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Chinese, Malaysian Offshore Oil Vessels in South China Sea Standoff

Apr 17, 2020

A Chinese government survey ship is tagging an exploration vessel operated by Malaysia's state oil company Petronas in disputed waters in the South China Sea, three regional security sources said on Friday.China's Haiyang Dizhi 8 entered waters near Malaysia on Thursday…

Australian OSV Player Wins Taiwan Wind Farm Gig

Apr 17, 2020

Australian offshore vessel owner traditionally providing vessels in support of the Australian oil and gas industry has secured a contract in the offshore wind space in Taiwan.The company, MMA Offshore, said Friday it had won a contract with…

Vard to Build Taiwan-bound Offshore Wind Farm Vessel

Apr 17, 2020

Norwegian shipbuilder Vard has said it has won a contract to design and build a Service Operation Vessel (SOV) for Ta San Shang Marine.The news comes a day after Orsted confirmed it would charter a newbuild SOV from Ta San Shang - a JV between MOL and TTM - on a 15-year deal…

One-year Delay for Prosafe Rig Contract with Total

Apr 17, 2020

The article was updated on April 27, 2020, with a statement by EnQuest which explained that the contract for the Safe Zephyrus had been terminated due to COVID-19-related safety concerns and not due to the low oil price.Offshore accommodation…

Offshore Accommodation Unit Attacked in Mexico. Crew Member Injured

Apr 16, 2020

Offshore vessel provider Telford Offshore's offshore accommodation and hook-up unit Telford 28 was attacked earlier this week while anchored in Mexico. One crew member was injured.In an email sent to Offshore Engineer, Telford Offshore said…

Yinson Closes $800M FPSO Refinancing

Apr 16, 2020

Yinson has completed an $800 million refinancing exercise for FPSO John Agyekum Kufuor, with the loan drawn down on April 14.The FPSO firm had announced the refinancing deal for the FPSO located in Ghana back in November 2019. The company at…

IKM Testing in Long-Term Barents Sea FPSO Work Award

Apr 16, 2020

Norwegian energy giant Equinor has awarded IKM Testing a long-term contract for work at Johan Castberg FPSO destined for deployment in the Barents Sea, offshore Norway.The scope of work for IKM Testing covers N2/He Leakage testing & PSV calibration and supplementary work related to testing such as…

Ørsted to Charter First Ever Taiwan-Flagged SOV on 15-Year Deal

Apr 16, 2020

Danish offshore wind farm developer Ørsted has signed a 15-year contract with Ta San Shang Marine, chartering the shipping company to build the world's first-ever Taiwan-flagged service operation vessel (SOV) for the operation and maintenance (O&M) of Ørsted's Greater Changhua offshore wind farms…

Chinese Seismic Vessel Seen Moving Near Malaysia Amid Rising South China Sea Tensions

Apr 16, 2020

A Chinese government survey ship embroiled in a standoff with Vietnamese vessels moved south near Malaysia, shipping data showed Thursday, amid accusations that China is using the pandemic to assert its presence in the South China Sea.The Haiyang Dizhi 8 was spotted off Vietnam this week…

Hurricane Energy 'Very Pleased' with Lancaster EPS Output

Apr 15, 2020

The UK-focused oil firm Hurricane Energy has said it is very pleased with the performance of its Lancaster Early Production System offshore the UK.Hurricane started up its Lancaster field west of Scotland's Shetland Islands in May 2019, via the Aoka Mizu FPSO…

Mexico: Armed Robbers Board Offshore Vessel, Steal Goods

Apr 15, 2020

A Maersk Supply Service's offshore vessel was a target of an armed robbery in Mexico last weekend.Maersk Supply Service confirmed for Offshore Engineer that the incident occurred on Sunday, April 12 offshore Ciudad Del Carmen, Mexico.Armed robbers boarded Maersk Transporter…

Singapore: Foreign Workers Move to Floating Accommodation

Apr 15, 2020

Following a report earlier this week that Singapore would temporarily house foreign workers on offshore flotels due to the COVID-19 crisis, the first group of workers has boarded one of the units.'As part of Singapore's efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19…

Dyna-Mac Nets Offshore Vessel Hull Work

Apr 14, 2020

Singapore-listed Dyna-Mac has won an order to build two upper hull sections of an offshore vessel.Dyna-Mac said Tuesday that the order, from an unnamed repeat client, was valued at S$6.3 million.Under the terms of the contract, Dyna-Mac’s scope of work includes structural fabrication and erection…

OSV Powers Up for Deepwater Efficiency the Island Offshore Way

Apr 14, 2020

While facing the same challenging market conditions as offshore vessel owners and service companies worldwide, Norway’s Island Offshore recently broke free from the enforced conservatism of the E&P sector, by adding not just a new ship to its fleet…

Saipem Crew in Isolation after COVID-19 Case on Pipelaying Vessel

Apr 14, 2020

Several crewmembers aboard Saipem's offshore vessel FDS in a port in the Netherlands have been placed in isolation after a confirmed COVID-19 case aboard.As reported by Saipem last Friday, one crewmember on the pipelayer was disembarked and transferred to isolation after he was confirmed positive…

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