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McDermott Wins Tyra EPC Work near Denmark

A view of Tyra East in the Danish North Sea Photo: McDermott International, Inc.

McDermott International announced a substantial contract award from Mærsk Olie og Gas A/S (Maersk Oil) for engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning (EPCC) services for the Tyra Redevelopment project, located offshore in the Danish sector of the North Sea. “This award heralds our return to the North Sea and is a part of our strategic growth strategy,” said Scott Munro, Vice President of Americas, Europe and Africa. “By executing our part of the Tyra Redevelopment project from Kuala Lumpur and Batam…

Independent Committee to Consider Merger Proposal

J. Ray McDermott, S.A. announced a proposal was made by the Board of Directors of McDermott International, Inc., to the Independent Committee of J. Ray McDermott's Board of Directors. Under the proposal, McDermott International would acquire all the publicly held shares of JRM. The proposal calls for a merger in which each publicly held share of J. Ray McDermott would be converted into 1.15 shares of McDermott International, Inc. common stock. McDermott International currently owns 63 percent of the common stock of JRM. The Independent Committee of J. Ray McDermott's Board will take the proposal of a merger with McDermott International, Inc. under consideration.

McDermott International Terminates Proposal

The Finance Committee of the Board of Directors of McDermott International, Inc. has terminated discussions with the Independent Committee of the Board of Directors of its majority-owned subsidiary, J. Ray McDermott S.A., concerning the possible acquisition by McDermott International of the publicly held shares of J. Ray McDermott. The committee said the discussions were terminated because the parties were unable to reach an acceptable financial agreement. The companies will continue to operate under the current corporate and operational management structure.

McDermott Awarded EPCI Contract for Spar Project

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.

McDermott Signs Agreement for North Sea Spoolbase

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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. Located in Hartlepool, in northeast United Kingdom, the spoolbase is expected to support McDermott’s reentry into the North Sea Reel-Lay market. The Port of Hartlepool is a well-established working port with a history of fabrication for the oil and gas industry and has excellent access from harbor to the open sea.

McDermott Awarded Pemex Platform Contract

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. The value is approximately US$ 230 million and will be included in McDermott's fourth quarter 2012 backlog. “This project reaffirms our Altamira, Mexico fabrication facility as a key player for both domestic and international offshore construction projects,” said Steven W. Roll, Vice President and General Manager, Atlantic region. McDermott’s global resources support turnkey engineering, procurement, construction and installation (“EPCI”) solutions and offer Pemex the most competitive solution for the PB-Litoral-A production platform.

McDermott & Ocean Installer Split Amicably

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 strategic aims of both companies are not aligned, say McDermott. The relationship between them and Ocean Installer remains amicable. “As part of its drive to grow its activities in the subsea market, McDermott continues to build its internal assets and capabilities to facilitate growth in order to meet the current and future challenges of the subsea industry.

McDermott Wins Fast-track Build Contract in Indonesia

McDermott Batam Island Yard

McDermott International, Inc. announced today that one of its subsidiaries has been awarded a fast-track fabrication contract by PC Ketapang II Ltd., a subsidiary of PETRONAS for the BTJT-A Jacket as part of the Bukit Tua Development Project in the Ketapang block of East Java, Indonesia. The contract is included in McDermott’s second quarter 2014 backlog. McDermott will fabricate the four-leg 1,100-tonne wellhead jacket, from the Batam Island fabrication facility in Indonesia. The project is expected to be complete by mid November 2014.

McDermott Awarded Megalodon Platform Installation

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McDermott International, Inc. announced today that one of its subsidiaries was awarded a contract to provide transportation and installation services to Walter Oil & Gas Corporation for the Megalodon platform destined for South Timbalier Block 311 in the Gulf of Mexico. The project is expected to be included in McDermott’s third quarter 2014 backlog. McDermott will provide all materials and equipment to transport and install the six-pile platform in 391 feet of water, over an existing well site.

McDermott bags Middle East pipelay contract

Linh Austin Vice President, Middle East and Caspian Photo McDermott

McDermott International, Inc. was awarded an offshore pipelay contract in the Middle East. The pipelay contract includes the engineering, procurement and installation of two oil pipelines offshore. Work on this contract is expected to be completed by the end of the second quarter in 2018. “This contract marks another example where our clients in the Middle East recognize our integrated customer-driven solutions that are consistently delivered with outstanding safety and within cost and schedule,” said Linh Austin, McDermott’s Vice President, Middle East and Caspian.

McDermott Wins Contract in Arabian Gulf

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McDermott International Inc. received three separate engineering, procurement, construction, and installation (EPCI) projects in multiple Arabian Gulf fields. The EPCI contracts were given by a major national oil company;  In addition to this, there has also been an award of an additional scope on an existing contract, also being executed in the Arabian Gulf. Combined, these projects’ total scope includes EPCI for jackets and topsides, subsea pipelines and subsea cables. Work on the projects is expected to be executed through the fourth quarter of 2017.

Helix to Provide McDermott ROV Services

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Helix Energy says that its Robotics subsidiary, Canyon Offshore, Inc., has reached an agreement with a subsidiary of McDermott International, Inc. to provide remotely operated vehicle (ROV) services and equipment for McDermott’s fleet of subsea construction and pipelay support vessels. The agreement is for a fixed term of three years with options to extend. Canyon will provide dual 3,000-meter ROV systems onboard McDermott vessels, which initially is expected to include the North Ocean 102, Lay Vessel North Ocean 105, Lay Vessel 108 and the Derrick Lay Vessel 2000.

