Top 5 News of the Week Sept 1 – Sept 7

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1. Forum Bags VARD’s Order for Eight ROVs

Forum Energy Technologies today announced that it has received an order from Vard Holdings Limited (VARD) to supply eight Perry XLX 150HP work-class remotely operated vehicle (ROV) systems.

The ROVs are to be mobilised on four new-build pipeline supply vessels (PLSV) for the joint venture formed by DOF Subsea and Technip that was awarded four contracts by Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. (Petrobras) for operations in Brazilian waters. The ROVs will be delivered throughout 2015.

2. DOF Subsea Secures W. Africa Gig from Saipem

DOF Subsea UK Limited has been awarded and started work on a multi-million dollar contract with Saipem S.A. The scope sees the provision of DOF Subsea’s DSV Skandi Singapore and project crew, to complete two key construction projects offshore West Africa.

As well as supplying the Skandi Singapore, DOF Subsea will provide Project Management and Technical Support, specialist survey services, ROV services, and offshore project crew to assist Saipem S.A. in operations for the Nene/Litchendjili & Congo River Crossing (CRX) projects taking place in Congo, Angola and D.R.Congo respectively.

3. Mubadala Starts Manora Drilling

Mubadala Petroleum, Operator of the Manora Oil Development joint venture, has advised that the Atwood Orca jackup drilling unit spudded the first of 15 planned development wells, MNA-02.

4. Norway-Focused Firms Join Oil Spill Project

Trondheim-based marine surveillance technology firm Aptomar announced Thursday that several Norway-focused oil and gas firms, as well as the Norwegian Coastal Administration, have teamed up with it in an industry project to improve oil spill detection and management. Aptomar said that Eni Norge, Statoil, GDF Suez E&P Norge and OMV Norge are all participating in the project to significantly strengthen technology functionality and communication infrastructure for offshore oil spill detection and management systems.

5. Pirates Attack Products Tanker Off Ivory Coast

ABIDJAN, Sept 3 (Reuters) – Armed pirates robbed a petroleum products tanker near Ivory Coast’s port of Abidjan, a maritime agency and a private security advisor said on Wednesday, in an indication of the increasing mobility of Nigeria-based gangs.

The raid on the tanker came just a day after two failed pirate attacks that occurred just hours apart in waters off Nigeria’s southeastern coast, according to the same sources.

 

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