The Department of Energy (DOE) awarded anew nine new service contracts for oil and gas development. The DOE has processed nine petroleum exploration areas which were bid out in the last Philippine Energy Contracting Round that closed last May. The DOE awarded the contracts for these exploration blocs last September, barring any hitches on the part of investors. Most of the awardees are local companies with foreign partners. The contract areas covered a total of 71,357.30 square kilometers located within the prospective basins of East Palawan and Mindoro-Cuyo; and in the promising basins of Cagayan, Central Luzon, Visayas and Agusan-Davao. The service contract areas will generate a conservative $180m in revenues for the country, as a single drilling for an offshore well costs about $20m. The DOE also reported that in 2006, it had granted seven oil exploration contracts, three of which were in Palawan; SC-58 at the west Calamian Block, Northwest of Palawan with Nido Petroleum undertaking the contract. Another was the west Balabac/Southwest Palawan under SC-59 by the PNOC-EC and at the Northeast Palawan under SC-60 by Shell Philippines Exploration (SPEX). Four other service contracts have been awarded to the Petroleum sector of the Philippine Energy Contracting Round (PECR) in 2005, and they were undertaken in Palawan and Sulu seas, the DOE added.
ConocoPhillips has awarded Aker Kvaerner a service contract for provision of personnel and equipment for well intervention services on the Norwegian Continental Shelf. The firm contract period is three years with an estimated value of $147.2m. The contract includes an option to extend another 2 x 2 years.
The U.S. Navy today awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation's Ship Systems sector a $42.3 million cost-plus contract option for services to the DDG 51 Class Aegis destroyer program. This represents the third option of a multiyear contract that was awarded to the company last year to build four destroyers. Under the contract, Northrop Grumman will provide services including the design of Aegis destroyer upgrades, planning and technical support.
The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) issued a notice stating that the National Customs Brokers and Freight Forwarders Association and the International Association of NVOCCs have petitioned the FMC for an investigation of certain activities of the Transpacific Stabilization Agreement (TSA). The petition alleges that the TSA violated the Shipping Act of 1984 through discriminatory service contracting practices with regard to traffic moving in the eastbound transpacific trades that
Mermaid Maritime's subsidiary Subtech Ltd. has been awarded a subsea services contract with Bibby Offshore Limited for services in the North Sea. This contract will utilize the DP2 Dive Support Vessel ‘Mermaid Endurer’ for inspection, repair and maintenance services & light construction intervention. The contract is scheduled to commence in the second calendar quarter of 2014 for a term ending in the fourth calendar quarter of 2014
Island Offshore, a global Light Well Intervention (LWI) specialist, has been selected by Premier Oil U.K. Ltd. to undertake a new LWI service contract on the U.K. Continental Shelf. The win strengthens Island Offshore’s established position in the dynamic and competitive North Sea marketplace. Premier, an oil and gas exploration and production company, awarded the business to Island Offshore and the North Sea RLWI Alliance
The Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority (PHA) approved $1.4m in contracts and projects for the Bayport container and cruise terminals to permit it to meet future demands -- including a new 50-acre container yard -- that will require heavy-capacity forklift and yard tractors. Included in the provisions are: a change order to McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. for Bayport Terminal Complex Phase 1 Container Yard - Stage 1 for $186,929; a change order to Morganti Texas,
Atwood Oceanics sadi that one of its subsidiaries has been awarded a drilling services contract by Shemen Oil and Gas Resources Ltd., an Israel-based oil and gas company, for the Atwood Beacon. The day rate for work offshore will be $151,000, with contract commencement expected in September 2012 in direct continuation of the current contract. The costs for the mobilization will be covered by provisions in the current rig sharing group contract. The award has a firm duration of 180 days
An Atwood Oceanics, Inc. subsidiary awarded year's contract extension by Salamander Energy for the jackup 'Atwood Mako'. The extension is priced at a day rate of $155,000 and begins September 9, 2013. The Atwood Mako commenced its initial twelve month drilling services contract with Salamander on September 9, 2012 for operations offshore Thailand. With the extension, the Atwood Mako's firm commitment extends through September 9, 2014.
