J. Ray McDermott, Inc., a subsidiary of McDermott International, Inc., has been awarded a turnkey engineer-procure-construct-install contract to provide a spar platform for the Medusa Field Development Project, a deepwater development for Murphy Oil Corp. in the Gulf of Mexico. Financial terms of the contract are not being disclosed. SparTEC, Inc., a subsidiary of J. Ray McDermott, will act as the general contractor and overall project manager for the design engineering, procurement, fabrication, installation and commissioning of the Medusa offshore production facility, which will be located in 2,223 ft. of water in Mississippi Canyon Block 582. “We are extremely honored and excited to be selected by Murphy to bring Medusa to fruition,” said Bobby Rawle, president of J. Ray McDermott. “The proprietary spar technology we offer and our worldwide EPCI capability reaffirms the strength of our position in this quickly evolving segment of the marine construction industry.” To deliver the facility, SparTEC will fully utilize J. Ray McDermott’s worldwide industry assets. J. Ray McDermott Engineering LLC will be responsible for the detailed engineering of the platform’s hull, mooring and topsides. J. Ray McDermott’s Jebel Ali Fabrication Yard, located in the United Arab Emirates, will fabricate the spar hull.
According to reports, J. Ray McDermott Eastern Hemisphere Ltd. (J. Ray), a subsidiary of J. Ray McDermott, S.A., was awarded a contract by ExxonMobil Middle East Gas Marketing Ltd. to provide engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) services for two wellhead platforms and pipelines, as part of the Al Khaleej Gas (AKG) Development Phase 2 Offshore Expansion Project.
AVEVA has secured a contract to provide J. Ray McDermott, the international provider of solutions for offshore field development, with a collaboration portal that provides easy access to key engineering data. Built on AVEVA's VANTAGE NET (VNET) architecture, the portal will be used by more than 300 J. Ray McDermott personnel to support its work on projects in the Middle East. For the first time, project engineers will have web-based access to the 3D design models
McDermott Arabia Company Ltd. a subsidiary of J. Ray McDermott, S.A., has been awarded two turnkey contracts by Al-Khafji Joint Operations (KJO), to provide engineering, procurement, construction and installation services for KJO developments in the Arabian Gulf. The first contract is for an integrated wellhead jacket (IWJ) in the Al-Khafji oil field offshore Saudi Arabia. The second contract will see J. Ray support the expansion of KJO's loading facilities in the offshore Neutral Zone
AVEVA Group announced that J. Ray McDermott (J. RAY)has selected its VANTAGE Project Resource Management (VPRM) to streamline global procurement and materials management processes for its engineering projects. Project management and procurement of engineering projects is one of J. RAY's primary areas of expertise. Already a user of AVEVA's PDMS and VNET solutions for design, engineering, and project collaboration, J. RAY
J. Ray McDermott, S.A., a subsidiary of McDermott International, Inc., announced that it was recently awarded additional work under the Long-Term Agreement (LTA) with Saudi Aramco. This latest project, which is expected to continue through 2010, consists of the procurement, fabrication and installation of three decks, jackets, associated pipelines, and the installation of three new shallow water crude oil pipelines, totaling 15 kilometers in length, in the South Safaniya oil field
McDermott International, Inc. announced that subsidiaries of J. Ray McDermott, S.A. have been awarded work by Saudi Aramco to provide fabrication and installation services for the Marjan, Zuluf, Safaniya oil field developments. "This is a significant contract award for us and we are pleased to have the opportunity to further expand our strong working relationship with Aramco, which dates back to the 1960's," said Bob Deason, President and Chief Operating Officer of J. Ray. "J
Since 1960, J. Ray McDermott's Middle Eastern facility has fabricated and installed over 630 structures, 330,693ST of steel, and has installed over 2,610 miles of pipeline throughout the Arabian Gulf, Egypt, India, the Caspian, Africa and the North Sea. Recently they have upgraded one of the assets that make these remarkable numbers possible. The firm’s Derrick Lay Barge-27, owned by Hydro Marine Services but operated by McDermott, now has an impressive set of specifications
J. Ray McDermott (J. Ray) project staff at the Morgan City fabrication yard successfully completed the load-out of a 9,015-ton jacket built for Reliance Industries Limited as part of an Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Installation contract/purchase order undertaken at J. Ray company facilities worldwide. The load-out, which took just over 23-hours from start to finish, was the culmination of just over 12 months of hard work fabricating the jacket for the KG-D6 field on
