Middle East

Contracts roll in for Aqualis

Dubai: Aqualis Offshore, part of Oslo-listed Aqualis ASA, has bagged three new contract awards for the company’s Middle East offices.

The company’s Dubai office has entered into an agreement with ONGC to provide the oil company with rig moving and marine warranty services offshore India. The initial contract is for nine months, with options to renew it for further 12-month periods. 

Aqualis Offshore has also secured an award from an undisclosed client for providing detailed engineering for the conversion of two jack-up rigs into mobile offshore production units (MOPU). Its Dubai office will manage one of the projects while the company’s Houston office will lead the other MOPU conversion. 

The third deal is an annual call-out contract between Aqualis Offshore’s Abu Dhabi office and Total ABK for work at the Abu Al Bukhoosh field in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Scope of work includes marine inspections, rig moving and general marine services.  

Contract values are undisclosed.

“The Middle East is still the world’s biggest oil and gas market. Building up a strong presence here has therefore been a priority for us, because it puts us in a position where we can compete for jobs like these,” said Reuben Segal, director – Middle East, Aqualis Offshore. 

In mid-September, Aqualis Offshore announced that it will provide offshore rig moving services over the next three years for Saudi Aramco’s jack-up rigs operating in the Arabian Gulf. 

Aqualis Offshore is a specialized marine and offshore engineering consultancy focusing on the shallow and deep-water segments of the offshore oil, gas and wind industries. [21/01/14]

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