BP, Mad Dog, Phase 2, Gulf of Mexico, contract, subsea

The engineering contracts follow two others awarded earlier this month for  U.S. Gulf of Mexico development.

KrisEnergy hopes to begin initially producing about 8,000 barrels per day (Mbbl/d) of low-sulfur oil early next decade. But it first needs to find a partner to back the development, which is estimated at below $200 million, Reuters reported.

Eni and Total are in a consortium for one of the blocks and ExxonMobil and Qatar Petroleum have joined up for another. Eni will be on its own in a third block. The blocks were offered in the third licensing round held by Cyprus, Reuters reported.

The scope of the contract, valued at $245 million, includes one new process platform with gas processing and compression facilities, three new wellhead platforms, a 32-km pipeline, clamp-on on three existing platforms and modification work on eight existing platforms in the Neelam Field offshore India, the release said.

The engineering contracts, one for detailed engineering and procurement services and one for subsea engineering and project management services, were awarded by Samsung Heavy Industries and BP.

McDermott International said March 8 it would build a fabrication yard at a shipbuilding complex planned by national oil giant Saudi Aramco on the kingdom's east coast.

The contract includes supplying a three-well subsea control system, which includes Proserv’s Artemis 2G subsea electronics module, tied back to two the Naga and Pelikan platforms, Proserv said.

The Pacific Bora, a sixth-generational double-hulled drillship, is currently in Nigeria. It should be mobilized to the Oyo Field and on site in June, and can be used for drilling and well completion, the press release said.

Wood Group said it has started detailed engineering for the field’s platform. Work includes engineering for the topsides and jacket

McDermott International Inc. (NYSE:MDR) has been awarded a contract from Hess Corp. (NYSE: HES) for subsea tieback work for the deepwater Penn State Deep Field in the Gulf of Mexico, according to a news release.

The contract scope includes the subsea tieback of the Sole well to the Orbost Gas Plant. This includes the fabrication and installation of 64 km of pipeline, spool and manifold, plus installation of a 64-km umbilical and the commissioning of the system, Subsea 7 said in the release.

Sevan Marine has entered a long-term framework agreement with ExxonMobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM) for the use of Sevan Marine’s cylindrical hull technology and services.