EIC Monthly News March 2014
New EIC Northern Region office Wynyard Park, Teesside
The EIC Chief Executive
The Chief Executive Welcome to the March edition of the Monthly News. I am delighted to announce that the EIC’s Northern Region office has relocated to Wynyard Park, Teesside. This modern, thriving business park provides the ideal setting for the office with numerous key players within the energy industry already having a presence there. Previously located in Belasis Hall Technology Park, we hope the move will encourage even more EIC members to visit the office and take advantage of the modern facilities. The new office boasts a large meeting room, hot desks and benefits from direct access from main road routes into Teesside and is set to enhance the EIC’s presence and service offering. The office will officially open during our first ‘North East Energy Showcase’ event on 3 April. In collaboration with speakers from ABLE UK, AMEC, PX Group and DeepOcean, this full day event promises to highlight the major project opportunities and the longer term prospects in the region for EIC members and I hope to see you there. Many of our 700+ member companies currently operate in the oil and gas industry where numerous existing technologies could be applied to CCS development. The Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has recently agreed funding for the FEED study for the Peterhead carbon capture and storage (CCS) demonstration project in Aberdeenshire, where Shell plans to install post-combustion carbon capture technology onto SSE’s existing Peterhead gas-fired power plant and transport the CO 2 102km offshore for permanent storage in the old Goldeneye gas field in the North Sea. The project also offers the possibility of using CO 2 for enhanced oil recovery to boost production from declining fields. Funding has also been agreed for the White Rose carbon capture and storage project in the UK and the EIC will host the first CCS Showcase event in London on 12 May.
Contents The Chief Executive
New EIC Members
North East Energy Showcase 11 Events Diary
Asia Pacific News
North America News
South America News
Middle East News
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The Rt. Hon. Michael Fallon, Minister of State for Energy will address EIC members as part of the opening session and the operators and developers on both projects will present an outline of their progress and what this will mean for the UK, offering the perfect platform for potential suppliers to meet with key contacts, understand more about the technologies required, timescales and the longer term future of carbon capture and storage in the UK. Turning our sights to export opportunities we currently have 12 overseas exhibitions and 18 delegations in our programme and most recently took 15 UK companies on our delegation to Tanzania and Mozambique to find out more about the world-class natural gas assets that look set to position East Africa into one of the world’s largest sources of liquefied natural gas (LNG). There is a wealth of opportunity in the region and the EIC will continue to build relationships with local operators and contractors and ensure that members remain informed about potential business opportunities. Full details available on our website: www.the-eic.com As we move towards the start of the 2014/15 membership year I would like to remind all our members that our membership team is always available should you require any assistance. Please contact the team should you have any questions about how to get the most from your membership; be it accessing and analysing information from EICDataStream, making the most of the various networking platforms we offer or utilising our global network of offices: email@example.com Claire Miller, Chief Executive
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EIC Sector Analysis
There are currently five offshore wind projects in the planning system awaiting consent. The most advanced project is the Round 3 Moray Firth zone which is being developed by Moray Offshore Renewables Ltd, a joint venture of Repsol and EDP. The zone has been split into three projects of up to 500MW each and planning applications for all three projects were submitted in August 2012. The applications are expected to be determined in the next few weeks. The second Round 3 project in planning is SeaGreen Wind Energy Ltd’s, a joint venture of SSE and Fluor, 3.5GW Firth of Forth zone. Planning applications were submitted to build the first phase in October 2012 which has been split into two 525MW projects called Alpha and Bravo. The other three projects in planning are: Inch Cape Offshore Wind Farm Ltd’s (joint venture of EDP and Repsol) 1.050MW project; Mainstream Renewable Power’s 450MW Neart na Gaoithe; and Beatrice Offshore Wind Ltd’s (joint venture of SSE and SeaEnergy Renewables Ltd) 920MW project. In December 2013, ScottishPower cancelled plans to develop the Argyll Array project following detailed feasibility studies, stating that in the short term the project would not be economical to develop, but there may be potential for development in the long term. Despite uncertainty and the reduction in investment in the industry, it isn’t all doom and gloom and there have been more positive developments, particularly in innovation and supply chain development. In May 2013, the Scottish Innovative Foundation Technologies Fund was launched which is a £15 million fund to help develop deep-water wind turbine foundations in Scotland. Another major development in 2013 was the announcement that The Crown Estate has granted an agreement for lease to Statoil for the UK’s first floating wind farm. The project, known as Buchan Deep, will comprise of five 6MW floating turbines which will operate in waters exceeding 100m in depth, approximately 20-30km off the coast of Peterhead, Aberdeenshire. The Aberdeen Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (AOWDC) has been consented, despite a number of challenges and Samsung Heavy Industry’s 7MW offshore turbine prototype is up and running at Energy Park Fife. The Scottish government is committed to renewables and has ambitions targets. Scotland has a chance to be the world leader at all stages of marine energy but a number of issues need to be resolved. The Scottish government is publishing draft guidance for consents and scenario mapping for Scotland in March 2014 in order to combat the lengthy planning process. Scotland is investing in port infrastructure and the development of skills. The Scottish government, despite previous disputes with the UK government over the EMR, does feel it could be made to work if implemented well. However, despite all this, the big question facing developers’ remains: what will happen to the support mechanism for Scottish offshore wind farms in the event of Scottish Independence? Elizabeth Lunn Sector Analyst (Renewables) Tel +44 (0)20 7091 8636 Email email@example.com
Stalemate for Scottish Offshore Wind? Scotland has a challenging target of meeting 100% of its electricity demand from renewable sources by 2020. Offshore wind is expected to play a major role in achieving this target with Scotland having an excellent offshore wind resource, with estimates of around 25% of the European offshore wind resource potential. Along with the potential to generate up to 5GW by 2020, offshore wind could create a much needed boost to the UK and Scottish economy, with forecasts that the industry could contribute £7 billion in 2020. The offshore wind sector is not just an opportunity in Scotland, but also has the potential to create international opportunities, where UK companies can take their skills and expertise in the sector abroad. However, despite this potential, there is still much uncertainty with major projects still awaiting consent, issues surrounding the implementation of the electricity market reform (EMR) and the impact of possible Scottish Independence with the referendum taking place in September. This uncertainty has led to an investment hiatus, leaving major offshore wind developers in limbo. Scottish Renewables has published figures from offshore wind developers with projects in Scottish waters about their investments in Scotland during 2013. The figures show that major developers had more than halved their spending in Scotland, with £28.9 million spent in 2013, compared to £63.6 million in 2012. Total investment to date now stands at £193.4 million. The breaks appear to be on in the industry as they wait for projects to receive consent and construction activities to begin. The EMR is a direct consequence of the success of renewables. The UK government recently announced the strike prices for renewables along with the projects through to the final stage of the Final Investment Decision Enabling programme (FIDE). Despite seven offshore wind projects reaching Phase 2, none of the Scottish projects qualified to this round. This has been a massive blow to Scottish offshore wind and resulted in big player SSE reviewing its offshore wind programme. Despite the strike price announcements uncertainty around the implementation of the EMR still looms. Concerns have been voiced about whether the strike prices are enough to enable investment in projects and there is unease about the risk that offshore wind will enter competitive bidding for Contracts for Difference (CfDs) too early. The slow consenting process is another thorn in the side of developers. In order to speed up the process it is essential that the system becomes more efficient, has more effective project management, clearer timelines and better staffing of the consents department. www.the-eic.com
EIC Training Services
The Effective Manager 10-11 March 2014 Inspirit Training, EIC London This course will bring into focus the aspects which are required to manage a team or an individual. It will enable delegates to examine their management style and understand how this style affects others in their team. It introduces different styles and provides a range of management tools including delegation, prioritisation and giving feedback.
Tendering for Success: How to Write Winning Bids 4 March 2014 Rothera Group, EIC London This course will give delegates an understanding of the bid management process and a structure which can be used to produce high-impact, customer facing tenders. The course will cover a variety of areas, including: selecting work to bid for, making it customer focused, how to sell at higher prices, and beating the competition.
Developing a Business Case 27 March 2014 Neos Learning, EIC London This workshop will benefit all managers who have responsibility for making convincing cases for business investment or decisions. The presentation of a business case fulfils several key functions, which will be explored throughout this course. It will also show a variety of ways to consider and convince with a case, including presentation of risk and risk mitigation and understanding and presenting the financial costs and benefits.
Technical Report Writing 25 March 2014 Rothera Group, EIC London The course will develop and improve the technical report writing skills of attendees. A carefully structured training programme with focused and practical writing exercises, will give attendees the skills and tools they need to produce effective documents that deliver a clear and succinct message.
