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Sunday, October 22, 2017

Awarded Subsea

FMC Technologies Awards Subsea Frame Agreement

FMC Technologies, Inc. has signed a new five-year frame agreement with Statoil to provide subsea equipment and associated services for the North Sea and potential international developments. The agreement also includes two options to extend the contract for two additional years each. FMC Technologies is one of two subsea suppliers who would receive orders against this frame agreement. Statoil estimates the total value of all orders to be placed under the frame agreement to be within a range of $2.6 to $4.4b. Equipment and services related to this frame agreement will be manufactured and supplied from FMC’s Kongsberg, Norway facility. The award of this frame agreement does not impact FMC’s inbound or backlog. FMC Technologies will record orders when call-offs are received against this frame agreement. In the past two decades FMC has supplied more than 260 subsea trees to Statoil for 40 separate projects. Recent activity includes the Tordis Subsea Processing project, which is the first full-field subsea separation system to be installed, as well as supporting Statoil’s Gjøa and Tyrihans projects in the North Sea.

Aker Kvaerner Awarded Reliance Subsea Contract

Reliance Industries Limited has awarded Aker Kvaerner an engineering, procurement and construction contract to deliver an 18 well subsea production system for the deepwater Block KG-D6 gas development located offshore the east coast of India. The contract is one of the world's largest subsea contracts ever awarded and affirms Aker Kvaerner's position as the leading contractor for deepwater subsea developments. The initial contract value is approximately $400m.

Subsea Production Award to Aker Solutions

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Aker Solutions has been awarded a job by Statoil for the engineering, procurement and construction of a subsea production system for the Svalin project on the Norwegian continental shelf. The contract value is approximately NOK 400 million.   Scope of work includes two subsea trees, one four-slot integrated template structure with process distribution manifold, subsea and topside production control systems, wellhead systems and remote connection systems.  

Aker Solutions wins Svalin Umbilical Deal

Aker Solutions has been awarded a contract by Subsea 7 for the design and fabrication of a control umbilical for Statoil's Svalin C project on the Norwegian continental shelf. Contract value is undisclosed. Scope of work includes a six kilometre long control umbilical, connectors, engineering and project management. "We are very pleased to be awarded another contract on the Norwegian continental shelf and look forward to supporting Subsea 7 with this Statoil fast-track project

Ecoshield Wins Industry Award

Photo courtesy Hydrex

Subsea Industries, a Hydrex company, announced that its Ecoshield coating system, which offers protection from cavitation and corrosion/erosion damage for ship hulls, rudders and ship underwater running gear, has been recognized with an industry award. The 2014 Innovation in Ship Operations Award was accepted for Subsea Industries by David Phillips, Hydrex Group Communications Executive at an awards dinner in London on April 14, 2014.

DOF Subsea Awarded IRM Contract

Skandi Hawk (Photo courtesy of DOF Subsea)

DOF Subsea announced today it has been awarded a Letter of Award (LOA) with an unnamed major international oil company in the Asia Pacific region.   According to DOF Subsea, the LOA is for a seven-year IRM contract (plus three-year option), and the vessel Skandi Hawk is planned to be utilized under the contract. The work scope includes project management and engineering, ROV and diving services.   As part of a contract award

Subsea 7 Announces Contract With Petrobas

Subsea 7 Inc announced today that it has been awarded a contract by Petrobras America, a subsidiary of Petrobras for installation works in the deepwater Cascade & Chinook fields in the Gulf of Mexico. The contract is valued at $50 million. Subsea 7 will engineer and install 229658 ft. of power cables and control umbilicals and fabricate and install 16 jumpers in the Cascade & Chinook fields, located at Block 425 of Walter Ridge area in water depths ranging from 7545 ft.-9842 ft.

