The US Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL)has awarded Booz Allen Hamilton a five-year, $98 million prime contract for ‘strategic energy sector planning and analysis.’ Core subcontractors to the deal are Midwest Research Institute, Technology & Management Services and WorleyParsons Group. The contract includes ‘energy sector analysis and planning, engineering analysis, research and development benefit analyses, life-cycle analysis, and energy resource development impact assessment services.’
Meanwhile the US Environmental Protection Agency has awarded Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC) a ‘prime multiple-award blanket purchase agreement’ for IT services. The seven year project is capped at $955 million (for all awardees.) The deal includes call center and application deployment management, network and user support, geospatial services and IT security.
Paradigm has signed a multi-year enterprise contract with Australia-based Santos. The deal gives Santos unlimited access to Paradigm’s seismic interpretation and reservoir characterization products.
ERF Wireless has entered into a strategic agreement with Calgary-based Platinum Communications for the deployment of wireless broadband services to the Canadian oil and gas industry. The deal provides 40,000 sq. mi. coverage for the delivery of ‘digital oil field’ solutions in Alberta.
Floating Production, Storage and Offloading (FPSO) contractor BW Offshore has contracted IFS for the supply of its project-based business applications. These include project management, material management, human resources, financials and after-sales. Other IFS users include Heerema, Babcock Engineering Services, Harland and Wolff, Dresser-Rand and Yantai Raffles.
ISS Group reports that S.E. Asian joint venture of National Oil companies operating an offshore asset in Asia has selected ISS Group as the supplier for its Asset Volume Management System (AVMS). ISS Group’s Oil & Gas Suite will be used for data collection, hydrocarbon allocations, reporting and data visualization. Contract value is in excess of US$1.25 Million including ongoing annual maintenance and support services. The company also announced an AUD 615,000 sale of its BabelFish tool to Origin Energy for its gas nominations and liquids trucking system.
Saudi Aramco has awarded KBR a contract for front-end engineering and design and project management services on its Shaybah natural gas liquids
Petrobras has adopted cross-asset trading, risk management and operations processing software from OpenLink. OpenLink’s Endur and cMotion solutions will be deployed at its crude oil and refined products business in Rio de Janeiro, London, Houston and Singapore.
StatoilHydro has awarded Tierra Geophysical a contract for the joint development of seismic imaging software. Tierra’s finite difference propagators will be combined with StatoilHydro’s expertise of imaging complex geological settings with large velocity variations. Tierra is to commercialize software developed during the project including an optimized reverse time migration solution.
ConocoPhillips has contracted Invensys Operations Management for the provision of dynamic simulation technology to be embedded in ConocoPhillips’ proprietary ‘E-Gas’ solution. Invensys’ DynSim software will improve the design, start-up and operation of new coal gasification plants. Invensys will be a ‘preferred supplier’ of dynamic simulation software to E-Gas licensees.
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