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UAE sets production target for 2017 by John Morrison The UAE has set a target to increase oil capacity output in the region to 3.5 million barrels per day (bpd) by 2017. This was set after the nation missed the 3 million bpd target in 2012. To meet this target, the UAE will face a series of hurdles, which range from technology challenges to the expense of the large projects involved. These costly projects can also be weighed down by high energy subsidies. According to reports, the UAE has billions of dollars of oil and gas projects underway, with a large portion still to be awarded and is investing heavily to meet the target, with around one-third of the 20 biggest Gulf region oil and gas projects currently taking place within the upstream oil and gas sector of the UAE. In addition to technological and financial challenges, the UAE also faces deadlines for awarding licence concessions, for which international operators will be selected. These concessions run out at the beginning of 2014. Firms such as BP, Shell, ExxonMobil, Partex and Total are all partners with Abu Dhabi Company for Onshore Oil Operations (ADCO) for the onshore concessions, and although they may contribute to the target being met, uncertainty around the tenure of the concessions could add further delays. With international oil companies playing a significant role in the target becoming a reality, keeping the concession partnerships in place within the UAE is important for these companies, as opportunities can be rare compared to that of the surrounding regions.
Delays in awarding the development contract for the Upper Zakum oil field, which was eventually awarded to the Petrofac Emirates in consortium with Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., Ltd. (DSME), did cause a knock-on delay in the overall target being reached; however, this seems to be back on track for the initial date of 2017, which was at risk of being pushed back 3 years to 2020. The target has been deemed “optimistic” by some, after ADCO was rejected for an extension request to operate some of its onshore fields. The UAE government remains confident however that the projects are “on time,” with the country’s output currently estimated between 2.7 to 2.8 bpd, despite some confusion surrounding the onshore and offshore bidding rounds, which is believed not to have impacted the target being met. Along with the plans to raise oil capacity output, oil companies in Abu Dhabi are pushing into the global market, with the International Petroleum Investment Corp (IPIC), a company investing in energy related sectors across the globe, holding a 24.9 percent stake in Austrian OMV. TAQA, another Abu Dhabi oil company, has become international, particularly in the UK North Sea where the company has bought assets from Shell, Esso and BP.
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The Umm Lulu oil field, which is located 302 kilometres northwest of Abu Dhabi in the Arabian Gulf, is operated by Abu Dhabi Marine Operating Company (ADMA-OPCO) and is being developed in two phases. Phase I development includes the initial production through brownfield modification of two existing wellhead towers. Phase II development includes six wellhead towers, production facilities, accommodation quarters, infield subsea pipelines and the export pipeline to Zirku Island. Major contractors involved in the projects include AMEC, who are responsible for the Project Management Consultancy (PMC), Fluor, who were awarded the front-end engineering and design (FEED) contract in 2010 and Technip who were awarded the detailed engineering, procurement, fabrication, offshore installation, commissioning and start-up of a large offshore super complex this year.
cables and brownfield modifications on two existing wellhead towers. UAE-France joint venture wins US$1.6 billion oil field project in Abu Dhabi A consortium of National Petroleum Construction Company and Technip have won a US$1.6 billion engineering, procurement, and construction contract to develop the Umm Lulu field in Abu Dhabi, awarded by Abu Dhabi Marine Operating Company (ADMAOPCO). Work will commence shortly and is expected to be completed by mid-2018.
Major projects on the Umm Lulu could add US$2 billion to the total value of investments in the UAE oil and gas industry sector, according to reports.
Recent awards NPCC wins US$766 million Umm Lulu contract Abu Dhabi Marine Operating Company (ADMA-OPCO) has awarded the National Petroleum Construction Company (NPCC) a US$766 million engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for the Umm Lulu field development project. Under the terms of the deal, NPCC will undertake the construction and installation of six new well-head towers along with a riser platform topside, 90 kilometre of infield pipelines, 125 kilometre of oil lines, fibre optic
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Daewoo E&C wins US$521 million Jizan refinery contract
Daewoo Engineering & Construction has won a US$521.49 million order from JGC Corporation. The agreement will see the company build naphtha treatment and other facilities for the Jizan refinery in Jazan, Saudi Arabia. The contract is expected to expire by February 2017.
Maersk lands US$205 million deal for Al Shaheen Oil Field Maersk Oil has signed two new contracts with Gulf Drilling International (GDI) worth a total of more than US$205 million for use of two units in the development of the Al Shaheen oil field, off Qatar. The operator has signed up the GDI jack-up B-341 on a two year deal and will also take a newbuild accommodation jack-up for three years. Maersk operates the production sharing agreement on the Al Shaheen field, located in Block 5 off Qatar, on behalf of Qatar Petroleum.
Saudi Aramco awards China Harbour US$400 million Jizan dredging contract
China Harbour has been awarded a US$400 million contract to perform dredging and reclamation works on the US$7 billion Jizan refinery. China Harbour competed with Jan de Nul and a consortium comprising of Boskalis Westminster and Al-Rushaid Group for the dredging works on the Jizan refinery.
Iraq awards US$348 million of drilling deals for Maysan oilfields Iraq has awarded US$347.8 million worth of drilling contracts for the Maysan oilfields in the south of the country.
Iraq awarded the contracts to three international oil service companies to drill 39 production wells in the 2.5 billion barrel Maysan complex being developed by CNOOC and Turkish Petroleum Corporation (TPAO). Weatherford was awarded two drilling contracts worth US$94.98 million and US$82.39 million respectively. Bohai Drilling Engineering Company won a US$96.66 million contract and COSL was awarded a US$73.82 million drilling deal.
Siemens secures US$240 million KNPC power supply deal
Siemens has secured a turnkey contract from the Kuwait National Petroleum Co. (KNPC), to supply high-voltage substations at refineries south of the city of Kuwait. The project, valued at US$240 million, will provide reliable power supply to two of KNPC’s biggest refineries. The project is scheduled for completion in December 2015. Under the contract, one of the largest for the Siemens Energy Transmission business in Kuwait, Siemens will supply and install a 132 kilovolts (kV) substation AHRF “C” at the Mina Al Ahmadi Refinery (MAA) and a 300/132kV substation MARF “W” at the Mina Abdulla Refinery (MAB), including high-voltage cable connections. The works will fit in with KNPC’s Clean Fuels Project, which will see a major upgrade and expansion of the MAA and MAB refineries to integrate the company’s Refining System into one Refining Complex.
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Kentz has been awarded two contracts worth US$18 million in the Middle East region for its Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) Business Unit.
Gazprom awards Petrofac second contract in Iraq worth US$95 million
Petrofac has been awarded a second contract by Gazprom Neft Badra B.V. on the Badra Oil Field, situated 160 kilometres southeast of Baghdad City in the Republic of Iraq. Worth US$95 million over three years, the contract was awarded to Petrofac’s Offshore Projects & Operations (OPO) business to provide maintenance engineering, maintenance execution and support services. The win builds on a previous contract to carry out the engineering, procurement and construction work on the first phase of the field’s processing facilities. OPO will now provide maintenance services including the provision of a computerised maintenance information management system and related processes and procedures, maintenance execution and associated support services in relation to the processing facilities, equipment and associated infrastructure.
Kentz lands TSS contract for the Qatargas Laffan Refinery in Qatar
Kentz has been awarded a Manpower Services contract for the Qatargas Laffan Refinery Phase 2 Project in Qatar. Through the operating entity of Qatar Kentz W.L.L, this contract continues Kentz’s existing working relationship with Qatargas, in supporting the management of this project over the next three years. This contract will be executed though the TSS business unit. This expansion project will process an additional 146,000 barrels a day (b/d) of condensate recovered from the one of the world’s largest non-associated gas fields, the North Field. The second phase of the Ras Laffan project will double the capacity of the current refinery. The Laffan Refinery 1 (LR1) currently produces 61,000 b/d of naphtha, 52,000 b/d of jet fuel, 24,000 b/d of gasoil and 9,000 b/d of liquid petroleum gas. Qatar Petroleum is the leading shareholder of the LR1 with a holding of 51%. The remaining shares are spread between several international companies with the ExxonMobil, Total, Idemitsu and Cosmo each holding 10% stakes and Mitsui and Marubeni retaining 4.5% each.
