Sales, contracts and deployments

IDS, Premier, EnergySolutions, Quatar Petroleum, RSI, Vanco, Kosmos, Tullow and SpretrumData.

Independent Data Services has inked a three year extension to its contract with Premier Oil’s drilling division. Premier has used IDS’ rigsite data communications infrastructure since 1998. The new contract sees the implementation of IDS’ Datanet2 ‘rich internet applications.’ Tim Hanson, Premier’s group drilling manager said, ‘IDS has set the corporate standard for drilling data reporting for Premier for the past decade. Adopting DataNet2 is a logical step. IDS has the best supported software in the industry, with technical back-up available 24/7.’ Initially Premier is to deploy IDS’ DrillNet (drilling) and GeoNet (geological) reporting services while trialing the StockNet inventory and asset management tool in Vietnam.


Qatar Petroleum (QP) is expanding its use of EnergySolutions’ software with a network license for PipelineStudio, the pipeline design and off-line simulation package. QP has been using PipelineStudio for gas applications for a while and has added the liquids module. PipelineStudio combines graphical configuration and reporting tools with a simulation engine that provides ‘robust and reliable’ solutions to steady-state and transient problems.


Offshore Hydrocarbon Mapping Group’s Rock Solid Images (RSI) unit reports on service deals involving the provision of technical services including rock physics modeling, well and seismic data conditioning and prestack reservoir property inversion to Vanco Energy Company. Ron Wallace, Vanco VP exploration said, ‘RSI’s rigorous rock physics analysis can reduce risk in rank exploration areas such as our deepwater West African and Ukrainian portfolios. RSI has also signed with a Kosmos Energy/Tullow joint venture to provide rock physics-driven, reservoir property inversion services on the Jubilee Field, offshore Ghana.


Transnet Ltd. has awarded Siemens Energy Sector a €40 million contract to supply automation equipment for the ‘NMPP’ multiproduct pipeline in South Africa. The 700km pipeline will transport gasoline, diesel and jet fuel from Durban to the country’s industrial and business center, Gauteng. The project includes master and backup control centers and automation solutions for pumping stations. The deal includes SCADA, telecoms, automation and management information and security systems. The NMPP is expected to become operational in 2010.


SpectrumData has signed a contract with an unnamed Malaysian client to transcribe some 10,000 legacy magnetic tapes and migrate the data to modern high density media. The contract means that SpectrumData will expand its Malaysia operation with a new facility in Kuala Lumpur. Project scope includes recovery and transcription of legacy media such as 9-track tape and 3480 and 3590 cartridges. Seismic data currently stored in the RODE format will be ‘de-encapsulated’ and converted to the ‘more readily accessible’ SEGY format.

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