Vroon Offshore Services contracted by BP for emergency response and rescue vessel (ERRV) services on the UK continental shelf. Netherlands' Vroon say that these services will be undertaken by A- and B-Class field-support vessels and a platform-supply vessel. In due course one of the field-support vessels will be replaced by a newbuilding vessel currently under construction for Vroon in China (see artist’s impression).
Sea Star Line LLC and Horizon Lines LLC have agreed to resolve allegations that they violated the False Claims Act by fixing the price of government cargo transportation contracts between the continental United States and Puerto Rico, the Department of Justice announced today
Adelte, a designer and manufacturer of sophisticated Seaport Passenger Boarding Bridges (SPBBs) for cruise and ferry terminals has recently won eight contracts for the supply in 2014 of a total of eleven tailor-made SPBBs to the ports of Rotterdam, Stornoway
The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) announced that it has completed compromise agreements recovering a total of $350,000 in civil penalties. The agreements were reached with a vessel-operating common carrier and three non-vessel-operating common carriers (NVOCCs)
MOL (America) Inc. said that Michael Checchi will enter the position of vice president, area operations, where he will lead MOL’s equipment, intermodal services, contract management, and operations administration groups for the United States and Canada
Ferry operator Caledonian MacBrayne (CalMac) has beaten 13 major ferry companies to be named for the fourth year in a row, “Best Ferry Company” in the prestigious Guardian and Observer Travel Awards. The award, which is the result of an annual poll of readers who are asked to rate the
Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus has spelled out in a memorandum his expectations for the review and audit of procedures, administration, and performance of all husbanding and port services contracts. "Back in September, I directed a complete review of our husbanding and port services
Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus spelled out in a memorandum last week his expectations for the review and audit of procedures, administration, and performance of all husbanding and port services contracts. The memorandum, dated Dec. 5, provides details and additional tasking to guidance Mabus
Atwood Oceanics, Inc. announced today the delivery of the Atwood Advantage from the Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., Ltd. (DSME) shipyard in South Korea. The Atwood Advantage has departed the DSME shipyard and commenced its drilling services contract with Noble Energy, Inc
Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus has conducted a video teleconference with U.S. Navy Fleet and Component Commanders to discuss Navy's efforts to address husbanding contracting issues and contracting reforms, and the recent investigation into Glenn Defense Marina Asia.
While the Navy already has one of the strongest counter-fraud efforts in the government, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus today announced new measures to assure contracting integrity and to prevent fraud. Mabus, who briefed the Pentagon press corps this morning
As operator, Statoil has awarded two contracts to Siemens plc for the engineering, supply, assembly, commissioning and service of 67 wind turbine generators for the Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm project. The wind turbine generator (WTG) supply contract will cover engineering, procurement
Unique System FZE, a Unique Maritime Group company, an integrated turnkey subsea and offshore solutions provider, has been awarded a two-year service contract by The National Petroleum Construction Company (NPCC). Established in April 1973
President Barack Obama last week announced 11 nominations to key Administration posts. Among them was William P. Doyle, who currently serves as a Commissioner of the Federal Maritime Commission. William P. Doyle currently serves as a Commissioner on the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC)
Homeland Integrated Offshore Services Limited (HIOSL) has taken delivery of a Damen FCS 3307 Patrol, to be deployed offshore Nigeria, in the next few weeks. Established in 2006, HIOSL serves the Nigerian oil and gas industry with a wide range of maritime, security and logistics services
The Netherlands-based Fugro Subsea Services inform they have been awarded a long term contract by Sarawak Shell Berhad / Sabah Shell Petroleum Company Limited (Shell) for the provision of underwater inspection, maintenance and repair (IMR) services at their subsea infrastructure across Malaysia.