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U.S. engineering firm KBR said it won an engineering support services for operations for Abu Dhabi Gas Development Company’s Al Hosn Project (now ADNOC Sour Gas).
The project is a 60-40 joint venture between Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) and Occidental of Abu Dhabi (Oxy).
Under the terms of the contract, KBR said it will provide personnel, equipment and resources to carry out engineering tasks and technical support on Shah facilities in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
"KBR is pleased to have the opportunity to provide our value added support services to Al Hosn Gas, and highlights Al Hosn Gas's confidence in KBR's capabilities to deliver in multiple engineering discipline areas across a variety of projects," said Jay Ibrahim, KBR's president for Europe, Middle East and Africa.
The UAE remains a key market for the company’s global energy and hydrocarbons business and the award demonstrates KBRs ability to offer cost effective solutions to customers by combining global expertise and local presence, the company said.
The contract’s revenue will be booked to the E&C's business segment as work orders are awarded, it said.
TechnipFMC has been awarded a subsea contract by Murphy Sabah Oil in offshore Sabah, Malaysia.
The subsea contract is for the Phase 1A Block H Gas Development Project. The project is located in offshore Sabah, Malaysia at a water depth of approximately 1,300 meters.
This contract covers the Engineering, Procurement, Construction, Installation and Commissioning (EPCIC) of the umbilicals, risers and flowlines as well as the transportation and installation of subsea hardware and controls.
Hallvard Hasselknippe, president Subsea Projects at TechnipFMC, commented: “We are proud to have been awarded this contract from Murphy Sabah Oil which demonstrates the strength of our solutions and deepwater capabilities in Malaysia.”
ENGIE has renewed the regasification and storage services contract with Chinese energy group CNOOC for the winter season. This will be provided by the FSRU GDF SUEZ Cape Ann in the port of Tianjin.
The FSRU arrived in Tianjin fully loaded with LNG and started operations at the end of October. The vessel will remain in the Chinese port until Spring 2018.
Cape Ann has previously provided similar services to CNOOC, from November 2013 to January 2017, as a contribution to both LNG and natural gas supply needs.
In addition to the usual FSRU activities, Cape Ann will also transfer LNG into smaller on-shore tanks which are used by CNOOC for LNG trucking activity.
Philip Olivier, head of ENGIE Global LNG, commented: “We are especially pleased to continue this relationship with CNOOC, a long standing partner of ENGIE in the field of LNG. This new contract illustrates ENGIE’s fast track capabilities to provide safe, reliable and flexible LNG importing solutions to meet the needs of our customers.”
ENGIE said that in China it aims to become a benchmark player in China’s energy transition, developing decarbonated, decentralised and digitalised solutions.
Russia’s Gazprom said it has signed an agreement with Iran’s state oil firm that will see it help develop oil and gas projects in Iran, including the Iran-Pakistan-India gas pipeline.
Gazprom and National Iranian Oil Company will “look into the prospects of joining efforts in developing Iranian gas fields with subsequent gas transportation and monetisation, including through liquefaction and petrochemical production,” the Russian firm said in a statement about a memorandum of understanding signed between the two entities during President Vladimir Putin’s visit to Tehran.
Following on from the agreement, the companies will start developing a feasibility study for the design, construction and operation of the Iran-Pakistan-India gas pipeline, among other things.
This is part of an agreement signed by the Russian Energy Ministry and the Iranian Petroleum Ministry as part of the state support for the pipeline construction project.
In a separate agreement between Gazprom and Mansour Moazami, chairman of the executive board of Industrial Development & Renovation Organization of Iran, the parties will study a joint gas liquefaction project, as well as advanced gas processing and petrochemistry in Iran.
Gazprom and NIOC will also develop a concept for a unified system of gas production, transmission and petrochemistry based in Iran, the Russian gas giant said.
“Today, we took a major step forward in Russian-Iranian cooperation in the gas sector. We signed a number of important documents, including the Memorandum for strategic cooperation between Gazprom and Iran’s Petroleum Ministry. As a result, we established the organisational framework for further bilateral cooperation in a range of promising fields,” said Vitaly Markelov, deputy chairman of the Gazprom management committee.
Iran and Russia signed a total of six MoUs during Putin’s visit last week, according to an earlier report.
CB&I has been awarded a contract by a subsidiary of Lukoil for the detailed engineering, procurement and supply of process equipment, including two proprietary coking heaters for the Deep Conversion Complex in Kstovo City, central Russia.
The units will use Chevron Lummus Global's (CLG) delayed coking technology for the processing of 2,100 KTA of refinery residues.
In addition to the engineering, procurement and supply contract, CB&I is continuing to work closely with LUKOIL to assess a broader range of solutions for the project.
"CB&I is pleased to be providing a wide range of services to Lukoil for their project. CLG was previously awarded the coking technology license, and this award demonstrates the value CB&I can bring through an array of technology and engineering solutions to the Russian region," said Duncan Wigney, CB&I's Executive Vice President of Engineering & Construction.
Vaseem Khan, Vice President of Global Engineering at McDermott spoke exclusively to Pipeline Magazine’s Julian Walker about the FEED and EPCI firm’s new transformative digital project delivery solution that will create waves across the oil and gas industry
McDermott International is pushing the boundaries of what traditional EPCI companies have done in the past with digital technology and is working on providing an integrated software platform that can deliver best in industry EPCI solutions for project lifecycle.
