Ireland and its regional partners under
long-term contracts. The MOU commits the
parties to undertake exclusive negotiations
to develop the LNG import project.
TELE-FONIKA Kable (TFKable) is acquiring subsea umbilicals and power cables
designer and manufacturer JDR Cable
Systems. TFKable plans to maintain JDR’s
operations in their current locations. The
transaction, which is subject to regulatory
approval and consents, should close later in
the current quarter.
Songa Offshore has awarded
Aquamarine Subsea a five-year frame agreement
covering a continuous class program for
the high-pressure (HP) manifolds on the
four CAT D semisubmersible drilling rigs.
There is an option to extend the contract
by a further five years. Work will typically
comprise upgrading, exchanging, and recertifying HP manifold components such as
valves, blocks and spools, as part of Songa
Offshore’s total program for continuous
classing. Aquamarine Subsea will execute
the work at its Jørpeland site and on the
rigs during operation.
Oil Spill Response Ltd. has chosen
DTL to deliver a program of training and
assessment qualifications at levels 3 and 4.
Maersk Oil has contracted Simmons
Edeco to provide scheduled and unscheduled wellhead maintenance services for
all of the operator’s wells in the Danish
North Sea. In addition, the contractor will
refurbish valves and wellhead maintenance
equipment. The five-year contract, which
started in June, has three one-year extension options, and will be managed from
Simmons Edeco’s new operations base in
Esbjerg, where Maersk Oil’s Danish Business Unit is also located.
DNV GL has acquired a test facility,
formerly known as the Flow Centre, based
at Bishop Auckland in northeast England.
The aim is to use the site to complement and
enhance its existing research and testing capability at Spadeadam to the west, increasing
the scope across the two centers.
Ophir Energy is cutting its running
costs by implementing staff reductions at
its London head office.
AFGlobal has acquired Advanced Measurement Inc., an automation, controls
and data management systems provider.
Damen Shiprepair & Conversion
has completed its acquisition of the Keppel
Verolme shipyard from Keppel Offshore
& Marine. It follows an initial agreement
between the two parties in April. Since July 1,
the Keppel Verolme shipyard and its 250 staff
have been operating under the Damen flag.
Tesco Corp. has achieved certification
to API Q1, ISO 9001: 2015, and the license
to monogram products to API 8C at its
facilities in the greater Houston area.
Element Materials Technology has
completed its acquisition of Exova, combining two of the world’s leading testing companies to create a single global testing organization. The combined company, majority
owned by private equity firm Bridgepoint,
has more than 6,200 employees and will
operate in the future as Element Materials
Technology. It will have 200 laboratories in
more than 30 countries.
Halliburton Co. has acquired
Summit ESP, an electric submersible pump
technology and services provider.
LUX Assure has appointed Borneo
Seaoffshore Engineering SDN BHD as a
regional partner in Malaysia.
Mersey Maritime has unveiled plans
for a new offshore and maritime training
facility in the northwest UK. The cluster
organization for the local maritime sector
initiated discussions with potential partners
from across the region’s public and private
sectors to secure the support needed to
bring Glasgow-based Stream Marine
Training to Merseyside. Stream Marine
will establish the maritime and offshore
training center in the Wirral, south of Liverpool, investing up to £ 1. 5 million ($1.92 million) in new facilities at Tower Quays and a
new fire training ground along Duke Street,
Birkenhead. The nearest current offshore
facility, in Lancashire to the north, is said to
be heavily oversubscribed, so there could
be a large catchment potential for Stream
Marine Training in the Liverpool area.
Well-Centric and Hunting have jointly
secured a £5-million ($6.36-million) contract
involving maintenance, storage, and recertification of intervention-related equipment
in the North Sea. The three-year contract
could be extended by a further two years.
Hunting will provide rental equipment and
assist with recertification of assets where
John Crane Asset Management Solutions has secured a three-year £3-million
($3.8-million) contract to provide condition-based maintenance services with a major
operator in the UK North Sea. The work covers rotating equipment across 12 assets and
infrastructure sites and includes deployment
of a specialist engineer to the operator’s UK
offices to support reliability improvement.
The agreement, which follows a competitive
re-tender, extends the contract which the
company has held for the past eight years.
The latest contract is for an initial three
years plus two one-year options.
N-Sea Offshore Ltd., a subsea IMR provider, has reached one million man-hours
without a lost time incident.
ATR, a Centurion company, has opened
a new base in Kazakhstan. This will initially
employ 12 new personnel, 10 locals, with
plans to double the size of the team over
the next 12 months. The purpose-built facili-
ties at Aktau, close to 2,000 sq m ( 21,528 sq
ft) in size, will include offices, workshops,
and a yard area with the location selected to
support clients in the Caspian area.
DEA Deutsche Erdoel has opened an
office in Rio de Janeiro.
Sparrows Group and SPIE Oil & Gas
Services will provide crane maintenance
for Total E&P Congo on the offshore
Moho Nord development. The scope covers
maintenance, inspection and testing services on five pedestal cranes on the Likouf
FPU and the Moho Nord TLP over three
years. Sparrows manufactured the cranes
at its plant in the US. SPIE will manage the
program locally, supported by Sparrows’
Maersk Oil has awarded Nature
Group a five-year contract, under which
the contractor will mobilize offshore
slop processing environmental units and
operational staff to drilling rigs on contract
to Maersk in the UK central North Sea. The
slops units occupy a small footprint but are
said to provide a high treatment capacity,
without the use of filtration membranes.
Polarcus has secured a contract for a
one-month 3D seismic survey offshore
West Africa, due to start in early 4Q. The
company says it will deploy its Polarcus
XArray methodology to optimize data quality and acquisition efficiency.
The Oil and Gas Technology Centre
says its ‘Call for Ideas’ for well P&A operations has moved to the ‘develop’ stage, with
27 innovative ideas and concepts in the
running for around £ 1 million ($1.3 million) of funding. Ideas submitted include:
enhanced methods for testing barriers;
alternatives to cement barriers, from self-sealing composites to metal alloys; new
ways of placing barriers without having
to pull casing; and new approaches for
assessing the potential of hydrocarbons to
flow to surface. The centre will work with
some of the innovators to further develop
their ideas before deciding whether to take
the concept into the ‘deliver’ stage, leading
to technology field trials and subsequent
Alewijnse Marine has completed a comprehensive electrical outfitting of the 72-m
(236-ft) long survey vessel Fugro Venturer.
The company designed, manufactured, installed, and commissioned the main power
generation and distribution systems, engine
room alarm and monitoring system, naviga-tion- and communication systems, closed
circuit TV installation, public address and
general alarm system, lighting and wheelhouse consoles.