Baker Hughes Rig Count Down 2% From June 2001
Baker Hughes Inc. announced on August 7 that the international rig count for July 2001 was 748, down 12 from the 760 counted in June 2001 and up 86 from the 662 counted in July 2000. 189 counted in July 2000. The U.S. rig count for July 2001 was 1,278 up 7 from the 1,271 counted in June 2001 and up 337 from the 941 counted in July 2000. The Canadian rig count for July 2001 was 319 up 17 from the 302 counted in June 2001 and up 13 from the 306 counted in July 2000. The worldwide rig count for July 2001 was 2,345 up 12 from the 2,333 counted in June 2001 and up 436 from the 1,909 counted in July 2000. international markets. and Canadian drilling activity. 1975. In 1987 the Baker Oil Tools began its monthly workover rig count. last working day of each week.
Tanjung Offshore Signs Contract with Boustead Naval Shipyard
Tanjung Offshore Bhd's unit Tanjung Kapal Services Sdn Bhd has awarded shipbuilding contract to Boustead Naval Shipyard Sdn Bhd for an anchor-handling tug and supply vessel, according to a report on www.theedgedaily.com. It said that the construction of the vessel would be financed by internal funds and borrowings. Completion of the vessel is expected to be the third quarter of 2008. The company said the 60-m vessel would be able to perform as a safety vessel for offshore drilling and workover rigs on 24 hours a day basis. (Source: www.theedgedaily.com)
AlMansoori Joint Venture with Key Energy
AlMansoori Petroleum Services, a subsidiary of AlMansoori Specialized Engineering, regional provider of oilfield services in the Middle East, has signed a joint venture agreement with American-based onshore energy production services company Key Energy Services. The joint venture will bring several new services to AlMansoori’s capabilities in coil tubing, workover rigs, pumping/cementing, fracturing and acidizing. The joint venture will see Houston-born Key Energy Services establish a base in the Middle East for the first time and signifies AlMansoori’s expansion into the region, it will target heavily in 2010.
Boustead Naval Shipyard Gets Contract
Tanjung Offshore Bhd's unit Tanjung Kapal Services Sdn Bhd has awarded a shipbuilding contract to Boustead Naval Shipyard Sdn Bhd for an anchor-handling tug and supply vessel. It said on that the construction of the vessel would be financed by internal funds and borrowings. Completion of the vessel is expected to be the third quarter of 2008. The company said the 60-metre vessel would be able to perform as a safety vessel for offshore drilling and workover rigs on 24 hours a day basis. Tanjung said the vessel could also be used for fire fighting, provision of supply and transportation of equipment and cargo between offshore facilities and platforms. Source: The Edge
Keppel Corp. Units Win $46M in Contracts
million from repeat customers. The $23 million contracts for the upgrading and repair of jack-ups, Ensco 51 and Ensco 54 are from ENSCO Offshore Company (ENSCO), with whom Keppel has built two jack-ups in the last four years and carried out numerous repairs. Middle-Eastern client. ENSCO for repairs and new construction. ability to respond swiftly to their needs and to help them solve complex problems in good time. contracts between the two companies. contractors in the world. months. Both vessels are repaired in Singapore and will be re-deployed in the Asia Pacific region. construction and delivery of two gas compression modules for Dresser Rand. vessel which was completed one month ahead of schedule. quarter of 2003. capacity of a safety vessel for offshore drilling and workover rigs.
Warro-5 flows Gas Testing to Start
Transerv Energy informed that fracture stimulation work has been successfully concluded at the Warro-5 well in WA’s Mid-West. The Warro-5 and Warro-6 wells are now being completed in preparation for long term gas testing. Warro-5 stimulation operations were completed on 7th January and all the equipment is now being demobilized from site. The final, second stage at Warro-5 resulted in the 305,000 pounds (138,400kg) of proppant being placed in the gas reservoir. Combined with the deeper Stage 1, Warro-5 has injected 385,000 pounds (175,000kg) of proppant over an interval 4330 – 4410mRT.
