Offshore Project News Roundup | August 31 – Seismic surveys in Europe, India and Australia, engineering work in Angola and Brazil


Engineering and construction works are underway in Africa and South America while recently awarded study contracts cover different areas ranging from the Indo-Pacific to Western Europe.

Maersk Supply Service secures work in Brazil

Maersk Supply Service has been awarded a contract on behalf of Shell Brasil for the sanitation of the mooring line of the floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel Fluminense located off Rio de Janeiro.

The scope of the project includes remediation works on two FPSO mooring lines. With onshore engineering already well advanced, offshore operations are expected to last three weeks from the end of August 2022.

The offshore work will use up to three anchor handling vessels from Maersk Supply Service to hold the FPSO in place and perform subsea operations.

Saipem wins two EPC contracts in Angola

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Saipem has been awarded two new offshore contracts by the New Gas Consortium made up of two wholly-owned subsidiaries of Azule Energy, Sonangol P&P, Chevron and TotalEnergies.

The contracts provide for engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) activities relevant to the proposed development of the Quiluma and Maboqueiro fields off the northwest coast of Angola.

The EPC scope includes assistance with the connection and commissioning of the Quiluma platform and the corresponding onshore natural gas processing plant.

Magseis Fairfield tapped for OBN investigations

Magseis Fairfield has entered into an agreement with Esso Exploration and Production Guyana (EEPGL) for a major ocean floor node (OBN) project off Guyana. The project has an approximate duration of at least 14 months.

Magseis Fairfield also secured an award for an OBN 4D survey on behalf of an undisclosed client in Asia. The acquisition will begin in the fourth quarter of 2022 and will last approximately one month.

Shearwater GeoServices Wins Multiple Contracts

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Shearwater GeoServices has been awarded a 3D survey of the Devil’s Hole Horst prospect in the UK North Sea by North Sea Natural Resources (NSNR).

The towed streamer survey covers approximately 1,586 square kilometers and will be carried out by SO Bly. The month-long project will begin shortly.

The company has also secured a contract from an undisclosed client for a major ‘knots on rope’ ocean floor project to be carried out in the second half of this year. The survey will be conducted in European waters.

Shearwater GeoServices also won a major accelerated seismic imaging project for Chevron Australia. The acquisition will cover the Wheatstone gas field offshore Western Australia.

Finally, the company won several contracts from a regular customer for seismic surveys off India. The contracts represent a total of approximately 21 ship-months of activity.

The contracts awarded in India include three 2D projects representing 13 ship-months of order book, and two 3D projects for an additional eight ship-months. Shearwater will deploy several vessels from its active fleet for the surveys, which are expected to begin in October 2022 and end in June 2023.

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