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BP Taps KBR for Greater Tortue

May 09, 2019

Engineering house KBR has been awarded a contract to support BP's Greater Tortue Ahmeyim Project, off Senegal and MauritaniaThe work is an engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) contract to provide facilities integration…

DEME orders heavy lift vessel from COSCO

Mar 02, 2017

Belgium marine contractor DEME has ordered a new, 300-tonne lifting capacity offshore transport and installation vessel, to be called Orion, from China's COSCO.  The vessel is set to be delivered in 2019 and will be deployed by DEME’s…

ABB divests HV cable business

Sep 21, 2016

Germany's NKT Cables is acquiring ABB’s global high-voltage cable system business with a total enterprise value of US$934 million. The business is part of ABB’s Power Grids division, which is currently undergoing a strategic review. The sale includes ABB's new cable laying vessel…

Getting fishy

Apr 01, 2016

The race is on to create an autonomous, resident underwater vehicle capable of long-term inspection operations and eventually a level of intervention. Elaine Maslin takes a look at BG Group’s version. FlatFish during shallow water seatrials…

BP ends Oceaneering vessel contract

Feb 03, 2016

BP has informed Oceaneering that it has terminated its contract with the Bourbon Oceanteam 101 vessel, effective May 2016. The vessel had been hired by the supermajor to work offshore Angola. Prior to the early termination notification…

Kosmos gets Achiever extension, dayrate drop

Oct 01, 2015

Dallas-based Kosmos Energy entered into a deal with Atwood Oceanics that will see the exploration and production company get an extension, and a reduced rate for the Atwood Achiever ultra deepwater rig for operations offshore Northwest Africa…

Husky begins second South White Rose well production

Sep 09, 2015

Husky Energy has commenced production from a second oil well at the South White Rose extension drill center offshore Newfoundland and Labrador. The two wells are expected to ramp up to a combined net peak production of 15,000 b/d. South…

Unique Group delivers Vaila to Aberdeen

May 14, 2015

Unique Group, one of the world’s leading integrated turnkey subsea and offshore solution providers, delivered two new dive systems and a diving vessel worth around £5million to global services provider, Vertech. The Hydracraft 1500 Daughter Craft vessel…

SIOFF agrees to Daya vessel sale

May 01, 2015

Siem Offshore (SIOFF) agreed to sell Siem Daya 1 to Daya for US$120 million. In addition, SIOFF is entitled to a 60/40 profit share in SIOFFs favor based on the profit Daya makes on the vessel limited to an additional $10 million…

MacGregor makes delivery

Apr 29, 2015

Following an order announced in October 2013, MacGregor, part of Cargotec, delivered and commissioned 45 variable frequency drive (VFD) winches and a full control system for the recently completed heavy-lift crane barge Hyundai HLV-10000…

NADL, Rosneft delay deal termination

Apr 20, 2015

Norway-based North Atlantic Drilling (NADL) and Russia's Rosneft recently agreed to extend the termination date of the 2014 framework agreement until May 31, 2017. The agreement states that either party can end the agreement, including any offshore drilling contracts…

Northern delays jackup deliveries

Mar 31, 2015

Northern Offshore is delaying the delivery of two of its high specification jackups due to the downturn of the drilling market. The West Navigator. From NADL.   Northern was able to…

HLX and BP amend Q5000 contract

Feb 27, 2015

Helix Energy Solutions Group (HLX) and BP Exploration & Production have agreed to amend their existing 2013 agreement for the Q5000 to provide well intervention services in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. The amendment will defer the commencement of work…

A stabilizing influence

Oct 03, 2014

When the Varg A monotower offshore Norway required stabilization, IK came up with a novel, remote, subsea solution. Elaine Maslin found out more after hearing about the project at the Underwater Technology Conference in Bergen earlier this year…

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