Fincantieri Offshore is working on an alternative concept for a ship-shaped compressed natural gas carrier that could economically transport gas from stranded fields, compressed onboard to a pressure of 166 bar (2,407 psi), to a standard onshore unloading station or an existing regasification plant up to 1,500 mi (2,414 km) away.
Saipem's crane vessel S7000 has installed the 7,000-metric ton OFQ living quarters platform for Total's Ofon Phase 2 project offshore Nigeria. Eiffel Nigeria Ltd. is completing hookup and commissioning of the facility, which will be bridge-linked to the new Ofon P2 wellhead platform.
Classifcation society Bureau Veritas has entered a technical and commercial cooperation agreement with French hydrodynamic specialist HydrOcean, which will provide computational fuid dynamics services to BV's offshore clients.
Factorig, a division of Paris-based well engineering services provider Dietswell, was formed in Abu Dhabi in 2006 to provide rig inspection and QHSE auditing services using proprietary software developed for a wide range of drilling equipment.