Abu Dhabi Gas Industries Limited (GASCO) has awarded Kentz with a contract for the replacement of the existing control system and associated electrical and instrumentation services in the onshore oil fields of Habshan. The scope covers the full range of multidiscipline engineering and construction disciplines with upgrades to the injection compressors, including replacement of the existing control system with up to date technology, compressor auxiliary panels and gas turbine field instrumentation. The second contract is for a new client in Abu Dhabi, and has been awarded as part of an ongoing agreement, whereby Kentz shall execute multiple scopes under the management of a specialist contractor. The scope allows for Kentz to provide multi-discipline engineering and construction services.
Rolta secures multi-million engineering contract with Sadara
Rolta has been awarded a multi-million dollar contract from Sadara Chemical Company to implement a comprehensive Engineering System at its complex, which will be the world’s largest petrochemical facility ever built in a single phase. The project will be managed by a global Rolta team working out of the United States, India and Saudi Arabia, and will be completed by late 2014. With a total investment of about US$20 billion, Sadara is now building and will own and operate an integrated chemical complex in Jubail Industrial City II in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Comprised of 26 manufacturing units, the Sadara complex will possess flexible cracking capabilities and will produce over three million metric tons of high value-added chemical and performance plastics products. Rolta will leverage its in-depth knowledge of engineering work processes, application systems, IT and systems integration to provide an extensive suite of engineering solutions which will support Process Engineering, Technical Support, Process Automation and Control, Asset Integrity, Analytical Lab and Standards, and Document Management.
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Dash for Gas in the Middle East
by Neda Djahansouzii
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In a region that holds almost one-fourth of the worldâ€™s proven natural gas reserves, it is ironic that the most worrying problem in the Middle East is the scarce supply of gas to the countries within the region. With an increasingly growing population, the gas demand for electricity generation and water desalination is on the rise. Accordingly, the regions in the Middle East are investing heavily and making plans to increase gas production through unconventional methods to meet domestic demands.
United Arab Emirates (UAE) The UAE has opted for the development of sour gas fields, and ADNOC specifically is seeking international partners for the exploration and production of these resources. The US$10 billion Shah Gas Field is being developed by Alhosn Gas, a joint venture between Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (Operator with 60% interest) and Oxy Petroleum (40% interest) and is expected to come on stream in 2014. The development of the Shah Gas Field is very challenging. The gas is extremely sour, as 23% of its content is hydrogen sulphide, and 10% is carbon dioxide. Nonetheless, recent technology advances have made the processing of such sour gas feasible. The Shah Gas Field aims to produce 570 millions of
cubic feet per day (MMcf/d) of sour gas. Additionally, the Bab Field is the latest in a multi-field programme of sour gas investments in Abu Dhabi, aimed at supplying the domestic market. Shell was selected to partner Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) in developing sour gas reservoirs in the giant US$10 billion Bab Field. Abu Dhabi is seeking to increase natural gas output by 25% by 2018 to help meet burgeoning domestic demand. ADNOC aims to produce 500 to 800 MMcf/d of sour gas, however, expertise and innovative new technologies are required to handle the large amounts of sulphur generated from the estimated 15% hydrogen sulphide content of the gas.
Oman Oman is investigating exploration for shale gas, as it looks to ease the gas squeeze holding back its industrial and petrochemical sectors. Oman leads the way in the
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In July 2013, Saudi Aramco announced plans to build a new gas plant at al-Fadhili oilfield, which will have a processing capacity of one billion standard cubic feet per day of sour gas. The new plant will process gas from Khursaniyah and Hasbah fields. “A new onshore sour gas processing facility in the Fadhili and Khursaniyah area has the advantage of opening up new opportunities to tap into the large undeveloped deep, but sour, gas reservoirs of Khursaniyah,” said Sadad al-Husseini, a former top executive at Aramco and now president of Husseini Energy.
Accordingly, the regions in the Middle East are investing heavily and making plans to increase gas production through unconventional methods to meet domestic demands.
Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia has the world’s fifth largest natural gas reserves, but natural gas production remains limited. Therefore, Saudi Arabia has intensified drilling for gas as it seeks to reduce pressure on oil demand from domestic power stations. Power demand is expected to increase from the current 55 gigawatt (GWe) to 120 GWe by 2020. One of the Kingdom’s major gas projects is the US$8 billion Karan offshore gas field, which reached full production in 2013 to produce 1.8 billion cubic feet per day (BCF) of that vitally needed gas. In addition, the US$4.6 billion Wasit project will produce and process up to 2,500 MMcf/d from the Hasbah and Arabiyah offshore non-associated sour gas fields. Output from the fields will be used to supply power plants and will also be used as feedstock for the petrochemical sector. The smaller US$800 million Midyan gas field project in the Red Sea is expected to produce 75 MMcf/d of gas. Gas from Midyan will be pumped to the province of Duba to feed new power stations planned by the Saudi Electricity Company and Saudi Aramco.
Furthermore, like Oman, Saudi Arabia is preparing to evaluate the use of shale gas for power generation and thereby save more of its crude oil for lucrative exports. Nonetheless, finding the necessary amount of water in the region for hydraulic fracturing will be a challenge, indicating that the development of shale gas is at least five to ten years away. Domestic gas prices are also too low to make development of the deposits economically feasible.
In conclusion, it has been revealed that the Middle East has found itself in unchartered territory and is facing an insatiable demand for residential and industrial power due to the growing population. Therefore, countries in the region have been quick to respond and expand investment into the production of gas reserves for power generation. Many challenges have plagued the development activities in the Middle East. Even when gas has been discovered in significant quantities, production has been technically challenging as the gas is either sour or it is tight gas. These technical challenges are stalling plans, increasing production costs and adding to the risks of the projects. Nonetheless, investments in new technologies and pursuing international partners for the development of unconventional gas and increasing gas production in existing fields have all enabled the Middle East to meet its growing domestic gas demands. Countries in the Middle East should act now to avoid making poor economic decisions to serve consumers, such as burning more valuable liquid fuels in power plants or redirecting gas required for enhanced oil recovery.
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Talisman lands US$137 million deal for Maersk rig in Norwegian North Sea
Maersk Drilling has landed a charter deal worth US$137 million with Talisman Energy to deploy one of its ultraharsh environment jack-ups in the North Sea off Norway.
Petrofac secures US$300 million North Sea contracts from EnQuest
Petrofac has been awarded two contracts from EnQuest for services in the North Sea. The operations and maintenance contract alone is for up to five years and is joined by a duty holder support services contract, each covering a quartet of assets. Petrofac will be involved in servicing the Heather Alpha and Thistle Alpha platforms, the Northern Producer semi-submersible and the EnQuest Producer floating production, storage and offloading unit. The total value of the two new contracts is approximately US$300 million.
Jacobs receives US$200 million contract from BP in Scotland
Jacobs has been awarded a contract from BP Exploration Operating Company Ltd. to support its intervention project at the Sullom Voe Terminal, Shetland Island, Scotland. The total installed cost for the project is estimated to be up to US$200 million over four years. Under the terms of the contract, Jacobs is providing project management, engineering and construction for extensive fabric maintenance works, tankage and process unit turnarounds; plus additional projects focused on improving the condition and reliability of the terminal in anticipation of increased production demand that is expected to result from field development in the West of Shetland area.