Technical Workshop New Course Introduction to Valve Reliability and Lifetime Expectancy 20 March 2014 Advanced Valve Solutions Ltd & Persta, Germany The initial part of the workshop is a tour through the Siepmann forge shop, where delegates will be shown how valve bodies are formed and what the advantages of forged material are. Delegates will also see how the bodies are welded, PWHT, machined and tested. The afternoon is split into three sessions. The first is a presentation about the effect of start stop operation on thermal stresses in a valve body. The second session looks into the differences between forged and cast material and the third session explains the differences between wedge gate valves, parallel slide valves and tapered parallel slide valves.
Technical Workshop New Course
Introduction to Plant Commissioning Management 5 March 2014 Technowatt Projects & Systems Ltd, EIC London This workshop looks at the importance of commissioning, the necessary planning required, the organisational make-up of the commissioning team and where to start and finish. It also covers how to manage a crisis during commissioning and handover formalities.
Introduction to Petroleum and Drilling Engineering 28 March 2014 ATU Consultancy Ltd, EIC London This course is suitable for executive officers and senior managers, as well as for sales, accounting and administrative personnel. This one day course will cover petroleum and drilling engineering using a combination of short lectures, class discussions, videos, animations and class exercises.
HSE Training New Course
Introduction to Intrinsic Safety Hazardous Area Protection 19 March 2014 Pepperl+Fuchs GB Ltd, Oldham The course will provide attendees with a good knowledge of intrinsic safety interfacing using both galvanic isolators and zener barriers in the fields of engineering design, operation and maintenance. It will also provide an excellent refresher and update for individuals who have been involved with intrinsic safety in the past, but may not have received formal training.
Fundamentals of Power 18 March 2014 E.ON UK, Nottingham This one day course will enable delegates to gain an appreciation of the fundamentals involved in the power generation industry and provide an appreciation of how modern day power plant works.
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New EIC Members
New EIC Members
The Nominated Representative is Ms Anna Drogon, Marketing Executive, Oil & Gas, Europe. With over 3,600 experts in 22 countries, Exova is a connected world of expertise. Its testing and advisory capabilities, including materials and structures; fire safety; calibration; chemistry and microbiology, are trusted by customers worldwide. When your reputation is never far from the spotlight, it’s the silence of Exova’s results that is the measure of success. Exova’s materials testing capabilities include materials selection, materials performance and failures analysis, using both destructive and non-destructive testing. Covering metals, composites, polymers and construction materials, Exova gives you the answers you need on properties, performance, strength, durability and corrosion.
New Primary Member
Ardan Energy Services Ltd Klaco House 28-30 St John’s Square London EC1M 4DN Tel +44 (0)20 7490 5525 Email email@example.com Web www.ardanconsulting.com The Nominated Representative is Mr Mark Richards, Chief Operating Officer. Ardan is a specialist provider of support services to organizations working in frontier regions. It provides protection, infrastructure and community services delivered through its two practice areas, consultancy and project management. Over the years, Ardan has built considerable experience in areas of conflict and postconflict. And has supported large operations in Northern Iraq, East and Central Africa. It has supported some of the largest oil and gas operations in Iraq, including seismic, drilling, pipeline and LPG operations.
New Primary Member
GMI Group Holdings Ltd Brownsfield Avenue Inchinnan Renfrew Renfrewshire PA4 9RG Tel +44 (0)141 812 3211 Fax +44 (0)141 812 7820 Email firstname.lastname@example.org Web www.gmiuk.com
New Primary Member
48 St Vincent Street Glasgow Lanarkshire G2 5HS Tel +44 (0)141 221 8102 Fax +44 (0)141 221 7803 Email email@example.com Web www.bto.co.uk
The Nominated Representative is Mr Alex Thompson, UK Fixed Systems Manager. GMI manufactures a range of portable and fixed gas detection equipment and supplies the gas supply, distribution and shipping industries worldwide. A dedicated service centre based in Milton Keynes ensures a prompt turnaround on instrument service, calibration and repair for the UK. An international network of approved distributors ensures that GMI is able to provide comprehensive sales and services support in every corner of the globe. GMI is a company with a proud heritage and a desire to constantly evolve and be at the forefront of gas detection in the years to come, investing heavily in research and development.
The Nominated Representative is Ms Sandra Cassels, Partner. An innovative, full service Scottish law firm located in Glasgow and Edinburgh. Provides first-class, transparent legal services to commercial and public sector clients. Membership of Mackrell International, a premier network of independent legal firms in over 60 countries, facilitates seamless legal services at home and abroad. Renowned for having unrivalled knowledge of the renewable energy sector and for providing outstanding value for money. Niche teams focus on renewable energy projects across all main technologies and marine, energy and port matters. bto’s ‘ahead of the curve’ construction and engineering team, headed by an accredited specialist, advises on contentious and non-contentious issues.
New Global Member
Maloney Metalcraft Ltd
Exova UK Ltd
Westgate Aldridge Walsall West Midlands WS9 8EX Tel +44 (0)1922 450 200 Fax +44 (0)1922 450 210 Email firstname.lastname@example.org Web www.maloney-metalcraft.com
2A Harvest Drive Newbridge Midlothian EH28 8QJ Tel +44 (0)131 335 4300 Email email@example.com Web www.exova.com
The Nominated Representative is Mr Roy Hammond, Business Development Manager. Maloney Metalcraft Ltd is a design and manufacturing facility located at Aldridge in the West Midlands, previously known as Burnett & Lewis, Hanover and Exterran. Maloney has an excellent reputation within the oil and gas market
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as supplier of packaged process equipment for both onshore and offshore installations. The operation at Aldridge has the unique ability to offer both conceptual and detail engineering together with fabrication assembly and testing all on one site. Maloney Metalcraft Ltd can execute complete turnkey projects which combine its own proprietary process knowledge and standards together with bespoke custom specified units; the integrated team manages procurement from its approved suppliers and maintains quality of the highest standards. Maloney Metalcraft Ltd is an ISO9001 accredited company, certified to HSE standard BS OHSAS 18001 and Environmental Standard ISO 14001. The company holds an ASME VIII Div 1 U stamp and is a supplier of CE marked equipment in full compliance with European Directive PED/ 97/ 23/ EC.
PWA Europe Ltd Buchan House Quarry Road Aberdeen AB16 5UU Tel +44 (0)1224 690 226 Email firstname.lastname@example.org Web www.pwasystems.com The Nominated Representative is Mr Mike Smith, Managing Director. ProSep was acquired by PWA in November 2013. The newly combined PWA-ProSep offers a complete solution for oil and gas industry oilfield water and gas streams. PWA as an emerging company in the industry contributes its own proprietary technology, selling and leasing experience and its focus on innovation to the acquisition. The assets acquired from ProSep offer a strong, established presence in the Americas and Asia Pacific, including substantial fabrication capabilities and facilities, a comprehensive geographic spread and wide product portfolio. PWA-ProSep will be in a position to offer unparalleled process and water treatment solutions to the oil and gas industry.
New Global Member
Mass Exports EMEA Ltd 122 New London Road Chelmsford Essex CM2 0RG Tel +44 (0)7964 722 695 Email email@example.com Web www.massexports.net
New Global Member
The Nominated Representative is Mr Hemant Ramnani, Managing Director. Mass Exports EMEA Ltd is the extending trading arm of Polycab Wire & Cables which is one of the largest cable manufacturers, making all kinds of cables and delivering complete cable solutions straight from state of the art factories.
Old School House School Hill Shortlanesend Truro Cornwall TR4 9DU Tel +44 (0)1872 321 155 Fax +44 (0)1872 321 166 Email firstname.lastname@example.org Web www.reflexmarine.com
New Global Member
McGeoch Technology Ltd 86 Lower Tower Street Birmingham B19 3PA Tel +44 (0)121 687 5850 Fax +44 (0)121 333 3089 Email email@example.com Web www.mcgeoch.co.uk
The Nominated Representative is Ms Kate Twitchen, Sales Manager. Reflex Marine has been successfully providing the oil and gas industry with safe, high quality, crew transfer solutions for over 20 years. Fundamentally it cares about people. Reflex Marine wants to enhance the safety of offshore personnel, develop its team and nurture rewarding relationships with its stakeholders. It is proud to take a different approach to business and believes in living its values. Since founding in 1992 Reflex Marine has focused on improving the safety of offshore personnel access. The FROG transfer capsule is now an industry benchmark and as a company it is involved in around one million safe transfers each year. It is widely recognised as the global leader in offshore access and is deeply proud of its track record and contribution to raising standards. Helping offshore workers to return home safely from their place of work is at the core of its mission. Reflex Marine has clients in every corner of the world, from the Arctic to the tropics, supported by an extensive network of service partners.
