From contract wins to new technology offerings, below is a compilation of the latest headlines in the E&P space. 

Delfin Picks Wison for Deepwater FLNG Projects

Delfin Midstream Inc. announced on Aug. 23 it is accelerating development of its remaining Floating LNG (FLNG) projects in response to European demand and the strong market outlook for cleaner burning fuels in Asia. 

Delfin signed a design and engineering contract with Wison Offshore & Marine to develop the FLNG vessels for the deepwater port projects currently under construction in North America. 

“Wison’s goal is to continue into a full FEED later this year such that FLNG vessel construction can start at their shipyard in mid-2024,” Delfin COO Wouter Pastoor said in a press release.

The Delfin LNG Deepwater Port project can support four FLNG vessels with a combined export capacity of up to 13.3 million tons per annum (mtpa). Delfin has secured commercial agreements for LNG sales and liquefaction services and is in the final phase towards final investment decision on its first two FLNG vessels. 

TechnipFMC Tapped for Girassol Project

TechnipFMC won a contract to install flexible pipe and associated subsea structures for TotalEnergies EP Angola’s Girassol Life Extension project (GIR LIFEX), the company said Aug. 23.

Built to the KFELS B Class design, the AlSila can operate in water depths of over 400 ft and drill to depths of up to 30,000 ft for horizontal and vertical deep wells. (Source: Seatrium)

Last year, TechnipFMC was awarded the engineering, procurement and supply of subsea flowlines and connectors for GIR LIFEX. The company also built the subsea tree systems for the original Girassol development. 

Seatrium Delivers AlSila Jackup

Seatrium Group member Seatrium New Energy said Aug. 22 it has delivered the AlSila jackup to ADNOC Drilling Co. PJSC.

The rig can work in water depths of up to 400 ft and drill to depths of 30,000 ft. It was built at Seatrium’s Pioneer Yard in Singapore. 

TGS Launches Data Verse Offering

TGS ASA launched TGS Data Verse to help companies manage energy data.

On Aug. 28, TGS announced the Data Management as a Service (DMaaS) offering as a cloud-based solution with a suite of tools and technologies to help energy companies efficiently handle their data.

TGS Data Verse will help companies streamline data workflows and accelerate decision-making processes, Jan Schoolmeesters, TGS executive vice president of digital energy solutions, said in a press release. 

Leveraging multi-dimensional input output, the open-source data storage format can reduce storage costs by 30%, TGS said. The offering also provides data analysis and decision-making tools. With machine learning and artificial intelligence readiness, the platform enables users to uncover patterns, trends and insights within data.

PGS Wins African Contract

PGS ASA said Aug. 24 it had won a 3D exploration acquisition contract offshore Africa and that the Ramform Victory’s plan to steam to Brazil has been delayed.

A Ramform Titan Class vessel is expected to mobilize for the African survey in the fourth quarter, subject to final approvals. The program is expected to last four or five months.

PGS also said the Ramform Victory’s mobilization to Brazil for a Petrobras 4D contract survey has been postponed from the third quarter to the fourth quarter due to anticipated delays in permitting for the survey.

ROVOP Tapped for Energean Star Contract

ROVOP signed a new long-term ROV support contract with Energean, ROVOP said on Aug. 24. 

Under the terms of the deal, ROVOP will deploy a work-class ROV onboard Energean’s owned field support vessel, the Energean Star, which is a newly converted platform supply vessel designed to carry out a range of support tasks for Energean.

TGS, Apparition Geoservices to Collaborate

TGS is collaborating with Apparition Geoservices GmbH under a four-year agreement to further develop seismic acquisition programs, TGS said Aug. 28.

Under the agreement, TGS and Apparition will collaborate on joint research, development and testing to fully commercialize Apparition technology in ocean bottom node, towed streamer and XHR data acquisition programs. This collaboration will allow TGS and Apparition to jointly provide integrated, encoded simultaneous source acquisition solutions.

Apparition offers, through its Seismic Apparition methodology, advanced seismic data acquisition techniques using multiple sources for seismic surveys. With multiple simultaneous sources, Seismic Apparition can provide significant productivity gains, densely sampled shot grids, data with high fold and SNR and enhanced low-frequency content.

TGS Acquisition will use the Apparition methodology to improve efficiency and increase trace density on their OBN and towed streamer surveys.

Add Energy Wins BP Service Contract

ABL Group’s Add Energy has been appointed to a long-term master services agreement to provide well services and emergency well control services for BP, Add Energy announced Aug. 28.

Under the agreement, which is valid for a decade, Add Energy will provide well control engineering modeling services.

Work will be delivered out of Add Energy’s offices in Norway and the U.S..

Add Energy is being integrated into fellow ABL Group company AGR.

STRYDE Launches In-Field Data Processing

Stryde Lens
STRYDE Lens processes seismic data in the field during acquisition. (Source: STRYDE)

STRYDE Ltd. launched a new integrated in-field data processing service, STRYDE Lens, the company announced on Aug. 23. 

The solution expedites access to interpretation-ready onshore subsurface images, the company said. Raw seismic data can take months or years to process. With STRYDE Lens, processing sequences can begin as soon as sufficient data is acquired, eliminating the need to wait until the survey concludes, the company said.

“By enabling remote initiation of data processing on the same system where it's been acquired, companies can access an image of the subsurface very shortly after the end of the seismic survey, while keeping the data within the country—which is mandatory if data export is not permitted,” Amine Ourabah, STYRDE’s chief geophysicist, said in a press release. “This also facilitates best-in-class seismic processing geophysicists to collaborate on the data from any location globally, all while adhering to data export regulations.”

STRYDE Lens was used to process 200 km of 2D seismic data lines in the Middle East after STRYDE's Nimble system acquired the data. The project was managed within the country with the STRYDE Nimble system accessed remotely from London. A high-priority batch of seismic data was delivered a month after acquisition was completed.

DeepOcean Snags Troll B Work

DeepOcean said Aug. 23 it had won a contract from Equinor to support the increased gas export project at Troll B in the northern area of the North Sea.

The project involves replacing the current 15-inch gas export riser with a new 13-inch gas export riser at the Troll B platform. DeepOcean’s contract scope includes engineering, transportation and installation of the gas export riser, subsea tie-ins and pre-commissioning support. 

Project management and engineering for the riser replacement will begin immediately at DeepOcean’s office in Stavanger with further support from the company’s Haugesund office in Norway. Offshore operations are planned in 2024 using the Edda Freya installation vessel, which is on charter to DeepOcean.