momentous system delivery milestone. Since the partnership was initiated, MacArtney has facilitated the sale and delivery of more than 40 Focal swivel solutions to
The empire of the Brazilian businessman Eike Batista has taken another hit, as his shipbuilding firm OSX states it would file for bankruptcy, reports the 'New York Times' via Agence France-Presse. According to the newspaper, OSX’s board of directors released a statement that it had
Oil output (oil plus natural gas liquids - NGL) from all of Petrobras' fields in Brazil averaged 1.979 million barrels per day (bpd) in September, which is 3.7% higher than the average output of the previous month (1.908 million bpd). Petrobas explain that this positive result was due to the
Recent severe storms in the U.K. North Sea have resulted in a number of floating production, storage and offloading vessels (FPSOs) being shut down in order to assess and repair the damage caused. Notwithstanding the possible safety implications for operations crew
BMT Scientific Marine Services Inc (BMT) has been awarded a contract from SBM Offshore to provide an Integrated Marine Monitoring System (IMMS) for the Stones Floating Production Storage Offshore (FPSO) in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. The IMMS monitors
Opportunities for Shipbuilders and Repair Yards In a Huge & Growing Market Since the beginning of this year, orders have been placed for 17 floating production systems. The combined value of the fabrication contracts exceeds $16 billion
NCS Survey, an Acteon company, has been awarded a five-year contract with AKOFS Wayfarer AS, a Norwegian marine contractor, for the supply of positioning and survey services aboard the Aker Wayfarer. Since January 2011, NCS Survey has been aboard the vessel via a contract with Remotely
Intertek, a leading quality solutions provider to industries worldwide, has been awarded the dimensional control contract for INPEX Ichthys FPSO (Floating Production Storage Offloading) turret development. This contract calls for the assurance and verification of fabrication and integration
Keppel Shipyard Ltd (Keppel Shipyard) has secured two Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) conversion contracts from repeat customers worth a combined value of S$190 million. These contracts are from SBM Offshore N.V. (SBM Offshore) and M3nergy Offshore Limited (M3nergy Offshore).
There has been a significant increase in shipyard construction in Brazil in yards large and small alike. Maritime Reporter’s Contributing Editor in Brazil visited Brasa Shipyard in Rio de Janeiro and spoke to Philippe Levy, Country Manager for SBM Offshore, who is one of the yard directors
Wilhelmsen Technical Solutions has secured multiple orders to supply its Maritime Protection Inert Gas Generator (IGG) systems for installation on vessels working offshore Brazil. The company will deliver a total of eight dual-fuel Maritime Protection systems via contracting partner EEP to
Aberdeen-based subsea installation contractor Bibby Offshore has secured a multi-million pound contract with Maersk Oil U.K. The agreement will see Bibby Offshore commit its Diving Support Vessel (DSV), Bibby Sapphire, to support construction and inspection
The intended sale completion of EOC's majority equity interest in the owning and operating of the FPSO 'Perisai Kamelia' (formerly known as 'Lewek Arunothai' has been put back to 31, August 2013. The vessel is to be sold according to an earlier agreement between to Perisai Petroleum Technologi
IMA/EMA recently completed an in-depth analysis of the floating production sector. Highlighted below are some key findings in Floating Production Systems: assessment of the outlook for FPSOs, Semis, TLPs, Spars, FLNGs, FSRUs and FSOs. Inventory of floating production systems now at 269 units
In June 2013, Petrobras’ total output (oil and natural gas) in Brazil averaged 2,378 thousand barrels of oil equivalent per day (boed), 4.8% higher than May. Including the share operated by Petrobras for partner companies, total production in June was 2,489 thousand boed, 5