McDermott and Petrofac Form Strategic Alliance
McDermott International, Inc. (NYSE:MDR) (“McDermott”) and Petrofac Limited (“Petrofac”), an international oil and gas facilities service provider, announced today they have formed a strategic marketing alliance to pursue top-tier deepwater subsea, umbilical, riser and flowline (“SURF”) projects.
Petrofac’s JSD 6000 new vessel complements McDermott’s global fleet as it offers top-tier functionality for a wide range of ultra-deepwater pipelay, subsea lowering and above surface construction work, through its combined J-lay, S-lay and ultra-heavy lift capabilities. (Photo: Business Wire)
The five-year alliance expects to provide oil and gas companies a competitive, integrated solution across a broad range of complex engineer, procure, construct, install (“EPCI”) Subsea projects in deep and ultra-deepwater across the US Gulf of Mexico, Mexico, Brazil, the North Sea, Mediterranean and West Africa.
Leveraging the complementary capabilities and experience of both companies, the alliance will open up further EPCI opportunities by combining McDermott’s specialty SURF fleet, its new Derrick Lay Vessel DLV 2000 and strong subsea fabrication capability with Petrofac’s world class JSD 6000 installation vessel. Currently under construction, the JSD 6000 complements McDermott’s vessels, offering top-tier functionality for a wide range of ultra-deepwater pipelay, subsea lowering and above surface construction work, through its combined J-lay, S-lay and ultra-heavy lift capabilities.
“The strategic value of this alliance benefits our clients by combining each company’s strengths to create a new competitive top-tier market participant,” said Scott Cummins, Senior Vice President, Commercial for McDermott. “As a leading offshore and subsea EPCI contractor, McDermott has a demonstrated track record of delivering complex, Subsea projects such as the ongoing INPEX Ichthys Gas Condensate SURF project offshore Australia. We look forward to partnering with Petrofac on projects of this complexity and scale in the deep water environment.”
Yves Inbona, Managing Director for Petrofac’s Offshore Capital Projects business, said: “We are delighted to be working with McDermott who are natural partners to progress our offshore strategy in the challenging yet ultimately rewarding SURF markets.”
ABOUT THE ALLIANCE
The key terms of the Alliance are:
- Territory: U.S. Gulf of Mexico, Mexico, West Africa, Brazil, North Sea and Mediterranean.
- Scope: SURF projects above US$200 million
- Duration: Five years (plus follow-on time to deliver secured projects)
- Structure and scope: project scope is anticipated to be split between partners roughly equally, but according to the specifics of a particular opportunity, and governed by separate project agreements.
McDermott is a leading provider of integrated engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) services for upstream field developments worldwide. The Company delivers fixed and floating production facilities, pipelines and subsea systems from concept to commissioning for complex Offshore and Subsea oil and gas projects to help oil companies safely produce and transport hydrocarbons. Our clients include national and major energy companies. Operating in more than 20 countries across the world, our locally focused and globally integrated resources include approximately 13,800 employees, a diversified fleet of specialty marine construction vessels, fabrication facilities and engineering offices. We are renowned for our extensive knowledge and experience, technological advancements, performance records, superior safety and commitment to deliver. McDermott has served the energy industry since 1923 and is listed on the New York Stock Exchange. As used in this press release, McDermott includes McDermott International, Inc. and its subsidiaries and affiliates. To learn more, please visit our website at www.mcdermott.com.
Petrofac is an international service provider to the oil and gas production and processing industry, with a diverse customer portfolio including many of the world’s leading integrated, independent and national oil and gas companies. Petrofac designs, builds, operates and maintains oil and gas facilities, delivered through a range of innovative commercial models, enabling it to respond to the distinct needs of each client and helping them to transform the value of their assets across the oil and gas life cycle. Petrofac’s service offering is underpinned by its ability to develop resource holders’ local capability through the provision of skills training with competency development and assurance frameworks. Around 20,000 employees operate out of seven strategically located operational centres, in Sharjah, Aberdeen, Abu Dhabi, Woking, Chennai, Mumbai, and Kuala Lumpur and a further 24 offices worldwide. Petrofac is quoted on the London Stock Exchange (symbol: PFC). For additional information, please refer to the Petrofac website at www.petrofac.com.
FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS
In accordance with the Safe Harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, McDermott cautions that statements in this press release which are forward-looking, and provide other than historical information, involve risks, contingencies and uncertainties that may impact McDermott’s actual results of operations. These forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements about the expected benefits and rewards resulting from the alliance and the expected timing of delivery of Petrofac’s new build vessel. Although we believe that the expectations reflected in those forward-looking statements are reasonable, we can give no assurance that those expectations will prove to have been correct. Those statements are made by using various underlying assumptions and are subject to numerous risks, contingencies and uncertainties, including, among others: adverse changes in the markets in which we operate or credit markets, our inability to successfully execute on contracts in backlog, changes in project design or schedules, the availability of qualified personnel, changes in the scope or timing of contracts, and contract cancellations, change orders and other modifications. If one or more of these risks materialize, or if underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those expected. You should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. For a more complete discussion of these and other risk factors, please see McDermott’s annual and quarterly filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2013 and subsequent quarterly reports on Form 10-Q. This news release reflects management’s views as of the date hereof. Except to the extent required by applicable law, McDermott undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement.
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