Offshore News


Repair to Oil Pipe that Shut U.S. Offshore Output Due by End of Day

Aug 12, 2022

Crews were expected to replace a damaged oil pipeline piece by the end of the day on Friday, a Louisiana port official said, allowing for the resumption of production at seven offshore U.S. Gulf of Mexico oil platforms.A failed flange connecting…

DEME Offshore's Flagship Vessel 'Orion' Installs Fécamp Substation

Aug 12, 2022

Belgium-based offshore installation firm DEME Offshore has installed the offshore substation of the Fécamp offshore wind farm, offshore France, using its new flagship vessel 'Orion.'The  DP3 installation vessel Orion is equipped with a 5,000-tonne crane…

Oil Leak Contained at Three US Gulf Platforms, Shell Says

Aug 11, 2022

Top U.S. Gulf of Mexico oil producer Shell said on Thursday it halted production at three U.S. Gulf of Mexico deepwater platforms after a leak shut two pipelines connecting the platforms, adding it expected pipeline service to resume on Friday…

Osprey Group Names Massey Head of Heavy Lift Division

Aug 11, 2022

UK-based Osprey Group has appointed Simon Massey as the new Managing Director of its Heavy Lift division. Massey comes to the business with more than 35 years’ industry experience gained from a range of companies, most recently Sarens UK, Weldex and DeMag…

Johan Castberg FPSO Suffered Minor Damage in Fire, Equinor Says

Aug 11, 2022

Equinor's Johan Castberg floating production, storage, and offloading (FPSO) vessel suffered only minor damage during a fire on Wednesday, and the project's timeline will not be affected, a company spokesperson said on Thursday.The vessel is under construction at a shipyard in western Norway…

Eidesvik Offshore to Manage DEME's Viking Neptun Construction Vessel

Aug 11, 2022

Norwegian offshore vessel owner Eidesvik Offshore will manage the construction support vessel Viking Neptun it recently agreed to sell to DEME.The company has now signed a two-year ship management agreement with DEME under which Eidesvik will provide full technical management…

Shell Hires Maersk Supply Service to Fix FPSO Mooring Lines in Brazil

Aug 11, 2022

Danish offshore vessel owner, Maersk Supply Service has won a contract with Shell in Brazil for the mooring line remediation of the FPSO Fluminense, located off the coast of Rio de Janeiro.The scope of the project includes remediation work on two of the Fluminense FPSO's mooring lines…

California Sets Big Offshore Wind Targets

Aug 11, 2022

California on Wednesday set ambitious new targets for offshore wind development, saying turbines along its storied coastline would power some 25 million homes by 2050.In a unanimous vote, the five-member California Energy Commission (CEC) adopted a goal of 3…

Fire Breaks Out Aboard Equinor's Castberg FPSO at Norway Yard

Aug 10, 2022

A fire broke out on Wednesday aboard oil major Equinor's Johan Castberg floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel, which is under construction at a shipyard in Norway, public broadcaster NRK reported.Workers were evacuated and there were no reports of injuries…

INPEX Files $970M Claim Against DSME for Ichthys Venturer FPSO Work

Aug 10, 2022

Japanese oil and gas company INPEX has filed a $970 million claim against South Korean shipbuilder Daewoo Shipbuilding Marine & Engineering, seeking compensation for alleged delays and construction issues related to a 2012 FPSO order.DSME said…

Petrobras Awards $130M Charter Extension for Sapura Esmeralda PLSV

Aug 10, 2022

Malaysia's Sapura Energy has, through a joint venture company, secured a charter extension with Brazil's Petrobras for the pipelaying support vessel (“PLSV”) Sapura Esmeralda. The contract is worth around RM580 million (around $130 million)…

Green Yard Kleven to Refit Two Oceanica PSVs

Aug 09, 2022

Green Yard Kleven in Norway said it has signed a contract with Brazilian shipowner Oceanica to convert two platform supply vessels (PSV) for operations with remotely operated underwater vehicles (ROV) and offshore crane.The two ships, both Marin Teknikk MT6009 design…

Turkey Sends New Oil and Gas Drillship to the Mediterranean

Aug 09, 2022

Turkey sent its new hydrocarbons drilling ship to the Mediterranean Sea on Tuesday but President Tayyip Erdogan said it would operate 55 kilometres (34.18 miles) off Turkey's coast, in an area outside waters also claimed by Cyprus.Speaking at the launch ceremony in the southern province of Mersin…

Equinor Extends Solstad Offshore PSV Charter

Aug 09, 2022

Norwegian offshore vessel owner Solstad Offshore has secured a contract with Equinor for the platform supply vessel Normand Searcher.More precisely, Equinor has declared an option to extend the contract for the PSV for one more year to September 2023…

Emergency Response Plans: Strohm's TCP Flowlines for Woodside's Scarborough Offshore Gas Field

Aug 09, 2022

Strohm, the developer of Thermoplastic Composite Pipes (TCP) for offshore energy applications, has won a contract to manufacture and deliver two TCP flowlines for Australia-based Woodside Energy's giant Scarborough offshore gas project. The…

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