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EIC Monthly News July 2012

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The EIC Chief Executive

The Chief Executive I am delighted to have this opportunity to reflect on what I have learned about the EIC from my experiences during my first six months as CEO. Offering such a broad range of services across a global footprint, it has become apparent to me that the EIC means many different things to many different people throughout the world. Given that our membership ranges from multi-national major contractors through to smaller and medium sized organisations, the focus of each member will clearly vary according to their own specific needs and each member will draw upon the resources of the EIC in a variety of different ways. For example, certain members have shared with me how they value the way that the EIC, through targeted networking events, provides the opportunity to meet potential clients and key individuals, with whom they would normally find it difficult, if not impossible, to meet in their normal course of business. Yet more members have explained how, no matter where they fit into the supply chain, the use of the EICDataStream database provides invaluable business information about where to focus their business resources in tracking over 9000 energy projects worldwide. It is also the case that whilst many of our members are active in global energy markets and work closely with our offices in Dubai, Singapore, Beijing, Houston and Rio, there are also many of our members whose main focus is on projects in the UK energy sector and who greatly value the local services provided by our UK regional offices in London, Billingham and Aberdeen. Whichever country I have been lucky enough to visit in these first few months, it is clear that the energy sector is making huge levels of investment to satisfy global energy demand, as investors look to exploit the full range of energy resources available, wherever they are to be found throughout the world. Such investment is creating for our members a huge diversity of market opportunity; both geographically across the globe, and technologically across the whole spectrum of the energy sector. It seems to me that the EIC plays its part by helping to illuminate where the energy markets exist for our members (both geographically and by sector) and also by helping to build bridges between our members and those markets. For example, it is clear that interest in the renewables sector is growing. At the recent All-Energy event in Aberdeen, there were some 580 exhibitors, 8,325 attendees (up 8% on 2011 figures) from more than 50 countries clearly demonstrating the importance of renewables to the energy mix going forward. This year’s All-Energy saw the EIC’s Elizabeth Lunn deliver an excellent presentation to an appreciative conference audience, generating substantial interest in her report on ‘Challenges in the Offshore Wind Supply Chain’. The All-Energy exhibition also saw us host our first ever EIC pavilion for our members and from the positive feedback it is something we shall be looking to repeat next year. Another event which illustrates how the EIC identifies market opportunities and builds bridges into those markets for our members is the EIC-UKTI Business Summit: Opportunities in Iraq and Oman with Shell, which took place in Manchester recently with 221 delegates in attendance. An excellent key-note presentation from Mark Carne, Executive Vice President of Shell, Middle East and North Africa, set the scene on the wealth of opportunities available in both Iraq and Oman. Amongst a distinguished panel of speakers, the EIC’s Dr Phil Goddard also delivered an extremely well received presentation on Iraq, generating major interest in the newly published EIC Consult report on the Iraqi energy sector, highlighting the potential opportunities for members arising out of a projected investment of $50 billion. The response was extremely positive and we are now considering reciprocal follow-up events to be held in Muscat and Basrah. And so as we enter the second half of 2012, we continue to identify market opportunities and help our members connect with those markets. With this in mind, key dates for your diary are 27 and 28 November when EIC Connect Oil & Gas 2012 takes place in Manchester. With all available exhibition space already sold out and with such a distinguished list of international speakers from around the world already engaged, we look forward to welcoming more delegates than ever before to our best EIC Connect event yet. If you would like to book your place as a delegate please visit the EIC website for further details. Ian Stokes

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Contents

July 2012

The Chief Executive

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Business Information

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EICDataStream Update

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New to Members

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New Members

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Members News

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Asia Pacific Spotlight

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Overseas Delegations

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UK & Overseas Events

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Exhibitions/National Events 15 National Events

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Training Services

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UK News

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Middle East News

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Asia Pacific News

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China News

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North America News

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South America News

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EIC Business Information

Business Information CNG: the next step in natural gas transportation? The past decade has seen natural gas become one of the most important energy resources, with demand growing by 7.4% in 2011 alone. Yet despite this huge demand many smaller nations are struggling to secure sufficient natural gas, being unable to compete with the higher prices paid in Asia or lack the infrastructure required to accept significant deliveries of LNG to their shores. However, new transport and storage technologies in the world of compressed natural gas (CNG) may just offer new answers to this growing problem. The concept of CNG is far from new, but technological advances, high gas prices, geopolitical developments and the need for more flexible supply contracts, have brought it back into the spotlight, most notably with its application to capture stranded gas reserves. This issue has in part been solved by the introduction of floating LNG liquefaction, the first of which being Shell’s Prelude facility off the coast of Australia, but smaller gas fields are clearly not the target here, nor are they suitable to be tapped by subsea pipelines. Enter CNG. Calgary-based SeaNG, the inventor of a revolutionary type of CNG transportation system is predicting substantial investment over the next decade as David Stenning, the inventor of the revolutionary Coselle system, explained: “The CNG market has seen a substantial pick-up over the past 12 months in the push to secure a supply of natural gas, particularly now that such large investment is continuing to be made within the LNG sector. Smaller nations, most notably in the Caribbean, Mediterranean and Far East, are finding it increasingly difficult to secure natural gas to support their growing energy requirements and are looking to CNG as a viable alternative to link up within regional markets”. The Coselle deviates away from the conventional bottle design, instead employing coiled pipe in a carousel, which when packed into a specially designed vessel is capable of carrying up to 500MMcf of CNG. “The design is the only CNG technology to receive approval from the American Bureau of Shipping and contains fewer valves and fittings, resulting in higher safety and reliability,” said Stenning. Although this is short of what its LNG counterpart can carry, “the tradeoff lies within the technical infrastructure required within offshore/onshore technology, no cryogenic liquefaction results in a much more economic method of transportation, up to 2500 kilometres. “We have also had huge interest in CNG’s application in the harvesting and commercialisation of associated gas,” he said. According to a report conducted by GE last year, around 150 billion cubic metres of gas is flared each year, the equivalent of roughly 30% of annual EU consumption. CNG is positioned perfectly to monetise a portion of this waste by-product within regional markets, whilst also reducing carbon emissions. www.the-eic.com

SeaNG

So are Coselle-equipped ships the ‘missing link’ to the problem of supplying the gap in the natural gas market? Perhaps. There is growing interest, particularly now that some energy heavyweights in the form of Enbridge, Teekay Corp and Marubeni have already invested. Of course SeaNG isn’t the only one pushing a CNG solution to the problems posed here. Houston-based EnerSea Transport also has a patented system known as VOTRANS, which claims to transport larger volumes and lower operating pressures by optimising the temperature conditions of the stored gas. EnerSea also has big backers in the form of Mitsui & Co, K Line Shipping, Citigroup and Tanker Pacific. Nevertheless Stenning remains confident in the Coselle system and insists that 2012 is the time to invest in CNG. “There is a long line of potential customers who are just waiting to see if it works, once the first project is up and running, we know our order books will be full. It just needs one country to take the plunge”. SeaNG themselves are busy working on several projects and expect to able to announce a major project development in Q3 this year. Meanwhile PLN of Indonesia is also progressing quickly with their own pilot project. In January 2012 they signed a deal to transport natural gas, via CNG ships, to a powerplant on the island of Lombok. RINA has already delivered the feasibility study, and is now developing the Front End Engineering Design (FEED). Tendering for the EPC opened in May this year. Centrica is also looking at the use of CNG ships for transport from its gas fields offshore Tobago. Although Trinidad has an LNG facility, concerns regarding its capacity and the shipping distance for processing, has Centrica looking at CNG instead. So the future is looking bright for CNG, as it is transformed into an economic, safe and reliable technology with truly global applications. It seems like now is the time to jump on board. Alex Field, Business Information Officer Tel +44 (0)20 7091 8629 Email alex.field@the-eic.com 3

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EICDataStream

Project Data Extracts, an update In May we released a new facility enabling EICDataStream users to download and analyse enhanced project information. The ‘Download Project Data Extracts’ feature comes as a downloadable spread sheet (in Excel format) containing detailed project data specific to each industry sector. Downloads also provide pre-designed pivot tables to aid you with the analysis of the data.

How to get the best out of the Project Data Extracts The Excel file is potentially a useful tool for undertaking analysis of Countries, Operators, Capital Expenditure, etc, with pivot charts already pre-defined. It is simple to change and manipulate the details shown on the charts below. An example of how this can be done is shown.

We initially released information for the Upstream sector in the UK and we have now added detailed project information for a further 3 regions; North West Europe (which includes Norway), Russia and the Caspian, and the rest of Europe.

• Select the tab titled ‘OperatorCAPEX’ from the data extract download.

All data held within these extracts will be updated on a frequent basis so be sure to download them regularly.

• A new window will open and then you can change ‘top 10’ to ‘top 20’ or any other amount that you wish to see.

The release schedule for the remaining regions in the upstream sector is as follows:

This information can then be broken down by country. • Tick Country from ‘Pivot Table Field List’ and move this to ‘Legend Fields’.

Region Middle East Indian Sub-Continent Africa Asia Australasia North America South America

How to create a table for the top 20 companies CAPEX:

• Click on the arrow button on the tab titled ‘Row Labels’, highlight ‘Value Filters’ and choose ‘Top 10’.

Release Date 09/07/2012 16/07/2012 30/07/2012 13/08/2012 20/08/2012 03/09/2012 17/09/2012

• Click on the arrow button on the tab titled ‘Column Labels’ and select the countries you wish to show on the output. For the below only Norway was selected from the country list with the top 10 operators by CAPEX selected. Should you have any enquiries on how to use the ‘Data Extracts’ please contact: Neil.Golding, Head of Business Information neil.golding@the-eic.com

Upon completion of all Upstream projects we will proceed with working on the Midstream sector followed by the Downstream, Power and Renewables sectors.

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New to EIC Members

New to EIC Members

In July we will be releasing our new and improved My Notes facility to the membership. The EIC can now host the notes securely on your account and avoid all the difficult and time-consuming set up. Anyone who is not currently set up on the old system will have the new notes feature implemented during July. All current users of the old system will be contacted in due course. Below is a screenshot of what the new notes look like.

EIC ‘My Notes’ Some of you will already be aware of, and using, the My Notes system on EICDataStream. This is the facility where members can add their own notes on any project in the database and these notes are then visible to other colleagues within their organisation. Up until now, this system has been set up individually by each member and we provide the link. This has proved very difficult for some of our members as technology has now moved on and increased security firewalls have made it very difficult to install.