Vaseem Khan is the man leading McDermott’s charge into the digital future and helping to put the international EPCI company at the forefront of transforming the oil and gas industry’s digital footprint. At its core McDermott is looking to introduce a new cutting-edge integrated
digital platform, based on Dassault Systèmes 3DEXPERIENCE platform, which will improve efficiency and productivity through the lifecycle of an engineering, procurement, construction and installation
(EPCI) project. The new integrated platform will cover all aspects of a project from inception to decommissioning for life of field services. Khan added: “It is an industry first. We feel we are ahead of the curve in terms of the industry and digital project delivery.” Khan touched on why McDermott felt it needed to step up to the challenge facing the oil and gas industry in terms of embracing the digital world. “We have not come as far enough along as other industries like the automotive or aviation industries and this proves to be a challenge. What we need to do as an industry is to take advantage of digital technologies which are available today and to use them to help us advance.” he said. A reason for the slow uptake has to do with the conservative nature of the oil and gas industry. But as Khan said: “The only constant is change. What McDermott wants is that we are always ahead of the curve.
We see ourselves as transformation agents in the industry.” It is clear that the directive for changing the dynamics of how an energy firm should implement project delivery in a new way comes from the top and Khan is excited to be leading McDermott’s plans to truly digitise the process. “This is a vision. Our vision is to introduce a platform that transforms how we work and the transparency these tools bring is what the industry is calling for,” he added.
Right now, according to Khan, the way the industry deals with engineering, fabrication and commissioning is all document based and McDermott feels it is time to move project delivery into the digital space. “An aspect of engineering that hasn’t changed over the last 30 years is engineering by documents. What is really important now is the transfer of data. We hope to transform this by developing a project management system that removes the silos between different businesses and functions and help transfer information not by documents but by data,” said Khan. He went on to explain: “We are taking all the existing engineering authoring tools, such as AVEVA Plant, Intergraph Plant 3D and interfacing all of these tools within our powerful project lifecycle management system. Effectively we are putting it all on one platform and our Dassault platform is the backbone of it.”
McDermott has been working on building the new system for a number of years and Khan said that the aim is to roll it out in December this year. “We are currently in the user acceptance testing (UAT) phase. We are in phase 1a, which is the engineering part. We intend to roll it out to all of our EPCI projects from December onwards and all our new projects will be done under this new digital project execution platform. The next phase, 1b, will then interface with the construction and commissioning side and should be complete and ready for roll out in the 4th quarter of 2018,” said Khan. As part of the testing phase McDermott is checking the system internally and they are also prototyping it on one of their ongoing projects alongside the old system to see how the new system copes. Khan said: “Once it goes live in December we hope to have removed all of the bugs. We know that whenever a new product goes live there will inevitably be issues. We have set up a support team in all of our main offices, which will be able to handle queries on a fast basis. We are also talking to AVEVA and Intergraph to ensure their authoring tools are fully compatible with our platform.”
As ADIPEC takes place a month before McDermott intends to go live the event will play an important part in showcasing the new digital platform for the first time. “At ADIPEC we will be showing some results from the prototype project we have been running that will demonstrate its potential value. At ADIPEC we will be displaying the new platform in real time to demonstrate its potential as an industry game changer. We are very excited about this,” said Khan.
MCDERMOTT’S DIGITAL MANTRA
McDermott set out with defined goals of what they wanted to achieve with the creation of a new digital project delivery system. Khan explained: “One of the main purposes of building a new platform was to change the way the industry works. We need to find better ways of executing projects. One of the keys elements of this is transparency. The platform we are developing is not only for us. What we are telling our clients is that they will see the same data we see, they will see the same problems we do. So our project execution model is to have full transparency with the operator.” Most importantly, McDermott’s new system will drive change control, transparency and repeatability, according to Khan. “The industry has a habit of doing everything bespoke. Every platform and wellhead we build is bespoke but if you delve further it becomes apparent not everything is bespoke. What our digital solution does is bring about standardisation. This way the operator community can reduce their CAPEX. What we are trying to do through our delivery model is to bring about certainty,” said Khan.
VALUE ADDED SERVICES
For phase two of the platform, Khan said they are looking at a number of ideas and speaking to various Industrial Internet of Things (IIOT) companies. “We want to see how we can use that platform to provide value added services. Once we hand over a facility we would very much like the operator to continue to use our platform. We aim to introduce a platform that offers value added services to our clients and operators post handover. We can bring certainty to operations and to facility operations and maintenance,” noted Khan.
As Khan put it: “A number of operators have versions of this platform. All of them are looking at the same lines. We want to be ahead of all of this. We want to be the leader of the pack.”
LEADER IN THE MIDDLE EAST
McDermott in the Middle East has been a leader for a long time, which Khan says is an important factor when attempting to introduce a new digital project platform. “In the Middle East we have been the leading EPCI contractor for a number of years. We have delivered successfully and safely over 50 jackets and topsides. We have done around 100,000 tons of fabrication. We are a leader in the field we are in. What we are trying to do is change the industry. Bring the costs down and bring certainty to our clients.”
Khan concluded: “By transforming how we work and the transparency these tools bring I think we are doing what the industry is calling out for. I see this not only as a transformation of engineering but a transformation of how we deliver projects.”
Vaseem Khan was appointed Vice President, Global Engineering in August 2015, where he was responsible for McDermott’s seven engineering offices along with Epsom based Centre for Innovation and Research. Based in McDermott’s corporate Headquarters in Houston Vaseem has almost 30 years’ experience on the energy industry. Vaseem holds Bachelor and Master’s degrees in mechanical engineering and a post graduate diploma in international management.