Expro Contract, Ghana’s First Deepwater Field

International oilfield service company Expro is establishing a new base in Ghana following the award of a multi-million dollar contract to deliver subsea, well test and data acquisition services for Tullow Ghana Limited (subsidiary of ‘Tullow Oil’) on the Jubilee Phase 1 Development field, which is the country’s first deepwater development.  Ghana has been a strategic target for Expro since Tullow announced its intention to explore and later develop a major discovery

FMC Technologies Signs $1.5 Billion Subsea Agreement With Petrobras

Houston - FMC Technologies Inc. announced that it has signed a four-year agreement with Petrobras, Brazil’s national oil company, for the supply of pre-salt subsea equipment. The total award would result in approximately $1.5 billion in revenue to FMC Technologies if all of the subsea equipment included in the agreement is ordered. The initial call-off has an approximate value of $900 million in revenue to FMC and includes 78 subsea trees.

Subsea 7 Secures Contract Offshore Egypt

Rockwater 2 (Photo: Subsea 7)

Offshore services provider Subsea 7 S.A. announced today it has been awarded a contract from Burullus Gas Company S.A.E. for the platform extension and tie-in on the first phase of the West Nile Delta development of the Taurus and Libra fields by BP, offshore Egypt.   Subsea 7 did not specify a precise contract value, but called the award “sizable” in the range of $50 million to $150 million.  

TechnipFMC Wins Peregrino 2 Contract

 TechnipFMC  has been awarded by Statoil an Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Installation contract.   It covers the execution of the subsea pipeline connection for the new production platform in Peregrino Phase II Project, located in Campos Basin, offshore Brazil. This new fixed platform will be connected by the in-field lines to the existing platform.   TechnipFMC will be responsible for the overall execution for engineering, procurement, manufacturing

Royal IHC to Build Reel Lay Vessel for Subsea 7

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Royal IHC and Subsea 7 have signed a contract for the design and build of a high specification reel lay vessel capable of installing complex rigid flowlines including pipe-in-pipe systems.   IHC said it has worked in close cooperation with Subsea 7 to incorporate several innovative features to make this one of the most technologically advanced vessels to date. The vessel’s compact dimensions are facilitated by the creative positioning of its three engine rooms and main reel

Nexans Sets a New World Record in Submarine Cable in Norway

Photo: Nexans

 While the Nordic countries are among the most advanced in terms of clean electricity generation, their consumption of energy per capita is also among the highest in the world due to cold climate and a sparse population distribution.    To meet growing electricity demand and accompany increased energy production, BKK Nett AS, one of Norway’s largest power companies, decided to install the Kollsnes-Mongstad power line to strengthen the electrical grid in Western Norway

Subsea 7 Acquires Normand Oceanic

 Normand Oceanic. Photo: Subsea 7 S.A.

 Subsea 7 S.A. has announced an agreement to acquire the remaining 50% shareholdings in its equity accounted joint ventures, Normand Oceanic AS and Normand Oceanic Chartering AS, from Solstad Farstad ASA for a nominal cash consideration.    Effective from the date of the transaction, the Group will become the sole owner of Normand Oceanic, a flex-lay and heavy construction vessel that is being managed by Solstad Farstad while under long-term charter to a third party. 

DOF Subsea Shelves IPO Plans

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Norway's DOF Subsea has decided to hold off on launching its initial public offering (IPO), citing volatile market conditions.   Company shareholders DOF ASA, with 51 percent, and a fund managed by First Reserve, with 49 percent ownership, announced in May that they were considering an opportunity for the company to apply for a listing on Oslo Stock Exchange.   The shareholders have now decided to shelve these plans, instead opting to wait for market conditions to improve.

Wood Group Bags Alexandroupolis FEED

Bob MacDonald, CEO of Wood Group’s Specialist Technical Solutions business. Photo: Wood Group

 Wood Group has secured a new front end engineering design (FEED) contract with Gastrade S.A. for the Alexandroupolis Independent Natural Gas System (INGS) offshore Greece.   The project, to develop a floating liquefied natural gas (LNG) receiving, storage and regasification unit (FSRU), will create a new natural gas gateway to the markets of south eastern and central Europe.   Wood Group’s subsea team will perform the design and engineering definition of the

Subsea 7 Acquires EMAS Chiyoda Subsea Assets

Photo: Subsea 7 S.A.

