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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.
EPC giant TechnipFMC has included a new-build diving support vessel - the Deep Discoverer to its international fleet of subsea pipelay, diving and construction ships. Deep Discoverer will come attached with DP3 capabilities, apart from an 18-person twin bell saturation diving system, in-built air diving spread and a 250 Te NOV Hydralift subsea crane. Deep Discoverer will begin operations in the first half of 2019.
Oil supermajor BP plc has awarded contracts to McDermott and BHGE for subsea umbilicals, risers and flowlines (SURF) and subsea production system (SPS) equipment. The contract pertains to the Greater Tortue Ahmeyim natural gas project, offshore Mauritania and Senegal. The latest awards to McDermott and BHGE comes after an initial FEED phase, awarded in March 2018, during which the firms operated together on a four-well development phase.
Dana Gas has awarded a deep-water drilling services contract in the Egyptian Mediterranean basin to ADES International. ADES’ subsidiary ADES S.A.E. entered the agreement, with services being provided by Vantage’s Tungsten Explorer drillship. The services will be subcontracted to the JV between ADES and Vantage Drilling, ADVantage. The contract includes one firm well and is slated for completion in 77 days.
Netherlands-based Ampelmann has inked its first contract in Mexico for providing offshore access services. With the award of this contract, Ampelmann has added a new region in its portfolio. The Dutch firm has deployed its fully motion compensated A-type system in Mexico, mobilised on a flotel. The system will enable safe transfer of personnel from vessels to offshore platforms, and back.
UAE state-run ADNOC Refining has awarded a contract to John Wood Group for a new refinery in Ruwais. The contract requires Wood to deliver Pre-Front End Engineering and Designing (Pre-FEED) for the refinery in Ruwais. The contract award is in line with ADNOC’s renewed focus on the downstream sector. The oil major is now accelerating its $45 billion downstream expansion project announced last year.
American international corporation, Air Products has secured a contract for Qatar Petroleum and Exxon Mobil’s Golden Pass LNG project. The Pennsylvania-based firm will provide its proprietary AP-C3MRTM natural gas liquefaction technology and equipment, and three MCR® Main Cryogenic Heat Exchangers. Golden Pass LNG, which is a $10 billion project, is integrating liquefaction and export capabilities to the existing framework near Sabine Pass.
Oil supermajor ExxonMobil has awarded a contract extension to Rowan’s Relentless Drillship for further operations. In a company statement, Rowan Companies plc announced that its R-Class ultra-deepwater drillship, Rowan Relentless will continue its operations for another 180 days in the US Gulf of Mexico. The drillship has been under contract by ExxonMobil from September 2018.
Indonesian oil major, Petronas has awarded Rowan Companies a drilling rig contract for its operations, offshore Mexico. The US-based offshore drilling contractor will deploy Rowan Renaissance, an R-Class ultra-deepwater drillship, for the one-well contract in Mexico. The 80-day contract is expected to begin in the second quarter of 2019. The Rowan Renaissance is currently deployed in Gulf of Mexico under a contract with French supermajor Total.
French supermajor Total has signed a contract with the UK-based Specialist Marine Consultants for providing seismic support services to its operations globally. A statement from the Managing Director, Ian Coates reads, “SMC sees this as a significant step in our expansion within the oil and gas market and our work with total represents further growth for us within the seismic exploration sector.”
UAE state-owned ADNOC yesterday awarded a $1.36 billion contract to UAE’s National Marine Dredging Company (NMDC). The contract requires NMDC to construct 10 artificial islands and 2 causeways in the first development phase of the Ghasha concession. The terms of the contract also require NMDC to expand an existing island. The project will support the development of Ghasha island and is slated for completion in 38 months.
Rowan Companies has secured a seven-well program for its N-class jack-up rig, Rowan Viking from Lundin Norway AS. The ultra-harsh environment rig will be deployed in Norway for a minimum duration of 265 days. Work under the contract is likely to begin in second-quarter/third-quarter 2020. The contract also has four additional one-well priced options.
Lundin Norway AS has awarded a sizeable contract to EPC giant, TechnipFMC for the Luno II and Rolvsnes development in the North Sea. The contract requires TechnipFMC to deliver and install subsea equipment including umbilicals, flexible jumpers, rigid flowlines, and subsea production systems. The EPCI contract is estimated to be around £190-£380 million.
EPC giant, McDermott International has secured a contract for deepwater subsea pipeline tiebacks and structures from the Stonefly development to the Ram Powell platform. The contract awarded by LLOG Exploration includes project management, installation engineering, subsea structure and spoolbase stalk fabrication, and subsea installation of the subsea infrastructure. McDermott will additionally design, fabricate and install a steel catenary riser, a pipeline end manifold and two in-line sleds.
EPC giant, McDermott International has secured an EPC contract from BP Trinidad & Tobago, LLC. McDermott will carry out the engineering, procurement, construction, hook-up and commissioning of the Cassia Compression Platform, offshore Trinidad. Brownfield modifications at Cassia B are also a part of the scope of the contract. McDermott will provide engineering services from its offices in Houston, Chennai and Dubai.