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Monday, January 22, 2018

Offshore Work News

Saipem Wins Offshore Contract in Saudi Arabia

According to a report from Reuters, Italian oil services firm Saipem (SPMI.MI) won a contract for offshore work at Saudi Aramco's [SDABO.UL] non-associated gas fields feeding Wasit, Saudi Arabia's biggest gas plant, industry sources said on March 1. Saipem is controlled by oil company Eni (ENI.MI).   (Source: Reuters)

Persian Gulf Charter for Otto Marine

Photo credit Otto Marine

Otto Marine has secured a ship chartering contract for a firm 180 days with option to extend for its newly-built offshore work maintenance vessel. The vessel will operate in the Kuwaiti, UAE and offshore Iraqi waters. The 4,200 bhp vessel SOC Endeavour measures 75m x 24 m, classified by ABS, will be deployed for general offshore rig maintenance works in various areas of the Persian Gulf. Singapore-based Otto Marine is an offshore marine group engaged in specialized shipbuilding of offshore vessels for primarily deep sea operations.

CWind Wins O&M Contract at Humber Gateway OWF

Photo: CWind

The scope of work covers all 73 turbines and the offshore substation. Offshore work is scheduled to commence this June, with CWind utilising its office in Grimsby’s Fishdock. Lee Andrews, Managing Director CWind commented: ”This is fantastic news. I am very proud of this contract award, which  recognizes  our capabilities in O&M services and is a testament to our team’s ability to deliver outstanding services and provide solutions that match our clients’ specific requirements.

McDermott Profit Falls 22%

Revenue increased 6 percent to $1.45b from $1.36b a year earlier, as higher offshore oil and gas construction and government revenue offset lower power generation systems revenue. The company said it posted a $68.3m drop in income in its offshore oil and gas construction segment, mainly due to a high-level of unproductive offshore working days for major construction vessels during the 2008 first quarter, because of poor weather conditions and reduced activities in the Caspian region. McDermott said offshore oil and gas revenue rose to $645.9 from $550.3m as fewer activities in the Caspian region were offset by added work in the Middle East and Asia Pacific regions.

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. Subsea 7 said engineering and project management work will commence immediately and will be undertaken at its Cairo office and Global Projects Center in London.

Mobile Yard Stays Busy With Offshore Work

Even before the September 11 terrorist attacks in New York City and Washington, D.C., the offshore market in the Gulf of Mexico had shown signs of weakening. However one shipyard — Atlantic Marine-Mobile — has reported a steady flow of work with the award of several, substantial offshore refurbishment contracts in recent months. The shipyard in Mobile has a long history with the offshore market, but it notes that 2001 has been particularly busy. Semi-submersible and jack-up rigs have occupied the Mobile, Alabama facility throughout 2001. The influx of offshore work includes the following. ENSCO International's jack-up rig ENSCO 68, arrived in Mobile in late March.

Stolt Offshore Awarded $60M Contract in Norway

Stolt Offshore S.A. has been awarded a $60 million EPIC contract from Norsk Hydro for the Vigdis Extension. The Vigdis Extension project includes two new templates and two new satellite structures that will be tied back to the existing Vigdis subsea infrastructure. Stolt Offshore will provide engineering, procurement and installation of 14 miles of 6-in. and 12-in. water injection and production flowlines and umbilicals. Engineering work has commenced and offshore work is due to be carried out in the third quarter of 2003. The Vides Extension field is located in water depths ranging from 722 ft. to 918 ft. in block 34/7 of the Norwegian Section of the North Sea some 105 miles northwest of Mongstad.

Solstad Wins Contract with CUEL Thailand

Photo: Solstad Offshore ASA

Norway’s Solstad Offshore ASA has been been awarded a contract with CUEL Limited, Thailand for the derrick lay barge DLB Norce Endeavour in the Gulf of Thailand. According to the contract the 2011-built unit will be used for the provision of transportation and installation for Phase 4 of JDA Block B-17-01. The DLB Norce Endeavour will install 3 new wellhead platforms, 3 subsea pipelines and host tie-ins for CUEL Limited with the offshore work to start in Q3-2017 and comple in Q1-2018 with a combined forecast utilization of the DLB Norce Endeavour of around 60 days.

