In Brief

Exclusive alliance
SafeSTS and Service Management S.A. have formed an exclusive, five-year region specific alliance to perform ship-to-ship transfer operations of oil and gas in zones in Uruguay and Argentina as approved in the Offshore Lightering Licence.

One of the core strengths which SafeSTS brings to this alliance is its understanding of vessel dynamics, operability and logistics, all of which are underpinned with respect for the country and culture in which it works.

Deal in Oz
Wood has been awarded a new contract by Woodside to support the execution of concept definition for the proposed Scarborough upstream development, offshore Western Australia. Secured under a longstanding master services agreement, this latest contract extends Wood’s 35-year relationship with Woodside across their asset portfolio.

Concept definition level engineering associated with the floating production unit, subsea umbilicals, risers and flowlines, flow assurance and overall system integration of the upstream development, will be delivered by Wood’s specialist field development studies team in Houston, US and Perth, Australia.

Energy challenges
According to a study from Centrica Business Solutions, 80% of businesses believe a quarter of energy needs will be generated onsite by 2025. Alan Barlow, Director of UK & Ireland at Centrica Business Solutions, said: “It’s a great sign that businesses in the UK and Ireland are really forward thinking. But getting an energy strategy right is key to achieving that ambitious 2025 prediction. Firms need to ensure that the energy challenges they have identified are covered in their strategies and have clearly defined actions, targets and budgets against them.”