If you have any questions about this service then contact Lisa Hickey, Membership Co-ordinator: Tel +44 (0)20 7091 8622 Email lisa.hickey@the-eic.com

EIC Newsbrief: new additions to the family

Most members will be aware of our very successful Newsbrief portfolio. Each of our 8 offices produces a monthly publication and now we are producing newsbriefs in 3 more areas; Russia, Sub-Saharan Africa and India (which is included in the Dubai news). Each newsbrief gives a round-up of industry news for that region and presents the relevant points of the articles with a link to the source. If you are interested in receiving any of the newsbriefs please contact Lisa Hickey, Membership Co-ordinator: Email lisa.hickey@the-eic.com The full list is below. UK Southern Region Middle East (including India) Asia Pacific* UK Northern Region Russia North & Central America* Scotland Sub-Saharan Africa South America* China* (* for Global Members only) www.the-eic.com

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New EIC Members

New EIC Members

New Primary Member

Ducab UK Ltd Suite 17, Leatherline House, Business Centre 71 Narrow Lane Leicester LE2 8NA Tel +44 (0)1162 442 588 Email colin.mckay@ducab.com Web www.ducab.com The Nominated Representative is Mr Colin McKay, General Manager, Sales & Marketing, based in Dubai. Dubai Cable Company (Private) Ltd – Ducab, is a joint venture between the Governments of Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Ducab manufactures and sells an extensive range of low and medium and high voltage energy cables up to 400kV. The product range includes power, wiring, control and auxiliary cables for the power generation and distribution, oil, gas and petrochemical and general construction markets throughout the world.

New Global Member

8over8 Limited University of Ulster Science Park Northland Road Derry BT48 7UU Tel +44 (0)28 7129 5930 Fax +44 (0)28 7121 9543 Email v.behrendt@8over8.com Web www.8over8.com The Nominated Representative is Ms Valarie Behrendt, Business Development, based in Houston. 8over8 is the leading provider of contract relationship management solutions to the energy industry. They partner with clients to protect their investment in capital projects, delivering collaborative contract solutions that help oil and gas companies bring together people, processes and content.

New Global Member

Fendercare Ltd

New Global Member

Archer Ltd

Enterprise House Harvey’s Lane Seething Norfolk NR1 1EN Tel +44 (0)1508 482 691 Fax +44 (0)1508 482 710 Email Victoria.Reeve@fendercare.com Web www.fendercare.com The Nominated Representative is Ms Victoria Reeve, Business Development Executive. Fendercare Marine Solutions is a marine equipment specialist with 21 years’ experience of minimising risk and downtime in the commercial marine and offshore sectors. They are the largest user, stockist and supplier of Yokohama fenders in the world and are an approved repair service provider, offering through-life support for all of their products. Also available for sale or hire worldwide are: anchors, mooring chains with fittings, sinkers, Turnersbrand deck mooring equipment, Hippo-brand surface and sub-surface buoys and flotation, fixed, solid and foam fenders, shackles and swivels, EJ Bean quayside bollards and quick release hooks. They supply and support their products and services via stock-holdings in strategically-positioned bases: the UK, UAE, Singapore, West Africa and Brazil. Fendercare also has 15 years’ experience in providing ship-to-ship (STS) transfer services worldwide.

Pavilion 5, Howe Moss Drive Kirkhill Business Park Dyce Aberdeen AB21 0GL Tel +44 (0)1224 767 500 Email stuart.martin@archerwell.com Web www.archerwell.com The Nominated Representative is Mr Stuart Martin, Projects Group Manager. Archer Ltd offers engineering services encompassing conceptual solutions through detailed design and construction to final onshore and offshore commissioning. Individually, or as a part of an integrated service they deliver competitive advantage to their clients. New Global Member

Chesterfield Special Cylinders Ltd Meadowhall Road Chesterfield Sheffield S9 1BT Tel +44 (0)1142 427 500 Fax +44 (0)1142 427 501 Email Mick.Pinder@chesterfieldcylinders.co.uk Web www.chesterfieldcylinders.com The Nominated Representative is Mr Mick Pinder, Managing Director. Chesterfield Special Cylinders is a world leading designer and manufacturer of engineering solutions for high pressure gas containment markets, and cylinder manufacturers for over a century. They offer system design solutions, cylinder manufacture, retesting and refurbishment services for a range of high pressure, seamless steel gas cylinders for the global energy and defence markets. Their years of experience and unparalleled industry knowledge has established them as a global market leader. The company’s role is to be an integral part of the design and engineering process for the projects in which its high pressure systems are employed. www.the-eic.com

New Global Member

Greene’s Energy Group UK Ltd c/o Littlejohn, 2nd Floor 1 Westferry Circus Canary Wharf London E14 4HD Tel +65 6214 3941 (Singapore office) Email JJohnston@greenesenergy.com Web www.greenesenergy.com The Nominated Representative is Mr John Johnston, General Manager (Asia Pacific and Middle East) 6

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New EIC Members based in Singapore. The Greene’s Energy Group is an internationally diversified oil and gas service company in both the upstream and downstream sectors of the industry. They deal with pipeline and processing, facility pre-commissioning, commissioning and decommissioning services while supporting all drilling, workover, intervention and production activities.

and expertise covering the disciplines of hydrography, engineering geophysics, maritime archaeology, marine geotechnics and engineering geology. Osiris Projects owns and operates a variety of specialist coastal survey vessels, with access to larger vessels to suit client requirements. As a result, the company offers a comprehensive and flexible range of marine survey services tailored to individual project needs.

New Global Member

Lockheed Martin

New Global Member

Schischek Ltd

Reddings Wood Ampthill Bedford MK45 2HD Tel +44 (0)1525 841 000 Fax +44 (0)1525 843 381 Email nigel.morris@lmco.com Web www.lockheedmartin.co.uk The Nominated Representative is Mr Nigel Morris, Business Development Manager Protection Systems. Lockheed Martin is the world’s largest defence and security company. Its principal business is advanced technology systems, products and services including the provision of comprehensive solutions for security and Critical Infrastructure Protection.

Kenmore House Navigation Road Chelmsford Essex CM2 6HX Tel +44 (0)1245 256 007 Fax +44 (0)1245 265 374 Email stephen.bishop@schischek.com Web www.schischek.com The Nominated Representative is Mr Stephen Bishop, Branch Manager. Schischek manufactures explosion proof electric equipment for building management and industrial applications. Products include actuators, both rotary and linear for damper and valve operation and a range of sensors and switches for different pressure, temperature and relative humidity. All approvals are obtained on the basis of the latest explosion proof standards from worldwide renowned certifying organisations. However, todays products are not only certified in accordance with ATEX 94/9/EG but also to IEC-Ex, ExGOST (Russia) and CSA/FM Canada and USA. Importantly, the spring return electric quarter turn actuators are approved for safety related systems according to IEC61508 up to and including SIL2.

New Global Member

MMI Engineering Ltd

AVC Business Centre Wellington Circle Altens Aberdeen AB12 3JG Tel +44 (0)1925 230 655 Fax +44 (0)1925 658 702 Email rholliday@mmiengineering.com Web www.mmiengineering.com The Nominated Representative is Mr Richard Holliday, Principal Consultant. MMI Engineering is a technical consulting firm providing specialist services to a wide range of industries. They specialise in the management of man-made and natural hazards by the application of a blend of expertise drawn from a range of scientific and engineering backgrounds.

New Global Member

Watlow Limited Robey Close Industrial Estate Linby Nottingham NG15 8AA Tel +44 (0)1159 640 777 Email tbruewer@watlow.com Web www.watlow.com The Nominated Representative is Mr Tim Bruewer, Business Development/Marketing Analyst. Watlow has been a preferred and trusted partner in designing electric process heaters; thermocouples; temperature, process and power controllers, and complete thermal systems. Watlow supports process industry and end users, process original equipment manufacturers (OWMs) and system integrators. Their expert technical support team serves engineering and procurement construction (EPC) firms by providing excellent service and agencyapproved products. Expertise and leadership enables them to define and produce solutions for demanding applications. They supply engineering design and support services and products for many applications including catalytic cracking and regeneration, gas dehydration, gas sweetening and others requiring technical thermal expertise and application design knowledge.

New Primary Member

Osiris Hydrographic & Geophysical Projects Ltd Maritime House, 4 Brunel Road Croft Business Park Bromborough CH62 3NY Tel +44 (0)1513 281 120 Fax +44 (0)1513 431 057 Email patrick.clark@osirisprojects.co.uk Web www.osirisprojects.co.uk The Nominated Representative is Mr Patrick Clark, Contracts Manager. Osiris Projects are experts in the acquisition, interpretation and reporting of seabed and subseabed survey data, providing exceptionally detailed and accurate analysis to inform coastal and nearshore developments. A dedicated team of more than fifty full time professional staff provides a broad range of experience

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EIC Members News

Members News

As the government focus on expanding apprenticeships to encourage economic growth, damper solution specialist, Damper Technology Ltd (DTL), has announced that they are on the lookout for two apprentices. They will get the opportunity to learn how to design machinery that will operate at temperatures of up to 1000C for mechanical equipment that regulates the flow of air or gas for heavy industry worldwide. Currently, DTL turns over about £5 million in the UK and has just opened an office in the Indian city of Coimbatore and it is hoped that this operation will contribute about £1 million of revenues in the coming 12 months by winning a number of new contracts. In anticipation of increasing workload from the Indian market, DTL is investing in the future by employing an apprentice design engineer and an apprentice project engineer. Both three-year technical apprenticeships require the applicants to be working towards an engineering qualification such as a BTEC National or Higher National Certificate. Managing Director Mark Hancock said: “We are looking for two highly motivated individuals who has been doing an engineering course for a year or two and who want to get into employment. I know there are engineering companies around that have had to let apprentices go recently and we want to employ people for the long term that will stay with us and develop great careers in engineering”. For the design engineering apprenticeship, some experience of technical drawing would be an advantage. The apprentice project engineer will learn all about mechanical design and manufacturing, including planning, procurement, cost control and contract management. Both successful candidates will get in-house training and continue part-time academic study. For more information on the apprenticeships available at DTL email: jobs@dampertechnology.com or visit the Careers section of their website: www.dampertechnology.com

A £35 million investment by Craig Group in four new vessels has already secured major contracts for the Aberdeen global shipping and energy services company. The new-build D-Class Emergency Response and Rescue Vessels (ERRVs) will take to the waves throughout the year on charter to major oil and gas operators.

