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Saipem Wins Offshore Contracts Worth $230m

Saipem has been awarded two new offshore contracts in Kazakhstan and Egypt worth a total value of $230 million. Agip KCO awarded the Saipem and Aker Kvaerner unincorporated consortium a contract as part of the experimental programme of the Kashagan field development in the Caspian Sea. The contract includes early work activities for the hook-up and commissioning of the offshore facilities as well as for the inshore completion to be executed in the Kuryk yard. The scope of work also includes the procurement, refurbishment and preparation of five barges which will be converted into temporary living quarters and offices, as well as temporary barges for power generation, tool sheds and warehouses. Petrobel has awarded the Saipem and PMS consortium the contract for the laying of a 32” pipeline connecting the El-Gamil gas processing plant with an existing platform located in the Denise Pliocene gas field. The field is located 60 kilometres off the coast of Egypt in water depths of up to 85 metres. Saipem’s scope of work includes engineering, project management, transportation and installation of the sealine and precommissioning. The marine activities will be carried out by Crawler vessel in the second half of 2007.


SembCorp Brazil Wins $149M Offshore Contract

SembCorp Marine Ltd.'s Brazilian joint venture had secured its first contract, worth $149 million, for the fabrication of topside production modules in offshore Brazil. The firm said the contract for Maua Jurong SA, the Brazilian joint-ventue of Jurong Shipyard Pte Ltd, was to build topside fabrication modules for the Barracuda and Caratinga fields in offshore Brazil. It said the contract was awarded by Halliburton Productos Ltda, the Brazilian affiliate of Kellog Brown & Root Inc


Exxon Awards Horizon Offshore Contract

Horizon Offshore Contractors, Inc. has been awarded a contract for the installation of a portion of Exxon Pipeline Company's Hoover Offshore Oil Pipeline System (HOOPS). The 20-in. pipeline project includes a directionally drilled shore approach near Freeport, Texas, and pipelay to a depth of 35 ft. and the burial of approximately 67 miles of pipeline. The project will utilize three of Horizon's vessels. Cajun Horizon will be used for offshore directional drilling support


Moody's Ups Transocean Offshore

Moody's Investors Service upgraded the senior unsecured debt ratings of Transocean Offshore, Inc. to A3 from Baa1 to reflect the significant benefits that the company will likely derive from its pending merger with Sedco Forex Holdings Limited (Sedco). The rating action ends a review of Transocean's ratings initiated on July 12 in response to the company's announcement that it had signed a definitive agreement under which Sedco, the offshore contract drilling business of Schlumberger Limited


Offshore:Halifax Wins Another Order

Halifax Shipyard won another offshore contract. The Irving Shipyard in Halifax, Nova Scotia has landed a contract to modify and refit the Glomar Grand Banks semi-submersible drill rig. The work will be completed at the Irving facility in Woodside. The job, which was commissioned by Global Sante Fe of Houston, Texas, will employ 350 people for a minimum of three months starting in January. The Rig will tie up at Woodside Facility on the December 19, and prepare for the upgrade


Transocean's Latest Fleet Update Summary

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Offshore contract drilling services provider Transocean Limited's monthly Fleet Update Summary includes new contracts, significant changes to existing contracts, and changes in estimated planned out-of-service time of 15 or more days since November 18, 2013. The total value of new contracts since the November 18, 2013 Fleet Update Summary is approximately US$292-million. Other items include: Cajun Express - Awarded a six-well contract at a dayrate of $495


Halifax Wins Another Order

Halifax Shipyard won another offshore contract. The Irving Shipyard in Halifax, Nova Scotia has landed a contract to modify and refit the Glomar Grand Banks semi-submersible drill rig. The work will be completed at the Irving facility in Woodside. The job, which was commissioned by Global Sante Fe of Houston, Texas, will employ 350 people for a minimum of three months starting in January. The Rig will tie up at Woodside Facility on the December 19, and prepare for the upgrade


KISS: A Success for Schat-Harding

Schat-Harding has seen offshore sector business boom on the back of a hundred new KISS systems ordered for projects world wide. Examples of recent contracts include six KISS800 boats and FAD 1000 davits and winches for Mexico's Pemex and two KISS boats and davits for Brasil's Petrobras. "KISS has been a huge success," says Hans Martin Hjelmeland, offshore manager for Schat-Harding. "Many offshore contractors want the robust simplicity that KISS offers


Transocean General Counsel Resigns

Transocean Ltd. announce Nick Deeming has resigned as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Assistant Corporate Secretary. Mr Deeming resigned for personal reasons, and the company expressed its gratitude for his service. Effective immediately, Mr. Deeming's responsibilities as General Counsel will be assumed by Michael F. Munro, Vice President, Deputy General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer, and David Schwab, Senior Associate General Counsel, Global Head of Dispute Resolution


