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Cyprus: EU 'Appeasement' of Turkey in Exploration Dispute will Go Nowhere

Aug 17, 2020

Cyprus on Monday criticized European Union partners over what it said was diffidence amounting to 'a policy of appeasement' in dealing with Turkey, locked in a stand-off with Cyprus and Greece over energy exploration in the eastern Mediterranean…

Gallery: Allseas Completes Tyra Removal Work Off Denmark

Aug 17, 2020

Allseas’ heavy lift vessel Pioneering Spirit has completed a removal campaign of processing and accommodation topsides and flare jackets as part of the Tyra Redevelopment Project for Total E&P Denmark. 'Over the last two weeks, Pioneering Spirit removed more than 27…

Erdogan: Turkey will Retaliate to Any Attack on Seismic Vessel in Mediterranean

Aug 14, 2020

President Tayyip Erdogan warned Greece on Friday that Turkey will retaliate against any attack on its survey vessel Oruc Reis in the eastern Mediterranean in an escalating row between the NATO allies over gas and oil exploration in the region…

Greek, Turkish Warships in 'Mini-Collision' Amid Mediterranean Exploration Dispute

Aug 14, 2020

A Greek and a Turkish warship were involved in a mini-collision on Wednesday during a standoff in the eastern Mediterranean, a Greek defense source said, describing it as an 'accident'.Tensions have risen this week after Turkey sent a survey vessel to the region…

Fugro Charters CSV Southern Ocean for Work in Australia

Aug 14, 2020

Dutch offshore geotechnical services company Fugro has chartered the construction support vessel Southern Ocean for work offshore Australia.CSV Southern Ocean is jointly owned by Bourbon and Oceanteam. Works under the contract with Fugro are scheduled to start in Q4 2020…

PGS Rejects TGS' 'Opportunistic' $600M Offer for Seismic Data Library

Aug 13, 2020

Norwegian offshore seismic surveyor PGS has rejected a $600 million offer to sell its multi-client library to compatriot and rival TGS, deeming it opportunistic, given the dire situation for seismic data companies caused by low oil prices.In an unsolicited…

DOF Subsea Scores Multiple Vessel Charters in Atlantic Region

Aug 13, 2020

Norwegian offshore support vessel owner DOF Subsea has said it has won several new contracts for survey, inspection, maintenance & repair, and decommissioning. 'A selection of the vessels in the DOF Subsea fleet shall be deployed to undertake the work…

BP: No Plans to Sell Azeri Offshore Fields Despite Renewables Push

Aug 13, 2020

British oil major BP has no plans to scale down its oil and gas business in Azerbaijan amid global plans to rebalance its portfolio towards renewables, Bakhtiyar Aslanbayli, BP's vice president for Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Turkey, said.Sources…

Ocean Installer Charters Solstad's Construction Support Vessel

Aug 13, 2020

Norwegian offshore installation company Ocean Installer has awarded Solstad Offshore a contract for the Normand Vision construction support vessel.Solstad Offshore said Thursday that the contract would start in the first quarter [of 2020] and the firm and optional periods cover the majority of 2021…

France to Increase Mediterranean Military Presence over Turkish Oil & Gas Exploration

Aug 13, 2020

France will increase its military presence in the eastern Mediterranean, President Emmanuel Macron said on Wednesday, calling on Turkey to halt oil and gas exploration in disputed waters that has heightened tensions with Greece.The French leader…

Hermitage Offshore Services Files for Chapter 11

Aug 12, 2020

Offshore vessel owner Hermitage Offshore Services, hit by prolonged low oil prices and business fallout from the coronavirus pandemic, said it has voluntarily filed for reorganization under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York…

Nigeria Convicts Three Men Under New Anti-piracy Law

Aug 12, 2020

A Nigerian court made the first convictions under a new anti-piracy law, giving hope to the world's shipping fleets that legal reforms will help stem rising attacks in the Gulf of Guinea.The three men fined by the court in Port Harcourt, Nigeria's oil hub…

DOF Sells Two Offshore Vessels

Aug 12, 2020

Oslo-listed offshore vessel owner DOF has through its subsidiary DOF Rederi sold two offshore vessels.DOF said Wednesday it had sold the 2002-built anchor handler Skandi Giant. The AHTS unit has been sold to an unnamed international buyer for an undisclosed fee…

PHOTO: Heerema Breaks Own Heavy-lift Record with Brent Alpha Jacket Removal

Aug 12, 2020

Heerema Marine Contractors' giant semi-submersible crane vessel Sleipnir has broken its recently set heavy lifting record with the removal of Shell's 10100 mT Brent Alpha jacket in the UK North Sea.'This single jacket lift breaks Sleipnir’s recent record for lifting the 8100 mT Jotun-B jacket…

Solstad Nets Offshore Wind Deal for Normand Baltic Vessel

Aug 12, 2020

Solstad Offshore's construction support vessel Normand Baltic has won an offshore wind gig in Taiwan.The Norwegian offshore vessel owner said Wednesday the contract for the use of the 2010-built  Normand Baltic was with undisclosed EPIC contractor…

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