Trinidad And Tobago News

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BP’s Juniper platform sets sail for offshore Trinidad

BP Trinidad and Tobago LLC (bpTT) today announced that the new Juniper offshore platform has begun its journey towards the southeast coast of Trinidad where it will be installed as bpTT’s 14th offshore installation.    The Juniper project is a US$2 billion investment in Trinidad and Tobago and one of BP’s largest start-up projects in 2017.   “A little over two years ago the Juniper project was sanctioned and, at that time, it represented a significant milestone as an important part of the future of bpTT,” said Norman Christie, bpTT regional president.

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Huntington Ingalls Industries Acquires UPI

and project management services to the domestic and international energy markets. The value of the transaction is not being disclosed. UPI was a privately held company headquartered in Houston. It also performs work in Oklahoma, Illinois and Louisiana, as well as Canada, the United Kingdom, and Trinidad and Tobago. Huntington explains that UPI has provided a broad range of engineering and project management services to the energy industry for over 50 years. Whether onshore or offshore, from the wellhead to processing facilities to delivery points, UPI delivers the project management, engineering

Harkand Da Vinci (Photo: Harkand)

Harkand Completes IRM Campaign for BPTT

HARKAND has completed an inspection, repair and maintenance (IRM) campaign for BP Trinidad and Tobago (BPTT) utilizing the Harkand Da Vinci diving support vessel (DSV) and the company's new hyperbaric rescue facility (HRF) in the Caribbean.   The IRM scope included deadleg inspection of BPTT offshore assets, pipeline intervention, caisson repair works, platform and pipeline clamps installation and inspection and recovery of a caisson section. Harkand provided a full suite of services including saturation and surface diving, ROV, survey, inspection as well as project management and engineering

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Core Grouting Completes Pipeline-free Span Project

Core Grouting Services has completed a pipeline-free span rectification project in Trinidad and Tobago, installing grout bags at several subsea locations beneath a pipeline at water depths between 120 and 150 meters.   Free spans on subsea pipelines are spans of the pipeline unsupported by the seabed and pipelines with long free spans are subject to increased fatigue loads and reduced pipeline integrity. One method for correcting free spans is to install grout bags in the free span to support the pipeline. Grout bags are fabric formworks, which are positioned on the underside of the pipeline

Xodus Group

BG Signs Contract for Produced Water FEED Study

million (approx) Front End Engineering Design (FEED) study for BG’s Dolphin field, offshore Trinidad.   The contract, launched this past February, will be completed this summer, involves the construction of an upgraded water system.   Xodus, experienced with project delivery in Trinidad and Tobago, recently signed a global Master Service Agreement with BG. This signing, separate from the Dolphin FEED study, broadens the support provided to Xodus, encompassing all of its featured services.   The company will analyze the technologies needed to address the challenges being faced

Repsol Makes Oil Discovery in Trinidad and Tobago

Repsol has discovered an oil reserve estimated at 40 million barrels of oil equivalent in the waters off the Caribbean islands of Trinidad and Tobago, to the west of the island of Trinidad, the company said in a statement on Thursday. The reserve has produced 1,200 barrels of high quality oil in tests and is ready for commercial production, the oil major said. Repsol has been exploring in Trinidad and Tobago for nearly 20 years. It has rights on seven offshore sites in the region. The Spanish company's oil reserves around the islands totalled 325.3 million barrels of oil equivalent at the end of

BP's Na Kika platform in the Gulf of Mexico (File photo: BP)

One Billion Additional Barrels 'Possible' in GoM Hubs -BP

complex salt structures that were obscured or distorted, the company said.   BP last week said its use of the imaging technology had identified 200 million barrels of possible resources at is Atlantis field alone. It plans to apply the technology to other fields in Azerbaijan, Angola, and Trinidad and Tobago, it said. (Reporting by Jessica Resnick-Ault; editing by Gary McWilliams and Chizu Nomiyama

MDL Spread on board the vessel in Trinidad (Photo: MDL)

MDL Spread Concludes Trinidad Job

in the Atlantic.   MDL’s 400-metric-ton reel drive system and patented four-track tensioner - both forming part of the MDL Offshore Service fleet - were deployed alongside the company’s unique Portable Vertical Lay System (PVLS), as part of a flexible installation offshore Trinidad and Tobago.   The system mobilized on board the North Sea Giant at the start of the year, before heading to the Caribbean for the 35-day campaign, which included numerous flexline and umbilical lays.   Once the project concluded, the spread returned to Europe, where it was demobilized off

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BP Awards Angelin EPCIC Contract to McDermott