Craig Group

The ERRVs – named the Grampian Don, the Grampian Dee (above), the Grampian Discovery and the Grampian Defiance – represent a continued drive by the group to operate the largest British wholly owned fleet engaged in the UK offshore industry, supporting 50 installations in the North West European Area (NWEA). The Grampian Dee has been awarded a contract by Valiant Petroleum for exploration drilling support in the Central North Sea. The Grampian Discovery has secured a contract with Shell to support various North Sea drilling operations and the Grampian Don will go on a five year charter to another major operator in the North Sea. The last vessel in the series, the Grampian Defiance, will commence a contract with DONG E&P UK, from September 2012 through to the end of the year. The four new vessels will lead to an additional 120 jobs in the North Sea marine sector. Douglas Craig, Chairman and Managing Director of Craig Group said: “Securing these major contracts for our vessels which were built speculatively is an endorsement of the confidence in the market and of our continued investment in a safe, modern and efficient fleet”. The ERRVs are being built at the Balenciaga Shipyard, Northern Spain which has now delivered 20 vessels to Craig Group in the last nine years. This investment in D Class vessels is part of the £215 million new-build programme by the Craig Group, which began in 2003. At present the fleet stands at 35 vessels and includes a mix of Platform Supply, Tanker Assist, ROV Survey, as well as Emergency Response and Rescue Vessels (ERRVs). For more information please visit: www.craig-group.com

Global Project Partners acts as a trusted advisor to leaders within the global energy and infrastructure sectors through creating and delivering innovative, strategic and effective human capital solutions and professional services. Its Future Executive Search division has established an enviable reputation as a niche, flexible and collaborative provider of pioneering search methodology dealing with middle management through to executive level. The Global Project Solutions division attracts engineers through to middle managers on behalf of clients.

To submit articles to the Members News section, please send no more than 300 words, and a good quality photograph (preferably 300 dpi) to richard.cheatle@the-eic.com or newsdesk@the-eic.com. Copy deadline is the first of the month for the following month – ie by 1 August for the September issue.

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EIC Members News Greg is responsible for strategic searches within Future Executive Search and the management of Global Project Solutions’ oil and gas activity. He specialises in boardlevel executive, director-level and senior management recruitment in general, commercial, operational, technical and project management across the oil and gas practice, with a particular focus on the upstream sector within large operators, EPCs, consultancies and OEMs. His focus on global upstream projects and corporate hires has resulted in engagement with FTSE 30, 100 and 250 companies alongside several from the Fortune 500. Greg joined Global Project Partners Ltd in 2010, having begun his career with a leading global recruitment firm, helping establish them within the European oil and gas market. He drove that business forward, focusing particularly on London, Aberdeen and Stavanger, having spent a great amount of time in all regions. While continuing to deliver excellent service to his established markets, Greg will also be focusing on leading development in Latin America and South Africa. For more information please call Greg on +44 (0)121 321 4134 or see: www.globalprojectpartners.com

InertSyst – or inert gas purged system – works by maintaining a small overpressure inside the enclosure, in the order of 0.8mbar, of an inert gas such as nitrogen or carbon dioxide. Many refineries and chemical facilities incorporate air separation plants to produce a source of nitrogen which is piped around the facility. If this is not available, the enclosure can be supplied from a stand alone cylinder. The introduction of InertSyst extends Intertec’s ability to provide explosion-proof enclosure systems, enabling it to help clients achieve site-wide standardisation of fieldbased equipment and thereby reduce their total cost of ownership through easier procurement, maintenance and spares holding. Contact: sales@intertec-inst.co.uk

MICROPACK, the globally renowned fire and gas detection engineers and consultants has released their dynamic new website. MICROPACK designs, develops and manufactures the FDS product range of visual flame detectors; the FDS301 and FDS300, and is a market leader in the provision of fire and gas mapping studies. Their experience extends to equipping major oil and gas operators, worldwide, with fire and gas engineers, who provide 24 hour support on these critical safety systems. For over 25 years MICROPACK has been actively working within the oil and gas industry and is today recognised as specialists in fire and gas detection technologies. In addition to pioneering in the field of optical fire and gas detection, MICROPACK is also experienced in fire research work and the effects of offshore environmental conditions on optical detection methods. This subsequently lead to MICROPACK developing its own range of mapping tools, capable of quantifying the performance of fire and gas detection systems. MICROPACK applied its unique expertise and technology to its own range of products, including the FDS range of visual flame detectors. Take a look at their new, content rich site now: www.micropack.co.uk

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Enclosure manufacturer Intertec is making it easy to deploy advanced laboratory-grade instrumentation in the field with the launch of an explosion proof protection option. A new inert gas pressurisation system allows its protective cabinets or enclosures to house laboratorystyle equipment that is non explosion protected – such as analysers and sensors – in IEC-Ex and ATEX Zone 1, 21, 2 or 22 hazardous areas. Intertec is known for offering an exceptionally broad range of field protection enclosures, which are constructed from high performance grades of GRP (glass reinforced polyester). The new inert gas pressurisation option, InertSyst, extends the types of equipment that plant instrumentation engineers can install in these protective enclosures – providing an unmatched choice of enclosure styles and opening formats, as well as climate protection accessories. A unique aspect of the new Ex p system is that it is certified for use where a hazardous atmosphere might be created inside the enclosure – due perhaps to a hydrocarbon leak from the analyser equipment – as well as more conventional situations where a potential hazard is caused by the atmosphere outside the enclosure. The certification also applies to the system as a whole. This means that Intertec can use the principle for virtually any application, without having to seek re-certification from approvals agencies. According to Martin Hess, CEO of Intertec: “The ability to deploy non Ex approved laboratory equipment in hazardous environments provides considerable flexibility for system installers. They are now able to place the equipment precisely where it is needed. And because Intertec issues the CE certificate of compliance, there is no risk of installation schedules being compromised by lengthy certification procedures”.

Midland-ACS has announced that a wide range of its actuator control valve products have undergone thirdparty assessment to the IEC 61508 functional safety standard, and are now certified to support SIL (safety integrity level) 3 capability. 9

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Nautronix

Control valves with this high level of safety integrity are increasingly being specified by process industries to protect personnel and plant, by ensuring fail-safe operation of critical functions such as emergency shutdown. By using SIL3 capable stainless steel valves and actuation controls, designers of safety instrumented systems are able to more easily comply with the risk reduction requirements of the IEC 61508 and 61511 technical safety standards. As part of the process of attaining IEC 61508 certification, Midland-ACS worked closely with the conformity assessment solutions specialist SIRA. “The certification process is allembracing,” said James Kingham of Midland-ACS. “The first part involved analysing each valve to component level, evaluating the risk, mode and consequences of failure. The second part comprised a comprehensive audit of company processes, including our engineering, production, quality assurance and sales operations. Obtaining SIL3 capability certification for such a broad range of products is a considerable accolade for Midland-ACS, and we are already submitting low service temperature poppet and spool valves, along with further hydraulic products, for assessment”. Many Midland-ACS hydraulic valve products for ballast control systems are also now certified for SIL3 capability. These include the DN5, DN10 and DN15 Series pilotoperated valves, as well as the DN3 Series direct-acting solenoid valves. All these designs feature an integral balanced piloting system that enables the low-powered solenoid to switch the valve at high pressures. The DN5, 10 and 15 Series products have metal-to-metal seats, while the DN3 Series employs a ceramic ball and a stainless steel seat. The SIL3 capable version of the DN3 offers a stay-put manual override facility, and is available certified for protection classes ExD IIC T6 and T5. All Midland-ACS products certified to SIL3 capability are supplied complete with copies of the Sira certification, which contains all the information that engineers and designers need to calculate the safety integrity level of the complete system, based on its component parts. Please visit: www.xylemflowcontrol.com

Mr Patterson added: “We have seen some very encouraging prospects for our NASNet® and NASCoM product lines, this agreement will allow us to build on an already very strong team and help drive and grow our business into this very important market sector”. Sam Hanton, Nautronix Chief Surveyor said: “The award of this contract by Ocean Installer is significant to Nautronix, and reflects our commitment to provide a high quality survey service. Both companies have ambitious growth aspirations and we are currently recruiting a number of people to join our team in support of this activity”. Nautronix recently announced their opening of a new office in Stavanger. For more information please visit: www.nautronix.com

Oil and gas telecommunications specialist Nessco Group has reported that turnover has almost doubled in the last year to over £33 million following a drive to grow international business. The Aberdeenshire headquartered company which employs 140 people has reported the increase from £16.8 million to £33.1 million in its year end accounts for the period up to April 2012. Growth has been achieved in the UK Continental Shelf and much of the increase is down to a strong focus on developing business overseas. Ian McPherson, Managing Director of Nessco Group said: “We have experienced tremendous growth this year and our strategy for developing the business in target international regions has paid off with a significant rise in export contracts. We have invested in business development resources and increased staff numbers and expect to take on a further 20 people this year including engineers and technicians. The latest project wins in Iraq confirm our capability for delivering integrated telecoms solutions anywhere in the world”. The first project in Iraq will support a new offshore manifold and metering platform in Al-Basrah. Nessco is providing a full range of telecoms systems to keep the platform fully connected from satellite and meterological systems to CCTV, telephone and radio technology. The second project is for a large development in the Majnoon field in southern Iraq with the first stage including voice and data systems, internet, security and meterological technology.

Nautronix have been awarded a three year contract by the Norwegian SURF contractor, Ocean Installer AS, for the supply of survey services to support their offshore construction activities. The contract includes the provision of onshore and offshore survey services in support of tendering and project activities. Nautronix will initially mobilise survey personnel and equipment onto the Normand Clipper, Ocean Installer’s long term chartered construction vessel. Mark Patterson, Nautronix CEO commented: “We are delighted to be awarded our first major contract in Norway by Ocean Installer, and are excited to be working closely with the ambitious Ocean Installer team. This will be a very important and rewarding relationship for Nautronix. It emphasises the expansion of Nautronix to provide a new level of service and supply and reflects our strategy to grow our business in the Norwegian market”. www.the-eic.com

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EIC Members News “We are committed to investing and building upon our world-class technologies and our existing range of value-added products and services. The MSC tool further strengthens our suite of subsea and marine tools for specialist cold cutting, coating and marine growth removal, friction stud welding and subsea dredging services”. The new tool, approximately three metres (nine feet 10 inches) in length and 20 centimetres (eight inches) in diameter, reinforces the company’s rapidly-expanding subsea capabilities and specialist integrated services to the market including its world-beating technologies. Visit: www.proserv.com

Nessco Group

Nessco technicians assemble telecoms systems in the Westhill workshop

Proserv

Nessco designs, engineers and deploys integrated telecommunications networks, providing total solutions for platforms, process plants and pipeline installations. The company has also invested in upgrading its VSAT services (very-small-aperture terminal) and specialist support for UK operations. Visit: www.nesscogroup.com