The operator is taking the Maersk Giant for an initial one year period, yielding a dayrate of around US$375,300, with options to extend the contract up to an additional three years. The company would use the rig to further exploit the Gyda, Varg and Yme fields off the country.
OneSubsea lands US$102 million Quad 204 contract from BP OneSubsea has landed a US$102 million contract from BP to supply subsea trees for the operator’s Quad 204 project West of Shetland.
OneSubsea will manufacture 11 Xmas Trees for the Schiehallion re-development. Fixed to the wellhead of a completed well, subsea trees are used on offshore oil and gas fields to monitor and control the production of a subsea well; they can also manage fluids or gas injected into the well.
Statoil awards FMC Technologies US$90 million subsea equipment order for Gullfaks Rimfaksdalen
FMC Technologies has received an order from Statoil for subsea equipment for the Gullfaks Rimfaksdalen project. The order has an estimated value of US$90 million in revenue. FMC Technologies’ scope of supply includes subsea trees, wellheads, a manifold, control systems integration and other associated equipment. The Gullfaks Rimfaksdalen development consists of the Rutil and Opal subsea tie-back gas fields to Gullfaks.
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Kongsberg Oil & Gas Technologies has won a US$64.7 contract with Statoil to supply subsea structures and systems for the proposed Polarled gas pipeline in the Norwegian Sea. Deliveries under the award will include tie-in and connection systems, as well as structures, for the 480 kilometre pipeline being developed by a Statoilled consortium at a cost of US$4 billion for the Aasta Hansteen gas field operated by the state-owned oil company. The pipeline to the onshore Nyhmana processing plant will also facilitate development of other fields and discoveries in the vicinity.
ODE lands US$64 million RWE support deal in North Sea
Offshore Design Engineering (ODE) has landed a contract worth over US$64 million to support operations for RWE Dea. The new five-year contract will see ODE continue a relationship with RWE which has already seen the former provide initial front-end engineering design work for the Breagh Bravo platform. The new contract will focus on RWE’s southern North Sea operations with support offered to operations in the Cavendish, Topaz, Clipper South fields, as well as Breagh. ODE will manage and coordinate the contract from its Great Yarmouth office.
As part of its EPCI contract, Ocean Installer is responsible for the design, fabrication and subsea installation of a gas export pipeline end manifold (PLEM); the oil export riser base; the tie-in spools and covers; and all associated remote tie-in operations. For the project with Ocean Installer, GE is providing equipment to connect the Sleipner A installation with a new Gina Krog production platform and floating storage unit after they are built. The value of the contract with Ocean Installer is approximately US$16.7 million and includes hardware and offshore installations, with an additional US$5.1 million in options.
Dragon secures jack-ups off the coast of Turkmenistan
Dragon Oil has hired two jack-up rigs to operate in its wholly-owned Cheleken contract area, off the coast of Turkmenistan. Dragon awarded the contract to Eurasia Drilling company subsidiary BKE Shelf for the lease and management of the two LeTourneau S116E jack-up rigs, Neptune and Mercury. The Neptune rig is scheduled to arrive in the fourth quarter of 2013 and be used for a period of nine months. The Mercury is expected to be available from the fourth quarter of 2014 and will be used for the remainder of the three year term.
Rolls-Royce lands US$175 million contract to power Kazakhstan-China natural gas pipeline Aker Solutions secures US$42 million contract for Johan Castberg floater study
Aker Solutions has secured a contract from Statoil to conduct an extended concept study for the floater for the Johan Castberg oilfield development in the Barents Sea. The contract is worth US$41.6 million and it includes options for further work. Aker Solutions has previously conducted concept studies for the Johan Castberg field, which is estimated to hold 400 to 600 million barrels of oil.
GE wins Gina Krog subsea tie-in contracts
Ocean Installer has awarded GE Oil & Gas a contract to supply subsea tie-in connection systems that will support the development of the Gina Krog and Eirin gas fields in the Norwegian North Sea. Statoil previously awarded Ocean Installer the overall engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) contract to provide the subsea installations and tie-in operations for the two fields.
Rolls Royce has landed a US$175 million contract for power and related equipment on part of the CentralAsia gas pipeline network. Rolls-Royce signed the deal with state player duo KazMunaiGaz and China National Petroleum Corporation’s AGP joint venture for Kazakhstan’s 1,115 kilometre Line C gas pipeline. Rolls Royce will supply twelve RB211 gas turbine driven pipeline compressor units to be built in Montreal and Mount Vernon, Ohio that will operate at four compressor stations along the line. When it reaches full operating capacity in 2016, the Central AsiaChina Gas Pipeline network is expected to transport up to 55 billion cubic metres of gas each year from Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan, through Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan, to China.
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The Work of NOF Energy
By Joanne Leng MBE, Deputy Chief Executive, NOF Energy, the business support and development organisation for oil, gas, nuclear and offshore renewables sectors. The UKâ€™s oil and gas supply chain companies are a vital part of the economy and an important source of pride in engineering excellence and performance. Indeed, we at NOF Energy are very proud of our sector, the revenues it generates and the jobs it provides. The industry is entering a new period of growth, which will spark an increase in opportunities for a supply chain offering high quality products, skills and services in demand from the contractors.
A record ÂŁ13.5 billion worth of investment is planned for the UK Continental Shelf in 2013 alone. This investment will boost activity in the North Sea with 14 new oilfields coming into production this year as well as existing fields benefiting from investment and new technologies that will extend their lifespans. It is estimated that the North Sea still has up to 40 percent of its oil still to be extracted, which, in the past, may have proved to be uneconomical to recover. However, new recovery methods, technologies and
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Janeiro and Rio Grande Sul in Brazil illustrates the point. As we keep a watching brief on the national and worldwide market, we spotted an opportunity in the Brazilian state-owned Petrobras companyâ€™s ambitious target for oil and gas production. It is spending billions of dollars to construct new offshore platforms, drilling rigs and special vessels. It is so much easier, more cost effective and indeed impressive for companies to allow NOF Energy to open the doors and provide opportunity in a supportive and collaborative atmosphere. We have done it many times before. This proactive and robust approach to business generation toward a balanced energy future is also evidenced in our work closer to home. As well as keeping our members informed about what is going on in the sector with regular industry opportunity alerts, we highlight the work of individual member companies and signpost specialists so they can be easily accessed. Face to face business relationships are created and maintained by our commitment to facilitate networking opportunities on an on-going basis. We have an incredible resource of professional expertise in this country; world class talent and innovation, which we have been proud to support over the last quarter century and we look forward to many more years of profitable collaboration. To talk to NOF Energy about the support available and the benefits of being part of such a powerful network contact Joanne Leng, Deputy Chief Executive on +44(0)191 3846464.
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Seven Reasons to Invest in Scotland From educational excellence to pioneering innovators, there are a number of reasons to invest in Scotland. Here’s Scottish Development International’s top seven…
Scotland’s education system is world-renowned with an impressive number of graduates. We have the highest educational attainment of any part of the UK. (Source: ONS Annual Population Survey, December 2008)
Scotland’s academics produce one per cent of all research publications in the world – we’re ranked third in the world for the number of research publications published. (Source: International Comparative Performance of Scotland’s Research Base, November 2009)
The Universities of Dundee and St Andrews are rated in the top 10 best scientific institutions in the world for scientists to work in. (Source: The Scientist, 2011)
Scotland has a strong tradition of creativity, ingenuity and invention. Scots pioneered MRI scanning, the ATM, golf, Dolly the Sheep, television and penicillin. By investing here your company will get the best of our innovative people.
