Energy Voice | SEC charges Energy XXI founder

The federal government charged Houston-based Energy XXI founder John Schiller on Monday with failing to disclose more than $10 million in personal loans and perks from corporate vendors and board members in exchange for contracts and appointments. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission alleges Schiller engaged in pay-for-play with vendors dating back to 2014, personally […]

Energy Voice | In pictures: First module installed on Equinor’s Martin Linge

Energy firm Equinor has today announced the installation of the first module upon the Martin Linge field in the North Sea. Equinor said the first module weighed about 10,000 tonnes. The heavy lift vessel Thialf hoisted and placed the first module in place. A further two structures will follow this one over the next couple […]

Energy Voice | Premier Oil inks ROV deal with M2 Subsea

Westhill-based ROV firm M2 Subsea has today signed a deal to provide inspection services for Premier Oil’s Balmoral Floating Production Vessel (FPV). The contract will see M2 Subsea provide the inspection of the vessel’s hull, flowlines, umbilicals, risers and subsea template over 2018. The Balmoral is a purpose built semi-submersible FPV which is situated in the Balmoral […]

Mermaid Nets Middle East Subsea Deal

Mermaid Maritime said that its Middle East business unit has been awarded a subsea services contract in a GCC country with an initial contract value of USD 16 million. The contract is scheduled to be performed in the Arabian Gulf during the course of August 2018 until March 2019. The work will […]

Energy Voice | Texo Group in top tier double appointment following first takeover

Westhill-based engineering and technology firm Texo Group has today announced a double senior management appointment following a recent aquisition. Robert Dalziel joins as group managing director and Garry Kennie has been appointed engineering director for Texo Engineering. The appointments follow this week’s acquisition of Peterhead-based consultancy Navitas Compliance Solutions (NCS) for an undisclosed sum. Texo Group […]

Energy Voice | ETAP manager was inspired by P&J article

The current manager of BP’s ETAP project has described how a Press and Journal article altered the course of his career. Colin Reid was 21 when he read the piece on the Eastern Trough Area Project. He said: ““It described this new exciting development called the Eastern Trough Area Project (ETAP). What that project was […]

PG Flow Solutions Gets MEG Package Order for Nova Field

Rosenberg WorleyParson has awarded PG Flow Solutions’ subsidiary, Calder, a contract to supply a MEG pump package to the Nova field tie-back to Gjøa platform, in the North Sea. Wintershall as the operator of Nova has decided to develop the field with two subsea modules tied back to the Gjøa platform, which […]

M2 Subsea Wins Balmoral FPV Inspection Gig

ROV services provider, M2 Subsea, said it has secured a contract to provide inspection services for Premier Oil’s Balmoral floating production vessel (FPV). M2 Subsea will carry out the 2018 inspection of the vessel’s hull, flowlines, umbilicals, risers and subsea template. The Balmoral is a purpose built semi-submersible FPV which is situated […]

Energy Voice | Kosmos wins £50m legal battle with Tullow Oil

UK firm Tullow Oil has lost a legal dispute with Kosmos Energy over the termination of a contract in Ghana. Tullow has been ordered to make a payment to the firm, covering Tullow’s £39million liability for the deal. Kosmos will also be reimbursed for £10.6million plus interest for legal fees and rig demobilisation. A dispute […]