The Nominated Representative is Ms Debbie Albion, LED Sales & Marketing Manager. Well into its second centenary of trading McGeoch Technology is an established and respected company who designs and manufactures traditional lighting. Most recently McGeoch LED has designed and developed an innovative range of LED lighting products to meet the future of low energy, high efficiency and environmental lighting demands of a wide scope of industries; this comes at a time when the case for replacing fluorescent lighting with solid state LED fittings has never been stronger. The newest addition to the range is Endurance which is ATEX approved and designed specifically for industries functioning in explosive atmospheres.
EIC Member News
AGR is expanding its current Reservoir Management offering with the launch of a petroleum geomechanics service. This involves the integration of AGR’s industry recognised geoscience and petroleum engineering expertise. In collaboration with the client, AGR helps to ensure the most technically robust and cost-effective enhancements to hydrocarbon production are applied to a specific formation or field. Providing this geomechanical service is AGR’s reputable reservoir team. Many of the UK group moved from TRACS International Consultancy after AGR and TRACS joined forces. The team has been delivering acknowledged evaluation reports for over 20 years. For a current client in the UK, AGR has provided key experience and advice on data acquisition for a Southern North Sea field injection operation. All data will be integrated into a full field coupled geomechanical model to support near well bore limits and the safe operating limit for the total reservoir pressure. Another opportunity AGR is currently pursuing is the quantification of micro-seismic effects to address the wider concerns highlighted by shale gas in the UK. The ongoing programme involves building a fully-fledged monitoring plan to be endorsed by the client and DECC. This integrated service compliments the extensive experience in drilling design and management offered by AGR’s offices at main oil hubs around the world. Visit: http://www.agr.com/reservoir-management/our-services/ geomechanics
DTL has installed the dampers in acid plants in the UK, India, Canada, Jordan and Kazakhstan. For more information please visit: www.dampertechnology.com
EA Technology has launched its partial discharge locator for high-voltage open terminal switchyard equipment. The rugged, handheld, battery-powered PD HawkTM is straightforward to operate and fast and accurate. Allowing electrical engineers to scan entire switchyards in minutes and locate partial discharge emissions from a distance, the PD HawkTM offers valuable time and cost savings and needs no specialist training to operate. The PD HawkTM can be tuned to measure emissions in the 47-1000MHz frequency range – its factory default of around 800MHz is designed to tune out non-PD emissions including non-destructive corona activity and eliminate false readings from wireless sources such as TV masts and mobile phones. The operator can safely listen to emissions on the PD HawkTM’s built-in speaker and/ or over headphones; signals can also be viewed on the instrument’s menu-driven colour display as magnitude, frequency and pulse timing. Supplied as a complete kit, including charger and carry case, the easy-to-use PD HawkTM is completely portable and can detect PD in all open terminal assets including circuit breakers, isolators, disconnectors, surge arrestors, cable terminations, current transformers and voltage transformers. Anne McIntosh, Asset Management Director, EA Technology, said: “The first sign of problems network operators get is usually when an asset fails suddenly, causing costly damage and outage. The unique design of the HawkTM enables operators to detect and locate internal partial discharge activity in live assets before they fail. “Partial discharge is caused by insulation defects, including deterioration, faulty joints, poor terminations and mechanical damage and is a major factor in substation failures. Using the PD HawkTM to detect partial discharge early can help achieve major savings for network operators by preventing these costly failures.
Damper Technology Ltd (DTL) has unveiled a range of specially engineered dampers for applications involving process gases containing SO2/ SO3. This range of dampers is designed to suit any duct size (typically Ø300mm-Ø3,000mm). With SS304H construction they are resistant to corrosion, high temperature (up to 800 Deg C), and creep. The acid plant dampers have as standard a rigid ledge seal for 99% shutoff and are PED Compliant (as appropriate) for high pressure applications. They have various automation options to suit any process application. The design and development of the dampers has been carried out by engineers at DTL’s head office in Nottingham, UK and centres around special shaft seals with purged lantern ring and labyrinth arrangement for zero leakage of process gas to the atmosphere. This technology helps to protect the environment and the safety of plant personnel.
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EIC Member News “Beyond detecting and locating partial discharge activity, the PD HawkTM is an invaluable tool for providing information on the condition of switchyard assets for planning maintenance and replacement purposes.” For more information or to view the PD HawkTM video, log on to: http://www.eatechnology.com/instruments/ partial-discharge-instruments/pd-hawk
To optimise customer support on the Arabian Peninsula, the measurement engineering specialist now integrates Descon’s Endress+Hauser business into its own sales organisation. Endress+Hauser will now operate in the market with two offices at locations in Abu Dhabi (around 20 employees) and in Dubai (around 30 employees). Heavy investments in oil and gas, and in developing the public infrastructure (saltwater desalination plants, water storage, power stations), have opened up a strong market for high-grade measurement engineering and automation solutions. The new sales centre is also equipped with resources for services, engineering and project management. The Managing Director of Endress+Hauser’s sales centre in the UAE will be Jens Winkelmann. The graduate engineer in measurement and control engineering has over 16 years’ experience with Endress+Hauser, for the past five years working in Dubai. Endress+Hauser has also opened a new sales centre in Algeria. From offices in Algiers, a team of five, lead by Managing Director Chafik Amriou, will take care of customers, particularly in the oil and gas industry. Symes Systèmes, Endress+Hauser’s long-time representative located in Annaba, will continue to serve particular customers in the eastern region of Algeria. For more information please visit: www.uk.endress.com
Eaton has launched an integrated safe key cylinder lock for its NZM circuit breaker, which records and communicates comprehensive diagnostic and energy consumption data as an integrated function for all stages of energy distribution. The safety lock is integrated directly into the attached rotary drive mechanism, enabling the mechanical interlocking of two NZM breakers. With the addition of the safe key, users can lock NZM circuit breakers and switch disconnectors in the ‘OFF’ position.
Hima-Sella has been awarded a contract from international oilfield services provider Petrofac for the provision of an upgraded fire and gas detection system for the Kittiwake oil and gas platform in the North Sea, which it operates as Duty Holder on behalf of Centrica Energy. The system will feature a HIMA HIMax and incorporate an addressable controller (rated to SIL 2), and the overall project will also include the supply of new flame, smoke and gas detectors. Eddy Turnock, Sales & Marketing Director, Hima-Sella, said: “We’re delighted to have been awarded this prestigious contract and to be providing a fire and gas detection system that helps safeguard such an important platform.” The HIMA HIMax is a Programmable Electronic System (PES) and, for the Kittiwake platform, it will be catering for an estimated 1,300 I/O, with scope for expansion. In addition, HIMax’s ‘NON STOP’ feature will allow changes to be made while the system is online and without interrupting processes on the platform. For the majority of the fire and gas detection’s system, signal conditioning will be performed directly on HIMax’s I/O modules. Also, existing platform wiring will be used in combination with HIMA Field Terminal Assembly units (to be located in the platform’s equipment room). Hima-Sella’s engineers have already commenced developing the fire and gas detection system’s functionality using SILworX – HIMA’s integrated configuration, programming and diagnostic environment. The system delivery, installation and commissioning are scheduled for later this year. For more information visit: www.hima-sella.co.uk
The interlocking system can be used for all frame sizes of the NZM circuit breakers and switch disconnectors. The NZM portfolio includes four frame sizes with a breaking capacity from 25kA for a small sub-distribution station up to 150kA for complex high-energy plant. The locking mechanism is a simple method for safe working on powered down machines or plant and for safely interlocking several devices. Application areas include commercial and industrial supply systems, process industry, shipbuilding, mining, data centres, emergency power supply and telecommunications. For more information please visit: www.eaton.com
In 2014 Endress+Hauser established subsidiaries in the United Arab Emirates and in Algeria. For two decades Endress+Hauser has been represented in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) by the local representative Descon Automation Control Systems. Two years ago Endress+Hauser also started a successful venture with Descon’s local partner in Abu Dhabi. www.the-eic.com
