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SapuraKencana Bags Contracts of RM 1.34 bln

consists of underwater services together with vessels, air and saturation diving, remotely operated vehicle (“ROV”) and other related underwater services, including inspection, maintenance and repair to support PCSB’s underwater facilities located at the offshore waters of Peninsular Malaysia. The contract is for a period of two years and the work is to be performed on a call-out basis. Award of Provision of Soil Investigation Services by PCSB. SapuraKencana GeoSciences Sdn. Bhd. has been awarded a contract by PCSB for the provision of soil investigation services. The work

Wood Group Bags Hess Contract in Malaysia

Wood Group has been awarded a five year contract with Hess Exploration & Production Malaysia. The operations and maintenance contract is to support Hess' new-build fixed and floating offshore facilities in the North Malay Basin development area located approximately 150km north east of the Peninsular Malaysia, and includes a one-year extension option. Delivered by Wood Group's Kuala Lumpur office, the contract will support up to 130 new full-time positions in Malaysia. Integrated operations and maintenance services including core offshore personnel, onshore technical support, training and

Two Frenchmen Investigated over 2002 Malaysia Submarines Deal

Two French former defence industry executives have been placed under preliminary investigation as part of a probe into the 2002 sale of submarines to Malaysia, an official in the French judiciary said on Wednesday.   The source said Philippe Japiot and Jean-Paul Perrier, former executives at Thales and DCNS, had been placed under investigation as part of a long-running probe into alleged kickbacks from that Malaysian submarines deal in 2002.   Japiot and Perrier deny any wrongdoing, French media reports said. Reuters was unable to immediately reach either individual.   Being a

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US Firm Offers to Resume Search for MH370

A U.S. seabed exploration firm has offered to take on the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, families of passengers and a Malaysian government minister said on Wednesday, in a bid to solve one of the world's greatest aviation mysteries.   The Boeing 777 disappeared in 2014 en route to Beijing from the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur with 239 people aboard. Analysis of radar and satellite contacts suggested someone on board may have deliberately switched off the plane's transponder before diverting it thousands of kilometres out over the Indian Ocean.   Australia, Malaysia and

Investigators examine piece of aircraft debris (Photo: ATSB)

Australian Agency Believes it Can Locate MH370

Australia's main scientific agency said on Wednesday it believed with "unprecedented precision and certainty" that a missing Malaysia Airlines aircraft crashed into the sea northeast of an area scoured in a fruitless two-year underwater search.   The agency's assertion is based on satellite pictures taken two weeks after Flight MH370 went missing on March 8, 2014, with 239 people on board, on a flight to Beijing from the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur.   But the Australian government rejected the conclusion of the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation

WG Vespucci (Photo: Ulstein)

First of Its Kind Survey Completed off Malaysia

First acquisition of towed-streamer and ocean-bottom nodal seismic data with a single vessel WesternGeco has completed a hybrid seismic acquisition survey using Schlumberger’s newly deployed multipurpose vessel (MPV). The 340 km2 3D seismic survey was acquired offshore Sarawak, Malaysia, for Roc Oil using a triple source array with simultaneous recording by ocean-bottom nodes and a towed-streamer spread, for the first time all from a single seismic vessel. The WG Vespucci MPV acquired the high-quality ocean-bottom seismic (OBS) data required around existing platform obstructions supplemented

Barakah Offshore Petroleum

Barakah Offshore Wins Petronas Subsea Work

Sdn Bhd ("PBJV") wholly-owned subsidiary company of the Barakah Offshore Petroleum Berhad ("Barakah" or the "Company")has received the Letter of Award from PETRONAS Carigali Sdn Bhd ("PCSB") for the Provision of Underwater Services for oil and gas fields in East Malaysia ("Contract"). The Contract requires the provision of Main and Support Vessel, Air and Saturation Diving, Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) and other related underwater services, which includes Inspection, Maintenance, Repair, drilling support and other work to PCSB's underwater facilities

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PETRONAS Awards Offshore Airborne Survey Contract

Berhad (PETRONAS).   The contract, for 3D multi-client Full Tensor Gradiometry (FTG) data acquisition, processing and interpretative services, will cover approximately 198,900 square kilometers. The provision of airborne FTG and magnetic surveys will be undertaken over offshore Peninsular Malaysia, Sarawak and Sabah and will commence subject to pre-funding requirements and approval by PETRONAS.    With its unique expertise and track record in high resolution gravity technology, Bell Geospace will provide a variety of expert services for the project. This will allow current petroleum

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US Firm Expects MH370 Search Contract Soon

