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EPC giant, KBR Inc has secured the Basic Engineering Design (BED) and Front-End Engineering Design (FEED) for the Rhoude el Krouf Field (RKF) redevelopment project in Algeria. Operated by a joint venture between Sonatrach and CEPSA, the redevelopment project will bring an additional oil and gas treatment train to the existing facilities. The Sonatrach-CEPSA JV is looking to support the rise of Algeria’s oil and gas capacity.
Total and Eni have been awarded two new offshore oil and gas blocks each by Ivory Coast. This is an initiative by the world's top cocoa producer to develop its oil sector. "The government adopted a communication regarding talks on four contracts to share production with companies Total and ENI", said the company's government spokesman. Total will invest $90 million while Eni will invest $95 million during the exploration period.
Equinor has awarded a contract to Kaefer Energy AS. It is a service contract within insulation, scaffolding and surface treatment (ISO) on Johan Sverdrup field. It is worth approximately more than NOK700 million. The scope of work the contract will include ordinary operations and maintenance work, some of the work from Phase 2 of the project.
Oman LNG LLC has awarded the FEED contract for the LNG debottlenecking project at Sur facility to EPC giant, KBR Inc. The terms of the contract require KBR to deliver FEED services to carry out the debottlenecking project at the facility. The project aims at increasing production at Sur facility. The contract award to KBR reinforces Oman LNG’s commitment to knowledge sharing and enhancing staff competency.
American EPC giant, KBR Inc has secured an EPC contract for Train 4 at the Freeport LNG project in Texas. The expected EPC contract will require KBR to carry out engineering, procurement, construction, commissioning and start-up of the 5 mtpy LNG train and associated gas pre-treatment plant. The contract is expected to conclude within this quarter.
EPC giant, TechnipFMC has secured a contract from ConocoPhillips for the provision of the subsea production system for the Barossa project, offshore Australia. The scope of the contract includes the engineering, design and fabrication of wellheads, manifolds and control system, apart from the installation and commissioning assistance. ConocoPhillips operates the Barossa Caldita project where Santos and SK E&S are partners.
Independent Oil and Gas plans to bring Maersk Drilling UK for its Harvey appraisal well project. It has signed a letter of intent for the same. The agreement is for the Maersk Resilient jack-up rig. IOG got the Harvey East licence in the 30th Licence Round after which it holds 100% of the Harvey license. Also, the company has almost closed the contract with Halliburton for the offshore drilling of this well.
Indian oil major, ONGC has awarded a contract to the Bumi Armada-Shapoorji Pallonji JV for the provision of a floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel. The contract pertains to the ONGC NELP Block KG – DWN 98/2 development project cluster-II field, situated on the east coast of Kakinada, offshore India. The nine-year contract award will earn the JV approximately $2.1 billion (RM8.8bil).
Oklahoma-based Matrix Service Company has secured an EPC contract for the Piedmont Natural Gas LNG facility in North Carolina. The contract was awarded to Matrix’s subsidiary, Matrix Service Inc, who will carry out engineering, procurement and construction services for the 1 billion cu. ft storage facility. The project which will begin this month, is slated for completion in the summer of 2021.
Aberdeen-based Wood Plc has bagged a contract with SABIC to carry out engineering design for a state-of-the-art petrochemical research center in Jubail Industrial City, Saudi Arabia. The scope of the contract includes engineering design of analytical and material labs for accommodating the testing, characterization and materials analysis, apart from support utilities. The contract pertains to SABIC’s new technology center spread out in 65,000m² in Jubail Industrial City.
Oilfield services giant, Halliburton has informed about securing an integrated services contract with Royal Dutch Shell. The contract pertains to post-salt development and pre-salt exploration in the Campos and Santos Basins in Brazil. The three-year contract will require Halliburton to offer drilling services for bringing greater efficiency to the project through the integration of multiple product offerings and technologies.
Oil supermajor BP has awarded a drilling and engineering contract to the Turan Drilling & Engineering Company LLC, a joint venture between KCA Deutag and SOCAR AQS. The contract award builds on the successful local content development strategy by BP. The scope of the contract includes offshore operations and maintenance activities for BP-operated rigs in the Azeri-Chirag-Gunashli (ACG) oil and Shah Deniz gas fields.
DOF Subsea has awarded a contract to Forum Subsea Technologies according to which it will supply three of its Ultra Compact Perry XLX-C work-class ROV. The contract is for the recently awarded contract to DOF in Brazil. Perry is powered by 150HP main and auxiliary hydraulic system giving it incomparable thrust. Forum's VP said, “In total, DOF Subsea has more than 60 of Forum’s ROVs in their global fleet."
Oilfield services firm, Petrofac has secured a £12.2m contract from Tullow Oil for the Thames decommissioning project. Petrofac will deliver plugging and abandoning services for three subsea wells on the project, which will also include planning, management of sub-contractors and provision of a jack-up rig. The Thames platform is positioned around 44 miles north-east of the closest landfall of Winterton-on-Sea on the eastern coast of England.
Neptune Energy has given a rig contract of six wells to CIMC Offshore AS. Under this contract, the Beacon Atlantic semi-submersible drilling unit will be hired and will be managed by Odfjell Drilling AS. MD of Neptune Energy said: "With the contracting of this modern rig, we are on track to develop the Duva and Gjøa P1 fields". Beacon Atlantic is designed to operate on the Norwegian Continental Shelf.
Japanese firm, Inpex Corporation has secured an onshore exploration concession in Abu Dhabi’s competitive block bid round. In a company statement released yesterday, state-run firm ADNOC has awarded Onshore Block 4 to Inpex Corp for 35 years. ADNOC said that the Japanese oil company will invest up to $175.89 million in the block.
British energy services firm, Petrofac has secured a £750 million contract award for the Ain Tsila project in Algeria. Under the terms of the contract, Petrofac will provide engineering, procurement and construction services for the Groupement Isarene-operated project. The project will produce gas, LPG and condensate for the domestic market and for export. Groupement Isarene is a joint venture between Sonatrach, Petroceltic, and Enel.
Aker Solutions has been awarded a master contract for subsea compression system. The contract is for the Chevron Australia-operated Jansz-Io field, offshore Australia. Under this master contract, the first service contract will be for front-end engineering and design of a subsea compression station in order to boost gas recovery from the field. The scope of this contract will also include an unmanned power and control floater, and field system engineering services.