Offshore

ABS was awarded a contract from South Korean shipyard Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) to develop subsea pipeline design criteria and associated training materials.

Studies by the National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) and the American Petroleum Institute (API) show significant potential added energy and economic benefits to the United States if the eastern Gulf of Mexico and the Pacific outer continental shelf (OCS) were opened to offshore oil and natural gas development.

Technip has unveiled the name for its latest newbuild diving support vessel (DSV), being built by Vard. The vessel will be known as the Deep Explorer. The high-specification vessel will be equipped with terms of navigation Dynamic Positioning Class 3 navigation equipment and feature a 24-man saturated dive system. With a large deck area, working moon pool, work-class ROVs and a 400Te offshore crane, the vessel will provide diverless construction activities.

Gas production has begun from Jack/St. Malo project in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, a major step in Statoil’s plan to have more than a fourfold increase in offshore production from the U.S. Gulf of Mexico by 2020.

Installation of Gulfstar One is complete - 21,500 tons of proof that American engineering and construction are alive and well. Gulfstar’s standard design approach allows customers to reduce cycle time from discovery to first oil. From sanctioning a project to completion, Gulfstar can be delivered in 30 months.

Construction of ExxonMobil’s PNG LNG Project in Papua New Guinea began in 2010 and delivered its first cargo of LNG in May 2014, ahead of schedule.

The project took over 200 million work hours to complete and employed 21,000 people at its peak.

There are 700 km of pipelines connecting the LNG facilities, which include a gas conditioning plant in Hides and liquefaction and storage facilities near Port Moresby with a capacity of 6.9 million tons per year.

Technip was awarded a subsea contract by Chevron Indonesia for the Bangka Development, located in Rapak PSC area, 70 km off the province of East Kalimantan. The contract covers engineering, procurement, construction, installation, commissioning and pre-commissioning of flexibles, umbilical, and subsea structures.

Honeywell Process Solutions is upgrading the process control and alarm management systems at the Molikpaq platform on the Sakhalin Shelf.

A subsidiary of McDermott International, Inc. is the first to install rigid reel-lay pipe-in-pipe in Asia-Pacific for the Siakap North-Petai (SNP) development project offshore Malaysia. Located in more than 3,900 feet of water, the SNP development is one of the industry’s most challenging deepwater projects.

UPI reported strong bipartisan majorities of registered North Carolina voters support increased production of U.S. oil and natural gas, citing a poll by the North Carolina Petroleum Council.

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