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Maloney Metalcraft Ltd is a design and manufacturing facility located in the West Midlands, UK. Maloney supplies packaged process equipment for both onshore and offshore installations, supplying bulk separation, gas treatment and water treatment solutions with complimentary air and liquid drying capability. Maloney employs approximately 90 people on site, with a fabrication and assembly area of 4,000 sq m, the manufacturing group utilises the latest techniques in welding and supplies duplex and super duplex stainless materials. Maloney Metalcraft Ltd can deliver standalone pressure vessels, pipe spools or manufacture other bespoke items to meet the requests of clients. The operation at Aldridge can offer both conceptual and detail engineering together with fabrication assembly and testing all on site, providing clients with all disciplines and activities under one roof; offering improved flexibility and control. In addition to the above the engineering group at Aldridge has the experience of executing contracts as design only delivering drawings suitable for manufacture and procurement by a third party. Maloney Metalcraft Ltd can execute complete turnkey projects which combine proprietary process knowledge and standards together with bespoke custom specified units; the integrated team manages project management and procurement from approved suppliers maintaining quality of the highest standards. If requested Maloney will provide a process guarantee for products and also has the capability to support installation, inspection, erecting and testing in the field. A particular strength of Maloney is in the supply of process solutions for FPSO developments, creating modular process solutions that address the harsh environments and demanding performance requirements. Maloney Metalcraft Ltd is an ISO9001 accredited company, certified to HSE standard BS OHSAS 18001 and Environmental Standard ISO 14001. The company holds an ASME VIII Div 1 U stamp and is a supplier of CE marked equipment in full compliance with European Directive PED/ 97/ 23/ EC. For more information please visit: www.maloney-metalcraft.com
Oil and gas engineering consultancy Theon Limited is looking to continuing growth as it approaches the end of a second successful year in business. Founded in Aberdeen in 2012, the company now has a workforce of more than 100 and last year opened offices in London to help meet growing demand for its services. Since its launch the company has completed over 150 assignments and its annual turnover is expected to top £4 million this year. With a highly experienced team Theon has built a reputation in areas such as process engineering, field development, engineering consultancy support, pipeline design, and execution of early phase studies for subsea, topside and onshore projects. Theon is involved in executing several brownfield operations-related conceptual studies for UK-based clients. These are focussed on asset life extension issues, including process simplification studies, dealing with gas deficiency issues and de-bottlenecking process facilities for operating under late field life conditions. The company is also conducting studies related to evaluation of greenfield development options and determining requirements for early production facilities. Theon Limited is executing engineering studies for international clients including studies for pipeline conceptual design in Uganda, Turkmenistan and Azerbaijan; process engineering support for FPSO marine facilities in Germany; field development support in North Africa; safety engineering support for onshore and offshore facilities in South Africa and Egypt. To learn more about Theon’s services visit: www.theonltd.com
Torgy UK has added a new range of constant and variable spring hanger units to their extensive portfolio of pipe supports for companies working in the petrochemical, process, power generation, and oil and gas industries. Spring supports are used for supporting pipework, vessels, columns and pipe connections to large tanks that are subject to thermal movement. They are used when it is not possible to use rigid hangers, and a standard range of units is available to accommodate operating loads up to 35,000kg, and vertical movements to 610mm for the constant spring supports. Torgy offers special surface finishes and materials for corrosive environments, design and technical back-up, and site inspection surveys. Torgy is an ISO 9001 certified company with a global presence and key strategic operating locations in Europe. The company manufactures in Norway, Latvia and the UK, and has sales and engineering offices in India and Kazakhstan. In addition to the spring supports, Torgy manufactures cryogenic, high temperature and standard pipe and vessel supports, clamps, sliders and related fabrications. Torgy has recently been awarded a prestigious three year agreement with Aker Solutions ASA and Kvaerner Solutions ASA covering a complete range of pipe supports which demonstrates their competitiveness within the international market. Please visit: www.torgy.no
OGS has supplied a fuel gas conditioning package comprising of skid mounted duty/standby heaters and filters complete with interconnecting pipework, valves and instrumentation to BP’s Azerbaijan assets. OGS received a further order from Atlas Copco Mafi-Trench (ACMT) for the design, manufacture and assembly of the lube oil and seal gas systems for two turbo expander units for the same BP project. Due to the long lead time of the turbo expander machines, delivery of this package is due in March 2015. The packages will be fabricated in the OGS workshop near Swansea, where facilities have recently been extended to increase the assembly area to twice its original capacity in order to support the company’s growth plans. For more information please visit: www.ogsl.com www.the-eic.com
North East Energy Showcase
UK, Overseas & Training March 2014 4 Business Presentation: Opportunities on the TANAP Project EIC London 4 Management Course: How to Write Winning Bids Rothera Group, EIC London 5 Technical Workshop: Introduction to Plant Commissioning Technowatt, EIC London 5 Technical Workshop: Introduction to Internal Corrosion Management Belzona, EIC Houston 6 Business Presentation: Opportunities with Mobotec Forest Pines Hotel, Broughton 6 Industry Outlook: Challenging Climates Hilton Doubletree, Aberdeen 10 Industry Outlook: UKTI: South Africa one-2-one Meetings EIC London 10-11 Management Course: The Effective Manager Inspirit Training, EIC London 13 Corporate Entertainment: Top Golf Houston 18 Industry Overview: Fundamentals of Power E.ON UK, Nottingham 19 HSE Training: Introduction to Hazardous Area Protection Pepperl+Fuchs, Oldham 20 Industry Overview: Fundamentals of Downstream Rio de Janeiro 25 Corporate Entertainment: Middle East Networking Night Vintage Wine Bar, Wafi City, Dubai 25 Management Course: Technical Report Writing Rothera Group, EIC London 25 Sector-Based Forum: Power EIC London 27 Business Presentation: Opportunities with AMEC Thistle Altens, Aberdeen 27 Business Presentation: Opportunities in South Wales Cleddau Bridge Hotel, Pembroke 27 Corporate Entertainment: Pembroke Supper 2014 Cleddau Bridge Hotel, Pembroke 27 Industry Overview: Fundamentals of Subsea EIC London 27 Management Course: Developing a Business Case Neos Learning, EIC London 27 Technical Workshop: Internal Corrosion Management Solutions Belzona, Rio de Janeiro 27 Technical Workshop: Introduction to Fibre-Optic DAS OptaSense, EIC Houston 28 Technical Workshop: Introduction to Drilling Engineering ATU Consultancy, EIC London April 2014 1 HSE Training: Introduction to 97/23/EC & Safety Regulations 2000 Nuvia, EIC London 1 Sector-Based Forum: Refining & Petrochemicals EIC London 3 Business Presentation: North East Energy Showcase Wynyard Business Park, Tees Valley 3 Technical Workshop: Introduction to Shale Gas EIC London 3 Technical Workshop: Introduction to Steam & Condensate Systems Spirax Sarco, EIC Rio de Janeiro 7 Management Course: Understanding Contracts Pan Asia Wikborg Rein, EIC Singapore 8 Industry Overview: Fundamentals of LNG EIC London 8 Industry Overview: Fundamentals of Oil and Gas EIC Houston 9 HSE Training: Height Safety-PFPE Inspector Capital Safety, EIC London 10 HSE Training: Introduction to Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC Amtri Veritas, EIC London 15 Management Course: The Effective PA Inspirit Training, EIC London 16 Technical Workshop: Introduction to FPSOs EIC London 29 Management Course: Introduction to Social Media The Centre, EIC London 29 Technical Workshop: Introduction to Compressors Siemens, Frimley 29 Technical Workshop: Introduction to Shipbuilding EIC Rio de Janeiro 30 Management Course: Negotiation Skills Made to Measure Training, EIC London 30 Business Presentation: Project Update with Wood Group PSN Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort May 2014 1 Management Course: Libya Cultural Awareness Training
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Exhibitions & Delegations 2014
10-14 March Overseas Delegation to Azerbaijan 17-21 March Overseas Delegation to Malaysia 19-21 March CIPPE Beijing 24-28 March Overseas Delegation to Brasil 5-8 May Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) Houston 11-15 May Overseas Delegation to Libya 18-21 May Overseas Delegation to Angola 2-6 June Overseas Delegation to Peru 9-13 June Overseas Delegation to Canada 21-25 June Overseas Delegation to Kurdistan 23-27 June Overseas Delegation to Vietnam 27-30 July Overseas Delegation to Japan 25-28 August Offshore Northern Seas (ONS) Stavanger 14-17 September Overseas Delegation to Oman 15-18 September Rio Oil & Gas Rio de Janeiro 23-26 September WindEnergy Hamburg 13-16 October World Nuclear Exhibition Paris 13-17 October Overseas Delegation to Myanmar 13-17 October Overseas Delegation to Russia 10-13 November ADIPEC Abu Dhabi 12-14 November Offshore Korea Busan 17-21 November Overseas Delegation to Turkey 24-28 November Overseas Delegation to Thailand 2-5 December Offshore South East Asia (OSEA) Singapore
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National Events 2014
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EIC Overseas Delegations
Offshore South East Asia (OSEA) 2-5 December 2014 Marina Bay Sands, Singapore The EIC is pleased to be returning to host the UK National Pavilion for another year at OSEA 2014. OSEA 2012 saw a record number of 27,593 attendees reaffirming itself as Asia’s premier sourcing platform for the oil and gas industry. Tapping into the region’s increasing need for more sophisticated technologies and solutions, an international representation of exhibitors will put up a comprehensive showcase for buyers from Asia and beyond. OSEA is the perfect platform for UK companies to display their products and services to foreign and national companies. For more information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
The EIC will again be managing the UK National Pavilion at the exhibitions below. For more information please contact the Overseas Events team. ADIPEC 10-13 November 2014 Abu Dhabi
Event Report Overseas Delegation to Algeria Algiers and Hassi Messaoud 2-7 February 2014 The EIC delegation began the visit in Algiers, the country’s capital. The first day covered the complex tax and import regulations with visits to HSBC, KPMG and local lawyers specialising in energy, Thomson & Knight. A networking reception hosted by HMA Martyn Roper at his residence proved to be a busy and fruitful evening, with more meetings confirmed for later in the week. The following two days in Algiers were spent meeting Sonatrach, who are involved in both upstream and downstream. Through its subsidiaries, the company has domestic control of oil production, refining, and transportation. Sonatrach aims to invest US$70 billion over the next five years, with 80% in upstream.