Scotland is one of the most cost-effective regions in the UK, with competitive labour and highly efficient operating costs, ensuring value and enabling your company to achieve a high return on investment. It can be 30% more costeffective to set up and run a facility here than in other parts of the UK. (Source: Financial Times FDI Benchmarking, 2011) That’s why global companies like Amazon, Mitsubishi Power Systems, Barclays, Blackrock and Gamesa chose Scotland to expand their operations – testament to the international confidence in Scotland as the location of choice to invest.
Scotland remains an attractive destination for inward investors, performing better than any UK region outside London. In 2012 the number of inward investment projects in Scotland grew by 49 per cent, reaching a 15-year high. (Source: Ernst & Young, 2013 UK Attractiveness Survey)
Quality of life
Scotland’s economic potential for your company is matched by an excellent quality of life that ensures high levels of staff retention for investors. Article courtesy of Business Scotland.
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The next 50 years Moho Nord Value: US$10 billion Start-up: 2015 Bardex lands contract from HHI for Moho Nord TLP
Bardex has landed a contract from Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) for a blowout preventer cage and drilling riser skidding system for operation on the Moho Nord tension leg platform which HHI is building for Total for operation offshore Congo-Brazzaville. The Bardex skidding system comprises two hydraulic gripper jacks each of 75 tons push-pull capacity powered by a 30 horsepower hydraulic power unit, approved for use in ATEX Zone 1 hazardous area.
GMC wins Moho Nord connector contract with Techlam S.A.
GMC has won a contract to supply mechanical connectors for the Total-operated Moho Nord tensionleg platform off West Africa. GMC will supply over 100 sets of its concentric thread, pin and box type connectors under contract to Hutchinson Offshore’s Techlam S.A. who are supplying the entire TLP tendon system to Hyundai Heavy Industries. The 16,500-ton TLP hull and topsides will be vertically moored in over 780-meters water depth by the tendon tethering system. GMC’s high strength fatigue resistant mechanical connector will provide the intermediary connectors on the tendons. The 24-inch OD connectors shall have a tension capacity rated at over 2000-tons. The scope of supply includes the connectors, the make and break tool, and a tendon handling tool. GMC technicians will support Heerema on the tendon installation.
Technip secures offshore brownfield and subsea tie-backs contract for Moho Nord project in Congo
Technip has been awarded an engineering, procurement, and supply contract by Total E&P Congo for the Moho Nord project, the largest development ever in the Republic of Congo, located 75 kilometres offshore Pointe Noire. The Moho Nord project consists of two developments: Moho Phase 1bis and Moho Nord. This contract is part of the Moho Phase 1bis development. It is a brownfield development consisting of tie-backs to the existing deepwater Alima floating production unit (FPU) and the shallow-water N’Kossa platform. The contract covers the project management, detail engineering, procurement and supply for the modifications of the Alima FPU, with two new subsea tie-backs. Technip’s operating centre in Paris, France will manage this contract, which is scheduled to be completed in the first semester of 2015. Technip will also provide assistance to Total for the offshore construction phase to be spread from 2014 to 2016.
North Africa Tecnicas Reunidas wins US$1 billion gas contract in Algeria Tecnicas Reunidas SA (TRE), a Spanish industrial engineering company, is set to win a US$1 billion contract to build a natural gas-processing plant in Algeria.
The company, based in Madrid, was chosen by a joint venture between GDF Suez (GSZ) SA of France and Algeria’s Sonatrach to design and build the facility with a capacity to produce 13 million cubic metres of the fuel a day. Tecnicas competed for the contract with Petrofac and JGC Corp.
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Kosmos Energy awards rig contract for exploration program in Morocco
Kosmos Energy Ltd. has signed a long-term rig agreement with a subsidiary of Atwood Oceanics, Inc. for the new build drillship Atwood Achiever. Currently under construction in South Korea, the rig is scheduled for completion in June of 2014 and expected to commence drilling operations in the second half of 2014. The signed agreement covers an initial period of three years at a day rate of approximately US$595,000, with an option to extend the contract for an additional three year term. The Atwood Achiever is a sixth generation ultradeepwater, dynamically positioned drillship with enhanced offline capabilities and two blow-out preventer systems. The rig’s capabilities include drilling to total depths of up to 12,192 metres, and in water depths of up to 3,658 metres. In addition to the Atwood Achiever rig, Kosmos is actively pursuing additional rig capacity for exploration drilling in the first quarter of 2014. Kosmos anticipates utilising the added rig capacity to drill the company’s initial exploration well offshore Morocco.
Africa 2H Offshore to supply flexible riser system for TEN development offshore Ghana 2H Offshore, an Acteon company, has been appointed by Tullow Oil as lead riser engineering consultancy for the delivery of the flexible riser system for its Tweneboa, Enyenra and Ntomme (TEN) field development, offshore Ghana.
The TEN development is located in the Deepwater Tano block, approximately 30 kilometres to the west of the Jubilee field and lies in water depths ranging between 1,000 metres and 1,800 metres. The development will consist of oil and gas production wells, water injection wells and gas injection wells. Production will be gathered through subsea manifolds and flexible risers to a floating production storage and offloading vessel.
EMAS AMC’s flagship vessel Lewek Constellation lands US$120 million contract in West Africa with VAALCO EMAS AMC has been awarded a major contract by VAALCO Gabon (Etame) Inc. for the expansion of the Etame Marin Field Offshore Gabon in West Africa.
Longreach Oil and Gas Limited has signed a contract with Saipem SpA for the provision of a drilling rig to drill two wells on its Sidi Moktar Exploration Licence Area onshore Morocco. The contract has the provision for Longreach to drill two additional optional wells.
The scope of work encompasses the engineering, procurement, installation and construction of rigid pipelines along with the transportation and installation of flexible pipelines and two fixed production platforms. This contract will see EMAS AMC’s new build flagship vessel, the Lewek Constellation, working alongside one of the division’s pipelay vessel, the Lewek Express, and is worth approximately US$120 million.
The rig will be mobilised from Hassi Messaoud in Algeria and drilling will commence with the Koba 1 well.
FES to supply Oceaneering diverless connectors for Kizomba Satellites Phase 2 development offshore Angola
Saipem signs contract Moroccan licence
The contracted rig is the Saipem Drillmec Mas 7000, a 2,000 horsepower unit built in 2007. Saipem and the rig have been contracted after a rigorous tender process conducted by Longreach using best international practices to ensure the timely delivery of a rig matching the company’s requirements on HSE, technical performance and cost. Longreach has a 50% working interest and is Operator of the Sidi Moktar licences.
Oceaneering International has contracted FES International to supply two diverless bend stiffener connectors for the Kizomba Satellites Phase 2 development offshore Angola. The units will connect the umbilical bend stiffener to the floating, production, storage and offloading unit, and installation will not require diver or ROV use. The equipment will be manufactured in Northumberland, UK, for delivery before year end in 2013.
