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Keppel Delivers New Jack-Up Drilling Rig to Borr Drilling

Apr 23, 2020

Singapore-based offshore drilling rig builder Keppel Offshore & Marine has delivered a newbuild jack-up drilling rig to Norway's Borr Drilling.The rig, named Hild, was built to Keppel's KFELS Super B Class design. The Hild is the sixth jack-up that Keppel has delivered to Borr Drilling…

Saipem Unable to Offer Guidance after Coronavirus, Oil Collapse

Apr 23, 2020

Italian oil services group Saipem said on Thursday it could not offer new guidance for the year because of the highly unstable environment created by the COVID-19 pandemic and falling oil prices.Last week the group pulled its 2020 outlook saying…

DOF: Several OSVs Might Go in Layup

Apr 22, 2020

Norwegian offshore vessel operator DOF has warned that several of its vessels might be laid up after the end of their current contracts, citing lack of new work opportunities amid the oil price rout and COVID-19 pandemic effects. On a positive note…

CWind Expands Offshore Vessel Fleet

Apr 22, 2020

UK-based offshore support services provider CWind has signed a long-term charter deal with Dalby Offshore for several offshore vessels that will support offshore wind farms in the UK North Sea.The deal will see CWind immediately add four new…

Innogy Sells Offshore Wind Installation Vessel

Apr 22, 2020

Germany-based energy firm innogy has sold its offshore installation vessel ‘Seabreeze II’ to Hong Kong-based firm SPIC Ronghe International Financial Leasing Co. Ltd. Richard Sandford, Director of Offshore Investment & Asset Management at innogy…

Qatar Books Chinese Shipyard Capacity in LNG Carrier Fleet Expansion Push

Apr 22, 2020

Qatari state-owned oil and gas company Qatar Petroleum has signed a deal to reserve LNG ship construction capacity in China in a deal potentially worth more than $3 billion.QP said that the reserved LNG carrier construction capacity would be used for QP’s future LNG carrier fleet requirements…

30+ Companies Compete for Guyana Crude Trading Deal

Apr 22, 2020

More than 30 companies, including commodities traders like Gunvor and Vitol as well as units of oil majors like Exxon Mobil and Royal Dutch Shell, submitted expressions of interest for a contract to market the Guyanese government's share of the country's crude…

Scottish Airline Brings Polish, Latvian Workers to North Sea Vessels

Apr 21, 2020

Scotland-based airline Loganair has been awarded charter deals to fly offshore vessel workers from Poland and Latvia to the UK North Sea area, helping clients resolve offshore crew changes problems caused by COVID-19 pandemic.Logainair said…

Eni Extends Charter for Torill Knutsen Shuttle Tanker

Apr 21, 2020

Shuttle tanker operator KNOT has secured a contract extension for its Torill Knutsen tanker with Italy's Eni.KNOT said Tuesday that Eni had exercised two of its one-year options to extend the time charter of the Torill Knutsen until November 2022…

Two U.S. Warships in South China Sea Amid China-Malaysia Standoff

Apr 21, 2020

Two U.S. warships are operating in the South China Sea, the Navy said on Tuesday, with three regional security sources saying they were near an area of a standoff between China and Malaysia.The Haiyang Dizhi 8, a Chinese government research ship…

Low Oil Prices to Eviscerate Seismic Players' Revenues

Apr 21, 2020

Offshore seismic contractors, especially the owners of survey vessels, are the ones who will suffer the most from low oil prices and COVID-19 when it comes to the oil and gas supply chain, Rystad Energy has said in its analysis.The Norwegian…

The Year 2020 Will be a Large Stress Test for the Offshore Industry

Apr 20, 2020

As the offshore market entered 2020, many within the industry had an optimistic outlook for the future and the consensus was ‘the worst is behind us’. However, nobody could have foreseen the events that would unfold in Q1 2020 and the impact…

Piracy Incidents Offshore Mexico 'Largely Unreported'

Apr 20, 2020

Piracy activity on the Mexican side of the Gulf of Mexico seems to be picking up, with several attacks in the past month on offshore support vessels.A little over a week ago, a Maersk Supply Service's offshore vessel was a target of an armed robbery offshore Ciudad Del Carmen…

SeaBird Scores South America Contract

Apr 20, 2020

Offshore seismic survey contractor SeaBird Exploration has received a letter of award for a contract in South America.The Oslo-listed company said Monday that the letter of award was for a source contract, without revealing the name of the client…

Thailand's EGAT to Receive 2nd Spot LNG Cargo from Malaysia's Petronas

Apr 20, 2020

State-run Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand said it will buy a second spot-market shipment of liquefied natural gas (LNG) on Tuesday.The state-owned PTT's Map Ta Phut LNG receiving terminal in the eastern part of Thailand will receive the 65…

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