Valve specialist Severn Glocon Group is recalibrating the Aberdeen functions of Severn Unival and Severn Ball Valves to further focus its expertise and enhance its offering. Severn Unival’s North Sea operations will deal solely with severe service control valve applications. The business offering includes advanced technical advisory services, as well as control valve service, repair and manufacture. Aberdeen-headquartered Severn Ball Valves will extend and diversify its portfolio beyond its established trade in isolation valves. Repair and maintenance of mechanical and safety valves, previously handled by Severn Unival, will now be carried out at the Portlethen facilities. Severn Unival, which has operated in the North Sea market since 1982, has a solid reputation for intelligence-led control valve engineering. The latest development will see its technical capabilities concentrated on control valves exclusively. This will bring tangible benefits for North Sea operators seeking to boost platform efficiencies. Managing Director Colin Findlay explained: “The combined technical challenges associated with maximising production on ageing platforms and meeting KP4 requirements are huge. Overcoming these complex issues requires a dedicated approach from the very best engineering minds in the industry. Severn Unival can now focus on what it does best – generating breakthrough ideas for better control valve performance”. Since it was established in 2010, Severn Ball Valves has earned a good standing amongst North Sea operators for the quality and value of its products. General Manager Brian Wood will oversee the firm’s realignment as a business offering repair and maintenance for all mechanical and safety valves, as well as isolation valve and actuator supply. “Severn Unival and Severn Ball Valves will continue to operate in parallel serving the North Sea market,” Findlay said. “But focusing the attention of each business onto specific areas will deliver better outcomes all-round for our customers”. For more information please visit: www.severnglocon.com

Proserv, the global leader in energy production technology services, has unveiled a next generation subsea cutting tool that provides complete well severance and significantly reduces in-well operational time by up to 50%, pictured below. Proserv’s enhanced Multi-String Cutting (MSC) tool, pictured below, which was launched at the Offshore Technology Conference in Houston, is a customisable internal multi-string conductor cutter that provides complete well severance from tool deployment to cutting operation and tool recovery within 12 hours. First developed over two years ago in response to client demand for a specialist subsea cutting solution that severs fully grouted or non-grouted casing strings, the tool has undergone significant enhancements including an innovative new design of cutting head. It also now includes highly-reliable wireless data transmission technology which removes the need for data cables and eliminates the threat of cable damage, whilst improving control. When used in conjunction with Proserv’s marketleading water abrasive cutting technology, it offers clients a superior cutting solution for their most challenging decommissioning and abandonment requirements. To date, the MSC tool has successfully severed 42 wells with expectations for the next generation tool to surpass this in 2012. David Dent, Vice President Offshore and Subsea Services said: “The MSC tool provides a solution that is more efficient than conventional mechanical cutting methods, saving time and money in well abandonment operations and it is considerably more environmentally friendly than explosives.

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Asia Pacific Spotlight

Asia Pacific Spotlight The Asia Pacific region is notably one of the most active in the world for developments in the oil and gas, petrochemicals and power industries. OSEA is the top global show providing a networking platform for effective access into this high growth region. A region and a show not to be missed.

Offshore South East Asia (OSEA) 27 – 30 November 2012, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

OSEA is the largest and most important event of its kind in the region. More than 25,000 trade visitors from more than 60 countries will attend. Visitor profiles as follows: approval, testing and inspection services; chemical processing; distributor/manufacturers’ representative; drilling; education and training; engineering, construction and contracting services; environmental control services; financial services; geological and seismic services; government; integrated oil company; LNG/petrochemical plant; national oil company; oil and gas exploration; oil and gas processing/refinery; oilfield operators; pipeline operation; process engineering; project consultancy; repair services; rig fabricator and operator; shipbuilding and marine engineering; trade association; transportation, storage and handling.

Global Demand The fast expanding population of about 7 billion is creating huge global energy demand leading to the need for more oil and gas exploration and development activities across the world. The Asia Pacific region with a population of about 2 billion has a more urgent need to acquire more oil and gas reserves to sustain its fast growing economies, noting that China will soon overtake the US as the world’s largest economy and India will replace Japan as the world’s number 3. Irrespective of the sequence of development, the final equation will be that of the top 4 world largest economies, 3 will be from the Asia Pacific region. The message is clear: Asia Pacific is the focus of global development.

The following national oil companies are among the exhibitors: China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC); Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC); Petro Vietnam (PTSC) and Al Khafji Joint Operations (KJO).

Overview of Projects

30% of the global oil and gas and petrochemical projects are in the Asia Pacific region; while it captures about 50% of global power projects. Some notable live projects are:

Products and services include the following: airlift, helidecks and logistics; bulk and materials handling systems; cables, umbilicals and accessories; chemicals, fluids and lubricants; communications; computer hardware and software; controls, consoles and panels; corrosion, cathodic protection, coatings and insulation; dredging, piling and trenching; drilling and well completion equipment; emergency control and shutdown systems; environmental and oil spill response equipment; fabrication, manufacturing and repair yards; fire protection systems and materials; flare systems and equipment; FPSO vessels and equipment; hydraulics and electromechanical equipment; hydrographic, meteorological, seismic, DP and survey; inspection, maintenance and repair; instrumentation; lifting equipment, cranes and winches; lighting/workplace illumination; linings, seals and gaskets; LNG processing, transport vessels and terminals; mooring, chains, ropes and anchors; pipeline inspection and maintenance; pipelines and piping components; power generation and propulsion; processing, separation, filtration and water treatment; professional services, training and classification; project management, consultancy; pumps and compressors; reservoir and production monitoring; rock dumping; ROVs; steel, special metals, composites and welding alloys; subsea production and well equipment; survival, safety and protection; valves and actuators; well servicing equipment.

Singapore • Its first LNG terminal expects to have a throughput capacity of 3.5 million tonnes per annum (Mtpa) by second quarter of 2013 and 6 Mtpa by the end of 2013. Malaysia • Shell has committed US$12 billion to develop 9 oilfields in the Baram Delta off Sarawak and 4 fields in the North Sabah development area. • Petronas has initiated a US$20 billion refinery and petrochemicals integrated development (RAPID) project to be built in southern Johor. Thailand • To boost output from the Bongkot and Arthit fields, PTTEP is expected to issue tender for a second multiplatform contract for up to 22 wellhead platforms to be deployed in the Gulf of Thailand. Vietnam • Chevron will be investing US$4.3 billion in the Vietnam Block B gas project which will add daily production of 490 million cubic feet of natural gas and 4000 barrels of condensate to its portfolio by 2014. Indonesia • Chevron’s US$7 billion project covers five gas fields, namely Bangka, Gehem, Gendalo, Maha and Gandang. Twenty-eight wells will be drilled. The production of the fields will be integrated into two floating production units and a subsea tie-back. Australia • Woodside’s US$4 billion project includes developing the Torosa, Brecknock and Calliance fields with FLNG or onshore LNG plant. Expect startup in 2017. www.the-eic.com

The number of international group pavilions has grown from 10 in the previous edition to 12 this year, from Australia, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Singapore, UK, USA and Russia. For full details on this great business opportunity contact: Harriet Fray, Overseas Events Administrator Tel +44 (0)20 7091 8600 Email harriet.fray@the-eic.com 12

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EIC Overseas Delegations

Overseas Delegations The EIC is pleased to announce a series of overseas delegations to key markets worldwide. Overseas delegations aim to ease entry into a new market or are a cost effective way of meeting new contacts for companies already active in the market. Each delegation includes an in-country briefing incorporating taxation, employment and business culture; networking opportunities including a reception; active and future project plans from leading operators and contractors; and direction on their pre-qualification process and procurement practices. Delegations enable maximum exposure for UK companies to the key players in each market in a short period of time. Libya (Tripoli) 19 – 24 January 2013 Libya has the largest oil reserves in Africa as well as substantial gas reserves. The Libyan economy is growing at a much higher rate than the international average, bringing with it substantial business opportunities for the UK supply chain. The post-conflict reconstruction programme is estimated to require over $200 billion in expenditure over the next ten years. • 43 active and future projects. • Combined value of US$46,042 million.

Peru (Lima) 14 – 19 October 2012 During the last two decades, Peru has developed significantly to become one of the world’s fastest growing economies. With an increased investment in the energy sector, new business opportunities have arisen in the upstream, midstream and downstream sectors, as well as in power generation. • 62 active and future projects. • Combined value of US$36,540 million. Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur) 18 – 23 November 2012 Malaysia holds proven reserves of approximately 5.8 billion barrels of oil and 2.4 trillion cubic metres of gas. With an investment of $12 billion over 30 years by Petronas involving chemical enhanced oil recovery (CEOR) technologies, the life of 13 oil fields is expected to be extended beyond 2040. An estimated total of 750 million barrels of oil reserves are expected to be recovered through this development. • 129 active and future projects. • Combined value of US$233,184 million.

Kurdistan (Erbil) 2 – 7 February 2013 The majority of project activity in Iraq has taken place in Kurdistan. With plans to increase oil production from 175,000b/d to 1 million b/d by 2014, increase power generation with around 6,000MWe of new capacity in the planning stage and a proposed pipeline to Turkey, there is long term scope for UK companies to do business. • 25 active and future power projects. • Combined value of US$9,480 million. Ghana (Accra) 17 – 22 February 2013 Over the next decade, Ghana’s oil production is expected to rise from 70,000b/d to 500,000b/d placing it among the world’s top 50 oil producers. With the discovery of the Jubilee field five years ago and the resulting Gas Infrastructure project, Ghana is Africa’s fastest growing economy offering scope for new business opportunities for UK companies. • 18 active and future power projects. • Combined value of US$17,122 million.

USA Power (Orlando, Florida) 9 – 14 December 2012 The USA is the largest producer of electricity in the world, using a diverse mix of fuels within its power plants to generate reliable electricity. Running alongside POWER-GEN, delegates can expect to meet industry leaders looking at service and product solutions within the generation supply chain whilst in Florida. • 19 active and future power projects in Florida alone. • Combined value of US$48,625 million.