McDermott forms Strategic Alliance with SOCAR, Azerbaijan’s State Oil Company

McDermott International, Inc. (NYSE:MDR) (“McDermott”), announced today that one of its subsidiaries, McDermott Caspian Contractors, Inc., and the State Oil Company of the Azerbaijan Republic (“SOCAR”) have formed a strategic alliance to implement a major pipelay and diving services contract in the Caspian region. The contract was recently awarded to McDermott in Azerbaijan as part of further development of the Azeri, Chirag and Deepwater Gunashli (“ACG”) field in the Azerbaijan sector of the Caspian Sea.

McDermott Awarded North Dome and PDM Projects for Saudi Aramco

McDermott International, Inc. (NYSE: MDR) (“McDermott”) has  announced  that one of its subsidiaries has recently been awarded two projects by Saudi Aramco in the Abu Safah, Marjan and Safaniya fields in the Arabian Gulf. The two projects consist of six topsides and a bridge that connects to the existing Marjan facilities. In addition, the project will require other associated modifications and brownfield work. The combined total weight of the structures will exceed 4,000 metric tonnes. The North Dome project, which was issued under the existing Long Term Agreement and is included in McDermott’s third quarter 2012 backlog, comprises procurement, construction and installation of two wellhead decks for Abu Safah and Marjan, and an auxiliary platform and access bridge for Marjan.

Johnson President, CEO J. Ray McDermott

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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. Ray’s parent company. He succeeds Robert A. Deason, who, as previously announced, will retire at the end of the year. Separately, McDermott announced that it plans to separate its operating subsidiaries, The Babcock & Wilcox Company (B&W) and J. Ray, into two independent, publicly traded companies.

McDermott Acquires DeepSea

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McDermott International, Inc. announced that certain of its subsidiaries have entered into an agreement in which McDermott has acquired all of the outstanding shares of the DeepSea operating companies. Terms of the purchase are not being disclosed. Headquartered in London, England, with engineering offices in Houston, Europe and Asia Pacific, DeepSea’s specialty services encompass subsea engineering and project management and extend from the wellhead to fixed, floating or shore-based production facilities for oil and gas operators worldwide.

McDermott Names Flagship Pipelayer in Singapore

The DLV 2000 pipelay vessel under way during sea trials off Singapore in April 2016. (Photo: McDermott)

McDermott International, Inc. formally named its flagship Derrick Lay Vessel 2000 (DLV 2000) during a ceremony at the Keppel Singmarine Shipyard in Singapore. Brenda Cuthbertson, wife of 38-year McDermott employee and Asia Area Vice President Hugh Cuthbertson, served as the vessel’s godmother and named the DLV 2000 with the traditional breaking of champagne during the ceremony. The ceremony was attended by invited guests, McDermott and Keppel executives and employees and was followed by guided tours and lunch on the vessel.

Fugro Extends Contract with McDermott

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  Fugro has been awarded a three-year extension to its existing contracts with McDermott Middle East, Inc. The contract covers the provision of survey, positioning, remotely operated vehicle (ROV) and diving services in the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, India and Saudi Arabia. Engineering and construction company McDermott currently operates two major work barges in the region as well as a large number of other support vessels. The agreement continues a long and successful relationship that dates back more than 35 years, since Fugro and McDermott started operations in the Middle East.

McDermott, Bay Begin Alliance at Harbor Island Facility

J. Ray McDermott, Inc., a subsidiary of McDermott International, Inc., and Bay Ltd. have formed a strategic alliance to pursue fabrication projects in the offshore oil and gas industry, using McDermott's Harbor Island facility near Corpus Christi, Texas. Under the alliance, J. Ray McDermott will provide overall project management, engineering and procurement services, as well as the assembly areas, lifting equipment dredged slip and bulkhead at Harbor Island. Bay, which is the largest non-government employer of skilled craftspeople in the Coastal Bend area of Texas, will provide fabrication and construction services, labor, and equipment to support fabrication of large platform topsides at Harbor Island. Both companies are recognized as safety leaders in the construction industry.

McDermott Wins Two Arabian Gulf Contracts

McDermott awarded North Dome and PDM projects for Saudi Aramco in the Abu Safah, Marjan and Safaniya fields in the Arabian Gulf. The two projects consist of six topsides and a bridge that connects to the existing Marjan facilities. In addition, the project will require other associated modifications and brownfield work. The combined total weight of the structures will exceed 4,000 metric tonnes. The North Dome project, which was issued under the existing Long Term Agreement and is included in McDermott’s third quarter 2012 backlog, comprises procurement, construction and installation of two wellhead decks for Abu Safah and Marjan, and an auxiliary platform and access bridge for Marjan.

McDermott Wins Jack and St. Malo Subsea Project

HOUSTON, Apr 25, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- McDermott International, Inc. (NYSE:MDR) ("McDermott"), announced today that one of its subsidiary companies was awarded fabrication and installation work from Chevron U.S.A. Inc. to support the development of the Jack and St. Malo fields in the Gulf of Mexico. The project will be included in McDermott's first quarter 2011 bookings. Work will begin in 2013, with the start of fabrication of 21 rigid jumpers at McDermott's Morgan City fabrication facility in Louisiana.

J. Ray McDermott Awarded Contract

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.

J. Ray Awarded Malaysia Pipeline Contract

J. Ray McDermott, S.A. announced that its Malaysian affiliate Barmada McDermott Sdn. Bhd. (BMD) has won a fast track transportation and installation contract from ExxonMobil Exploration and Production Malaysia Inc. for the 2.4km, 12 inch full well stream (FWS) replacement pipeline between Guntong-C and Guntong-A, off the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia. The existing Guntong-C riser and a section of the existing pipeline will be replaced with a 2.4km pipeline riser with tie-in to the existing 12 inch pipeline. A mechanical connector will be used to connect the new pipeline to the remaining section of the existing pipeline. The project is expected to be completed by the end of 2008. J. Ray McDermott, S.A., a subsidiary of McDermott International, Inc.

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