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INTERKAB JLT sees significant growth INTERKAB is a leading service company specialising in the management and supply of electrical cables, associated electrical equipment and cable management services across multiple industries worldwide, including Oil and Gas, Power Generation, Energy and Utilities and Renewable. For those of you who recognise the INTERKAB brand, thank you for taking the time to read our article, we very much appreciate your continued interest. INTERKAB has seen significant growth in the MENA region since the establishment of our Jumeirah Lakes Towers (JLT) Free Zone Enterprise last year. We are pleased to announce that our new JLT free zone venture will be ISO:9001 accredited alongside our UK company before the end of the year. Our Dubai based branch of our UK company, International Cable Management Ltd, continues to support our major project clients in the region whilst, INTERKAB JLT, our new DMCC Free Zone entity has been set up specifically to drive forward our stock and distribution business throughout the GCC. Developing a clear separation between our projects and distribution divisions has had a positive impact on our clients and sales alike, providing greater client focus and understanding and enabling INTERKAB to react quickly to the ever changing requirements of our industry. At the turn of the year, our JLT Free Zone entity will be settled in office and we look forward to making further announcements as we progress into 2014. The Middle Eastern market continues to grow with the escalation of many major projects across multiple industry sectors and remains a key international hub for INTERKAB and our clients. With the rapid growth of industry comes the requirement for increased flexibility in the supply chain, this is a concept that INTERKAB has driven for many years. Our clients require fast, efficient and flexible solutions to their cable and electrical equipment requirements. Being able to react quickly and provide a cost effective, time efficient solution that does not penalise the client financially is key to supporting the fast paced schedule driven projects currently on-going in the Middle East. We are also seeing a positive recognition of INTERKAB’s cable management services. Operators and engineering companies are seeing the value in specification rationalisation, cable drum efficiency planning, execution and the direct cost savings that come with the application of an effective cable management service. Cable is a major upscalable material cost on any project; keeping control of costs, particularly on lump sum contracts, is a major issue for our clients. INTERKAB’s cable management services provides the client with the ability to plan, control and
Mike Knox - Managing Director - INTERKAB monitor the use of their cable on site and react as early as possible for future cable requirements on the project. Effective cable management minimises wastage, the requirement to re-order and can provide up-to-theminute scheduling feedback to the client, based on cable consumption. Being able to give clients the tools and visibility to control and monitor consumption, as well as the timely re-ordering of additional material is key to minimising these additional material costs. This concept delivers true and measurable savings back to the client through the supply chain and is one that INTERKAB’s clients are benefiting from immensely as we progress through 2013. The future is certainly bright in the Middle East, for INTERKAB, our clients and everyone contributing to the growth of the region. We would like to thank our clients for their continued support and appreciation of our services. We certainly appreciate your business and we look forward to bringing new clients to the INTERKAB family as we move positively into 2014.
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SapuraKencana secures US$181 million TTM award
SapuraKencana has won a contract worth US$180.7 million from Trans Thailand Malaysia (TTM) for new export infrastructure to transport gas from the Malaysia-Thailand Joint Development Area (JDA) to Peninsular Malaysia. The engineering, procurement, construction, installation and commissioning contract covers a new riser platform and about 70 kilometres of pipelines, with work under the three year deal due to start immediately and set for completion in the first quarter of 2016. The platform will be built at SapuraKencana’s Lumut yard in Malaysia, with offshore installation scheduled to start in the second half of 2014.
Siemens secures contract for processing plant in Indonesia
Siemens Energy has received a contract to deliver a Zimpro wet air oxidation system. The technology will be part of the new Gundih gas processing plant where it will treat wastewater contaminated during the gas production process. The contract was awarded by a consortium consisting of PT Inti Karya Persada Tehnik and PT Adhi Karya (Persero) Tbk.
in the Nghi Son Economic Zone, Thanh Hoa Province, Socialist Republic of Vietnam. The Nghi Son Refinery and Petrochemical Limited Liability Company is a joint venture company formed by and between the Vietnam Oil and Gas Group, Vietnam; Idemitsu Kosan Co., Ltd., Japan; Kuwait Petroleum Europe B.V., Netherlands; and Mitsui Chemicals, Inc., Japan. Foster Wheeler will manage and administer, in an integrated team with the client, the engineering, procurement and construction contractor consortium through to the completion of performance testing. The NSRP complex is expected to commence commercial operation in 2017.
IKM lands contract from PT McDermott Indonesia for Kepodang Gas Field Project
PT IKM Indonesia has been awarded a contract by PT McDermott Indonesia for the Kepodang Gas Field Project. McDermott won the contract from PC Muriah, which is an affiliate of Petronas Carigali. Under this contract, McDermott will procure, build, install and commission a 5,802 tonne central processing platform and a 1,298 tonne wellhead platform.
Siemens’ Zimpro wet air oxidation system will treat a mixture of alkaline wastewater and wastewater generated during sulphur recovery by destroying odorous and high chemical oxygen demand pollutants and generating an effluent that meets the Indonesian environmental regulations for discharge.
The scope of subcontract services including project management, provision of labour, equipment and consumables to carry out the following services: flange management; valve leak testing; chemical cleaning; hot oil flushing; hydraulic tuding flushing and nitrogen helium leak testing.
Foster Wheeler awarded PMC contract in Vietnam
The project is scheduled to commence October 2013 over a period of 10 months in Batam, Indonesia.
Foster Wheeler’s subsidiary has been awarded a project management and consultancy (PMC) services contract by the Nghi Son Refinery and Petrochemical Limited Liability Company for its Nghi Son Refinery and Petrochemical (NSRP) Complex to be constructed
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GOL Offshore has won a contract worth US$114.8 million to reconstruct a pair of gas processing platforms for state-owned Oil & Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) off the west coast of India. The work involves the reconstruction of the BPA and BPB platforms, located in the Bassein and Satellite gas fields. Under the agreement, GOL will carry out engineering survey work, detailed design and engineering, procurement, fabrication, the onshore-to-offshore transportation of materials, installation and hookup, as well as commissioning. The contract is expected to be completed in more than two years.
ONGC secures contract for Transocean drillship Oil & Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) has secured a deal for a drillship to carry out a planned deepwater appraisal campaign in Block KG-DWN-98/2.
ONGC will take on Transocean’s drillship GSF Explorer on a one year contract at a dayrate of US$412,000.
RNZ to perform FEED for Petronas’ Baram Delta Gas Gathering phase two project
Petronas has selected RNZ Integrated to perform the front-end engineering and design (FEED) of the Baram Delta Gas Gathering phase two (Bardegg-2) project on the Baronia field offshore Miri in the Sarawak province in Malaysia. Headquartered in Kuala lumpur, RNZ also has a design office in Miri, in the Sarawak province. The FEED contract awarded by Petronas to RNZ includes some detail design work. For now, the FEED contract awarded to RNZ is limited to the Bardegg-2 project.
Rolls-Royce to supply gas turbine, compressor equipment for Tapis Project
Rolls-Royce has won an order for gas turbine and compression equipment for the Tapis oil and gas field, offshore Malaysia. The equipment will be utilised by ExxonMobil Exploration and Production Malaysia (EMEPMI) to expand and extend the production of the field. The order includes two Rolls-Royce RB211-GT61 gas turbines, each driving twin Rolls-Royce RCB and RBB multi-stage barrel gas compressors. Each gas turbine compressor set will produce 27 megawatt of power, enough to deliver up to 390 million standard cubic feet of natural gas per day.
The Rolls-Royce equipment will be installed at the Tapis Enhanced Oil Recovery Project, featuring a central processing platform with a new integrated deck.
Sigma Offshore lands US$62 million engineering contract for Indian Ocean FPSO project
Sigma Offshore has landed a contract for a key project which forms part of a multi-billion pound development in the Indian Ocean. Sigma Offshore is to provide Bumi Armada with engineering support for a US$62.2 million turret mooring system for a floating, production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel in the Cluster-7 field in India. Bumi Armada’s 50:50 joint-venture with Shapoorji Pallonji and Company Limited (SPCL) of India has been awarded a charter contract potentially worth US$1.1 billion to provide a FPSO vessel for India’s Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited’s (ONGC) Cluster-7 field. The FPSO will be operated by SP Armada, the joint venture set up by Bumi Armada and SPCL. The FPSO will be owned and operated by SP Armada in the ONGC C-7 field located approximately 210 kilometres off the western coast of Mumbai, India. The FPSO is due to be delivered in November, 2014. Sigma also provided turret engineering in support of Bumi Armada for the FPSO Armada Sterling supplied for the D1 field in 2012 which is now producing.