For more information on any of the overseas delegations listed, or to highlight interest in other locations please email the events team: events@the-eic.com (Project Value Source: EICDataStream) www.the-eic.com

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EIC UK & Overseas Events

UK & Overseas Events June 2012

28 Industry Outlook: Surety Provision in the Energy Industry EIC Aberdeen 28 Business Presentation: Opportunities in Topside Construction Rio de Janeiro 28 Industry Outlook: Understanding Local Content Rio de Janeiro 28 Industry Outlook: Understanding the Petroleum Industry EIC Singapore 29 Industry Outlook: Understanding the Petroleum Industry EIC Singapore 29 Technical Workshop: Introduction to Reservoir Engineering ESD Simulation Training, EIC London

July 2012 3 Technical Workshop: Introduction to Tidal Turbines EIC London 5 Management Course: Technical Report Writing Verve Training, EIC London 6 Industry Outlook: Understanding Refining/Petrochemicals EIC Singapore 9-13 HSE Training: Certificate in Oil and Gas Operational Safety Wise Global Training, Humberside 10 Technical Workshop: Introduction to Biogas/Anaerobic Digestion Mott MacDonald, Glasgow 12 Technical Workshop: Introduction to Carbon Capture & Storage University of Edinburgh 13 Corporate Entertainment: Southern Region Golf Day Sand Martins Golf Club, Berkshire 16 Management Course: Overview of the Global Energy Economy EIC London 18 Industry Outlook: The UK Bribery Act 2010: One Year On Speechly Bircham, London 19 Business Presentation: Opportunities with Apache Hilton Treetops Hotel, Aberdeen 20 Technical Workshop: Introduction to Shale Gas IBC Global Academy, EIC London 24 Business Presentation: Opportunities in Northern Australia EIC London 26 Business Presentation: Doing Business with GE Rio de Janeiro 26 Industry Outlook: Overview of Geothermal Developments EIC Singapore 31 Industry Outlook: Understanding Procurement in Petrobras Rio de Janeiro August 2012 7 Technical Workshop: Introduction to Pipe Supports 14 Management Course: Tendering for Success 15 Industry Overview: Fundamentals of Oil and Gas 16 Corporate Entertainment: Clay Pigeon Shoot 17 Management Course: Tendering for Success 21 Industry Outlook: Fundamentals of Midstream Processing

Carpenter & Paterson, Welshpool Rothera Group, EIC London EIC London Seals Cove, Aberdeen Rothera Group, Aberdeen EIC Houston

September 2012 6 Business Presentation: Opportunities with Dana Petroleum Hilton Treetops Hotel, Aberdeen 6 Technical Workshop: Introduction to Bolted Joint Integrity Hydratight, Walsall 11 Technical Workshop: Introduction to Steam Turbine Technologies Dresser Rand, Peterborough 12 Business Presentation: Opportunities with AMEC Crowne Plaza, Abu Dhabi 13 Business Presentation: Opportunities with Doosan Power Systems Glasgow/Aberdeen tbc 13 Industry Overview: Fundamentals of Subsea Cranfield University, Milton Keynes 18 Industry Overview: Fundamentals of Liquefied Natural Gas eMJAY LNG, EIC Aberdeen 18 Industry Outlook: Fundamentals of Offshore Technologies EIC Houston 18 Corporate Entertainment: Rio Samba & Gas 2012 Rio de Janeiro 20 Corporate Entertainment: Mid-Autumn Festival Networking Tea EIC Singapore 20 Industry Overview: Fundamentals of Refining and Petrochemicals WorleyParsons, EIC London For further information on UK & Overseas Events and Training please contact: ukevents@the-eic.com

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EIC Exhibitions & Delegations/EIC National Events

Exhibitions & Delegations 2012

Status

28 - 31 August Offshore Northern Seas (ONS) Stavanger Sold Out 17 - 20 September Rio Oil & Gas Rio de Janeiro Sold Out 14 - 19 October Overseas Delegation to Peru Booking Now 11 - 14 November ADIPEC Abu Dhabi Sold Out 18 - 23 November Overseas Delegation to Malaysia Register your Interest 27 - 30 November Offshore South East Asia (OSEA) Singapore Booking Now 9 - 14 December Overseas Delegation to USA Power Register your Interest

2013 19 - 24 January Overseas Delegation to Libya Register your Interest 2 - 7 February Overseas Delegation to Kurdistan Register your Interest 17 - 22 February Overseas Delegation to Ghana Register your Interest 20 - 22 February Australasian Oil & Gas (AOG) Perth Booking Now 11 - 13 March Middle East Oil & Gas Show (MEOS) Bahrain Register your Interest 19 - 21 March CIPPE Beijing Register your Interest 6 - 9 May Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) Houston Register your Interest 5 - 7 June Oil & Gas Asia (OGA) Kuala Lumpur Register your Interest 11 - 14 June Brasil Offshore Macae Register your Interest tbc Overseas Delegation to Egypt Register your Interest tbc Overseas Delegation to Russia Register your Interest For further information on Exhibitions & Missions please contact: events@the-eic.com

National Events

2012 27 - 28 November EIC Connect Oil & Gas Manchester

Status Book your delegate place online

2013 22 - 23 May EIC Member Pavilion at All-Energy 2013 4 June EIC Connect Middle East 3 - 6 September EIC Member Group @ Offshore Europe 12 - 13 November EIC Connect Energy

Aberdeen Abu Dhabi Aberdeen Manchester

Register your Interest to Exhibit Register your Interest Last few stands remaining Register your Interest

For further information on National Events please contact: nationalevents@the-eic.com

Offshore South East Asia (OSEA) 27 – 30 November 2012 Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

Meet buyers from across Asia, book your space in the UK Pavilion today!

BOOK NOW: Tel +44 (0)20 7091 8600 Email events@the-eic.com www.the-eic.com

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EIC National Events

National Events Speaker line-up:

Aker Solutions, AMEC, Bechtel, BG Group, ConocoPhillips, Centrica, Larsen & Toubro, Petrobras, Petrofac, Sonatrach, SBM Offshore, Talisman and Wood Group will be presenting details of their latest global oil and gas projects and supply chain and buying strategies at the event with more speaker companies to be announced in the coming months. All presentations will be supplemented by One-2-One meetings where delegates will have the opportunity to put their case direct to key purchasing decision-makers.

Exhibition Space Sold Out! EIC Connect Oil & Gas is set to be the largest event of the year for the UK oil and gas supply chain delivering high quality networking and significant revenue – generating opportunities across the supply chain.

EIC Connect Oil and Gas will also, for the first time, feature a conference to complement the exhibitor stands, adding a new dimension to the event and enabling some of the industry’s most pressing topics to be addressed.

Exhibitor line-up:

Subject areas to be covered include: • Ultra deepwater challenges. • Unconventional gas. • LNG. • What’s left to explore globally?

ABB Advanced Sensors Arc Energy Resources Ashcroft Instruments Atmos International AVEVA Solutions Bartec Bergen Pipe Supports BIS Skills Centre Boulting Group Broadcrown UK Bunzl Greenham Carpenter & Paterson Centriforce Products Chromalox CMP Products Corrotherm Crowcon Detection CSE-Controls Darron SBO Deepwater EU DHL Dunlop Oil & Marine EagleBurgmann UK Engenda Group Equalizer International European Safety Systems Fluorocarbon Ltd General Dynamics Glamox ASA Halifax Rack & Screw Hawke International Heatric

Hertel HVAC & Refrigeration Hydrasun Inspectahire Invensys Systems Jotun Paints Kaiser + Kraft KBC Process Technology Legrand Electric Marlow Ropes McLaren Software Oglaend Systems Oil & Gas Job Search Oil & Gas UK Oliver Valves Omega Resources Orion Group PEI Genesis Pepperl + Fuchs PPG Coatings Proserv Quartzelec Score Group Seepex Taffys International Tyco Fire & Integrated Solutions Veolia (VWS Westgarth) Wago Wartsila Winn & Coales (Denso) Wireless Measurements Xylem Flow Control

Delegates:

Delegate Bookings are now open and are priced at £295+VAT for EIC members. Delegates can attend presentations in both the supply chain event and conference. One-2-One appointments will be released to pre-registered delegates in early November 2012. Why attend EIC Connect as a delegate? • Learn about high-value opportunities on international oil and gas projects. • Identify future markets and areas of growth. • Opportunity to book One-2-One meetings with purchasers from the leading operators and contractors. • Learn about new products and technologies in the industry. • Access to high-level people from around the world. • Fantastic networking opportunities. To book your place at EIC Connect Oil & Gas 2012 visit: www.eic-connect.co.uk Alternatively, contact: Sarah Lansdell, Manager, National Events Tel +44 (0)1642 379 974 Email sarah.lansdell@the-eic.com To find out what Sponsorship opportunities are still available please contact the National Events team. All packages offer high level brand exposure and an array of benefits which can be tailored to suit your goals and aims.

Many thanks to Draeger Safety UK Limited, the Delegate Networking Area sponsor, Hyperion Systems who is sponsoring the event lanyards and LoneStar Group who will be sponsoring the Registration Area. Also a big thank you to our latest sponsor, Invensys Systems who is sponsoring the Speakers Lounge. www.the-eic.com

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EIC Training Services

Training Services We are delighted to announce that the EIC is now an ‘Approved Training Provider’ having gained approval from the Energy Institute for our EIC training programme. This acts as a mark of assurance that the courses meet the high standard set by the Energy Institute. EIC members benefit as part of the ‘Approved Training Management Course Provider’ status by being offered a year’s FREE Affiliate Technical Report Writing membership for all those who attend our courses 5 July 2012 over the next 12 months. This is a fantastic benefit! Verve Training, EIC London Affiliate membership includes a generous discount on This course will develop and improve the technical report publications and training courses, free subscription to writing skills of EIC members. A carefully structured one of the EI’s monthly magazines, discounted access training programme, with focused and practical writing to events, seminars and conferences. If you would exercises, it will give members the skills and tools they like to book onto a course or want to find out more need to produce effective documents that deliver a clear about your free Affiliate membership with the Energy and succinct message. This course is suitable for anyone in a technical profession who needs to write reports. Institute, please contact: ally.leboutillier@the-eic.com

Technical Workshop

Management Course

New for July: An Overview of the Global Energy Economy 16 July 2012 IBC Academy, EIC London The course is designed for those working in the energy sector who wish to attain a broader understanding of the global energy economy. From a practical perspective, the course is designed around exploiting the vast amount of energy-related information that is available and providing participants with the analytical tool kit required to understand these inter-related subject areas.

An Introduction to Tidal Turbines 3 July 2012 EIC London This workshop will provide an overview of tidal turbines; focusing on the technology, engineering challenges and future developments. Delegates will gain an understanding of the tidal stream resource and appreciate the background to Marine Current Turbines’ pioneering development programme. They will also be able to identify the key engineering challenges and identify future plans for the tidal industry.

Technical Workshop

Scottish Water

An Introduction to Biogas and Anaerobic Digestion 10 July 2012 Mott MacDonald/Scottish Water, Glasgow This workshop will provide an introduction to biogas technology, design considerations and process engineering. Attendees will gain an overview of the biological process and means of control including some practical aspects of plant operation. The workshop will cover feedstock choices, gas yield, fermentation technologies, bi-products and final uses for biogas.

Technical Workshop

Technical Workshop

An Introduction to CCS 12 July 2012 University of Edinburgh This one day workshop will provide an overview of Carbon Capture and Storage technology concentrating on capture and geological storage, but also including the carbon economy, legislative drivers, economics, finances; who will ultimately pay and through what mechanism; CO2 transportation and enhanced oil recovery. The workshop is suitable for anyone who wishes to gain an overview of the issues involved and some technical background.