First TWMA Offshore Processing Contract in Norway

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TWMA, a  company in integrated drilling and environmental solutions for the international onshore and offshore oil and gas industry, has been awarded a major contract with Total E&P Norge AS to deliver offshore waste management services during the development of the Martin Linge field located on the Northern Viking Graben in the Central North Sea. The seven-year contract is TWMA’s first offshore contract in the region and, if given the go-ahead by Norwegian authorities


McDermott Get Big Middle East Offshore Contract

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McDermott International, Inc. informs that one of its subsidiaries has been awarded a large engineering, procurement, construction and installation (“EPCI”) project by an operator in the Arabian Gulf. The award is included in McDermott’s fourth quarter 2013 backlog


ABB Wins US$60-Million Statoil Offshore Contract

Mariner Field: Rendering courtesy of ABB

Power and automation technology group, ABB, informs it has won three orders worth $60 million for internal and external telecommunication systems for three Statoil projects on the Norwegian Continental Shelf. The three contracts have been signed with leading shipyards in South Korea


Solstad Sign Intents in Large Subsea Construction Vessel Deal

Rendering of subsea construction vessel courtesy of Solstad

Norway headquartered Solstad Offshore ASA (SOFF) inform it has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with a major international offshore contracting company to construct & operate a large subsea construction vessel. The intention is that the client will charter the vessel from Solstad for a period


Petrobras Setbacks Threaten 2014 Production Goals

Brazilian state-run oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA suffered another setback in its effort to boost oil output last month when Italian contractor Saipem SpA dropped a 2.3 km steel pipe into the Atlantic Ocean. On March 16, the rigging used to wrangle the pipe into position on a floating oil


Siem Offshore Order DP CLV from Remontowa

Siem Offshore contracts Remontowa Shipbuilding S.A. of Poland to construct a dynamically positioned Cable Lay Vessel (CLV). The associated gross project cost for the first vessel, scheduled for April 2015 and ready for operation, is approx. USD 85 million.


BAE Systems Lays Keel for Jackson Offshore PSV

Lee Jackson Inscribes Keel Plate: Photo credit BAE

BAE Systems holds a keel laying ceremony for the first of 4 platform supply vessels for Jackson Offshore Operators. The new vessels, which will support drilling operations in the Gulf of Mexico, reflect BAE Systems’ continued growth in U.S


Transocean Notify Q2 2013 Results, Teleconference

Transocean Ltd. announces Second Quarter 2013 earnings release date and conference call information
. The company will report earnings for the three months ended June 30, 2013 on Wednesday, August 7, 2013, following the close of trading on the NYSE.


Transocean Fleet Status Report Update

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International provider of offshore contract drilling services for oil and gas wells, Transocean Ltd. has issued the report which provides the current status and contract information for the company's entire fleet of offshore drilling rigs. The total value of new contracts since the September 18


PG Awarded Walk-to-Work Offshore Contract

IMRV Seven Viking: Image courtesy the owners

Walk-to-work-vessels are so designated by the manufacturers on account of being equipped with a gyro-stabilized, telescopic gangway, through which crew and functions are transferred to the well-head-platforms for well stimulation and Intervention work.


EMAS Wins US$110-million Subsea & Offshore Contracts

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Singapore's EMAS, the operating brand of Ezra Holdings, announce that its Subsea Services (EMAS AMC) and Offshore Support Services (EMAS Marine) divisions have been awarded projects worth US$110 million. These projects will be executed in the Gulf of Mexico and the Asia-Pacific region.


Transocean Appoint Lars Sjobring Senior V-P & General Counsel

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Mr. Sjobring will join the company upon completion of the notice period with his current employer and will be based in Geneva, Switzerland. In the interim, Mr. Allen Katz will continue to serve as the company's Interim Senior Vice President and General Counsel.


Keppel Wins $120m in Offshore Contracts

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Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd's (Keppel O&M) subsidiaries Keppel Shipyard Ltd (Keppel Shipyard) and Keppel Nantong Shipyard Co. Ltd (Keppel Nantong) won five contracts worth about $120m in total. "We are glad to have the support of repeat and new customers for a range of offshore


Latest Transocean Offshore Rig Status Report

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Transocean's latest comprehensive Fleet Status Report provides the current status and contract information for the company's entire fleet of offshore drilling rigs. The total value of new contracts since the December 18, 2013 Fleet Update Summary is approximately $48 million. In additon:


BAE Systems Launches Jackson Offshore PSV

BAE Systems launches the M/V Breeze from its Heckscher Drive shipyard on Wednesday, January 29.

BAE Systems today launched the first of four platform supply vessels it’s building for Jackson Offshore Operators, LLC. These vessels, which will support drilling operations in the Gulf of Mexico, reflect BAE Systems’ continued growth in U.S


Saipem wins $520m offshore contracts in Congo, Indonesia

(Reuters) - Saipem has won new contracts for off-shore engineering and construction in Congo and Indonesia worth a total $520 million, the Italian oil services group said on Monday. Saipem said parent company ENI had assigned a consortium led by Saipem a $1


 
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