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11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code in
the United States Bankruptcy Court for the
Southern District of New York. The company
said that it intends to use the Chapter 11 process to pursue a comprehensive restructuring
of its approximately $3.0 billion in principal
amount of outstanding funded debt.
SUEZ has broken ground on a new labo-
ratory in Tomball, Texas, north of Houston,
which is expected to open in mid-2018.
The new facility will expand to include
further process innovation in the oil and
gas industry, focusing on global upstream
and downstream applications. For the oil
and gas industry, customized experimental
simulation capabilities that closely mimic
the field environment are being added
and upgraded. New research and applica-
tion development efforts will continue in
process and water chemistry for oil and gas
production, transport, refining and petro-
chemicals, emphasizing all unit operation
support, failure and root-cause analyses.
It also will allow for expert services and
application technology as well as a new
emphasis on sensors, monitoring solu-
tions and digital domain to further advance
its process-focused solutions. Currently
designed for more than 80 researchers and
support staff, additional support facilities
have been engineered in place at the design
phase, allowing for efficient and cost-effec-
tive future expansion.
Chrysaor has awarded Sparrows Group
a three-year crane management services
contract for platforms on three UK North
Sea fields that it recently took ownership
of from Shell. Sparrows will operate and
maintain seven cranes across the Armada,
Everest, and Lomond gas platforms, 233-250
km (145-155 mi) east of Aberdeen. It also
covers supply of rigging lofts and inspection
services, and overseeing the onshore man-
agement of all crane maintenance strategies
and related engineering scopes.
Petrohab LLC has established a Brazil-
ian subsidiary named Petrohab Oil & Gas
Ser viços, Ltd., which is headquartered in
MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has
opened its head office in Singapore.
Oceaneering International Services
Ltd. has joined the Engineering Equip-
ment and Materials Users Association
as an associate.
NOW Inc.’s US subsidiary DNOW L.P.
has signed a master distribution agreement
with Global Tubing, a Forum Energy Tech-
nologies company. Under this agreement,
DistributionNOW becomes Global Tubing’s
preferred partner to distribute its portfolio of
coiled line pipe products in the US.
SIMMONS EDECO has opened its first
base of operations in Esbjerg, Denmark.
Bibby Marine Services Ltd. has
awarded Sodexo a two-year contract to pro-
vide catering, housekeeping, and laundry
services for the new custom-designed Bibby
Wavemaster 1 vessel.
Danos has won a fabrication contract
by a major oil and gas producer subsidiary
operating offshore Equatorial Guinea. The
scope of work comprises the fabrication of a
50-by-60-ft (15-by-18-m) deck section and all
associated piping for an upgraded compres-
sor on the producer’s offshore platform.
The deck will be fabricated at its Amelia
Integrated Services Complex, involving 45
craft personnel over four months.
Woodside Energy has contracted AGR
to provide drilling, completions, well site
and well engineering services under a four-
year outline agreement.
NorSea Group (UK) and Independent
Oilfield Services (IOS) are teaming up to
provide a comprehensive logistics, storage,
and inspection package for oil and gas com-
panies operating in northeast Scotland. The
alliance will combine NorSea’s quayside oil/
gas field services and logistics at its deep-
water base at Smith Quay, Peterhead, with
IOS’ oilfield equipment storage and tubulars
inspection facility at nearby Longside.