An Introduction to Shale Gas 20 July 2012 IBC Academy, EIC London The workshop on how the shale gas industry works will explore the challenges facing the industry and will enable participants to understand the technological, geological, economic and environmental aspects of shale gas exploration and production. This workshop is intended for existing technical and commercial employees wishing to develop their global knowledge of this new area of specialisation.

Many of our training courses can be delivered at your offices and this is a more cost effective way to train a large number of people. For further information on this or any of our training events, please contact: ally.leboutillier@the-eic.com www.the-eic.com

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EIC UK News

News from our UK offices Forthcoming Events Corporate Entertainment: Southern Region Golf Day 13 July 2012 Sand Martins Golf Club, Wokingham

© 2012 Sand Martins Golf Club

This is your last chance to book your team on the upcoming Golf Day at Sand Martins Golf Club. The day will commence with tea, coffee and bacon rolls, after which teams of four will play a Stableford competition, with the best two scores counting. Prizes will be awarded for 1st Place, Best Individual, Nearest the Pin and Longest Drive. On completion of your team’s round, there will be a two course dinner served on the sun-trap patio of the clubhouse, along with the presentation of prizes.

• Prosecutions under the Act to date and the prevailing attitudes of the authorities – including the recovery of dividends paid to innocent shareholders of a company where the latter is found guilty. • Practical steps involved in putting in place ‘adequate measures’ to protect your company. • Guarding against complacency; the perils of failing to review the procedures and processes in place. • How to navigate corporate hospitality and gift giving in the midst of the Olympics. • The future – how to protect yourself through self-reporting and a discussion on Deferred Prosecution Agreements. The seminar will be followed by a scenario to work through and a Q&A session with Rhys Novak, Speechly Bircham LLP’s specialist in anti-bribery compliance and corporate risk. This session is targeted, not only at Anti-Bribery Compliance officers and in-house legal and compliance professionals, but also at those who deal with agents, foreign jurisdictions or countries in which contracting practices regularly include ‘uplifts’ or ‘facilitation payments’. Contact: sarah.slater@the-eic.com Business Presentation: Opportunities in Northern Australia 24 July 2012 EIC London With over $144m worth of business currently being undertaken and planned in the Northern Territories of Australia, the EIC is helping our members find out more about how they can benefit from the opportunities this investment offers. Contact: sarah.slater@the-eic.com

Sponsorship GFSA Ltd are sponsoring the Nearest the Pin prize. Established in 1997, GFSA Ltd designs and manufactures filtration and process equipment which exhibit leading edge technology, are environmentally friendly and provide total customer satisfaction. Other sponsorship opportunities are still available, please contact Sarah Slater for more information: sarah.slater@the-eic.com

Corporate Entertainment: The Glorious 16th – Clay Pigeon Shoot 16 August 2012 Seals Cove Shooting Ground, Aberdeen Sponsorship opportunities are still available EIC members and their guests are invited to join us for a clay pigeon shoot at Seals Cove Shooting Ground. This afternoon out is an ideal way to entertain clients and reward staff and provides a great opportunity to network with a difference. The shooting experience lasts around 2 hours and includes instruction, gun fitting, 25 bird shoot, clays and cartridges with qualified CPSA instructors plus a BBQ will follow which will allow further networking opportunities. No previous experience is required to try clay pigeon shooting – regardless of your level of expertise, the instructors are more than happy to help. A safety briefing will be provided by the friendly and qualified professional instructors. While you will be coached on how to shoot the targets, you will also learn how to safely use a shotgun. The instructors can provide expert advice to novices and challenge the more experienced. Corporate entertainment with a difference! • Seals Cove Shooting Ground is just 10 minutes from Aberdeen city centre. • Norwegian Log Clubhouse means BBQ inside or out – weather proof dining and networking.

Industry Outlook: The UK Bribery Act 2010 One Year On 18 July 2012 Speechly Bircham LLP, London “The accomplice to the crime of corruption is frequently our own indifference”. Bess Myerson The UK Bribery Act 2010 (the Act) contains four offences. For one of these offences complete ignorance is no defence, and the Act provides for penalties of a maximum prison sentence of 10 years, or an unlimited fine. One year on from the Act coming into force, it is therefore alarming that a recent survey of 1000 middle managers found that 72% of them had never heard of the Act. As part of an ongoing programme of raising awareness of the pitfalls of non-compliance with this far reaching legislation, the EIC and Speechly Bircham LLP will be hosting this seminar to highlight the challenges facing the UK energy industry and setting out steps that can be taken now and in the future to reduce the risk of a successful prosecution under the Act. The seminar will cover:

EIC Newsbriefs – Keeping you up to date on energy news from around the world. Email membership@the-eic.com www.the-eic.com

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EIC UK News Business Presentation: Opportunities with Aquamarine Power 18 October 2012 Edinburgh Aquamarine Power is a wave energy company, with head offices in Edinburgh and further operations in Ireland and Northern Ireland. The company is currently developing its flagship technology, an innovative hydro-electric wave energy converter, known as Oyster®. Aquamarine Power’s goal is to develop commercial Oyster® wave farms around the world. Aquamarine Power recently won a major European Commission environment award. The company is currently commissioning its Oyster 800 device at the European Marine Energy Centre in Orkney. Craig Denham, Project Engineer, is an outstanding speaker who has presented extremely successfully to EIC members in the past. Craig will talk about business opportunities currently available with Aquamarine Power including: background information on Aquamarine Power; current work and future opportunities; how to do business with Aquamarine Power (including how potential suppliers can pre-qualify and register as an approved vendor); key contact information including who the key project and procurement decision makers are. This will be a popular event, please save the date and look out for further information by email. Contact: les.brodie@the-eic.com

• Exclusive use of the shooting ground and full facilities for EIC use only. • BBQ (including veggie options) included with soft drinks. Ability to bring own bottle during BBQ. • Team Prize and Best Individual Prize. • This is a great day out. Clay pigeon shooting is an experience that is fun for young and old, men and women alike. For further information contact: les.brodie@the-eic.com Save the Date Business Presentation: Opportunities in Saskatchewan, Canada 14 September 2012, Aberdeen 17 September 2012, London Where would you find a single jurisdiction offering a wealth of natural crude oil, natural gas, uranium, potash and coal that also offers innovative technology research and development that is attracting the world’s attention? Rick Musleh, Energy Sector Manager with the Government of Saskatchewan’s Ministry of the Economy, will be in Aberdeen on Friday 14 September following the World Heavy Oil Congress and in London on Monday 17 September to talk about the western Canadian province, its natural resources, the opportunities that exist in its vibrant and growing economy and, most importantly, how to do business there. Contact: sarah.slater@the-eic.com

Event Report

EIC Northern Region AGM 27 September 2012 Would you like the opportunity to represent your company on the Northern Region Committee and help shape the future direction of the EIC within the region? If your HQ or regional branch is in the Northern Region, you qualify to nominate yourself or a colleague for a place on our regional committee. Although the AGM is not planned to take place until September now is an excellent time for you to start thinking about being part of the Committee. The Committee meets four times a year (which includes the AGM) at various locations across the region, with representation from a wide range of disciplines. Being part of this group provides you with the opportunity to represent the views of EIC members both in the region and as a whole along with suggesting topics and speakers for presentations and networking events. Discussing market trends and industry news is also part of the meeting along with identifying where and how the regional programme can be enhanced to ensure the needs of all the members are being met. Being part of the Committee provides an excellent platform to raise both your personal and company profile, increasing visibility across the EIC membership and the industry as a whole. If you wish to be considered for a place on the Northern Region Committee please register your interest by contacting Helen Doona, Manager, Northern Region on: Tel +44 (0)1642 379 972 Email helen.doona@the-eic.com

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Corporate Entertainment: Northern Region Golf Day 30 May 2012 Rockliffe Hall, Hurworth The Northern Region Golf Day was hugely popular again this year. Sixty four players across sixteen teams set out to play the 4-Ball Stableford competition, with the aim of winning the team prize of the Flexitallic Challenge Bowl Trophy. We were blessed with fine weather as players made their way around the testing course, before returning to the club house for the prize giving which was followed by a well-deserved two-course dinner in the Grassholme Suite. Prizes were awarded as follows: Winning Team (with a score of 89) – the Hubbell team were victorious on the day and were awarded the Flexitallic Challenge Bowl Trophy 2012, champagne and vouchers to spend at Rockliffe Hall, kindly donated by Principal Sponsor NG Bailey. Best Individual Score (with a score of 42) – Lee Nicholson of the Hubbell team, winning a duo selection of wine and vouchers to spend at Direct Golf Store, sponsored by the EIC. Longest Drive – was won by Ben Needham of the Pikotek team, who collected a duo selection of wine and Direct Golf Store vouchers, kindly sponsored by Flexitallic. Nearest the Pin – was won by James Wimpenny of the NG Bailey team, winning a Ping putter golf club kindly provided by Legrand. The day was thoroughly enjoyed by all those that attended, with positive feedback following the event. We would also like to extend our thanks to those companies who generously sponsored prizes. 19

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EIC Middle East News

Middle East News

Finally, I’d like to acknowledge our visitors since the last Monthly News. Herbert Zengerling and his colleague Mr Selvan from George Fischer Piping Systems made their first visit to the office, whilst it was a pleasure to welcome Paul Ellis from Chromolox who was on a regional tour. An ex tenant, Graeme Aittis visited us in his new role with Thomas & Betts and it was a pleasure to welcome both Ole Jensen from Wartsila and EIC Board Member, Liz Ager from Boustead International Heaters who were making their first time visits to the office. Outside the office, we caught up with Alan Preece, EA Technology and Jinto Chan of Talascend in Abu Dhabi as well as Claire Bonfante of Control Risks here in Dubai. Terry Willis, Director, Middle East Contact: terry.willis@the-eic.com

Office News In last month’s news we made a brief reference to a two day event we delivered in Manchester at the end of May on behalf of Shell who were keen to engage closely with the UK supply chain for their projects in both Oman and Iraq. With the final delegate numbers exceeding 200 people it promised to be an excellent forum for representatives from UK, Iraqi and Omani companies to network and build some solid working relationships. Following a key note speech by Mark Carne, Executive Vice President Middle East & North Africa for Shell, there followed a series of presentations from UKTI Muscat, Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) and the Oman Society for Petroleum Services (OPAL) who incidentally provided a guest article in May’s Monthly News. Following on from two presentations delivered by the EIC, a presentation on security strategy from Shell’s Security Manager in Iraq plus a case study on operating in Iraq from Mott MacDonald, the first day was excellently concluded by Shell’s Contracts & Procurement Global Local Content Manager, Simbi Wabote. The following morning Simbi set the scene for a panel discussion that covered all aspects of the supply chain challenges that are faced in both countries, then after Q&A’s the main focus moved to dedicated 1-2-1 meetings between the various delegates. Overall, the feedback has been extremely positive and it is now left for us to digest all the various aspects of the event with a view to considering a repeat performance in either Oman, Iraq or both, so please watch this space! Following on from the above mentioned Shell event, it was a pleasure to meet representatives from up to ten member companies at the London office who took the opportunity to discuss their Middle East business expansion plans and take an overview of the latest available project developments across the region. June’s event in the UAE will feature Fluor providing a presentation to a large gathering of members and their guests. We have also had the opportunity to address the Abu Dhabi chapter of the British Business Group who were keen to hear more about what we do on behalf of UK companies. For this evening we were ably supported by Ashley Watkins of Rotork Controls who explained a number of the benefits to their business they enjoy as a result of their EIC membership. Another market that is rising to prominence is Libya. Following an attendance at a conference which focussed on post conflict construction, it is clear that meaningful opportunities will happen, especially after the planned elections. We therefore believe that our Overseas Delegation planned for January 2013 is extremely timely. Later in July we will see Ramadan commencing and we should advise that preparations are in hand to deliver a couple of networking evenings for those of us who will be staying to brave the hot summer months. Please keep an eye on the events page of the website for further details.

