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Allseas, Kvaerner secure Statfjord A platform removal contract

YourOilAndGasNews – The Statfjord A platform in the North Sea will shut down production in 2022, 43 years after first oil. This more than doubles the expected lifetime of the platform. Now the contract for removal and disposal of the topside has been signed, and the topside will be demolished at Stord – where it was built in the 1970s.

The contract for the engineering work, preparations, removal and disposal of the topside has been awarded to Excalibur Marine Contractors, a company in the Allseas group. Kværner AS at Stord has been hired by Excalibur to dismantle and recycle the topside onshore.

The 48 000-tonne topside structure will be removed from the concrete legs in one single lift by the Allseas vessel the Pioneering Spirit:

“The vessel has done an excellent job installing three of the four Johan Sverdrup topside structures. Now they get to show their strength at the other end of an oil field’s life cycle,” says Peggy Krantz-Underland, Equinor’s chief procurement officer. Join IDN Poker to get more benefit!

The vessel has never performed a lift this heavy. It currently has a lifting capacity of 48 000 tonnes, equal to the weight of the Statfjord A topside structure. The capacity will be increased prior to the lifting operation.

One of the oldest platforms on the Norwegian continental shelf, Statfjord A was originally scheduled to be shut down in 1999. It has since then undergone substantial upgrading and the platform life has been extended several times.

Since first oil on 24 November 1979 the Statfjord field has produced more than five billion barrels of oil and gas, generating more than NOK 1 500 billion in revenues.

“Statfjord A has meant so much to many people. The platform has generated enormous values, many jobs and a proud history. Shutting down production and removing the installation is part of a platform’s life cycle, and we will make sure that this is done in a safe manner, while taking care of personnel and capabilities in a late life phase,” says Hege Flatheim, vice president for Statfjord operations.

All environmental aspects of the decommissioning will be handled in accordance with the highest industry standard and with a recycling grade as high as possible.

The two other platforms on the field, Statfjord B from 1982 and Statfjord C from 1985, will remain on stream until 2025, at least.

The impact assessment for the Statfjord A removal was issued for public consultation in the autumn of 2018, and preparations for shutdown and decommissioning have long been underway. The next step now is to submit the disposal part of the decommissioning plan to the authorities.

“It will describe the proposed disposal solution and timing of the final shutdown of production for Statfjord A.  We also plan to start permanent plugging of wells on Statfjord A this year using the platform’s drilling facilities,” says Thomas Bjørn Thommesen, Equinor’s project director for decommissioning projects.

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YourOilAndGasNews – Oceaneering International, Inc. (“Oceaneering”) has recently secured a drilling and completion support contract for integrated services with Wintershall Norge AS.

The contract covers ROV services for the drilling unit West Mira, which will perform production drilling on Wintershall-operated fields in the Norwegian Continental Shelf, including Vega, Nova and Maria, and exploration drilling. Register yourself with the best joker123 slot gambling agent in Indonesia only at https://gamingjoker123.com/. The contract duration is for three years with two, two-year options to extend.

Oceaneering will provide ROV-services including installation of hangar systems, remote onshore mission support services, BOP tethering systems, subsea landing bases, ROV tooling and engineering services.

Erik Sæstad, VP & Country Manager – Norway, said, “We are delighted to have won this contract with integrated services where we leverage our products and service portfolio and provide a lower cost solution as well as a reduced carbon footprint and reduced HSE risk as the operations will be supported from the Oceaneering’s Mission Support Center in Stavanger.

“We look forward to further improve and work closely with Wintershall in the future.”

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Senex and Orora agree domestic gas supply contract

YourOilAndGasNews – Senex Energy is please to annouce that it has agreed a domestic gas sales agreement for up to 9.9 petajoules (PJ) of natural gas with leading manufacturer Orora. This agreement is the second domestic gas contract for Senex’s Project Atlas natural gas development project.

Under an initial two-year agreement, Senex will supply Orora with 1.1 PJ commencing 1 January 2020 and 2.2 PJ commencing 1 January 2021 (3.3 PJ in total). Senex and Orora have also agreed a mechanism that could extend the term of the agreement by six years commencing 1 January 2022 for up to 6.6 PJ of gas.

Gas will be supplied at the Wallumbilla Gas Hub in Queensland at a fixed price in line with current market levels, indexed annually.

Managing Director and CEO Ian Davies said Senex is delighted to establish another long-term partnership with a major manufacturing business with a substantial footprint in Queensland.

‘We’re delighted to secure Orora as a customer and support this world-class manufacturer of cardboard, glass and aluminium packaging products which are used by millions of Australians each year. Orora has three manufacturing plants in Queensland and employs over 3,000 people in Australia.

‘This gas sales agreement is innovative in its flexibility, allowing material additional quantities of natural gas to be supplied to Orora in the future.

