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Statoil hits again at Aasta Hansteen

Apr 13, 2015

Statoil confirmed its second discovery in the Aasta Hansteen area with the Roald Rygg prospect in the Norwegian Sea. Map of Roald Rygg. From Statoil.   The gas discovery was made at…

Oceangoing giants

Apr 01, 2015

Rotterdam was home to three giants of the sea in early March – offshore industry flagships, not least Allseas’ newly renamed Pioneering Spirit. Elaine Maslin took a tour. Pioneering Spirit’s lifting beams loom from its bows…

Ennsub unveils DEEP 4000

Dec 19, 2014

Ennsub has completed the design and manufacture of two innovative workclass remotely operated vehicle (WROV) deployment systems, designed and manufactured for ROVOP and are due to be installed into a new build, tier one pipelay vessel early 2015…

Ranger 2 commissioned for Pieter Schelte

Dec 17, 2014

The Swiss-based Allseas Group selected Sonardyne’s Ranger 2 Ultra-Short Baseline (USBL) acoustic positioning system for the world’s largest pipelay and platform installation/decommissioning vessel, Pieter Schelte. The Ranger 2 USBL system…

ABB wins Wuchang Shipbuilding contract

Dec 08, 2014

A new offshore construction vessel, to be built by Wuchang Shipbuilding Industry Group Co. will be the first to include ABB’s integrated power and automation solution, which consists of the company’s power, propulsion, and 800xA control and safety system…

Going deep and getting heavy

Dec 01, 2014

The global fleets are growing – not least in order to cater for new deep water challenges. Fred Tholen takes a look. Subsea 7’s new heavy construction vessel, under construction in South Korea…

Technip wins EnQuest subsea work

Oct 29, 2014

EnQuest awarded Technip an engineering, procurement, installation and construction (EPCI) contract for the Kraken development. Technip's Deep Energy. From Technip.   Kraken is located in the North Sea…

Ceona updates Amazon progress

Sep 03, 2014

Ceona has successfully floated the Ceona Amazon pipelay vessel from the Lloyd Werft yard in Bremerhaven, Germany, the company announced on 3 September 2014. Completion is scheduled for November. Work at Bremerhaven follows successful floatation at Crist yard in Poland back in April…

A look at Ceona’s Polar Onyx PLSV

Sep 01, 2014

Claudio Paschoa takes a look at Ceona’s vertical pipelay vessel, Polar Oynx, now serving Petrobras offshore Brazil. Polar Onyx  in the Storfjord in Norway. Photo from Norsk Skipsfarts Forum. With…

A new concept in efficient pipelay

Sep 01, 2014

MacKinnon Marine’s Alex Jackson discusses the merits of the company’s new spiral pre-lay system, which seeks to bring pipe construction closer to the lay site and eliminate the need for a spool base. Fig…

PLSV Sapura Diamante sea trials

Jul 23, 2014

Watch as pipelay support vessel Sapura Diamante undergoes trials in the North Sea. IHC Merwede's fully-integrated pipelay vessel, a first for the Dutch shipbuilder, was contracted by SapuraKencana and Seadrill Brazilian joint venture…

Odebrecht Oil & Gas names Simoes new CEO

Jul 22, 2014

Brazilian drilling contractor Odebrecht Oil & Gas (OOG) announced that Roberto Simões will take over as the company CEO. Simões has been VP at Odebrecht since 2012, replacing Roberto Ramos. Odebrecht SA incorporated Odebrecht Óleo e Gás in 2006…

DBR providing gensets for six new pipelay vessels

Jun 06, 2014

Dutch manufacturer DBR BV will supply emergency/harbor diesel generator sets for six new pipelaying vessels under construction at IHC Merwede in the Netherlands for Subsea 7 and SapuraKencana. The order for the custom-engineered units, generating up to 1875 kVA…

McDermott to open new GOM spoolbase

May 19, 2014

A McDermott International, Inc. subsidiary has signed a lease agreement with the Mississippi Development Authority and the Mississippi State Port Authority for the exclusive right to operate a spoolbase and marine operations base in the Port of Gulfport…

OTC14: ROVOP inks contract for ROVs with FMC

May 12, 2014

Subsea specialist ROVOP has announced that it will take delivery of five new remotely operated vehicles (ROVs), representing an investment of £17million (approx. US$28million). The ROVs include two UHD-III’s, which are the most advanced heavy-duty work-class vehicles in the market…

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