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Offshore Pipeline Market to Grow 6.5%

are likely to drive the growth of the offshore pipeline market during the forecast period.The major players in the global offshore pipeline market, are Saipem (Italy), Subsea 7 (UK), McDermott (US), Sapura (Malaysia), Wood Group (UK), Technip (UK), Fugro (Netherlands), Atteris (Australia), Penspen (UK), Petrofac (UK), and Senaat (UAE)

Oceaneering Wins North Sea Inspection Contract

Oceaneering International announced Thursday it has secured a three-year Provision of Inspection Enactment Services contract with Petrofac’s Engineering and Production Services division in the Western Hemisphere, growing its asset integrity portfolio within the U.K. Continental Shelf (UKCS).The Houston-based firm said it will retain its existing contract on one of Petrofac’s Duty Holder assets, while expanding its service scope to include two additional North Sea facilities.Oceaneering will provide inspection management, shutdown and project support for Petrofac, which manages these assets

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Fugro Reports IRM Bump

Fugro said it has attracted seven new clients for its inspection, repair and maintenance (IRM) services in the U.K. North Sea.Recent work includes pipeline and structure inspections for Centrica Storage, Chrysaor, Dana, Petrofac, Premier, Repsol and Spirit Energy, the company said Tuesday. Workscopes also include light repair and maintenance and decommissioning, utilizing Fugro’s multi-role vessels and broad in-house environmental, geotechnical and geophysical expertise.Karl Daly, Fugro’s European IRM Service Line Director, commented, “In this competitive market, we are extremely

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Petrofac Secures Well Engineering Contracts

Petrofac has strengthened its global Well Engineering contracts portfolio following a series of award wins worth a combined value of around $20 million.Petrofac secured an exclusive five-year Well Operator Services contract from independent Exploration & Production company, Tailwind Energy Ltd (Tailwind), following Tailwind’s recent purchase of the Triton Cluster. Under the terms of this arrangement, Petrofac will act as Well Operator for the Gannet E, Belinda and Evelyn licence areas in the Central North Sea.The company has also been awarded discreet Well Engineering scopes by two major

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Finalists for 2017 Offshore Achievement Awards Announced

;   Marianne McKevitt - BP ·         Richard Eckersley - Nexen Petroleum U.K. Limited ·         Mandy Johnstone - N-Sea ·         Sam Lisney - Petrofac EPS West ·         Richard Turner - RS Clare & Company Ltd ·         Natalie Jackson - Shell U.K. Ltd Please note that each of the above will be invited to take part in a filmed interview session

Petrofac Supports Well Decommissioning for Tullow Oil

Petrofac’s differentiated approach to decommissioning, in support of Tullow Oil’s well plugging and abandonment campaign in the Southern North Sea (SNS), has delivered significant results and saved $2.5 million compared to traditional approaches, the company said.   Well engineering and well project management services were deployed within the six-month contract for the Horne & Wren asset in support of Petrofac’s established position as Duty Holder. Part of Tullow Oil’s Thames Area Complex decommissioning project in the SNS, the well plugging and abandonment campaign

Petrofac Wins Offshore Wind Farm Design Contract

Petrofac informs it has secured a contract from Iberdrola Engineering and Construction UK Limited (IEC) to deliver a detailed engineering design scope to support the next stage of the East Anglia I (EA1) offshore wind farm development.   This is Petrofac’s second project on the EA1 development, with its Project Development group having already completed the basic engineering for IEC earlier this year.   The new contract scope is being undertaken by Petrofac’s detailed design engineers, who will design the offshore substation jacket and foundations in tandem with IEC as it

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HFG Awards Galloper Contract to Mech-Tool Engineering

– located off the coast of Suffolk, U.K. – is an extension of the existing Greater Gabbard Wind Farm, currently being developed as its own separate entity.    Heerema Hartlepool is responsible for fabricating the unmanned offshore Galloper substation platform – awarded by Petrofac – where subsea array cables will connect turbine generators to a single Offshore Substation Platform (OSP). The platform has been scheduled to sail away early in 2017.   Having considerable experience in delivering its leading solutions to renewable energy projects including supplying

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Trelleborg Wins Floatover Installation Contract for BorWin3

Trelleborg’s engineered products operation announces it has been awarded a contract by Petrofac for its first floatover installation of an offshore converter platform - BorWin3 wind farm project. The high voltage direct current (HVDC) converter station will sit nearly 130 kilometers off the German coast in the North Sea.   Siemens will supply the HVDC transmission technology, while consortium partner, Petrofac will be responsible for the construction and installation of the platform.   Vincent Tan, Sales and Marketing Manager for Trelleborg’s engineered products operation