Technip-MMHE joint venture lands Block SK316 EPCIC contract from Petronas
Petronas has awarded the engineering, procurement, construction, installation and commissioning (EPCIC) contract for the development of two gas fields in Block SK316 to the Technip and Marine and Heavy Engineering (MMHE) joint venture. The EPCIC contract for Block SK316 underwent a bidding exercise in which three companies submitted bids. They are Berlian McDemott Sdn Bhd; SAIPEM Sdn Bhd; and Technip-MMHE joint venture; via a frontend engineering design competition with subsequent rollover to EPCIC execution. Based on this process, the most competitive bidder has been identified as Technip-MMHE joint venture.
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Nylacast Engineering Polymer Solutions
Nylacast’s Components With a strong focus on quality, service and innovation, Nylacast has been providing engineering polymer solutions to many corners of the worldwide Oil & Gas industry for over 45 years. With extensive experience in projects from the Gulf of Mexico to the North Sea, providing value adding components as diverse as sheaves, pipe in pipe spacers and ROV chassis, Nylacast engineering polymers offer many advantages in Offshore and Subsea applications, including: Exceptional resistance to wear and abrasion, high impact strength, corrosion and chemical resistance, self-lubrication eliminating routine and costly maintenance, lightweight – typically 1/7th the weight of steel and neutral buoyancy. Nylacast hold the unique ability to offer a full engineering solution and custom components from concept and raw chemistry through to end components in any quantity. Innovation is key to moving projects forward within the industry, through the use of a full in-house R&D and testing facility, by bringing together the experience of its industry engineers and renowned chemists, along with a range of renowned materials including Nylube and Aquanyl, Nylacast is also able to custom formulate materials for specific clients and applications with a more demanding set of needs and requirements. Nylacast’s project approach and design capabilities stands it apart and provides its partners and clients with the knowledge that Nylacast will be a value added contributor from design concept and needs analysis to project evaluation and completion.
Possessing full control of the manufacturing and production processes, Nylacast greatly excel where others fall when it comes to Quality. Nylacast hold the distinctive capability to provide full traceability right down from the raw chemicals and ingredients to the finished components. As well as full material characterization and testing, all working in accreditation to the high quality standards of ISO 9001:2008, ISO/ TS 16949:2009 and ISO 29001:2011 Oil & Gas as well as being FPAL registered. Service is also one of the backbones of Nylacast, with dedicated engineering teams and project management, strategic worldwide locations and the latest state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities coupled with the ability to offer CAD/CAM and Finite Element Analysis, Nylacast is able to provide a full service and engineering polymer solution to its clients and partners. Pioneering polymers and unique materials providing engineering solutions to a number of industry clients including BP, Shell, Total, Technip, Cameron and Subsea 7, Nylacast has decades of worldwide project experience in the use of alternate materials which add value and increased performance to their applications and end use.
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EasiDrive Provides Safe, Economical Valve Operation Valve actuation ideal for use in oil, gas and chemical processing industries
The EasiDrive portable valve actuator securely and effectively operates valves in power plants, oil refineries, paper mills and chemical processing facilities. One operator can efficiently operate multiple valves with a single tool while reducing fatigue and injury risk. The tool is especially effective on valves that require a high number of turns or are otherwise difficult to operate because of high torque or where adverse climates (sub-zero, tropical, desert environments) make operations more challenging. “Workers can strain themselves while manually operating valves and we introduced the EasiDrive System as a solution to their problem,” Mike Fynes, Sales and Marketing Director at Smith Flow Control comments. “It is time consuming to open and close large valves that are not actuated. Two operators can spend almost 20 minutes working together to open just one gate valve. By using the EasiDrive system, one operator can open the valve in a few minutes, making it almost effortless.” EasiDrive is a lightweight, portable and adaptable pneumatic tool. The tool’s custom engineered reaction device protects the user from the “kick” normally associated with other torque tools,
eliminating the possibility of any injury associated with its operation. EasiDrive also features a variable output torque, controlled by a choice of limited pre-set Filter Regulator (FRL) packs, which prevents excessive torque being applied and ensures proper and safe operation of the valve. For more information please call +44 (0)1376 517901 or visit the company’s website at
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CMP cable cleats are manufactured from various high quality materials, with excellent flame retardant properties, to suit the environmental conditions they may be subjected to. Many of its cleats have been approved to London Underground (LUL) standard 1-085.
All cable installations vary in design from one installation to the next, which is why CMP Products design and manufacture cable cleats for all applications, including single, trefoil, quad and matrix applications. They offer a range that is both comprehensive and diverse, designed for use within industrial areas and hazardous locations, as well as specialist applications such as railway and underground, oil and gas, and petrochemical. The CMP cleat range is available to suit a variety of support structures, including cable ladder, cable tray,
CMP Products cable cleats are designed, constructed and third party certified in accordance with IEC 61914:2009, to ensure both the safety of personnel and the protection of the cable management system. At CMP Products, safety is our priority.
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Already specialists in cable gland and cable accessories, CMP Products has harnessed its extensive knowledge and experience in industrial and hazardous environments, to design and manufacture this wide range of cleats. CMP’s cable cleats have been designed to withstand all the industrial and hazardous environments CMP’s products is specialise in.
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Growing threat of Cyber Crime
Mark Mair, Managing Director of Skibo Secure
Aberdeen IT specialist Skibo Technologies Ltd has launched a new information security division - Skibo Secure - to help businesses respond to the growing threat of cyber-crime. Two additional members of staff have been recruited to join managing director Mark Mair in leading the new division, which is expected to become the fastest growing area of the Skibo service offering over the next 12 months by achieving an additional turnover of £1.1million. Skibo has been providing specialist information security advice and solutions for the past two years, and demand for the services offered by its team of accredited professionals has developed rapidly in that time. Mr Mair took the decision to launch Skibo Secure with additional capabilities in training, consultancy and solutions in order to meet predicted future demand for the niche service offering as more businesses start to address the risk posed by today’s digital threats. Mr Mair says, “Skibo Technologies diversified into
the information security sector after recognising that businesses were struggling with the scale of cybercrime. We saw an opportunity to support companies with investigations into digital crime, and to advise them on how to prevent future security breaches. “The demand that we have experienced over the past two years has surpassed the level we initially predicted, so much so that we took the decision to set up a dedicated information security division. “We have ambitious plans for Skibo Secure. We are targeting a turnover of £2 million within the first three years of trading and plan to expand recruitment further with an additional 15 members of staff over the same period.” Skibo Secure is able to carry out digital forensic investigations – the forensic recovery and investigation of material stored on digital devices – which can be
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“According to UK government figures the cost of cybercrime to UK economy is estimated at £27bn per annum, but many commercial operations refuse to publicly acknowledge that they have been the victims of cybercrime and so the true figure could be much higher. The Home Office has launched a £4million campaign aimed at educating the public and businesses about online security, and this serves to underline the very real and present threat to organisations.” Skibo Secure is headed up by Mr Mair, along with recently appointed digital forensic analysts George Marshall and Peter Scott. Mr Marshall worked in the internal investigations department of an international insurance company dealing with fraud and corruption, while Mr Scott is a former Grampian Police officer, latterly serving with the e-crimes unit, specialising in the examination of mobile devices. Based at 5 Rubislaw Place, Aberdeen, Skibo Secure delivers digital forensics investigations carried out in accordance with thorough processes laid down by the Association of Chief Police Officers. It also provides consultancy and auditing, solutions and training.
