FMC Technologies, Inc. announced today that it has formed a joint venture with Edison Chouest Offshore LLC. The new company will be based in Houston.
Utilizing the subsea technologies, tooling and expertise of FMC Technologies, and the vessel, port logistics and ROV operations of Edison Chouest Offshore, the new company intends to provide integrated vessel-based subsea services for offshore oil and gas fields globally. Services to be offered by the joint venture include equipment intervention, riserless light well intervention, plug and abandonment and other services. The company’s objective is to provide cost-effective solutions to enhance the customer’s ability to initiate, maintain, and increase production from subsea field developments through efficient operations, innovative technologies and a broad inventory of vessels and tools.
”We are pleased to be working with Edison Chouest Offshore to expand the portfolio of subsea services offered by FMC Technologies,” said Tore Halvorsen, FMC Technologies’ Senior Vice President, Subsea Technologies. “This joint venture will provide integrated subsea solutions to address the growing needs of our customers to increase production and improve field recovery rates.”
”We look forward to working with FMC Technologies on this new venture,” said Dino Chouest, Vice President of Operations, Edison Chouest Offshore. “Their leadership in the subsea market combined with our expertise in marine transportation will bring new integrated technologies and operations to the development of subsea fields.”
The shipbuilding giant Fincantieri Cantieri Navali Italiani S.p.A. and NLI, a Norwegian total supplier to oil & gas business, announce today the signing of a collaboration agreement, supporting the aim to penetrating the Mobile Drilling Units construction market.
This agreement includes the development of an innovative high quality drilling tower. For NLI the partnership is a milestone. In 1974 they delivered the first derrick to the Norwegian offshore industry. Most recently they have developed a drill tower solution new to the global market. With this Italian-Norwegian partnership NLI sees a great opportunity to reach out with their innovative solutions.
From now on the parties will include each other when approaching the market and present their projects to the various contractors and operators / oil companies.
The agreement follows the recent creation of the new Fincantieri Offshore Business Unit, dedicated to the commercialization and production of high valued offshore vessels such as Drill ships, Semisubmersibles Drilling Rigs, Pipe Layers, Construction Vessels and Non Standard Supply Vessels.
The Fincantieri Offshore value proposition is based on the offer of new generation turn-key vessels, tailor made to meet specific client requirements.
Mr. Sigve Barvik, Marketing Director of NLI commented: “We now have a yard, with financial power and world class know-how, which is prepared to support the potential of our drilling tower. Fincantieri’s European deep-water drilling initiative is unique and will allow to fully develop a drilling tower with superior performance, efficiency, eco friendliness, and safety for the personnel”.
Commenting on the agreement, Mr. Giuseppe Coronella, EVP Fincantieri Offshore Business Unit said: ”We are very motivated to start this joint development process with a company delivering quality drilling and topsides engineering solutions. this will strengthen the capability of the established Fincantieri’s drilling supply chain, the “Polo Offshore”.
Read more about NLI’s innovative “Northern Light” derrick.
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Deep Down, Inc. and Bornemann Pumps, Inc. today announced the formation of a strategic alliance to provide high-quality subsea pumping packages and services to the Gulf of Mexico subsea oil and gas industry.
As part of the alliance, Deep Down will manage the overall project management, subsea engineering, local support functions and fabrication of the subsea structures. Bornemann will handle system and process engineering, fabrication of the subsea pumps and hydraulic control modules; both parties will work together on other technical aspects of the projects, as needed.
Ron Smith, Chief Executive Officer of Deep Down, Inc. stated, “We are thrilled to be teaming up with Bornemann Pumps to offer the Gulf of Mexico subsea market a specialized solution. As long as tiebacks and deepwater production continues to increase, the need for subsea boosting is paramount to the success of some of the subsea developments.”
Axel Jäschke, Head of Subsea Division for Bornemann Pumps stated, “We are very excited to have Deep Down as our subsea specialist. Now we can provide commercially attractive and well proven Bornemann technology in a complete package to all of our subsea clients.”
About Deep Down, Inc.
Deep Down, Inc. is an oilfield services company serving the worldwide offshore exploration and production industry. Deep Down’s proven services and technological solutions include distribution system installation support and engineering services, umbilical terminations, loose-tube steel flying leads, buoyant solutions, ROVs and tooling, marine vessel automation, control, and ballast systems. Deep Down supports subsea engineering, installation, commissioning, and maintenance projects through specialized, highly experienced service teams and engineered technological solutions. The company’s primary focus is on more complex deepwater and ultra-deepwater oil production distribution system support services and technologies, used between the platform and the wellhead.
About Bornemann Pumps, Inc.
Since the company’s founding in Germany in 1853, Bornemann has been setting the industry pace in pumping innovations. In 1934, it patented the twin-screw pump with external bearings. Since then Bornemann has achieved and secured a leading position worldwide with its numerous ground-breaking pump developments over the decades. For example, its expertise has resulted in a leadership position of boosting of oil and gas mixtures for onshore, offshore and subsea applications. This method of production results in significant capital cost savings over traditional approaches and simplifies operations.
Bornemann has sales offices and subsidiaries worldwide ensuring there is immediate and professional support throughout all phases of the production process ranging from detailed advice, extending to tailor-made engineering, and finally including reliable maintenance of the installed pumps and systems. Bornemann has the proven expertise and technology to provide a complete system solution. Houston, Texas is the headquarter location of Bornemann’s USA operations.
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