Offshore News


Contract Extensions for Golden Energy Offshore's Vessel Duo

Apr 13, 2021

Norwegian offshore vessel operator Golden Energy Offshore Management has informed that two vessels it manages have recently secured contract extensions.The Inspection, Maintenance, and Repair Vessel (IMR) vessel Larissa was awarded several months…

Gallery: BP's Giant Argos Platform Arrives in Texas

Apr 13, 2021

BP's behemoth Argos offshore oil platform, the centerpiece of the company's $9 billion Mad Dog 2 project in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, has arrived in the U.S. after a 16,000-mile journey from South Korea.The platform, loaded onboard Boskalis' BOKA Vanguard heavy transport vessel…

Bordelon Marine Announces Leadership Promotions

Apr 12, 2021

Lockport, La. based offshore support and subsea services provider Bordelon Marine said it has promoted Mike Belanger to chief operating officer and Chris Martin to general manager.Having served as Bordelon's general manager for 15 years, Belanger…

ABS Grants Its Software Quality Management Notation for OOS Serooskerke Semi-sub

Apr 12, 2021

The American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) has granted its Integrated Software Quality Management (ISQM) notation to OOS Serooskerke one of the world’s largest semi-submersible, heavy-lift crane platforms.The ABS Integrated Software Quality Management…

Acta Marine Wraps Maintenance Campaign on Bard Offshore 1 Wind Farm

Apr 09, 2021

Acta Marine has this week completed its three-year maintenance campaign for Ocean Breeze on the Bard Offshore 1 wind farm, the first commercial offshore wind farm in Germany.Acta Marine's Acta Auriga walk-to-work support vessel - which offers…

Venezuela: FSO Nabarima Finally Offloads Crude, Paving Way for Offshore Field Output Restart

Apr 09, 2021

A floating facility off the Venezuelan coast has finished offloading crude stored in it for the past two years due to U.S. sanctions, paving the way for output to resume in an oilfield, an official of the facility's operator said on Thursday…

Harvey Gulf Adds Battery Power to Harvey Champion PSV

Apr 08, 2021

U.S.-based offshore vessel operator Harvey Gulf International Marine has said it has converted its Harvey Champion platform supply vessel into a dual-fuel vessel. The Harvey Champion is now operating on both battery power and diesel.  'The Champion now boasts 754 kWh of battery power…

EU Official Urges Turkey to Resolve issues with Greece, Cyprus over Offshore Gas Rights

Apr 07, 2021

European Council President Charles Michel called on Turkey to keep working to resolve disputes with Greece and Cyprus over gas rights in the Mediterranean as he visited Ankara on Tuesday to discuss trade and refugees with President Tayyip Erdogan…

VARD to Build North Star's Dogger Bank SOV Fleet in Vietnam

Apr 06, 2021

Norwegian shipbuilder VARD has won contracts to build three Service Operation Vessels (SOVs) for the UK-based North Star Renewables. The vessels, to be built in Vietnam, will operate on the Dogger Bank Wind Farm in the North Sea, the world's largest…

2021: A Year of Offshore Energy Potential

Apr 05, 2021

After what has seemed like the longest year ever, the offshore energy sector is emerging from a position of strength, from the standpoint of both economics and sustainability. Between the lockdowns implemented to reduce COVID-19, which reduced energy demand…

Shipbuilding: ASRY Receives ASME Accreditation

Apr 05, 2021

The New Construction & Engineering Department of ASRY received ASME Accreditation which allows ASRY to manufacture and repair Coded Pressure Vessels.ASRY attained this accreditation after an extensive review of the company's Quality Assurance Systems…

Petrobras Suspends MODEC from Bidding for FPSO Projects

Apr 05, 2021

Brazilian national oil and gas company Petrobras has suspended Japanese FPSO specialist MODEC from bidding for new floating production storage and offloading vessel projects. A day after the announcement the Japanese firm named a new CEO but…

Seadrill Asks Creditors to Write Off More Than 85% of its Debts

Apr 05, 2021

Offshore drilling rig contractor Seadrill has asked creditors to write off more than 85% of its debts in exchange for a 99% stake in the reorganized company, a court filing showed.The Oslo-listed firm controlled by Norwegian-born billionaire…

Floating Production Systems Market Bounces Back on Recovering Oil Prices

Apr 02, 2021

Orders for production floaters have bounced back over the past month driven by rising crude prices, according to Jim McCaul, head of offshore business intelligence firm World Energy Reports.McCaul bases his assessment on data in a new floating…

Vineyard Wind Taps DEME to Install Wind Turbines off US East Coast

Apr 01, 2021

U.S. offshore wind developer Vineyard Wind has contracted Belgium-based DEME for the offshore transport and installation of the wind turbine generators for the first largescale offshore wind installation in the United States.DEME's U.S. arm…

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