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HB Rentals enhances remote communcation reliability with HB DataMAX Offshore and onshore accommodation specialist, HB Rentals, a Superior Energy Services company, has launched HB DataMAX, a remote rig site communications service that offers solutions with faster speed, greater reliability and better call quality than previous technologies. HB DataMAX is at the forefront of enhancing communication across remote and varying terrain for drilling and production operations. Utilizing the newest LTE technology, HB DataMAX operates at speeds faster than satellite communication with greater network redundancy and highly competitive rates. “HB DataMAX has been field-tested and is already being used in the Permian Basin and Eagle Ford shale plays, as well as areas throughout the Texas panhandle,” said Deidre Toups, president of HB Rentals. “We anticipate expanding this technology
throughout the world as network providers expand their coverage.” As the industry continues to focus on maximizing productivity, communication services are essential to maintaining an effective flow of communication. The more efficient the communication service (data, voice, video, Internet) the higher the rate of productivity for day-to-day decision making in remote operations. HB Rentals serves as a single-source provider for all communication needs – including traditional VSAT equipment, intercom systems and phone/fax lines – and has a support team in the field to ensure operators eliminate downtime dealing with communication challenges.
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LUX Assure breaks new ground in the Middle East with first major contract win
LUX Assure’s senior scientist Cameron Mackenzie
Scotland-based LUX Assure has announced the completion of its first major work in the Middle East using its innovative corrosion management tool, CoMic™ The oil and gas chemical monitoring firm secured a contract win with Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) Research and Technology division in Ahmadi to provide support for a Sea Water Pipeline in North Kuwait. LUX Assure’s CEO, Charles Cruickshank, said: “We are thrilled to be breaking in to the Middle East market, as the potential for LUX Assure and its technologies in the region is vast. We formed a good relationship with KOC for this project and were pleased to see CoMic™ provide the same successful results in a new geographic location.” The scope of work involved LUX Assure’s senior scientist Cameron Mackenzie working onsite for several days using one of the company’s core oil and gas technologies, CoMic™, to evaluate the functional dosage of a corrosion inhibitor being applied in a transportation pipeline. The initial implementation of the technology was conducted on one of KOC’s sea water pipelines; a 36” carbon steel pipeline 48km long, with the technology successfully identifying micelles in the stream. It showed the pipeline to contain an optimal dosage throughout its length, and it was therefore
recommended that the current level of corrosion inhibitor dosage was maintained to achieve efficient use. Dr Mackenzie said: “By bringing in LUX Assure’s technology, KOC is displaying dedication to risk assurance, corrosion management and efficient chemical usage – beneficial to the environment, the company and the industry as a whole.” Mr Cruickshank continued: “We look forward to this successful operation helping us gain credibility in the region and believe it will lead to future work. We already have discussions in place with a number of providers and I will be attending ADIPEC to gain a stronger understanding of the work being done in the region as well as forming relationships with local operators.” Mr Mackenzie is also on the Steering Committee for SPE’s “Emerging Trends in Corrosion Management – Stretching the Envelope” workshop from the 28th29th October, in Doha, Qatar.
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Brazil Cameron lands processing contract for Lula FPSOs
Cameron has landed a contract to supply SBM Offshore with gas processing packages for floating production, storage & offloading (FPSO) vessels to be used at the Lula field, located in Brazil’s offshore presalt area. The FPSOs, Cidade de Maricá and Cidade de Saquarema, are currently being constructed by SBM and will be replicas of the Cidade de Ilhabela FPSO project currently underway in Brazil, where Cameron is providing gas dehydration and carbon dioxide removal packages to SBM. The packages under the new contract will be used for gas dehydration and acid gas removal before routing the gas to reinjection compressors.
FMC Technologies secures subsea systems contract for Shell’s Parque das Conchas Phase 3 in Brazil
FMC Technologies has received an order from Shell to supply subsea systems for the Parque das Conchas Phase 3 development offshore Brazil. FMC Technologies’ scope of supply includes seven subsea trees, two manifolds and associated subsea control systems. The company will also supply tie-in connection systems and subsea distribution hardware and associated tooling and services. Also known as BC-10 Phase 3, the development is the second expansion of the original block located offshore Brazil in water depths ranging from 1,500 to 2,000 metres. FMC Technologies was awarded Phase 1 in 2006 and Phase 2 in 2010 and supplied the subsea systems, including separation and boosting modules to Shell.
Prysmian lands US$260 million umbilicals deal with Petrobras
Petrobras has awarded a deal worth US$260 million to Prysmian for the provision of subsea umbilicals for use predominantly on its pre-salt plays. Petrobras has also extended an existing agreement with Prysmian for the supply of flexible pipes. The new frame agreement will see Petrobras take up to 360 kilometres of umbilicals for use on its pre-salt fields off Brazil. The agreement contains a minimum 50% purchasing commitment with orders to be placed within a two year period. In addition, Petrobras has extended an existing frame agreement covering flexible pipes until 2016. That deal has a value of US$95 million with US$20 million worth of orders already placed for use on the Macabu, Jubarte and Marlim Leste fields. Both the umbilicals and flexible pipes will be fabricated at Prysmian’s Vila Velha facility in Espirito Santo state, Brazil.
Sulzer secures Iracema floater pumps order
Lindel Private, a subsidiary of Keppel FELS, has contracted Sulzer Pumps to supply 42 pumps for two floating, production, storage and offloading vessels (FPSO) deployed to the presalt Iracema cluster areas in the Santos basin offshore Brazil. Keppel FELS Brasil is responsible for fabrication and integration of the P-66 and P-69 vessels under a contract awarded by the Petrobras-led Tupi B.V. consortium. Sulzer’s order comprises pump packages for seawater lift, water injection, and auxiliary services. The water injection pump packages contain API 610 BB5 pump models driven by 5.5 megawatt electric motors, and the seawater lift pump packages consist of vertical
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Total awards Vallourec contract in Brazil
Vallourec will provide tubular products for Total on its operated Xerelete field in Brazil’s Campos basin. The Xerelete field is located in the Campos Basin, around 250 kilometers off the coast of Rio de Janeiro in 2,400 metre water depth. Vallourec’s products will be used in the exploration and appraisal wells for additional oil and gas resources. Drilling operations are due to start by the end of 2013. The tubes will be produced at Vallourec Tubos do Brasil in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais. The mill successfully achieved the extensive qualification process required by Total and is now part of its approved suppliers, for providing OCTG products, such as casings, tubing and accessories with premium connections.
The choice for a local pipe supplier can be related to Total’s strategy of working with local suppliers, valuing the comprehensive structure that the country has in the area. In addition, it speeds up the oil and gas exploitation process, avoiding for products to have to come from abroad.
Gulf of Mexico Nexans wins power umbilical contract from OneSubsea for ExxonMobil’s Julia oil field project in deepwater Gulf of Mexico
Nexans has been awarded a major contract by OneSubsea to design, manufacture and supply an integrated power umbilical solution and associated termination hardware for Exxon Mobil’s Julia oil field development in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico. A 23 kilometre length of Nexans’ innovative power umbilical, which combines power cables and umbilicals in a single cross-section, will be installed at water depths in excess of 2,000 metres to tieback the Julia field subsea systems to a semisubmersible production unit. For the Julia project, the power umbilical will operate subsea pumps supplied by OneSubsea. The power umbilical will be designed and manufactured at the
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Subsea 7 has won a deal worth more than US$70 million for work on the Stone Energy-operated Cardona field in the Gulf of Mexico.
Lankhorst Ropes will supply 20 mooring ropes, each approximately 1,100 metres in length and with 4,200 kips of minimum breaking strength. The rope will be manufactured at the company’s new offshore rope facility in Viana do Castelo, Portugal, for shipment at the end of 2013.
The scope of the contract includes engineering, procurement, installation and commissioning of flowlines, risers, pipeline structures, as well as a gas lift umbilical. Project management and engineering work would start immediately at its Houston office.
