Subsea 7 Completes Acquisition of Siem Offshore Contractors
Subsea 7 completed the acquisition of Siem Offshore Contractors, making it a wholly owned subsidiary of the Subsea 7 Group. Two vessels, the interarray cable-lay vessel, Siem Aimery, and the support vessel, Siem Moxie, were acquired from Siem.
This brings to 37 the number of vessels operated by Subsea 7. In its 4Q results, the company said it operated 35 vessels, of which 29 were active at the end of that quarter.
Subsea 7 has been making other moves to strengthen its position in the offshore business. In February it agreed to acquire 60% holding in Xodus Group, an energy consultancy, from Chiyoda, forming a joint venture. The intended Schlumberger/Subsea 7 joint venture announced in February is based on the Subsea Integration Alliance established in 2015. It combines the subsurface expertise, subsea production systems, and subsea processing systems of OneSubsea with Subsea 7’s capabilities in subsea umbilical, riser, and flowline systems. Subsea 7 said in its 4Q report that it will not continue the KG7 alliance established in 2015 with KBR/Granherne. The companies will instead work together on a project-by-project basis.
US Lifts Metal Tariffs on Canada, Mexico
The decision may alleviate some of the pressures oil and gas producers faced in the wake of their imposition last year. Canada and Mexico made up a combined 20% of US imports of oil country tubular goods in 2017.
US Exceeds One-Year Mark as Natural Gas Exporter
An EIA report shows natural gas exports reaching 4.6 Bcf/D in February, the 13th consecutive month in which the country's natural gas exports exceeded its imports. Exports are projected to reach 7.5 Bcf/D by 2020.
Ashtead Technology Acquires Aqua-Tech Solutions
Ashtead Technology has acquired Louisiana-based subsea equipment rental and cutting services specialist, Aqua-Tech Solutions, as part of the company’s international growth plans in the US.
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15 May 2019
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