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Oil and gas industry news: 24 October 2014

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Bechtel has been recognised for its commitment to safety on the GLNG plant project with a National Safety Award of Excellence from the National Safety Council of Australia. The awards are Australia’s longest running, independent recognition program that honours outstanding health and safety initiatives in the workplace. Bechtel is designing and building the GLNG liquefaction plant and associated infrastructure for Australian company Santos and its partners on Curtis Island in Queensland.

Alasdair Cathcart, general manager, Bechtel’s LNG business line said, ‘the Australian National Safety Award of Excellence recognises engagement by our colleagues and managers working together to develop a world class safety culture on the project. This recognition is a testament to our team’s commitment to always stay true to our values: performing good quality work safely, to the highest ethical standard.’


ClassNK has completed work on a 31 445 GT product tanker, Mutriba, built by Hyundai Mipo Dockyard Co., Ltd. (HMD) as part of a series of vessels being constructed for the Kuwait Oil Tanker Company S.A.K (KOTC). The Mutriba was officially delivered to KOTC at a ceremony held on Kuwait on October 20.

The Mutriba is the fourth and final product tanker to be constructed by HMD as part of this series under ClassNK Rules and Regulations and in line with KOTC’s strict standards on safety and environmental performance. The ship, along with other vessels in the series, utilises the latest in environmentally friendly technology, and is fitted with ballast water treatment systems and possess an Inventory of Hazardous Materials.


Fluor Corporation, in a joint venture with Technip, has been awarded an engineering, procurement and construction management contract by PRPC Utilities and Facilities Sdn. Bhd. For the PETRONAS Refinery and Petrochemical Integrated Development (RAPID) project located in Pengerang, Johor, Malaysia. Under the contract, the Flour and Technip joint venture will be responsible for the utilities, interconnecting and offsites scope of work. Fluor booked the contract in the third quarter of this year.

Ken Choudhary, president of Fluor’s Energy & Chemicals business in the Asia region said, ‘we are honoured by the confidence that PRPC has shown in awarding our team this additional work on the RAPID refinery project. The RAPID project will have a significant positive impact on the Malaysian economy.’


KBR Inc. has been awarded a three year master services agreement (MSA) with Statoil Petroleum AS to provide engineering and procurement services for Statoil on a global scale. This agreement builds upon a long term relationship between KBR and Statoil and provides Statoil access to KBR’s engineering expertise and capacity for their upcoming international field developments.

Stuart Bradie, KBR President and CEO said, ‘we are very excited as this is a great opportunity to provide value added support services to Statoil’s projects globally. This award highlights Statoil’s confidence in KBR’s capabilities to deliver on multiple engineering discipline areas across a variety of projects.’


Phillips 66 Partners has reached an agreement to acquire from Phillips 66 two newly constructed crude oil rail unloading facilities, located in Linden, New Jersey and Ferndale, Washington for US$ 330 million as well as certain assets associated with the Cross Channel Connector Pipeline for an additional US$ 10 million. The acquisition, which is anticipated to close in early December 2014, is expected to be immediately accretive to unitholders.

Greg Garland, Phillips 66 Partners Chairman and CEO said, ‘the acquisition of these high quality logistics assets will enhance both the composition and geographic diversity of the partnership’s portfolio. These strategically positioned assets will allow us to deliver on our plans for achieving top quartile distribution growth.’

Edited from various press releases by Claira Lloyd

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