Regional Comment

Iraq plans new energy auction after lacklustre sale Iraq recently announced that it will hold a fifth energy auction after a landmark sale of energy exploration blocks closed with just three out of a potential 12 awarded. The two day sale, the first to invite international oil companies to explore Iraqi territory for energy deposits since the 2003 US-led invasion, concluded with eight blocks receiving no bids whatsoever, including two that were offered to foreign firms twice. After the conclusion of the fourth round, Iraq’s oil minister said that a fifth energy auction is now planned. Abu Dhabi may inject CO2 into offshore fields Abu Dhabi National Oil Co may start injecting carbon dioxide instead of natural gas into its offshore fields to enhance oil recovery, according to an official from the company’s Abu Dhabi Marine Operating Co unit. ADNOC is looking at ways to reduce the oil industry’s use of the 5 billion cubic feet of gas produced daily in the UAE so that the fuel can be used to meet soaring power and industrial demand. Gas is used to increase pressure inside reservoirs to push more crude out. ADNOC’s onshore unit, Abu Dhabi Co for Onshore Oil Operations, has completed a pilot project to inject 1.2 million cubic feet of CO2 a day into the Rumaitha field and is now planning a further four to five pilot projects for 2013 and 2014, according to an expert from the company. BP to resume operations in Libya BP is to resume exploration activities in Libya that it suspended because of last year’s uprising, re-starting a relationship which under ousted Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi landed the firm at the centre of a political storm. BP’s return is a milestone in the recovery of Libya’s energy sector, though this was tempered by an announcement from Royal Dutch Shell that it would pull out of fields in Libya on the grounds that they were not worth developing. BP closed down operations in Libya and withdrew its expatriate workers in February last year. The oil firm follows other majors, including Eni and Total in restarting Libya operations, despite lingering worries about security and the possibility the new authorities will try to re-negotiate contracts signed under Gaddafi.

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EIC Asia Pacific News

Asia Pacific News

Indonesia Production starts in Terang gas field Kangean Energy Indonesia Ltd (Operator), a whollyowned subsidiary of Energi Mega Pratama Inc (JAPEX and MC each has a 25% investment in Energi Mega Pratama Inc) has started commercial production in the Terang gas field. Located in offshore East Java, the Terang gas field is the core project in the Kangean PSC area. The development includes a FPU (Floating Production Unit) as well as drilling of five production wells and installation of the subsea production system. From this field, gas volume of 300 million standard cubic feet per day at peak period is planned to be produced and distributed across East Java province.

Forthcoming Events

Industry Outlook: Doing Business in Korea 16 August 2012 Endress + Hauser, Singapore With 8 years experience working in Korea, David Turberfield, Asia Pacific Managing Partner, Performance & Assurance Practice, will share his know-how and experience of Korean business and management practices, do’s and don’ts, business etiquette, negotiations and hiring and firing. Industry Outlook: Geothermal Developments in Indonesia Date and venue tbc Indonesia is a country known for its abundant geothermal resources, around 40% of world potential. It is the third largest producer of geothermal electricity. The Indonesian Government has identified geothermal energy development as the key to achieving energy policy goals. The national energy blueprint 2006 – 2025 targets geothermal energy to reach 5% (9500MW) of the total energy mix by 2025. Mr Ng Beng Hong will present a paper on geothermal resources and developments in Indonesia.

Malaysia Government is urged to speed up B5 The Government must speed up the nationwide coverage of the B5 programme, as the current annual take-up rate of about 100,000 tonnes of biodiesel is still insufficient to support the ailing local biodiesel sector, according to the Malaysian Biodiesel Association. The B5 programme is a blend of 5% biodiesel and 95% fossil fuel. Currently, only five or six biodiesel players are supplying about 100,000 tonnes for the B5 programme covering the central region, namely, Putrajaya, Malacca, Negri Sembilan, Kuala Lumpur and Selangor. The Government’s target for the biodiesel consumption to go nationwide will only be hit at the earliest by late 2013 or early 2014.

For more information about upcoming events, or if you need any help or advice in the region, please contact the EIC Singapore office: Tel +65 6225 9431 Email singapore@the-eic.com Loong Say Meng, Director, Asia Pacific Contact: loong.saymeng@the-eic.com

Singapore World’s first genetically modified Jatropha plants Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory and JOil (S) Pte Ltd have successfully developed genetically modified Jatropha plants with high oleic acid content in seeds. Oleic acid is the most desirable oil component for the purpose of biofuel. The parties managed to achieve greater than 75% seed oleic acid content, much higher than the 45% in regular seeds, through specifically down-regulating a Jatropha gene in a seed specific manner. They are now focusing on traditional breeding to bring up Jatropha seed productivity to enable commercial plantation.

Regional Comment

Australia Australia Pacific LNG secures US$8.5bn finance Australia Pacific LNG Pty Ltd has signed agreements with a syndicate of domestic and international commercial banks and export credit agencies for an US$8.5 billion project finance facility. The project finance facility provides funding for the downstream parts of the project, including the liquefaction facilities on Curtis Island near Gladstone in Queensland, and will underpin the development of Australia Pacific LNG’s CSG to LNG project. The facility is subject to a final investment decision (FID) being taken on the second phase of the Australia Pacific LNG project.

Thailand IRPC proposes green industrial estate IRPC Plc is planning to develop an ecological industrial estate project on its existing industrial estate. With a total area of 8,000 rai on two plots of land in Muang and Ban Khai districts in Rayong province, the new ecofriendly industrial estate will produce less waste and emissions, and increase safety and energy savings. IRPC has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Industrial Works Department for joint development of the projects. Industrial estates are one of IRPC’s core businesses including deep-sea ports, utilities and speciality polymers.

Indonesia 21 oil and gas MoUs signed The government has signed 21 Memorandum of Understanding for oil and gas production sharing contracts and one Head of Agreement (HoA) for power supply to Nunukan Regency, East Kalimantan. The contracts were offered through direct appointment and regular tendering processes. Most of the blocks offered through regular tenders were located in the eastern part of the country, while for direct offers, the locations were scattered nationwide.

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EIC China News

China News

Alstom to supply four high-efficiency boilers Wuhan Boiler Company (WBC), Alstom’s largest utility boiler manufacturing site in the world, has signed a contract with Shandong Weiqiao Pioneering Group Co Ltd to supply four 350MW sub-critical pulverised coalfired boilers, for a cogeneration power plant located in Shandong Province. Under the terms of the contract, Alstom WBC will design, manufacture and supply the units. The site’s state-of-the-art equipment will raise the efficiency of conventional coal fired power plants, leading to a considerable reduction in CO2 emissions. The delivery of the boilers will be completed by 2013. Alstom inaugurated their new factory in November 2009, with a total investment of RMB900 million (€90 million). This is one of the most important boiler business sites of Alstom worldwide, with design, engineering and R&D capacities. The site produces industrial leading equipment including large circulating fluidised bed boilers, high-efficiency 600MW supercritical boilers and 1000MW ultrasupercritical boilers, which reduce emissions of CO2.

Office News

Great news for Global Members We are delighted to welcome all global members to use the EIC Beijing office facilities with no additional charge. This package will provide enormous benefit to our members who are interested in doing business in this high-growth but complex market. We believe that this special offer will greatly facilitate our members’ business in China with our excellent local market knowledge and strong connections with energy players as well as networking events for members with major energy operators/contractors in China. • The excellent facilities at our Beijing office are well located and are now fully operational.

PetroChina expects to build Yunnan refinery in 2012 According to a local government official, PetroChina is expected to start the construction of its 10 million ton per year refinery project at Anning in south west China’s Yunnan Province in the second half of this year. Though the project environmental assessment has been passed, it is still waiting for NDRC’s final approval. The project will include a 10m tonne/year crude distillation unit, a 3.6m tonne/year residue hydrogenation unit, a 3m tonne/year fluid catalytic cracker, a 2m tonne/year reformer, a 1.8m tonne/year hydrocracker and a 1m tonne/year naphtha cracker. It is designed to process sour crude from the Middle East. The oil giant has started the construction of the Sino-Myanmar crude pipeline, which is an accessory facility to the Yunnan refining project. The pipeline will be able to transport 22m tonnes/year of crude, and is expected to become operational in 2013.

• Hot desking on a first come, first served basis. • Meeting Room facilities can be booked in advance for a full or half day. The newly established EIC China presence will truly add tremendous value to our global members. For more details please contact: Salina Zhang, Regional Manager, China Contact: salina.zhang@the-eic.com

Regional Comment

Siemens wins orders for power supply packages The shipyards Yantai CIMC Raffles Offshore Ltd, CMHI/ Shenzhen as well as Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipyard in China have awarded Siemens Energy a total of three orders for electrical power supply packages for offshore drilling rigs. These packages, which include BlueDrive Drilling, are destined for semi-submersible and jack-up rigs for international players such as COSL Drilling Europe, Prospector Offshore Drilling and Falcon Energy. The power supply packages Siemens is to deliver for installation at a total of 5 drilling rigs comprise medium and low-voltage switchgear, transformers, medium voltage thruster drives, motors and BlueDrive drilling drives as well as commissioning and project management. For the first time, Siemens is delivering electrical solutions for drilling rigs to the Chinese shipyards CMHI/Shenzhen and Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipyard. The company has already delivered similar solutions for twelve jack-up and ten semi-submersible drilling rigs to China so far.

