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Aker Kvaerner Awarded Marine Drilling Riser Contract

Frigstad Discoverer Invest Ltd. awarded Aker Kvaerner a contract for delivery of Clip Connector Marine Drilling Risers. The total contract value for Aker Kvaerner is approximately $44m. The order is for delivery of one off 3000 m Clip Connector Marine Drilling Riser, with an option for additional length. This will be Aker Kvaerner Subsea's first marine drilling riser contract in the Asian market. The contract includes purchase and installation of buoyancy elements to the riser. The contract will be executed out of Aker Kvaerner's office at Lysaker, Norway and the riser will be fabricated in Aker Kvaerner's new plant for assembly and testing of marine drilling risers in Port Klang, Malaysia. The project will start up immediately and is scheduled to be completed January 2009.


Aker Solutions Wins $35m Contract from Daewoo Shipbuilding

Aker Solutions said it has been awarded a deepwater drilling riser contract by Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME), worth $35m. The contract is for the delivery of a complete deepwater marine drilling riser system with buoyancy package and associated equipment,' the Norwegian firm said.  Delivery of the drilling riser is scheduled for 2010. Source:  Reuters


Aker Kvaerner to Deliver Another Deepwater Drilling Riser

Maersk Contractors has awarded Aker Kvaerner a contract to deliver a spare riser for their ongoing semi-submersible drilling rig building program. The spare riser comes in addition to orders received in 2005 and 2006 for three complete riser systems to be delivered from 2008 to 2010. All risers are equipped with an industry leading connector technology designed for safe and reliable operation in ultra-deep water.


Aker Solutions Wins Drilling Riser Contract

Aker Solutions has won a contract to deliver a deepwater drilling riser system to Atwood Oceanics, the drilling operator. The contract value is undisclosed. The deepwater drilling riser system will be manufactured and delivered from Aker Solutions' manufacturing plant in Port Klang, Malaysia. "We are very pleased to be delivering an Aker Solutions CLIP riser system to Atwood for the fifth time," says Thor Arne Håverstad, head of Aker Solutions' drilling technologies business


Bowtech Supplied Vision System to Imes

Photo of BP Norge’s Skarv FPSO - courtesy of BP Norge

Bowtech Products won a contract by Imes earlier in 2012, to supply cameras and lights for a Riser Visual Inspection System, which has been used on BP Norge’s Skarv development project in the Norwegian Sea. The contract from Imes involved the supply of the camera and lighting components for a visual inspection system, capable of monitoring the pull-in and hand-off of flexible risers on BP Norge’s Skarv FPSO


Raising the Bar for Drilling Risers

The oil and gas industry innovates to exploit hydrocarbon resources in harsh environments or locations where access is difficult. In recent years, the focus of these operational challenges has been on dealing with higher operating pressures and deeper water. A key aspect to overcoming  these is having access to well-designed and reliable drilling riser system that is effectively tailored to your drilling campaign, rig interfaces and operating pressures.  


Deep Down - $11.1m Contract

Deep Down, Inc. announced that it has received an executed $11.1m contract from Delba Drilling International Cooperatie U.A. to supply and install the deepwater marine drilling riser flotation system for the new-build Delba III semisubmersible drilling rig. The original letter of intent, initially estimated at $9m, was received May 23, 2008. The increase in the value of the contract is reflective of engineering changes to satisfy additional lift requirements


$14m Up For Grabs in RPSEA R&D Program

RPSEA Releases Ultra-Deepwater Program RFP  to fund research & development projects to secure energy for America. The Research Partnership to Secure Energy for America (RPSEA) announces the release of the remaining 2011 Ultra-Deepwater Program request for proposals (RFP) to award $14 million in oil and natural gas research and development projects offshore. This RFP will include the following four Technical Areas of Interest:


Aker Acquire Specialized Drilling Firm

Deepwater Drilling: Photo credit Aker Solutions

Aker Solutions acquires managed pressure drilling specialist Managed Pressure Operations (MPO). Managed Pressure Operations International, Ltd. (MPO) is a company that has successfully developed the next generation of continuous circulation, riser gas handling and managed pressure drilling systems. The main rationale for using managed pressure drilling is to improve safety and efficiency, enable access to new fields with challenging drilling conditions, and enhance the life of mature fields


Brazil Offshore: Petrobras & Subsea Engineering

 Marlim is the fifth field in the world that will utilize FMC’s subsea separation technologies.  Tore Halvorsen SVP, FMC’s Global  Subsea Production Systems. (Photo: FMC Technologies)

Brazil’s Petrobras has been one of the leading players in deepwater, subsea development projects since the turn of the century.  These projects include pre-salt and post-salt plays, which require extensive and complex subsea engineering and construction efforts. It would be impossible for Petrobras to develop all of its projects alone, therefore much is done by specialized companies, mostly of foreign origin


Hyundai Heavy Names First Newbuild LNG FSRU

The world’s first newbuilding LNG floating storage regasification unit

Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. (HHI) held a naming ceremony for the world’s first newbuilding LNG floating storage regasification unit (LNG FSRU), ordered from Höegh LNG in June 2011. The 170,000 cbm LNG FSRU, measuring 294 meters in length


Transocean Orders Two New Ultra-Deepwater Drillships

Transocean rigs: Image courtesy of the owners

Transocean Ltd. inform that a subsidiary company has awarded contracts to Sembcorp Marine's subsidiary, Jurong Shipyard, in Singapore for construction of two newbuild dynamically positioned ultra-deepwater drillships with contract options for up to three more.