Tullow Oil Exploration and Appraisal Update in Kenya
Tullow Oil plc announces the successful results from a series of exploration, appraisal and testing activities conducted in Blocks 10BB and 13T onshore Kenya. The Etom-1 well in Block 13T is the most northerly well drilled to date in the South Lokichar basin, 6.5 km north of the previous Agete-1 discovery. The well encountered approximately 10 metres of net oil pay, extending the proven oil basin significantly northwards. Based on this result the ongoing 550 sq km 3D seismic survey in the South Lokichar basin has been extended to cover a further 247sq km in this northern area…
New Inland Barge Drilling Rig
Parker Drilling Co. has received the newest member of the Parker international drilling fleet, drilling barge rig #75. Built by Oil Barges, Inc., the shallow water drilling rig will commence drilling operations in mid-August. The rig has a 25,000 ft., drilling depth rating with an SCR drive system. All drilling and mud processing equipment is installed on a multi-level barge measuring 240 ft. long and 70 ft. wide. The barge also includes an 82-person accommodation facility. Other innovative design features include a draft of less than 8.5 ft., permiting reduced dredging costs; a 50 ft. (clear height) substructure, permitting simultaneous drilling and workover operations…
Brinker Exceeds Operator Requirements, Zero Failures
UK based, oil and gas technology company Brinker is celebrating a year of zero failures as its game-changing Platelet barrier technology redefines working practices in the global well integrity market. It is estimated at any one moment, across the world, between 20 and 30% of existing wells do not operate due to integrity issues. Brinker’s Platelet technology enables operators to bring shut-in wells or wells producing under dispensation back online in a matter of hours. More than 30 workover jobs have been carried out in the last year from the Arctic ice cap to the deserts of the Middle East, in temperatures ranging from minus 40 degrees Celsius to plus 50 degrees Celsius - all completed with a 100% success rate.
Blake to Build Two Self Propelled Jack Up Rigs
Blake Drilling & Work Over Company, Inc. announced the decision to build two self-propelled, multi-service jackup vessels. These well servicing and side tracking units, designed by Zentech, Inc. of Houston, Texas, will complement Mike Blake’s existing fleet operations in the Gulf of Mexico and facilitate their entry into international markets. The vessels will be the first of their type designed and built specifically to the stringent ABS, USCG and IMO MODU specifications. The units will be classed as Self Propelled, Mobile Offshore, Jack Up Well Servicing Units (MODU Classification). These rigs are quite distinct from Liftboats, and greatly exceed the capabilities of rigs operating in existing liftboat fleets. Construction is scheduled to start mid-third quarter of this year.
Mallard Drilling Announces Alliance with Texaco
Parker Drilling Company's Mallard Drilling subsidiary has entered into an alliance agreement for all of Texaco's domestic (South Louisiana) inland water drilling and workover requirements. Texaco is the largest water bottom leaseholder in South Louisiana's inland water bays and estuaries. Mallard is a diversified inland water drilling/workover contractor, based in New Iberia, La. The competitive bid award is for a term of one year with option. The Texaco-Mallard alliance will initially utilize two Mallard drilling barges, each for a planned one-year program. Additional drilling units will be introduced into the alliance as required. Mallard barges will also support Texaco's ongoing workover and completion program. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
Mallard Drilling Announces Alliance with Texaco
Parker Drilling Company's Mallard Drilling subsidiary annouced it has entered into an alliance agreement for all of Texaco's domestic inland water drilling and workover requirements. Texaco is the largest water bottom leaseholder in South Louisiana's inland water bays and estuaries. Mallard is a diversified water drilling/workover contractor, based in New Iberia, La. The competitive bid award is for a term of one year with option, and commenced December 27,1998. The alliance will initially use two Mallard drilling barges, each for a planned one-year program. Additional drilling units will be introduced as required. Mallard barges will also support Texaco's ongoing workover and completion program.
Semi-submersible Rig Stena Don Hot Stacked
Stena Drilling has selected Semco Maritime’s facilities at Hanøytangen for a warm stacking of the offshore drilling rig Stena Don. The rig will be warm stacked at the Hanøytangen yard in Bergen, ready for future work, explains Business Development Manager Øistein Tømte, Semco Maritime. Stena Don arrived at the yard November 16 and has previously been on a contract in the Troll field in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea. Stena Don is a class 3 semi-submersible rig built in 2001, and has recently been upgraded with a modern equipment package.
Nabors Completes Enserco Acquisition
Nabors Industries, Inc. last week completed the previously announced acquisition of Enserco Energy Service Company Inc., a Tonronto listed company. Gene Isenberg, Chairman and CEO of Nabors said, "I have been particularly impressed with the quality of Enserco's people and assets and look forward to integrating them into what is sure to be the best operation in Canada. The combined companies will possess the most modern and suitable fleet of rigs as well as the financial and technical resources to further expand. These enhanced capabilities will enable us to better fulfill our customers' requirements as they endeavor to find and develop what appears to be the most prospective natural gas province in North America.
Remedial Offshore Pics Power for Unique Offshore Vessel
Remedial Offshore announced the purchase of V228 medium-speed diesel engines from GE Marine to power the new Remedial Offshore Elevating Support Vessels (ESVs). Reportedly the world’s first self-propelled, 325-foot nominal water depth-rated jack-up well intervention vessel, Remedial Offhore’s ESV design provides a hybrid between a jack-up drilling rig and a marine vessel. The new ESV concept offers versatility and operational functionality, ranging from an incorporated electric well workover package to a large open deck for offshore support functions.