The EIC is pleased to announce that we are once again organising the UK Pavilion at the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition & Conference (ADIPEC) 2014. As the largest event in the Middle East for the oil and gas industry, you can see more than 1,600 local and international oil and gas companies in one location. The UK Pavilion benefits from a prime location within the show along with an innovative UK branded stand design to draw visitors to the group. Last year saw the largest ever UK Pavilion with total space of 891 sq m making it the 3rd largest pavilion at ADIPEC. For further information please contact Mark Gamble, Overseas Events Manager: email@example.com
Following Sonatrach we visited a few of their larger partners in the market; BP, Shell, Petroceltic, Petrofac, Nabors and Baker Hughes. Each company offered an overview of their activities in Algeria, procurement procedures locally and which office to go through if procurement isn’t done outside Algeria. They also hinted at possible activities in relation to the recently announced bid round. Moving to Hassi Messaoud, the delegation stayed at the Red Med Group base camp. Meetings with the Sonatrach operations team, E.ON, Halliburton and KCA Deutag offered a different insight from those employees based out in the desert and closer to the plants. A reception hosted by the Algeria British Business Council, led by Lady Olga Maitland, allowed delegates to chat informally to those we had met at meetings during our visit and gave a true overview of operating in-country. Laura Tavernor, Overseas Events Manager firstname.lastname@example.org
Offshore Korea 12-14 November 2014 Busan Over the past few decades, South Korea has achieved a remarkably high level of economic growth and global integration to become a high-tech industrialised economy. Today, South Korea is the 13th largest economy in the world and is heavily dependent on international trade. It has a gross domestic product of over US$1 trillion and per capita purchasing power is some US$32,000. For the first time, the EIC is organising a UK Pavilion at Offshore Korea 2014. The 2nd Offshore Korea will be held in the offshore and shipbuilding city in Korea, Busan. The event will attract those who specialise in the manufacture and supply of offshore plant and equipment all over the world. For further information, please contact: email@example.com www.the-eic.com
EIC National Events
The agenda is beginning to take shape for EIC Connect Oil & Gas with the theme of the opening plenary session likely to focus on ‘The Next 10 Years’ to mark EIC Connect Oil & Gas 2014 as the 10th in the series.
A limited number of sponsorship packages remain at the event to offer high brand exposure and an array of benefits including the VIP Lounge, offering you the chance to enjoy lunch and refreshments with senior buyers and heads of procurement from within the speaker companies.
Conference topics being explored include: An Update on Shale Gas and Ultra Deepwater; FLNG Is this new technology a game changer? The Impact of Far-Eastern companies on project awards and the Skills Shortage – how SMEs can take real action to close the gap. Along with the assistance of the Event Advisory Group, which was set up to help refine the event activities, conference topics will be announced in the coming weeks.
Following the success of the networking hour during EIC Connect Energy in November 2013, the EIC is pleased to announce that this event feature will take place again. Drinks and light snacks will be served in the delegate networking area for all participants to network during the last hour of day one. Stands are priced at just £2,400+VAT or £2,700+VAT for a corner location and include 2x delegate places with the option to purchase more at a reduced cost.
Members of the Event Advisory Group include key procurement contacts from within major oil and gas companies including Bechtel, Technip, Centrica and Siemens. The first meeting held at the EIC’s London headquarters in January 2014 was attended by key figures from all levels of the industry to join the quorum of EIC members representing the UK supply chain.
At the time of writing 70% of the exhibition space has been sold. To check the latest availability and download the stand and sponsorship pack please visit the EIC Connect website.
Conference sessions will be chaired by high-level industry panelists and key figures from within major operators and contractors and will be supported by round table discussions to allow delegates to voice their opinions on some of the pressing issues dominating the oil and gas industry today.
Members are advised to send at least two delegates to allow them to share the supply chain briefings, conference sessions, meet exhibitors, network with delegates and arrange one-2-one appointments across the two days. Delegate bookings will open in the summer.
EIC Connect is designed to showcase the export opportunities available to UK companies. The EIC will be inviting operators and contractors from the major regions of interest, including Asia Pacific, Brazil, Russia and the Middle East to speak in the supply chain briefings at the event. There will also be the opportunity for delegates to have one-2-one appointments with representatives from these companies. Heads of procurement and engineering from within UK based operators and contractors will be invited to circulate the exhibition and attend conference sessions.
For more information please visit: www.eic-connect.co.uk Contact: Charmaine Atkinson National Events Co-ordinator Tel +44 (0)1642 379 975 Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Speakers in 2012 included AMEC, Bechtel, BG Group, Centrica, ConocoPhillips, Petrobras, Petrofac, SBM Offshore, Schlumberger, Shell, Statoil, Tullow Oil, Wood Group, Woodside and Worley Parsons to name a few in the outstanding line-up. Many leading companies have already signed up to showcase their capabilities to the major speaker companies including AVEVA who are sponsoring the event lanyards and registration area and Hertel who are sponsoring the delegate networking hour. For a full list of exhibiting companies please visit the Connect website. www.the-eic.com
EIC UK News
News from our UK offices Forthcoming Events
Business Presentation: Opportunities with Mobotec 6 March 2014 The Forest Pines Hotel, Broughton Mobotec is a global leader in providing solutions to meet emissions reduction and combustion optimisation challenges faced by a wide range of energy intensive industries. In July 2013, the Mobotec business was acquired by The Power Industrial Group, joining the existing businesses of PJD, Grayton Engineering and Refcom Linings. With global legislation driving large power and industrial emitters to reduce a range of emissions, Mobotec’s global experience in delivering significant reductions to pollutants such as NOX and SO2 provides a strong platform for sustained growth in the UK, Europe, North America and beyond. Contact: email@example.com
Sector-Based Forum: Refining & Petrochemicals Technological Advances March TBC EIC Conference Suite, London This Refining & Petrochemicals Forum will provide an overview of the most opportune projects for EIC members, a summery of the sector as a whole as well as an understanding of the advances in technology the sector is seeing and what impact they will have on downstream projects. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org Business Presentation: Opportunities on the Trans Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline (TANAP) Project 4 March 2014 EIC Conference Suite, London UKTI, UK Export Finance (UKEF) and TANAP will be joining EIC members to detail Turkey and Azerbaijan’s Trans Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline Project (TANAP). The project has been designed to transport the supply of gas across Europe from Azerbaijan’s Shah Deniz fields. A MoU was signed between the governments of Turkey and Azerbaijan in 2011 after which a consortium dedicated to the project was established between the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan (SOCAR), Petroleum Pipeline Corporation of Turkey (BOTAS) and/or Turkish Petroleum Corporation (TPAO). The TANAP project is planned to begin on the Georgia-Turkey border and run across several of Turkey’s provinces. Topics include a project overview, including how to engage with the contractors, the prequalification process and contacts. This will also include how UKEF can help you export goods and services and win business. Contact: email@example.com
Sector-Based Forum: Power 25 March 2014 EIC Conference Suite, London The EIC’s Power Forum in March will provide an overview of existing sector activities, potential areas of opportunity as identified by the EIC and an opportunity to exchange project details with other delegates. In addition to this, we are delighted to have National Grid join us to provide an overview/update on the EMR and Capacity Mechanism and the impact these may have on UK power projects. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org Business Presentation: Opportunities in South Wales 27 March 2014 Cleddau Bridge Hotel, Pembroke With 40 active and future projects taking place within the counties of South Wales, with an estimated CAPEX of US$9.5 billion, Pembroke provides an ideal base for EIC members to meet with some of the operators, developers and contractors doing business in the area. Local projects include the South Hook LNG combined heat and power plant, Prenergy’s Port Talbot biomass plant, the Baglan Bay II power plant and the onshore wind farm at Pen-y-Cymoedd, all currently at procurement stage. South Wales will also possibly see the Severn tidal project achieve environmental assessment sign off in 2014 and the development of a substation in Pembroke for the 3GWe Project Greenwire – the Ireland/ UK interconnector. The EIC will host a panel of speakers from some of these projects to talk about the upcoming opportunities in the region. Paul Savvides, Procurement Manager GB+I at Siemens is one of the confirmed speakers at this event and will be detailing Siemens’ supply chain requirements for the Pen-y-Cymoedd wind farm in the region. The Opportunities in South Wales event will be followed by the Pembroke Supper. Contact: email@example.com
