In October of this year, many of the region’s leading producers will meet in Abu Dhabi to share stories of how they are developing strategies and implementation plans for Operational Excellence. Read more…
Experts from operators at the forefront of decommissioning in the Gulf of Mexico have been
confirmed as keynote speakers at the largest decommissioning and abandonment gathering in
the world taking place in Houston.
Win Thornton, vice president for decommissioning at BP, and Lew Dennis, Chevron’s
A Dutch salvage expert believes that techniques developed by the global salvage industry could be
usefully deployed for offshore decommissioning in the Gulf of Mexico (GOM).
Jelle Lanting, commercial manager of Manmoet Salvage BV, told DecomWorld that since every
shipwreck presents a unique mix of risks and opportunities, salvage companies have to be ‘terribly
Recent Manmoet projects include the recovery of a capsized rock barge off the English coast and a
monsoon-damaged drilling rig in the South China Sea.
“For those companies who construct offshore oil and gas infrastructure, salvage companies are not
regarded as proven,” he said, “but the fact is we have to be terribly creative in dealing with a host of
unknowns in totally unique situations.”
Mr Lanting, who will be addressing DecomWorld’s Annual Decommissioning & Abandonment
Summit in Houston, said that techniques which could be applied to offshore decommissioning
include creating buoyancy in sunken structures to partially refloat them for greater manoeuvrability.
Another approach is the modularization of equipment, such as hydraulic chain pullers, which allows
the scaling up of capacity to whatever level is required.
“If you have a chain puller capable of lifting 300 tons each, and you deploy 10, 15, 20 or more of
them for a given operation, there are almost no limits on what you can do,” he said.
Annual Decommissioning & Abandonment Summit, 10-12 March, 2014 in Houston will
explore innovative recovery techniques and provide delegates with in-depth market forecasts and
expert-level perspectives to equip them for the imminent challenges of GOM decommissioning.
For more information please click herehttp://www.decomworld.com/decommissioning/conference-event-brochure.php?utm_source=PRShipwreckYourIndustryNews&utm_medium=press%20release&ut
AMEC, the international engineering and project management company, has been appointed by TAQA’s UK business, to undertake the engineering, procurement and construction of modifications to the Tern oil production platform to accommodate a new subsea tie-back to the Cladhan field in the northern North Sea. AMEC will also provide commissioning support. Read more…
Stork Technical Services, the leading global provider of asset integrity management services for the oil and gas, chemical and power sectors, celebrated a year of outstanding safety performance at its first global REACH Annual Safety Awards (Thursday 20 June). Read more…
Leading North east company Hydrus has secured deals worth £1.8 million in the last three months, resulting in the creation of seven new jobs.
The Brechin-based company has secured the work primarily in the subsea engineering sector where it will support subsea construction activities for clients in the North Sea, west of Shetland and Trinidad & Tobago.
THERE have been significant improvements in workforce safety in the UKCS sector of the oil and gas industry since its inception over 50 years ago. The industry can point to a combination of technical advances, procedural improvements and a maturing safety culture to explain this improvement.
Leading Aberdeen-based oil and gas service company Centrifuges Un-Limited is reporting an uplift in interest from the Middle East with £750,000 of work secured in the region since the start of the year.
SPE Aberdeen has announced that the deadline for students wishing to apply for the 2012-13 bursary programme has been extended by a further two weeks to Sunday, 14 April. Click here to read more
ABERDEEN – Energy Ventures, an independent venture capital firm dedicated to funding high-growth upstream oil and gas technology companies, hosted its annual reception and technology showcase at the Marcliffe Hotel in Aberdeen. Click here to read more
The first graduate to come through the Fort William-based subsea training facility, The Underwater Centre, as a result of a Caithness Chamber of Commerce-led funding initiative has already secured a job in the industry. Click here to read more
A transatlantic audience of more than 240 delegates took part in an exciting new business event on Tuesday, March 19th – and plans are already in the pipeline to repeat the successful venture. Click here to read more
Smi Group’s Military Airlift: Rapid Reaction and Tanker Operations Asia Pacific 2012 is the perfect opportunity to meet with the regional airlift community and discuss current requirements and evaluate recent airlifter operations. The conference and exhibition will be held on the 9th and 10th July in Singapore and is the only event where this community can meet together to discuss the regions capabilities and requirements. Running parallel next to the conference will be a vibrant exhibition that will allow vendors to showcase their solutions and technologies for airlifting.
Air Energi has won the 2012 Regional Management Team Award for International Impact. Air Energi was recognised by the BVCA (British Venture Capital Association) for the third year running. The BVCA is the trade association for the UK’s private equity industry and Air Energi’s award is gratifying given the quality of the other household names with private equity investment at this time.
This award recognises the value that Air Energi brings to outside investors and validates their strategy for continued global growth in the oil and gas sector.
Well done to all staff and eomployees at Air Energi for keeping their high standards and excelling in the marketplace.
Source: Air Energi
Alderley FZE, a subsidiary of Alderley plc, has just completed the client witnessed Factory Acceptance Tests (FAT) for 5 gas metering skids for the LSFO, FG and Gas Oil Pipelines Project, Kuwait.
The contract was issued to Alderley FZE by Petrofac International Ltd and is for the Kuwait, MAA Refinery and Azzour Power Station operated by KOC and KNPC. Alderley FZE is part of the Alderley Group and is the firm’s largest operating company overseas. Alderley FZE provides the full range of services for engineering, supply and operation of bespoke metering and produced water treatment solutions to the oil and gas industry.
Alderley FZE scope of supply is for 5 x 5 stream Ultrasonic Metering packages with header sizes varying from 34” to 52” and Stream sizes varying from 12” to 20” respectively. Each package has a master meter stream for checking the line meters. Part of the scope also includes special blast resistant Analyser shelters for each metering package with redundant Gas Chromatographs and sampling systems, and associated computer control systems for all of the metering systems.
Mike Shepherd, General Manager of Alderley FZE comments, “Alderley successfully completed this complex project with close co-operation of all parties. Our thorough understanding of technologies, applications and standards has enabled us to meet stringent KOC and KNPC specifications, while still delivering to the client in line with their project schedule requirements”.
AC transmission link to connect North Sea wind farm to German power grid and save up to 500,000 tons of carbon dioxide emissions
Zurich, Switzerland, April 23, 2012 – ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has won a significant order from the Dutch-German transmission grid operator TenneT to supply an AC (alternating current) power transmission link connecting Nordergründe, an offshore North Sea wind farm, to the mainland grid in Germany. The order was booked in the first quarter.