CNOOC using first domestically built deepwater rig According to the China Daily newspaper, the Ocean Oil 981 semi-submersible drilling platform began work in waters up to 1500 metres deep in the South China Sea on 9 May. It officially marks the first time that Chinese developers have been capable of venturing in domestic waters beyond the shallow continental shelf without foreign assistance. CNOOC Ltd, the listed arm of state-owned China National Offshore Oil Corp (CNOOC), is commercially using a domestically developed semi-submersible platform for the first time. It will spend 56 days drilling the Liwan 6-1-1 well, which is expected to descend to a depth of around 2,370 metres. The Ocean Oil 981 took years to develop and more such rigs are being built as the domestic industry considers the possibility of major discoveries in the South China Sea stemming a national decline in onshore fields. Noted by the company’s Chairman, one third of China’s estimated oil and gas reserves are under the South China Sea, and 70% of those are believed to be in a deepwater region spanning 1.5 million square km.

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EIC North and Central America News

North and Central America News Office News

AMEC awarded Mad Dog development AMEC has been awarded a contract from BP Exploration & Production Inc to provide Front End Engineering Design services for the topsides facilities for the second phase of the Mad Dog field development. The new facility will be of one of the largest floating production systems to be installed in the Gulf of Mexico. The new facility will produce oil and gas from the Phase 2 development area within the existing Mad Dog field in the Green Canyon region of the Gulf of Mexico, about 200 miles (320 kilometres) south of New Orleans, Louisiana.

Following a very busy period in May with OTC 2012, we are looking forward to welcoming EIC members at the following programme of events. Forthcoming Industry Outlook presentations include Fundamentals of Midstream Processing, Gas Pipelines and LNG on 21 August; Fundamentals of Offshore & Deepwater Technologies on 18 September and Fundamentals of the North American Downstream and Petrochemical Industry on 13 November. We are planning a night with the Houston Dynamo’s in September. This will include dinner and the game so bring your team members and clients. We will also provide an opportunity for some fun and client relationship building with our Sporting Clays Tournament on 5 October 2012. We also have several lunches on our calendar covering sales training, branding, and using social media effectively. For more information about the EIC Houston office, or should you require any help in the North and Central America market, please visit our website or contact: The EIC (North and Central America) Suite 850, 11490 Westheimer, Houston, Texas 77077 Tel +1 713 783 1200 Email houston@the-eic.com

Jacobs receives five year contract from Shell Canada Jacobs Engineering has received a five year contract from Shell Canada Energy to provide main mechanical maintenance services to its Canadian operations, including the Scotford Upgrader and manufacturing facilities near Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta; Corunna refinery near Sarnia, Ontario; and Albian Jackpine and Muskeg River mines near Fort McMurray, Alberta. Under the terms of the contract Jacobs is performing mechanical maintenance, including small capital project construction and turnaround activities. MHI to perform FEED for HECA project Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd will perform FEED services for the gasification and power island of the Hydrogen Energy California (HECA) project. Funded in part by the DOE, the HECA project is an IGCC power generation plant with a fertiliser production plant utilising syngas as feedstock. After all permits are received and all funding is in place, the project could be one of the world’s first commercial-scale IGCC power plants with 90% or greater carbon capture and storage capability. The recovered CO2 will be used in fertiliser production and for EOR. SCS Energy LLC is developing the HECA plant, which will be built near Bakersfield and will perform three complementary functions. The IGCC power plant will utilise America’s plentiful coal supply and petroleum coke, to produce hydrogen from gasified syngas to generate electricity cleanly and efficiently.

Regional Comment

ExxonMobil’s Hebron application approved The Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board has approved ExxonMobil’s Hebron development application, allowing them to proceed with the development of the Hebron field, which is estimated to contain 707 million barrels of oil. The company must also provide detailed information on the project requirements for the fabrication of: • The utilities and process module. • Topsides hook-up, integration and commissioning activities. • OLS construction, fabrication, installation and commissioning activities. • Platform tow-out, installation and offshore hook-up and commissioning activities. • Platform drilling and completion operations as well as platform production operations. • Any requirements for the supply of additional tankers associated with the export system. • Any proposed subsea production system. • Any other contracting, supply or service opportunities associated with the project. Hebron is located 217 miles offshore eastern Canada in the Jeanne d-Arc Basin in 302 feet of water. The project consists of three fields: Hebron, West Ben Nevis and Ben Nevis. First oil is expected by the end of 2017. ExxonMobil authorised Kiewit-Kvaerner Contractors to proceed with the project following substantial completion of FEED, and also awarded the next phase of the project.

Shell to develop LNG facility in Western Canada Shell and its partners are developing a proposed LNG export facility in Western Canada, near Kitimat, British Columbia. This project will help make Canada’s abundant supplies of cleaner-burning natural gas available to global markets including Asia’s dynamic and fast-growing economies. Shell holds a 40% interest in the LNG Canada project, with KOGAS, Mitsubishi and PetroChina each holding a 20% interest. The proposed project includes the design, construction and operation of a gas liquefaction plant and facilities for the storage and export of LNG, including marine off-loading facilities and shipping.

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EIC South America News

South America News

Regional Comment

Brazilian nuclear power programme postponed

In May the EIC held the Business Presentation: Opportunities with OSX and Technip, which was very successful with 47 members attending. OSX, an EBX Group company, made a presentation encompassing its largest projects, including the construction of a massive $1.7 billion shipyard in Rio de Janeiro and 11 large vessels to be constructed in Brazil and Singapore. Technip’s presentation comprised of many ongoing projects, such as the FAFEN FEED and P-62 FPSOs, as well as guidance for suppliers to the company. The last week of June will bring an Overseas Delegation to Rio de Janeiro with 11 delegates confirmed. The programme includes visits to major operators and EPC contractors, a reception introducing missioners to high profile contacts in the industry, and a business round with one-to-one meetings, matching missioners to procurement professionals from large local players. If your company has missed this opportunity to get to know the local marketplace, be aware that the EIC is bringing another delegation to South America later this year, to Peru in October. When planning to come to Rio, check out our schedule of events on the EIC website or contact us to learn how we can support your company. Clarisse Rocha, Regional Manager, South America Contact: clarisse.rocha@the-eic.com

Eletronuclear

Office News

Angra I on the left and Angra II on the right

The country’s mines and energy ministry (MME) has announced that no nuclear power plants will enter operation in the country until 2021, with the exception of the 1350MW Angra III NPP currently under construction and due to come online in 2015. The decision is reflected in the latest 10 year Energy Plan for Brazil, which sets out strategies and priorities related to the country’s power generation sector. A senior MME official has commented that the government is studying the construction of 4 to 8 rectors by 2030, and that discussions over the technology to be employed in future plants would be necessary before a decision is made.

Forthcoming Events

Business Presentation: Doing Business with GE Energy 26 July 2012 APIMEC, Rio de Janeiro We have just confirmed this Business Presentation with GE Energy, the supplier of technologies to the energy sector in areas such as natural gas, oil, coal and nuclear energy; wind, solar, biogas and water processing; energy management; and grid modernisation. GE owns a turbine plant in Brazil and had revenues of $44 billion in 2011. The company has been awarded a $1.2 billion contract to supply 19 gas turbines to the MPX Complex in Northern Brazil. In addition, its oil and gas division has been awarded a contract of $230 million to supply wellheads to OGX, the largest Brazilian private operator.

Big challenges ahead for Chilean power projects Two of Chile’s most important power generation projects have faced major drawbacks recently following lack of government support and pressure from environmental groups. The HidroAysen joint venture behind the $10 billion Aysen hydro power plant in southern Chile saw the departure of its 49% shareholder Colbún, which alleged that the Chilean government failed to support plans for a 2000km transmission line linking the project to the national grid. Energía Austral, a JV between Origin Energy and Xstrata, had to suspend its $750 million Cuervo HPP following a local court ruling motivated by protests from ecological groups. Environmental activism has played a crucial role in Chile and has influenced the development of major projects in the mining and power sectors.

Industry Outlook: Understanding Procurement in Petrobras 31 July 2012 APIMEC, Rio de Janeiro This workshop will go through the specifics of procurement in a state owned company that has to comply with special legislation for acquisitions. By understanding the complexities of the market, the organisational structure model, how they relate and which areas are involved in specification, research or procurement, companies will be shown the best way to market their products and services and how they can be invited to bid.

Bolivia launches E&P bidding round The state-owned oil company YPFB is offering 15 blocks in the country’s latest E&P bidding round. The assets are being offered via research agreements (10 blocks) and service contracts (5 blocks) and winning bidders will be required to form a 51:49 joint-venture with YPFB. Contracts are expected to be awarded between August and November. Interested companies are said to include Petrobras and Repsol. Bolivia is estimated to hold more than 60 trillion cubic feet in gas resources and 2.5 billion barrels of oil. Most of the country’s 45Mcm/d gas production (2011) is exported to its neighbours Argentina and Brazil.

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EIC National Dinner Thursday 25 October 2012 Royal Courts of Justice, London

Sponsorship Opportunities

The EIC National Dinner is the perfect opportunity to entertain customers and suppliers and influence the industry’s key stakeholders. Sponsorship of this event is a fantastic opportunity to put your company’s message in front of this exclusive audience. All sponsorship packages include the following benefits: • Logo and acknowledgement on the EIC website • Acknowledgement in the EIC Monthly News pre and post event • Verbal thanks to all sponsors (named) from the EIC President/CEO

Pre Dinner Drinks Reception

POA The 2012 EIC National Dinner will begin with a drinks reception in the Royal Courts of Justice’s Costume Gallery which houses an impressive collection of historical legal robes and showcases the true purpose of this esteemed building. This is the first opportunity for any organisation to gain promotional exposure at the event, and is also the only opportunity for marketing materials for any guest organisations to be exhibited within the Costume Gallery. This package also includes: • Sole branding within the drinks reception venue • Branding throughout dinner in the main hall • 2 complimentary places at the dinner • Editorial opportunity in Energy Focus, circulated to 4000+ industry representatives

National Dinner Programme POA A full colour print brochure is circulated to all guests at the event. In addition to the above, this package also comprises: • Acknowledgement and branding on front cover • 2 complimentary places at the dinner • Branding throughout dinner in the main hall Business Card Draw

SOLD All guests at the 2012 EIC National Dinner are invited to participate in the Business Card Draw by providing a copy of their business card on arrival. The draw then takes place at the end of the meal and the sponsorship partner is able to keep the cards.

Invitations SOLD All guests are asked to bring their evening invitations with them to the event. This enables our sponsoring partner to take advantage of brand awareness activities for the host company and their guests. To secure your sponsorship package contact Sarah now on +44 (0)20 7091 8627 Visit the website for more information on ways to enhance your company’s presence at this event, including advertising opportunities. All prices are exclusive of VAT

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