Petrofac Secures Brunei Contract
Oilfield services provider Petrofac and its partner Serikandi Oilfield and Services Sdn Bhd, have secured a multi-annual Engineering Design Services contract to support Brunei Shell Petroleum (BSP) and Brunei LNG (BLNG) in Brunei.Petrofac and partner Serikandi will provide engineering across all phases of the asset lifecycle for the entire portfolio of onshore and offshore assets for BSP and BLNG. All engineering and design work will be undertaken in Brunei, with the team located at offices in Kuala Belait.Mani Rajapathy…
Newbuild Kreuz Challenger Mobilized for Brunei Shell Contract
Subsea services company Kreuz Subsea has mobilized the recently delivered newbuild dive support vessel, Kreuz Challenger, as part of its seven-year contract with Brunei Shell Petroleum Company Sdn. Bhd. (BSP).The contract, which runs until 2022, includes supporting BSP with inspection, repair and maintenance services to be carried out on offshore oil and gas structures in Negara Brunei Darussalam's territorial waters.Typically located in water depths of up to 80 meters, these include drilling platforms…
Ampelmann Tallies 2 Million Safe Transfers
Ampelmann, a provider of motion compensated offshore access solutions, announced it has achieved a milestone in the operation of its systems; two million safe transfers. The accomplishment was achieved 10 months after the one millionth transfer. The two millionth safe transfer took place on a project for Brunei Shell Petroleum (BSP). BSP utilizes multiple Ampelmann A-Type and L-Type systems for the transfer of personnel during operations and maintenance activities. Ampelmann CEO, Jim Craig, said, “2015 marks an important year in Ampelmann’s history as we celebrate two million safe transfers.
KOTUG Assists LNG Vessels at Brunei Terminal
As from the start of October 2014, KOTUG is assisting all LNG vessels at the Brunei LNG Terminal with three powerful Rotortugs. Brunei Shell Petroleum Company awarded KOTUG as its exclusive towage provider with a 24/7 operation, supported by local management. Three 80-ton-plus bollard pull strong tugs of the Rotor concept are in charge for the berthing and unberthing operations of LNG tankers, standby services during loading, oil spill response and firefighting duties. The Rotortugs: RT Champion, RT Leader and RT Tasman were recently mobilized from Europe to Asia.
First of 10 Utility Vessels Delivered
Incat Crowther announced the first deliveries of a 10-boat order for 42m Infield Utility Vessels to Brunei’s PTAS Marine. Developed in conjunction with builder Strategic Marine, the project called upon Incat Crowther’s track record in steel crew boats to meet strict performance criteria. PTAS has been contracted by Brunei Shell Petroleum to build and operate nine vessels to support their offshore platforms for a period of ten years. Incat Crowther supported Strategic Marine in their technical proposal for the project…
Bibby Concludes IRM Work form Brunei Shell
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, with a combined length of 272km, and 93 platform risers. The work was performed by the Bibby Spring operated by BOS. The DP2 ROV Support Vessel is fully configured for IRM operations and boasts dual ROV capability, including the Atom, the latest compact workclass ROV from SMD.
Jack-up Rig Wins Shell 'Best' Award a Second Time
In a recent ceremony Predrag Berlafa, 'Maersk Completer' Rig Manager, was pleasantly surprised to receive Shell’s international 'Jack-up of the Year' award for the second time in a row. Maersk Completer’s award was achieved despite having to provide personnel for Maersk Drilling’s coming eight new-buildings that will be launched within the next couple of years. A large number of personnel having been transferred from the existing crew: 20% of the senior staff has already moved and another 23% are being re-assigned in the next 3 months.
Aker Solutions ASA: Q3 2012 Results
Aker Solutions' operating revenues were NOK 11 158 million in the third quarter of 2012. Year-to-date revenues are 32 percent higher than in the first nine months of 2011. Quarterly earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) amounted to NOK 1,122 million with a margin of 10.1 percent. "The quarter can be summarized in three headlines: continued stable operational performance, strong order intake and a number of breakthrough contracts," said Øyvind Eriksen, executive chairman of Aker Solutions. The order intake in the quarter was NOK 16.9 billion. Order backlog at the end of the quarter stood at NOK 59.7 billion, an increase of 44 percent from the beginning of the year.
Aker Solutions Selected as Contractor for Brunei
Aker Solutions helps extend the life of the fields offshore Brunei. Aker Solutions has been selected as the management contractor for Brunei Shell Petroleum Co Sdn Bhd's (BSP) offshore construction and maintenance services. The contract runs for five years and has an estimated value of over NOK 2.3 billion. As the management contractor Aker Solutions will be responsible for managing the construction and maintenance work for BSP's offshore assets, and transferring competence to enable local businesses to gradually assume responsibility for the work. "This is another very important contract for Aker Solutions in South East Asia and a strategic development for our maintenance…
Aker Solutions Helps Extend Life of Brunei Offshore Oil Fields
Aker Solutions named as management contractor for Brunei Shell Petroleum Co Sdn Bhd's (BSP) offshore construction and maintenance services. The contract in Brunei, East Asia, is worth over NOK 2.3 billion, and is for a duration of five years with an option of two additional years. The work for BSP will commence immediately and the first offshore campaign managed by Aker Solutions in Brunei is scheduled for 2013. As the management contractor Aker Solutions will be responsible for managing the construction and maintenance work for BSP's offshore assets, and transferring competence to enable local businesses to gradually assume responsibility for the work. Local business development will be a priority.
