Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Bibby Offshore News

Penman to Head up Malin React

Graham Penman (Photo: Malin Group)

Newly launched Malin Group arm Malin React has appointed Graham Penman as a Business Unit Manager to head up its operation.Penman has been appointed to oversee Malin React, one of seven subsidiary brands which make up Malin Marine Limited, formally Malin Marine Consultants Aberdeen. It specializes in complete solutions for rapid installation of offshore marine equipment onto vessels (mobilizations)…

Solstad Offshore Wins Contracts for CSVs

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Norwegian offshore service and supply ship shipping company Solstad Offshore has secured work for two of its offshore construction vessels.First, the company signed a contract with DeepOcean AS for the CSV Normand Jarstein. The contract will commence in March for the 2019 season, with further options for 2020 and 2021.DeepOcean will mobilise two WROV systems onboard…

Double Bibby Win for MDL

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Maritime Developments (MDL) has won a flex lay project with Bibby Offshore just after completing an umbilical installation with the EPIC contractor.The recently concluded project in a North Sea gas field used the MDL RDS-400, a 400-mertic-ton reel drive system, operated by MDL offshore personnel and supported by the company’s 3mradius departure chute.

Bibby Bags North Sea Contract

Howard Woodcock, chief executive of Bibby Offshore. (Photo: Bibby Offshore)

Bibby Offshore won a two-phase multimillion dollar contract with a leading oil and gas and production company. The contract, awarded in April, will see Bibby Offshore carry out IRM services across a number of the operators North Sea assets. Engineering work for this project has started, with the initial offshore phase due to commence in Q2 this year and a further campaign scheduled for Q3.

Bibby Offshore Bags Spirit Energy Contract

Sapphire (Photo: Bibby Offshore)

Subsea services provider Bibby Offshore said it has secured a fixed term framework agreement with independent oil and gas operator Spirit Energy.Awarded in April, the two-year agreement, which follows on from a previous five-year agreement, will see Bibby Offshore carry out inspection repair and maintenance (IRM) works, remotely operated vehicle (ROV) inspection and subsea survey operations across a number of North Sea structures and pipelines.The pro

Offshore Groups Bibby, Rever Merge

Bibby Offshore chief executive Howard Woodcock (Photo: Bibby Offshore)

The U.K.’s Bibby Offshore will merge with Norwegian firm Rever Offshore AS in a move targeting opportunities in the diving and subsea umbilicals, risers, and flowlines (SURF) markets. The transaction has been agreed and is expected to close soon, announced Bibby owner Fara Holdco Limited. The merger will combine Bibby and Rever subsidiary CECON Contracting to create…

Bibby Offshore Scores Contract Hat-Trick with Supermajor

Polaris (Photo: Bibby Offshore)

Subsea services provider Bibby Offshore announced three individual multimillion dollar contract wins with an oil and gas supermajor. The initial contract will see Bibby Offshore complete riser replacement works including a production/test riser and riser buoy connector pipe changeout at one of the major’s oil fields, situated in the Central North Sea. Engineering work for this project commenced in Q4 2017…

Bibby Offshore: BP North Sea Projects completed

Howard Woodcock, chief executive at Bibby Offshore Photo Bibby PR

Bibby Offshore has completed a contract worth more than £2million for BP in the North Sea. The project, completed in December 2017, utilised Bibby Offshore’s diving support vessel Bibby Topaz to carry out inspection, repair and maintenance operations in the Rhum gas field, approximately 380 kilometres north-east of Aberdeen. The scope included control system low insulation resistance diagnostics and component replacements…

Bibby Offshore Recapitalization Completed

Bibby Offshore chief executive Howard Woodcock (Photo: Bibby Offshore)

Subsea services provider Bibby Offshore Holdings Limited said it has completed the recapitalization of its balance sheet announced on December 5, 2017. The agreement to recapitalize the balance sheet was approved January 10 by 98.7 percent of noteholders of the £175 million (approximately $243 million) 7.5 percent senior secured notes, and makes noteholders the new owners of the group.

Bibby Offshore Completes Maersk Oil UK Contract

Barry Macleod, UKCS managing director at Bibby Offshore (Photo: Bibby Offshore)

Subsea services provider Bibby Offshore said it has completed a multimillion dollar contract with Maersk Oil UK, providing subsea structure and pipeline inspection support in the UKCS. The four-week campaign, completed in October this year, saw Bibby Offshore’s subsea support and construction vessel Olympic Bibby operate across Maersk Oil’s Gryphon and Dumbarton fields.

