August 2015
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Companies in the news

Companies in the news
Emily Querubin / World Oil

2H Offshore, an Acteon company, has been awarded two contracts, one by Hess Corp., and the second by Enbridge Energy Co., to verify the design, fabrication and installation phases of the Steel Catenary Risers (SCRs) for the Stampede field development in the Gulf of Mexico. The primary objective of 2H’s verification work is to verify the acceptability of the Stampede SCR design, fabrication methods and installation activities for both Hess and Enbridge, and to ensure that there is consistent adherence to the relevant codes, standards and specifications.

OneSubsea, a Cameron and Schlumberger company, and Chevron U.S.A. Inc. have entered an agreement to form a JIP to develop subsea systems technology for 20,000-psi applications. The JIP, named the 20Ksi Subsea System Development Program, will address the technical challenges presented by HPHT reservoir environments for development of 20,000-psi subsea systems. OneSubsea will complete a portfolio of technology development projects and will manage the evolution of the required enabling technologies in order to address Chevron’s high pressure field development challenges, as well as those of the wide subsea industry. 

National Oilwell Varco (NOV) opened a Wellbore Technologies Facility on July 15 in Odessa, Texas. It is the fourth customized NOV facility. The new location is designed specifically to support Permian basin operations and applications. Measuring 80,000 ft2, the new facility combines Midland, Odessa, and engineering offices previously housed in three separate locations. It features brand-new machinery and equipment, which will streamline NOV’s communication with the Permian basin community.

Chevron North America Exploration, a division of Chevron U.S.A. Inc., has awarded Technip a lump sum project for the decommissioning of brownfield facilities, and installation of new subsea equipment supporting a floating production system in Mississippi Canyon, U.S. Gulf of Mexico. The system is in a water depth of approximately 2,000 m. The project includes fabrication and installation of 8.8 km of steel lazy wave riser, flowline and pipeline end terminations; installation of 8.8 km of gas lift umbilical, replacement manifold and associated hardware; fabrication and installation of manifold foundation and seven jumpers; as well as pre-commissioning and testing. Technip’s operating center in Houston will perform the overall project management.

DNV GL has been selected by Wintershall Norge AS to provide a frame agreement for global inspection services at its developments offshore Norway. The overall contract is expected to exceed $1.2 million. The term of the contract is five years, with an option for two, two-year extensions, and covers all of Wintershall’s projects on the Norwegian Continental Shelf. DNV GL will perform inspection, test and surveillance activities, as instructed by Wintershall Norge AS. The frame agreement is now underway, and work is anticipated to be carried out across a number of locations, including Germany, Italy, Greece, Norway, and Malaysia.

Xodus Group has been awarded a contract for vibration assessment and analysis on the oil train piping and structures for Zakum Development Company (ZADCO) at Zirku Island, 140 km northwest of Abu Dhabi. Zirku Island is considered the industrial epicenter for the processing, storage, and export of oil from the Upper Zakum, Umm Al-Dalkh, and Satah fields. The 24-week project, valued at $600,000, will employ services from Xodus’ process, piping, instrumentation and structural teams. This is just one of several other contracts that Xodus’ vibration engineering team has won in the Middle East this year.

Cubility AS, an industry provider of solids control and efficiency solutions around drilling operations, has announced a multi-million-dollar deal to provide the MudCube solution to Statoil for installation on Johan Sverdrup field. The MudCube is a compact, vacuum-based filtration system that removes solids from drilling fluids. It has been adopted on a number of offshore rigs in the North Sea, Middle East, Far East, and North and South America. It is the industry’s first compact solids control system that eliminates the traditional process of shaking fluid and solids.

GE Oil & Gas has opened its new Innovation Centre in Newcastle, UK. The center houses GE’s full suite of testing equipment for flexible pipelines, mimicking the underwater conditions of some of the world’s harshest offshore environments. The new investment will drive R&D activity, advanced testing, and new product development from a single location. It also will aid in driving long-term sustainability in the sector.

Umbilicals International, part of the Seanamic Group, has invested more than $2 million in new cable manufacturing lines at its Houston production facility. The new machines include a 56-position, dual-purpose, planetary cabling and armouring line, and a 12-position, large-reel-capacity cabling line suitable for production of dynamic cables of 4 km and longer. The two lines are expected to streamline production of high-performance cable for subsea oil and gas field development, oceanographic and environmental research, and naval defense. Photo: Umbilicals International

Air Energi has been awarded their first major contract with BP Iraq. The five-year agreement will see Air Energi deliver talent acquisition services to support BP Iraq’s operations in the Middle East. The contract includes supply of expatriate talent to support Iraq’s giant Rumaila and Kirkuk oil fields, which represented 40% of the country’s total oil production last year. They will also supply personnel for the full project lifecycle, including exploration, appraisal, project execution and production operations, as well as coordinating activity between BP’s headquarters and operational base.

Clariant Oil Services has signed a framework contract with Statoil to supply production chemicals and services for Johan Sverdrup oil field. The eight-year contract has a four-year option, for a total of 12 years. The contract’s start date was July 1 and has a significant value, including the option period.

Logan Industries has been awarded an order for a compensated coiled tubing lift frame (CCTLF) for Maersk Drilling. The system includes an APV, a dedicated hydraulic power system, emergency shutdown equipment, and a control package. The CCTLF system will be designed and built in-house and is expected to be delivered to Maersk in second-quarter 2016. It will be installed on board the Maersk Voyager, where it will be used for coiled tubing operations on the Offshore Cape Three Points project offshore Ghana.

Stewart Tubular Products has undergone an office relocation and expansion of manufacturing capacity. The Houston-based company has added a new manufacturing and office facility. The expansion is due to the company’s need for additional space to accommodate growth in demand. On 15 acres, the new facility adds 105,000 ft2 of production and warehouse space, and 24,000 ft2 of office space. wo-box_blue.gif

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