Solstad CSV Serviced ahead of Australian Deployment

Normand Reach (Photo: Gibdock)

Gibraltar shipyard Gibdock said a surge in offshore vessel repair and maintenance work has included a special project for Norwegian offshore vessel owner and operator Solstad, to ensure that Normand Reach meets the hull cleanliness standards set by Australia’s National Biofouling Management Guidelines for commercial vessels. The 120.85-meter-long Solstad CSV entered the yard for a special wash and brush up on its way to Western Australia, where it has been reported as due to enter charter in the coming weeks to work in the Ichthys gas field development project.

Global to Install Platforms and Pipelines for ChevronTexaco

Global Industries, Ltd. announced its subsidiary Global Industries Limited Mauritius has executed a contract to undertake platform and pipeline installation work in the Gulf of Thailand for Chevron Offshore (Thailand) Ltd., a subsidiary of ChevronTexaco Corporation. This work forms part of ChevronTexaco’s Minimum Facilities Project (MFP) to expand oil and gas production in Thailand. Global will be responsible for installing five wellhead platforms and four pipelines as well as performing associated tie-in, free span correction, and testing activities. The offshore work will be performed in two phases to accommodate ChevronTexaco’s construction schedule and optimize Global’s barge utilization.

Big Abandonment & Recovery Missions Offshore for AF

AF-offshore-Muchinson.  The platform is one of the largest steel jacket platforms in the North Sea and has  operational since 1980

AF Group's wholly owned subsidiary, AF Decom Offshore UK Limited, has in a consortium with Heerema Marine Contractors Nederland SE (Heerema AF Consortium), entered into an agreement with CNR, Canadian Natural Resources International (UK) Limited for decommissioning of the Murchison platform in the UK North Sea. MoU includes a major contract for engineering, preparatory, removal and recycling (EPRD) of both tires and steel foundations, in all, a combined weight of more than 37,000 tons.

Aqualis Offshore Lands Study Job for LNG Barge

Offshore marine and engineering consultancy Aqualis Offshore, part of Oslo-listed Aqualis ASA, has been contracted by Gas Entec Co. Ltd to provide an engineering study of a new-build LNG barge that will operate offshore the U.S. The contract value is undisclosed. Aqualis Offshore’s work scope is to provide a Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) study for Control and Alarm Monitoring System (CAMS), Emergency Shutdown System (ESDS), and Wireless Telemetry System installed on the 2,200 cubic meter LNG bunkering/transport barge. The LNG bunkering/transport barge will carry LNG cargo from the port facilities towards LFS (LNG Fuelled Ship) for bunkering. The LNG bunkering barge is built by Conrad Shipyard, Texas, for TOTE.

Cammell Laird Gibraltar Stays Busy

Gibraltar’s Cammell Laird is reporting busy times with at least seven contracts already confirmed for January/February 2005. The yard has been particularly busy with offshore work of late with three offshore supply vessels (OSVs) and one ocean-going tug all recently at the shipyard. The OSV’s are the Seaway Eagle, the Norman Progress, and AP Moller’s Maersk Trinity, and the tug is the Sertosa 27. Meanwhile, other ships recently repaired include two containerships from Safmarine, the Safmarine Nimba, and the Safmarine Mono, the cruise vessel Thompson Spirit, the containership Schelddiep, and the Ashabi, which is in for long term fire-damage repairs.

Alpine Ocean Seismic Survey Launches 110-ft RV

Norwood, New Jersey — May 10, 2011 — Alpine Ocean Seismic Survey, [ http://www.alpineocean.com ] a provider of marine surveying and data collection services, announces the launch of the multi-use research vessel, the R/V Shearwater. With the addition of this new vessel, Alpine can now further expand its offerings of turnkey data collection and other surveying services to offshore clients, including wind, tidal, civil engineering, shoreline protection, submarine cable, pipeline, oil, and natural gas project developers.

