November 2015
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Companies in the news

Companies in the news
Emily Querubin / World Oil

Tata Steel has been awarded a contract for the Maersk Culzean project in the North Sea. The company will provide more than 18,000 t of carbon steel, welded line pipe. This is with the scope of supply encompassing a 22-in., gas export pipeline, which will tie into the existing Central Area Transmission System. The gas export line will be manufactured at Tata Steel’s UOE LSAW pipe mill in Hartlepool, UK, with the JV company, BSR Pipeline Services, providing the coating services. Work was scheduled to begin in September, with an expected duration of 18 months. 

GE Oil & Gas has signed a framework agreement with Statoil Petroleum AS, to provide subsea operations services for the company’s operated fields off the coast of Stavanger. The company will manage services from their Dusavik site. Services will include offshore installation and intervention, equipment repair and maintenance, studies, upgrades and modifications. The agreement was effective Oct. 1.

Exxon Mobil Upstream Research Company has awarded Schlumberger an international license for the patented Internal Shunt Alternate Path (ISAPT) sand screens, in an effort to improve gravel packing of cased and open-hole completion wells. The screen is designed to increase the reliability of wells completed in sand-prone reservoirs, and to allow gravel packing lengths exceeding 5,000 ft.

Technip has been awarded an engineering, procurement, installation and commissioning contract by PETRONAS Carigali Sdn Bhd (PCSB). The project covers the procurement and installation of two 8-in., flexible water injection pipes totaling 9.5 km. The flexible pipes will connect three fixed-jacket platforms, which form the existing D18 infrastructure offshore Sarawalk, Malaysia, at a water depth of 36 m. This contract is part of the five-year framework agreement signed with PETRONAS in late 2014, and is scheduled for completion in late 2015.

OneSubsea, a Cameron and Schlumberger company, has been awarded a FEED contract from Woodside for the Greater Enfield Area Development offshore northwestern Australia. The FEED study, which will be conducted by OneSubsea’s team in Perth, will include the design of the full subsea production system architecture solution, including subsea multiphase boosting for the field that will be tied back to the existing Ngujima-Yin FPSO. The final investment decision by Woodside is expected in 2016.

Sparrows Group has won a five-year deal with Abu Dhabi Marine Operating Company (ADMA-OPCO) in the Middle East. The company will provide the operations and maintenance support to all cranes and lifting equipment aboard offshore platforms, and the Al Hyleh barge in the UAE and Zirku Islands. The agreement, which covers the Umm Shaif Super Complex, Zakum West Super Complex and the Zakum Central Super Complex, is initially a three-year contract, with the option for two one-year extensions. Photo: Sparrows Group.

Total has agreed to sell a 10% interest in the Fort Hills oil sands mining project to operating partner Suncor Energy. The total aggregate consideration, at the time of the announcement, was $230 million. Upon closing, which is expected to take place in fourth-quarter 2015, Total will hold a 29.2% interest; Suncor, 50.8%; and Teck Resources, 20%. The sale also includes the transfer of a 10% interest in associated logistics in Alberta.

Claxton, an Acteon company, has successfully installed a high-pressure drilling riser system. The system was installed for Premier Oil’s Catcher Area Field Development, which includes the development of Catcher, Varadero and Burgman fields, in Block 28/09a in the UK’s central North Sea. The company secured the contract last year, and began mobilization in late July 2015. The contract is for three-and-a-half years, with a possible extension. Photo: Claxton Engineering Services Ltd.

Fritz Industries has reached an agreement with Baker Hughes Inc. Under terms of the agreement, Fritz is now licensed to offer select flow assurance products to the market. The two products, FlowSure PI-400 and FlowSure SI-503, provide long-term paraffin and scale control. Previously, these products were custom-manufactured exclusively for the Baker Hughes’ StimPlus Sorb product line. “Since entering into this license agreement with Baker Hughes, we have identified several leads with new and existing clients for our FlowSure product line,” said Walter Fortin, senior director of sales and marketing.  

ITC Global has been awarded a multi-million-dollar contract by Maersk Drilling. The three-year contract includes VSAT (Very Small Aperture Terminal) connectivity across more than half of Maersk’s global fleet of offshore drilling rigs, with voice and data services for remote personnel to stay connected with corporate offices. The turnkey VSAT solution also includes equipment, installation, and 24/7 network monitoring and support. ITC will deploy services to nine offshore rigs across the North Sea, West Africa, the Gulf of Mexico and Southeast Asia. Installations began in May, and are scheduled to be completed during fourth-quarter 2015.

Wood Group has acquired Automated Technology Group (ATG), one of the UK’s largest independent suppliers of control and power solutions for industrial automation. ATG will perform within Wood Group Mustang’s Automation and Control business unit, in an effort to strengthen the company’s process automation capabilities.

Hoover Container Solutions has acquired Tech Oil Products, Inc. The acquisition will establish Hoover as a premier supplier of waste processing and handling equipment, offshore recycling equipment, chemical, cargo and waste management tanks, baskets, containers and related accessories and services. Together, the companies will provide a diverse range of services to the global energy marketplace.

A contract has been awarded to Kentz, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group, by Exxon Mobil, for a new oil processing facility at its West Qurna 1 oil field in Iraq. With its regional partner, Kentz will provide the FEED, detailed design engineering, procurement, fabrication, construction, commissioning and start-up of the new facility, capable of producing an annual average of 100,000 bopd. The project will be executed out of the company’s Abu Dhabi engineering hub, with support from its Dubai operations, and is expected to be complete in 26 months.

Silixa has entered into a strategic partnership with WellDog, covering fibre optic installation work in North America and Australia. The agreement will ensure that new installations in the unconventional sector will be able to benefit from Silixa’s acoustic and temperature monitoring technology. Fibre services will be combined with the services supplied by WellDog, such as continuous monitoring of bottomhole pressure and temperatures, and completion optimization.

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