McDermott International, Inc. has been awarded an engineering, procurement, construction, installation and commissioning (EPCIC) contract from BP Trinidad & Tobago, LLC (bpTT) for the Angelin gas field, located 25 miles (40 kilometers) off the east coast of Trinidad and Tobago. This EPCIC contract follows the completion of a multi-phase engineering contract, including pre-front end engineering design (pre-FEED), front-end engineering design (FEED), and pre-execution engineering contracts previously awarded by bpTT to McDermott for the initial design and execution planning of Angelin. McDermott&rs

Go Electra (Photo: Harkand)

Harkand Completes First Campaign for BG in Caribbean

and maintenance sector (IRM), Harkand, has completed its first campaign in the Caribbean for BG Trinidad & Tobago. The 75-day ROV subsea support services project was concluded at the start of March by the team on board Harkand’s multi-purpose vessel the Go Electra in the waters off Trinidad and Tobago. The workscope included carrying out ultrasonic technology scans, free span pipeline rectification work, subsea control module change outs, and the supply and installation of anode pods and clamps at various locations throughout the North Coast Marine Area (NCMA) and East Coast Marine Area

Aquatic Inks Two Regional Deals with DOF

option of 2 x 1yr extensions. Over the last three years, Aquatic Asia has completed five projects with DOF Subsea in the region.   In addition, Aquatic Americas signed a one-year frame agreement with DOF Subsea North America covering the hiring of equipment in the U.S., Guyana, Mexico and Trinidad and Tobago. This comes after Aquatic Americas has recently completed an offshore installation campaign with DOF Subsea in June and anticipates more offshore work later in the year

Fugro deployed its WARIS to monitor bpTT’s subsea equipment integrity in an area of strong currents (Photo: Fugro)

Fugro Enables Safer Drilling for BP in Strong Currents

Fugro has provided a spectrum of services to BP Trinidad and Tobago LLC (bpTT) to allow safe drilling and completion of five subsea wells in an area of strong currents. The services include wellhead motion (fatigue) monitoring, metocean measurements and positioning services.   The positioning activities were carried out onboard the drilling vessel as well as on the three supporting anchor handling tugs (one tug had subsea acoustic ROV positioning). Fugro provided bpTT with dimensional control survey services, DGNSS verification, gyrocompass calibration and offset measurements, navigation at the

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Venezuela Releases Detained Survey Ship

;s captain for performing scientific survey in the nation’s exclusive economic zone, and the captain is banned from future work in Venezuelan waters and may need to report for future court proceedings. BBC reported than the nations’ foreign ministers were due to meet on Thursday in Trinidad and Tobago to discuss the ship's seizure. The United Nations has also been called upon to help solve the dispute. Source: Staff, BBC, nasdaq.com, Dow Jones Newswires

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InterMoor Completes Juniper Contract Off Trinidad and Tobago

InterMoor Inc., an Acteon company, has completed its role in the largest foundation installation project offshore Trinidad and Tobago to date. The final stage of the project involved hooking up Diamond Offshore Drilling Inc.’s Ocean Victory semisubmersible drilling rig to the preset mooring spread InterMoor had previously installed. This step marks the completion of InterMoor’s mooring and foundation installation campaign for BP Trinidad and Tobago’s (bpTT) Juniper gas project. The hookup took less than four days and required 14 InterMoor personnel offshore, including rig

Rex Group Completes Drilling of First Oman Exploration Well

be drilled by Masirah to give us assurance we will reach the targeted depth. This will be done during the next two weeks. Rex International Holding has already validated Rex Virtual Drilling in our drilling campaign in the U.S. and hopes to add to that with the start of its drilling campaign in Trinidad and Tobago in 1st Quarter 2014. We are also very hopeful to be able to add new concessions to our portfolio in Norway, through the new Awards in Predefined Areas (APA) round that is expected to be announced around 21 January 2014. For 2014, in addition to the onshore drilling mentioned above, Rex Internationa

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InterMoor Completes Juniper Mooring Installation Contract

InterMoor has completed a mooring and foundation installation campaign for bpTT’s Juniper gas project offshore Trinidad and Tobago, reportedly the largest foundation installation campaign offshore Trinidad and Tobago to date.   InterMoor provided engineering and design services to identify a reliable and cost-effective mooring solution and performed configuration studies as part of the mooring analysis. The company designed and fabricated eight piles (4 ft in diameter by 128 ft long) at its facility in Morgan City, Louisiana, and provided offshore project management services for the

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Delta SubSea, FoundOcean Ink Pipeline Deal

Delta SubSea LLC and FoundOcean, Inc. signed a strategic agreement today to provide subsea grouting and scour remediation services in Trinidad, Tobago and Venezuelan waters. The two companies bring complementary services to the table, giving clients a true turnkey solution for pipeline scour remediation and stabilization solutions in the region.   “Scour is a major concern for companies operating in Trinidad, Tobago and Venezuela, and when left untreated can cause catastrophic damage to pipelines,” said Scott Dingman, President of Delta SubSea. Delta SubSea brings logistical

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