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Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Ocean Installer News

Ocean Installer Appoints Head for New U.S. Office

Michael Newbury. Photo: Ocean Installer

Ocean Installer appointed Michael Newbury as President for its U.S. office, located in Houston, Texas. The office has been established to cater for projects run out of the US. Entering his new position in April 2013, Michael Newbury brings with him managerial experience and track record from the U.S. subsea industry. He comes from a position as Vice President for Operations and Business Development with the U.S.-based subsea contractor Deep Down, Inc. and has senior experience from the U.S. subsea industry, including Subsea 7 and Halliburton. The process of opening an Ocean Installer U.S.

Ocean Installer Completes Offshore Job in Balder Field

Ocean Installer has successfully completed survey and intervention work at the Balder field, as contracted by ExxonMobil Exploration & Production Norway AS (“ExxonMobil”). The work was performed in May 2012, according to schedule and in line with Ocean Installer’s quality and HSE standards and requirements. The conducted work encompassed inspection and maintenance of the subsea control system at the Balder field, Ocean Installer making use of the long term chartered vessel “Normand Clipper”. This job was the first project to be executed from “Normand Clipper” under the Ocean Installer charter, as well as Ocean Installer’s first offshore job in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea.

Ocean Installer Enters Australian O&G Market

Normand Vision & Normand Mermaid.

Ocean Installer’s said that it has established office in Perth, Australia to meet demand for subsea construction services. “This is the beginning of our presence in another promising region in line with Ocean Installer’s growth strategy. The Asia Pacific- and Oceania region represent significant growth opportunities in the years ahead,” said Steinar Riise, CEO, Ocean Installer. Ocean Installer recently hired Bijan K. Mahapatra to lead the office in Australia. Mahapatra has more…

Ocean Installer in BP frame deal

Photo: Ocean Installer

Ocean Installer has been awarded a Regional Framework Agreement with BP for subsea work in the Gulf of Mexico region. The agreement covers subsea fabrication, transportation and installation of offshore facilities, as well as hook up and commissioning, and is valid for three years. Specific work scopes will be carried out under individual call-off contracts, and accordingly no firm work is currently committed under the agreement. “We have successfully executed work for BP in the GoM during the last couple of years, and we are happy to see the relationship manifest itself in such an agreement.

Ocean Installer Expands in Stavanger

The Norwegian subsea entrepreneur Ocean Installer is moving into new headquarters in Stavanger to accommodate for the strong growth the company has experienced over the last year. This expansion of our Stavanger base shows that we are developing in line with our long-term growth strategy. We are very pleased, as this proves that we have been successful with regards to recruitment and that people wish to play a part in the further development of our company, says Steinar Riise, CEO of Ocean Installer. Ocean Installer move into the new premises, located in the office park Park2020, on October 8th. Park2020 is located in the Forus area of Stavanger, the main energy and industry cluster of Norway.

Subsea North Sea Pipelay Alliance Agreed

Ocean Installer & leading offshore engineering & construction company McDermott establish alliance to meet rigid pipelay needs in the North Sea subsea market. The alliance marks McDermott’s re-entry into the North Sea and establishes Ocean Installer as a tier one North Sea contractor by adding rigid pipelay to the company’s capabilities. McDermott continues to expand its subsea resources including a growing fleet of rigid-pipelay vessels such as the highly advanced Lay Vessel North Ocean 105, its sister ship Lay Vessel 108 (expected to be available mid-2014), and recently announced new-build deepwater combination S-Lay vessel with a 2000-ton crane DLV 2000, (expected to be available in 2015).

Statoil Awards SURF Contract to Ocean Installer

Ocean Installer has been awarded a SURF (subsea structures, umbilicals, risers and flowlines) contract for subsea lines modification work at several Statoil operated fields on the Norwegian Continental Shelf. The total contract value (firm) is approximately $55 million with an additional potential (options) of approximately $95 million. This marks Ocean Installer’s second contract with Statoil within the last six months, Steinar Riise, CEO of Ocean Installer, said. The work scope comprises marine operations for replacement/installation of flexible risers, flowlines, jumpers, structures, and umbilicals, including all associated tie-in activities. Work locations are offshore installations at Statoil operated fields on the Norwegian Continental Shelf.