U.S.-based seabed exploration firm Ocean Infinity on Wednesday said it was moving a vessel closer to a possible search area for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 as it soon expects to be awarded a contract by Malaysia to resume the search. The disappearance of the aircraft en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing in March 2014 with 239 people aboard ranks among the world’s greatest aviation mysteries. Australia, China and Malaysia ended a fruitless A$200-million ($156.62 million) search in January last year. But in October, Malaysia said it was in talks with Ocean Infinity to resume the

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US Firm Gets Go-ahead to Resume MH370 Search

Malaysia will allow a U.S.-based exploration firm to resume the search for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, an airline support group told families of the victims on Friday, in a bid to solve one of the world’s greatest aviation mysteries. Flight MH370, carrying 239 people, disappeared en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing in March 2014. Australia, China and Malaysia ended a fruitless search in January last year. An email, sent from the MH Family Support Centre and seen by Reuters, said the government had accepted an offer by the company, Ocean Infinity, to resume the search on a “no

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Malaysia to Pay up to $70 Mln if MH370 is Found

Malaysia signed a deal on Wednesday to pay a U.S. seabed exploration firm up to $70 million if it finds the missing Malaysia Airlines aircraft MH370 within 90 days of embarking on a new search in the Southern Indian ocean.   The disappearance of the aircraft en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing in March 2014 with 239 people aboard ranks among the world’s greatest aviation mysteries.   Australia, China and Malaysia ended a fruitless A$200-million ($157 million) search of a 120,000 sq. km area in January last year, despite investigators urging the search be extended to a 25,000-square

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Search Resumes for Malaysian Flight MH370

A U.S.-based company has begun searching for Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, Malaysia said on Tuesday, as it tries to solve one of the world's greatest aviation mysteries.   Flight MH370 disappeared en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing in March 2014 with 239 people, mostly Chinese, on board.   Investigators believe someone may have deliberately switched off MH370's transponder before diverting it over the Indian Ocean. Debris has been collected from Indian Ocean islands and Africa's east coast and at least three pieces have been confirmed as coming from the missing plane.   Austral

WFS Appoint IMEC as Agent in Malaysia

temperature, corrosion, flow, leaks and vibration in remote subsea pipelines. They deliver process and asset integrity information into the operators’ field control systems.   “The agreement with IMEC is an important step to providing local support for WFS’s customers in Malaysia,” said Brendan Hyland, Chairman of WFS Technologies. “IMEC is well regarded and has a strong regional presence. We see a common desire to offer our customers safe, reliable and cost effective solutions.    “The relationship with IMEC strengthens our presence in SE Asia

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Technip Awarded Malaysian Subsea Contract by Petronas

Technip has been awarded a subsea contract by PETRONAS Carigali Sdn Bhd, (wholly owned subsidiary of PETRONAS), for the Samarang Redevelopment Project Phase 2 EOR, in Malaysia. Under this contract, Technip will manage the engineering, supply, construction, installation and commissioning (EPCIC) of flexible pipelines, with diameters ranging from 4” to 6”, as well as EPCIC of associated platform I-tubes. The contract will be executed by Technip’s operating center in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and is scheduled for completion in quarter three of 2017. Technip will leverage on its

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Sabah Shell's offshore Malaysia contract for TechnipFMC

TechnipFMC has been awarded an Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Installation contract by Sabah Shell Petroleum Company Ltd. This award covers the delivery and installation of subsea equipment including umbilicals, flowlines and the subsea production system for the Gumusut-Kakap Phase 2 Project.   Hallvard Hasselknippe, President of TechnipFMC’s Subsea business, commented: “We are extremely honored to have been awarded this project by Sabah Shell Petroleum. This award demonstrates the added value of our unique integrated offering (iEPCITM) and brings TechnipFMC’s

Boa Thalassa is a purpose built 3D EM Vessel Photo EMGS

EMGS secures Malaysia Contract

Electromagnetic Geoservices ASA (EMGS) confirmed that a firm contract has been entered into with an oil company in Malaysia. This contract confirms the provisional agreement announced in the stock exchange notice of 1 November 2016. As previously announced, this contract extension is worth approximately USD 8 million. The agreement relates to a 3D EM data acquisition offshore Sabah, East Malaysia. The vessel BOA Thalassa will perform the survey which is estimated to take approximately two months with an expected completion date early January 2017.  

Malaysia Deepwater Project Contract for Technip J/V

Technip in a Joint Venture with MMHE awarded substantial contract for the Malikai Project in Malaysia. Technip in a joint venture with Malaysia Marine and Heavy Engineering Sdn Bhd (MMHE) has been awarded a substantial contract by Sabah Shell Petroleum Company Ltd (SSPC) for the engineering, procurement and construction of a tension leg platform (TLP) for the TLP Malikai Deepwater Project. This TLP will be designed as a fully-manned platform to be installed 110 kilometers offshore Sabah, Malaysia, at a water depth of approximately 500 meters. It will weigh approximately 26,000 metric tonnes incorporat

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