Vessels News


OTC.13: Subsea 7 on heated pipelines

May 08, 2013

Technology is a big focus for Subsea 7 during OTC week, with a raft of speakers from the firm talking on everything from Pipe-in-Pipe (PIP) developments to deepwater solutions.  The firm’s latest kit—including the Seven Borealis—is also on show at the firm’s booth (1641)…

OTC.13: GE launches new DP system

May 07, 2013

GE’s Power Conversion business (NYSE: GE) announces that they are bringing enhanced operability to the company’s Dynamic Positioning (DP) system. The latest version, being launched at OTC, is more energy-efficient, better integrated, and—most importantly—more ’mariner friendly’…

OTC.13: GE launches new thruster

May 06, 2013

In a move that could change the way the maritime industry views propulsion technology, GE’s Power Conversion business has increased its offshore systems portfolio with Inovelis, a podded thruster with unmatched fuel efficiency and overall performance…

EMGS wins Norwegian Sea contract

May 03, 2013

Electromagnetic Geoservices ASA (EMGS) has signed a data licensing agreement worth USD 6.4 million for the provision of 3D controlled-source electromagnetic (CSEM) and magnetotelluric (MT) data from EMGS's multi-client data library in the Norwegian Sea…

Spectrum starts Lebanon 3D Seismic

May 02, 2013

Spectrum has announced the start of another Multi-Client 3D survey in the Levantine Basin offshore Lebanon. This new survey covers approximately 2,200 square kilometers and the acquisition will be performed by Polarcus using its 12-streamer vessel 'Adira'…

Derick Bourg takes charge of offshore construction at Chet Morrison

May 01, 2013

Houma, Louisiana-based Chet Morrison Contractors announced today that Derick Bourg is now the Vice President of the Fabrication and Offshore Construction department. He has headed the Harvey Fabrication Facility for Chet Morrison Contractors for the last 16 years…

OTC.13: IHC Merwede presents vessels, technological innovations

May 01, 2013

The IHC Merwede stand (number 2625) will feature a diverse range of innovative vessels, advanced equipment and life-cycle support activities at this year’s Offshore Technology Conference (OTC). The company is exhibiting at the annual event in Texas…

PGS' Ramform Sovereign

Apr 30, 2013

With 70m broad stern, Petroleum GeoServices' (PGS) new Ramform Titan holds the honor of being the widest streamer vessel, capable of towing 24 streamers. Before the Ramford Titan, there was the 22 streamer Ramford Sovereign. Unveiled in 2008…

Siem Offshore orders cable layer

Apr 30, 2013

Siem Offshore has entered into a shipbuilding-contract with Remontowa Shipbuilding S.A. in Poland.   The contract has been signed for the construction of a dynamically positioned Cable Lay Vessel (“CLV”) scheduled for delivery in April 2015…

PGS orders two vessels from MHI

Apr 25, 2013

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) has received an order for two vessels capable of three-dimensional (3D) seismic data acquisition for sea bottom resource exploration from Petroleum Geo-Services ASA (PGS), a leading company in marine seismic and reservoir data acquisition…

Veripos signs new Aberdeen HQ

Apr 24, 2013

Veripos is delighted to announce that on 23 April, the company concluded an agreement with developers after receiving planning consent for a new global headquarters and regional support base in Aberdeen. The building will be owned by Veripos…

NorSea Group invests in Scrabster

Apr 24, 2013

NorSea Group, the leading supplier of base services and integrated logistics systems to the Norwegian oil and gas industry, and the Scrabster Harbour Trust in Caithness have just signed an agreement which will result in major investment and new job prospects for the local economy…

Smit Lamnalco launches vessels

Apr 24, 2013

A welcoming ceremony was held for two newbuild vessels SL Gabon and SL Libreville at Port‐Gentil, Gabon on 17 April. Among those attending the ceremony were the Minister Delegate of Transport Mr Emmanuel Jean Didier Biye, the Governor of the Ogooué Maritime Province Mr Martin Boguikouma…

Ulstein chain type stinger handling in spotlight

Apr 23, 2013

ULSTEIN is currently customizing their innovative Chain type Stinger Handling system concept for three different companies on three different continents. The compact system improves both the vessel design and pipe-lay operations, and as acknowledgment on April 16th 2013…

Orca sings for Anadarko

Apr 18, 2013

Anadarko Petroleum encountered approximately 190ft (58m) of net natural gas pay at its Orca-1 discovery well, off Mozambique, the company announced on April 18, 2013. The gas discovery is contained in a Paleocene fan system at Offshore Area 1 in the Rovuma Basin…

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