Industry Outlook: Challenging Climates The Outlook for the Oil and Gas Industry in 2014 6 March 2014 Hilton Doubletree, Aberdeen A new research report, ‘Challenging Climates: The Outlook for the Oil and Gas Industry in 2014’, undertaken on behalf of DNV GL, provides a snapshot of industry sentiment about the year ahead and is based on a survey of more than 430 senior oil and gas professionals and indepth interviews with more than 20 industry executives. Elisabeth Tørstad, CEO, DNV GL – Oil & Gas, said: “We’re starting to see signs of greater consolidation across the oil and gas industry supply chain. Our research gives clear signs that pressure will be put on suppliers to become more innovative, to reduce costs and to show value in 2014 by providing access to scarce, in-demand skills and by demonstrating real quality in the products and services they deliver.” Don’t miss this opportunity to learn more about the findings of this research and put your company on a more effective business pathway. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org www.the-eic.com
EIC UK News CCS Showcase: The UK CCS Outlook 12 May 2014 EIC Conference Suite, London
Corporate Entertainment: Pembroke Supper 27 March 2014 Cleddau Bridge Hotel, Pembroke With 40 projects taking place within the surrounding area generating US$9.5 billion of business, Pembroke is the south west’s energy capital and this event provides the perfect opportunity to entertain guests and network with prospective customers and generate business contacts in the area. Also, for the first time, the Southern Region will be running a Business Presentation on the Opportunities in South Wales on the same day at the Cleddau Bridge Hotel. The Pembroke Supper also provides a brilliant opportunity for one company to promote their abilities by sponsoring the evening. To find out more about the event or sponsorship, please contact: email@example.com
Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) is the only way that the UK can reduce CO2 emissions and keep fossil fuels in the UK’s electricity supply mix. As CCS becomes more of a focus point for the UK energy market, the EIC and DECC are bringing together government, industry leaders and suppliers to discuss the future of the industry and the opportunities that projects will bring for the UK supply chain as the sector develops. We are delighted that the Rt. Hon. Michael Fallon, Minister of State for Energy, National Grid, Capture Power Ltd and the Carbon Capture and Storage Association (CCSA) will be joining EIC and CCSA members to provide an overview of the sector, the approved UK projects and provide some guidance on future opportunities. Further speakers will be announced online shortly. Register your interest: firstname.lastname@example.org
Business Presentation: Opportunities with AMEC 27 March 2014 Thistle Altens, Aberdeen AMEC is one of the world’s leading engineering, project management and consultancy companies. Its goal is to deliver profitable, safe and sustainable projects and services for customers in the oil and gas, mining, clean energy, environment and infrastructure markets, including sectors that play a vital role in the global and national economies and in people’s everyday lives. With annual revenues of £4.2 billion, AMEC designs, delivers and maintains strategic and complex assets and employs over 29,000 people in 40 countries worldwide. AMEC’s customers include some of the world’s biggest oil and gas companies including Apache, BG Group, Britannia Operator Ltd, BP, Bluewater, ConocoPhillips, GDF Suez, Nexen, TAQA and Talisman, to name just a few. AMEC values the relationships it has with its suppliers and recognises the important role they play in the development and ongoing success of their business. Graham Clarke, Supply Chain Manager, will reveal current and future opportunities. Contact: email@example.com
Regional Golf Days 2014 • 12 June: Northern Region Golf Day Slaley Hall, near Corbridge Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org • 20 June: Scottish Annual Golf Day Cruden Bay, Aberdeenshire. Sponsored by Sparrows. Contact: email@example.com • 4 July: Southern Region Golf Day Wokefield Park, Reading. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org EIC Award for Supply Chain Excellence EIC Now accepting submissions Award for The EIC would like to invite all member Supply Chain Excellence companies to submit their entry for the 2014 EIC Award for Supply Chain Excellence. Details of the required 2014 criteria are available now at: www.the-eic.com/Award The winner will have the unique opportunity to showcase themselves and their expertise within the energy sector and take advantage of a full package of benefits. The Award Submissions will be judged by an esteemed panel of judges, including: Chris Squires, EDF; David Wylie, Centrica; Norman McLennan, Sasol Limited; Mark Bradshaw, BP; Scott Benzie, Chevron and Matthew Grainger from UKTI.
North East Energy Showcase 3 April 2014 Wynyard Business Park, Tees Valley In collaboration with the region’s leading operators and contractors, this full day event will comprise of multiple company presentations highlighting their major project opportunities in the region for members. Further details will be available online shortly. Contact: email@example.com
The Winner of the EIC Award for Supply Chain Excellence will be announced at the 2014 EIC National Dinner taking place at London’s Natural History Museum on 16 October. Further details on the National Dinner can be found at: www.the-eic.com/NationalDinner Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org www.the-eic.com
EIC Asia Pacific News
Asia Pacific News
Shell exits Wheatstone LNG Royal Dutch Shell will exit the Wheatstone LNG project in Australia after selling its interests for US$1.14 billion to Kuwait Foreign Exploration Petroleum Co (KUFPEC). It will sell its 8% stake in the Wheatstone-Iago fields and 6.4% in the LNG plant to KUFPEC. Wheatstone LNG, which will ship 8.9 million tonnes per year of LNG, is due to start production in 2016. The partners, which include Apache and Kyushu Electric Power Co, started construction of the plant in 2012. The project will supply the fuel to customers in Asia, such as Japan’s Tokyo Electric Power Co, Chubu Electric Power Co and Tohoku Electric Power Co.
The EIC is leading the Overseas Delegation to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 17-21 March. We are encouraging delegates and members based in the region to visit Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) Asia, which will take place the week after from 25-28 March at the KL Convention Centre. OTC Asia will feature the latest products and services for oil and gas exploration and production. If your company supplies offshore technologies, products or support services in Asia, OTC Asia will be a useful platform for you to reach the decision makers.
KNOC-Vopak-S-Oil in JV to build oil storage terminal Korean National Oil Corp, independent tank storage provider Vopak and refiner S-Oil have signed a joint venture agreement to build a US$584 million oil storage terminal with a capacity of 9.9 million barrels of refined products in South Korea’s south-eastern port of Ulsan. KNOC has a 51% stake in the JV, with Vopak holding 38% and S-Oil 11%. Two or three other companies are expected to join the joint venture by purchasing some stakes from KNOC and Vopak. When completed in 2017, it would be South Korea’s second commercial oil storage terminal. Its first commercial terminal in Yeosu, west of Ulsan, was put online in April 2013 with a capacity of 8.2 million barrels.
Forthcoming Events Industry Overview
Fundamentals of Subsea 4 March 2014 EIC Singapore This one day workshop is for non-technicals and anyone new to the oil and gas industry and subsea sector. We have engaged Dr John Preedy who worked previously for BP for 28 years as a Research Associate and Team Leader. He is currently a lecturer at the Cranfield School of Industrial Sciences in the UK. He also lectures on oil industry activities at ENSTA (France), Ecole Navale (France), the Technical University of Delft (Netherlands) and Ngee Ann Polytechnic (Singapore).
Vietnam postpones first nuclear power plant Vietnam will look to gas-fired power to temporarily make up the shortfall after deciding not to go ahead with a planned nuclear power plant until 2020. The construction was supposed to be the first of seven nuclear power plants scheduled to be in place by 2030 but the government has decided against as a result of fears about safety and efficiency post-Fukushima. Faced with increased demand for power, Vietnam needs to develop new energy sources as its domestic coal and hydropower production is levelling off. The country had awarded the construction contract for its first nuclear power plant to Russian companies. The second was given to companies from Japan. Construction of the first plant in Ninh Thuan province on Vietnam’s central coast was originally slated to start this year but will now be postponed until 2020 to ensure the highest safety and efficiency standards.
