Germany's Linde formed a global alliance with SBM (of the Netherlands to develop and market floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) units for the liquefied natural gas industry. Under the deal, Linde contributes gas hardware such as pretreatment, fractionation and liquefaction based on its proprietary process LiMuM. SBM for its part contributes for example marine technology including hull and LNG storage tanks systems, power generation systems, mooring systems, cryogenic offloading systems and its experience of operating FPSO, Linde added. (Source: Reuters)
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
Alliance Marine Services (AMS) has contracted with ABS Nautical Systems for an additional four modules from their suite of advanced SafeNet fleet management system software. AMS has contracted for the Maintenance & Repair, Purchasing & Inventory, Financial Reporting and Replication Manager modules of ABS NS SafeNet. This brings AMS participation in the suite of fully integrated software to six modules all utilized on their FPSO units and other vessels
Teekay Offshore Partners L.P. (NYSE: TOO) announced that it plans to offer 5,600,000 common units, representing limited partner interests, in a public offering. Teekay Offshore expects to grant the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase an additional 840,000 common units to cover over-allotments, if any. The Partnership expects to use the net proceeds from the public offering for general partnership purposes, including funding the acquisitions of vessels that Teekay Corporation has offered
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. Brasa Shipyard is building FPSO deck modules for integration onto FPSO hulls. “Brasa shipyard was created by Synergy and SBM in order to simplify FPSO module integration for FPSOs leased to
GE’s Power Conversion business has won a contract for the supply of dynamic positioning (DP) for a vessel Floating Accommodation Unit that Cosco (Nantong) Shipyard in Nantong City, China, is building for Logitel Offshore, the Singapore-based floating logistics and accommodation rig owner that has an exclusive license agreement to use the proprietary Sevan Marine design within the floating accommodation market. The complete project includes a C-Series Class 3 DP system and manual thruster
New discoveries of giant oil and gas field discoveries offshore Brazil have operators venturing into deeper water while committing expanded E&P budgets for developments in frontier regions. The Campos Basin remains the greatest focus of exploratory activity, with the Santos Basin to the south and Espirito Santo Basin to the north also seeing activity. Ship-shaped floating production, storage and off-loading (FPSO) vessels remain the preferred development option for these frontier prospects
Keppel Offshore & Marin Ltd (Keppel O&M), through its subsidiaries, Keppel Shipyard Limited (Keppel Shipyard) and Keppel FELS Limited (Keppel FELS), has secured contracts worth $114.8m for a Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel conversion, a Derrick Lay Barge completion and the life extension of a semisubmersible rig. Tong Chong Heong, CEO of Keppel O&M said, “As market sentiments liven up
Crowley Maritime Corp. announces the recent launch the Ocean Wave, the first of four Ocean Class tugboats under construction at Bollinger Shipyards in Amelia, La. The Ocean Wave and Ocean Wind are classed as Dynamic Positioning 1 (DP1) tugboats and are twin-screw, steel-hulled tugs with an overall length of 146 ft, beam of 46 ft, hull depth of 25 ft and design draft of 21 ft. The second two tugs of the class, Ocean Sky and Ocean Sun, will be classed as DP2 and will be 10 feet longer
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries & Mitsubishi Corporation to hold joint exhibition at Rio+20, the UN's Conference on Sustainable Development Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) and Mitsubishi Corporation (MC) will hold a joint exhibition introducing their diverse business operations and products at the Japan Pavilion, a side event of Rio+20, the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development getting under way in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on June 20.
Subsea installation contractor Bibby Offshore has recently commenced work with Maersk Oil UK on a multimillion pound contract that will see Bibby Offshore provide subsea construction and inspection, repair and maintenance (IRM) services to all of Maersk’s North Sea assets
This week a team of BSEE engineers and inspectors conducted a safety inspection of the first FPSO (floating production storage and offloading) vessel designed and built for containment use in the Gulf of Mexico. The pre-production inspection is one of the necessary steps to clear the Eagle Texas
Strainstall UK Limited has been selected to work alongside SBM offshore on the prestigious Shell Stones project, which is an ultra-deep Oil and Gas development in the Gulf of Mexico and is currently the deepest production facility in the world at approximately 2,900 meters.
Company signs agreement to manage a shipyard in Quanzhou, China. Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd (Keppel O&M), through its wholly owned subsidiary, FELS Offshore Pte Ltd, has signed a management services agreement with Titan Petrochemicals Group Limited (Titan) - a company in which
Wärtsilä say they are to supply a 62 MW topside power module solution for a Floating Production, Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel to be deployed at the Kraken oilfield located in the U.K. sector of the North Sea. This EPC (engineering
Unique Seaflex, a Unique Maritime Group company which is an integrated turnkey subsea and offshore solution providers, has facilitated a complex underwater lift project carried out for Lundin Tunisia BV in approximately 300m of water. Lundin Tunisia BV is a 40% stakeholder in and operator of
IHC Merwede has secured orders worth €350 million for a wide range of dredging and offshore vessels and equipment. The company’s Dredging division has confirmed new contracts for the delivery of a large custom-built trailing suction hopper dredger
Deltamarin signed a contract with Bumi Armada, for the basic design of a floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) unit. In November 2013, the Malaysia-based international offshore oilfield services provider, Bumi Armada, announced that they have secured a contract to supply the unit
The FPSO Cidade de Ilhabela, the floating oil and gas production, storage and offloading vessel scheduled to operate in the Sapinhoá field, Santos Basin, has arrived at the Brasa shipyard in Niterói (RJ) to finish lifting and integrating thirteen modules into its processing plant
Wärtsilä say that the technical design and installation of a new fixed pitch propeller (FPP) for the floating production storage and offloading vessel (FPSO) Ngujima-Yin has been successfully completed. The FPSO is operated by Woodside Energy Ltd
$136 billion expenditures forecast for Floating Production Unit purchases over the next five years Today, 319 oil/gas floating production units are now in service, on order or available for reuse on another field. FPSOs account for 65% of the existing systems, 74% of systems on order.
CAMAC Energy Inc. announced that a long-term contract has been signed for the floating production storage and offloading vessel (FPSO) Armada Perdana. The contract provides for an initial term of five years beginning January 1, 2014, with an automatic extension for an additional two years unless
Teekay Offshore Partners say they have agreed to acquire ALP Maritime Services B.V. (ALP), a Netherlands-based provider of long-haul ocean towage and offshore installation services to the global offshore oil and gas industry. Details as follows:
According to Petrobras, production at Cascade and Chinook fields hit 40,000 barrels per day (bpd) on March 4, 2014, a new output record for these oilfields. Cascade has 3 wells in operation and Chinook 2 wells. The record levels were achieved by bringing on stream two new wells
The number of floating production systems continues to grow; 349 floating production units are now in service, on order or off-field/being remarketed. This inventory is 5% higher than a year ago, 27% higher than five years ago.