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TGS begins Sunfish survey

Jan 17, 2013

TGS commences 3D data acquisition off LiberiaPolarcus Asima vesselTGS has commenced acquisition of a 3D multi-client survey, Sunfish, which covers up to 7,800 km2 of highly prospective acreage in the Harper Basin, offshore Liberia.…

EMGS wins Asian survey

Jan 17, 2013

EMGS wins contract for 3D EM data acquisitionBOA Thalassa vesselEMGS has received a Letter of Intent for a contract totaling approximately six months of 3D EM data acquisition in Asia. Final confirmation and award of the program is dependent on the customer's internal Tender Board approval…

Shelf Drilling

Jan 10, 2013

Dubai-based Shelf Drilling acquired 38 shallow-water drilling rigs after completing a US$1.05 billion sale with Transocean. Shelf Drilling is also expected to pick up as many as 3500 employees from the deal. Shelf Drilling will take control of seven rigs immediately…

Wartsila wins China supply

Jan 10, 2013

Wartsila has been contracted by China Oilfield Services to supply designs for six new ships, two platform supply vessels, and four anchor-handling tug supply vessels for the South China Sea and Bohai Bay.

Automated moorings

Jan 10, 2013

Cavotec deployed its MoorMaster technology for Dutch private ferry company TESO. The vacuum-based automated mooring technology eliminates the need for conventional mooring lines. Remote-controlled vacuum pads can be mounted to the quayside or on pontoons for easy mooring and release…

Water jet propulsion

Jan 10, 2013

US-based NAMJet recently provided a propulsion solution for Norwegian shipbuilder Westplast AS’s new seismic survey vessel WP950. The vessel is powered by twin 15in TraktorJet TJ 381 water jets, which can propel the vessel to 28 knots and provide 6393lb of bollard pull…

Conference delineates steady effort to open the Arctic

Jan 09, 2013

Delegates at the Arctic Technology Conference, held recently in Houston, examined the potential of the region to the oil & gas industry. Victor Schmidt and Nina Rach listened in.Two Russian icebreakers create a wide path for the LNG carrier…

Kulluk towed to safety

Jan 08, 2013

Shell drillship finds safe harbor at Kiliuda Kulluk in transit (Photo: Coast Guard Operations Specialist 3 Dale Arnould.)Recovery teams were able to tow Shell’s Arctic-class drillship The Kulluk to Kiliuda Bay where it is now anchored at a safe harbor at Kodiak Island…

Kulluk runs aground

Jan 04, 2013

Shell drillship Kulluk ran aground off AlaskaKulluk aground (Photo: USCG)Calmer weather has allowed a recovery team to board Shell’s Arctic-class drillship, The Kulluk, which ran aground on 31 December 2012.During tow from Alaska to Seattle…

Surf and turf

Jan 04, 2013

With the acquisition of the Caesar and Express pipelay vessels, recent delivery of the Lewek Connector and anticipation mounting over the newbuild Lewek Constellation ice-class multi-lay vessel, Emas AMC is aiming for a share of the high-end offshore construction business…

Ultra-deepwater ships poised to join the fleet

Jan 01, 2013

The Atwood Advantage dockside at Daewoo’s yard in South Korea.The newest ultra-deepwater drillships joining the fleet this year will be capable of working in 12-14,000ft (3658-4267m) water depths and drilling to 40,000ft. Ultra-deepwater…

Wartsila to design COSL ships

Dec 19, 2012

Wartsila will design six new ships for COSL Wärtsilä, the marine industry's leading solutions and services provider, has signed a contract with China Oilfield Services Ltd (COSL) to supply the designs for a total of six new ships. The two…

Wartsila in Harvey Gulf supply pact

Dec 07, 2012

Vessel illustrationWartsila supplies LNG package for Harvey GulfHarvey Gulf has chosen Wärtsilä to supply a complete LNG package, including propulsion, auxiliaries and controls, for its new STX Marine-designed offshore support vessel bound for the U…

Maersk Guardian receives J D Neuhaus hoists

Nov 28, 2012

Hoists on the Maersk GuardianFour J D Neuhaus type EH50 air operated monorail hoists have been supplied and mounted by Westcon Løfteteknikk AS of Bergen to the Maersk offshore rig Guardian.These products have been specified for the synchronized lifting and handling of an 18…

Smit Lamnalco orders three new vessels

Nov 27, 2012

Smit Lamnalco has renewed its marine support services contract with oil major Shell in Gabon, in a deal that has triggered investment in three auxiliary vessel newbuildings.The five year contract renewal extends an uninterrupted relationship…

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