Understanding Contracts 7 April 2014 Pan Asia Wikborg Rein LLC, EIC Singapore This workshop will be conducted by practising solicitor, Ms Clara Tan. The course will provide attendees with an understanding of the function of contracts within the management of commercial risk, the correct contract strategy for achieving a successful project and the various terms and conditions of a normal contract pertaining to suppliers for the oil and gas industry.
Fundamentals of Oil & Gas 8 May 2014 EIC Singapore The workshop will focus on the upstream sector and will give participants a basic understanding of the processes of exploration and production. Conducted by Mr R D Dook, the course will offer an appreciation of the importance and place of the upstream sector in the broader oil and gas industry.
Malolos-1 progresses The Philippine’s Department of Energy (DoE) has formally recognised Malolos-1 in Service Contract 44 (SC 44) onshore Cebu, Philippines, as an oil discovery and approved an extension of SC 44 for a period of 12 months in order to allow the operator Gas2Grid to firm up commerciality. In order to complete longer term testing, a beam pump and oil storage will be required onsite. The company successfully perforated and flow tested two oil-bearing sandstones in Malolos-1 at depths of 2,227 metres and 2,195 metres.
If you need any help or advice in the region or for more information about upcoming events, please contact us: Tel +65 6238 7756 Email email@example.com Loong Say Meng, Director, Asia Pacific Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
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EIC China News
Norshore to build drillship at CIMC Raffles Bergen-based contractor Norshore Holdings has finalised a deal with Chinese yard CIMC Raffles to build a multipurpose drillship that is expected to come in at about 50% of the normal drillship price of around US$600 million. The deal has options for three more similar units, with the first scheduled for delivery in 2016. The contracted unit is a small and simplified multi-purpose drillship, designed for riserless top-hole drilling, light well intervention and well completion operations, as well as wireline and coiled tubing operations and subsea construction work in shallow and deep water in the North Sea. Meanwhile, Norshore has secured the drilling equipment package from National Oilwell Varco (NOV). To be named Beacon Atlantic and scheduled for delivery in the fourth quarter of 2016, the unit will be built to the GM4-D design by CIMC Raffles and designer Global Maritime. With a drilling package provided by NOV, DP3 dynamic positioning and an eight-point mooring system, Beacon Atlantic will be able to operate in water depths up to 500 metres and drill to 8,000 metres. The rig is designed to operate in the harsh North Sea environment and also other challenging regions such as the Arctic and Barents Sea and will be built to meet Norway’s stringent NMD, Norsok and NPD standards. The rigs will be equipped with BLM jacking systems and Aker drilling packages.
Petrofac orders pipelayer from Chinese yard ZPMC Petrofac has formally awarded a contract to Chinese yard Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries (ZPMC) to build a deep-water pipelay vessel. The contractor has also decided to incorporate a DP3 system provided by Norway’s Kongsberg Maritime for the unit although a final commercial contract for that package is yet to be signed. ZPMC won the deal with a price estimate of between US$200 million and US$250 million that competing yards – China’s Cosco, South Korea’s Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering and Singapore’s Keppel Singmarine – could not match. The price does not include ownersponsored equipment such as a 5,000 tonne crane, which Petrofac has already ordered from National Oilwell Varco of the US. The unit is designed to perform S-lay and J-Lay operations in water depths of up to 3,000 metres. Petrolor eyes rigs business Hong Kong-incorporated onshore drilling service provider Petrolor has decided to venture into the offshore rig businesses and is planning to tender for construction of a JU2000E jack-up rig with an option for a second unit of the same design. The tender has already drawn interest from three Chinese yards – Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Offshore (DSIC Offshore), CIMC Raffles and Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipyard all participated in a pre-bid meeting in early January in Beijing. Petrolor is scheduled to announce the winner of the bid this month. Petrolor, which owns and operates 24 land rigs and is one of the drilling service providers to PetroChina and Sinopec, has a significant presence in the drilling market in the Xinjiang region of north-west China.
Turkmenistan and China sign gas pipeline agreement Almazbek Atambayev, the president of Kyrgyzstan, has signed an agreement with China on the construction and operation of the Kyrgyz section of a planned natural gas pipeline from Turkmenistan to China. The new pipe will serve as Line D of the Trans-Asia Gas Pipeline (TAGP) network, which is already pumping gas from Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan to the Chinese market. The agreement was signed on 31 December 2013 in Beijing. The capacity of Line D, which will pass through Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan on its way to China, is planed to be built by 2016 and initially the pipeline will carry some 5 billion cubic metres per year. Capacity is slated to rise by an additional 5 bcm each year until it reaches 25 bcm per year by 2020.
Shell withdraws from ENN import terminal plan Shell has pulled out of an agreement with Chinese gas distributor ENN Energy Holdings to jointly pursue the construction of a liquefied natural gas import terminal in China’s Zhejiang province. ENN now wants to single-handedly build the project, which has already been approved by China’s National Development & Reform Commission. A Shell China spokesperson said the company is interested in exploring new LNG opportunities in China, but declined to comment further. Shell and ENN signed a memorandum of understanding in 2012 to jointly pursue the terminal project in Zhoushan in Zhejiang province, which involves building a 3 milliontonnes-per-annum receiving terminal and two storage tanks, each with capacity of 80,000 cubic metres. Shell’s plan to participate in an LNG terminal project in Zhejiang was initially pursued by its then China Chairman Lim Haw Kuang. However, Lim retired from Shell in early 2013 and has been one of ENN’s independent non-executive directors since 26 March 2013. The approval of ENN’s terminal in Zhoushan will pave the way for the company to complete the project in 2017.
WorleyParsons on the hunt for new pickings in China WorleyParsons is targeting new business from China’s growing private sector, a move that will see it expand its activities in new areas such as shale gas and liquefied natural gas plants. The company is looking to co-operate with privately-owned energy entities in the country in the wake of broader reform plans. These changes will allow the private sector wider access to the upstream oil and gas sector. According to the company’s China President Qiu, WorleyParsons will soon sign engineering and project management deals with private companies for LNG module fabrication. For information and business support in China contact: Salina Zhang, Regional Manager, China Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
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EIC North and Central America News
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Business booming for Pemex Pemex has been extremely busy recently. Now that reform changes are coming, interest in Mexico is increasing, as is activity. In January, Russian oil company Lukoil signed an exploration and production co-operation agreement with Pemex. This will allow the two companies to share information on best practices to help Mexico develop its deepwater and shale deposits. They will consider joint projects later on in the year. China Oilfield Services and Pemex entered into a long-term co-operation contract for a module rig, COSL’s sixth in the region. COSL is also looking at expanding further in the Gulf of Mexico. FMC Technologies has signed a three-year contract with Pemex E&P for the manufacture and supply of surface wellheads and production trees to support PEP’s drilling and well maintenance programmes in the Southwest Marine Region of the Gulf of Mexico. Looking south, Pemex and Guatemala are in negotiations to build a US$1.2bn, 600km gas pipeline between the two countries to provide Mexican gas to Guatemala, giving it access to cheaper energy. Bidding on the pipeline will take place later in the year, and the project is expected to be in operation by 2016. Another big development is Pemex PMI’s recent purchase of a defunct fertiliser plant in Veracruz, with the intention of restarting production. The company will spend up to US$475 million on the plant, its property, and the cost of restarting operations. The plant will be able to produce nearly 1 mtpa of urea and other fertilisers, starting in 2015. Pemex also plans to restart some closed petrochemical plants once natural gas supplies are more abundant.
We recently attended an OTC Roundtable for exhibitors hosted by the OTC staff. We were given an overview of show details and minor changes that have taken place while being given the opportunity to provide feedback to the show on our experiences. It was a worthwhile day of information sharing, which made us realise the exhibition will be here before we know it. One thing we’d like to highlight from the meeting is that you need to book your hotel rooms for OTC early this year. The EIC is organising an oil and gas delegation to Calgary, Canada. This delegation will be held alongside the Global Petroleum Show, 9-13 June 2014. Delegates will have the opportunity to attend organised group meetings with key local players, as well as incorporating briefing meetings presented by qualified speakers with in-market experience and the opportunity to meet with local companies. Please visit our website for additional details: www.the-eic.com/Events/OverseasDelegations
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Introduction to Fibre-Optic Optic Leak Detection Systems 27 March 2014 OptaSense, EIC Houston This workshop will give participants a chance to experience and see how the technology is challenging conventional thinking in terms of pipeline protection, leak detection and PIG tracking amongst other applications.
