Offshore Vessels News


Malaysia: Petronas Launches Investigation into Fatal Offshore Incident

Oct 29, 2020

Malaysian oil and gas giant said Thursday it was investigating the cause behind the incident that happened earlier this week when the Dayang Topaz offshore vessel crashed into its platform at the Baram field, off Sarawak.'A thorough assessment of the platform structures is being carried out…

IRClass Classes India's First LNG-FSRU

Oct 29, 2020

Ship classification society Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass) has classed India’s first LNG-FSRU.Built at Hyundai Shipyard in Ulsan, South Korea, the 180,000 cu.m, the Indian-flagged, is designed for continuous operations without the need for drydocking over a period of 20 years…

Eidesvik Offshore Nets Vessel Charters with Wintershall Dea, Deme

Oct 29, 2020

Norwegian offshore vessel owner Eidesvik offshore has this week won contracts for two of its vessels, the Viking Princess and the Viking Neptun.On Wednesday, Eidesvik said it had secured a deal with the Norwegian oil firm Wintershall Dea Norge…

GC Rieber Shipping Nets W2W Gig in Offshore Wind Sector

Oct 28, 2020

Norwegian offshore vessel owner GC Rieber Shipping has won a short-term charter for its Polar Queen walk-to-work vessel.GC Rieber Shipping said Wednesday the contract for the vessel was with a  'Tier 1 client in Europe for work in an offshore wind park…

Malaysia: Two Dead After Offshore Vessel Rams into Oil Platform

Oct 27, 2020

Two crew of a Malaysian offshore support vessel died on Tuesday after their ship hit a [platform] operated by state oil firm Petronas off the state of Sarawak on Borneo island.The Dayang Topaz rammed into the Baram B oil platform after its anchor cable broke in bad weather…

Shearwater Secures Five-month Extension for Offshore Survey in Brazil

Oct 27, 2020

Seismic survey services company Shearwater GeoServices has won a five-month contract extension for CGG’s Brazil Nebula multi-client survey.This extension-period starts in the late fourth quarter of 2020 and will be conducted by the Oceanic Sirius vessel…

FSO Nabarima Is 'Upright' but Crude Transfer Could Be Risky

Oct 26, 2020

A Venezuelan floating oil facility that had been listing in recent weeks is upright and shows no sign of sinking, but plans to offload crude from the vessel posed some risks, the energy minister of neighboring Trinidad and Tobago said on Thursday…

Nord Stream 2 Pipelaying Vessel Nears Project Hub

Oct 26, 2020

Russian pipe-laying vessel Akademik Cherskiy, expected to be used to finish the Moscow-led Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, is heading towards the German project hub of Mukran, Refinitiv Eikon data showed on Monday.According to the ship tracking data…

Singapore: Keppel O&M, EMA Award Grant for Floating Energy Storage System Pilot

Oct 26, 2020

Singapore's Energy Market Authority (EMA) and Keppel Offshore & Marine have jointly awarded a research grant to pilot Singapore’s first floating Energy Storage System (ESS). This project was awarded to a consortium led by Envision Digital International Pte Ltd (Envision Digital)…

PHOTO: Heerema Installs P11-Unity Platform

Oct 26, 2020

Dutch offshore installation services firm Heerema Marine Contractors has installed one of the world's smallest offshore gas platforms using its Sleipnir semi-submersible crane vessel - which is the world's largest -  in the Dutch sector of the North Sea…

Pacific Drilling Can't Appeal Samsung Drillship Case Ruling

Oct 23, 2020

Offshore drilling contractor Pacific Drilling can't appeal the ruling under which it was in January ordered to pay $320 million to Samsung Heavy Industry for a 2015 drillship order cancellation.Pacific Drilling had placed the order for the Pacific…

Bangladesh Cancels LNG Import Tender over High Prices

Oct 23, 2020

Bangladesh is canceling another tender to import liquefied natural gas (LNG) in December, as it received one offer to supply the shipments that were too expensive, a senior energy ministry official said on Friday.The offer from the Asian unit of Vitol to supply 138…

Turkey May Work with Foreign Companies to Bring Online Giant Black Sea Gas Find

Oct 23, 2020

Turkey may cooperate with foreign firms to bring online its giant gas find in the Black Sea, made in August this year.As reported by Reuters, the country's energy minister Fatih Donmez said on Thursday that Turkey would operate the gas field…

Gallery: Nexans Aurora Fitted With Cable Lay Equipment

Oct 23, 2020

Norwegian offshore shipbuilder Ulstein, constructing the Nexans Aurora cable layer for Nexans, has this week said that the installation of Maats cable laying equipment on the vessel has begun.Per Ulstein, Maats’ & Marine Fabricators’ installation team arrived on site on October 14…

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