Ocean Installer, Solstad Order Subsea Vessel

Ocean Installer and Solstad Offshore ordered a large, advanced construction support vessel (CSV). The vessel will be delivered in Q2 2014 and is to be operated by Ocean Installer. The contract is subject to GIEK (“Garanti-instituttet for eksportkreditt”) board approval (June 20th 2012). The vessel, of type OSCV 06L, has been designed by shipbuilder STX OSV and Solstad, in close cooperation with Ocean Installer. This combination has resulted in one of the most advanced CSVs built to date. The vessel is equipped with a 3000t carousel, a 400t active heave compensated (AHC) crane and launching systems for Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs) (LARS). The vessel will be delivered with a 150t Vertical Lay Spread System (VLS) priced at 200 million NOK.

Nautronix Wins Major Contract In Norway

Nautronix have been awarded a three year contract by the Norwegian SURF contractor, Ocean Installer AS, for the supply of survey services to support their offshore construction activities. The contract includes the provision of onshore and offshore survey services in support of tendering and project activities. Nautronix will initially mobilise survey personnel and equipment onto the Normand Clipper, Ocean Installer’s long term chartered construction vessel due to commence offshore operations in May 2012.

Ocean Installer Awarded New Contract

Normand Clipper

Ocean Installer has been awarded a contract for SURF support work in Brazil for Saipem. The contract which will see the Normand Clipper in Brazil for 8 months is valued at circa USD 50 million, with options to extend. Ocean Installer will support Saipem with their installation of multiple Steel Catenary Lazy Wave Risers, Free Standing Hybrid Risers and Export Pipelines for the Iracema and Pre-Salt projects in the Santos Basin Pre-Salt Area for Petrobras. The scope of work includes a wide range of services including survey…

Statoil Exercises Ocean Installer Option at Vigdis

Photo: Ocean Installer

Ocean Installer will undertake flexible jumper replacement operations for Norwegian operator Statoil at the Vigdis field, says a statement from the company. Ocean Installer  will see it perform subsea work. The company said the option falls under an amendment to the previously awarded SMLP Marine Installation contract which was signed in December last year and covered riser replacement operations at the Troll C field. The SLMP amendment was signed in December 2015 and covers the replacement of a flexible jumper at the Vigdis field as well as project management…

Ocean Installer Appoints New CFO and CCO

Ole Sanne has accepted the new position of CCO at Ocean Installer, and Jim Dåtland will join Ocean Installer as the new CFO. Mr. Sanne and Mr. Dåtland enter their new positions mid-February 2013. Mr. Sanne has been with Ocean Installer since the company’s inception and has more than 15 years of experience from the subsea sector, of which 12 years in senior managerial positions, including as Finance and Company Director for Subsea 7 Norway. Mr. Dåtland has spent the last seven years with the offshore drilling contractor Seadrill Limited focusing on investor relations and corporate finance activities. Seadrill has grown to become the world`s largest driller by market capitalization and enterprise value.

Ocean Installer Awarded Contract with Shell U.K.

Photo: Ocean Installer

Shell U.K.Ltd. awarded Ocean Installer a contract for umbilical installation at the Bittern field in the U.K. sector of the North Sea. The scope of the work is to install two new static umbilicals of 20.7km and 1.8km. This includes pre-lay engineering; survey and confirmation of all routes and subsea work; monitoring and testing of umbilicals during transportation and installation; umbilical installation, including building of crossings and installation of protection mattresses; burial of umbilicals and post installation testing.

Ocean Installer Wins Statoil SURF Contract

Ocean Installer OCV: Photo courtesy of Ocean Installer

Norway-based company Ocean Installer has been awarded a SURF (Subsea structures, Umbilicals, Risers, Flowlines) contract for subsea lines modification work at several Statoil operated fields on the Norwegian Continental Shelf. The total contract value (firm) is approx. USD 55 million and with an additional potential (options) of approx. USD 95 million. The work scope comprises marine operations for replacement/installation of flexible risers, flowlines, jumpers, structures, and umbilicals, including all associated tie-in activities.

Statoil Contract for Ocean Installer

Ocean Installer has been awarded an Engineering, Procurement, Construction, Installation (EPCI) contract for subsea installations and tie-in operations at the Statoil operated fields Gina Krog (former Dagny) and Eirin. The total contract value is approximately $85 million (U.S.), including options. The scope of work is part of the field development of the Gina Krogand Eirin fields and includes design, fabrication and subsea installation of Gas Export Pipeline End Manifold (PLEM), the oil export riser base, the tie-in spools and covers, as well as all associated remote tie-in operations. The work scope related to the Eirin field is included as an option due to the later project sanctioning schedule for this development.

