MAATS Tech Ltd. is a specialist ship design organization with expertise in the provision of turnkey carousel systems and associated equipment installed in special purpose vessels used for laying flexible pipe, umbilicals and power cables.

Petrofac's engineering and consulting services business, in partnership with Doris Engineering, was awarded a project management contract by Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) for specialized technical assistance and supervision for construction, installation, commissioning, testing and start-up of deepwater subsea wells and infrastructure for the Lakach project in the Gulf of Mexico.

Technip was awarded by the Discovery System a lump sum pipeline installation contract for Discovery’s South Timbalier Block 283 Junction Platform project in the Gulf of Mexico.

Trelleborg Marine Systems was been awarded three contracts to supply docking and mooring equipment and monitoring software to all three liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects on Queensland’s Curtis Island: Queensland Curtis LNG, Gladstone LNG and Australia Pacific LNG.

Transocean Ltd. has reached an agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice to resolve certain outstanding civil and potential criminal claims against the company arising from the April 20, 2010, accident involving the Deepwater Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico.

A McDermott International, Inc. subsidiary has signed a contract for the design and construction of a new high-spec, dynamically positioned combination S-Lay vessel with a 2,000-ton crane.

Shell confirmed Jan. 7 that its Arctic-class drilling unit, the Kulluk, was safely towed to a safe harbor on Kodiak Island in the Gulf of Alaska where it will undergo a thorough safety assessment before resuming its journey to its winter harbor for repairs and maintenance.

Cabinda Gulf Oil Company Limited has selected WorleyParsons Angola Limitada (WPAL) and INTECSEA, Inc. to execute the front end engineering and design (FEED) for the subsea facilities associated with the Lucapa field.

On Nov. 7, damage to a ballast tank on Floatel Superior working in the Norwegian Sea was discovered. Water seepage caused a 3-4 degree tilt that was corrected and rig stability was re-established.

Rosneft and ExxonMobil selected Vostochniy Offshore Structures Construction Yard to conduct a concept evaluation and feasibility study for a platform capable of exploring Kara Sea’s shallow waters.

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