BG to explore offshore Honduras BG has announced plans to explore offshore Honduras for oil and gas. The company will initially invest US$20 million. BG has been awarded a four year environmental license to explore an offshore block of 35,000 km sq off the coast of La Mosquita. The contract includes drilling rights for 20 years. There are no estimates for reserves in the block and BG is the first foreign company to explore in the country. According to local press, Chevron has also expressed interest in the area.
Fundamentals of Oil and Gas 8 April 2014 EIC Houston This Industry Overview follows the oil and gas molecules through their journey from wellhead to a range of diverse applications. This includes search, extraction, processing, transportation, refining and future developments.
CB&I and Chiyoda sign LNG co-operation agreement CB&I and Chiyoda have signed a co-operation agreement to design and build LNG export facilities in North America. KBR has secured a five year extension to provide contracted construction and maintenance services to DuPont on 26 sites across the northeast US and gulf coast regions. KBR has also recently entered into an enterprise framework agreement with Shell. KBR will provide pipe fabrication and module assembly to support Shell’s North American projects for a primary period of seven years, with the ability to extend up to an additional three years.
Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) 5-8 May 2014 Houston The EIC is organising the fully booked UK Pavilion. For additional information about the EIC Houston office, our upcoming events or should you require any assistance in the North and Central America market, please contact us. Aimee Marsh, Executive Director, North and Central America Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
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EIC South America News
South America News
Petrobras to boost pre-salt production by 2017 The company is expected to more than double its oil output from pre-salt fields by 2017, as new production units are deployed in the Santos and Campos Basins. According to a recent statement by the state-owned operator, the share of oil production from pre-salt fields in Brazil is expected to grow to 42% from the current 17%. Petrobras says that increased production coincides with more efficient drilling techniques, which have reduced by 45% pre-salt development costs over the past five years. Among several other projects, the company is tasked with developing the massive Libra pre-salt field, whose recoverable reserves could reach up to 16 billion barrels.
The EIC is bringing an overseas delegation to Brazil with 20 delegates, organized to coincide with the third edition of UKTI’s UK Energy Showcase to be held in Rio on 25 March. The main topic will be ‘Construction and Maintenance of Offshore Assets’. During this period we are also planning to hold a business presentation – details of the speaker will be announced soon. If you are planning on doing business in Peru, a delegation is being planned for June which will be a great opportunity to explore the country.
ANP to organise bidding round this year Contrary to market expectations, the Brazilian National Petroleum Agency (ANP) has announced plans to organise a bidding round for exploration blocks in mature areas this year. It is understood that inactive areas with marginal accumulations will also be offered. The initiative is aimed at small and medium sized operators, according to the agency. It is unclear whether the auction will be held before or after the October general elections. ANEEL to organise seven power auctions by year-end The Brazilian Electricity Regulatory Agency (ANEEL) is expected to organise a further seven auctions for power generation and transmission projects in the country by the end of the year. Among the auctions there will be two transmission auctions, two auctions for projects with startup in five years and another two auctions for projects slated for completion in three years (known as the A-5 and A-3 auctions, respectively). An auction dedicated to the future 807.5MW Três Irmãos hydro power plant has also been confirmed.
When it comes to doing business in Brazil, the EIC Rio office offers fully furnished office space on a flexible lease basis. This concept allows a member company to experience the market without investing in a physical office space. For more information please contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org The first training event related to shipbuilding was successfully held on 30 January with a full house and offered a great introduction to the Brazilian shipbuilding industry. We will be presenting the Fundamentals of Shipbuilding again on 29 April. The Introduction to FPSO’s also sold out so we will be repeating the course in the near future.
Bolivia ordered to pay compensation to Rurelec The Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague has determined that Bolivia has to pay US$35.5 million to the UK power company Rurelec over the nationalization of the company’s 50% stake in the local power company Guaracachi in 2010. The country was found to be in violation of the legal framework established in the United Nations Committee on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), according to Rurelec. It is understood that Bolivian authorities have set up a legal committee to discuss the ruling and local reports suggest that the Morales administration may try to annul the decision.
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Fundamentals of Downstream 20 March 2014 Rio de Janeiro Overseas Delegation to Brazil 23-28 March 2014
Colombia releases 2013-27 electricity plan The Colombian government has released its 2013-27 plan for the power sector, which includes the addition of approximately 3.1GWe in installed capacity and the investment of more than US$2 billion in the transmission segment. The plan includes the construction of two hydro power plants, two combined cycle power plants and one coal-fired plant, among other projects.
Internal Corrosion Management Solutions 27 March 2014 Belzona, Rio de Janeiro If you need support in taking the next step into the South American market, please feel free to contact us. Clarisse Rocha, Regional Manager, South America Contact: email@example.com
EIC Middle East News
Middle East News
Kuwait approves US$12bn bids for clean fuels project Kuwait has approved bids worth a total of US$12 billion for major upgrades at two oil refineries. A consortium led by Japan’s JGC Corp won a tender for work worth 1.361 billion dinars (US$4.82 billion) at the 460,000 bbl/d Mina Ahmadi refinery, a Kuwait National Petroleum Company spokesman said, citing a decision from the country’s central tenders committee. Petrofac, in a bid worth 1.07 billion dinars, is expected to carry out work at the 270,000 bbl/d Mina Abdullah refinery, and US based Fluor will also work on Mina Abdullah after a bid of 962 million dinars, he said. Contracts for the work are expected to be signed with the companies in April and construction work should begin shortly afterwards. Kuwait awarded Foster Wheeler with the management and service contract for the clean fuels project in December 2012 in a deal worth around US$500 million. Foster Wheeler said at the time that the project would increase the amount that the refineries can process per day by 264,000 barrels to 800,000 and be ready in 2018.
It’s exactly 10 years since the office was established and we have come a long way since then. When we opened, the membership totalled 346 companies of which we could identify only 46 having operating offices in the region. Today the membership totals almost 720 and we know of over 380 who have established entities here. If we look ahead at the current and future prospects across the region, there can be no doubt that this growth will no doubt continue its current path for quite some time to come. There have been a number of enquiries concerning the state of play relative to UK companies returning to business with Iran so we thought that after the excellent article in last month’s News, we should add some further comment below to spell out exactly where we are and what is happening. We are aware that the French and Italians are particularly excited but given the official position, we believe that a tone of cautious optimism should be adopted. Finally, as always, we are pleased to acknowledge members who have taken the time to meet up with us during the last month. Serhat Ocakcioglu from Johnson Controls kindly passed by to introduce himself and his colleagues while an ex tenant, Mohsin Syed came to the office to introduce his new colleague Shodan Mohsin. Terry Willis, Director, Middle East Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Algeria invites oil, gas exploration bids Algeria has invited companies to bid for oil and natural gas exploration rights in 31 plots making up an area the size of Germany, as the North African nation seeks to check a decline in fuel output. Africa’s largest gas producer set 6 August as the deadline for companies to submit bids in its fourth competitive petroleum exploration tender. Bids will be opened that day in a public ceremony to choose the winners and contracts will be signed on 5 September.
Iran: a case of cautious optimism
covering financial transactions emanating from Iran will be relaxed. The crucial aspect being parties like SWIFT, who are one of the leading providers for handling international fund transfers, once again being permitted to engage with the Iranian banking community. This particular aspect is considered to be the equivalent to the ‘golden egg’ being held by the P5+1 and will be the very last hurdle to be relaxed and removed when any final agreement is ratified. The first step is encouraging but needs to be tempered against the historical expansion of Iran’s enrichment programme linked with its reluctance to allow independent inspectors to verify that its programme is indeed for peaceful purposes only. Taking the above into consideration, we are urging the EIC membership to be cognisant that this is only a very small step towards normality and the procedures that are currently in place with regard to exporting products to Iran still remain in place with no prospect in the immediate future, of them being removed any time soon. The EIC is in constant touch with the concerned UK Government agencies and you can be assured that once anything changes that will allow UK companies to re-enter the Iranian business arena, the EIC membership will be the first to know.
Following the ratification and implementation of a recent agreement between the Iranian Government and the so called P5+1 (UAE, Russia, China, UK and France plus Germany) there has been an increasing swell of opinion that some restrictions may be lifted and Iran will once again be open for business with the international community. Iran’s nuclear enrichment programme has always been a concern for the international community. Negotiations have led to Iran committing to slow down their progress in nuclear. Further negotiations to reach a more permanent comprehensive agreement were due to take place week commencing 16 February. With many companies in the oil and gas sector seeing more opportunities on the horizon, one must try to temper these expectations and appreciate the limited scope of what has actually been agreed and what is currently in place. The latest easing has seen some limited sanctions, mostly covering insurance of oil cargoes and some limited sale of petrochemical products being relaxed but this nevertheless carries a strict time limit of 6 months. Agreement is still a long way off before the crucial and most stringent sanctions
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