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Energy Firms Partner to Cut Costs in the North Sea

Petrofac, Faroe Petroleum and Eni Hewett have established a cost-saving partnership to drive efficiencies and commercial synergies across U.K. operations in the Southern North Sea.   The tripartite agreement sees collaboration between Petrofac (Duty Holder) and the respective equity owners and operators of the Hewett, Schooner and Ketch gas fields to share logistics and accommodation services across the facilities. Faroe Petroleum is operator and 60 percent equity holder in the Schooner and Ketch fields, and Eni Hewett is operator and 89 percent equity holder in the Hewett complex.   Faroe

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Further Delay on Greater Stella

  Ithaca Energy is facing a further delay of almost a year to start-up of its Greater Stella Area (GSA) development hub project off the UK due to stalled modification work by Petrofac on the field’s floating production, storage and offloading unit.  Here is an update regarding the schedule for completion of the “FPF-1” floating production facility modifications programme and start-up of the GSA production hub. The FPF-1 is being modified by Petrofac in the Remontowa yard in Poland for use on the GSA production hub and completion of this work is the critical path item

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New Code Aims to Protect Dolphins near Aberdeen

harass them. The code is designed to help small boat crews avoid inadvertently committing any offences and ensure they can go about their business where possible, with minimum impact on the dolphin population, at Aberdeen Harbour."   Hugh Chisholm, Safety and Survival Training Manager at the Petrofac Training Facility, based in Aberdeen Harbour added, “As an operator of training vessels which frequent the harbour channel, Petrofac very much welcomes these new guidelines. The dolphins and vessels co-exist within Aberdeen Harbour very successfully, and this code provides formal guidelines

Offshore eLearning Sans Internet Access

Oilennium Ltd., a Petrofac Training Services (PTS) company that provides eLearning training services to the oil and gas industry, announced that since Dolphin Geophysical deployed the ConTrainer on its global fleet of seismic vessels, the company has experienced an improvement in its ability to deliver health, safety and technical training to its crews offshore. The ConTrainer, a standalone Learning Management System (LMS) that features training content for the oil and gas industry on a small computer system, offers eLearning modules offshore and in remote locations. Developed by Oilennium, the

Bahrain Energy Projects not Affected by Oil Slide

, which would vary over time, Mirza said. A number of bidders recently submitted proposals to build the terminal, he said, declining to be drawn on their identities or when a decision on the winner would be made.   Among the expected bidders for the $500 million scheme are consortia including Petrofac, Marubeni, Daewoo and Samsung C&T Corp, according to Project Finance International, a Thomson Reuters unit. Other projects planned by Bahrain include the $5 billion Bahrain Petroleum Co refinery upgrade and expansion, for which a basic engineering study could be expected by the end of next

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Cortez Subsea Appoints New Operations Director

into a profit generating business which was sold on. As a former Projects Manager of Kellog Brown & Root he managed two of the first major decommissioning projects in the North Sea, including the award winning Conoco Viking “A” abandonment. He was also instrumental in setting up the Petrofac Brownfield Engineering division, which expanding his business development expertise. As operations director of Cortez Subsea, McKay will bring his international project management and business growth expertise to the company as it continues to experience rapid growth both in the U.K. and internationa

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Kongsberg Technology Chosen for 10 Petrobas Newbuilds

by Vard Tulcea in Romania and outfitted at Vard Søviknes in Norway will have 650-ton laying tension capacity. The vessels enable the installation of large diameter flexible pipes in ultra-deepwater environments, such as the Brazilian pre-salt. Delivery is scheduled for 2016-2017. "For the Petrofac project we will deliver one of our largest 'Full Picture' solutions to date, covering complete EIT equipment and engineering services," comments Halvard Foss, Regional Manager Sales & Marketing, Kongsberg Maritime.    

Kongsberg to Equip 10 Newbuild Pipelayers

technology for pipe laying vessels. We are a leading supplier of technology to pipelaying vessels built and operated worldwide, which is reflected in our selection for these prestigious contracts for Petrobras vessels and our recent appointment as the engineering and technology supplier for the Petrofac JSD 6000 deepwater derrick lay vessel. For the Petrofac project we will deliver one of our largest ‘Full Picture’ solutions to date, covering complete EIT equipment and engineering services," comments Halvard Foss, Regional Manager Sales & Marketing, Kongsberg Maritime.  

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