Offshore Cable Turntable Order for Jan De Nul

Cable Turntable & Equipment: Image credit Jan De Nui

Jan De Nul Group to supply a 5,400 tonnes capacity cable turntable to offshore handling systems specialist Caley Ocean Systems. The turntable, including a 5 tonnes and 10 tonnes deck tensioner, is destined for the vessel Willem de Vlamingh. In addition to this turntable, Caley is supplying a modular loading tower assembly comprising loading arm, inboard chute, and control cabin. In the first quarter of 2013, Willem de Vlamingh will be being outfitted for cable laying offshore…

EPC Offshore Signs Deal with Total on Edradour

Aberdeen-based project management and development engineering specialist EPC Offshore has signed an agreement with Total E&P UK Ltd. (TEP UK) to provide support services at its natural gas and condensate discovery in the Atlantic. Edradour, located in Block 206/4 of the U.K. Continental Shelf, is expected to start pumping in 2016, will be linked to the $3.3 billion Laggan/Tormore development west of the Shetland Islands. EPC Offshore will provide project management services for the development as part of a six month contract worth in excess of £260,000.

ONGC Awards Offshore Order to L&T

Oil & Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) has awarded a project order with Larsen & Toubro Ltd (L&T) for the NQ re-construction (NQRC) Project in Mumbai High North fields, according to Domain-b. According to the report, this project is the largest brownfield project of its kind awarded in the offshore oil and gas sector in India. The NQ Complex, one of the oldest assets owned by ONGC, has been operational since 1985. The project comprises reconstruction of offshore facilities at the NQ Complex including the replacement of the existing booster compressor with a new process gas compressor module, revamp of produced water conditioning system, hot oil system, gas dehydration unit and other utilities.

Acergy Gets $700m from Total for Angola Offshore Work

Acergy SA received a $700mcontract from Total SA for work on the development of Pazlor oil field offshore from Angola. Acergy said Wednesday it received the contract as part of a $1.8b award to a consortium with French oil services company Technip SA Acergy's portion of the project includes the engineering, procurement, fabrication and installation of 55 kilometers of water-injection lines, gas-injection and gas-exports lines, umbilicals and more than 20 rigid jumpers among others tasks. The company said engineering will begin immediately; offshore installation is scheduled to begin in mid-2010. Acergy, a Sunbury-on-Thames, England, engineering and contruction contractor for the offshore oil and gas industry, had 2006 revenue of $2.12b.

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.

Offshore Consulting Contract for Viking Supply Ships

Image courtesy of Viking Supply Ships

Viking Supply Ships says it has been awarded a contract for consulting services with a company owned by [unnamed] major oil companies. The contract includes general advice, logistical support and equipment supply for offshore work in harsh environments. The contract is for a period of two years from the end of 2013. The total contract value is estimated to be approximately MUSD 50-60 depending on actual services required. Viking Supply considers that the contract strengthens the company’s position as one of the leading operators working in harsh and remote areas.

Rosneft Starts Up Field Work in the Kara Sea

Kara sea map

On July 24 this year, research vessel Geolog Dmitry Nalivkin sailed from Kirkenes (Norway) to the Kara Sea. In the next three months 2D seismic survey, will be carried out in the three Vostochno-Prinovozemelsky licenses. The field work will be conducted in the surface area that totals almost 7 thousand square kilometers, and its results will help identify and delineate drillable oil and gas prospects. A pre-project meeting was held on board of the vessel just before it sailed off to the site.

SembCorp Unveils Plans To Save $18M/Year

SembCorp Industries Ltd. unveiled details of its shipyard restructuring, resulting in annual savings of $18 million from 2001 to help the group stay competitive. SembCorp will reportedly eliminate duplications in yard operations of Jurong Shipyard Ltd., Sembawang Shipyard Pte. Ltd., SembCorp Logistics and its Indonesian Karimun yard. The revamp would see SembCorp setting up three units -- JPL Services, Jurong Machinery Automation and Jurong Integrated Services -- to serve the group's yards. JPL would supply all the yards' electricity and water as well as rental of equipment and maintenance. Jurong Integrated will be involved in steel fabrication and piping works for the yards, while Jurong Machinery would provide machinery fitting and marine automation.

Technic Awarded Marathon Oil North Sea Contract

'Skandi Arctic': Image courtesy of Technip

The Skandi Arctic, a diving support vessel from Technip’s fleet, will be used for the offshore work. The water depths in the area is around 120 meters, and the subsea work will be performed by use of remotely-operated vehicles (ROV) as well as by divers. The contract includes engineering, fabrication, installation and diving tie-ins of pipeline spools, including protection covers and installation of a manifold. Present in 48 countries, Technip has state-of-the-art industrial assets on all continents and operates a fleet of specialized vessels for pipeline installation and subsea construction.

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