Offshore News


Reach Subsea Takes Volstad's Deep Cygnus Vessel on a 4-year Charter

Jul 14, 2022

Subsea service provider Reach Subsea has chartered Volstad Maritime's offshore construction vessel Deep Cygnus for four years, with an option to extend for one year.The vessel will be equipped with launch and recovery systems (LARS) and ROVs before the delivery to Reach Subsea…

Nord Stream 1 Pipeline Future Depends on Gas Demand and Sanctions, Russia Says

Jul 14, 2022

Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Thursday that the future of the Nord Stream 1 gas pipeline to Germany would depend on gas demand in Europe and Western sanctions against Russia.The pipeline from Russia to Germany is undergoing annual maintenance until July 21…

Strategic Marine Delivers Fast Crew Boat to Centus Marine

Jul 14, 2022

Singapore-based shipbuilder Strategic Marine has delivered a 42m Fast Crew Boat (FCB) to repeat client Centus Marine, the fourth vessel delivered to the offshore marine service provider in the last two years.'The 42m FCB has been designed to meet the specific requirements of oil majors…

Libya's Oil Chief Rejects Sacking, Says Govt Mandate Expired

Jul 14, 2022

The head of Libya's National Oil Corp (NOC) on Wednesday rejected the prime minister's authority to sack him, raising the prospect of an open struggle for control of the state energy producer.In a furious televised speech, Mustafa Sanalla said…

Maersk Wins Second U.S. Contract for Its Wind Turbine Installation Vessel

Jul 14, 2022

Danish offshore services company Maersk Supply Service has won its second offshore wind installation contract in the U.S. The company, best known for its offshore support vessels, in March ordered a wind turbine installation vessel, and won…

Olympic Orders Up to Four CSOVs from Ulstein Verft

Jul 13, 2022

Norwegian shipbuilder Ulstein Verft AS said it has secured a contract from Norway-based Olympic to build two Construction Service Operation Vessels (CSOVs), with options for two additional vessels.The vessels, which are based on the ULSTEIN…

One Million Gallons Collected from US' Longest Running Oil Spill

Jul 13, 2022

Response crews have collected more than one million gallons of oil from a Gulf of Mexico spill that has been ongoing for nearly 20 years.The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) and partner agencies have been working to contain oil that continues to leak from damaged wells in Mississippi Canyon Block 20 (MC-20)…

Solstad, Siem, Standard Supply Score Offshore Vessel Contracts

Jul 11, 2022

Norwegian offshore vessel owners Solstad Offshore, Siem Offshore, and Standard Supply have all secured offshore vessel contracts in the past few days.Solstad Offshore on Monday said it had secured a contract for the platform supply vessel Normand Swan in Australia…

Rovco Charters VOS Star

Jul 11, 2022

ROV services firm Rovco has chartered the VOS Star vessel from owners to support the delivery of its offshore wind farm projects.  The 68m long DP2 multi-purpose support vessel will support Rovco’s increasing number of secured offshore wind campaigns throughout 2022…

Eidesvik Offshore Bags 3-year Deal for Platform Supply Vessel

Jul 08, 2022

Norwegian oil and gas company Aker BP has awarded offshore shipowner Eidesvik Offshore a three-year contract for the platform supply vessel Viking Prince.The contract for the 89,6 meters long Viking Prince will begin after the completion of the vessel’s ongoing contract with Equinor…

Asia Spot LNG Prices Rise on Uncertainty over Nord Stream, Japan Supplies

Jul 08, 2022

Asian spot liquefied natural gas (LNG) prices jumped this week on fears of possible Russian supply disruptions to Japan and on rising demand due to a heatwave and concerns over the return of the Nord Stream pipeline after its planned 10-day maintenance…

Australia: Shell Ships LNG from Prelude FLNG Despite Staff Stoppages

Jul 08, 2022

Shell said on Friday it had loaded and shipped a cargo of liquefied natural gas (LNG) this week at its Prelude floating LNG facilityafter workers scaled-down industrial action at the site off northwestern Australia.The oil and gas giant slowed output at the 3…

Intelatus Provides Snapshot of U.S. Offshore Wind Industry Progress

Jul 06, 2022

The U.S. offshore wind sector continues its journey to deploy 30 GW of offshore wind by 2030 and 110 GW by 2050, Intelatus Global Partners said in its July U.S. offshore wind report.Two major OCS projects with around 940 MW of capacity have reached FID and have started onshore construction…

Solstad Offshore Sells Platform Supplier to Atlantica Shipping

Jul 06, 2022

Solstad Offshore has sold the platform supply vessel Normand Aurora for an undisclosed fee.The Norwegian offshore vessel owner said that the delivery of the vessel to the new owner took place Tuesday, July 5, 2022.While Solstad did not say who the buyer was…

Norway's OSM Maritime Buys New Zealand's Kingston Offshore Services

Jul 05, 2022

Norway's offshore and maritime services provider OSM Maritime (OSM) has bought New Zealand’s oil and gas and offshore marine service firm Kingston Offshore Services. 'The acquisition was completed on June 30th and aims to further strengthen OSM’s current operations and services in Oceania…

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