Houston-based J. Ray McDermott, a subsidiary of McDermott International, Inc., is upgrading its primary Gulf of Mexico derrick/pipelay barge, DB50, for future deepwater projects, by adding new thrusters and increasing its electrical power supply. The DB50 will have its entire power plant replaced with new diesel-engine generator sets totaling 19.2 megawatts, new switchboards and a state-of-the-art power management/alarm system. Also, the existing four 2
McDermott International, Inc. has announced that one of its subsidiaries has received a letter of award for a turnkey contract for the PB-Litoral-A production platform for PEMEX Exploracion y Produccion in the Litoral Tabasco Tsimin-Xux fields
Delaware's Vessel Management Services, Inc. has sold their twin-screw tug “Sinuk” to King River LLC of Palmer, Alaska. The 85.8’ x 28.5’ x 10.0’ depth, model bow tug was built in 1995 by J. Ray McDermott Shipyard in Morgan City, Louisiana
McDermott and Ocean Installer have reached a mutual agreement to dissolve the interim North Sea project-specific alliance the two companies entered into in December 2012. Opportunities under the alliance have not materialized and in recent months it has become apparent that the long term
McDermott International, Inc. announced that one of its subsidiaries has signed an option agreement with PD Ports which gives it the exclusive right to operate a spoolbase to serve projects in the North Sea. McDermott expects to have the facility available for projects in early 2015.
Houston-based J. Ray McDermott recently bid farewell to the Maloob-C drilling platform, built under a contract for PEMEX Exploración y Producción, Northeast Marine Region. The project is located in the Ku-Maloob-Zaap field in the Bay of Campeche, Mexico, in 264 feet of water
J. Ray McDermott, S.A. announced that its Malaysian affiliate Barmada McDermott Sdn. Bhd. has been awarded a transportation and installation contract by ExxonMobil Exploration and Production Malaysia Inc. for the replacement of a 12-inch full well stream pipeline between Guntong-B and Guntong-A
J. Ray McDermott’s Caspian subsidiary has completed installation of offshore facilities at the Yuri Korchagin field for OOO LUKOIL-Nizhnevolzhskneft (LUKOIL), a subsidiary of OAO LUKOIL Oil Company. The Yuri Korchagin field is the first of the North Caspian fields in the Russian sector
J. Ray McDermott, S.A. (J. Ray) announced the appointment of Stephen M. Johnson as President and Chief Executive Officer of J. Ray, effective January 1, 2010. Johnson is the current President and Chief Operating Officer of McDermott International, Inc. (McDermott), J
J. Ray McDermott will undertake fabrication and installation work for the P-61 Tension Leg Wellhead Platform (TLWP) in more than 3,871 feet of water, for the Papa Terra Joint Venture, consisting of Petrobras (operator) and Chevron. The overall P-61 project — comprising design, engineering
FloaTEC Singapore Pte Ltd (FloaTEC Singapore), an equal joint venture between Keppel FELS Ltd (Keppel FELS) and J. Ray McDermott (J. Ray), has signed a contract worth about $1b with the Papa-Terra Joint Venture, consisting of Petrobras and Chevron
Rolls-Royce has received an order worth over $20m to supply diesel generator sets and thrusters to Houston-based offshore engineering and construction company J. Ray McDermott. The order, which includes six underwater mountable azimuth thrusters and four Bergen generator sets
J. Ray McDermott, S.A. (J. Ray) announced that its subsidiary P.T. McDermott Indonesia (PTMI) has been awarded a contract by the Kellogg Joint Venture-Gorgon on behalf of Chevron Australia Pty. Ltd, operator of the Gorgon Project. The estimated value of the contract if the work is completed per
Houston-based J. Ray McDermott (J. Ray), a subsidiary of McDermott International, Inc., announced the award of a contract by PEMEX Exploración y Producción for completion engineering, procurement, construction, load-out and sea fastening of the Kuil-A wellhead platform
An expanding work program has seen the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) appointed Kris Chambers to the secretariat team as a Diving Technical Adviser to work alongside fellow Adviser, Paul Evans and with Technical Director, Jane Bugler.
Cal Dive International, Inc. announced today the retirement of Scott T. Naughton, the Company’s Chief Operating Officer, effective September 9, 2011. Also, the Company announced that John R. Abadie, Jr., the Company’s current Senior Vice President - Operations - Western Hemisphere