‘Senex is committed to building long-term, mutually beneficial relationships with domestic commercial and industrial customers, and this is another great example of our strategy in action.

‘With two gas sales agreements now secured and drilling to start later this month, Senex is accelerating rapidly towards first gas from Project Atlas at the end of this year,’ Mr Davies said.

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YourOilAndGasNews – DNO ASA, the Norwegian oil and gas operator, today announced the completion of the asset swap agreement between Equinor Energy AS, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Equinor ASA, and Faroe Petroleum plc, a wholly-owned subsidiary of DNO, following approval by Norwegian authorities.

The transaction has an effective date of 1 January 2019.

As part of the transaction, Faroe Petroleum’s interests in the non-producing Njord and Hyme redevelopment and Bauge development assets were exchanged for interests in four Equinor-held producing assets on a cashless basis, including interests in the Alve, Marulk, Ringhorne East and Vilje fields.

DNO ASA is a Norwegian oil and gas operator focused on the Middle East and the North Sea. Founded in 1971 and listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange, the Company holds stakes in onshore and offshore licenses at various stages of exploration, development and production in the Kurdistan region of Iraq, Norway, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Ireland and Yemen.

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ENI awards EPC contract for Amoca field offshore Mexico

YourOilAndGasNews – McDermott International has announced the award of a contract by ENI México for engineering, procurement and construction of wellhead platform one (WHP1) to be installed in the Amoca field, located approximately 18 miles (30 kilometers) offshore Dos Bocas in southeast Mexico.

The four-deck topsides will have two main decks and will weigh approximately 2,924 tons (2,653 metric tons). The four-legged jacket and piles will weigh approximately 1,785 tons (1,620 metric tons). McDermott will perform the hookup, commissioning and startup of 12 wells. The jacket and piles are scheduled to be ready for loadout by the end of the fourth quarter 2019 while the deck is expected to be ready for loadout by the end of the second quarter 2020.

“This contract marks McDermott’s largest award to date with ENI México and it builds on our previous success in delivering ENI’s projects with the highest levels of safety, quality and cost-efficiency,” said Mark Coscio, McDermott’s Senior Vice President for North, Central and South America. “For the Amoca Field project, we will provide word-class solutions through our engineering center in Mexico City and our fabrication facility in Altamira to perform the work.”

The engineering work is expected to begin immediately, and the contract will be reflected in McDermott’s second quarter 2019 backlog.

The Amoca WHP1 is an unmanned oil and gas production facility that includes eight producer wells and four water injection wells. WHP1 will be installed in the Gulf of Mexico, Contract Block 1 at an approximate water depth of 93 feet (28 meters). Fluids will be exported to a floating production, storage and offloading vessel.

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YourOilAndGasNews – Weir Oil & Gas, a leading upstream provider of pressure pumping and pressure control equipment and services, has announced an updated, field-proven Unitized™ Lock-Ring (ULR) wellhead. The ULR wellhead features a standardized design for shale plays in the U.S. that accommodates 95 percent of casing configurations in either 11 inch or 13-5/8 inch nominal sizes, ensuring faster delivery and greater flexibility for operators.

Weir’s newly designed wellhead features a ULR casing head housing that has been standardized to accommodate various casing sizes, eliminating the need to switch the housing and tools for differing wellsite requirements. The Weir® Quick Connect (WQC) features API gasket sealing capabilities and facilitates BOP make-up in drilling operations, making it safer while allowing for connections in 15 minutes or less.

The new wellhead presents versatility in installation methods by including preparations for a detachable baseplate, a slip lock bottom connector or a slip-on-weld bottom preparation. Additionally, the new time-saving design of the ULR has been further streamlined with new grout ports that allow for flow-by, eliminating the need to break the connection with the riser to install the head. The new ULR is also available with four-string capabilities, allowing operators to change well designs with greater adaptability to increasing well depths and lateral lengths.

Weir’s re-engineered ULR features upgraded sealing throughout the wellhead for better chemical compatibility and operational reliability to meet operator requirements for demanding environments. With the new design, lock screws have been replaced with robust inward-biased lock rings, further reducing leak paths.

“We are excited to bring our customers a new and more innovative ULR wellhead offering, standardized for most casing sizes,” said John Hrncir, President, Pressure Control NAM, Weir Oil & Gas. “Weir’s re-engineered ULR Wellhead will ensure that operators have a much higher level of flexibility and faster delivery, which is in line with our continued goal of delivering a competitive edge to our customers.”

The new Weir ULR wellhead is supported by Weir Edge™ Services, Weir’s global service offering with trained and audited installation crews and service centers in every U.S. basin and every part of the globe. Weir Edge™ Services supports operators with a three-pronged approach that includes global access to engineering experts for operational efficiency insights, highly skilled aftermarket support, and industry-leading customer empowerment technologies for Weir and other OEM equipment.

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