Offshore Processing News

MDL TTS-4/310 Series Tensioner (Photo: MDL)

MDL Awarded Umbilical Installation Project

U.K. based Maritime Developments said it has won a flex lay contract on a major gas field in the Mediterranean Sea.The project, due to start in 2019, will cover installation of an umbilical connecting the production wells to a fixed offshore processing platform.The work will be carried out using MDL TTS-4/310 Series Tensioner, a 110-metric-ton unit, operated by MDL personnel, as part of the MDL Offshore Service.According to MDL, the system will allow safe and efficient handling of the product thanks to its 5m track length and wide cylindrical track opening for passing of umbilical end fittings.

WilPhoenix platform in the North Sea Beryl field Photo TWMA

TWMA Bags £1.5 mln North Sea Contract with Apache

secured a £1.5 million contract with Apache on the WilPhoenix platform in the North Sea Beryl field.   As part of TWMA’s fully integrated waste management solution, the one year (with one year option) contract will utilise the company’s award-winning TCC RotoMill® for offshore processing and EfficientC® for cuttings transfer and distribution.   Chief operating officer, Neil Potter, said: “We have built a strong relationship with Apache over the last five years, and are delighted to have been selected to support on the WilPhoenix project. We also supported

‘Don Diego’ Project Achieves Important Milestone

and dredging marine aggregates for use in construction. The impacts of TSHDs have been extensively studied in European waters and elsewhere. The project's dredging partner has conducted over 200 dredging projects in Mexican waters over the past 20 years. During the extraction process and offshore processing, no chemicals are introduced into the ocean. Phosphate is extracted by mechanical means and only shells, oversized materials and fine sediment are returned to the seabed in a manner that creates structure, which studies have shown to enhance local fish populations. Plume modeling indicates

TWMA Wins Angola's First Offshore Processing Contract

TWMA, a company in integrated drilling and environmental solutions for the international onshore and offshore oil and gas industry, has become the first to be awarded an offshore processing contract in Angola. The agreement, worth up to $35m, will see TWMA pioneer the concept of offshore processing in this rapidly developing but environmentally sensitive frontier, through the design, installation and operation of tailored solutions on board a newbuild drillship to support a major global operator’s drilling campaign. Underlining TWMA’s global growth plans, this latest contract - with

Highland Spirit: Photo credit Calecore

Calecore's DP2 Survey Ship's African Tour of Duty

later all geophysical and environmental acquisition had been completed over an extended site with full data processing on-going offshore. A local Calecore and client team was based in country to allow ‘real-time’ data assessment, peer review and location planning supporting the offshore processing team. The vessel changed mode in Tanga where the geophysical team demobilised and the drilling and geotechnical engineering team joined the vessel and began preparations to start Phase 2 of the project ‒ geotechnical drilling. Due to shallow geological and topographical challenges on site

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