Technip Wins Brunei Offshore Pipe Contract
Technip awarded flexible pipe supply contract for Champion Field offshore Brunei. Technip has been awarded by Swiber Offshore Construction a flexible pipe supply contract for the Brunei Shell Petroleum’s Champion Field, located 40 kilometers offshore Brunei, at a water depth of 45 meters. The contract covers the supply of 12 flexible flowlines, with a total length of 19 kilometers. Brunei Shell Petroleum will use these flexible pipes to increase the existing Champion Field production by redevelopment. The Champion WaterFlood Project, divided into brown field and green field, will be carried out in several phases and will aim at increasing oil recovery from the field.
UK P&I Club Elects New Board
Seven directors were elected to the Board of the UK P&I Club at its AGM in Athens on the 27th October. After obtaining a postgraduate degree in industrial engineering, Ibrahim Güngen founded Güngen Foreign Trade Co Ltd with his brother Mehmet in 1976 and the business quickly became the biggest importer of molasses in Turkey. Mr Güngen has been chief executive officer of Güngen Maritime and Trading since 1990. Dr Grahaeme Henderson, aged 56, joined Shell following a PhD in Engineering from Southampton University in 1980.
Keppel Singmarine Delivers Tractor Tug
Keppel Singmarine Pte Ltd has delivered one of the world’s largest tractor tug to Maju Maritime Pte Ltd on time and within budget. Measuring 34 metres long with bollard pull in excess of 64 tons, Pisces 53 is on a long term charter through Briny Marine Services Sdn Bhd to support Brunei Shell Petroleum Co Sdn Bhd’s exploration and production activities. Following her naming, Pisces 53 will join her sister vessel Phoenix 52 and an utility tug Pegasus 51, two other Maju Maritime tugs that were delivered in early June 2003, at the Brunei Liquefied Natural Gas Terminal in Lumut, Brunei.
Vessels: Keppel Singmarine Delivers Tractor Tug
Keppel Singmarine Pte Ltd. delivered one of the world's largest tractor tugs to Maju Maritime Pte Ltd. Measuring 111.5 ft. long with bollard pull in excess of 64 tons, Pisces 53 is on a long-term charter through Briny Marine Services Sdn Bhd to support Brunei Shell Petroleum Co Sdn Bhd's exploration and production activities. Pisces 53 will joined her sister vessel Phoenix 52 and an utility tug Pegasus 51, two other Maju Maritime tugs that were delivered in early June 2003, at the Brunei Liquefied Natural Gas Terminal in Lumut, Brunei. These vessels were contracted to Keppel Singmarine in May 2002. Pisces 53 is classified under LRS Maltese Cross as 100 A1 TUG + LMS (Unrestricted Service). Maju Maritime is managed by Smit Singapore.
Technip-Coflexip Awarded Contract
Technip-Coflexip has recently been awarded a contract by Brunei Shell Petroleum Co. (BSP) for its Egret Phase 1 Gas Development Project, offshore Brunei. This contract is the first one with BSP. Under the terms of a lump sum contract, worth about $22 million, Technip-Coflexip will be responsible for project management, engineering, procurement and fabrication. Main facilities will include: a 12-slot drilling platform (EGDP-01), made up of an 860-ton topside and a 770-ton jacket in 60 meters of water depth and a 15-kilometer subsea cable. The contract will be executed at Kuala Lumpur by Technip Far East in conjunction with Technip Engineering Brunei, a local affiliate of the Technip-Coflexip Group. Completion is scheduled for Q4 2003.
Keppel’s Integration Efforts Bear Results With million contracts
The integration of Keppel Corporation’s offshore and marine businesses has contributed to a $16 million (S$29 million) swamp barge contract clinched as a result of the synergy of the offshore and specialised shipbuilding divisions. Furthermore, with the integration and Keppel’s sharper focus on specialised shipbuilding, especially support vessels, the offshore and marine group has also won a new contract worth S$21 million from Keppel Smit Towage for three 60-ton tugs which are due for delivery in mid 2003. These tugs, a utility boat and two terminal tractor tugs, will be deployed by Keppel Smit Towage in Brunei for charter to Brunei Shell Petroleum Company.
Keppel FELS to Deliver KFELS Super B Class Jackup
Lady Sponsor Mrs Evelynn Worum (centre, in red) names Deep Driller 3 as Mr Michael Chia, Executive Director of Keppel FELS (to the right of Mrs Worum) and Mr Choo Chiau Beng, Chairman & CEO of Keppel O&M (extreme right) look on. Keppel FELS Limited (Keppel FELS) is on course to deliver another KFELS Super B Class jackup drilling rig to repeat customer, Sinvest ASA (Sinvest) on time and within budget. Mrs Evelynn Worum, Lady Sponsor and wife of Mr Geir Worum, Chairman of Sinvest, named the rig Deep Driller 3 at a ceremony on 14 October 2006 at Keppel FELS. The jackup drilling rig is the second of five KFELS Super B Class rigs that Keppel FELS is constructing for Sinvest. The first rig, Deep Driller 2, was delivered on time in April 2006.
Horizon Offshore Receives Southeast Asia Contract
Horizon Offshore, Inc.’s subsidiary, Horizon Marine Construction, Ltd., has been awarded a contract by Brunei Shell Petroleum Company Sdn. Bhd (BSP) to perform several installations off the coast of Brunei, beginning the second quarter of 2003. Services provided by Horizon will include project management and installation of a four-pile jacket, drilling deck, two 880-ton compressor modules, and living quarters. In addition to the structural work, Horizon will provide the installation, tie-in, and gauging and testing of several pipelines ranging from 10 to 20 inches in diameter in various water depths including a beach approach. "Horizon is pleased to be awarded a contract of this magnitude in Asia and looks forward to developing a long-term relationship with BSP.