Dockwise Secures $45m in Contracts
Dockwise Ltd. announced nine near and midterm contracts awarded to its subsidiary, Dockwise Shipping, for the transportation of jack- up and semi submersible drilling rigs, dredging equipment and various other cargoes. Total revenues for the contracts are approx $45m. On behalf of Noble Drilling, Dockwise Shipping is to transport the drilling rig Noble Roy Butler to its new assignment in the Gulf of Mexico. Following the recent announcement that Dockwise had been contracted to transport the Noble Carl Norberg to the same location, both jack-up rigs will travel in a single journey aboard the same vessel, thus optimizing mobilization time and cost. On behalf of various other clients, Dockwise Shipping will transport three jack-up drilling rigs to Malaysia, China, and Dubai.
New Subsea Snubbing Unit Safer, Optimizes Rig-Time
Balance Point Control Ltd. (BPC), a Superior Energy Services, Inc. company, has developed the Concentric Snubbing Unit- 160 (CSU – 160) rig assist snubbing unit. According to BPC their new CSU-160 is the first fully remote-operated snubbing unit on the market. Furthermore, BPC built a complete Zone-1 electric-driven hydraulic powerpack with four separate drive banks to set a new safety standard in the industry as this minimizes personnel exposure to pressurized hydraulic lines.
Keppel Wins $270M Contract from GlobalSantaFe
Keppel FELS Ltd (Keppel FELS) has secured a contract with GlobalSantaFe Corporation (GSF) to build an ultra-deepwater drilling rig for $270 million. Under the contract agreement, GSF will supply the drilling and sub-sea equipment while Keppel FELS provides the design, engineering and construction of the hull as well as the accommodation quarters for 180 men and marine equipment. The rig, to be named the GSF Development Driller III, is scheduled for delivery in the first quarter of 2009. GSF has chosen to build the state-of-the-art semisubmersible (semi) to the proprietary design, DSS-51, jointly designed and developed by Keppel’s Deepwater Technology Group (DTG) and Marine Structure Consultants (MSC).
New Design for Workover and Subsea Support Vessel
Elliott Bay Design Group has introduced a new design for a workover and subsea support vessel, called Deepworker 2000. Maximizing working space and safety features, the new column-stabilized and dynamically positioned design is intended for worldwide use in distant, deepwater situations with conditions up to sea state 7. Deepworker 2000 is 260 ft. long, with a molded beam of 104 ft., which allows it to transit the Panama Canal. The vessel has a molded normal operating draft of 25 ft., and is designed to meet ABS DP3 and DNV NMD Class 3 Guidelines, with required failure mode redundancies. Principal characteristics include a displacement of approximately 7,170 lt at normal operating draft, a service speed of 12 knots, 21,000 sq. ft. of clear deck workspace and accommodations for 101.
New Light Well Intervention Vessel
Statoil has awarded Island Offshore a framework agreement for a new light well intervention (LWI) vessel on the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS). The third of its type in Statoil’s portfolio the vessel will help reduce the costs of well interventions and enhanced oil recovery. Statoil has awarded Island Offshore a framework agreement for light well intervention (LWI) services from their vessel Island Constructor. The duration of the framework agreement is three years, with an option to extend for another year.
Aker Solutions Acquire UK Subsea Company
Aker Solutions has agreed to acquire a majority stake in Aberdeen-based Enovate Systems Ltd. Enovate Systems Limited is a leading technology company within the subsea well control equipment sector. The financial details of the acquisition are undisclosed. Enovate, which currently employs 62 people, has developed a wide range of unique and patented components and products for use in open water workover systems, in riser workover systems, rigless intervention systems and drilling safety systems. Specific advantages are superior cutting and sealing capabilities and the unique use of complete metal-to-metal sealing solutions which significantly reduce the probability of leakage and improve safety.
Aker Solutions Awarded Moho Contract
Aker Solutions received a Letter of Award from Total for the delivery of a subsea production system for the Moho Nord project in the Republic of the Congo. The contract value is approximately $850 million (U.S.). The Moho Nord project, located approximately 75 km off the coast of the Republic of the Congo, consists of the two developments Moho Nord and Moho Bilondo 1bis. Aker Solutions and Total will run both developments as one integrated project. Scope of work within the contract includes the delivery of 28 vertical subsea trees including wellhead systems…
Mech-Tool Delivers Fire System to DSIC Offshore
Darlington based product manufacturer and global supplier of fire, blast and heat protection systems Mech-Tool Engineering Ltd (MTE) said it has delivered a fully certified ABS fire rated wall system for a Chinese turnkey EPC contractor in offshore construction. The company’s stainless steel A60 fire rated wall system will offer the ultimate protection to personnel on the deep-water semi-submersible rig, BT4000, should they need to use the evacuation lifeboats during an emergency.