Malaysia’s Sapura Energy has recently secured five new contracts worth RM1.3 billion, or $315 million, in total. Apart from the usual work in the space of offshore oil and gas, the company has won a deal with the Australian Navy as well as its first contract in Egypt.In Egypt, Sapura Offshore has won a sub-contract from Pan Marine Petroleum Services Company, to install six new subsea pipelines in the Gulf of Suez for the Gulf of Suez Petroleum Company (GUPCO), a joint venture between BP plc and Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation, the National Oil Company of Egypt.Works will be carried out in various locations in the Morgan field, with an expected total pipelay of approximately 57 kilometers.Also, Sapura’s drilling subsidiary Sapura Drilling Asia been awarded two new contracts. The first one is with ExxonMobil in Malaysia and is for the provision of its tender assist drilling rig, Sapura T-9 over a three year period at the Tabu field, offshore Malaysia.Sapura Drilling has also been awarded a contract extension by PETRONAS Carigali Sdn Bhd for the provision of semi-tender assisted drilling rig, Sapura Berani. The contract entails the drilling of nine wells at the Sumandak, Erb West and Dulang facilities, offshore Sabah and Peninsular Malaysia.Pipelines for Eni in Indonesia, Rescue system for Oz NavyIn Indonesia, Eni has awarded Sapura and PT Timas Suplindo JV a contract for Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Installation works of two 16-inch diameter offshore rigid pipelines from the Jangkrik facility to a future manifold near Merakes drilling centers.Works will be carried out at water depths of between 70 meters to 1400 meters. The total length of the pipeline system is approximately 95 kilometers. The scope of work includes design, fabrication and offshore installation of foreseen structures, deep water pipeline end terminations (PLETs) and in-line tee (ILT) systems for the East Sepinggan Block, East Kalimantan, Indonesia.In its first contract for The Royal Australian Navy, Sapura said its subsidiary Total Marine Technology Pty Ltd (TMT) has been awarded key roles in the Submarine Rescue Service contract by Phoenix International (Australia) Pty Ltd.TMT has been selected to design and fabricate a Remotely Operated Vehicle, including to design and supply the external propulsion and non-life support-related electrical and control systems as well as the Submarine Rescue Bell.The rescue system will be accepted into operational service in 2022 and will be one of four air transportable systems in the world. The ‘primary mission’ of the system is to deliver rescue capability to The Royal Australian Navy’s submarine fleet. The system will also be capable of supporting other submarine operating nations by means of the NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organisation) standard escape hatch.Spotted a typo? Have something more to add to the story? Maybe a nice photo? Contact our editorial team via email. Offshore Energy Today, established in 2010, is read by over 10,000 industry professionals daily. We had nearly 9 million page views in 2018, with 2.4 million new users. This makes us one of the world’s most attractive online platforms in the space of offshore oil and gas and allows our partners to get maximum exposure for their online campaigns. If you’re interested in showcasing your company, product or technology on Offshore Energy Today contact our marketing manager Mirza Duran for advertising options.
NZHerald 16 July 2012 A group of local body politicians is hoping first-hand stories of encounters with gangs of street prostitutes by residents and business owners in South Auckland will help build political support to ban street prostitution in some areas. A booklet to be released today will set out the reasons why a bill which will allow the Auckland Council to ban street prostitutes in areas such as near homes, schools or sports grounds is needed. It has the backing of Auckland Mayor Len Brown and is aimed at putting pressure on parliamentarians who will soon have to vote on the bill. It follows almost a decade of troubles with street prostitution in South Auckland areas such as Hunters Corner since the Prostitution Reform Act passed in 2003. http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10819818
Gwyneth Blair. (Image: Facebook)GREENSBURG – An 8-year-old girl is recovering after being struck by a pickup truck and her family says her courageous actions may have saved her uncle’s life.According to the Greensburg Daily News, a van driven by Mary Tichenor, 52, of Rushville, lost power to the brakes and rolled through a stop sign at the Washington and Ireland Street intersection Tuesday afternoon.Tichenor was unable to stop and struck a Chevy Pickup truck operated by Daniel Tempest, 56, of Greensburg.The impact forced the pickup onto the sidewalk on Ireland Street where Gwyneth Blair, 8, of Greensburg, and her uncle Hershel Blair, 26, were walking.Hershel has a shunt in his head and any head trauma could likely turn fatal, the newspaper reported.Gwyneth pushed her uncle out of harm’s way before being struck by the oncoming vehicle. The young girl was life lined to Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis for treatment of a broken arm and abrasions.We spoke with Gwyneth’s mother, Christina Franklin, after the family returned home from the hospital Thursday afternoon.“She’s always been pretty brave and strong. I just feel like, honestly, she’s a brave little girl,” Franklin said. “I don’t know what you call a hero honestly. Heroes come in all shapes and forms. She is definitely her uncle’s hero today.”“I just feel God has a bigger plan for her. If this is any indication of what she going to be like when she grows older I feel God has something really big planned for her.”Neither driver was cited in relation to the accident however, Tempest was cited for driving while suspended, according to the newspaper.