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.

Ocean Installer Awarded Statoil North Sea Work

  Ocean Installer's Normand Vision (Photo courtesy of Ocean Installer)

Ocean Installer has been awarded North Sea umbilical installation and riser replacement contracts from Statoil, the company announced yesterday. The Norwegian subsea contractor signed amendments with Statoil for umbilical marine installation at the North Sea's Visund field and for riser replacement at the Troll B field. The work will be executed under the SLMP Marine Installation Contract. Ocean Installer will utilize the large construction support vessel (CSV), Normand Vision, as the installation vessel for both projects. The water depth in both areas is approximately 330m.

Huisman is Keeping Very Busy in Schiedam

Photo: Huisman

Huisman, a worldwide specialist in lifting, drilling and subsea solutions, currently has five new built pipelay systems out on the quayside of their production facility in Schiedam, The Netherlands. These “high five” showcase the latest in pipelay technology and underline the added value of the new production hall for Huisman Schiedam. This 66m high production hall offers the largest indoor lifting capacity in Europe (1,200mt), allowing for the simultaneous indoor assembly, including testing and commissioning, of several products and systems.

Offshore Atlantic Contract Completed by Ocean Installer

Normand Clipper: Photo credit Ocean Installer

Norway's Ocean Installer company employed its CSV 'Normand Clipper' to complete deep-water contract in N. Atlantic. The contract was for part of the development of the Corrib gas field and it required the survey of a 20-inch, 83km long offshore pipeline and the relocation of about 250 boulders, clearing a 12-metre wide corridor in an umbilical lay route. The work commenced in early August and was successfully completed using the highly efficient construction support vessel (CSV) Normand Clipper. The Corrib field is located in the Atlantic on the west coast of Ireland in blocks 18/20 and 18/25.

Sortland Named CEO of Global Maritime Group

Peder Sortland (Photo courtesy: Global Maritime Group)

Global Maritime Group has appointed Peder Sortland as its first CEO. Sortland comes from the post of CEO at Apply ASA, and knows part of the group well from holding the position as chair of Global Maritime AS since April 2014. Before joining Apply in 2012, Sortland was chief executive of Ross Offshore and Subsea Technology Group. He has also managed the Norwegian unit of Subsea 7, and held the position as chair in Ocean Installer. He held a number of leading posts in the Statoil group from 1992-2010, covering upstream and downstream oil and gas activities both in Norway and internationally.

DSCV SBM Installer Sold to OS Installer

SBM Installer being towed1

SBM Offshore has entered into an agreement to sell the DSCV SBM Installer, a Diving Support and Construction Vessel (DSCV), to OS Installer AS for US$150 million in cash. OS Installer AS is a newly established joint venture between Ocean Yield ASA (75%) and SBM Offshore (25%). Both parties have signed a memorandum of agreement, and SBM Offshore will charter the vessel under a long-term bareboat charter for a fixed period of 12 years. The Company will have certain options to acquire the vessel during the bareboat charter period, with the first option exercisable after five years.

Ocean Change Requires Solutions: UN

 ​Fiji's Ambassador Peter Thomson, the UN Secretary General's Special Envoy for the Ocean (right), pictured with IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim. Photo:  International Maritime Organization (IMO)

Solutions to address human-induced “Ocean Change” are needed to save life in the ocean and reverse the cycle of decline in which it is caught, according to Fiji's Ambassador Peter Thomson, the UN Secretary General's Special Envoy for the Ocean. Peter Thomson, who was visiting the International Maritime Organization (IMO) in London, said that as a Fijian, he had personally witnessed the degradation of the marine environment in his lifetime, citing marine litter and coral bleaching as just two examples. “As a grandfather I find these changes tragic.

GMSL Converts Fleet with MakaiLay Software

Global Marine Systems Ltd. (GMSL)  is in the process of converting six of its cable installation and repair vessels to begin using the latest Makai software technology. With the addition of GMSL to the list of customers, Makai software products are now used by large installers and smaller telecom cable installers throughout the world, accounting for more than 80% of the world’s cable installation fleet, the company said. 3)    The MakaiLay Seismic module which will enhance the capabilities of GMSL in accurately installing and retrieving seismic arrays for the oil and gas industry.

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