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BHGE Wins Subsea Award from Beach Energy

Beach Energy has awarded Baker Hughes, a GE company, a contract to supply subsea production systems for its Victorian Otway Basin brownfield development project located in offshore Victoria, Australia.The Otway Basin is approximately 500 kilometers long from Cape Jaffa in South Australia to northwest Tasmania, covering both onshore and offshore.BHGE said its contract was awarded in the first quarter of 2019 and includes medium water horizontal Xmas trees and associated subsea control Semstar5 systems, in addition to wellheads.With this project, BHGE aims to demonstrate the benefits of Subsea Connect

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Baker Hughes is Exploring Advanced Manufacturing with AFRC

The University of Strathclyde’s Advanced Forming Research Center (AFRC) and Baker Hughes, a GE company (BHGE), have joined forces to explore how some of the latest advanced manufacturing tools and processes can drive more efficient, smarter ways to reduce cost and increase productivity across BHGE’s operations.Joining the research center as a tier one member, BHGE will work with the AFRC’s team of engineers and researchers to improve its manufacturing processes and delivery of services. Using its expertise and state-of-the-art equipment, the AFRC will help BHGE identify opportunities

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U.S. Rig Count Drops, But E&P Spend Up 13%

U.S. energy companies this week cut oil rigs for a second straight week, and notched the first monthly fall since March.Drillers cut four oil rigs in the week to June 29, bringing the total count down to 858, General Electric Co's Baker Hughes energy services firm said in its closely followed report on Friday. <RIG-OL-USA-BHI>That was the first time drillers cut rigs for two weeks in a row since October 2017. For the month, the rig count decreased by one, its first decline since March.For the quarter, however, the count rose by 61, its biggest gain since the second quarter in 2017, after

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Equinor Awards $3.7 Billion Service Deals

Norwegian oil and gas firm Equinor has awarded drilling and well service contracts worth 30 billion Norwegian crowns ($3.68 billion) to Schlumberger, Halliburton and Baker Hughes, it said on Monday.The contracts cover integrated well services, such as directional drilling, drill bits, fluids and cementing, for an initial four years, and can be extended for up to 10 years."The purpose of integrated drilling and well services is to clarify roles and responsibilities," Equinor, formerly known as Statoil, said in a statement."This results in less interfaces and more clearly defined responsibi

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Powering the Seafloor: Put a Socket in It

at BHGE. Strand, speaking at the Subsea Valley conference in Oslo in March, cites a 10-20 percent typical lifecycle cost saving, from going all electric, with 25 percent in some cases.Who is Doing What?Moving power electronics subsea is no easy task. Nevertheless, companies including ABB, Siemens and Baker Hughes, a GE Company (BHGE), are working on solutions, by either marinizing already proven components (VSDs, switchgear, transformers, etc.) in one atmosphere containers, or creating and qualifying new components, which can operate in oil-filled pressurized environments.BHGE has a qualified a one-atmosphere

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BP Selects McDermott, BHGE for Subsea Contracts

 McDermott International and Baker Hughes (BHGE), a GE company  announced the selection of front-end engineering design (FEED) studies in advance of a substantial engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) contract for BP’s Tortue/Ahmeyim Field Development, a major gas project located on the maritime border of Mauritania and Senegal.   During this initial engineering phase, McDermott will work on defining the subsea umbilicals, risers and flowlines (SURF) scope for the project, while BHGE will focus on the subsea production system (SPS) scope.   The

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Proserv Secures Decommissioning Work in Asia Pacific

Energy services company Proserv has been awarded a series of contracts worth around $4m for its well severance, platform and FPSO decommissioning services in the Asia Pacific region. The contracts have been awarded by Premier Oil in Indonesia; Chevron, through Baker Hughes, in the Gulf of Thailand; BHP, through Fugro, in Western Australia and by PCPP Operating Company, through Sapura Technology Solutions Sdn Bhd in Malaysia.   As part of the project work-scopes, Proserv will provide abrasive cutting, cold cutting and dredging services using its wide portfolio of field-proven products and

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Statoil Awarding Service Contracts for Two Cat J rigs

Baker Hughes and Schlumberger will be awarded the contracts for integrated drilling and well services on the Cat J rigs Askepott and Askeladden. The rigs will perform work at Oseberg and the Gullfaks. Initially awarded for four years the contracts include options for two 2-year extensions. The contracts include the following: Cementing and pumping Completion Drilling and completion fluids Integrated drilling services Schlumberger is currently delivering integrated drilling and well services at Mariner and Baker Hughes at Johan Sverdrup. They are both important suppliers for

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GE to Merge Oil & Gas Unit with Baker Hughes

General Electric Co said on Monday it would merge its oil and gas business with Baker Hughes Inc, creating the world's second-largest oilfield services provider as competition heats up to supply more-efficient products and services to the energy industry after several years of low crude prices.   The deal to create a company with $32 billion in annual revenue will combine GE's strengths in making equipment long-prized by oil producers with Baker Hughes's expertise in drilling and fracking new wells.   Shares of Baker Hughes were down nearly 7 percent, a drop that executives said likely

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MMT Appoints UK Sales Manager

environment, working in the energy, construction and earth and marine sciences sectors. He brings experience and knowledge on geophysical, geotechnical, environmental and metocean survey gained through previous engagements with marine survey, dredging and construction contractors. He joins MMT from Baker Hughes, where he was responsible for business development and sales of geomechanics and reservoir consulting services

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Next Step for Island Offshore: Riserless Heavy Well Intervention

coil tubing, in order to check for shallow gas at the location. The technology had never been utilized in the offshore petroleum-industry before and proved to be a safer and cheaper alternative to traditional drilling. “The system comprised of a relatively standard coil tubing spread from Baker Hughes, rigged up on the LWI vessel Island Constructor in combination with a custom made subsea coil tubing injector and a subsea guidebase solution from Island Offshore. Specialized drilling procedures allowed unconsolidated sand and shale formations to be drilled safely without any major issues,&rdquo

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