Offshore News


NTSB Releases Preliminary Report on Offshore Platform Helicopter Crash

Jan 17, 2023

The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board has released a preliminary report on the December 29, 2022, fatal helicopter crash near a Gulf of Mexico oil platform. One pilot and three passengers died in the incident.'On December 29, 2022, about 0834 central standard time…

Crowley, ESVAGT to Build Service Operation Vessel for U.S. Offshore Wind Ops

Jan 17, 2023

U.S. maritime services company Crowley and Danish offshore service company ESVAGT will jointly build and operate a service operations vessel (SOV) under a long-term charter with Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy. The vessel will serve in the U…

Mainprize Offshore Equips Fleet with Reygar's Vessel Monitoring System

Jan 17, 2023

Mainprize Offshore, an offshore services company, is installing Reygar's BareFLEET vessel monitoring system on seven of its semi-SWATH crew transfer vessels (CTVs) to make its growing fleet more efficient and improve its operational performance…

Chartwell Marine Gets Grant to Develop Methanol-Fuelled Vessel Design

Jan 17, 2023

Vessel designer Chartwell Marine has won of a £320,000 Innovate UK Smart Grant which will enable Chartwell and consortium partners — Boat Electric & Electronics and Engineered Marine Systems — to develop and test the feasibility of 'a market-first' methanol-fuelled vessel design…

US Offshore Wind: Our Interconnected Future

Jan 16, 2023

It will take a team effort that spans sectors and even industries to meet the United States’ goal of 30 GW of offshore wind by 2030, writes Greg Lennon, ABS Vice President, Global Offshore Wind.As the United States offshore wind (OSW) industry…

Exxon Set to Order Fifth Guyana FPSO, Sizing up More Blocks

Jan 16, 2023

Exxon Mobil Corp. is preparing to approve its fifth oil production project in Guyana and is considering taking additional exploration acreage, the head of its Guyanese operations, Alistair Routledge, told Reuters in an interview. The efforts…

Ecochlor to Install EcoOne Container Unit on Island Drilling's Offshore Rig

Jan 16, 2023

Norwegian offshore drilling contractor Island Drilling has contracted Ecochlor to install their new EcoOne Container Unit on board the Island Innovator semi-submersible rig.Vidar Vik, Technical Section Leader at Island Drilling, said: 'Our research…

Naming Ceremony Held for Edda Wind's CSOV

Jan 16, 2023

Edda Wind, the Norwegian offshore wind vessel owner, held a naming ceremony for its 'Edda Boreas' commissioning service operation vessel on Saturday.The traditional ceremony where a bottle of champagne was sacrificed for good luck took place at Gondan Shipbuilders in Spain…

Indonesia Dispatches Warship to Monitor Chinese Coast Guard Vessel Near Offshore Fields

Jan 16, 2023

Indonesia has deployed a warship to its North Natuna Sea to monitor a Chinese coast guard vessel that has been active in a resource-rich maritime area, the country's naval chief said on Saturday of an area that both countries claim as their own…

Helix Inks Long-term Charter for Glomar Wave

Jan 13, 2023

Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc., announced its robotics division has entered into a three-year charter agreement with two years of options for the DP2 offshore support vessel Glomar Wave for work on a range of opportunities in both the offshore renewables and oil and gas sectors…

Gusting Forward: U.S. Gov't to Simplify Offshore Wind Rules to Meet Climate Goals

Jan 13, 2023

The U.S. Department of the Interior will reform its regulations for the development of wind energy facilities on the country's outer continental shelf to help meet crucial climate goals, it said in a statement on Thursday.The proposed rule changes…

U.S. Gulf of Mexico: Laborde Marine Expands Offshore Vessel Fleet

Jan 12, 2023

New Orleans-based Laborde Marine said Thursday it had acquired two 240-foot (73.15m) deepwater DP-2 offshore supply vessels from L&M Botruc Rental, Inc. and has expanded its fleet of managed vessels. The company said that SOLAS-certified Shelley…

Yinson's FPSO Contract in Nigeria Ends after 16 Years as Client Opts to Buy the Floater

Jan 12, 2023

The Malaysian FPSO leasing company Yinson has completed the 16-year contract for FPSO Adoon in Nigeria as the client Addax decided to buy the FPSO.The contract for the FPSO which has been operating at Block OML 123 offshore Nigeria, had an original term of 8 years until 2014…

Jones Act Uncertainties Persist in US Offshore Wind

Jan 11, 2023

The Jones Act is a single sentence long, and yet somehow that reservation of U.S. domestic maritime commerce to qualified U.S.-flag vessels has spawned numerous complications with respect to offshore wind energy projects. Although not supported by prior experience…

Marlink Equipping Solstad Offshore Fleet with Starlink Connectivity

Jan 11, 2023

Maritime satellite communications services firm Marlink is equipping Solstad Offshore vessels with Starlink connectivity integrated with the Sealink VSAT, L-band backup, and 4G services.'Solstad Offshore is the first offshore vessel operator…

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