Robert Allan Ltd. Contracted for Teekay FSO Conversion

Robert Allan Ltd. announced that it was selected by Teekay Shipping (Canada) Ltd. to provide the contract engineering package for the conversion of the M/V Navion Clipper from a shuttle tanker into a Floating Storage and Offloading (FSO) unit.


RS Expands Participation in Offshore Projects

Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS) is to undertake ship construction survey for the Lukoil Group. This project follows the RS effective cooperation with one of the major RF oil companies in developing offshore hydrocarbon resources.


Bureau Veritas Classes Brazil’s Largest FPU

P-55 Floating Production Unit

Petrobras’ P-55 Floating Production Unit (FPU), the largest and the first of this kind entirely built in Brazil, is on its way to the Roncador Field, Campos Basin, where it will be installed in a water depth of 1,790 metres. The column stabilized semi-submersible has a capacity of 180


Advancing Monitoring Requires Advanced Oversight

Image courtesy of Bristow Helicopter.

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


Kongsberg Awarded Several New Asian Projects

The contracts are based on “Full Picture” deliveries of integrated offshore technology – Kongsberg K-Bridge pictured. Photo: Kongsberg

Kongsberg Maritime was recently awarded separate contracts with three major shipyards in Asia for major technology deliveries to specialist offshore vessels. Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) and Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) in Korea, and Cosco Shipyard in China have each selected Kongsberg


Lankoforce Riser Tethers for Knarr Field Development

Lankhorst Ropes riser tethers for the Knarr field development.

Offshore mooring rope specialist, Lankhorst Ropes was awarded a contract by NOV Flexibles, Denmark, to supply Lankoforce riser tethers for the Knarr field development, located in 410m of water in the North Tampen region of the Norwegian Sector of the Northern North Sea


Bibby Concludes IRM Work form Brunei Shell

the Atom, the latest compact workclass ROV from SMD

Bibby Offshore Singapore (BOS) announced the successful completion of extensive inspection, repair and maintenance (IRM) work on Brunei Shell Petroleum (BSP) offshore assets. The project involved the inspection of BSP’s East and West assets and covered a total of 48 pipelines


Claxton Remember Past North Sea Subsea Engineering Feat

Claxton logo

Claxton Engineering Services Ltd, a member of the Acteon Group’s risers, conductors and flowlines business, has celebrated the 10th anniversary of its success with the world’s first rigless platform well abandonment operation.


Keppel to Build New Drillship to its Proprietary Design

The CAN DO drillship will be the front runner in exploration, development and completion operations. Following positive feedback and strong enquiries from the market, Keppel FELS Ltd (Keppel FELS), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd


Substantial Middle East Subsea Contract for Technip

Global 1201: Photo courtesy of Technip

Technip say they have been awarded a contract by Dubai Petroleum Establishment (DPE) covering the engineering, procurement, construction and installation of the Jalilah B field development project, located nearly 90 kilometers offshore Dubai (United Arab Emirates, UAE)


DNV GL Wins Statoil Contract for the North Sea

Mariner with reservoir. Credit Statoil ASA

DNV GL U.K. has secured the third party ICP (Independent Competent Person) multimillion GBP contract, related to compliance with U.K. Offshore Regulations for the Statoil Mariner project. The award is the culmination of two years’ of project FEED support


Aubin and Flexlife Partener for Integrity Solutions

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Offshore chemical engineering specialist Aubin Group has formed a cooperation agreement with subsea flexible pipe specialist Flexlife to create an industry first in subsea integrity management (IM). Aubin Integrity, a division of Aubin Group


Johan Sverdrup Field Concept Selected

Johan Sverdrup is among the largest oil fields on the Norwegian shelf, and will at peak contribute with 25% of the production from the Norwegian shelf. The giant field is expected to start production in late 2019. The field lifetime will be 50 years, with an anticipated plateau production of 550,000-650,000 barrels of oil equivalent/day (boe/d) field capacity (Statoil share ~40%).

Statoil and the partners in the Johan Sverdrup field have decided on a concept for the first development phase. The partners have agreed on a field center consisting of four installations and power from shore. The partners have decided on power from shore for the Johan Sverdrup field in the


 
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