Nel, Kvaerner Pact on Green Hydrogen
Norwegian renewable energy firm Nel ASA has entered into a strategic agreement with the compatriot engineering and construction services company Kværner to collaborate on green hydrogen projects and the standardization of solutions for large scale hydrogen production plants.In the agreement, the companies have identified a range of projects on which to collaborate on moving forward.
Blount Named CEO at BCCK
Midland, Texas-based engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) firm BCCK, Inc. said its founder, Clark Butts and its Board of Directors have unanimously chosen Kevin Blount as the organization's next Chief Executive Officer.Blount, who currently serves as BCCK’s Chief Operating Officer, will succeed Butts, the company's founder and current CEO…
Wison Begins Arctic LNG 2 Project
Wison Offshore & Marine (WOM), the upstream oil and gas division of Chinese conglomerate Wison Group Holding, announced the fabrication of Arctic LNG 2 Project (ALNG2 Project) commenced in Zhoushan Yard.The module fabrication contract was awarded by Technip France S.A., a wholly-owned subsidiary of TechnipFMC.Novatek, client of ALNG2 project, is the largest independent natural gas producer in Russia.
Wood Promotes Leonard in Americas Role
Engineering firm Wood said it has appointed Paul Leonard as President of Operations Services in its Americas business to succeed Tim O’Leary, who is retiring from the company after a 20-year tenure.Wood’s Operations Services business complements the company’s capital projects businesses through the provision of operations, maintenance…
Schlumberger to Manage Equinor Project in Brazil
Schlumberger signed a contract worth over $200 million with oil major Equinor to manage an offshore rig as part of a drilling program in Brazil's offshore Campos oil basin, a person familiar with the matter said on Thursday.The deal would be the first time an oil services company replaces a drilling-rig contractor, the person said…
NV5 Global Acquires CHI Engineering Services
The engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) firm serving the liquefied natural gas (LNG), petroleum gas (LPG) and natural gas (NG) industries, CHI Engineering Services is aquired by engineering consulting NV5 Global, Inc.CHI’s client base includes the majority of LNG facility owner/operators in the US. The acquisition…
Tallinna Sadam, Alexela Invest Sign MoU
AS Tallinna Sadam and AS Alexela Invest signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for finding the best solutions for the development and implementation of LNG terminal and servicing LNG tankers and bunkers; and establishing port facilities for loading and unloading LNG on the Pakri peninsula by the Lahepere bay in Paldiski.Tallinna…
Aker Solutions to Provide Brownfield Services for BP in Angola
Aker Solutions has been awarded a five-year agreement to supply brownfield modifications, maintenance and operations support for BP's Greater Plutonio and PSVM fields offshore Angola.The work scope covers the supply of engineering, procurement and construction services for brownfield projects on the floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessels located at each field.
Aker Bets on Software Engineers for Its Oil Business
When the owners of Norwegian oil firm Aker BP decided to digitise its assets and operations, they searched high and low for the right software company. But they failed to find a suitable one.So instead they set up their own, Cognite, to create digital maps of Aker BP's oil industry assets, integrating data from equipment such as pumps…
PD&MS Group Wins $14m in Decommissioning Work
PD&MS Group secured a trio of contracts worth more than $14 million across three major North Sea late-life projects in the last six months. The latest award for the Aberdeen-headquartered company is a multimillion-pound contract from Spirit Energy to decommission the topsides on two of its unmanned Morecambe Bay gas field drilling platforms, located in the East Irish Sea.
Danos Acquires Construction Assets in West Texas
Danos has acquired the civil construction assets and transitioned several skilled craftsman from Renegade Backhoe Services (RBS), located in Levelland, Texas. With this acquisition, Danos takes over RBS’ fleet of backhoes, heavy-haul trailers, dump trucks and associated construction services equipment. “In addition to our well-established production and roustabout lines of services…
UK: Wood Group Takeover of Amec Could Hurt Competition
Britain's market regulator said a takeover of Amec Foster Wheeler by oilfield services firm Wood Group could hurt competition. Wood Group in March agreed to buy Amec Foster Wheeler for 2.2 billion pounds ($2.7 billion). Britain's Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) said that the merger could lead to competition concerns in…
BCCK Holding, SCF Partners join forces
BCCK Holding Company (BCCK) and SCF Partners (SCF) have entered into a strategic partnership whereby SCF will be providing growth capital for expansion opportunities for BCCK. Clark Butts, founder of BCCK, will continue as chief executive officer and as an owner of the business;and Greg Hall, executive vice president; Ben K. Friedman…
Rolls-Royce to Provide Mooring System for Statoil's Njord A
Rolls-Royce has been chosen by Norway-based engineering and construction services firm Kvaerner to provide a mooring system for Norwegian oil and gas company Statoil’s oil platform, Njord A. Njord A is being upgraded by Kvaerner and Rolls-Royce has been chosen to provide an upgrade to its mooring system. The contract has a value of about £15 million ($19 mln).
Halliburton Gains from North American Drilling Surge
Halliburton Co said on Monday that oil producers are completing nearly as many wells as they are drilling, a major reversal from when companies left wells unfinished in anticipation of higher oil prices. Increased demand for Halliburton's pressure pumping and well-construction services helped the world's No.2 oilfield services provider report slightly better-than-expected quarterly profit and revenue.
ARENA Boost for Australia’s Mega Bio-energy Project
An $800 million bio-energy project in Queensland could become a reality thanks to early stage funding support from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA). ARENA is providing $3 million support for Renewable Developments Australia (RDA) to build the business case for a renewable biofuel production facility at Pentland, near Charters Towers in North Queensland.
Harkand North America Salvaged by MBO
A team led by AJ Jain, Harkand North America Managing Director, has agreed to a management buyout (MBO) of Harkand’s North American and African business. The new company, to be named ETHOS OFFSHORE LIMITED, will continue to provide subsea engineering and construction services to Harkand’s existing US, Mexican and West African client base to market-leading standards.
Bibby Offshore Bags Mega North Sea Contract
Bibby Offshore, a leading subsea services provider to the oil and gas industry, has announced a multimillion dollar contract with a global energy player, to provide first gas and construction support on its assets in the Southern North Sea. The contract, due to be executed between Q3 and Q4 2016, will see Bibby Offshore’s construction support vessel Olympic Ares…
Cyberhawk Lands in Portuguese Market
Cyberhawk Innovations continues to bolster its international credentials through a new partnership with Portugal’s leading engineering service provider and contractor Construção e Manutenção Electromecânica (CME). The agreement will see customers in Portuguese speaking markets benefit from a unique combination of Cyberhawk’s industry leading cloud based asset management software…
Halliburton Beats Street on North American Demand
Halliburton Co swung to a quarterly profit that handily beat analysts' expectations, boosted by higher demand for its equipments and services in North America. Shares of the world's No.3 oilfield services provider, which supplies land drilling rigs, tubing and hydraulic fracturing services, rose 2.5 percent at $45.50 in premarket trading.