Gama 98 is a polyester rope tether made from high efficiency sub-rope cores laid parallel within an outer braided jacket. Each sub-rope is computer monitored during the manufacturing process to ensure all subropes have equal tension and length.
Stalking of the risers and flowlines and welding will be performed at the company’s spoolbase at Port Isabel, with offshore operations due to begin in the third quarter of 2014.
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Subsea 7 wins US$70 million Cardona contract in Gulf of Mexico
The semi-submersible Ensco 8500 is expected to take about four months to drill the Cardona and Cardona South development wells in Mississippi Canyon Block 29.
Technip secures subsea contract for Delta House field in Gulf of Mexico
Technip has secured a substantial contract from LLOG Exploration Offshore L.L.C. for the development of the Delta House field, located in the Mississippi Canyon area of the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. The contract covers the project management, engineering, fabrication, installation and precommissioning of more than 200 kilometres of infield and export flowlines and risers. The water depth of this development is comprised between 100 and 2,000 metres. Technip’s operating centre in Houston, Texas will perform the overall project management. The infield flowlines and risers will be welded at the group’s spoolbase in Mobile, Alabama. The offshore installation is expected to be performed in the second half of 2014 by vessels from Technip’s fleet: the Deep Blue will lay the deepwater infield lines while the G1200 construction vessel will install the export flowlines.
Technip selects Lankhorst Ropes Gama 98 for Heidelberg spar platform in Gulf of Mexico
Technip has contracted Lankhorst Ropes to supply Gama 98 polyester deepwater mooring ropes for Anadarko Petroleum’s Heidelberg spar platform in the Gulf of Mexico. The Heidelberg spar will be moored in 1,620 metres of water and is designed to produce 80,000 barrels per
Technip has been awarded an engineering, procurement and installation contract by Shell for the Stones field subsea infrastructure development. The field is located in the Walker Ridge area in the US Gulf of Mexico, at a water depth of approximately 2,900 metres. This development will host the deepest floating, production, storage and offloading (FPSO) unit in the world and will be Shell’s first FPSO in the Gulf of Mexico. Technip will be in charge of installation of the subsea production system and Stones lateral gas pipeline, inclusive of associated project management, engineering and stalk fabrication. Technip’s operating centre in Houston, Texas will perform the overall project management. The flowlines and risers will be welded at Technip’s spoolbase in Mobile, Alabama. The offshore installation is expected to be performed in the second half of 2014 by the Deep Blue, Technip’s deepwater pipelay vessel.
WorleyParsons wins deal for Buckskin, Moccasin production facility
WorleyParsons has been selected by Chevron to provide engineering services for the Buckskin and Moccasin oil and gas production facility to be located in the Lower Tertiary Trend of the outer Continental Shelf of the Gulf of Mexico in the United States. The Buckskin prospect is owned by Chevron, Maersk Oil, Repsol E&P USA Inc. and Samson Offshore LLC, while the Moccasin prospect is owned in part by Chevron and Samson. Under the contract WorleyParsons, together with its subsea division INTECSEA, will execute the pre frontend engineering design preliminary design phase for the deepwater subsea architecture, riser interface and topside facility design for the oil and gas production semi-submersible. WorleyParsons will also manage a hull subcontractor to execute the hull preliminary design.
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BMT secures Stones contract from SBM Offshore in Gulf of Mexico
SBM Offshore has contracted BMT Scientific Marine Services Inc. to provide an integrated marine monitoring system (IMMS) for a floating production storage offshore (FPSO) facility for the Stones development project in the US Gulf of Mexico. The IMMS monitors, logs, and displays data in real time to provide operational support functionality and archives data for assessing the facility’s integrity over time. The Stones IMMS comprises a set of subsystems including environmental and facility monitoring, mooring line monitoring, and subsea acoustic monitoring of the disconnectable turret buoy. The IMMS interfaces with other platform control systems and uses BMT’s proprietary data acquisition system, along with custom HMI user display screens.
Canada Aker Solutions secures US$150 million contract award from Husky, offshore Canada Aker Solutions has won a US$150 million contract with Husky Energy to support Husky’s activities at the White Rose field offshore Canada. The scope of work includes studies, modifications, engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) and campaign maintenance services. The duration is five years with an option to extend the contract for as many as 10 one-year periods. The project will employ about 70 management and engineering employees onshore, as well as 20 people on rotation offshore.
Enbridge to connect JACOS Hangingstone Project to its system
Enbridge will construct facilities and provide transportation services to the Japan Canada Oil Sands Limited (JACOS) Hangingstone Oil Sands Project. Commercial terms for the incremental facilities to connect Hangingstone to Cheecham have been agreed to, however execution remains subject to finalisation of the definitive agreements which are
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KBR secures SAGD contract in Alberta, Canada
KBR has secured a contract to provide materials management services for the Long Lake SAGD Oil Sands Project in Alberta, Canada. KBR will provide planning and logistics and help streamline operations for efficient distribution of materials. Under the contract, KBR will supply the equipment and materials-handling personnel to facilitate the offloading and loading of equipment, as well as material and inventory control at the facility located southeast of Fort McMurray.
Oceania DOF Subsea secures US$25 million contract for Maari Field subsea installation services in New Zealand
DOF Subsea has been awarded a contract by OMV New Zealand, for subsea installation services to the Maari Field, Raroa FPSO offshore Taranaki, New Zealand.
The contractor intends to deploy the Floatel Triumph harsh-environment semi-submersible unit, at Singapore yard Keppel Fels for US$280 million, for work at the Inpex-operated scheme. The Floatel Triumph, due for delivery in December 2015, is a DP3 vessel with accommodation capacity for 500 people.
Monadelphous lands US$150 million Gorgon LNG contract extension
Monadelphous has landed a one-year extension for the facilities management services contract associated with the Chevron-operated Gorgon Project. The contract extension, valued at approximately US$150 million, is to continue the operation and maintenance of construction facilities and utilities on Barrow Island, WA. The contract will be delivered by Monadelphous KT Pty Ltd, with work commencing immediately and expected to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2014.
QCLNG US$1.65 billion contract goes to Thiess
Thiess has been awarded a landmark US$1.65 billion contract by coal seam gas producer QGC for construction of gas compression facilities and associated works for the Queensland Curtis Liquefied Natural Gas (QCLNG) project in the Surat Basin. The new contract significantly expands Thiess’ role in the project which now includes construction of all 18 Field Compressor Stations (FCS) and four Central Processing Plants (CPP), with works to be completed by November 2014. The new contract replaces and expands the US$325 million agreement signed in February 2012 for construction of six FCSs and one CPP.
The project, worth approximately US$24.5 million, will be executed from DOF Subsea’s Perth office with offshore operations being performed from the Skandi Hercules in the 3rd and 4th quarter of 2013. DOF Subsea will be responsible for the Project Management and Engineering including detailed design and offshore services.
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The Skandi Skansen will transit to the Asia Pacific region and work on projects where the Skandi Hercules was assigned, resulting in full utilisation for Skandi Skansen to year end 2013.
WDS’ Energy Division will be a Principal Contractor to the GLNG Project and will carry out field installation of appraisal gathering systems for the connection of Coal Seam Gas (CSG) wells in GLNG’s Surat Basin gas fields.
Floatel secures US$280 million newbuild contract for Ichthys
Floatel International has secured a contract to deploy its latest newbuild accommodation and construction support vessel at the Ichthys LNG project in Australia.
WDS Limited has won contract work with a total value exceeding US$50 million, for delivery in the current financial year. Two of the contracts are with Santos Limited (Gladstone Liquefied Natural Gas GLNG Project) and Vale (Carborough Downs Coal Mine).
WDS’ work scope is multi-disciplined and will include civil, mechanical, electrical and instrumentation aspects of the management and construction of field and trunk pipelines and CSG wellhead connections.
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