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With 22 active heave compensated (AHC) cranes ranging from 10t to 250t currently operational on its vessels and another 17…
Published in OE: 2012 / January
Tuesday, 01 November 2011 13:42

Heavy lifter goes for growth

With a number of new vessels in the works and others just starting to make their presence felt in the…
Published in OE: 2011 / November
Saturday, 01 October 2011 14:20

There's something about the seabed

Back from the SEG annual meeting in San Antonio, Andrew McBarnet detects stirrings in the market for ocean bed seismic…
Published in OE: 2011 / October
Thursday, 01 September 2011 17:18

Super-sizing for market success

The offshore yard of Hyundai Heavy Industries in Korea will start cutting steel for Dockwise's new marine transportation super vessel…
Published in OE: 2011 / September
Thursday, 01 September 2011 16:21

The winds of change

Seaway Heavy Lifting (SHL) is anticipating a relatively quiet year or two for its vessels in the North Sea but,…
Published in OE: 2011 / September
Sunday, 31 July 2011 19:00

Stimulating work

Baker Hughes' latest fracturing and stimulation vessel, the Blue Tarpon, is designed for operations in the Lower Tertiary play of…
Published in OE: 2011 / August
Wednesday, 06 July 2011 19:00

Sea change

The proliferation of modern specialist vessels serving just about every sector of the offshore oil & gas business has not…
Published in OE: 2011 / July
On 1 July 2011, Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis) announced that it reached an agreement with The Rezayat Group of…
Tuesday, 07 June 2011 19:00

Berthing the fledgling FLNG breed

With floating LNG facilities now widely acknowledged to be a key enabler for exploiting stranded gas reserves, Trelleborg Marine Systems'…
Published in OE: 2011 / June
Saturday, 30 April 2011 19:00

Jackup installer at the cutting edge

Finland's Wärtsilä and Norway's Aker Solutions are combining their respective fields of expertise to develop the ultimate environmentally friendly offshore…
Published in OE: 2011 / May
The world's largest cargo barge – Heerema's H-851 – announced its arrival on the offshore scene in 1988 when installing…
Published in OE: 2011 / April
Tuesday, 01 March 2011 18:00

Oleg set to join the SHL fleet

Seaway Heavy Lifting will shortly take delivery of its second heavylift crane vessel, the state-of-the-art Oleg Strashnov. David Morgan looks…
Published in OE: 2011 / March
Tuesday, 01 February 2011 18:00

ROVs ahead of the game

Exploration and production at greater depths and a heightened emphasis on safety could mean even bigger roles for ROVs in…
Published in OE: 2011 / February
Tuesday, 01 February 2011 18:00

Safe passage for Sonangol crews

With a year of incident-free operation in West Africa under their belt, Steve Douglas and David Brittan reckon combining the…
Published in OE: 2011 / February
Tuesday, 01 February 2011 18:00

Learning to get along

The old rivalry between ROV pilots and divers appears to be breaking down, as both sides recognize the considerable benefits…
Published in OE: 2011 / February