Bibby Subsea Completes Decommissioning Work for Shell

Fraser Moonie, Bibby Subsea president and managing director (Photo: Bibby Offshore)

Bibby Offshore’s Houston-based division, Bibby Subsea, has completed a significant contract with Shell Pipeline, a subsidiary of Shell Oil US. Through its strategic alliance with U.S. diving company, Aqueos Corporation, Bibby Subsea completed the subsea decommissioning project in the Gulf of Mexico, utilizing its diving support vessel (DSV) Bibby Sapphire. For the…

Bibby Completes Decommissioning Work for Maersk Oil UK

Barry Macleod, UKCS managing director at Bibby Offshore (Photo: Bibby Offshore)

Bibby Offshore, a subsea services provider to the oil and gas industry, has announced a multimillion dollar contract with a global energy player Maersk Oil UK to provide late life production enhancement and decommissioning support in the North Sea. The contract saw Bibby Offshore’s diving support vessel Bibby Polaris operate at two separate locations, undertaking…

Shepherd Joins Bibby Offshore's Renewables Team

Dorothy Shepherd (Photo: Bibby Offshore)

Bibby Offshore, a subsea services provider to the oil and gas industry, has appointed Dorothy Shepherd as general manager, renewables. Shepherd joins Bibby Offshore with more than 15 years’ experience in the energy industry. Having spent a significant time at The Crown Estate - a key player in supporting the delivery of energy supply for the U.K. - Shepherd brings with her a wealth of offshore renewables knowledge…

Bibby Offshore Names Nairn Diving Director

Allan Nairn (Photo: Bibby Offshore)

Subsea services provider to the oil and gas industry Bibby Offshore has promoted Allan Nairn to Director of Diving. Nairn joined Bibby Diving Services in 2010 as Offshore Project Manager with over 30 years’ experience in the subsea sector. In his new role, Nairn will be responsible for leading all diving related activity within the business. He will ensure day to day diving operations are executed safely…

Bibby Topaz Charter Extension

DSV Bibby Topaz (Photo: Bibby Offshore)

Bibby Offshore, provider of subsea installation and services to the offshore oil and gas industry, said it has secured a long-term extension to the charter of its dive-support vessel (DSV) Bibby Topaz, owned by Volstad Maritime. The terms and conditions of the extended charter arrangement have been adjusted to reflect the current market environment. According to Bibby Offshore…

Bibby Offshore wins Shell Contract

Howard Woodcock, Chief Executive, Bibby Offshore

Bibby Offshore won a contract with Shell, due to commence in Q1 2017, that will see Bibby Offshore provide engineering and subsea construction activities in the Gannet G field in the Central North Sea. Bibby Offshore is contracted to use utilize its multipurpose dive support and offshore construction vessel - Bibby Polaris - and its integral 1000 ton basket carousel to lay flexible pipe systems in water depths of approximately 95m.

Bibby Offshore Wins Shell Subsea Deal

Barry Macleod, managing director Photo Bibby Offshore

Bibby Offshore, the leading subsea services provider to the oil and gas industry, has this year been awarded two contracts from Shell to provide inspection services on assets in the Corrib Natural Gas field in the North Atlantic Ocean. The first contract, completed in June this year, saw Bibby Offshore’s construction support vessel Olympic Ares - equipped with Quantum…

Ecosse Subsea Systems Wins $3.9m Carousel Contract

Ecosse carousel (Photo: ESS)

Ecosse Subsea Systems (ESS) have been awarded a £3 million ($3.9 mln) contract by an international infrastructure group to design and build a 1500-ton carousel and associated spread. The carousel will be used for the storage of spare cables required for UK offshore windfarm projects and will be located at a strategic north east port for fast deployment should the need arise.

BP Awards Bibby Combined Diving Campaign

BibbyTopaz (Photo: Bibby)

Bibby Offshore, a subsea services provider to the oil and gas industry, says it has secured a 15-day project with BP, due to commence in August 2016. The contract will see diving support vessel Bibby Topaz, working on four BP operations across three of its North Sea assets. The platforms involved include Central North Sea-based asset Bruce, east of Shetland-based Magnus…

Carousel Acquisition Marks ESS, Bibby Collaboration

Mike Wilson (Photo: ESS)

Ecosse Subsea Systems (ESS) has agreed the sale of an 800-ton carousel to Bibby Offshore Limited. Carousels are used in the storage and transportation of subsea cables, umbilicals and pipes and enable the safe deployment of equipment from a vessel to the seabed. Banchory-based ESS first diversified from its core seabed preparation and trenching services after identifying…