Subsea 7 S.A. said it has acquires certain businesses of EMAS Chiyoda Subsea (ECS) under a U.S. bankruptcy code Chapter 11 Plan of Reorganization, confirmed by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas and became effective on June 29, 2017.   According to Subsea 7, it will pay less than $100 million in aggregate, including its contribution to the Debtor in Possession credit facility, to acquire the ECS businesses, the Ingleside spoolbase and other assets.  

GC Rieber Gets Extension for 'Polar Onyx'

Polar Onyx. Photo: GC Rieber

 Norwegian offshore shipowner GC Rieber Shipping has entered into an agreement to extend the fixed contract period for "Polar Onyx," according to a press release.   The agreement secures the ship until the end of August 2017.  It had won the initial contract for the vessel in early March. At the time, the company said that the charter would see the vessel continue operating in West Africa.  

Mermaid Maritime Wins Subsea Charters

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 Thailand-based Mermaid Maritime, a subsea and offshore drilling services company, has  been awarded two subsea contracts with a combined estimated value of $4.6 million.    The company press release said that the first contract award will involve a short ROV campaign for pipeline touchdown monitoring for an international EPCIC contractor offshore in the Middle East GCC.   The second contract award, with work scheduled to commence in the fourth quarter of 2017

Forland Inspector Time Chartered

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Forland Subsea AS said it has entered a time charter contract for the multipurpose offshore vessel Forland Inspector. The vessel, formerly known as Lewek Inspector, will be used for subsea operations, including remotely operated vehicle (ROV) support and crane work. The charter has commenced, and is for nine months firm plus three months options.

MAN’s Subsea Compressors Reach Field Proven Status

Photo: MAN Diesel & Turbo

 Both subsea compression trains at Statoil’s Åsgard field have achieved more than 25,000 operation hours with an availability close to 100 percent.    The world’s first subsea gas compression facility features two MAN Diesel & Turbo HOFIM motor-compressor units.   The Åsgard subsea compression system has officially reached the highest Technology Readiness Level (TRL) 7 with both trains surpassing 10,000 operating hours

TechnipFMC Wins West White Rose Contract

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TechnipFMC has been awarded an Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Installation (EPCI) contract from Husky Energy for the West White Rose Project in Eastern Canada. The contract covers the supply and installation of subsea equipment including tie-in manifolds, flexible flowlines, and control umbilicals, which will connect the recently announced West White Rose Platform to the existing SeaRose FPSO (Floating, Production, Storage and Offloading) vessel.

Bibby Offshore Wraps up North Sea Work

Barry Macleod, UKCS managing director at Bibby Offshore (Photo: Bibby Offshore)

Subsea services provider Bibby Offshore said it continues to strengthen its presence in the North Sea with the completion of two further contracts with oil and gas majors, Perenco and Endeavour Energy UK    Perenco appointed Bibby Offshore to perform subsea integrity inspections and maintenance works on the Inde Joint pipeline, which runs to the Bacton Gas Terminal in the Southern North Sea. Completed in early July

Subsea Construction Vessel Launched in Azerbaijan

Designed by Keppel Offshore & Marine and built by Baku Shipyard, the state-of-the-art subsea construction vessel, Khankendi, will install the biggest subsea production system in the Caspian Sea (Photo: Keppel)

The vessel was named Khankendi by the President of Azerbaijan, H.E. Ilham Aliyev, at a ceremony in Baku Shipyard and launched by the Shah Deniz consortium.   Baku Shipyard LLC, a joint venture between Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd (Keppel O&M), State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR) and Azerbaijan Investment Company (AIC), has completed a Subsea Construction Vessel (SCV) for the Caspian region.  

Wood Group Wins Subsea Contract Supporting CNOOC

Photo: Wood Group

 UK-based energy services company Wood Group has been awarded a new contract by the China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) to support the Lingshui 17-2 gas development in the Qiongdongnan basin of the South China Sea.   Subsea and flow assurance services will be provided under the contract, which is effective immediately and will be supported by Wood Group’s offices in Perth, Australia and London.  

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